Battle of Platte Bridge Station 150th anniversaryWestern roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!


Calgary Stampede Western Art Show

Calgary, AB, July 3-12: View  Western art by dozens of artists whose works were selected for display during the Calgary Stampede rodeo.

800-661-1767 •

Prescott Indian Art Market

Prescott, AZ, July 11-12: Exhibits American Indian weavings, pottery, jewelry and paintings, plus offers cultural art and craft presentations.

928-445-3122 •


Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture

Flagstaff, AZ, July 4-5: Sharing Pueblo tribal heritage, Hopi artists, musicians and artisans gather to celebrate their history and culture.

928-774-5213 •

Laramie Jubilee Days

Laramie, WY, July 4-12: Hometown celebration with a ranch rodeo, kid’s horse show, junior bull riding match, parade, chili cook-off and brewfest.

800-445-5303 •

The Last Escape of Billy the Kid

Lincoln, NM, August 7-9: Watch historyre-enactments of the notorious Lincoln County War, including the “last escape of Billy the Kid,” plus an appearance by True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell.

Oregon Trail Days

Gering, NE, July 9-12: Celebrates the people who settled western Nebraska through a kickoff barbecue, old-fashioned parades and live music.

308-632-2133 •

Frontier Doc History

Ouray, CO, July 14: Enjoy a historical discussion about medicine on the Western frontier featuring former True West contributor Dr. Jim Kornberg.

970-325-4576 •

Longmire Days

Buffalo, WY, July 17-19: Author Craig Johnson and actors from the hit series Longmire gather to celebrate cowboy culture and Old West heritage.

800-227-5122 •

Battle of Platte Bridge Station 150th anniversary

Casper, WY, July 24-26: Celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Platte Bridge Station with a re-enactment and history demonstrations.

307-235-8400 •

Shoot-out on Whiskey row

Prescott, AZ, July 25-26: Watch the Southwest re-enactment competition hosted by Prescott Regulators & Their Shady Ladies.

928-445-1754 •

Buffalo Bill Days

Golden, CO, July 24-28: Take a trail ride up to Lookout Mountain to visit Buffalo Bill Cody’s grave, plus enjoy a Wild West show and parade.

303-279-3342 •

Dodge City Days

Dodge City, KS, July 24-Aug. 2: Celebration includes a PRCA rodeo, boot hill bull fry, chuckwagon breakfast and Western art show.

620-227-3119 •

National Day of the American Cowboy

Bandera, TX, July 25: Frontier Times Museum hosts a ranch rodeo, Western music and poetry concerts, and Old West re-enactments.

830-796-3864 •

Covered Wagon Days

Del Norte, CO, July 30-Aug. 1: Historic wagons, live music and a parade commemorate the town’s gold and silver discoveries in the San Juan Mountains.

719-657-0286 •

True West Railfest

Durango, CO, August 13-16: Join True West Magazine’s Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell and friends aboard the 1881-82 Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad for a celebration of railroading and the Western lifestyle.

970-247-2733 •


Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic

Fort Worth, TX, July 4: Concert lineup includes Billy Joe Shaver, Jamey Johnson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Raelyn Nelson Band and Merle Haggard.

512-301-6600 •


First People’s Powwow

Sheridan WY, July 7-12: Northern Plains tribes perform traditional powwow dances, plus enjoy music and art demonstrations.

307-673-7121 •

Sacred Visions Powwow

Wadsworth, NV, July 17-19: A community of elders and youth gathers to promote and preserve the traditions and cultures of the Northern Paiute.

775-560-1551 •


1838 Rendezvous

Riverton, WY, July 1-5: Held at an 1838 campsite, this mountain man re-enactment offers seminars on frontier cooking and tomahawk throwing.

307-856-7306 •

Green River Rendezvous

Pinedale, WY, July 9-12: This 1833 mountain man encampment offers fur trade lectures and a pageant honoring rendezvous culture.

307-367-2242 •


Prescott Frontier Days

Prescott, AZ, June 29-July 5: Held since 1888, the self-proclaimed “world’s oldest rodeo” features steer roping, bull riding, team roping and a parade.

928-445-3103 •

Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede Rodeo

Cody, WY, July 1-4: This professional rodeo features competitions in bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding, roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing, plus a parade.

307-587-5155 •

Bit & Spur Rodeo

Tooele, UT, July 3-4: The Bit & Spur Riding Club celebrates 70 years at its “Cowboy Independence Day” rodeo celebration, with fireworks.

801-712-7137 •

Grangeville Border Days

Grangeville, ID, July 3-5: Idaho’s oldest rodeo offers local team roping, barrel and steer riding, and a wild horse race, plus an art show.

208-983-1372 •

Cattlemen’s Days

Gunnison, CO, July 3-12: This PRCA rodeo offers horse and livestock shows, animal exhibits, a carnival, live music and cowboy poetry.

970-596-0149 •

Sheridan WYO Rodeo

Sheridan, WY, July 5-12: Enjoy the PRCA rodeo, Indian relay races, rodeo parade, carnival and Indian powwow, plus nightly performances.

307-672-9715 •

Snake River Stampede Rodeo

Nampa, ID, July 11-18: This PRCA rodeo features bull and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bareback bronc riding and tie-down roping.

208-466-8497 •

Fort Dalles Days

The Dalles, OR, July 16-18: This NRPA rodeo and parade celebrates the town’s history through donkey races, dances and a street fair.

541-296-2231 •

Cheyenne Frontier Days

Cheyenne, WY, July 17-26: Cowboys compete in a PRCA rodeo, held since 1897, plus enjoy a Western art show and Country concerts.

800-426-5009 •

Chief Joseph Days

Joseph, OR, July 21-26: This PRCA rodeo features a bucking horse stampede, traditional Indian dances, a parade and a friendship feast.

541-432-1015 •

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo

Burwell, NE, July 22-25: This outdoor rodeo offers up bareback, saddle bronc and bull riding events, plus calf and team roping contests.

308-346-5010 •

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