Northwest Wyoming Events


JULY 5-6 Atlantic City 150thAnniversary Celebration: Vendors, games and history presentations both indoors and out at this two-day event. Free ice cream for the first 100 people at St. Andrews Community Hall Thursday, info 307-330-7933. More information on event here.

JULY 14 Atlantic City 150th Anniversary Walking Tour: Join Bob Townsend on this Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek through historic Atlantic City, WY for its 150th anniversary, 10a, $6, pre-registration required, 307-332-3339.


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


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.


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,,

JUNE 26 Lava Mountain Fire Adventure Trek: Drive to Lava Mountain fire site and hike to Warm Springs Lookout Tower during educational day with Shoshone District National Forest Service, 9a-2p, $6, registration required, info 307-455-2284.

JULY 3  National Bighorn Sheep Center 25THBirthday Bash:12a-2p, at the Bighorn Sheep Center, info

JULY 14-16 Camp Bighorn: Meals, cabins and programs included in education camp for adults and children. Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp, $250, $150 children, info (307)455-3429 or

JULY 10 Jade Lake Geology Trek: Learn about past volcanic eruptions as you hike into the Absaroka Mountains.  8:30a-2p, $6, registration required, info 307-455-2284.

JULY 17 Glaciers: The True Vandals of Torrey Valley: Presented by the Dubois Museum as part of the McDonald’s Children’s Exploration Series. 8:30a-1p, Dubois Museum, kids free, adults $6, registration required, info 307-455-2284.

JULY 19  Landslides, Washington & Wyoming: Not Uncommon at All: Wyoming Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series program by John Hebberger Jr., 7p, Dennison Lodge, free, info 307-455-2284.

JULY 24 Introduction to Birding: Anna Moscicki gives tips like how to spot and identify birds and other interesting facts as part of the McDonald’s Children’s Exploration Series, 9-noon,Register in advance at the Dubois Museum, $6 adults, info 307-455-2284, .

JULY 27-28 National Day of the Cowboy: Parade, ranch rodeo, western events and food, street fair and wild west shoot-out on Main Street. Clarence Allison Memorial Arena and various locations, info 307-455-2556,

JULY 28 Frontier Fest: Annual event hosted by the Friends of the Dubois Museum that features an old-fashioned bake sale, pioneer stew and fry bread, blacksmithing, steam engines and music.11a-2p, Dubois Museum, free, info 307-455-2284.

JULY 31-AUG 2 Community Wellness Screening/Blood Draw: Chemistry Panel, CBC, PSA, thyroid panels and many other specialized tests available at nominal cost; open to the public, 7a-10a, DUBOIS, Headwaters Arts & Conference Center, info 307-455-2243 or

AUGUST 2 Dubois and WWII:The public is encouraged to bring stories of life in Dubois during WWII, 7p, Dubois Museum, free, info 307-455-2284.

AUGUST 7 Wildflower Trek with Lynn Stewart: 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. 8:30a-4p, Dubois Museum, $6, info 307-455-2284.

AUGUST 9 A WWII B-24 Liberator Crash in Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains: Wyoming Central College researcher will describe archeological evidence of 1943 B-24E Liberator crash, and biographies of soldiers who perished, 7p, Dennison Lodge, free, info 307-455-2284.

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.

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

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.



JUNE 21–24 59th Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, Powwow, & Indian games: Wyoming’s largest powwow with over 700 dancers & 15 professional drum groups competing. 19 Old Wind River Highway, info 307-314-5541,,



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,,


Museum of the American West- Native American Dancing, Jennie Hutchinson )

WEDNESDAYS TO AUG 8 Eagle Spirit Dancers: Traditional Native American performances are every Wednesday evening this summer against the backdrop of the Wind River Mountains. The public is invited to join in the Friendship dance at the end. Benches provided but feel free to bring your own lawn chairs. Leashed pets are OK. 7-8:30p. 1445 W. Main St., free, info, 307-335-8778,,  

JULY 3-4 Lander Fremont Toyota Pioneer Days Rodeo: Watch cowboy history, little cowpokes and authentic Indian Relay Races in action from 6:30-9p. 1663 Rodeo Drive. Info 307-332-3892,



JULY 4 Pioneer Days 4thof July Celebration: Challenge for Charities fun run, Senior Center Pancake Breakfast, parade, Rotary Club Buffalo BBQ, rodeo and Lander City fireworks, info 307-332-3892,,


Rock climbing in Sinks Canyon, by Jared Steinman

JULY 11–15 25th International Climbers Festival: Climbing clinics, dyno-climbing competition, brewing tour, trade fair, Dolomite Dash trail run, film festival, yoga, music, art crawl, writers clinic and world-class rock climbing. Lander City Park and multiple locations around Lander. 307-349-1561,

JULY 12 Tales of Wyoming Outlaws:Ray & Jackie Maple portray Tom O’Day, Butch Cassidy and other outlaws who roamed Wyoming. 7p, Lander Museum, free, info 307-332-3339.

JULY 16-18 American Solar Challenge:The Pioneer Museum will host racers and their solar-powered cars crossing the country along the route of the Oregon Trail. Come to watch the racers arrive and take off, see the unique cars, vote for your favorite. Free, Lander Museum, info 307-332-3339.


JULY 21 Run Like a Bighorn: Six mile trail run/walk on primitive trails in Sinks Canyon State Park. 6a, 3079 Sinks Canyon Road, $25. Info 307-332-6333,

JULY 26 LANDER LIVE! Summer Concert: The Main Squeeze with opening band Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons. Vendors on site. Bring your own chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets. 5-9p, Jaycee Park, free, info 307-332-3892,

JULY 28 Lander Day of the Cowboy:Bill Boycott and Friends Concert. Museum of the American West, 1443 Main St., info 307-332-3339,

JULY 30 Hot Nites Cool Notes Concert in the Park:Bring your blankets and chairs to listen to The Lost Springs Band, 7p. Lander City Park, free, info 307-438-3249,

AUGUST 2 Life on Muskrat Creek: Barbara Love will present an illustrated talk about the family and sign copies of the book Life on Muskrat Creek, a homestead family in Wyoming,7p, Lander Museum, free, info 307-332-3339.

AUGUST 9 How to Care for Old Photos:Demonstration of how to properly handle, preserve and present old family photos, 7p, Lander Museum, free, info 307-332-3339.

AUGUST 9 LIVE Park concert:Shovels and Rope with opening band Whippoorwill, vendors on site. Bring your own chairs, picnic baskets, and blankets. 5-9p, Jaycee Park, free, info 307-332-3892,

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.



JUNE 21-23 9thAnnual Hyart Film Festival:Showing 10 films, picked from 200+ international entries. Various times, at Hyart Theater in Lovell, $5, info 307-272-9048,

JUNE 23 Lovell Events: Triathlon, 8a $20 before June 22, Demolition Derby fundraiser for search and rescue crews at 4p, music at 7p, info.

JUNE 30 6th Annual Tasting Day: Taste all-new inventions from the past year, vote to decide which products to continue selling in the store. Follows the Mustang Days Parade in Lovell until 2p, 244 E. Main St., free, info 307-548-2818.



JULY 20 Gypsy Cowbelle Outdoor Concert with Historic Arland Presentation: 6-9p, Meeteetse Museums, free, info 307-868-2423.

JULY 21 National Day of the American Cowboy: Old-fashioned ranch rodeo at rodeo grounds, followed by a supper, dance and silent auction at the Oasis Campground, info 307-868-2454.

JULY 22 Historic Double Dee Ranch Tour with “Amelia Earhart” Performance:Tour convoy leaves Meeteetse Museums at 9a, free, info 307-868-2423.

JULY 28 Historic Pitchfork Ranch Tour: Tour convoy leaves Meeteetse Museums at 9:30a, free, info 307-868-2423.

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.


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



AUGUST 2 Exhibit Openings: for The Way We Worked, a Smithsonian Exhibit and Working Together: Building Communities, a Homesteader Exhibit. On display through Sep 16, Homesteader Museum, free, info 307-754-9481.



JUNE 13-16 Indian National Finals Rodeo:Qualifying rodeo more than 700 contestants expected. Hosted by the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Wind River Hotel and Casino. Two locations: Fremont County Fairgrounds, 1010 Fairgrounds Drive and Wind River Hotel Casino, 10269 Hwy. 789. Rodeo tickets at the gate: Adults $10, kids $5 for ages 7-14, kids 7 and under free. Info 307-349-1168,,


JULY 4-7  Riverton 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous: Demonstrations and reenactments on the site of the 1838 rendezvous, Native American dancing the first evening. At the end of East Monroe Ave, info 307-856-7306,

JULY 20–22 Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Rally:Watch the sky fill with colorful balloons from all over the region. Car cruise, street party, pancake breakfast, tethered balloon rides, car & bike swap meet and show, balloon glow, fireworks. Info 307-851-6049,

JULY 21 Walking on Ice: Snowfield, Ice fields, Continental Ice Sheets, and the peopling  of North America:Archaeology Professor at the University of talks about the First Americans to travel the Pleistocene glaciation, 3p, Riverton Museum, free, info 307-856-2665.

JULY 23 Hot Notes Cool Nights Concert in the Park: Lights Along the Shore, 7p, free, CWC Campus – ITEC Center, 2660 Peck Ave, info 307-438-3249,

JULY 24 Moving Walls: The Barracks of America’s Concentration Camps: Film and presentationexplores the dual identities of the Heart Mountain, 5:30p, Riverton Museum, free, info 307-856-2665.

JULY 28 Castle Gardens Petroglyph Adventure Trek: Visit the amazing petroglyphs at Castle Gardens, 10a, reservations required, $6, info 307-856-2665.

JULY 28- AUGUST 4 Fremont County Fair:The 105th annual event, PRCA rodeo and ranch rodeo, truck pulling, demolition derby, car racing, barnyard olympics. 1010 Fairgrounds Dr, info 307-856-6611,

THURSDAYS   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.




JUNE 29  Naturist Walks with John Mioncyzski: 10a, free, Reservations recommended. 307-332-3684,


JULY 7–8 Gold Rush Days:150th anniversary of South Pass City State Historic Site with many events including panning for gold, vintage baseball tournament, fireworks, Pony Express demonstrations, blacksmiths, billiards, live saloon music, anvil blasting, wagon rides, food, tours and exhibits. Info 307-332-3684,

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,,



JULY 4 Fourth of July Parade: The theme this year is Ridin’ for the Brand. Line up at 9:30a, start at 10a info 307-366-2748.

JULY 4-5 Annual Rodeo: Rodeo will start at 1:30p July 4 and 5p July 5. Info 307-388-0028.

JULY 21 Ten Sleep Youth Rodeo: A free fun day for kids 14 and under. Lots of events and games with or without your horse. Buckles and/or prizes for the winners of each event. Barrel racing, Pole Bending, Mutton Bustin’, Costume Contest, Steer Riding, Stick Horse Race and much more. Entry forms available at the Ten Sleep Library or Washakie County Extension Office or call. 9a, Ten Sleep Rodeo Grounds, free, info 307-366-2748.

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

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



JUNE 22-23 Cowboy Rendezvous PRCA Rodeo:Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, info

JULY 4 Fireworks and Sounds of Summer:Hamilton Loomis Band, 7p, Pavilion in Hot Springs State Park, fireworks will be set off from T Hill at dark, info

JULY 14 Rick Phipps Memorial Concert:Hot Springs State Park, info

JULY 20-22 All Class Reunion: Hot Springs County School, info

JULY 28 4-H & FFA Horse Show:  Hot Springs County Fairgrounds.

JULY 28-29 WJRA Rodeo:Wyoming Junior Rodeo Association event at Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, info

JULY 31-AUGUST 3 Hot Springs County Fair:Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, info 307-864-3421.

AUGUST 4-5 Pageant Days Weekend: Kicks off with the Gift of the Waters Parade at 10a downtown, enjoy the Big Horn Basin Folk Festival from 10a-6p in Hot Springs State Park (music, artist and craft fair) and finish with the Gift of the Waters Pageant at 6p, Hot Springs State Park, info

Lions Ranch Rodeo: at Hot Springs County Fairgrounds, info

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

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