(Jackson, Wyo.) - Here are 5 free things to do this weekend: *1. Stargazing at R Park:* Tonight, Wyoming Stargazing is hosting free public stargazing at Rendezvous Park in Wilson. During the stargazing events, they will be using their giant Dobsonian Telescope with a 20" primary mirror to show you planets, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and more! They will also bring several iPads with the Star Walk application installed on them so you can explore the heavens while others are looking through the telescopes. The programs will take place from 9:30 - 11:30 p.m. *2. Plein Air Fest, Etc.:* On Saturday starting at 9 a.m., more than 50 artists will gather at the National Museum of Wildlife Art for the 5th Annual “Plein Air Fest, Etc.” This is a family-friendly event that will include live music and indoor programming at 10:30 and 12:30 p.m. with Ranger Doug who will be on hand to discuss the “Vintage Park Posters/Open Studio” exhibit on display in the Wapiti Gallery June 18 through August 18. Get more information about this event in Buckrail's article, "50 artists come to Jackson this weekend to paint en plein air."
*3. Wilson Fire Department - OPEN HOUSE:* On Sunday at 5 p.m., your Wilson
Volunteer Fire Department will be holding an open (fire) house at Station 6
on Teton Village Road. This is an opportunity for kids of all ages to meet
some of your community volunteers, enjoy some BBQ and beverages while
having some hands-on time with our engines, ambulances and apparatus.
*4**. Free Tram Rides for Dads:* On Father's Day, fathers are offered free
tram access all day at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and that tram ticket
provides free access to the Bridger Gondola, now running all day. To say
thank you to all the fathers in Jackson Hole, JHMR is adding one nice cold
beverage *on the house* at any of the three restaurants at the top of the
gondola with their free tram ticket. In addition to the free tram service
for fathers, the Bike Park will be free on Sunday for all kids 17 years and
younger as part of Take Kid Mountain Biking Day. For more information on
the weekend’s events, click here
*5. Sunday Summer BBQ at the Q: *Sunday is the Q Roadhouse and Brewery's
first Sunday Summer BBQ of 2016. Starting at 5 p.m., the event includes
free live music with the Canyon Kids, lawn games, and drinks and food for
Did we miss a great free event this weekend? Connect with us
and let us know what's happening.
*Feature Photo: h/t National Museum of Wildlife Art / Pitchengine
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