Exploring The Village at Mammoth in Summer

Sep 06, 2023

The fun never stops at The Village at Mammoth. Summer temperatures are just about perfect for renting a mountain bike, shopping at some of Mammoth Lakes’ retail hot spots, or letting the kids play in a giant sandbox while sipping a drink on one of the many restaurant patios. Movie nights and outdoor concerts light up the outdoor area when the sun goes down.

Summer Events in The Village at Mammoth

Village Summer Jam Series

The Village Summer Jam Series at the Village at Mammoth has great food, great music and great times.

Mammoth Jazzfest & Wine Walk

Mammoth Jazzfest is all about refreshing, renewing and reinventing jazz in Mammoth Mammoth Lakes. Mammoth Jazzfest is a collaboration of contemporary, fusion, Latin and other genres of jazz music. Festival attendees will have an option to taste an array of wines from around the world at the Wine Walk.


The VillageFest is a summer tradition in Mammoth Lakes. Enjoy a BBQ cook-off, music, outdoor bars, dancing and family fun.

Mammoth Margarita Festival

This annual festival celebrates Latin America’s most famous spirits each year during the second week of August. The Mammoth Margarita Festival features a margarita alley and a tasting of more than 20 premium tequila distilleries, as well as free live music.

Mammoth Rocks & A Taste of the Sierra

The best tribute bands in the country come to Mammoth Lakes for a weekend of free live music at the end of August each year. Combined with a tasting of local restaurants, Mammoth Rocks & A Taste of the Sierra is a popular event in The Village at Mammoth.

Mammoth Rock-N-Rye

This annual Labor Day weekend Mammoth Rock-N-Rye festival celebrates bourbon and whiskey. More than thirty distilleries, as well as craft breweries, converge on The Village at Mammoth along with three days of live music.

Shopping in The Village at Mammoth

Alpine Approach

Alpine Approach stocks outdoor apparel and gear from brands such as Patagonia, Arcteryx, The North Face and Icebreaker.

Blake DeBock Gallery

Showcasing photos from the Eastern Sierra and around the world, the Blake DeBock Gallery is one of the newest additions to The Village at Mammoth.

Busy Beez General Store

Stock up on essentials and gourmet goodies, including produce, beer, wine and sundries at Busy Beez General Store, a quaint store reminiscent of a family-run general store.

Eastern Sierra Mountain Club

Transform your mountain home into a bright, comforting place with luxurious home decor from Eastern Sierra Mountain Club.

Mammoth Shirt Company

The Mammoth Shirt Co. offers a wide range of souvenir and gift items, including t-shirts, active wear and jewelry.

McCoy’s Mountain Style

Shop the largest collection of Mammoth Mountain logo wear and souvenirs (Woolly stuffed animals are a big hit with the kids) at McCoy’s.


You’re sure to get the right fit on ski boots at Surefoot, a shop is dedicated to fit and performance.

Trendy Tots

Trendy Tots is a children’s boutique with fun gift items including luxury children’s clothing, stuffed animals and games.

Restaurants in the Village at Mammoth

Gomez’s Restaurant Tequileria

Gomez’s Restaurant Tequileria offers classic Mexican-American cuisine, including tacos, burritos, fajitas and enchiladas. A patio and kids’ play area make it the perfect spot for outdoor family dining in the summertime.

Lakanuki Bar & Cafe

Known as a favorite nightlife hot spot, Lakanuki Bar & Cafe also serves dinner, with a menu of fresh organic cuisine in a casual island bar setting.

Mammoth Pizza Co. & Slice Bar

Grab a quick slice of pizza or order an entire pie to go at Mammoth Pizza Co. & Slice Bar, a casual order-at-the-counter pizzeria.

Old New York Deli & Bakery Co.

Grab a quick bagel or breakfast sandwich from Old New York Deli & Bakery Co. to eat before a day outdoors or take a deli sandwich with you to go.

The Pita Pit

When you need a quick, easy meal, The Pita Pit is the perfect place. Grab a bite filled with your favorite deli meats, cheeses and veggies.

Shelter Distilling

In the summertime, Shelter Distilling opens up its doors and windows for alfresco dining and drink. The distillery serves up small bites as well as cocktails, wine and beer, all distilled or brewed in-house.

Side Door Café and Wine Bar

Tucked away on the Canyon Boulevard side of The Village at Mammoth, Side Door Cafe and Wine Bar serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Try the savory crepes and paninis, or grab a quick muffin and coffee to go.

Smokeyard BBQ and Chop Shop

Smokeyard BBQ and Chop Shop is an upscale, yet casual, chophouse serving the best ribs and steaks in The Village at Mammoth.


Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Toomey’s offers house favorites, such as island-style pancakes, fish tacos, seafood jambalaya and wild buffalo meatloaf.


Enjoy the comforts of Authentic Italian cooking with a modern flare complimented by a carefully curated wine and cocktail list. From Food Network start and James Beard finalist Bryan Voltaggio and his Michelin-starred brother Michael Voltaggio, Vulcania offers a timeless and elevated dining experience.

Coffee & Desserts in The Village at Mammoth

Hugs Ice Cream

Summertime and ice cream go hand-in-hand. Choose a scoop or two of ice cream from the large selection of flavors at Hugs Ice Cream. Or create your own cookie ice cream sandwich — a Hugs Ice Cream signature dessert.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Apples dipped in caramel or chocolate and then smothered in candy are a specialty at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Or, treat yourself to chocolate truffles and other sweet treats.

Side Door Café and Wine Bar

In addition to serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Side Door Cafe and Wine Bar offers coffee and espresso, an extensive selection of wines by the glass.

Vida Coffee

Craving a caffeine fix from a familiar brand? Vida Coffee in The Village at Mammoth is a great spot to grab a drink and a snack after a day or hiking or other summer adventures.

Nightlife in The Village at Mammoth

Lakanuki Bar & Cafe

Lakanuki Bar & Cafe is one of Mammoth Lakes’ most popular spots for drinks and dancing. From après ski until closing time, the tiki bar has a laid-back island vibe at 8,000 feet in the mountains. Local DJs spin music on the weekends and bands play on the stage for special events.

Shelter Distilling

A stylish and cozy place to gather with friends, Shelter Distilling offers cocktails crafted with its own spirits distilled in-house as well as wine and beer made in-house. Catch live music at the distillery on weekends throughout the summer.

Getting to the Village at Mammoth

By Shuttle

The Village at Mammoth is accessible via the free transit system from almost anywhere in town. Catch the Mammoth Bike Park shuttle to Main Lodge. Or take the Lakes Basin Trolley to the Mammoth Lakes Basin, where summertime adventure abounds. If you’re headed to The Village at Mammoth from your hotel, house or condo, check the summer bus schedule to see which bus line services your neighborhood.

By Car

If you decide to drive to The Village at Mammoth find parking (paid) in the adjacent lot on Berner Street.

Alexia Wellons

Alexia Wellons has always lived with a mountain range in sight and is a writer, editor, and founding member of Scarlet Letters Copywriting. Since 2014, Scarlet Letters has worked with the Mammoth Lakes Tourism office on fact-checking the printed Visitor Guide and website, and are now delighted to translate that knowledge into blog posts. A…

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