Wind River Country, WY - Plan to attend unique western events all year in Wyoming's Wind River Country. The communities of Dubois, Lander, Riverton, South Pass City, Shoshoni and the Wind River Indian Reservation host dozens of events that bring classic old western movies back to life. You can attend wild-west Friday night rodeos and even pan for gold throughout the summer. Not to mention the July 4th parades, a tractor parade and fireworks.
On the Wind River Indian Reservation you'll find an assortment of Native American cultural offerings including a Shoshone Indian Powwow and Northern Arapaho Cultural Experiences. There are weekly cultural programs of authentic Indian Dance and Storytelling Exhibitions (Northern Arapaho Cultural Experience) providing special insights to the Arapaho way of life.
Plan your vacation around some of these events. Here are the top events for 2015, or for a detailed list go to www.windriver.org/calendar
Top 2015 Events in Fremont County
Jan. 16-Feb. 8, Riverton 2015 Wild West Winter
Feb. 3-4 , Lander Bruces Bridge or Highway 28 Louis Lake Turnout International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race
March 7-14, Lander 48th WY State Winter Fair
April 11, Lander Gardening & Backyard Living Expo, 9am-3pm, Lander Valley High School
May 2, Riverton United Tribes Spring Powwow-Gourd Dance/Veterans 4-5:30pm
May 9 Lander Ultimate Miniature Bullriding, 10 Rodeo Dr.,
May 22-25, Riverton Wind River Muzzle Loaders Memorial Shoot at the end of Monroe Road
May 23, Pavillion Ultimate Miniature Bullriding, Pavillion arena
May 23, Ft. Washakie Moccasin Lake Challenge, 8am. 9 North Fork Rd.
May 23-24-25, Riverton Saltwater Classic Pro Am Golf Tournament attracts nationwide top professionals, Riverton Country Club
May 30, Shoshoni Fremont County Youth Rodeo Assoc., Shoshoni Arena on Maple St.
May 30, Red Desert 2nd Annual Run the Red Desert Trail Half Marathon, 8am-noon
June, July, August, Riverton Northern Arapaho Native American Indian Cultural Dance Experience: Traditional Native American Indian Dances 6-7pm every Tuesday.
June 6-7, Riverton Fremont County Youth Rodeo Assoc., Riverton arena
June 12 -13, Lander Brew Fest & 2nd Brewers Golf Tournament.
June 13, Lander 4th Annual Fremont Area Road Tour (affectionately known as FART) Bike Race.
June 13, Shoshoni Ultimate Miniature Bullriding, Brahm Nettles Memorial-Shoshoni arena on Maple St.,
June 13, Hudson 3rd Annual Hudson Daze Festival & Craft Fair, 10-3pm at Hudson Town Park
June 13-14, Shoshoni Days & Don Layton Memorial Antique Tractor & Engine 20th Anniversary Show, Sat. 13th from 9am-4pm and Sun. from 9am-2pm
June, July, August, Lander Eagle Spirit Dancers Traditional Native American Indian Dancing at Museum of the American West at 1445 West Main St. Performances are every Wednesday 7-8:30pm.
June, July, August, Dubois Summer Friday Night Rodeos at the Clarence Allison Memorial Arena, Hwy. 287/26, at 8pm
June 20-21, Dubois Don Scheer Memorial Packhorse Races.
June 20, South Pass City State Historic Site Catch the Night Shift
June 26-28, Lander Annual Outdoor Weekend & Expo at the Lander Community & Convention Center, 950 Buena Vista.
June 26-27-28 (Tentative) Ft. Washakie 56th Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Powwow & Indian Rodeo, WY’s largest Powwow
June 27, Dubois 6th Annual High Country Challenge 5k-10k-15k Trail Runs at 7-11am.
June 27-28, Pavillion Fremont County Youth Rodeo Assoc., Pavillion arena
July 1-5, Riverton 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous located on E. Monroe Ave. Camp activities run Wednesday, 5pm,
July 3, Lander 121st Pioneer Days Rodeo, the Granddaddy of 'em all! Lander Rodeo Grounds at 6 pm, at 10 Rodeo Drive.
July 4, Dubois 4th of July Celebrations celebrate the old and new west with a western parade, duck race, and fireworks!
July 4, Lander Watch the Bad Boys of Bullriding Rodeo at the Triple XXX Rodeo Arena. Action starts at 6pm at 411 Willow Creek Road.
July 4, Lander 121st Pioneer Days Rodeo, the Granddaddy of 'em all! Lander Rodeo Grounds at 6 pm, 10 Rodeo Drive
July 8-12, Lander 22nd Annual International Climbers' Festival, at City Park, Fremont St. & 3rd and multiple locations.
July 10-11-12, Ethete Annual Ethete Celebration & Powwow, 506 Ethete Rd
July 10-11-12, Riverton Annual Radio Controlled Fly-in, sponsored by WY Modeler’s Park Association (WYMOPA) at 2675 N. Federal.
July 11, Lander Fremont County Youth Rodeo Assn. 10 Rodeo Drive.
July 11, Riverton Rendezvous Day in the Park. Riverton City Park
July 11-12, South Pass City State Historic Site presents Gold Rush Days.
July 17-18-19, Riverton Annual Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Rally, 2660 Peck Ave.
July 18, Dubois the Annual Dubois Museum Day, 909 West Ramshorn.
July 18, Riverton 4th Annual Festival of the Mountain Man! Wind River Heritage Center, 1075 South Federal.
July 18, Lander 3rd Annual “Run Like A Bighorn” in Sinks Canyon.
July 18-27, Dubois WRVAG 66th Annual National Art Show, at the Headwaters Center, 20 Stalnaker
July 25, Dubois National Day of the Cowboy
July 25-Aug. 1, Riverton 102nd Fremont County Fair & PRCA Rodeo, 1010 Fairgrounds Road
Aug. 1, Atlantic City Gold Bust Festival
Aug. 1, Lander 7th Annual Riverfest Art & Music festival.
Aug. 7-8-9, Dubois Annual Never Sweat Needler’s Quilt Guild Show and Sale at the Headwaters Center, 20 Stalnaker St.
Aug. 8, Dubois 58th Annual Fireman’s Buffalo BBQ, Dubois town park 4-7 p.m.
Aug. 8, Dubois Old fashioned western Chariot Horse Races. Noon-3pm. Dubois Scenic Overlook Chariot Track on McKinley Drive.
Aug. 8 Dubois 5th Annual "Run4Chance 5K Run" and the 2nd Annual "Chance Challenge Obstacle Run,"
Aug. 22, South Pass City State Historic Site Catch the Night Shift: Lantern Mine Tour and Saloon Scotch Tasting! 125 South Pass Main St.
Aug. 28-30, Arapahoe 61st Northern Arapaho Powwow, Wyoming’s oldest Powwow at the Arapahoe Powwow Grounds.
Aug. 31, Shoshoni Labor Day Rodeo, Art Shanley Memorial Arena on Maple St.
Sept. 5, Shoshoni Labor Day Ranch Rodeo, 5 p.m.
Sept. 6, Shoshoni Public Labor Day Rodeo, 7 p.m.
Sept. 12, Crowheart 7th Annual Festival of the Cowboys! 33 Old Yellowstone Hwy. 11-6 pm.
Sept. 12, Lander 2015 Annual Fly-in and Car Show. Hunt Field Airport, 8am – 2pm.
Sept. 13-18, Dubois Susan K. Black Foundation Art Show and workshops, Headwaters Center, 20 Stalnaker.
Sept. 17-19, Lander 73rd Annual One Shot Antelope Hunt, Auction, & Indian Ceremonial Dancing.
Sept. 19, Lander Ultimate Miniature Bullriding Finals, 10 Rodeo Drive.
Oct. 14-20, Dubois 16th Annual Miniature Art Show & Sale, Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, 20 Stalnaker, Open 9-4am.
Nov. 7, Dubois 22nd Big Horn Sheep Center Banquet Bash at the Headwaters Center, 20 Stalnaker.
Nov. 20-22, Riverton 44th Annual Winter Art Fair, Riverton Fair Grounds, 1010 Fairgrounds Rd.
Dec. 3-4 Riverton 11th Annual Festival of Trees – Christmas Celebration, Riverton Fairgrounds.
Dec. 6, Lander Art in the Afternoon Show & Sale, 350 Buena Vista.
Dec. 19-20, Dubois Old fashioned western Chariot Horse Races - Noon-3pm. Dubois Scenic Overlook Chariot Track on McKinley Drive.
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