Exploring The Village at Mammoth in Summer

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. 

Also planning to visit in winter months? Learn more about exploring The Village at Mammoth in the winter.

Summer Events in The Village at Mammoth

The Village at Mammoth Movies Series

Watch classic movies on the outdoor screen in The Village at Mammoth every Thursday and Saturday from mid-June to early-September at The Village at Mammoth Movie Series.

Village Summer Jam

The Village Summer Jam at the Village at Mammoth has great food, great music and great times. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Mono Council of the Arts. Mono Arts Council’s mission is to facilitate and encourage art appreciation through education, advocacy and art-inspired programs and events.

Mammoth Jazzfest

Mammoth Jazz 2019 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. 

Mammoth Lakes Foundation Wine Walk

Calling all wine lovers! With the scenic vistas of the Eastern Sierra as a backdrop, festival attendees will taste an array of wines from around the world at the Mammoth Lakes Foundation Wine Walk.

VillageFest

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. 

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.

Chato Boutique 

A men’s and women’s contemporary clothing shop, Chato Boutique carries designer apparel and accessories. 

First Street Leather 

At First Street Leather you’ll find upscale leather garments and accessories including belts, boots and wallets.

Hatley

Every kiddo looks great in Hatley‘s iconic jackets and fun clothing pieces (available in sizes for moms and dads, too).

Mammoth Shirt Co.

Show off your Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Mountain pride with a t-shirt, activewear or souvenir from Mammoth Shirt Co.

Mammoth Sports 

At Mammoth Sports in The Village at Mammoth, you can rent ski and snowboard gear and buy just about everything you need (or forgot) for a day on the slopes. The store has four locations, including The Village at Mammoth.

McCoy’s

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

Surefoot 

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. 

Spas & Wellness in The Village at Mammoth

Simply Massage and Body Boutique 

A quick escape from the pace of life, at Simply Massage & Body Boutique you’ll find full-service spa treatments including massage, facials and energy work. 

Yoga Lab

Yoga Lab offers a variety of classes to cater to a different experience and meet each student exactly where they are on their mat, physically and spiritually.

Restaurants in the Village at Mammoth

53 Kitchen & Cocktails

The restaurant at 53 Kitchen & Cocktails serves food for the entire family, including burgers, sandwiches and nightly fish specials.

Bear Creek Pizza Den

Grab a quick slice of pizza or order an entire pie to go at Bear Creek Pizza Den, a casual order-at-the-counter pizzeria. 

Campo Mammoth

Campo Mammoth is a rustic Italian restaurant with an eclectic menu highlighting shared plates, salads, wood-fired pizzas and pasta dishes. 

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. 

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. 

Sushi Rei

Sushi Rei is the only sushi bar in The Village at Mammoth and it’s a great place to enjoy a ski or snowboard movie while ordering house specialty rolls and sake. 

Toomey’s

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

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.

Starbucks

Craving a caffeine fix from a familiar brand? Starbucks 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 spot 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. 

53 Kitchen & Cocktails

After dinner hours, 53 Kitchen & Cocktails transforms into an upscale location for late-night drinks and conversation. With a premium drink menu and weekend entertainment, the bar is a hot spot on summer nights in Mammoth Lakes. 

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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