Exciting August Events in Fremont County, Wyoming.

Fremont County, WY - In August, you can go to a real Native American powwow, see weekly authentic Indian song and dance exhibitions, art shows, learn to square dance, and attend fascinating lectures, tours, and treks sponsored by the Fremont County Museums. There are also several hikes, runs, outdoor music concerts for all ages, wild-west rodeos, and even a tour of a ghost town gold mine by lantern light in South Pass City! There is something for everyone in your family during August in Wind River Country. Here is a complete list of events, or better yet, bookmark:

On-going Daily Event:

Riverton Northern Arapaho Cultural Insights: A cultural treasure of Arapaho artifacts, language lessons and story telling. Call for a schedule of elders. Wind River Casino, 10269 Highway 789. 840-5805

Multi-day events:
Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 Riverton Northern Arapaho Native American Song and Dance: Traditional Indian Dances in full regalia. 6-7pm every Tuesday. Free. Wind River Hotel & Casino, 10269 Hwy 789.

Aug. 4, 11, 18 Dubois Learn traditional Square Dancing at the Rustic Pine Tavern. Family friendly. Adults $3, Children 12 & Under $2. Tuesday evenings 8-9:30pm,119 East Ramshorn. 455-2556

Aug. 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Lander Valley Farmers Market, Tuesdays 4:30-6pm at Centennial Park (2 & Main St.) and Saturdays 9am-noon at WY Community Bank parking lot (7 & Main St.)

Aug. 5 & 12 Lander Eagle Spirit Dancers Traditional Indian Dancing, Museum of the American West,1445 West Main St. Every Wednesday from 7-8:30pm Public can join in the "Friendship" dance at the end. Benches provided - ok to bring own chairs. 335-8778,

Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 Dubois Friday Night Rodeos, Clarence Allison Memorial Arena, 5649 Hwy. 287/26. Family friendly western rodeo. See bullriding, bronc riding on bucking horses, team roping, barrel racing, and calf roping. Tickets $10 adult, kids age 5-12 $5, under age 5 are free. 7:30pm. 480-8992.,

Single Events:
Aug. 1 Dubois Museum & Wind River Visitors Council host: Jade Lake Geology Adventure Trek, 9am – 3pm. Hike to Jade lake in the Absaroka Mountains at over 9000' - moderately strenuous. Bring lunch, water, hiking clothing. Meet at 909 W. Ramshorn, 455-2284,

Aug. 1 Dubois Sourdough Pancake Brunch with 160 year-old Mormon Trail starter batter. Call by Thursday, July 30th to get a free sourdough sample to start your own. 11am, 202 N 1st St. 455-2992

Aug. 1-2 Dubois Shoshone Natl. Forest, Wiggins Fork/Castle Rock Stewardship Weekend. Saturday night cook/camp out. Saturday projects include motorized route monitoring & fence repair. Sunday guided hike. 9-4pm. Reservations required. 672-2751

Aug. 1 Lander 7th Annual Riverfest Art & Music festival in Lander's beautiful riverside City Park. Over 40 colorful artist booths from 9-8pm, with live bands starting at 12. Demonstrations, children's activities, Color Me River Run, with food and spirits from local eateries. Admission $5, ages 12 and under free. 332-5772,

Aug. 1-15 Lander Art Center: "Give and Take” group show.  Tues.-Thurs. 10-6pm, and Fri.-Sat. 10-4pm. 224 Main St. 332-5772,

Aug. 3 Riverton Hot Notes, Cool Nights park concert. Fluffy Buffalo performs 7-9pm, free admission. Grab your picnic basket & lawn chairs. Riverton City Park, N. Federal Blvd. & Hwy. 26. 855-2190,,

Aug. 4 Riverton Museum presents the Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek: Castle Gardens Petroglyph Trek with the Riverton Museum at 8:30-2:30pm. Bring sunscreen and water. Reservations required. Meet at 700 East Park. 856-2665,

Aug. 4 Lander LIVE! "Donna and the Buffalo” – outdoor music concert with great drinks & eats. All ages - family friendly. Free. Bring your lawn chairs Main Street and N. 1st St. 5:30pm. 332-3892,

Aug. 5 Dubois Jedediah Smith historic play by Steve Banks, Dubois Library 5:30pm, 202 N 1st St. 455-2992

Aug. 7 South Pass City Flora & Fauna 3-mile walk - learn a wealth of information on local plants and animals. All ages are welcome. Meet at 10-noon, 125 South Pass Main St. Free.

Aug. 7-8-9 Dubois will host the Annual Never Sweat Needler’s Quilt Guild Show & Sale. Come enjoy the skilled artwork of some professional needle crafters, 9-4pm. Headwaters Center, 20 Stalnaker St. 455 2687,

Aug. 8 Dubois 58th Annual Fireman’s Buffalo BBQ. Buffalo burgers & a buffalo roast. 4-7 pm. Dubois Town Park. Tickets $15, 455-2556,

Aug. 8 Riverton Museum & WY Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series: Theodore Roosevelt & Buffalo Bill Cody, by Jeremy Johnston, 3:30-5pm, 700 East Park, 856-2665,

Aug. 8 Lander Pioneer Museum presents the Wind River Visitors Council’s Adventure Trek: Burnt Ranch Stage Stop trek. Bring lunch and plenty of water. 10-3pm.  Meet at 1443 Main St., 332-3339,

Aug. 8 Dubois Old fashioned western Chariot Horse Races - horse and buggy style. 12-3pm. Dubois Scenic Overlook Chariot Track on McKinley Drive. $4. 455-3675, 455-2556,

Aug. 8 Dubois 5th Annual "Run4Chance 5K Run" & 2nd Annual "Chance Challenge Obstacle Run," 8am start. Various entry costs. Dubois Town Park on Stalnaker St. Bring the family – pancakes, prizes & music! 455-2413, 455-2556,

Aug. 10 Lander Hot Notes, Cool Nights park concert. Low Water String Band, 7-9pm, free. Grab your picnic basket and chairs, Lander City Park, 405 Fremont St.  Bad weather alternative: 1445 Main St. 855-2190,,,

Aug. 13 Lander Fremont County Pioneer Museum presents - Speakers Series: WY: The Railroad State, by Gregory Nickerson. 7-8pm, 1443 Main St., 332-3339,

Aug. 14 Riverton Museum: Kid Series – Make a museum Exhibit Diorama, Part I,10-11:30am. $10 materials fee. Reserve space. For kids ages 7-14. 700 E. Park, 856-2665,

Aug. 15 Dubois Museum presents: Kids Series – Trapping the Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep-visit ancient sheep traps. Bring water, lunch, hiking clothing and sunscreen. 9-1pm. 455-2284. Meet 909 W. Ramshorn.

Aug. 15 Lander Unplugged Live Acoustic Music – all genres, 7-9pm, free. Middle Fork Restaurant, 351 Main St, 332-3394, 335-5035,

Aug. 15 Riverton Museum & WY Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series: Writing Wyoming, by local reporter
Ernie Over. 3:30-5pm, 700 East Park, 856-2665,

Aug. 15 Dubois Needs of Dubois: High Country Cowboy Gathering fundraising concert. Headliners: Brenn Hill and Andy Nelson. Doors open 6:15pm, concert 7-9:30pm. Call for tickets. Headwaters Center, 20 Stalnaker. 455-3173

Aug. 15 Lander Watch the Bad Boys of Bullriding Rodeo ,Triple XXX Arena. 2pm at 411 Willow Creek Road. For details call 330-8639

Aug. 18 Lander LIVE! “Pimps of Joytime” – outdoor music concert with great drinks & eats. All ages - family friendly. Free. Bring your lawn chairs. Main St. and N. 1st St. 5:30pm. 332-3892,

Aug. 20 Riverton's Museum & Wind River Visitors Council Adventure Trek: Historic J.A. Delfelder House tour, 2-3:30pm. Meet at 700 E. Park 856-2665,

Aug. 21 Riverton Museum presents: McDonald’s Kid Exploration Series: Make an Exhibit Diorama, Part 2, 10-11:30am. $10 materials fee. Reserve space. Kids 7–14. 700 East Park, 856-2665,

Aug. 22 Lander Pioneer Museum & Wind River Visitors Council’s Adventure Trek: Wild Horse Sanctuary Trek, 10-noon.  Meet at 1443 Main St., 332-3339,

Aug. 22 Dubois Museum & Wind River Visitors Council trek: Union Pass Tie Hack Sites, 9-3pm. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. Call to register for trek. Meet at 9am, 909 W Ramshorn. 455-2284.

Aug. 22 Riverton Museum presents: WY Community Bank Discovery Speakers Series: Tyrannosaurus Discovered, by Russell Hawley, 3:30-5pm. 700 East Park, 307-856-2665,
Aug. 22 Lander Main Street Crazy Days, starting 9am along downtown Lander. Outrageous deals! 332-5902,

Aug. 22 South Pass City Catch the Night Shift: Lantern Carissa Gold Mine Tour and Saloon Scotch Tasting. Lantern guided tour of old Carissa Gold Mine & Mill, & Scotch tasting at ghost town’s Miners’ Exchange Saloon. Tickets $40. 6:30-9:30pm. 125 Main St., 332-3684, 332-0248,

Aug. 22-23 Pavillion CSSHA Cow Horse Summer Series Show. 424 S. Main St. 9am. 851-1126.

Aug. 26-31 Dubois 16th Annual Photo Show, 9-4pm daily, Headwaters Center at 20 Stalnaker St. 455-2687,

Aug. 27-30 Arapahoe’s 61st Northern Arapaho Indian Powwow, Arapahoe Powwow Grounds (near the Left Hand Ditch Road & Sharp Nose Road intersection.)  Call for Grand Entry times: 240-0963,,

Aug. 28-Sept. 26 Lander Art Center’s "Wonder Cabinet" – reception Friday Aug. 29 6-8pm. Free. Tues. - Thurs. 10-6pm, Fri. - Sat. 10-4pm. 224 Main St. 332-5772,

Aug. 29 Dubois Museum presents: Kids Series - Mountain Men, Amazing Survivalists of the 1800’s, by Steve Banks, from 10-11am. 455-2284. Ages 8 and up. 909 W. Ramshorn.

Aug. 29 Riverton Open Mic Night at Mammoth Music. 10-minute slots to musicians, bands, and other stage performers. Family friendly. Free admission. 7-8:30pm. 318 E. Main St. 856-0258

This exciting events calendar is provided by the WIND RIVER VISITORS COUNCIL …your Fremont County Lodging Tax Dollars at Work!

*Don’t forget to use our hashtag to post your Wind River Country memories at:   #windrivercountry

Related Links: Lander Chamber of CommerceRiverton Chamber of Commerce, Dubois Chamber of CommerceDestination Dubois

For a complete calendar of events go to, or to request a vacation packet, please visit us at Wind River Country or call 800-645-6233.

Keep in touch with Wind River Country

Facebook - Fan us!

Twitter - Follow us!

You Tube - Watch us!