Fall cycling in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Vacations Calendar & Events

Plan Your Day at Yellowstone

When you visit Yellowstone National Park, just stepping outside presents an entire world of things to do. But if you're looking for something more structured, our properties offer their own brand of fun and adventure. Check below for upcoming events and start planning your day-to-day stay here at Yellowstone.

Experiencing Wildlife in Yellowstone

September 3-30, 2019

Whether you're hiking a backcountry trail, camping, or just enjoying the Park's amazing wildlife from the road, this quick workshop is for you and your family. Learn where to look for animals and how to safely enjoy your wildlife watching experience. Meet at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center in West Yellowstone (southwest corner of Yellowstone Avenue and Canyon Street). This program is free of charge and open to the public. Accessible program. 20 minutes.

Date: September 3-30, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 9:50 AM
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Afternoon Talk in West

September 3-30, 2019

A National Park Service ranger will discuss a captivating aspect of Yellowstone's natural or cultural history. Meet at the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum (southwest corner of Yellowstone Avenue and Canyon Street) or the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (201 South Canyon Street). Talks are free and open to the public. There is a fee if you choose to visit the rest of the Yellowstone Historic Center or the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Accessible program. 30 minutes.
  • Yellowstone Historic Center Museum: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Date: September 3-30, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Annual West Yellowstone-Old Faithful Cycle Tour

October 5, 2019

The West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycle Tour is a terrific way to wind down a summer of riding and a unique way to experience Yellowstone National Park. Fall is a gorgeous time to be in Yellowstone, the elk are bugling, the aspens have turned to gold, and the thermal areas are relatively free of crowds. The supported ride is 60 miles round-trip, with options available for one-way travel. Cyclists on the tour can take advantage of two feed stations, three sag wagons, on-course bike mechanics, and end the day with a group meal.

This tour is limited by the National Park Service to the first 350 riders that complete the online registration. You may register online at the official website. Yellowstone National Park passes are required for the ride.

Date: October 5, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Yellowstone National Park Closes for Wheeled Vehicle Travel

November 4, 2019

The West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is scheduled to close for wheeled vehicle travel at 8:00 AM on November 4, 2019. Seasonal closures are planned for the following dates:
  • October 15: Tower Fall to Canyon (Dunraven Pass), Beartooth Highway (US 212 to Red Lodge, MT)
  • November 4: All roads close at 8:00 AM except for the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance
Projected opening date for oversnow travel (conditions permitting) through the West Entrance is December 15, 2019.

Visit the National Park Service website for more details.

Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Yellowstone Ski Festival

November 26-30, 2019

Come to West Yellowstone and join us for this year's Yellowstone Ski Festival, taking place November 26-30, 2019. This event annually attracts over 3,500 skiers from across the United States and Canada, so don't miss your chance to join in the fun!

Returning this year, join us for FREE yoga classes each morning of Ski Week at the Holiday Inn® West Yellowstone from 7:30 to 8:15 am!

View our official Yellowstone Ski Week page for full event details

Date: November 26-30, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Annual Christmas Stroll and Parade of LIghts

December 14, 2019

It's a time of rosy cheeks and laughter. Join your friends and neighbors as we light the town tree, greet Santa, and stroll the shops seeking just the right gifts! The West Yellowstone Christmas Stroll and Parade of Lights has been a tradition of this small town for years, and is the perfect way to bring in the holiday season. This event is free to attend and open to the public.

Date: December 14, 2019
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #1

December 14-15, 2019

Don't miss a special weekend in West Yellowstone filled with fun activities for kids (and families) both outdoors and inside. Practice snowshoeing and learn about nature with a Ranger. Ice skate, or have fun on cross-country skis. Meet a raptor, and other special kids programs at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Join the fun at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink (Pioneer Park, corner of Gibbon Ave and Dunraven St). Warm up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, sled on the sledding hill, and make your own S'mores. All the fixings provided! Bring your own sled for the Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. A limited number of ice skates will be available at no charge (come early for the best selection). Relax with music and conversation. Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age - all Yellowstone visitors welcome!

For full details and schedule information, please visit the official Kids'N'Snow website.

Date: December 14-15, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Yellowstone National Park Opens for Oversnow Travel

December 15, 2019

December 15, 2019 is the projected opening date for snowmobile and snowcoach travel for the winter season (weather permitting). The Park will be open until approximately March 15, 2020 when the roads close in preparation for spring.

Conditions permitting, roads are scheduled to re-open to oversnow travel at 8:00 AM on the following dates:
  • December 15: West Entrance to Old Faithful, Mammoth to Old Faithful, Canyon to Norris, Canyon to Lake, Old Faithful to West Thumb, South Entrance to Lake, Lake to Lake Butte Overlook
  • December 22: East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass)
Guided tours are offered daily through Yellowstone Vacation Tours located in West Yellowstone. Plan your winter getaway now!

Visit the National Park Service website for more details

Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #2

January 11-12, 2020

Don't miss a special weekend in West Yellowstone filled with fun activities for kids (and families) both outdoors and inside. Practice snowshoeing and learn about nature with a Ranger. Ice skate, or have fun on cross-country skis. Meet a raptor, and other special kids programs at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Join the fun at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink (Pioneer Park, corner of Gibbon Ave and Dunraven St). Warm up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, sled on the sledding hill, and make your own S'mores. All the fixings provided! Bring your own sled for the Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. A limited number of ice skates will be available at no charge (come early for the best selection). Relax with music and conversation. Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age - all Yellowstone visitors welcome!

For full details and schedule information, please visit the official Kids'N'Snow website.

Date: January 11-12, 2020
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #3

February 1-2, 2020

Don't miss a special weekend in West Yellowstone filled with fun activities for kids (and families) both outdoors and inside. Practice snowshoeing and learn about nature with a Ranger. Ice skate, or have fun on cross-country skis. Meet a raptor, and other special kids programs at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Join the fun at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink (Pioneer Park, corner of Gibbon Ave and Dunraven St). Warm up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, sled on the sledding hill, and make your own S'mores. All the fixings provided! Bring your own sled for the Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. A limited number of ice skates will be available at no charge (come early for the best selection). Relax with music and conversation. Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age - all Yellowstone visitors welcome!

For full details and schedule information, please visit the official Kids'N'Snow website.

Date: February 1-2, 2020
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #4

March 7-8, 2020

Don't miss a special weekend in West Yellowstone filled with fun activities for kids (and families) both outdoors and inside. Practice snowshoeing and learn about nature with a Ranger. Ice skate, or have fun on cross-country skis. Meet a raptor, and other special kids programs at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Join the fun at the West Yellowstone Ice Rink (Pioneer Park, corner of Gibbon Ave and Dunraven St). Warm up with hot beverages, toast some marshmallows, sled on the sledding hill, and make your own S'mores. All the fixings provided! Bring your own sled for the Kid's Sledding Hill. Or, try out West Yellowstone's ice skating rink. A limited number of ice skates will be available at no charge (come early for the best selection). Relax with music and conversation. Old-fashioned family fun for everyone of every age - all Yellowstone visitors welcome!

For full details and schedule information, please visit the official Kids'N'Snow website.

Date: March 7-8, 2020
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308