You know summer’s coming when the first week of May comes along. It’s Fire School Weekend, which doesn’t really mean anything to folks who don’t live here, but to the locals, it’s the signal that the winter is over and the busy-ness has begun! There are several events that take place this last weekend in April and first part of May that kick off our summer season in style…
April 29-May 1st: Fire School – firefighters (volunteers and otherwise) from around the region converge on Cody for three days of training, seminars, workshops, and camaraderie. Want to watch a group of firefighters set fire to a vehicle, then put it out? It happens that weekend!
April 29-May 1st: Cassie’s Spring Fling – entertainment, darts, a pool tournament, outdoor barbecue, and a talent show, all at one of the most historic and colorful locations in Cody – Cassie’s Steak House on the west end of Cody!
April 30: Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown comes to Cody as part of our Cody Wild West Show concert series! Only $25 per ticket, but there are only 300 tickets, so get yours now – call 1-800-EYE-CODY for more information on this concert, as well as upcoming events in the summer and next fall.
May 6-8: Wild West Days – The Irma Hotel is the central location for true western recreation. The first full weekend in May the Irma blocks off 12th Street in front of the hotel for a horse sale, and the fun is just beginning! There are rodeo events at the Stampede Grounds and the Heart Mountain Equestrian Center, as well.
May also marks the opening of several of our major attractions – The Buffalo Bill Dam Visitor Center opens its doors May 1; Old Trail Town will begin showing visitors how the west really was beginning mid-May; the Dan Miller Cowboy Music Revue will begin entertaining audiences around the 20th of May; the Dug-Up Gun Museum opens its doors this month as well; before May is over the Cody Cattle Company will start their twice-nightly dinner shows; and Tecumseh’s Old West Miniature Village and Museum will be open daily in May. Of course, you can visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center year-round – no matter when you come to town, that’s got to be on your must-see list!
So whether you’re planning to pass through, or stay for a few days, May is a great time to visit us here in Cody!
Until next time, I’ll be lovin’ life in Buffalo Bill’s Country…
Corrie N. Cody