Summer Events at Mammoth

Summer Events at Mammoth

Warm days, cool nights, and sunny skies welcome you to summertime in Mammoth! If you thought we were famous for our numerous ski trails, heavy snowfalls and amazing powder, then you haven't experienced summer in the Eastern Sierra! From the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox, the hotter half of the year is packed with concerts, food and wine events, fun festivals and activities for everyone.  Check out the complete summer schedule below:


Mammoth Bluegrass Festival | August 30 - September 1

Mammoth Bluegrass Festival features a great array of musicians including Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Peter, Rowan, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, Alan Munde Gazette, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Poor Man's Whiskey, Hot Buttered Rum, Bill Evans and more!

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Kamikaze Bikes Games | September 4-8

The Town of Mammoth Lakes, the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation, and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area have partnered up to produce a new multi-disciplined bike event. Disciplines from both road and mountain will be combined together with entertainment and music to create the ultimate cycling festival.

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Woolly’s Summer Saturdays | Every Saturday in August

Join Woolly for a bike ride, music, face-painting and a parade around the Adventure Center!  A must-attend kids activity for all ages, 1-2pm!

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Bluegrass Festival | August 30-September 1

2nd Annual Mammoth Bluegrass Festival features Bluegrass bands with national recognition. Fun for young and old alike!

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44th Annual Labor Day Festival of the Arts | August 31-September 2

Over 100 fine artists and contemporary craftsmen will present their work at Mammoth Lakes' premier art event, held at Sam's Woods Site. FREE entertainment for kids, art activities, live music from Berel Alexander Ensemble, Lava Moon and more. Delicious food booths, wine tasting, cocktail lounge and Mammoth Brewing Company's beer garden.

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Ned's Mammoth Rock Race 10K | September 1

A fundraiser for the Mammoth High School Cross-Country Running Team presented by the High Sierra Triathlon Club . A strenuous, yet scenic trail run with stunning views.

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Kamikaze Bike Games | September 4-8

Mountain bike racing in all disciplines. Top ranked road rides. Music, food and festivities. 

Campo SpecialLoad up on carbs before the race at Campo and enjoy a large pasta for the price of a small! 

Sushi Rei Special! Kamikaze Roll (salmon, avocado, cream cheese, jalapeno and tempura fried) and a Kamikaze shot for $12

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Mono County Free Fishing Day| September 7

No fishing license is required in Mono County. Pack a picnic, grab and rod and hit one of the many lakes and rivers - a great way to give fishing a try!

Hop 'n' Sage Harvest | September 7

Celebrating the harvest of the Eastern Sierra with great food, brews & bluegrass music.

Tioga Pass Run | September 8

Join the camaraderie of the Tioga Pass Run: 3200 feet of elevation gain over a 12.4 mile course along the shoulder of one of the most scenic highways in the country!

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Dancing with the Docs | September 21

Local doctors take to the stage, competing in the ultimate dance off in this talked about gala fundraiser for Mammoth Hospital. 

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Oktoberfest | September 20-21

A unique Mammoth-blend of traditional fare and family fun activities. Live music, petting zoo, stein challenges and more; all outdoors in The Village at Mammoth. Traditional German fare and family fun activities! 



GO Day - National Get Outdoors Day | June 8

Get outdoors and enjoy naturalist tours and children's activities at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center.

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KidApalooza | June 8

A day of free activities, interactive booths, giveaways, animals, bike rodeo and live family entertainment featuring the Alphabet Rockers.

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Mammoth2Bishop Bike Ride & Finish Line Music Festival | June 15

Kick off your summer riding your bike in the Eastern Sierra Mountains and take part in the inaugural Mammoth2Bishop Fun Bike Ride with Altitude and Finish Line Festival, which will deliver the best combination of scenery, challenging ride with altitude, camaraderie, music, art, humanity and philanthropy. All in an Eco Friendly environment, this will be a Green Event that's all in the name of FUN.

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Inaugural Mammoth Half Marathon | June 23

The inaugural Mammoth Half Marathon is a world-class event with a breathtaking route that carries runners over a scenic course through California's picturesque high sierras, finishing in downtown Mammoth Lakes. The route, starting at nearly 9,000 feet, is downhill and fast.

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Fourth of July Festivities | July 4

Enjoy festivities at The Village, a parade down Main Street, hot dog eating contest, fireworks over the Eastern Sierra and much. much more when you spend your Independence Day in the mountains. 

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Mammoth Food & Wine Experience | July 5-7

A three-day festival of food, wine , and education! World-class chef-led seminars, 120+ wines for everyone from oenophiles to novices, auctions and more. 

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Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee | July 10-14

Cajun, big band, swing, 50s & 60s rock 'n' roll, Dixieland and straight ahead jazz - fun for all! Check out the website for schedules and the different venues. 

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June Lake Triathlon | July 13

The toughest race in the most beautiful place! Set in a beautifully scenic high alpine setting, the community of June Lake sits at 7,600 feet above sea level with breathtaking views of Carson Peak and the Sierra Range surrounding the nestled cluster of high altitude lakes: Grant, Silver, Gull and June. 

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Mammoth 8/24 Hour Endurance Mountain Bike Race | July 27-28

The Mammoth 8/24 Hour Endurance Mountain Bike Race course boasts great flow with a true test of endurance and experience and was designed with relatively low climbing due to a base elevation of 8,413’.

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Villagefest | July 26-27

California's highest rib cook-off with live music, raffles, auction and crafts. 

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Children's Fishing Festival | July 27

Kids 13 and under can catch an Alpers trout, get an event t-shirt, prizes, and more.

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42nd Annual Firefighters' Canoe Races, BBQ and Picnic | July 27-28

Canoe races and barbecue at Horseshoe Lake on Saturday, with a picnic, barbecue and games for all ages at Shady Rest Park on Sunday.

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Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza | August 1-4

Successfully celebrating its 18th year, Mammoth Festival of Beers and Bluesapalooza promises an energetic lineup of blues performers and a grand tasting from 70 of the best craft breweries in the country.

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Mammoth Lakes Fine Arts and Crafts Festival | August 2-4

10am-5pm daily includes Photography, paintings, jewelry, ceramics, woodwork and more at Kittredge Sports!

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Crowley Lake Stillwater Classic | August 3

A catch-and-release, fly-fishing-only tournament.  Anglers can fish from boats, float tubes or kayaks. Free barbeque lunch for contestants, great raffle prizes.

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Charthouse/Footloose Sports 5k/10k Walk & Run | August 4

California's highest 10k & 5k at 8,000 feet. Starts at 8:00 am in the Charthouse parking lot. Pre-register at or at Footloose Sports. $30 with t-shirt; $25 without t-shirt. Registration on race day add $5.

Sierra Summer Festival | August 8 - 10

Listen to classical music from 7-9pm with the Eastern Sierra Symphony Orchestra and guests, admission is $10.

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Mammoth Margarita Festival | August 9-10

A celebration of fine food, music and tequila. Over 15 tequilas, margarita alley, Latin bands and tapas. 

Campo SpecialEnjoy a Margherita Pizza and a draft beer this weekend for $12!

Sushi Rei Special! Latin Roll (tuna, tempura shrimp, cilantro, chilis, garlic and ponzu) and a PBR for $12 all weekend!

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Mammoth Lakes Challenge Triathlon | August 10

A summer challenge offering a long course and a family team/group option on the short course.  

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Quake & Shake 10K/Half Marathon Race | August 11

The Quake and Shake starts at 9am at the Inyo Craters parking pot, runs through Crater Flats, and winds back through blue diamond single track trails. The Half Marathon route completes the loop twice plus a .8 to make the full 13.1 miles.

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Mammoth Festival | August 15-18

A celebration of wine and live music featuring Chris Isaak, Brandi Carlile, Lisa Loeb and more.

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George’s 10K Triathlon Race @ Horseshoe Lake | August 17

A gruelathon: Quarter-mile swim, six mile mountain bike ride and a two mile run at Horseshoe Lake (10k). Starts at 10am, Admission: $30.00 Individual $60.00 Teams

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Mammoth Mud Run | August 24

Test your endurance and strength over a series of obstacles, mud pits and more over 5 kilometers! 

Campo SpecialLoad up on carbs before the race at Campo and enjoy a large pasta for the price of a small!

You can also show your bib on the day of the race for 10% off at Starbucks, Campo and Sushi Rei!

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Mammoth Rocks - A Taste of the Sierra | August 23-24

Fun for everyone!  Rock your socks off to live music from Nervous Wreckords, Stone Foxes, Jelly Bread and many more. Drink, dine and taste delicious offerings from various Mammoth-area food establishments.

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