6. Riverton – Riverton Rendezvous & Balloon Rally
All weekend long, visitors experience warm Wyoming days full of colorful skies. The Riverton Rendezvous & Balloon Rally in Riverton kicks off with hot air balloons rising into the summer skies. The weekend then fills with more fun like firework shows, a pancake breakfast and tethered balloon rides.
Wyoming hosts many historical rendezvous days. Riverton has one in early July that occurs on the actual historic site.
7. Cheyenne – Cheyenne Frontier Days
Known for its fast pace and number of contestants, The Daddy of ‘em All ensures that visitors experience rodeo action, Native American song and dance, and family-friendly events like the Thunderbirds. Cheyenne Frontier Days is an event that visitors do not want to miss!
8. Rock Springs – Wyoming’s Big Show
Rock Springs welcomes visitors to Wyoming’s Big Show for family fun. With a carnival, concerts and livestock exhibits, nothing showcases the west quite like this annual event.
9. Douglas – The Wyoming State Fair
Visitors coming to Wyoming near the middle of August can experience The Wyoming State Fair in Douglas. The Wyoming State Fair originated in 1905 and offers a family friendly experience for all. From clowns to carnivals to concerts, there is truly something for each person to enjoy.
A number of fairs occur across the state. Find one near each travel destination.
10. Green River – River Festival
In mid-August, Green River’s locals celebrate their beautiful river. Visitors are welcome to join the River Festival, known for its shrimp boil, and are invited to take part in the Horse Marathon. Even if running does not sound appealing, visitors have a variety of other activities to participate in like fireworks and a duck race.
11. Arapahoe – Northern Arapahoe Powwow
The Northern Arapahoe Powwow provides an important opportunity for visitors to experience a piece of Arapahoe culture. As Wyoming’s oldest powwow, locals know how to answer visitor’s questions. The powwow lasts all weekend and includes kids’ games, gourd dancing and a feast.
Before attending, learn more about the power of powwows.
12. Big Horn – Don King Days
During the last days of August, two fun days of rodeo events and blacksmithing occur. Big Horn gets together to celebrate renowned saddle maker Don King. The majestic mountains of Sheridan provide a backdrop for this annual gathering, allowing visitors to soak in beautiful vistas while having a blast!