5 Great Mammoth Events to Add to Your 2023 Summer Calendar

If you’re looking for a fun and adventurous summer getaway, look no further than Mammoth Mountain. As winter fades and the snow melts away, this popular ski resort in California transforms into a summer paradise, offering a range of activities for visitors of all ages. From hiking to mountain biking, fishing, golfing, and enjoying the wealth of opportunities to relax and unwind during the longer, warmer days of the year, there’s always something to do at this California gem. Here are five events 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 snowboard rentals.

1. Mammoth Half Marathon & 5K (June 18th)

If you’re looking for a challenge, sign up for the Mammoth Half Marathon or 5K. These races take you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Eastern Sierra, including forests, lakes, and mountains. You’ll also get to experience the high altitude of Mammoth Lakes, which is more than 8,000 feet above sea level.

2. Mammoth Margarita Fest (August 11th–12th)

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Who doesn’t love a good margarita? The Mammoth Margarita Fest is a celebration of this classic cocktail, featuring tastings from top bartenders, live music, and food vendors. You can try different types of margaritas, from traditional to fruit-infused, and even vote for your favorite. There’s also a margarita-making competition, where bartenders compete for the title of best margarita maker.

3. Mammoth Wine Weekend (August 17th–20th)

MMCF Wine Walk – The Village at Mammoth

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Wine lovers, this one’s for you. The Mammoth Wine Weekend is a celebration of fine wines and gourmet food in the heart of the mountains. You can sample more than 100 wines from around the world, attend seminars and tastings with experts, and enjoy a wine walk through the village. 

4. Mammoth Motocross (August 25th–September 3rd)

Monster Energy Mammoth Motocross

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The oldest continuous running motocross event in the US, Mammoth Motocross attracts thousands of riders and spectators every year. Watch as they race on the challenging dirt track and perform thrilling stunts. You can also join the fun by signing up for one of the amateur classes or the kids’ race. Originally scheduled for June 16th–25th, the 2023 Mammoth Motocross has been moved to this later date because of the record-breaking snowfall Mammoth Mountain has experienced this season.

5. Mammoth Rock N Rye (September 1st–3rd)

Mammoth Rock N Rye | Mammoth Mountain

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The perfect way to end your summer, Mammoth Rock N Rye is a three-day festival of music, whiskey, and craft beer. You can listen to live bands playing rock, blues, country, and more, sip on more than 100 whiskeys and ryes from top distilleries, and taste more than 50 craft beers from local and regional breweries. You can also join fun activities like cornhole tournaments, barrel racing, and mechanical bull riding.

In addition to these events, Mammoth Mountain also offers a range of activities for visitors throughout the summer. You can hike to scenic lakes and waterfalls, go fishing in the many streams and rivers, or play a round of golf at one of the area’s top courses. The Adventure Center also offers activities such as rock climbing, zip lining, and bungee trampoline.

Mammoth Mountain is a summer paradise that offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a foodie, a music lover, or an adventure seeker, there’s always something to do and see. So pack your bags and head to Mammoth Mountain for an unforgettable summer getaway.

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 ski 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.