FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 INCLUDED IN YOUR 6 and 5-day FESTIVAL & SUMMIT FESTIVAL PASS
New in 2017, on Friday, the Festival will be providing a variety of unique in-field experiences and workshops to connect you with the beauty and wildness of this valley in a more meaningful way. Workshops and expeditions are included in your 6 and 5-day Festival & Summit. Non-delegates can participate, as space is available, for a fee. Friday, Sept. 29 kicks off our in-town public programming, WILD Fest. We invite you to stay on to be a part of the weekend celebration, and have arranged special discounts with local hotels and restaurants! Programming for WILD Fest includes filmmaker screenings and talkback sessions and ticketed keynote events. Those wishing to observe Yom Kippur are invited to join the Jackson Hole Chaverim.
Wildlife Safaris (AM + PM)
Join our partner Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures for a 4-hour sunrise or sunset tour of Grand Teton National Park with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. During the fall, they'll hit the back roads of Jackson Hole to escape the crowds and seek out our favorite hotspots for uninterrupted observation of wildlife, including moose, elk, bison, pronghorn antelope, mule deer, wolves, black bears, grizzly bears, bald eagles, and trumpeter swans. This excursion will require advance sign up.
Filmmaking Workshop in Grand Teton National Park
Experience the beauty of our valley through the lens with one of your favorite camera manufacturers. More details to come.
River Outing in Grand Teton National Park
A guided Wild and Scenic Raft Trip down the Snake River is by far one of the top activities not to miss! For ten miles along the Snake River, our guides will show you amazing Teton views, share in-depth knowledge about the local flora and fauna, and often you’ll get a close-up view of wildlife, including bald eagle, moose, bison, elk, osprey, and beavers. This trip will be dependent on water levels. If water levels are too low to launch, we will reschedule all participants for other excursions.
UAV (Drone) Workshop
This workshop will open up the possibilities of drone flying, in small groups will focus on a nearby ranch in Jackson Hole. More details to come.
Grand Teton National Park Hike with a Naturalist
Specializing in customized trips with expert naturalist hiking guides, Hole Hiking will take you off the beaten path to explore the more peaceful corners of the valley and beyond. Their knowledgeable staff will educate you on the flora, fauna, geology and history of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Tour of the National Museum of Wildlife Art
Join fellow delegates on a private tour of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, which holds more than 5,000 works of art representing wild animals from around the world. Featuring work by prominent artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius, the Museum’s unsurpassed permanent collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, from 2500 B.C. to the present.
Jackson Hole Food Tour
Experience the unique food culture of Jackson Hole, with a group of fellow Festival goers. The three hour tour will mix delicious food, beautiful scenery and a locals insight into the town of Jackson. The visit will include 4-6 exquisite restaurants and decadent eateries to satisfy your appetite. In-between stops our tour guide will explore the rich history, culture and future of this unique mountain town.