Participate in the annual West Yellowstone Ski Festival, November 21-25, 2017

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.

Bingo Night at The Branch

Beginning in December, 2018, Bingo comes to The Branch Restaurant and Bar in West Yellowstone! This isn't your grandma's game; anyone age 18 and older is welcome to play for prizes, and a number of special theme dates are available including an Ugly Sweater Contest on December 22, "Back to the 80's" on January 11, and Football Spirit on February 2.

Dates:

  • Friday, December 14
  • Saturday, December 22 - Ugly Sweater Contest
  • Friday, December 28
  • Saturday, January 5
  • Friday, January 11 - Back to the 80's
  • Thursday, January 24
  • Saturday, February 2 - Football Spirit
  • Friday, February 15
  • Friday, February 22
  • Friday, March 15

Price:

  • $2 / Sheet
  • $20 / Book
  • $3 / Blackout Boards

Time: Doors open at 6:30 PM; Starts at 7:00 PM
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

SPAM Cup Nordic Ski Race

December 15, 2018

The SPAM Cup race series was developed by West Yellowstone locals to give skiers of all ages and abilities the opportunity to try Nordic ski racing for a low cost, and without the pressure of a SuperTour or other major race series. Skiers of all ages and abilities are invited to compete in Freestyle, 1k, 5k, and 10k races for the coveted custom-designed West Yellowstone Ski Team decorated can of SPAM (you know you want one!). Spectators are welcome! Day-of registration is available at the Rendezvous Trailhead Building from 8:30 am to 9:45 am, with the races starting at 10:00 am.

To register, or for more information, please visit the official website.

Date: December 15, 2018
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Annual Christmas Stroll and Parade of LIghts

December 15, 2018

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 15, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #1

December 15-16, 2018

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 15-16, 2018
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Christmas Buffet at The Branch Restaurant

December 25, 2018

Bring your family and friends and celebrate the holidays in style at this delicious Christmas Buffet at The Branch Restaurant, located next to the Holiday Inn® West Yellowstone.

Cost is $29.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids age 5-12, children 4 and under eat FREE. Reservations are recommended but not required. Call 406-646-7365 to reserve your seats!

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Price: Adults $29.95 / Children (ages 5-12) $12.95 / Children age 4 and under Eat Free
Date: December 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

New Year's Eve at The Branch

December 31, 2018

Join us on New Year's Eve at The Branch Restaurant and Bar, and help us ring in the new year! We will be counting down the New Year on East Coast time, as we watch the ball drop LIVE in Times Square, with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight (10:00 PM our time). You'll be living in 2019 a whole two hours earlier than our neighbors! In addition, our bar will stay open until 11:00 PM, and we will be offering a family friendly celebration for the kids in our game room until midnight, with cookies, hot chocolate, and sparkling juice. Party favors will be available all night.

We hope to see you here!

Date: December 31, 2018
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Hebgen Lake Ice Fishing Tournament

January 12-14, 2019

Hebgen Lake, located just north of West Yellowstone, is one of the best fishing spots around, with at least a foot of solid ice during the winter and a healthy stock of trout and gulpers. On one special weekend in January, you can participate in one of West Yellowstone's most popular winter pastimes; ice fishing! This will be a full weekend of fun, with a social hour on Friday with games for kids followed by dinner in West Yellowstone, a Kids Ice Camp on Saturday where kids will learn the basics of ice fishing, and the grand event on Sunday, beginning just after daylight until 1:00 pm, followed by weigh in and awards.

To register, or for more information, please visit the official tournament website.

Date: January 12-14, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #2

January 19-20, 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: January 19-20, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #3

February 2-3, 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: February 2-3, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Rendezvous Ski Races

March 2, 2019

Held on the first Saturday in March on the world-class Rendezvous Ski Trails, this event draws hundreds of cross-country skiers. With the blast of a black powder canon, racers sprint out to compete in a variety of age classes and distances in both classic and freestyle of 5 to 50K lengths. With grooming provided by Yellowstone Track Systems, this is arguably the best track to be found all year.

In conjunction with the Marathon race is the West Yellowstone Youth Festival, only for kids and sponsored by the West Yellowstone Ski Education Foundation. The Youth Festival is an opportunity for our future Olympians, World Cup Skiers and National Masters competitors to participate in an event that is just for them. A series of fun events such as obstacle course, matched sprints, relay and speed trap are included.

To register, or for more information, please visit the official website.

Date: March 2, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Kids'N'Snow Weekend #4

March 2-3, 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: March 2-3, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Skijor USA National Finals

March 9-10, 2019

Have you ever heard of Skijoring before? For many people, this is an unfamiliar term, but trust us when we say you will DEFINITELY want to mark your calendars for this event!

Skijoring is a competition where a horse and rider pulls a skier through a course that has gates, jumps, and rings. Skiers are timed through the course, and scores are based on how many gates or jumps were missed, and by missing or dropping the baton or any of the rings. The event is every bit as exciting as it sounds, but the best news of all is the 2019 Skijor USA National Finals will be held right here in West Yellowstone this year!

Join us on March 9 and 10 for this thrilling spectator sport that's unlike anything you have ever seen!

For more information (and some incredible photos!) please visit the official Skijor International website.

Date: March 9-10, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Snowmobile EXPO

March 15-17, 2019

Come to West Yellowstone and join us for this year's Snowmobile EXPO! Don't miss the action March 15-17, 2019!

EXPO is recognized as the "Largest Snowmobile Event in the West", so don't miss your chance to join in the fun. Snowmobile manufacturers will unveil their new 2019 models to the public for the first time in the Rocky Mountain West; clothing, aftermarket parts, and powersports exhibits will be on display; go for a demo ride on one of the new snowmobiles; watch a number of high-intensity races; enjoy vintage snowmobile shows and races; and nighttime activities include a "funny money" Casino night, live entertainment, and plenty of laughs.

For a list of activities, including race information and registration, visit www.snowmobileexpo.com.

Date: March 15-17, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308

Cycle Only Days

Early April - April 19, 2019

A perfect way to spend a spring day!

Yellowstone's West Entrance road opens exclusively to non-motorized travel in early April, 2019 (there is no set date). Pedestrians and cyclists can ride in Yellowstone before the Park is open for public automobiles or buses. Check with the park for exact open routes, but you can usually ride from West Yellowstone to Madison Junction, then on to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or Mammoth Hot Springs (the road between Madison and Old Faithful remains closed to all until roads open for motorized travel). Feet and rollerblades are welcome too.

Visit the National Park Service website for more information.

Date: Early April - April 19, 2019
Delaware North Yellowstone
877-600-4308