For time off with women friends this September, the best place to head is Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
JACKSON, Wyo. (PRWEB) May 14, 2019
Travel trends suggest that 2019 will be a big year for female travel, with articles such as this one from Southern Living explaining why a getaway with girlfriends is scientifically proven to be beneficial to women’s health. For time off with women friends this September, the best place to head is Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the annual Fall Arts Festival in September – and there are several great reasons why.
During the notorious and glorious month of September, the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival takes to the streets of this destination mountain resort town, this year celebrating its 35th anniversary, September 4 – 15, 2019. In September, Jackson’s fresh mountain air is cooler, the leaves on the trees in the dramatic surrounding Tetons begin to shimmer and turn, and the summer crowd has dwindled, but the town is alive with the region’s premier cultural extravaganza, packed with experiences that make for the perfect girls’ getaway.
While the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival truly offers something for everyone, a group of girlfriends may particularly enjoy such socially engaging events as Palates and Palettes, an evening gallery walk along the wooden sidewalks of historic downtown Jackson with accompanying complimentary wine, spirits and bites; the Taste of the Tetons, an open-air tasting fair where the best local chefs provide samples of their culinary artistry; and the QuickDraw, a crowd favorite with dozens of artists painting, sculpting and sketching in real time for spectators to watch and mingle.
Other festival events that often appeal to the ladies include the Jackson Hole Jewelry Co. – East Coast Diamond Trunk Show, which showcases a dazzling selection of natural fancy yellow, green, pink and flawless large-carat white diamonds, all available for purchase with a portion of proceeds going to the National Museum of Wildlife Art and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And an inspiring event for design and architecture enthusiasts is the Jackson Hole Showcase of Homes, a one-day tour to experience some of Jackson’s most spectacular homes and mingle with the area’s talented architects and interior designers.
A signature event of the festival, the Western Design Conference Exhibit + Sale presents best-of-the-West handcrafted home furnishings, fashion and functional art. The event kicks off with its Opening Preview Party on September 4, a lively affair with locals and visitors filling the Snow King Events Center, often dressed to impress with festive Western flair while enjoying cocktails, catered treats, a live runway fashion show and the chance to browse and buy directly from a talented juried roundup of artists and designers.
Jackson Hole, known as “the last of the Old West,” has attracted some recognizable ladies enjoying trips to the Teton Valley in the past few years, including Jennifer Aniston, Chelsea Handler, Sandra Bullock (a regular) and Katherine Heigl to name a few. Yes, Jackson is a small Wyoming town, but it is also a surprisingly large – international – hub for art, music, food and design lovers, backed by jaw-dropping scenery that’s tough to top. And with its famously man-heavy male-to-female ratio, single ladies just might meet some terrific cowboys and mountain-loving men to swing dance with at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, which was recently renovated with upgrades to its notorious stage.
About the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival:
Conveniently located just 20 minutes from the Jackson Hole Airport, Jackson, Wyo., is served by major airlines, including Delta, United, American and SkyWest. Reservation information for Jackson’s numerous hotels, as well as a complete schedule of Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival events taking place Sept. 4 - 15, 2019, may be found at http://www.jacksonholechamber.com. For additional information, contact Maureen Murphy at Jackson Hole Chamber, 307.733.3316.