July 21-30, 2023
Cheyenne Frontier Days is an action-packed 10 day festival, celebrating Wyoming’s western roots. From bucking broncos to country music stars, you’ll truly have a hard time deciding where to start. These 5 attractions provide you a great sampling of Cheyenne Frontier Days, the “Daddy of ’em All”. Most of the following events are accessible every day throughout the 10 day celebration, so check out the schedule for Cheyenne Frontier Days to make the best plan for yourself.
If you can only attend one event at Cheyenne Frontier Days, make sure you check out the rodeo! You can catch the action 9 out of the 10 days the festival is in town; the adrenaline from the cowboys (and cowgirls!) to the crowd is surely unmatched. The tradition of rodeo runs deep in American roots, dating back to the 1800’s. Get the most out of your experience by visiting the Cheyenne Frontier Days website for information geared towards rodeo newbies and experts alike.
The Old West Museum has a wonderful collection of art and western artifacts. The Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration has been a part of the Wyoming culture for over 120 years, and this museum spans the decades with a great combination of art and history. A looping rodeo video plays in the heart of museum, bringing the viewer right into the history of rodeo. Additionally, rotating art installations show the vibrancy of western culture portrayed through a variety of mediums. The museum is open year-round as a permanent fixture in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with extended hours during Cheyenne Frontier Days.
National touring acts and local musicians alike perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days, bringing the best in folk and country music. Big country stars take the main stage in the fairground most nights during the celebration. The music reverberates through the concert, and creates an energy that gets everyone stomping their boots. For the 21+ crowd, the Buckin’ A Saloon is a great place to enjoy smaller, yet highly entertaining acts. Music in the Buckin’ A Saloon is free with admission into the fairgrounds, and a great place to show off your two-step.
Experience a real taste of authentic Native American culture in the Indian Village at Cheyenne Frontier Days. There are scheduled dance performances daily that are truly mesmerizing! An inspiring display of colorful clothing, drumming, and impressive dance routines will keep you on the edge of your seat. Additionally, there is a great Indian taco stand (a must try!), and of course fantastic shopping featuring Native American handicrafts. Visiting the village is a fun and informative way to explore American Indian heritage and culture.
The Grand Parade in Cheyenne, Wyoming combines top marching bands, horses, antique carriages, vintage bicycles, and everything in between. Announcers along the parade route provide commentary for each float, so you’ll get a great sense of the history and culture of Wyoming. Fortunately, the Grand Parade takes place 4 times during Cheyenne Frontier Days, so you’ll have multiples opportunities to attend.
This article has been created in partnership with Herrmann Global (Publisher of Visit USA Parks)