Best Summer Night-Life Activities in Teton Valley Idaho
It’s no secret that Teton Valley Idaho is jam-packed with daytime activities that will keep you busy the entire time you visit. But what happens after dinner, when the stars come out and it’s time to relax and have some fun? There’s plenty of nightlife here in the Valley as well, with something appropriate for all ages. If you’re visiting Driggs, Victor, Tetonia, or anywhere here on our side of the Tetons and looking for some fun nightlife activities, here are our Top 5 ideas to ensure you enjoy every minute visiting our valley.
#1: Teton Valley Rodeo
If you love all things Western, then you have to check out the Teton Valley Rodeo. Held every Friday night during the summer at the Teton Valley Fairgrounds, this is a classic family-fun rodeo featuring everything from barrel-racing and steer-wrestling to team roping and bull riding, and even some fun mutton-busting for the kids.
You can buy your tickets ahead of line on their website or pay as you enter. There are lots of food trucks where you can get a meal and/or treats, the seating is close so you can see the action no matter where you sit, and you can’t beat the view as the moon rises over the Tetons in the background as the cowboys and cowgirls show off their skills.
#2: Music on Main Concerts
If you love an open-air concert, then Thursday nights in Victor, Idaho is the place to be for “Music On Main.” Hosted by the Teton Valley Foundation, Music on Main is held right in the center of the city at the Main Street park and attracts huge crowds every week from June through August. Show up early, bring your lawn chairs, and settle in for a night featuring talented artists from all over the nation, a wide variety of food trucks, and local breweries and hard cider options too. Music on Main is one of the most popular events of the summer in Teton Valley and is not to be missed.
#3: Pierre’s Theatre
A historic building located in the heart of Victor, Pierre’s Theatre has alternately served as a playhouse and movie theater for more than 80 years. It first opened in 1941 as a 225-seat theatre before television became all the rage. Fast-forward to today, and after a brief closure during the pandemic, Pierre’s Theatre was revitalized when a new owner took over and soon began implementing their vision to bring Pierre’s back to life. This fun location is located in the center of town, walking distance from great restaurants and attractions, and a fun place to hang out for movies, community theatre plays plays, live music, special screenings, and other fun events. It’s even available to rent for special occasions, so if you’re planning a family reunion, wedding, or other special event with lots of people, this is a great idea for a fun activity.
#4: Rotating Weekly Evening Events
There are a number of other venues that host special events on different nights throughout the summer that you should also check out. Be sure to check the websites we’ve linked here, and get ready to pencil in some great fun.
- Highpoint Cider: A fun industrial space on the edge of the Victor, Highpoint Cider has a large taproom for tastings of their hard cider beverages during the day, and they often host special events on weeknight evenings. Some of the events you can find there include art nights, trivia, bingo, artisan markets, and special festivals.
- Tetonia Club Summer Music Series: A popular place for the 21+ crowd, the Tetonia Club Summer Music Series features more than 20 nights of live music at the Club courtesy of some incredibly talented artists. There’s always lots of food prepared by local guest chef and lots of dancing and music into the night.
- Driggs Downtown Sounds: Located right in the center of Driggs on Main Street in the open-air park, this program sponsored by the Downtown Driggs Association features live music, theatrical products, festivals and more that will appeal too. This summer the Downtown Sounds concert calendar includes rock, world jazz, opera, and chamber music in addition to the Driggs Plein Air Festival and Shakespeare in the Parks. There’s truly something for everyone here in Driggs, Idaho.
- Westside Yard: A popular restaurant/bar and entertainment destination located in Victor, Idaho (just across the street from the always popular Big Hole BBQ restaurant), Westside Yard offers late-night entertainment options, live music under the stars, and the ability to dance and rock well into the night. There is lots of room inside and out, game rooms for kids of all ages, and fun décor including a classic old bus under sparkling outdoor lights.
#5: Smores around the firepit while dark-sky stargazing
Did you know that Teton Valley, Idaho is one of the best places in the country for stargazing? Due to ordinances in place that help control lighting in the valley, visitors can enjoy spectacular night skies with clear views of the Milky Way, Aurora Borealis, shooting starts, comets, and billions of gorgeous stars. If you’re visiting our area, there’s no better nighttime activity than renting a comfortable vacation home, relaxing near a low fire in your backyard with a favorite drink or plates of toasty, yummy s’mores, and million-dollar views right over your head.
We love this valley and we hope you visit us soon to enjoy all it has to offer during the day and during the night. If you’re looking for the perfect Idaho vacation home for you, your family, or a special destination event, we can help. Be sure to check out our website at TetonValleyVacationRentals.com where you can find the right home for your getaway vacation to Teton Valley, Idaho.