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Calendar of Events

You won’t run out of things to do or places to see when you visit Buffalo Bill’s Cody/Yellowstone Country! Plan your vacation around one of our many events—any time of year—from ice fishing and music shows, to rodeos and festivals.  Enjoy our myriad of quality attractions and world-class museums while you’re at it. Use Cody as your hub for exploring the wonders of this amazing area!

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Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Sunday, May 6, 2018

May Day in Meeteetse

Multiple garage sale locations in and around the town of Meeteetse. 50/50 drawing, punch card drawing and maps with each location. Saturday and Sunday open water fishing derby with fish fry Saturday night and awards donation dinner on Sunday.

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Friday, May 11, 2018 – Saturday, May 12, 2018

Best of the Rockies Events presents the Cody Country Horse Sale

Join us for a great selection of trail and ranch horses, guaranteed sound. Held every Mother’s Day weekend downtown Cody in front of the historic Irma Hotel. Auction horses are shown on Friday in a Ranch Horse Competition preview. Consignors will show off their horses reining ability; working a cow along the fence, roping the cow followed by opening and closing a gate and putting on a slicker. Saturday morning at 9am horses will be shown in free riding, followed by showing the horses in various events; barrel racing, pole bending team roping, etc. AUCTION begins promptly at 1:00pm on the porch side of the Irma Hotel.   Cody Country Horse Sale Previews & Ranch Horse Competition will be held at Jake Clark’s Mule Days Arena in Ralston on May 11-12. Call for details.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Party in the Pasture

This is the 3rd rodeo for the Big Horn Rodeo Circuit. A full small town rodeo. Everything begins at 4 p.m.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site Tour

Free, guided tour featuring nearly 300 individual petroglyphs created up to 10,000 years ago. The tour leaves the Meeteetse Museums at 9:30 a.m. and begins onsite at 10:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch and drinks. Free admission.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018

Jake Clark’s Mule Days

Jake Clark’s Mule Days was established in 1997 and highlights the diverse ability of the American Saddle Mule. Mules show off their abilities at the all mule rodeo, jack pot team roping and barrel racing. Mounted shooting competition, all mule parade, great rib eye steak dinner and barn dance. Quality mules sold at the Select Mule Auction.  

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 – Sunday, June 17, 2018

37th Annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow

Dancers, drum groups, and artists from Northern Plains tribes gather to celebrate their vibrant cultural traditions and histories. Men, women, teens and children compete in various age groups for more than $25,000 in prizes. Authentic Indian jewelry, beadwork, quillwork, clothing, basketry, pottery, paintings, sculpture and more is sold at vendor booths. Enjoy fry bread and Indian tacos as well as other food and beverage concessions.    

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls

The top bull riders will be matched against the top bulls in the business.  

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Sunday, July 1, 2018 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018

99th Annual Cody Stampede

Cody celebrates Independence Day in a BIG way! It is one of our major events of the year with four PRCA sanctioned rodeos, parades, a craft fair in the City Park, musical performances by regional acts in outdoor venues throughout town, a 5K/10K run/walk, and a fantastic fireworks display to end the celebration in style! Stampede Rodeo – July 1st, 2nd and 3rd 8:00 p.m., July 4th 5:00 p.m. Kiddies Parade – July 2nd 10 a.m., Stampede Parades July 3rd and 4th 9:30 a.m. Wild West Extravaganza Craft Fair July 2nd 12:00-5:00 p.m., July 3rd 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., July 4th 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Monday, July 2, 2018 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Wild West Extravaganza

A three day festival with arts and crafts booths, food vendors and music. Free to the public.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

37th Annual Runner’s Stampede

5K and 10K runs and a 5K walk. A fun and healthy way to start the holiday! All ages welcome. Prizes are awarded to the first place male and female finishers overall for the 5K walk and for each age group in the 5K and 10K runs.              

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Friday, July 6, 2018 – Saturday, July 7, 2018

Powell High School Alumni Celebration

Reunion for generations of Powell High School graduates. Activities include a golf tournament, Alumni breakfast and dinner banquet.  

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

National Day of the American Cowboy

Come celebrate the American Cowboy! The day begins at the rodeo grounds with a good old fashioned ranch rodeo. A donation dinner with live music, dancing and small presentation at the Oasis Campground.            

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Friday, July 13, 2018 – Sunday, July 15, 2018

Winchester Arms Collectors Association Annual Show

Buying, trading and selling guns and related items. Over 300 trade and display tables. Educational displays.  

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Outdoor Concert starring “Miss V the Gypsy Cowbelle” and “Packin’ the Mail”

Meeteetse Museums will host an outdoor performance by “V” the Gypsy Cowbelle (joined by “Packin’ the Mail”). Miss V and the band will perform original pioneer music plus some western favorites. Authentic Mexican food by “Nena’s” will be available. Free Admission.

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Yellowstone Beer Fest

The Yellowstone Beer Fest is a non-profit organization with proceeds being donated to local charities.  Come enjoy  five hours of fun, unlimited sampling, food vendors, and live music. Local and regional award winning craft beers and some limited release and unique beer available. Must be 21 years old.

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Historic Double D Guest Ranch/Amelia Earhart Tour

Meeteetse Museums hosts this free tour of the former Double D Guest Ranch. The historic ranch, located in the beautiful mountains of the Shoshone National Forest, was established by Carl Dunrud in 1931 and operated as a dude ranch through 1942. Many famous guests stayed there, including Amelia Earhart. The tour is led by Jim Dunrud, a son of Carl Dunrud. Jim offers up the real history of the ranch, tells about the famous guests, and describes what life was life on the ranch. The tour leaves Meeteetse Museums at 8:30 a.m. and begins on site at 10:30 a.m. Registration is required. High clearance vehicles are required. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch, water, and to wear weather-appropriate clothing. Free Admission.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 – Saturday, July 28, 2018

Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre presents: Wild West Spectacular

Rocky Mountain Dance Theatre invites you to sit back and relax in the historic Cody Theatre as talented dancers and actors entertain you with the true story of our town’s namesake showman. Let us introduce you to Annie Oakley, Wild Bill Hickok, and more legends of the West as we dive into Buffalo Bill Cody’s dream of becoming the greatest showman to ever live. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased online or at the door. The show performs Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm. June 27-July 28th.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018 – Saturday, July 28, 2018

Park County Fair

Traditional county fair with livestock, carnival, stage acts, 4H competition and lots of food and fun!  

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Historic Pitchfork Ranch Tour

Meeteetse Museums hosts this free tour of the historic Pitchfork Ranch. The tour is led by owner Lenox Baker and includes a tour of some of the ranch’s historic structures. Dr. Baker will discuss the ranch’s history and the restoration efforts that are currently underway. A visit to the endangered black-footed ferret discovery site is also included. The tour leaves Meeteetse Museums at 9:30 a.m. and begins onsite at 10:00 a.m. Free Admission.  

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Friday, July 27, 2018 – Saturday, July 28, 2018

Heart Mountain Pilgrimage

This event focuses on bringing younger generations to the Heart Mountain WWII Interpretive Center at the site of the Heart Mountain Internment Camp that held Japanese-Americans during World War II to help preserve the efforts of the Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation.  

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Cody Air Fair

A morning of fun at the Yellowstone Regional Airport. This event includes a breakfast, pilot competitions, free aircraft rides for the kids, static displays and a free BBQ. Hosted by Choice Aviation.  

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Thursday, August 9, 2018 – Saturday, August 11, 2018

25th Annual Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout

Organized by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and the Cody Shooting Complex. Individuals and teams compete in the Shootout, which showcases the sport of shooting. The public is invited to observe shooting at the Cody Shooting Complex. This event helps showcase the importance of the shooting sport and America’s firearms industry, as well as the history of firearms.

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Annual Kirwin Tour

This tour offers an up-close and personal look at the abandoned mining town located in the high Absaroka Mountains. Tour participants will explore the storage/shop facilities, cabins, sheds, mining offices, various collapsed structures, assay office and machinery remaining at the location. Participants may also take a short hike to view the beginning foundation of Amelia Earhart’s cabin, intended to be her summer home. Construction ended in 1937 when the famous aviatrix disappeared over the Pacific Ocean. The US Forest Service also offers forest-related information prior to the start of the tour. The tour leaves the Meeteetse Museums at 8:30 a.m. and begins on site at 10:30 a.m. High clearance vehicles are required. Car-pooling is available. Tour members should bring chairs, weather-appropriate clothing and a lunch. Free Admission.    

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 – Sunday, August 12, 2018

The Cody Monologues: Famous & Infamous Women of the West

  The Cody Monologues: Famous & Infamous Women of the West Get to know some of the more colorful women of Cody in this one-act play that features an Artist, an Author, a Lady Doc, a Lady of the Evening, and More! It’s our third season! Each historical character will entertain you with their life story in our intimate theatre space. Come see the play that has been called, “Fun, funny and engaging.”  This play by local playwright, Bethany Hamilton Sandvik is sure to delight theatre and history lovers ages 7 to 107! Tickets $12/$15 available at:  www.codyperformingarts.com Dates/Times June 23 7pm June 24 2 pm June 28 7 pm June 29 7 pm June 30 7 pm   July 12 7 pm July 13 7 pm July 14 7 pm July 15  2 pm July 16 7 pm July 19 7 pm July 20 7 pm July 26 7 pm July 27 7pm July 28 7 pm July 29 2 pm   Aug 4 7 pm Aug 5 2 pm Aug 9 7 pm Aug 10 7 pm Aug 11 7 pm Aug 12 2 pm

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Taste of Meeteetse

Get a taste of local cuisine in Meeteetse. There is no cost to try everything! The entry that gets the most donations, wins. Donations collected will go to the Meeteetse Christmas baskets and the Meeteetse Youth Works program.  

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Wings ‘N Wheels Annual Fly-In & Car Show

The annual Wings ‘N Wheels Air and Car Show is held at the Powell Municipal Airport located north of Powell. The public is invited to watch the air show, browse the car show and visit the vendors that make the show happen.              

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Plaza Diane Renaissance Fair

Art projects for children as well as games and activities for the entire family with a Renaissance theme. Food vendors, art vendors, art exhibits, and entertainment.             

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Great Dam Day

Enjoy a variety of activities and entertainment including a hike down the “old dam road” for a view below the dam, a kids’ hike and lunch available. All activities are free to the public.  

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Saturday, August 18, 2018 – Sunday, August 19, 2018

Cody Wild West River Fest

The river festival is about bringing people together to celebrate one of Cody’s most exceptional natural resources, the Shoshone River. The festival will be fun for the whole family!  People of all ages will enjoy games on the river, fly fishing tournaments, yummy food, wading in the water, river sports, bluegrass concert, and learning how healthy rivers and healthy communities go hand-in-hand.      

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Friday, August 24, 2018 – Saturday, August 25, 2018

Cody Country Car Show

Come see some great classic cars, hot rods, custom vehicles, muscle cars and more. The car show begins Friday with a barbeque and cruise through town.  Saturday the show begins at 10:00 a.m. with judging and an awards ceremony at 3:00 p.m. Free admission.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Heart of a Trapper Trail Run & Hike

The Trapper Booster Club, in partnership with the Nature Conservancy, brings you the Heart of a Trapper trail run and hike at Heart Mountain. Whether you are looking for a family fun challenge or a race for yourself join us August 25th and gain the Heart of the Trapper.

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Friday, August 24, 2018 – Sunday, August 26, 2018

Wyoming Desperados Mounted Shooters

6th Annual ‘Battle in the Basin’ proudly presents the 2018 CMSA Wyoming State Championship August 24, 25 and 26 at the Park County Fairgrounds in Powell, Wyoming. FRIDAY NIGHT KICK-OFF  —  Wild Wyoming Jackpot & Silent Auction 6 PM SATURDAY  —  Main Match 10 AM   —   Benifit Concert and dance with ‘The Rewinders’ 8 PM SUNDAY  —  Cowboy Church  8 AM  —   Main Match 10 AM 6 Stage DWPQ, Rifle, Shotgun, Eliminator ADDED $$$ and Prizes in every event 4x the Points

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Saturday, September 1, 2018 – Monday, September 3, 2018

Meeteetse’s Annual Labor Day Celebration

Meeteetse has been celebrating this event for over 100 years. Events include a craft fair, parade, games, food, entertainment, sip and paint, and the final rodeo in the Big Horn Rodeo Circuit.

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Friday, September 7, 2018 – Saturday, September 8, 2018

Trapper Stampede Rodeo

Northwest College’s home rodeo event! Northwest College competes in the Big Sky Region, long recognized as one of the toughest competitive regions in collegiate rodeo. Northwest consistently stays near or at the top of National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association rankings. Events include bareback bronc riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and team roping. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, gate opens at 6:00 p.m.  

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Friday, September 7, 2018 – Saturday, September 8, 2018

Homesteader Days Festival

Celebrate the days of homesteading and farming with a vintage truck and tractor show, antique machinery demonstrations, farmers market, live demonstrations, craft vendors, street dance, hay rides, food, music and entertainment.            

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Monday, September 17, 2018 – Saturday, September 22, 2018

Rendezvous Royale

A celebration of western art with week-long events consisting of a nationally recognized art show and spirited auction of the best contemporary western art, a captivating quick draw, educational seminars, studio tours, and the Patron’s Ball as the grand finale.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Buffalo Bill Cody Races and 10K

Running/Walking Event Half Marathon: 9:00 am 10K: 9:45 am Start/Finish at City Park in downtown Cody (Courthouse side) Everyone off course by 1:00 pm Awards at 11:00 am at City Park After Party at City Park: 10:30 am-2:00 pm Cash prices for overall male and female winners of each race, as well as age group awards 3 deep.  Each participant gets a free beer at the after party.  Participants also get a shirt and unique finishers award.  Join us for year 2 of this destination race in a beautiful and wild place! www.runcodywy.com and facebook.com/runcodywy

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Friday, September 21, 2018 – Saturday, September 22, 2018

37th Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale

The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale is a fine art sale with a Western theme, offering works relating to the land, people and wildlife of the American West. Artists offer a broad range of stylistic interpretations of the West, in oil painting, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, ceramic and mixed media. All works are original art. The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale benefits the prestigious Buffalo Bill Center of the West. The art exhibition, housed in the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery, is free for public viewing each September. Main events include the Friday evening Auction, where guests view the exhibition a final time, then stroll to the beautiful party tent adjacent to the museum for food, drinks, live music and a spirited auction; and the Saturday morning Quick Draw, where guests enjoy breakfast then observe nearly thirty painters and sculptors at work in the Robbie Powwow Garden, often using live models, to complete a piece in one hour.  

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue

Monday – Saturday May 15 – September 29  (some exceptions) Enjoy authentic cowboy music and entertainment and a delicious western buffet at this evening dinner show featuring musical styles ranging from cowboy and America to bluegrass and gospel. Visit tickets.centerofthewest.org to purchase advanced tickets. Evening diner and show: $40 per person. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:15 p.m.) Show begins at 6:30 p.m. and concludes by 7:45 p.m. 4 p.m. matinee (show only) on select dates.  

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sample the Seasons and Festival of Trees

Powell’s stores stay open late for sales, shopping and hoers de overs in preparation for the holiday season. The Festival of Trees is a traditional event led by the Powell Rotary Club. Community members decorate trees and the trees are sold for charity.  

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lions Club Turkey Day

Shooting games, turkey-themed kids games. Annual fundraiser for the Cody Lion’s Club.    

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Cody Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade

Come celebrate the Holiday Season with us! Enjoy carolers and music, ice carving, burn barrels with marshmallow roasting, lighted Christmas parade and more!      

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Old Trail Town Christmas

Open house featuring Victorian and old fashioned decorations, homemade cookies and confections and hot toddies in the saloon. Free admission.      

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Friday, November 30, 2018 – Sunday, December 2, 2018

Powell Country Christmas and Tour of Homes

Country Christmas holiday gift expo and craft showcase in downtown Powell at the Commons at Pond Park. There will be gift booths, crafts, food booths, and entertainment throughout the day as well as a lighted Christmas Parade downtown. Concludes Sunday with the Tour of Homes Event.  

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Christmas in Meeteetse

Local artisan’s craft fair, food specials, visit from Santa, marshmallow roasting, community dinner, live nativity and lighting of the Memory Tree. Fun for all!

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