July 2011 Events

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

 

Now through July 4…Prescott, AZ, Prescott Frontier Days: Since 1888, a rodeo extravaganza on the Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour.
866-407-6336 • WorldsOldestRodeo.com

Now through July 31…San Marcos, TX, Revealing Character: Robb Kendrick’s tintype portraits of cowhands from nearly 40 Texas ranches.
512-245-2313 • TheWittliffCollections.TXState.edu

Now through Sept. 5…Fort Macleod, AB, NWMP Musical Ride: Cavalry show honors 1873 Royal Northwest Mounted Police heritage.
403-553-4703 • NWMPMuseum.com

Now through Sept. 25…Colorado Springs, CO, Flying W Ranch Chuckwagon Show: Flying W Wranglers perform as you eat beneath the stars.
800-232-3599 • FlyingW.com

Now through Oct. 15…Enid, OK, Cactus Jack Walking Tour: Re-enactments, including the fatal gunfight of Marshal Williams.
580-242-2233 • ChisholmTrailCoalition.org

Now through Nov. 13…Denver, CO, Native Roots Modern Form: Outdoor sculptures by Apache artist Allan Houser (1914-94).
720-865-3500 • BotanicGardens.org

 

JULY

1…Del Norte, CO, Colorado Cowgirls Presents Juni Fisher: A multi-winning female performer of the year sings at the Colorado Cowgirls showroom.
719-657-3111 • ColoradoCowgirls.net

1-2…Colorado Springs, CO, Ride for the Brand Championship Ranch Rodeo: A WRCA rodeo, plus cattle drive and chuckwagon cook-off.
719-635-1101 • ChampionshipRanchRodeo.com

1-3…Fort Smith, AR, Hell, Grit & Justice on the Border: Authors and experts tell stories from the era of Judge Parker’s Court.
479-783-3961 • FortSmith.org

1-4…St. Paul, OR, St. Paul Rodeo: A PRCA and PBR rodeo, plus a barbecue cook-off, Western art show and rodeo parade.
800-237-5920 • StPaulRodeo.com

1-31…Ogden, UT, Ogden Pioneer Days: Rodeo celebration includes pioneer skills and crafts fair and a horse and hitch parade.
801-621-1696 • OgdenPioneerDays.com

2-4…Grangeville, ID, Grangeville Border Days Rodeo: Idaho’s oldest rodeo, plus wild horse race, Western art, parade and live music.
208-983-1372 • GrangevilleBorderDays.org

2-10…Laramie, WY, Laramie Jubilee Days: Heritage days ranch rodeo, plus junior bull riding, parade, chili cook-off and brew fest.
800-445-5303 • LaramieJubileeDays.com

2-31…El Paso, TX: Tigua Dance Performances: The 1680 El Paso tribe Tigua dances every Saturday and Sunday at the Tigua Cultural Center.
888-763-7997 • VisitElPasoMissionTrail.com

3-4…Canadian, TX, Canadian River Art Gallery Grand Opening: Art defined by South Canadian River of New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma.
806-323-9224 • CanadianRiverArt.com

3-4…Lander, WY, Lander Pioneer Days: Rodeo with bull riding and junior calf scramble, plus a parade, buffalo barbecue and fireworks.
307-332-3892 • LanderChamber.org

3-9… Cimarron Canyon, NM, Week of Enchantment: New Mexico road trip offers rodeo, dancing, museums, opera and shopping.
877-922-6128 • SevenDirections.net

3-10…Big Timber, MT, Barbara Van Cleve Photography Workshop: Photograph cowboys, landscapes and rodeos at Lazy K Bar Ranch.
406-932-4161 • BarbaraVanCleve.com

8-10…Fremont, NE, John C. Fremont Days: The 25th celebration of the American pathfinder offers a rodeo and historical tours.
402-727-9428 • JohnCFremontDays.com

8-10…Buffalo, WY, Big Horn Mountain Festival: Fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo competitions, plus a Bluegrass camp for kids.
307-684-5544 • BigHornMountainFestival.com

8-10…Pinedale, WY, Green River Rendezvous: Fur trade lectures and pageant honor an 1833 mountain man encampment.
307-367-2242 • MeetMeOnTheGreen.com

8-17…Gunnison, CO, Cattlemen’s Days: This PRCA rodeo includes horse and livestock shows, parade and cowboy poetry performances.
970-641-1501 • CattlemensDays.com

8-17…Sheridan, WY, Sheridan WYO Rodeo Week: A PRCA and WPRA rodeo, Indian Relay, rodeo parade, concerts and a street dance.
307-765-1931 • SheridanWYORodeo.com

8-17…Calgary, AB, Calgary Stampede Western Art Show: Juried Western art on display during Calgary Stampede rodeo.
800-661-1260 • WesternShowcase.com

9-10…Prescott, AZ, Prescott Indian Market: Weavings, sculptures, jewelry and paintings selected by an all-Indian artist jury.
928-445-3122 • Sharlot.org

12-14…Loveland, CO, Loveland Sculpture Invitational: The 20th show featuring works by 250 sculptors, with Rocky Mountains backdrop.
970-663-7467 • LovelandSculptureGroup.org

14-16…Price, UT, SASS Utah State Championship: The Castle Gate Robbery is a cowboy action state shooting championship.
800-842-0789 • TheCastleGatePosse.net

14-16…The Dalles, OR, Fort Dalles Days Pro Rodeo: This PRCA rodeo, parade and pageant celebrates the history of The Dalles.
800-255-3385 • TheFortDallesRodeo.com

15-16…Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ, White Mountains Roundup: Western art show, plus concerts by Chris Isaacs and Juni Fisher.
928-367-0240 WhiteMountainsRoundup.com

15-17…Encampment, WY, Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering: Cowboy poetry and music concerts. 307-326-8855
GrandEncampmentGathering.org

16…Rock Springs, WY, Wild Horse and Burro Adoptions: Wild horses and burros offered for adoption to folks providing long-term care.
866-468-7826 • BLM.gov

16…Rawlins, WY, Carbon County Museum Historical Trek: Visit significant historic sites, including the Wyoming Frontier Prison.
307-328-2740 • CarbonCountyMuseum.org

21-25…Buffalo, WY, NABO 2011: Pays tribute to Basque sheepherder heritage with traditional music, food and crafts.
800-227-5122 • BigHornWeb.com/NABO2011/

22-23…Saratoga, WY, Platte River Rodeo: Features barrel racing, bronc riding, team roping, steer wrestling and bull riding.
307-326-8825 • WyomingTourism.org

22-24…Wallowa, OR, Tamkaliks Celebration: Traditional Wallowa Band of Nez Perce powwow and friendship feast.
541-886-3101 • WallowaNezPerce.org

22-24…Coeur d’Alene, ID, Julyamsh Pow Wow: Celebration features a horse parade, stickgame tourney, art show and drum contest.
208-686-2023 • Julyamsh.com

22-31…Cheyenne, WY, Cheyenne Frontier Days: Held since 1896, PRCA rodeo and bullfights, plus Country concerts and Fort D.A. Russell Days.
800-227-6336 • CFDRodeo.com

23…Oklahoma City, OK, National Day of the American Cowboy: Festival includes 2012 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma contestants.
405-478-2250 • NationalCowboyMuseum.org

23-25…Ethete, WY, Northern Arapaho Tribal Powwow Celebration: Annual powwow held on Wind River Indian Reservation.
800-645-6233 • Wind-River.org

24-31…Big Timber, MT, Barbara Van Cleve Photography Workshop: Outdoor shoots of Sweet Grass Ranch horses and cowboys.
406-932-4161 • BarbaraVanCleve.com

26-30…Deadwood, SD, Days of ’76 Rodeo: Rodeo activities based on Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West show, along with a rodeo parade.
888-838-2855 • DaysOf76.com

27-30…Cody, WY, WWHA Wild West History Roundup: History lectures include Johnson County War, Wild Bunch, Tom Horn and Liver Eating Johnson.
WildWestHistory.org

27-30…Joseph, OR, Chief Joseph Days Rodeo: A PRCA rodeo with a parade and Nez Perce friendship feast and dances.
541-432-1015 • ChiefJosephDays.com

27-31…Golden, CO, Buffalo Bill Days: A trail ride up Lookout Mountain to Buffalo Bill Cody’s grave, plus a Wild West Show.
303-279-3342 • BuffaloBillDays.com

28-30…Burwell, NE, Nebraska’s Big Rodeo: Offers bareback, saddle bronc, bull riding and team roping competitions.
308-346-5205 • NebraskasBigRodeo.com

29-Aug. 7…Dodge City, KS, Dodge City Days: Rodeo and parade, Western art show, barbecue contest and Country concerts.
620-227-3119 • www.DodgeCityDays.com

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