Jackson Hole Rendezvous Courtesy Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Round Up: Winter Culture – Celebrate Winter

Whether you’re praying for snow or praying for snow to go away, winter festivals are a celebration of the season and a way to make the most of the cold weather. Here are some winteresque events throughout the Northern Rockies, designed to brighten winter spirits.

Jan. 6- Feb. 4
Whitefish Winter Carnival | Whitefish, MT
Festivities throughout the month include the World Skijoring Championships, a parade, coronation of the king and queen, a disco party, and an overall celebration of snow in the Nordic tradition. whitefishwintercarnival.com

Jan. 25 – 28
Montana Winter Fair | Lewistown, MT
The 73-year-old fair celebrates agriculture, livestock, and the Western way of life. montanawinterfair.com

Jan. 26 – Feb. 4
McCall Winter Carnival  | McCall, ID
This 10-day celebration of all things winter features snow sculptures, parades, live music, and daily events. mccallchamber.org

Feb. 9 –11
Big Sky Big Grass | Big Sky, MT
Music and skiing mingle at Big Sky Resort, with big names in bluegrass playing all weekend. bigskyresort.com

Feb. 16 – 25
Sandpoint Winter Carnival | Sandpoint, ID
Attendees enjoy fireworks and other events at the Schweitzer ski resort, plus related wintry festivities all over town, including live music, parties, a Parade of Lights, K9 Keg Pull, and more. sandpointwintercarnival.com

March 4 – April 9
Music Under the Tram | Jackson Hole, WY
A free spring concert series on Saturdays at 3 p.m. features local bands playing under the tram at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. jacksonhole.com

March 14 –18
Sun Valley Film Festival | Sun Valley, ID
Industry insiders and movie lovers celebrate the art of filmmaking in a majestic mountain town setting. sunvalleyfilmfestival.org

March 16 – 18
Jackson Hole Rendezvous
This spring lifestyle and music festival features live music in downtown Jackson’s Town Square and at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. jacksonhole.com

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