May 31-June 3, 2023


The 2nd Annual Snake River Fest includes the Wyoming Whitewater Championships, a series of whitewater competitions hosted by the Jackson Hole Kayak Club. These races are fun for the competitors and a blast for spectators! Registration fees, skill requirements, and prizes vary by competition. If cost is prohibitive, please reach out.


A pillar of Snake River Fest is accessible river education — whether you’re interested in river boating, fly fishing, stewardship, or simply exploring the outdoor world, we’ll have plenty of learning opportunities for the whole family. Many of our clinics and workshops are free of charge, while others are donation-based or require a small fee. See events schedule to register if necessary.


Join us throughout Snake River Fest for live music, food, beer, and events like the Wild Rivers Film Festival. The festivities culminate in our Saturday Festival Village finale! Many happenings are free of charge, but make sure to check age requirements and reserve a spot or purchase tickets if necessary. We can’t wait to celebrate our river with you!

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Wednesday, May 31


Tribal Water & Wild Rivers Film Tour · JH Center for the Arts · Doors at 6:00pm

Presented by Snake River Fund, Greater Yellowstone Coalition, and American Rivers

Tribal Waters is an in-depth look at social injustice and ecological devastation the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Tribes face as a result of management of Diversion Dam on the Big Wind River.

Wild Rivers Film Tour is a collection of short films that celebrate the wild rivers of the west.

This evening is a benefit for Water Resource Projects happing on the Wind River Indian Reservation.


Click Here to Buy Your Tickets

Thursday, June 1


Freestyle Kayak + Surf Competition • Lunch Counter/Kings Wave • 3PM Sharp

Presented by Jackson Hole Kayak Club

Kayakers and surfers are encouraged to compete in this one of a kind jam session! Kayakers will be judged in a familiar rodeo format, surfers will be judged as people’s choice. All are welcome to watch and cheer!

Click Here to Register

Friday, June 2


Wyoming Whitewater Championship Races • Race Start: 5PM Sharp

Presented by Jackson Hole Kayak Club

Join us for a downriver race on the iconic Class II/III Hoback River. All crafts and all ages allowed.

Click here to register for the race


Party on the Hoback • Gilcrease Cabin • 6PM till Late

Presented by Jackson Hole Kayak Club

Hot food, cold beer, on-site camping.

Click Here for Directions to the Gilcrease Property!

Live Music by Hot Pocket and Late Night DJ!

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Saturday, June 3


Greys River BoaterX • Alpine, WY • 12PM

Presented by Jackson Hole Kayak Club

Paddle head to head against the region’s best paddlers on the area’s hardest rapid, Snaggletooth. Expert kayakers only. Includes a separate junior category! 

Click here to register


Festival Village • Astoria Park Conservancy • 2PM - 8PM

Presented by Snake River Fund & Jackson Hole Kayak Club

Bring your PFD and your dancing shoes for a whole day of river related celebration! Practice your throwbag and first aid skills, Soak in the Hot Springs, shop from a variety of river-related vendors, and learn about conservation efforts from local non-profit partners. Food trucks, cold beer, and live music into the evening. Please carpool or take a shuttle and be sure to drink responsibly!

FREE MUSIC by Marmot Ate My Boots, Jalan Crossland, and Banshee Tree!

Please Click Here to Register for Clinics

Please Click Here to Reserve your Spot in the Hot Springs

Please Click Here to Register as a Festival Village Vendor

Why drive? Take the shuttle!

Parking at Astoria Park Conservancy is limited and the beer will be flowing.

Snake River Fest is providing shuttle service from the town of Jackson and Hoback Junction.

Please BUS IT to and from Festival Village!