Frostival (January-February): Celebrate the cool of winter with outdoor events.

Unglued Craft Fest (March): Purchase wares from local makers.

St. Patrick’s Day parade & bar crawl (March): A joyful celebration of Irish heritage.

Fargo Marathon (May): Run fast, run friendly, run Fargo!

Live and Local in Downtown Fargo (throughout the summer): Local music enjoyed outdoors.

Happy Harry’s Ribfest (June): Lip-smacking ribs and awesome bands.

Volkswagens in the Valley (July): Vintage VW bugs from around the country.

Red River Valley Fair (July): The area’s largest fair.

Fargo Downtown Street Fair (July): Features artists, crafters and food vendors.

Island Park Craft Festival (August): Craft festival in Downtown Fargo’s historic park.

Canoe Parade (September): Dress up a vessel or watch the parade from the shores of the Red River.

NDSU Bison Football season (September through November): Awesome tailgating and a national champion football team on Saturdays.

Oktoberfest (October): Downtown Fargo is transported to Germany with amazing food and, of course, beer.

Fargo Force Hockey games (October through April): Excitement on ice!

Christkindlmarkt (November): German market in Downtown Fargo.

Downtown Holiday Lights Parade (December): Christmas spirit rolls through Downtown Fargo.

Happy Harry’s Ribfest each June is a four-day extravaganza of lip-smacking ribs and awesome bands. Photo courtesy of Visit Fargo-Moorhead

For more information on Fargo-Moorhead, visit www.VisitFargoMoorhead.org.

Denver’s calendar is once again bursting with exciting events and festivals in 2022. From annual favorites to world premieres and exclusive showings, The Mile High City is rife with reasons to visit all year long.

As the cultural epicenter of the Rocky Mountain region, Denver will host blockbuster exhibitions at facilities including the recently renovated Denver Art Museum, alongside new displays and immersive experiences that showcase the city’s diverse history. Performing arts are also making a remarkable comeback, with hit Broadway shows, new plays and the world premiere of David Byrne’s Theater of the Mind (August).

Home to countless live music venues, including the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre (named Billboard’s most-attended and highest-grossing venue of anywhere in the world in 2021), Denver’s 2022 concert lineup includes world tours from top artists, music festivals and more.

With six professional sports teams, there are numerous opportunities to catch in-person games and sporting events, including the always celebratory Colorado Rockies Home Opener.

And several beloved annual events will return this year – including Denver March Powwow, Collaboration Fest (April), Cinco de Mayo Festival, Cherry Creek Arts Festival (July), among many others.

Red Rocks Amphitheatre was named Billboard’s most-attended and highest-grossing venue of anywhere in the world in 2021, and the 2022 concert lineup includes world tours from top artists. Photo courtesy of Colorado.Josh

For more information on the Official Gateway City of Denver, visit VisitDenver.com.

The John Wesley Powell Festival takes place over two days in late May at Homesteader Park in Powell, Wyoming. The event highlights local foods, outdoor recreation and the arts. A kids’ carnival features bike races, a boat float, games and more.

The Jake Clark’s Mule Days in mid-June is an auction, competition, rodeo and barbecue rolled into one. It celebrates an animal that is great on trails, in the mountains and on the ranch.

The Cody Stampede is celebrating its 103rd year and begins June 30 with the PRCA-sanctioned Cody/Yellowstone Xtreme Bulls followed by four days of rodeo competitions, parades (because just one isn’t enough) and fireworks.

The Heart Mountain Pilgrimage is an annual event that sees formerly incarcerated American citizens and their descendants return to where they were unjustly imprisoned during World War II. Held the last weekend of July, this event features time for remembering, processing and opening up new dialogues.

The Rendezvous Royale and the 41st Annual Buffalo Bill Art Show and Sale is a week-long celebration in mid-September of Western art featuring stylistic interpretations, educational seminars, a “quick draw” competition, studio tours, and an art show and sale. The week culminates with a Patron’s Ball.

The Cody Stampede features five days of bull riding, rodeo competitions, parades and fireworks. Photo courtesy of Cody Yellowstone

For more information on Cody, visit CodyYellowstone.org.

April: Cheyenne Restaurant Week shows off the city’s favorite restaurants, breweries, specialty shops and food trucks.

May: Celebrating the railroad heritage of Cheyenne, Depot Days indulges “trainiacs” from around the world inside one of the last Grand Union Pacific depots on the Transcontinental Railroad.

Summertime: The Hell on Wheels Chuck Wagon Dinner & Rodeo delivers authentic Western experiences with cowboy cooking and home-grown Friday night rodeos.

June: The Wyoming Brewers Festival shares a passion for craft beer and live music, all while raising money for preservation of the Union Pacific Depot.

July: The arts scene goes wild when the Paint Slingers mural painting event, 4-Ever West Tattoo Fest and Wyoming International Film Festival all arrive in town. Then Cheyenne Frontier Days, the world’s largest outdoor rodeo and Western celebration, brings 10 days of rodeos, concerts, parades and more!

September: Become a kid again with high-flying kites, live entertainment, and kite design and flying workshops in Pine Bluffs’ End of the Trail Kite Festival.

October: Harvest Feast serves handcrafted cuisine by local culinary experts featuring 100% Laramie County-sourced ingredients.

November/December: Old West Holiday brings a Western twist featuring Cowboy Santa’s favorite stops – like the Pony Express wish-list delivery ­– on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

See Cowboy Santa on Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Photo courtesy of Visit Cheyenne

For more information on Cheyenne, visit Cheyenne.org.

 

Casper is known for some of the very best events in Wyoming, and there are many worth taking a trip for. From rodeos and art festivals to brew fests, there’s a festival for every type of traveler in Casper.

The community comes alive in the summer months with festivals, events and rodeos nearly every week. Every June, Casper hosts the best collegiate rodeo athletes in the country for the College National Finals Rodeo. Then in July, Central Wyoming Fair and Rodeo, one of the top 35 PRCA rodeos in the United States, takes place with five nightly outdoor rodeo performances. The Beartrap Summer Festival fills Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain every August with live music and vendors selling food, handmade goods and art. Meanwhile, David Street Station hosts farmers markets, movie nights, festivals and concerts in the heart of downtown Casper all summer long.

In the colder months, downtown Casper transforms into a winter wonderland, with the highlight of the season being the community Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade at the end of November.

Beartrap Meadow on Casper Mountain comes alive every August with the Beartrap Summer Festival, which brings live music and vendors selling food, handmade goods and art. Photo courtesy of Visit Casper

For more information on Cheyenne, visit VisitCasper.com.

 

 

Summer events are one of the best ways to experience the Great American West community of Carbon County, Wyoming. In June, Encampment hosts the Woodchopper’s Jamboree & Rodeo, where competitors chop and saw wood in a race for the fastest time, followed by one of our favorite sports competitions: rodeo.

July celebrations and events begin with a bang – literally! Plan to visit the Saratoga Independence Day Celebration or the Rawlins Summerfest extravaganza for fun, food and live entertainment. In mid-July, join cowboy poets at the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, or step back in time at the Mountain Man Rendezvous and Living History Day, which brings cowboy, mining and mountain man history to life.

Don’t miss the Carbon County Fair & Rodeo – held every August – to experience local culture, live music, cowboys riding bulls and broncs, and a demolition derby. In mid-to-late August, Saratoga is host to the Steinley Cup Brewfest, where Wyoming’s best brewers compete for the coveted trophy, and a week or two later it’s the Saratoga Bullfest – a bull riders-only event.

No matter what time of year you visit, Carbon County is the place to Get Your West On!

Rodeo is a true Great American West sport, and Carbon County offers lots of opportunities to get in on the action. Photo courtesy of Wyoming Carbon County

For more information on Carbon County, visit WyomingCarbonCounty.com.

 

There’s no better way to explore the spirit of Billings than by forging a path to one of the destination’s spectacular annual events.

Treat your ears to soulful musical performances with events like Symphony in the Park, featuring the Billings Symphony Orchestra and a musical instrument “petting zoo” for the kids. Or get groovy at Magic City Blues, which has welcomed performances by ZZ Top, Steve Miller Band and many more.

The MINT Film Festival allows you to experience the Hollywood lifestyle, including walking the red carpet, watching groundbreaking films, attending after-parties and meeting actors and directors.

Dive into cowboy culture at MontanaFair, which includes just about everything you could imagine: live music, beer, wine, arts and crafts, horticulture, agriculture and, of course, the PRCA Pro Rodeo.

Every year, Billings rumbles to life with Burn the Point, where more than 500 cars from the 1950s and 1960s cruise the streets of Billings followed by live music and dancing. Then, the rumbling takes to two wheels as Billings welcomes motorcyclists taking part in the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Billings is home to soulful music, Hollywood-style film festivals, cowboy culture and more. Photo courtesy of Visit Billings

For more information on Billings, visit VisitBillings.com.