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Top Things to do in October!
The Jackson Hole valley's top event picks for October, 2016.

Top Things to do in October in Jackson Hole!

The Jackson Hole valley's top event picks for October, 2016.


TEDxJacksonHole : Passion, event website
October 2
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM
Location: Center for the Arts

What does Jackson do better than most? Locally created and organized events that bring the entire community together. TEDxJacksonHole is just that. TEDx, where the x stands for independently organized TED events, is a night spent conversating and sharing ideas. A true TED talk experience in our home town. Led with a TEDTalks video and live speakers, the intimate group of attendees will have the ability to share their thoughts and discuss the topic, Passion, and how it thrives in our community. 

Stop in a bit early for a happy hour of sorts, full of food, music, and pre-TEDtalk mingling. A big thank you to the TEDxJacksonHole Organizing Committee of Emy DiGrappa, Julie Kling, Drusilla Lawton, Mel Orchard, Lisa Samford, and Susan Thulin.

2015’s TEDx focused on Resilience. See a glimpse of Ellen Gallant’s “The Mountain is Calling” to get a feel for what this amazing, local event is all about.

TEDxJacksonHole is a project of Jackson Hole WILD.

Jackson Hole WILDScienceevent website
October 7-9
Time: 10AM - 7PM
Location: Center for the Arts

Every fall, WILD Festival takes over Jackson with a new themes and workshops. 2016 will focus on Science, allowing attendees to discover all of sides of this vast topic through experiences of touch, sight, sound, and taste. This all ages event has activities for everyone to enjoy. Local innovators will lead the show, showcasing how science isn’t just a high class requirement but something that affects our daily lives.

Jackson Hole WILD aims to connect people to the natural world through media, presenting engaging films, speakers and interactive events focused on science and nature throughout the year.

Jackson Hole Wild Workshops
Covering such a wide array of science-based topics, Wild’s workshops are fun and informative. A perfect way to spend a Saturday.

Organ Dissections : St. John's Medical Center
Cow eyeball: 10:30AM, 1:30PM
Cow heart: 11:30AM, 2:30PM
Sheep brain: 12:30PM, 3:30PM
Get an up close and personal look on the insides of cow eyeballs and hearts! 

The Science Behind CSI : Idaho National Laboratories 
Every hour
Cost: Free
TV shows make the world of crime scene investigate look quick and easy but take a deeper look into the science and find the true answers. Hunt for clues and see if your solution is the real scenario. 

Minecraft Magic: Learning code with a computer game : Valley of the Tetons Library
Cost & Time: TBD
Learn the basics of coding through a video game. You will have the opportunity to develop new aspects to Minecraft and play it too!

Art & The Cosmic Connection : Eurekus/NASA Curriculum
Times: 10AM, 12PM, 2PM
Cost: $12 per person
Geared towards students of all ages wanting to understand the amazing image returned by NASA missions traveling to the far reaches of our solar system. 

Gross Science Microscopic Adventure : St. John's Medical Center
Every hour
Cost: Free
So much of our world you can’t see through the naked eye. Take a look through a microscope and gain a whole new perspective of your surroundings. 

DMNS Virtual Science Academy: Lung Dissection: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
3rd - 5th grade: 12 - 12:45PM
6th - 8th grade: 2 - 2:45PM
Cost: Free
Students will get to peer into the respiratory system and explore the lungs through activities and develop observations.

Explore the Skies : Wyoming Stargazing
Every hour
Cost: TBD
Take a virtual tour of the Solar System and the Milky Way Galaxy inside an inflatable planetarium. 

Science of Fermentation : Daily Roots
11AM - 1PM
2PM - 4PM
Cost: $15 per person
Learn the ins and outs of fermented foods - which methods are beneficial for your health and even an in-class demonstration that will give you the tools to make your very own sauerkraut. 

Find all of the details for the workshops here!


The SHIFT Festival
, event website

October 13-15
Location: Center for the Arts
Tickets: $50 - $200 (buy yours here!)

Outdoor Rec & Our Public Lands, 2016’s theme, focuses on three main topics: the public land transfer movement; funding for public lands; and next-generation engagement and cultural relevancy. This year’s highlight of the festival is The SHIFT Summit, an in-depth look at the opportunities and challenges of outdoor recreation and conservation. Held at Snow King Resort, the Summit will include panel discussions, breakout groups, and networking opportunities focused around the three main topics.

The 2016 SHIFT Festival’s evening entertainment, which will be held at the Center for the Arts, includes:

Terry Tempest Williams: Our Public Lands
Thursday, October 13, 7PM - 9PM
Terry, a renowned author and activist, present a noteworthy depiction of the complexity of our public lands.

Adventure, Inspired Film Program, featuring Stacy Bare
Friday, October 14, 7PM - 10PM
The film program will explore the adventures of outdoor recreationalists lead by the keynote speaker Stacy Bare, recipient of the 2015 SHIFT Adventure Athlete award.

The People’s Banquet, featuring Steven Rinella
Saturday, October 15, 5PM - 10PM
The modern-day outdoorsman will be the keynote speaker at The People’s Banquet at the 2016 SHIFT Festival. The banquet matches local chefs and farmers, bakers, and brewers to create a series of locally sourced small plates creating one of the top foodie events in Jackson of the year. 

View the full schedule of events!


Trick or Treat on Town Square and Costume Contest, event website

October 31
Time: 3PM - 5:30PM (contest usually at 4:30PM)
Location: Town Square

This Halloween head over to Town Square to participate in the age group based costume contest (adults too!). Prizes for all of the categories. Don’t miss trick or treating at the local businesses as well. 


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