In many ways, this year’s Fourth of July fireworks in Jackson Hole resembled celebrations of old: sacks of popcorn, glow-in-the-dark bracelets and thunderous booms.

The traditional displays of red, white and blue for America’s Independence Day provided some families an excuse to reunite, and for many the union meant the fulfillment of travel plans postponed by years of pandemic uncertainty.

Snow King celebrates July 4th

Spectators watch the fireworks display at Snow King to celebrate the Fourth of July on Monday.

Snow King celebrates July 4th

Mad River guide Justin Brammer, 30, spins a set of festive poi balls Monday evening in front of Snow King before the fireworks display gets underway. Brammer said he has a special appreciation for the U.S., having lived in 48 different states over the past 12 years.

Snow King celebrates July 4th

Jackson residents Meghan Lori, Tom Merkt and Jason Boyd watch the fireworks over Snow King Mountain on Monday evening from the curb along Snow King Avenue.

Contact Evan Robinson-Johnson at 732-5901 or

Evan Robinson-Johnson covers issues residents face on a daily basis, from smoky skies to housing insecurity. Originally from New England, he has settled in east Jackson and avoids crowds by rollerblading through the alleyways.

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