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ROCK SPRINGS: National High School Finals Rodeo Continues — through July 20
Sweetwater County and the Events Complex will be hosting 1,500+ competitors from 41 US states as well as 5 Provinces in Canada and Australia for the National High School Finals Rodeo, 2012-2015. The National High School Rodeo Finals is the largest rodeo in the world with 13 performances over 7 days. Sweetwater County is expected to realize an economic impact of $7-$8 million each year with attendance for the 13 performances topping 100,000
If you’re planning on attending the National High School Rodeo Finals, be sure and check out theirLodging page for a full list of area hotels, motels and campgrounds. Visit the complex’s website for a schedule of events!
CHEYENNE: Cheyenne Frontier Days — July 19-28
Here we go, Cheyenne — CFD is HERE!!! This annual event, the Daddy of ‘Em All, brings visitors from throughout the globe to the state’s capitol. Visit their website for all the details — schedule, events, concerts, carnivals, pancake breakfasts, parades, and of course…RODEO!!!!! Thanks to our official photographer, Don Christner of Cheyenne & our friend Cliff Cox, who will be providing us with all sorts of great images!
EVANSTON: Evanson Brew Fest — July 20
The Evanston Main Street’s Brew Fest is a huge annual event! Enjoy brew from local Suds Bros., New Belgium, Blue Moon and many more! July 20, 1-5 PM — with food, music and fun added in! Depot Square, Downtown Evanston. Music, food & vendors will be open on Main Street from 1-10 PM. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the gate — click here for more info!
DUBOIS — National Day of the Cowboy — July 26-27
Lots of western fun to be had at this great annual event! This year, Longmire fans rejoice! They’ll be incorporating a tip of the hat to WY author Craig Johnson & will feature autographed Longmire Books, bumper stickers & a Red Pony Saloon ball cap or 2 in our NDOC celebration on July 27th. Thank you to Julie @ Two Ocean Books for making all the arrangements! Visit the National Day of the Cowboy Dubois website for more info on this event!
CASPER — Casper Air Modelers Fun Fly — July 26-28
Regional Fun Fly for RC Plane Enthusiasts and Spectators
Starting Friday July 26th and continuing through Sunday July 28th, Casper Air Modelers are excited to announce the 2013 Annual Fun Fly and RC Aircraft Fly In. The fly in weekend will provide a great opportunity for air modelers around the region to showcase their models, machines and skills. All ages are welcomed to attend and view model aircraft, flying demonstrations and talk with experts about radio controlled aircraft. Their will be aircraft of all types, shapes and sizes such as large scale airplanes up to 10′ wing spans, micro electric RC aircraft, electric and gas operated helicopters and everything in between. RC pilots are welcomed to attend and fly but an AMA membership is required to conform to insurance regulations. The Casper Air Modelers facility is located just north of the Casper Events Center and just west of the motocross track north of Casper. Models will be on display and flying will be done weather permitting from 8am to 8pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Visit their website for more information!
LARAMIE: Downtown Laramie Mural Project — through July 21
Image by Laramie Main Street
Over the last few weeks the Laramie Mural Project has seen the Laramie community come together in support of local public art. From a tiny seed and a hopeful vision, this project has grown into something we can all be proud of! Now that in the home stretch, they are continuing to share their enthusiasm for this project. They’re aiming to meet their goal of $15,000 by July 21 — if they are not able to reach our goal of $15,000 by July 21, we will not receive any of the pledges and this will be the last summer for the Laramie Mural Project (insert sad face here).
Contact the Laramie Main Street Alliance at 307-760-3355 and visit the project’s website for more information and/or to make a pledge — they are soooooooooooooo close!
image courtesy Grand Teton National Park
JACKSON HOLE: T.A. Moulton Barn Anniversary Celebration — July 20
Visit our blog post on the T.A. Moulton Barn Anniversary Celebration for more details — and if you have an image of the barn, please submit it for our upcoming digital publication spotlighting the history of this historic Wyoming icon! More details on the blog…
LANDER: Riverfest — July 27
The Lander Art Center will host the 5th Annual Riverfest Art and Music in the Park
Saturday, July 27th
9:30am-8pm in Lander City Park.
Spend the day in Lander’s beautiful city park enjoying great art, live music, fun activities, and delicious food and drink! This event offers 30 booths of high quality original artwork from local and regional artists. Artwork includes jewelry, metal, woodworking, painting, photography, leather work, ceramics, fiber and paper arts.
There will be artist demonstrations, art activities and face painting from the Lander Art Center and an activity from the Lander Children’s Museum.
This year’s performances include:
Youth dance led by Jackson Hole Dancers Workshop
Buffalo Bill Boycott Band, Lander WY
Drag the River, Fort Collins CO
Chanman Roots Band, Jackson WY
Entry $5, kids free
All proceeds support the Lander Art Center in putting on this event.
image via Fort Laramie website
FORT LARAMIE: 75th Anniversary of National Monument Status Celebration
The Park will be celebrating 75 years since it was proclaimed a National Monument by President Franklin Roosevelt on July 16, 1938. The inclusion of Fort Laramie in the National Park System was the culmination of years of hard work by interested local citizens who recognized the hugely significant role that Fort Laramie played in the shaping of the United States of America. Park Superintendent Mitzi Frank pointed out that it is impossible to pick up a book about history of 19th century America and fail to find the name “Fort Laramie” prominently featured.
Visit the park on Saturday, July 20 to celebrate this momentous anniversary! Click here for more information on this historic Wyoming treasure.