South and Central Wyoming Events


JULY 4-8 Centennial Library’s Book Sale: $2 bag day July 8, info 307-745-8393.

JULY 7-8 38th Annual Centennial Valley Art Show and Sale:Paintings, drawings, photographs, pottery, quilts by local artists for the public to view and/or purchase. Sat 9a-6p, Sun 9a-4p, Meet the artist reception 7-9p July 6, Nici Self Museum, Hwy 130, free, info 307-745-9322.

JULY 19 Barbecue History:John Farr will speak about the history of barbecuing, then prepare a barbecue. 5:30p, Nick Self Historical Museum, info 307-742-7763.

THROUGH AUGUST 31 Nick Self Historical Museum Hours:Noon-4p, Thu-Mon. Open weekends until Labor Day.



THURSDAYS Acoustic Jam Session:Come to play an instrument, sing or listen, 6p, Stampede Saloon, 417 1stSt., free, info 422-3200.

FRIDAYS Live Music: Bunky Christianson, Don Rogers and Circle M Music are performing various Fridays in July. Stampede Saloon & Eatery, info 307-422-3200,

Farmers’ Market: 8–10:30a, Chugwater Town Park.



JUNE 23 Disc Golf Tournament:Men’s and Women’s competitions, door prizes and music. Check in 9:30a at Grand View Park in Encampment, $35 includes lunch, info 307-710-2626,

ONGOING Grand Encampment Museum: Main Gallery and GEM Store is open most weekdays, Mon-Friday 10a – 4p, info 307-327-5308



Evanston June-Oct

JUNE 21, 28 and JULY 12, 19 Candidate Forums: Don’t miss your chance to meet government office candidates at these meet-and-greet events. June 21 candidates for state office, June 28 candidates for Congress and the Legislature, July 12 candidates for Uinta County offices, and July 19 candidates for office in the town of Evanston. 5p, Evanston Roundhouse, free, info 307-783-0370.



JUNE 29-JULY 1 Wyoming State Historical Society Annual Trek:Visit local historic areas and attend historical presentations. Fort Bridger State Historic Site, info 307-782-3842,

JULY 3 Sesquicentennial Treaty Reenactment: Commemoration and reenactment of the Treaty of 1868 that was signed at Fort Bridger. 9a, reenactment at 10a, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, free, info 307-782-3842,


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JULY 4 Fourth of July Kids Extreme Day: Games, activities, prizes and refreshments, after the parade through Fort Bridger that starts at 11a, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, free, info 307-782-3842,

TUESDAYS Bingo: 6:45p, American Legion Hall, info 780-5489.



THIRD MONDAYS Book Discussion Group: 7p, info 575-1384.

Tri-City Arts Guild: 6:30p, info 575-1384.

SUNDAYS VFW Bingo: 1p, VFW Hall, info 836-2631.

FOURTH SUNDAYS American Legion Riders: 2p, Crazy Tony’s Bar & Grill, info 307-575-0838.



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JUNE 23 Sunrise Mine Tour: Guided three-hour tour of Sunrise mine and Powars II archeology site to benefit Western History Center. Registration 11:30a, tour at 1p. Meet at Miners and Stockmen’s Steakhouse, $20/adult, $35/family, lunch optional, info 307-575-2010.

FOURTH SUNDAYS Hartville Museum & Community Center:Free music jam for musicians and listeners. Everyone is welcome. Bring snacks and have fun! 4–6p, info 307-836-2288.



AUGUST 8 Hamburger Fry: Homemade ice cream is added to the menu this month. Come and eat, enter a 50/50 raffle, and listen to the Torrington Fiddlers. All proceeds will be used to maintain the Hawk Springs Community Building. 5-7p, Hawks Springs Community Building, $7, children 6-11 $3, children 5 and under free, info 307-532-5081.



MAY-SEP Tours of Historic Jay Em on the Rawhide: Offered by appointment, donations accepted, info 307-735-4364.



JUNE 22 Laramie Monuments Bike Tour:starts at 5:30 from the Wyoming Women’s History House on 2nd Street.

JULY 6 Greenhill Cemetery Tour: 5:30-7:30p, meets at 455 N 15th Street.

JULY 7-15 Jubilee Days:Rodeo at Albany County Fairgrounds with kids horse show, bull-riding, PRCA rodeo. Parade 9a July 14, Brewfest 1p July 14, Art on the Lawn at Ivinson Mansion 10a-3p July 15. Various ticket prices, info

JULY 10 Wyoming Statehood Day Celebration: Birthday cake and a hot dog lunch (for the first 800 people), kids activities, stagecoach rides and more. 11a-3p, Territorial Prison, free from 11a-3p, info 307-745-3733.

JULY 10 Free day: at Ivinson Mansion and Women’s History House in Laramie.

JULY 21 Albany County CattleWomen Ranch Tour: Visit ranches in the Sand Creek area. 9a, $15 bus tickets recommended, reservations due July 10, 307-745-5116 or 307-760-5590.



JULY 11-14
100th Anniversary Celebration: 
Whipple Park.



JUNE 23 Events: Class reunions and related events, library book sale, free BBQ at Lusk State Bank, hayrides, ice cream social, alumni banquet, golf tournament. Info 800-223-LUSK.

JULY 13-14 The Legend of Rawhide: See the Old West as it really was. 8:30p, fairgrounds. Info 1-800-223-LUSK.



SECOND FRIDAYS Lego Club: 10a–noon, Lyman Branch Library, ages 8 & up, free, info 307-787-6556,

ONGOING Movies in the Park:Concessions, prizes and fun, put on by Bridger Valley Chamber of Commerce. Boss Baby June 28, The Peanuts MovieJuly 26, 7p, Lyman Heritage Park, free, info 307-787-6738,



SECOND TUESDAYS Bingo: 6:30p, Community Hall, info 307-399-4751.



Big Laramie Volunteer Fire Department Chili Contest Fundraiser:
An annual fundraiser with door prizes, food, raffles, silent auction, live auction & music, 11:30a-3p, Station 4, 3987 State Hwy 230 near WyColo Lodge, no entrance fee, but a small charge for food/drinks, info 307-703-0169.




JULY Depending on Weather –  Hay Day: Demonstrations, hands-on activities, and lunch during annual event sponsored by Covolo Auto-Farm Service. County Road 212 near Milburne, lunch included, 10a-2p, RVSP 307-786-2277 ex. 100.

ONGOING Movies in the Park:Concessions, prizes and fun, put on by Bridger Valley Chamber of Commerce.  The Greatest Showman July 12, Ice Age 4: Continental Drift Aug 9, Ferdinand Aug 23, 7p, Trona Valley Community Greenspace, free, info 307-787-6738,

WEDNESDAYS Storytime:11a, Uinta County Library, info 307-782-3161.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon:Topics vary each month and are a great wealth of information for business owners and individuals alike. $15/plate, noon, Mountain View Town Hall, RSVP, 307-787-6378.




TUESDAYS Bingo:7p, Recreation meeting room, 25¢ per card, 14 games, info 307-245-3301.




JUNE 30 Toggie Days: Family entertainment, food, crafts and car show in small town USA with Chancey Williams and The Younger Brothers Band, Nathan Dean, Downtown, free, info 307-272-2573.

JULY 4 Chris Manning and Caitie Taylor: Live music, food, drinks and dancing, featuring Chris Manning and The Southbound Drifters, 1p, Veterans Island Park, free.

JUNE 30-JULY 1 Festival of the Arts Saratoga: Juried art show and sale to benefit high school scholarship program and the community center, Platte Valley Community Center, info 307-326-8187,

JULY 14 Buffalo Felting Workshop: Felt is the worlds oldest textile. Learn how to not only felt but to make it into a unique item for your household or as a gift! This workshop is free to the public but space is limited and reservations are required. 10a-Noon, Saratoga Museum Pavilion, info 307-326-5511,

JULY 21 Fiber Dying:Learn how pioneers once used nature to create color in their fibers. This workshop is free to the public but space is limited and reservations are required. Time: TBA, Saratoga Museum Pavilion, info 307-326-5511,

JULY 28 Garden of a Century:Trek through a local garden that has been in bloom for over a 100 years. Discover an English rose that traveled with its owner across the Atlantic and to the west in a wagon and learn about the women who kept their gardens alive in a harsh wilderness. 9a-noon, start at the Saratoga Museum, $15 non-members, $10 for members, children are $5, info 307-326-5511,

AUGUST 8-12 Saratoga Silly Summer Sale: Merchants’ blow out sales, various stores, info 307-326-8187.

AUGUST 11 Drop Spinning Workshop:Learn how to create your own yarn and spin like an old pro! This workshop is free to the public but space is limited and reservations are required. Time TBA, Saratoga Museum Pavilion, info 307-326-5511,

AUGUST 18 Beginner Stained Glass I:Learn about the history of stained glass, the process to create it, and the artistry to create unique colorful designs. Begin the process of creating a sun catcher. This workshop is free to the public but space is limited and reservations are required for both weekends. 9a-noon, Saratoga Museum Pavilion, info 307-326-5511,

AUGUST 25 Beginner Stained Glass II:Continue working on your sun catchers and finish by learning how, foil, flux, solder, hang, and care for your personal creation. This workshop is free to the public but space is limited and reservations are required for both weekends. 9a-noon, Saratoga Museum Pavilion, info 307-326-5511,



SUNDAYS TO SEP 2 Sunday Craft Mart:With new and various vendors every week this is the place to be for a taste of Wyoming, noon to 4p, Saratoga Museum, info

WEDNESDAYS TO OCT 10 Farmer’s Market: 3:30-6:30p, St. Barnabus Episcopal Church, info 307-326-8187.



AUGUST 18 Wyo Gorge Ride: All autos and motorcycles welcome at third annual poker run to benefit Greater Wyoming Big Brothers Big Sisters. 7a, Wyoming Machinery Company, $30 early bird registration, $5 for lunch, info 307-251-4712,



JULY 18-21 Goshen County Carnival:Goshen County Fairgrounds. Info

JULY 19 Third Thursday: Harvest Blessings:Businesses will be open 4-7p. There will also be other vendors and food trucks downtown.

JULY 28 Wellness Disc Golf:8a, Pioneer Park, Registration fee is $35. Info

AUGUST 4 Goshen County Softball Reunion 1967-1990:4p, carry-in dinner.

AUGUST 4-11 Goshen County Fair:Ranch rodeo, rubber check race, pig wrestling, hay bale decorating contest and more. Fair Day is Aug 9. Info

AUGUST 16 Third Thursday: Goshen’s Hot Wheels:Businesses will be open 4-7p. There will also be other vendors and food trucks downtown. Info

SECOND TUESDAYS Coffee with Local Commissioners:8-9a, free, Java Jar, info 307-532-5162.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Group: 1p, free, chapel at Torrington Community Hospital, info 534-7039.

Rex Young Rock Club:7–8p, Senior Friendship Center.

THURSDAYS TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly):8–10a, Senior Friendship Center, info 307-334-3358.



SATURDAYS JULY 7-SEP 29 Platte County Farmer’s Market:Fresh and local produce and more. 8-10a, Pocket Park, free, info 307-331-6644.