February 2015 Events

 

Winter-Ranges-actions-shooting-event-phoenix Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

ART SHOWS

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

Omaha, NE, Opens Feb. 8: Celebrates the ways American artists, such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Norman Rockwell, engaged the modern world.

402-342-3300 • Joslyn.org

Wigwam Festival of Fine Art

Litchfield Park, AZ, February 13-15: Art and entertainment show promotes award-winning Western and American Indian artists.

623-734-6526 • Litchfield-Park.org

Scottsdale Waterfront Fine art & Wine Festival

Scottsdale, AZ, February 13-15: A showcase of nationally acclaimed Western art, glass sculptures, photography, jewelry and more.

480-837-5637 • ThunderbirdArtists.com

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

Santa Fe, NM, Opens Feb. 15: Features 32 paintings, bronze sculptures and mixed media works by Chippewa artist David Bradley.

505-476-1250 • IndianArtsAndCulture.org

FESTIVALS & REENACTMENTS

International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race

Pinedale, WY, February 5-6: Pinedale is one stop on this year’s sled dog race that showcases the beautiful state of Wyoming.

307-734-1163 • WyomingStageStop.org

11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras

Bandera, TX, February 5-7: Cowboys and Cajuns come together to celebrate Mardi Gras in Bandera, the self-proclaimed “Cowboy Capital of the World.”

800-364-3833 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace

Gold Canyon, AZ, Opens Feb. 7: Old West time travelers can take in medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.

520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com

Winter Range

Phoenix, AZ, February 23-March 1: SASS’s National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting, plus Western stage acts and a period costume contest.

623-465-8683 • WinterRange.com

Nebraskaland Day’s Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash

North Plate, NE, February 28: Celebrate the Wild West showman’s birthday with a concert benefiting NebraskaLand Days.

888-313-5606 • NebraskaLandDays.com

HORSE SHOWS

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Scottsdale, AZ, February 12-22: About 2,000 horses compete and perform for more than $1 million in prizes, plus equine seminars and vendor market.

480-515-1500  • ScottsdaleShow.com

Oklahoma Horse Fair

Duncan, OK, February 13-15: Enjoy the Chisholm Trail Ranch Rodeo, the horse, mule and pony show, equine trade show and working cowdog clinics.

405-226-0630 • OKHorseFair.com

MUSIC & POETRY

Jam Sessions at the Occidental Hotel

Buffalo, WY, Thursdays in February: Local musicians gather to perform some of the best Bluegrass, Western and Folk music in the land.

307-684-0451 • OccidentalWyoming.com

Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Sierra Vista, AZ, February 6-8: This celebration of Western heritage features poetry and music performed by Arvel Bird (shown here), Belinda Gail, Mike Moutoux, Saddle Strings and more.

520-249-3545 • CowboyPoets.com

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering

Ellensburg, WA, February 13-15: A celebration of traditional cowboy art, poetry and music, plus cowboy gear and art shows with workshops.

888-925-2204 • EllensburgCowboyGathering.com

 

Saddle UP Celebration

Pigeon Forge, TN, February 18-22: Western entertainers share stories and cowboy poetry, plus enjoy the chuckwagon cook-offs.

800-251-9100 • MyPigeonForge.com

Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous

Hyrum, UT, Opens Feb. 27: Western musicians, cowboy poets and artisans gather to promote Utah’s Cache Valley culture.

435-770-0089 • CacheValleyCowboyRendezvous.com

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Alpine, TX, February 27-28: Apache Adams, Amy Hale Auker, Jerry Brooks and others celebrate the oral and musical traditions of the American West.

800-561-3712 • TexasCowboyPoetry.com

PARADE

Parada Del Sol

Scottsdale, AZ, February 14: Celebrates Western heritage with a horse-drawn parade featuring mountain men re-enactors.

480-990-3179 • ParadaDelSol.us

RODEO

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

San Antonio, TX, Opens Feb. 12: Since 1950, cowboys from across the United States come together to compete in this PRCA rodeo.

210-225-5851 • SARodeo.com

Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo

Wickenburg, AZ, February 13-15: This celebration of Wickenburg’s mining and ranching origins offers a carnival, live music, a pro rodeo and more.

928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

TOUR

Lake Lucero Tour

Alamogordo, NM, February 28: A tour through the White Sands to the dry lakebed of Lake Lucero, at White Sands National Monument.

575-679-2599 • Alamogordo.com

TRAIN RIDE

Winter Photographer’s Train

Durango, CO, February 15: Passengers riding an authentic steam train photograph the beautiful Animas Canyon and the surrounding wilderness.

888-872-4607 • DurangoTrain.com

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O’Keeffe to Rockwell

Omaha, NE, Opens Feb. 8: Celebrates the ways American artists, such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Norman Rockwell, engaged the modern world.

402-342-3300 • Joslyn.org

Wigwam Festival of Fine Art

Litchfield Park, AZ, February 13-15: Art and entertainment show promotes award-winning Western and American Indian artists.

623-734-6526 • Litchfield-Park.org

Scottsdale Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival

Scottsdale, AZ, February 13-15: A showcase of nationally acclaimed Western art, glass sculptures, photography, jewelry and more.

480-837-5637 • ThunderbirdArtists.com

Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley

Santa Fe, NM, Opens Feb. 15: Features 32 paintings, bronze sculptures and mixed media works by Chippewa artist David Bradley.

505-476-1250 • IndianArtsAndCulture.org

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace

Gold Canyon, AZ, Opens Feb. 7: Old West time travelers can take in medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.

520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com

Nebraskaland Day’s Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash

North Plate, NE, February 28: Celebrate the Wild West showman’s birthday with a concert benefiting NebraskaLand Days.

888-313-5606 • NebraskaLandDays.com

HORSE SHOWS

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Scottsdale, AZ, February 12-22: About 2,000 horses compete and perform for more than $1 million in prizes, plus equine seminars and vendor market.

480-515-1500  • ScottsdaleShow.com

Oklahoma Horse Fair

Duncan, OK, February 13-15: Enjoy the Chisholm Trail Ranch Rodeo, the horse, mule and pony show, equine trade show and working cowdog clinics.

405-226-0630 • OKHorseFair.com

MUSIC & POETRY

Jam Sessions at the Occidental Hotel

Buffalo, WY, Thursdays in February: Local musicians gather to perform some of the best Bluegrass, Western and Folk music in the land.

307-684-0451 • OccidentalWyoming.com

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering

Ellensburg, WA, February 13-15: A celebration of traditional cowboy art, poetry and music, plus cowboy gear and art shows with workshops.

888-925-2204 • EllensburgCowboyGathering.com

 

Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous

Hyrum, UT, Opens Feb. 27: Western musicians, cowboy poets and artisans gather to promote Utah’s Cache Valley culture.

435-770-0089 • CacheValleyCowboyRendezvous.com

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Alpine, TX, February 27-28: Apache Adams, Amy Hale Auker, Jerry Brooks and others celebrate the oral and musical traditions of the American West.

800-561-3712 • TexasCowboyPoetry.com

PARADE

Parada Del Sol

Scottsdale, AZ, February 14: Celebrates Western heritage with a horse-drawn parade featuring mountain men re-enactors.

480-990-3179 • ParadaDelSol.us

RODEO

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

San Antonio, TX, Opens Feb. 12: Since 1950, cowboys from across the United States come together to compete in this PRCA rodeo.

210-225-5851 • SARodeo.com

TOUR

Lake Lucero Tour

Alamogordo, NM, February 28: A tour through the White Sands to the dry lakebed of Lake Lucero, at White Sands National Monument.

575-679-2599 • Alamogordo.com

TRAIN RIDE

Winter Photographer’s Train

Durango, CO, February 15: Passengers riding an authentic steam train photograph the beautiful Animas Canyon and the surrounding wilderness.

888-872-4607 • DurangoTrain.com

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