Western Events for February 2016

– By S Bar R Photography –
– By S Bar R Photography –

Western roundup of events where you can experience the Old West!

ADVENTURE

Eagle Tour & Loon Watch
Vian, OK , February 6: This tour of Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge features local wildlife, such as loons and southern bald eagles.
918-489-5641 • TravelOK.com

ART FESTIVALS

Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival
Glenpool, OK, February 5-7: This celebration of American Indian culture features traditional dances and contemporary art, such as Trail of Tears by featured artist Gwen Coleman Lester.
918-298-2300 • TravelOK.com

Wigwam Festival of Fine Art
Litchfield Park, AZ, February 12-14: This art and entertainment show promotes award-winning Western and American Indian artists.
623-734-6526 • Litchfield-Park.org

HERITAGE FESTIVALS

Mardi Gras in the Mountains
Red River, NM, February 4-9: This week-long celebration features costume balls, bead tossing and live music, plus a Cajun cook-off.
505-827-7400 • NewMexico.org

Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace
Gold Canyon, AZ, Opens Feb. 6: Old West time travelers can take in medieval arts and crafts, jousting tournaments and an outdoor circus.
520-463-2600 • RoyalFaires.com

Winter Photographer’s Train
Durango, CO, February 14: Passengers riding an authentic steam train can photograph Animas Canyon and the surrounding wilderness.
888-872-4607 • DurangoTrain.com

Saddle Up celebration
Pigeon Forge, TN, February 17-21: Western entertainers share stories and cowboy poetry, while chefs compete in chuckwagon cook-offs.
800-251-910 • MyPigeonForge.com

Winter Range
Phoenix, AZ February 22-28: SASS’s National Championship of Cowboy Action Shooting  also hosts Western stage acts and a period costume contest.
623-465-8683 • WinterRange.com

Charro Days
Brownsville, TX, February 25-March 6: Brownsville’s residents honor their heritage at the biggest celebration in the Rio Grande Valley.
956-542-4245 • CharroDaysFiesta.com

Buffalo Bill Birthday Party
Golden, CO February 27: Celebrate Buffalo Bill Cody’s birthday (born Feb. 26) with live music and 1800s re-enactors at the Rock Rest Lodge.
303-975-1151 • MonarchProductions.info

HORSE SHOW

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
Scottsdale, AZ, February 11-21: About 2,000 horses compete for more than $1 million at this horse show that also features equine seminars.
480-515-1500 • ScottsdaleShow.com

MUSIC & POETRY

Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering
Sierra Vista, AZ, February 5-7: This celebration of Western heritage features poetry and music by featured artist Bill Barwick and others.
520-417-0310 • CowboyPoets.com

Spirit of the West Cowboy Gathering
Ellensburg, WA, February 12-14: A celebration of traditional cowboy art, poetry and music, plus cowboy gear and art shows with workshops.
888-925-2204 • EllensburgCowboyGathering.com

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Alpine, TX, February 26-27: Apache Adams, Amy Hale Auker and Eli Barsi are among the poets gathering to celebrate the oral and musical traditions of the American West.
800-561-3712 • TexasCowboyPoetry.com

PARADES

Mardi Gras Parade
Tulsa, OK, February 6: Celebrate “Fat Tuesday” as colorful, elaborate parade floats make their way through Tulsa’s Blue Dome District.
918-582-2035 • TravelOK.com

Parada Del Sol Parade
Scottsdale, AZ, February: 13: Celebrates
Western heritage with a horse-drawn parade featuring mountain man re-enactors.
480-990-3179 • ParadaDelSol.rodeo

RODEOS

Tulsa Heritage Rodeo
Tulsa, OK, February 6: See cowboys and cowgirls compete in rodeo events, such as bare back riding and ranch bronc riding.
918-402-5208 • TravelOK.com

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
San Antonio, TX, February 11-28: Since 1950, cowboys from across the United States come together to compete in the PRCA rodeo.
210-225-5851 • SARodeo.com

Gold Rush Days and Senior Pro Rodeo
Wickenburg, AZ, February 12-14: This celebration of Wickenburg’s mining and ranching origins offers a carnival, live music and a professional rodeo.
928-684-5479 • WickenburgChamber.com

Parada Del Sol Rodeo
Scottsdale, AZ, February 25-28: Cowboys and cowgirls compete in a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo that also includes bull-riding competitions.
480-990-3179 • ParadaDelSol.rodeo

The American
Arlington, TX, February 28: 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

What do you think?