Great Mammoth Events to Add to Your 2022 Summer Calendar

Mammoth Mountain is a well-known go-to destination for winter fun, but the resort is also bustling with activity after the snow melts. In fact, there are just as many opportunities to get active or relax and unwind during the warmer, longer days of the year at this sprawling California resort. If you’re already exploring your summertime getaway plans, read on for a rundown of some of the things you won’t want to miss at Mammoth Mountain this summer, brought to you by the friendly folks at ASO Mammoth, your year-round one-stop shop for everything from fishing equipment and licenses to mountain biking gear and Mammoth ski rentals.

4th of July Weekend Fun

If you come here just as summer officially begins on June 21st, you can catch the end of Mammoth Motocross. You’re also welcome to jump ahead to Independence Day weekend at Mammoth Mountain. Events planned for this year include:

• Summit Sunset Party – If you arrive before the 4th on Friday, enjoy a comfortable scenic gondola ride to the summit of the mountain timed to when the sun goes down over the Minarets. Live music will be included, too.

When: Friday, July 2nd, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (and again on August 19th and September 4th).

• July 4th Happenings – The Village is where Mammoth usually holds most of the on-site happenings for the Fourth of July. If you take a free shuttle into Mammoth Lakes, you can also check out the town’s annual parade from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Summer Music

Another great thing about summer at Mammoth is the ability to catch some awesome tunes performed by live bands. This year, Mammoth Mountain is hosting three big summertime music events:

• Mammoth JazzFest – Contemporary, fusion, and Latin sounds will be featured at this year’s JazzFest. Free for Mammoth visitors, the event includes a wine walk on the first day plus the opportunity to lounge and relax in the Village.

When: July 15th–16th, noon to 10 p.m.

• Mammoth Reggae Festival – Bathe yourself in classic reggae beats during this year’s Reggae Festival. In addition to a dozen bands, there will be opportunities to buy some unique finds from on-site vendors. Cold brews will be served up courtesy of Mammoth Brewing Co.

When: July 22nd–24th, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

• Mammoth Festival of Beers & Bluesapalooza – Enjoy the best of the blues along with exceptional brews at this Mammoth summer event. It’s a mix of fantastic blues music from some of the most talented artists in the country paired with an assortment of samplings from many of the nation’s top craft breweries.

When: August 4th–7th, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Mammoth VillageFest

If you have plans for a family getaway this summer, consider timing your visit to Mammoth Mountain to coincide with the resort’s annual VillageFest. This free festival includes a little something for everyone, from tasty ribs and chili offerings to a beer garden for adults.

When: July 30th, noon to 10 p.m.

Mammoth Wine Weekend

A great option for summertime fun at Mammoth is this year’s Wine Weekend. It’s a perfect excuse to come here with a bunch of friends. Participants will be treated to winemaker dinners at select on-site restaurants, a wine walk, and a Sunday champagne brunch.

When: August 19th–21st, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

No matter which events bring you to Mammoth this summer, stop by and see the knowledgeable staff at ASO Mammoth, the premier Mammoth outdoor store any time of year. Whether they need fishing gear, mountain biking equipment, or high-quality snowboard rental, Mammoth visitors can find everything they need at our store. Drop by on your way to the mountain or give us a call at 760-965-3444.