Northwest Wyoming Events


AUGUST 31 – SEPTEMBER 2 64th Northern Arapaho Indian Powwow:Wyoming’s oldest Native American powwow with professional dancers competing in full colorful regalia while dancing to live drum groups. Vendors will sell food and crafts. Arapahoe Powwow Grounds, info,


SEPTEMBER 23 Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Casper Events Center.


SEPTEMBER 8 Mustang Rendezvous:Food and live music at fifth annual event put on by Friends of a Legacy to benefit the wild horses of McCullough Peaks, 5-8p, Boot’n’Bottle Club on South Fork Road. $40, info Cody Chamber of Commerce,

THIRD SUNDAYS The Wyoming Fiddler Assoc. District #2 Jam: 1–4p, Cassie’s Supper Club, info 307-754-2687.

ONGOING Cody Country Art League Gallery:9a–5p Mon.­–Fri., 836 Sheridan Ave,info 587-3597.



AUGUST 24-26 Rocking the Winds Patriotic Benefit:Music, barbeques, raffles and games, a poker run and rides, shooting, horseshoes, combat volleyball competitions, vendors, tattooists and lots of local activities. RV and tent camping – no hookups. $15, kids free. 177 Burris Lenore Rd., info 307-486-2248,,


TUESDAYS TO AUG 21 Learn Traditional Square Dancing:Grab your cowboy boots and bring the family to this Dubois tradition since 1948. 8-9:30p, Frontier Room of the Rustic Pine Tavern 119 East Ramshorn. Adults $4, kids 12 and under $2, info 307-455-2430.


THROUGH AUGUST 24 Friday Night Rodeos:Rodeo action geared for all ages, pee-wee rodeo, bull riding, bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing, calf roping and more. 7:30-10p, Clarence Allison Memorial Arena, 5649 Hwy. 287/26, info 307-856-1555,,

AUGUST 14 75 th Anniversary Bomber Basin Crash Adventure Trek: Advanced registration is required for this very strenuous trek and participants should bring hiking poles, rain gear, 2 liters of water minimum, lunch, snacks, T. P., personal first aid kit, sun screen, insect spray and bear spray. 7a-6p, Dubois Museum, $25, info 307-455-2284.

AUGUST 21 Sheep Trap Trek: Explore a sheep trap used by the Sheep Eater Indians to hunt bighorn sheep in this Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek. 9a-3p, meet at Dubois Museum, $6, reservations required, info 307-455-2284.

AUGUST 22-29 Dubois Art in Miniature and Photography Art Show:9a-4p, Headwaters Art Center, info 307-455-3404.

SEPTEMBER 16-21 Susan K. Black Foundation Art Show and Workshops: Artists and instructors meet up for a week of art in the high country. Headwaters Art and Conference Center and various locations, info 307-455-2687,

SEPTEMBER 20 Bring Your Area Stories: Fact or Fiction:Bring your own stories of Dubois history or just enjoy the stories of others during this Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program. 7p, Dennison Lodge, free, info307-455-2284.

OCTOBER 20 Halloween Crafts and Games: The Dubois Museum will host a McDonald’s Children’s Exploration program with Halloween-themed crafts and games 3-5p, Dubois Museum, $6, free for children, info 307-455-2284.

THURSDAYS Farmer’s Market: Join us for baked goods, jams and jellies, locally grown meat and milk products, produce in season. 4:40-5:30p first and third Thursdays in May and 5-7 Thursdays in June. St. Thomas Community Room, 9 S. 1stSt., free, info 307-455-2313.

FRIDAYS Family Story Time: 10:30a, birth through 5 years, Dubois Public Library, 202 N First St, info 455-2992.




Wild horse looking at you, photo by Melissa Hemken

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3 Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary Tours Enjoy a real wild mustang horse tour where 130 wild horses live!  Located on the Wind River Indian Reservation between Lander and Fort Washakie. Here’s your chance to learn about Native American horse culture at the visitor center’s interpretative display. See life on a real working cattle, horse and sheep ranch. Summer tours (appointments preferred) May 28 – Sep. 3, Mon. – Fri. 10a–2p, Sat. 11a-2p, *Fall, winter, and spring tours by appointment only from Sept. 4, 2018 – May 25, 2019, 8616 Hwy. 287, info 307-438-3838,,

AUGUST 11  10th Annual Riverfest Art & Music Festival:A celebration of favorite regional artists in Lander’s beautiful riverside City Park. Colorful artist booths will feature local and regional arts and wares from with headlining band Low Water String band. Come see artist demonstrations, children’s activities, kids table, a Color Me River Run and performance by the Dancer’s Workshop. Quick Draw and live auction. Savor the food and spirits from local eateries. 10a-7p, 405 E. Fremont St., $5, ages 12 and under free, info 307-332-5772,

AUGUST 18 Pioneer Cooking & Crafts Day Part 2: Pioneer home crafts and games, Ziplock ice cream making, homemade rag dolls and checkers, ginger cookies and milk. Wear pioneer clothes if you have them, 1p, Lander Museum, $4, info 307-332-3339.

AUGUST 23 LIVE Park concert:Futurebird will play the final concert of the series, vendors on site. Bring your own chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets. 5-9p, Jaycee Park, free, info 307-332-3892,


AUGUST 23-26 Jurassic Classic Mountain Bike Festival:Activities for all ages include a kick-off opening party and film at Lander Bar, trail day, yoga, clinics, demo bike rides in nearby Sinks Canyon State Park and Johnny Behind the Rocks, shuttles, scenic group bike rides with the locals, and a trade fair. Various locations, info 307-332-2926,,

AUGUST 25  Lander Area Petroglyph Trek:The Pioneer Museum in Lander will host another Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek to visit petroglyphs. 10a, transportation provided, Pioneer Museum, $6, info and reservations 307-332-3339.

SEPTEMBER 8 Wyo 131 Gravel Race:131-mile gravel bicycle race starts and ends in Lander and includes the red desert, historic mining towns and the Wind River Mountains. 6a start, 7p awards party. Lander City Park, info 307-332-2926.,,

SEPTEMBER 8 Wings & Wheels:Family-friendly festivities include an airshow, fly-in, car show, aerobatic events, bush pilot competitions and tethered balloon rides. Breakfast is served by Kiwanis and lunch will be served by Rotary International. Scenic flights and quadcopter/drone toys will be raffled off. 8a-2p, Hunt Field Airport, donations accepted, info 805-509-2779,,

SEPTEMBER 8 Hudson Coal Mine Trek:Visit the sites of the various coal mines along the ridges near Hudson and the historic cemetery on this Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek, 10a, Pioneer Museum, $6, info and reservations 307-332-3339.

SEPTEMBER 13-16 78th One Shot Antelope Hunt:Celebrity hunt with art auction & Indian ceremonial dancing. The public is welcome at the Friday night blessing of the bullet ceremony by Shoshone Indian Tribal Elders. Victory Banquet after the hunt. Various locations, info 307-332-8190,

SEPTEMBER 15 Oregon Trail Crafts:Make your very own model covered wagon and learn about life on the Oregon Trail. Part of the Children’s Exploration Series. 1-3p, Pioneer Museum, $4 reservations required 307-332-3339.

SEPTEMBER 20-23 Plein Air in the Parks: Painting competition, sale and social for youth and adults. Sinks Canyon State Park, registration $50 with discounts for early birds and students. Info 307-777-5305,

SEPTEMBER 21-22 Quilt Show:Quilts displayed, silent auction, vendors and quilt raffle drawing to benefit Fremont Youth Camp. 5-8p Fri, 9a-3p Sat, Lander Senior Center, $2, info 307-349-2487.




AUGUST 11 Ghost Town of Kirwin Tour with Wood River Ecology Tour:Tour convoy leaves Meeteetse Museums at 8a, free, info 307-868-2423.

AUGUST 12 Taste of Meeteetse: Enter your dish for $5 and tasting is free. The entry that gets the most donated money will win first place. Donations will go to the Meeteetse Senior Center and the Meeteetse Youth Works Program, downtown.

SEPTEMBER 1-3 Chatelaine Quilt Guild Show

SEPTEMBER 1-3 Labor Day Celebration:106th annual celebration in Meeteetse with the Craft Fair, Parade, Street Dance and more. This will also be the Big Horn Rodeo Circuit Grand Finale Rodeo to wrap up the Circuit’s fourth year.

SEPTEMBER 21-22  Fall Garage-a-Rama:A town-wide garage sale. $5 to sell and free to the public. Come find a treasure!

SEPTEMBER 21-22  Black Footed Ferret Celebration: Exhibits at the Meeteetse Museums with lectures, presentations about finding the black footed ferret and live ferrets. Info 307-868-2423.



AUGUST 11 Fremont County Youth Rodeo:9a, 424 S. Main St, free. Info 307-851-1816,



SEPTEMBER 7-8 Homesteader Days Festival and Farm to Table Dinner:  The museum hosts an annual event the Saturday after Labor Day weekend celebrating the days of homesteading and farming with a vintage truck and tractor show, antique machinery demonstrations, activities, food and music. Info 307-754-9481.



AUGUST 23 – 25 Riverton National High Stakes Barrel Racing Series:Jim Moss Arena, 500 8-Mile Rd, info 307-340-8186,

SEPTEMBER 5, 12, 19 Wednesday Farmers Market:Stock up on fresh organic local produce and meet the farmers who grow it. 5-7p, intersection of Pershing and North 8th West, info 307-856-4801.

SEPTEMBER 7-8 Roasters Rendezvous:Coffee roasters from all over Wyoming are coming to Riverton to showcase their gourmet coffees. Events include welcome party on South Broadway with food, live music, farmers market, coffee beverages and more. Saturday workshops at Central Wyoming College on home brewing, latte art contest, Cowboy Coffee Contest, Coffee Cupping and more. $35, various locations in Riverton, info 307-349-2873.

SEPTEMBER 8 Pioneer Games: Learn about some of the popular games from the Pioneer era in this Children’s Exploration Series program, 2p, Riverton Museum, $5 registration is required, 307-856-2665.

SEPTEMBER 15 The Story of Jake Korell: Jake Korell was a colorful character who started trapping at the age of 7 and continued until his death in 2013. He was also a quarter horse breeder, a big game outfitter, a taxidermist and a farmer. Jake’s life and trapping skills are a huge inspiration behind the Wind River Heritage Center in Riverton. 3p, Riverton Museum, free, info307-856-2665.

SEPTEMBER 21 Central WY College Welcome Back Powwow: Booths, activities and games, Rez car, fry bread, dance and drum contests. 10:30a-dusk with Grand Entry at 2p. Intertribal Education Center. Info 307-349-5039,

SEPTEMBER 22 J.B. Okie Manor Adventure Trek: Tour home of very prominent and successful sheep rancher in Fremont County. 9a, Riverton Museum, transportation provided from museum, $6, info and registration at 307-856-2665.

OCTOBER 6 Ghost Stories, Urban Myths and Legends: Riverton teacher Alma Law will read from Fremont Haunts, a book he wrote with English honor students, as part of this presentation. 3p, Riverton Museum, info 307-856-2665.

OCTOBER 13 Fall Fest for Kids: 4th annual festival sponsored by the Riverton Museum Association. Crafts, face painting, pumpkin bowling and other autumn-inspired games with the museum staff and volunteers. 10a-12p, Riverton Museum, free, info 307-856-2665.

TUESDAYS Northern Arapaho Native American Song and Dance: Traditional dances in full regalia, including the popular hoop dance, performed at 6-7p. Wind River Hotel & Casino, 10269 Hwy 789. Free, info 307-840-5805,




JUNE 23 PEAKS to Conga: Cody to Shell bicycle ride & fundraiser, post-ride Shellebration at the Shell Community Hall, cash bar, food vendors, silent auction and music by Luke Bell & Band.  All proceeds benefit cancer patients in the Bighorn Basin. $25 for Shellebration, 12 & under free, info on Facebook or 307-272-9766.

JULY 20-22 Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Summer Festival: Family-friendly weekend filled with activities for everyone to enjoy. Live music, running and mountain biking races, food vendors and more. In the Big Horn Mountains off US 14, info

DAILY Art Shelter Gallery and Shop:Open 7 days a week, coffee and tea for browsers free.




SEPTEMBER 1-2 Labor Day Ranch Rodeo: 5-9p, Art Shanley Memorial Arena, $8, info




AUGUST 18 Lantern Tour & Beer Tasting: Sample a special selection of beer in one of SPC’s historic saloons, then follow in the footsteps of the miners, by touring the Carissa as it would have worked on a night shift, 6:30p, $40, reservations recommended, info 307-332-3684,

THROUGH AUG 31 Carissa Gold Mine Tours:Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 2p. Reservations Recommended. 125 South Pass Main St. No kids under 8. $2 WY residents, $4 visitors, under 18 free, info 307-332-3684,,

SATURDAYS South Pass Guided Evening Trail Walks: Reservations recommended. 5:30p. 125 South Pass Main St, $2 WY Residents, $4 visitors, under 18 Free. 307-332-3684,,



FIRST THURSDAYS Acoustic Open Mic Night:7p, Ten Sleep Brewing Co., info

THIRD THURSDAYS Open JAM Night:7p, Ten Sleep Brewing Co., info



AUGUST 18 Thermopolis Demolition Derby: 6p, Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, info

AUGUST 24 Bluegrass Jam Session: 5:30-7:30p, Exxon Southside, info

AUGUST 26 Master Gardener’s Gala Dinner:F arm to Table, 5:30-7p, Hot Springs County Senior Center, info

SEPTEMBER 8 WYO Quarter Horse Sale: Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, info

SEPTEMBER 15 Hot Springs County Friends of NRA Banquet: 5:30p, Days Inn, info

SEPTEMBER 21 Bluegrass Jam Session: 5:30-7:30p, Exxon Southside, info

SEPTEMBER 29 Homecoming: Hot Springs County School District #1, info

OCTOBER 6 Oktobrewfest: Family-friendly event with food, brews, live music, corn hole tournament and tours of buildings in historic downtown Thermopolis. 11a-7p, downtown Thermopolis, free, info 307-864-3002.

OCTOBER 8 Meet the Candidate Forum: 6:30p, Middle School Commons, info

SECOND FRIDAYS ArtStroll: Stroll on Broadway Street in Historic Downtown Thermopolis. Artists, live music and art activities. 5-8p, info 307-864-3002,