Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!
Crazy Horse Volksmarch
Custer, SD, June 6-7: Run the 10K to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress—a granite likeness of Oglala Lakota leader Crazy Horse.
605-673-4681 • CrazyHorseMemorial.org
June lake horse drive
Bishop, CA, June 21-24: Experience the life of a cowboy and herd 100 head of horses along the trail from the pack station to the winter pasture.
888-437-6853 • FrontierPackStation.com
HERITAGE FESTIVALS & RE-ENACTMENTS
Fort Walla Walla Days
Walla Walla, WA, June 6-7: At the 1858 fort, walk through mountain men encampments and view Civil War artifacts and Plateau Indian beadwork.
509-525-7703 • FortWallaWallaMuseum.org
Gold Rush Days
Sidney, NE, June 12-13: Experience the 1870s lifestyle with historical skits, re-enactments and demonstrations, plus cowboy music and poetry.
866-545-4030 • SidneyCheyenneCountyTourism.com
Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show
Pawnee, OK, June 12-13: Re-enacts Pawnee Bill’s 1888 Wild West show of cowboys and Indians at the historic ranch site.
918-762-2513 • OKHistory.org
North Platte, NE, June 17-27: This celebration of Nebraska’s heritage includes the Buffalo Bill Rodeo, an art show and a carnival.
308-532-7939 • NebraskalandDays.com
Fort Union Rendezvous
701-572-9083 • NPS.gov
Historic Lecompton Territorial Days
Lecompton, KS, June 19-20: Celebrates territorial heritage with a re-created Kansas slave-free state debate, plus historical tours and demonstrations.
785-887-6617 • LecomptonTerritorialDays.com
Pacific Primitive Rendezvous
Forbestown, CA, June 19-27: Experience pre-1840s life in a living history encampment without modern technologies or conveniences.
541-905-2042 • PacificPrimitiveRendezvous.com
Umatilla Landing Day
541-922-4825 • UmatillaOregonChamber.org
The Last Escape of Billy the Kid
MOVIES & MUSIC
Palo Duro Canyon, TX, Opens June 2: This outdoor musical re-creates the stories of Texas Panhandle settlers, plus features a chuckwagon dinner.
806-655-2181 • Texas-Show.com
Lone Pine Film History Museum Concert in the Rocks
Lone Pine, CA, June 13: Tony Suraci, the Highwayman, and His Posse of Nine pay tribute to the pioneers of Outlaw Country music.
760-876-9909 • LonePineFilmHistoryMuseum.org
Tribute to Western Movies Day
Montrose, CO, June 13: This celebration of the numerous Westerns filmed in the state of Colorado also commemorates the state’s frontier heritage through re-enactments and historical demonstrations.
701-572-9083 • NPS.gov
Red Earth Festival
Oklahoma City, OK, June 5-7: More than 1,200 American Indian artists, dancers and singers perform in celebration of their heritage.
405-247-5228 • RedEarth.org
Fort Robinson Intertribal Gathering
Crawford, NE, June 12-14: At the 1874 post Fort Robinson, the region’s Indian tribes share their culture through songs, dances and storytelling.
308-632-1311 • PanhandlerCD.com
Wild Wild West Pro Rodeo
Silver City, NM, June 3-6: Some of the nation’s toughest cowboys and cowgirls compete in high-flying bull riding, fast riding and roping.
575-534-5030 • SilverCityProRodeo.com
Sisters, OR, June 13-15: This PRCA rodeo offers up bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team bronc riding and a rodeo parade.
541-549-0121 • SistersRodeo.com
Reno, NV, June 17-27: The self-proclaimed “Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West” features rodeo competitions that include team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.
775-329-3877 • RenoRodeo.com
Jim Bowie Days
Bowie, TX, June 20-27: Texas Revolution hero and frontiersman Jim Bowie is celebrated with a rodeo, parade, art show, pet parade and Indian artifacts show.
940-366-1887 • JimBowieDays.org
Greeley, CO, June 25-July 5: This professional rodeo features bull riding and steer wrestling competitions, plus a Western art sale and an Independence Day parade.
970-356-7787 • GreeleyStampede.org
Prescott Frontier Days
Prescott, AZ, June 29-July 5: Held since 1888, the Prescott rodeo that claims to be the “world’s oldest” delivers more rodeo action in steer roping, bull riding and team roping, plus a parade.
928-445-3103 • WorldsOldestRodeo.com