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Calendar of Events

Friday, April 25, 2014
Songs of the Cowboys: Musicians will gather in the Bandana Room of the Holiday Inn to perform traditional cowboy music and poetry. Concerts Friday 7:00 p.m. and Saturday 3:00 p.m. matinee and 7:00 p.m. followed by jam sessions, concluding Sunday with a cowboy gospel concert at 9:00 a.m.
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Friday, May 2, 2014
Yellowstone's East Entrance (Cody) Opens: The East Entrance (which is the entrance closest to Cody) will open to all motorized vehicles, weather permitting.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
Cody Wild West Days: Top notch horse sale and barrel racing.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
"Spring into Yellowstone - Cody Birding and Wildlife Festival": Come celebrate the wealth of birds, wildlife and special places in and around the Cody/Yellowstone ecosystem. The event will include guided trips, interactive forums and speakers, trade show and the opportunity to showcase the Cody area's iconic birds and wildlife.
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
Dan Miller's Cowboy Music Revue: Dan Miller's Cowboy Music Revue has been featured in USA Today. This award-winning music variety show provides family entertainment offering Americana, bluegrass, songs of the American West and cowboy poetry. Beginning Mid-May through September, nightly shows Monday through Saturday. Admission $15.
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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Cody Nite Rodeo: Since 1938 the Cody Nite Rodeo has provided two hours of real, wild, western, family-friendly action. Come early and meet the cowboys and bull-fighters. Get your picture taken on "Hollywood" the bull. Nightly rodeos June 1 - August 31. Tickets can be purchased at the gate, online, at the Stampede office, or from local vendors. Adults $20, children 7-12 $10, 6 & younger free.
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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Cody Cattle Company: June through September the Cody Cattle Company offers a live western music show featuring award-winning entertainers. Discount package ticket that includes dinner, show and rodeo available or dinner and show ticket, or show only ticket may be purchased. Call or book online.
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Sunday, June 1, 2014
Cody Gunfighters Show: Street theatre performances nightly depicting a gunfight with old west characters in historical costumes. June-September, Monday through Saturday. Free admission.
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Saturday, June 7, 2014
18th Annual Cancer Fun Run: 165 mile motorcycle poker run to benefit local cancer support group. Giveaways and auction. Register at Cassie's.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Jake Clark's Mule Days: Mules show off their abilities at the all-mule rodeo, jack-pot team roping, and barrel racing. Mounted Shooting Seminars and Competition. Enjoy the all-mule parade, a great rib eye steak dinner and barn dance. Quality mules sold each year at the Select Saddle Mule Auction,becoming nationally known as America’s Finest Select Saddle Mule Auction.
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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Legend Rock Tour: Second Saturday in June. Meeteetse Museums hosts this guided tour of Legend Rock State Archaeological Site, which is led by archaeologist Dr. Larry Todd. Legend Rock features over 300 of the world's best Dinwoody Petroglyphs, some 10,000 years old. Tour leaves museum at 8:30 am. Free admission.
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Saturday, June 21, 2014
33rd Annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow: Dancing and drum competition, food and crafts from Native Americans of the region. Adults $10 (18 and older) Youth $5 (7-17) Children 6 and under free.
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Saturday, June 21, 2014
Antique Tractor Rally and Chili Cookoff: Live music, games for the kids, coupons for businesses and more!
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Saturday, June 28, 2014
Wagon Box Social: 5K, 10K, and 13K race in the scenic Wood River Valley along the route to the old mining town of Kirwin. Starts at Brown Mountain Campground. Includes free t-shirt, post-race BBQ and prize drawings.
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Monday, June 30, 2014
Cody/Yellowstone PRCA Xtreme Bulls: This event will feature forty of the world's top bull riders taking their shot at a $50,000 purse and the Cody-Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls title.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
95th Annual Cody Stampede Celebration: Cody's major event of the year with rodeos, parades, fireworks and entertainment. Stampede Rodeo (part of Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour) July 1-3 7:00pm, July 4 4:00pm Kiddie Parade July 2 10:00am Stampede Parades July 3 & 4 9:30am Cody Skylighters Fireworks Show July 4 9:00pm
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Wild West Extravaganza: Craft fair in Cody's City Park.
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Friday, July 4, 2014
Runner's Stampede: 5K and 10K walk/run.
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Saturday, July 5, 2014
Yellowstone Beer Fest: First annual event to raise money for the Wounded Veteran Charity and Operation Finally Home-Cody. Live music, food vendors and craft beer.
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Friday, July 11, 2014
Winchester Arms Collectors Association Annual Show: Winchester Arms Collectors Association (W.A.C.A.) is a non-profit tax-exempt corporation and an international organization comprised of over 2,200 members devoted to the preservation, understanding and collecting of Winchester firearms and related products as well as the role these products had throughout American history. Buy, trade and sell guns and related items at the annual show. Educational displays.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Historic Double Dee Tour: Third Sunday in July. Meeteetse Museums hosts this free tour of the historic Double Dee Guest Ranch which operated during the 1930s. Amelia Earhart was a guest there in July, 1934. The tour is led by Jim Dunrud, whose family owned the ranch. Free admission.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Park County Fair: Traditional county fair with livestock, carnival, stage acts, 4H and FFA competitions, grand stand events and lots of food and fun.
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Friday, August 1, 2014
19th Annual Wild West Balloon Fest: The festival begins Friday evening with a balloon glow. The balloons take off Saturday and Sunday at sunrise around 6 a.m. Balloonists participate in competitions such as the "Hound and Hare" race and "Pole Grab". Spectators are encouraged to arrive early if they would like to be on a balloon's chase crew.
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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Cody Air Fair: "Fly In, Food & Fun" Breakfast, seminars, air/car show, lunch, kids play area, vendors, and competitions. Fun for the entire family!
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Friday, August 8, 2014
Wyoming Mounted Shooters of America State Championship: Competitors dress in cowboy attire dating from modern rodeo attire to classic old west apparel. They are mounted on horses and engage in courses of fire. Championships are held annually, to reward the best and most successful MSA members. An annual Points championship will reward top competitors with prizes and bragging rights.
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Annual Kirwin Tour: Gold was discovered at Kirwin, high on the Wood River in 1885. By 1894, the Shoshone River Mining Co. was formed and the first ore was shipped from Kirwin by mule in 1897. In 1907, a savage snowstorm struck, dumping 50 to 100 feet of snow over more than eight days. An avalanche swept down one of the mountains, killing three people. When the storm cleared and crews began clearing the roads, the people of Kirwin left with what they could carry, leaving sheets on the beds and dishes on the tables. Today, many buildings, remnants of buildings and pieces of mining equipment remain, allowing the visitor a glimpse into the past. Meeteetse Museums, Inc. sponsors an annual trip to Kirwin with speakers who talk about the town, mining, people and the area. The trip is a full day. Participants should bring a lunch and beverages for the day, warm clothes, walking shoes and a camera. Four wheel drive or high clearance vehicle is required, and car pooling is encouraged. Free admission.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
21st Annual Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout: The annual Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout is organized under the auspices of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West and Cody Shooting Complex. The event helps showcase the importance of the shooting sports and America’s firearms industry, as well as the history of firearms. This is a 350-target shoot with targets for each of the following: skeet (50); wobble skeet (50); trap (50); wobble trap (50); 5 stand (50); and sporting clays (100). Each discipline is scored one point per target. Any gauge shotgun may be used, and there is no class distinction.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Wings 'N Wheels Fly-In & Car Show: Powell Wyoming's annual Wings'N Wheels Car Show & Fly-In is held at the Powell Airport. Watch the air show, browse the car show and visit the vendors that make the show happen!
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Great Dam Day: Gates open for pedestrian access to the old dam road and front views of the dam. Kid's Hike and Seek Treasure Hunt, food and entertainment.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
Taste of Meeteetse: Stroll along the boardwalks of downtown Meeteetse and sample down-home cooking from locals competing to win the coveted chef hats. It's $5.00 and it's fun. 75% of this year's proceeds will go to the P.I.E. Scholarship Fund.
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Heart Mountain Pilgrimage: This event focuses on bringing in the 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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Friday, August 22, 2014
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! Paddlers can show their stuff in the Stinking Water Sprint downriver race and the Stinking Water Slalom kayak event. Anglers can compete for bragging rights and cool prizes in the On the Fly fishing tournament. And people of all ages can play games on the river, eat some yummy food, wade in the water, try out a river sport, enjoy a bluegrass concert, and learn how healthy rivers and healthy communities go hand-in-hand.
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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Medicine Lodge Creek Pictograph Tour: Fourth Saturday in August. Meeteetse Museums hosts this free tour of Medicine Lodge Creek State Archaeological Site. Archaeologist Dr. Larry Todd leads the tour of this ancient pictograph site near Hyattville. Side tours to the Colby Mammoth Kill Site and the Washakie Museum are offered.
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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Meeteetse's Annual Labor Day Celebration: Meeteetse has been celebrating the same 3 day event for 102 years. The event started originally by Josh Dean with a steer roasting in a large pit and a time for neighbors who may not have seen each other all summer to get together. Ranch work left (and still does) little time to go visiting so it was reserved for those times when at least most of the chores were done. The end of summer is one of those times; the hay is in and it's not yet branding and sorting time. Over Labor Day weekend, rodeos, street games, food and entertainment liven up this small ranching community just 30 miles south of Cody.
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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Meeteetse Absaroka Challenge: This is an EXTREME run held on a beautiful course and consists of three different competitions, 5K, 10K and 15K. The race takes place during Labor Day weekend beginning at the Timber Creek Ranger Station. Includes a free t-shirt, post-race BBQ and prize drawings.
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Friday, September 5, 2014
Trapper Stampede Rodeo: Northwest College's home rodeo event! The Trapper Stampede Rodeo will be held September 5 & 6 at the Stampede Grounds in Cody. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the gate.
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Friday, September 5, 2014
Homesteader Days/Harvest Festival: Celebrating the founders and area's agricultural heritage. This event features a harvest chuck wagon breakfast, live music, farmer's market, an agricultural equipment display, craft vendors, car and truck show, 2K walk (narrated by the Homesteader Museum), live demonstrations and interactive activities.
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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Yellowstone Quilt Festival: Fabulous quilt show. Judging by view's choice. Vendors mall, block challenge, raffle quilt and silent auction.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Cody High Style: Part of Rendezvous Royale week. Features an exhibition of current works from today's best contemporary artists, a high-energy runway fashion show, workshops, seminars, round-table discussions and private tours.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Rendezvous Royale: A western arts celebration devoted to the most prestigious events of the year in Cody, Wyoming. The fourth week of each September, it consists of a nationally-recognized art show, a spirited auction of the best contemporary western art, a cutting-edge western fashion show, a captivating quick draw, an exhibition of works by the best western furniture artisans and craftsmen, educational seminars, studio tours, and an elegant ball as the grand finale. That's just a taste of what this amazing week has to offer.
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
Boot Scootin' Boogie: Part of Rendezvous Royale week. Thursday night traffic comes to a halt on Main Street as Cody businesses celebrate the arts with a street festival that showcases our thriving local art community, unique boutiques, and outstanding businesses of the region. Join us for an evening of artists, photographers, sculptors, and wood carvers demonstrating their talents while enjoying live music, great food, and a rockin' runway fashion show featuring the styles of the West.
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Friday, September 19, 2014
33rd 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 and is held in conjunction with the Center's Patrons Ball and Cody High Style, all part of Cody, Wyoming's annual "Rendezvous Royale Immerse Yourself in the Arts" 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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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Patron's Ball: The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s major annual fundraising event and premier gala of the Rocky Mountain region. Patrons Ball is the culmination of Rendezvous Royale, a week-long celebration of the arts in Cody.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Arland Tour: Arland has a unique and violent past. One of the local residents was Belle Drewry. Known as the “Woman in Blue,” Drewry became involved in a love triangle that ended in murder. Other prominent citizens were Bill Gallagher, “Blind Bill” Hoolihan, Broken Nose Jackson, Bill Landon, Rose Williams, and Will Wheaton. Many of these individuals are reported to have died in a “web of lawlessness, romance, intrigue and murder.” Tour participants should dress appropriately for the weather, wear walking or hiking shoes, and bring drinking water. Car-pooling is encouraged. A high clearance vehicle is also recommended. First Saturday in October, includes a trip to the Old Meeteetse Cemetery. Free admission.
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Friday, November 21, 2014
Sample the Seasons: Downtown stores stay open late for sales, shopping and hoers de overs in preparation for the holiday season.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014
Lions Club Turkey Day: Shooting games, turkey-themed kids games. Annual fundraiser for the Cody Lion's Club.
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Friday, November 28, 2014
"An Old Trail Town Christmas": Victorian and old fashioned decorations,homemade cookies and confections and hot toddies in the saloon. Entertainment and wagon rides (weather permitting). Free admission.
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Friday, November 28, 2014
Santa's Workshop: Pictures with Santa, crafts
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Saturday, November 29, 2014
Cody Christmas Parade: Lighted Christmas parade.
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Saturday, December 6, 2014
Powell Country Christmas: Country Christmas Holiday Gift & Craft Showcase in downtown Powell at the Commons, Plaza Diane, old Sunlight Mattress Store. There will be gift booths, craft & food booths, as well as entertainment throughout the day. Santa will visit between 11:00am-1:00pm, photos available. Lighted Parade starts at 5:30. Concludes Sunday with the Tour of Homes Event.
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Saturday, December 6, 2014
Buffalo Bill Center of the West Holiday Open House: A day filled with festive decorations, Santa Claus, and entertainment. The Holiday Open House is free, but families attending are encouraged to share the holiday spirit: Bring a can of food or a new, unwrapped toy that the Center will donate to charitable organizations for distribution throughout the community. Music and dance, visits with Santa and homemade holiday treats.
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Saturday, December 13, 2014
Christmas in Meeteetse: Craft fair, parade, refreshments and Santa.
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