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It’s summer in Wyoming!!! So that means that there are TONS of events, activities, things to do…and we’re going to do our best to stay on top of it all! If you see something we’ve missed, shoot us a line at email@example.com!
CASPER: NIC Fest June 28-30: This annual event brings people from all over the state to discover regional artists. Be sure to visit this renowned museum at the same time… Visit their website for more details, as well as lots more summer happenings.
GILLETTE: Donkey Creek Music Festival June 28-30: Gillette, known as “Donkey Town” once — and thankfully renamed by Edward Gillette, railroad engineer, has held this annual event since 2006. Lovingly named after the area’s Donkey Creek and held at Gillette College, the festival continues to bring great groups and sound. Visit their website for more information!
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JACKSON: Summer Crawfish Boil June 23: The 8th Annual Jackson Hole Crawfish Boil is set for Sunday June 23,2013. It is a family friendly community event that will be taking place at Snow King Ball Park this year. We are ordering 1500 pounds of live crawfish from South Louisiana and having 40-50 gallons of red beans-n-rice prepared by Sweetwater Restaurant. Doors open at noon with 7 bands to follow. All the bands that are playing are from the Jackson Hole area. Tickets are $20 and will include all-you-can-eat crafish, red bean-n-rice, and live music for the day. They will be available at the Town Square Tavern and online at 307live.com!
SWEETWATER COUNTY: Flaming Gorge Days June 27-29
Began in 1977, Flaming Gorge Days was started as a way to raise money for a Fourth of July fireworks display for the city of Green River. Since then, it’s become a festival of music and fun for the whole area! Check our their website for more info on their 2013 lineup!
CHEYENNE: Celtic Festival June 27-29
Music, dancers, workshops, food and…GUINESS, what else?! Check out this annual cultural phenom held at the Train Depot in Cheyenne! Check our their website for more info!
GILLETTE: Gillette Speedway Saturday June 22
Looking for some excitement on Saturday? Head to Gillette Speedway for side-by-side mud drag races at 1:00 PM!!!
LARAMIE: Jubilee Days is coming! Click here for the schedule of events from LJD & Downtown Laramie
ROCK SPRINGS: International Day July 14: Travel hounds seeking a cultural experience need look no further than Rock Springs, Wyo.’s, International Day, July 14 in Bunning Park.
Rock Springs, nicknamed the “Home of 56 Nationalities,” hosts the free event, which celebrates the rich and diverse cultural heritage in Sweetwater County. It is the only ethnic festival of its kind in Wyoming, so visitors won’t want to miss it! This year’s 14th annual festival features a wide range of local, regional, and international entertainment, activities for kids, exotic foods and unique vendor items.
Performers from various parts of the world provide a smorgasbord of music and dance entertainment throughout the day and include the following acts.
- Native Dave Pedri and his EIO band kick off the festivities with polka favorites and reappear for an encore later in the evening.
- Another local, Tony Corona will serenade guests in the park with his strolling accordion tunes.
- International dancers of the Basque Club of Utah bring on the Basque beats.
- The Duna Dancers represent countries around Eastern Europe’s Danube River.
- The Zavala family of Mariachi Z invites spectators to kick up their heels with traditional Mexican folk music.
- Zivio, an ensemble from Salt Lake City, presents a medley of movement and music from the Balkan region.
- Finally, from Park City, Utah, the Irish rock band Swagger brings the evening to a crescendo with an energetic rug-cutting performance that promises to end the day’s festivities on a high note.
For more information call the Rock Springs Chamber at 307-362-3771. (content via Sweetwater County Tourism)
SHERIDAN: Wyo Rodeo July 6-14: Join thousands of rodeo fans in Sheridan for the 83rd annual event! This awesome festival includes rodeo, music, and tons of FUN! Check out their website for more info!
ALL SUMMER LONG
SHERIDAN: Polo Games Kick Off! Local polo teams in action, with tournaments every Sunday from June 16 through August 25. The games in June (one game each Sunday) are at 2:00 pm. The games in July and August (two games, back to back, each Sunday) are at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. In addition, the teams are playing practice games every Wednesday and Friday at 3:00 and 5:00 pm and every Saturday at 10:00 am. Spectators are welcome, with no admission charge. There are bleachers for seating, but also feel free to bring your own lawn chairs or blankets. No dogs, please. For more information, contact “Perk” Connell at (307) 674-4928 or visitwww.thebighornpoloclub.com.