Western 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 • WesternShowcase.com
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 • Sharlot.org
HERITAGE FESTIVALS & RE-ENACTMENTS
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 • MusNAZ.org
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 • LaramieJubileeDays.com
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 • OTDays.com
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 • OurayCountyHistoricalSociety.org
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 • BuffaloWYO.com
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 • FortCaspar.com
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 • PrescottRegulators.org
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 • BuffaloBillDays.com
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 • DodgeCityDays.com
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 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com
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 • CoveredWagonDays.org
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 • DurangoTrain.com
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 • CircuitOfTheAmericas.com
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 • SheridanWyoming.org
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 • PLPT.nsn.us
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 • 1838Rendezvous.com
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 • MeetMeOnTheGreen.com
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 • WorldsOldestRodeo.com
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 • CodyStampedeRodeo.com
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 • BitAndSpurRidingClub.com
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 • GrangevilleBorderDays.org
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 • CattlemensDays.com
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 • SheridanWyoming.org
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 • SnakeRiverStampede.com
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 • FortDallesDays.com
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 • Cheyenne.org
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 • ChiefJosephDays.com
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 • NebraskasBigRodeo.com