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Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day in San Angelo, Texas.

Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West this February.


Cripple Creek Ice Festival

Cripple Creek, CO, February 9-18: Watch sculptors carve ice into works of art, plus enjoy a liquor luge, ice snacks, an ice slide and ice maze.

877-858-4653 • VisitCrippleCreek.com

Art Shows

Aspects of Power, Light and Motion

Fort Worth, TX, closes February 4: Exhibition of equine photographs by Constance Jaeggi revealing the individual personalities of horses.

817-336-4475 • Cowgirl.net

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering

Ellensburg, WA, February 15-17: Celebrates traditional cowboy art, poetry and music, plus offers workshops on cowboy gear and art.

888-925-2204 • EllensburgCowboyGathering.com

Wigwam Festival of Fine Art

Litchfield Park, AZ, February 15-17: This art and entertainment show promotes award-winning Western and American Indian artists.

623-935-9040 • Litchfield-Park.org

Wings Over the Platte River

Grand Island, NE, February 16 through April 8: The region’s largest art exhibit dedicated to life on the Platte River.

308-385-5316 • StuhrMuseum.org

Heritage Festivals

11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras

Bandera, TX, February 1-3: Cowboys and Cajuns come together to celebrate Mardi Gras in Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World.”

830-796-4849 • BanderaCowboyCapital.com

Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day

San Angelo, TX, February 25: Join the Fort Concho Buffalo Soldier Living History Unit as they honor the nation’s black troops.

325-657-4440 • FortConcho.com

Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace

Gold Canyon, AZ, February 9 through Mar 31: Old West time travelers take in medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and games.

520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com

Parada del Sol Historic Parade

Scottsdale, AZ, February 9: Experience Old West fun with a parade and the Trail’s End Festival featuring shopping and live music.

480-990-3179 • ParadaDelSol.us

Charro Days

Brownsville, TX, February 18-25: Brownsville’s residents honor their heritage at the biggest celebration in the Rio Grande Valley.

956-542-4245 • CharroDaysFiesta.com

Buffalo Bill Birthday Bash

Golden, CO, February 26: Observe the Wild West showman’s birthday with costumed guides for Buffalo Bill Museum exhibits and birthday cake.

303-526-0744 • BuffaloBill.org

Horse Show

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Scottsdale, AZ, February 14-24: About 2,000 horses compete for more than $1 million at this horse show that also features equine seminars.

480-515-1500 • ScottsdaleShow.com

Rodeos & Stock Shows

Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Fort Worth, TX, Closes February 3: Offers up numerous days of livestock and horse shows, rodeos, concerts and food.

817-877-2420 • FWSSR.com

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

San Antonio, TX, February 8-25: Features PRCA and ranch rodeo competitions, livestock shows, and Country concerts.

210-225-5851 • SARodeo.com

Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic

Kearney, NE, February 17-25: This celebration features a ranch horse rodeo, competitions, a sale along with draft horse team races.

308-627-6385 • Cattlemens.org

PBR Iron Cowboy & The American

Arlington, TX, February 24-25: The top 10 rodeo athletes in the world compete in seven events at the world’s richest one-day rodeo.

307-760-7099 • ATTStadium.com

Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo

Wickenburg, AZ, February 8-10: Honor Wickenburg’s mining and ranching origins at this pro rodeo featuring a carnival and concerts.

800-942-5242 • WickenburgChamber.com

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