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.
For more information on Cody, visit CodyYellowstone.org.