South and Central Wyoming Events


JULY 6 Windfest: Live music by SHEL, J Shogren Shanghai’d, The Woodpile, Rock Mountain Kite Flying Association. Food and drink available at this outdoor festival. Bring lawn chairs and blankets, dogs must be on a leash. Open at 2p, show begins at 4p. 88 Monument Rd, $15 advance, $20 day of show. Info 307-314-9511.


JUNE 22 Social Club Barn Dance: 4p, Nici Self Museum, info 307-745-3108.

JUNE 26 What in the World: University of Wyoming Center for Global Studies presentation by Christopher Sudol, MA History, “An Historical Perspective of Water Management along the Colorado River: Landscape and Water Use Impacts upon Native Populations.” 5:30p, Centennial Library.

JULY 4-7 Centennial Library Book Sale: 11a-3p most days, 11a-5:30p July 6. $2 bag day July 7. Info 307-745-8393.

JULY 5-7 Centennial Valley Art Show and Sale: Artist reception 7-9p Jul 5, art show and sale 9a-6p Jul 6, 9a-4p Jul 7, Nici Self Museum, free.

JULY 6 Elevation Celebration: Live music from Jaime Wyatt, Sophia Johnson, Jessie Smith, Sandy Wells Band, Alexandra Coffey and Gary Negich Trio. Local artisans will sell their wares at this festival to benefit the local volunteer fire department and search and rescue. Info on Facebook.

JULY 10 Carnegie Libraries in the Cowboy State:Presentation by Linda Waggener. Supported by the Alliance for Historic Wyoming, the Cowboy Carnegies campaign seeks to raise awareness of Wyoming’s Carnegie library buildings and promote their preservation and continued use. 5:30p, Centennial Library.

JULY 17 The Wyoming Years of Schoolmarm, Superintendent, and Homesteader Edith K.O. Clark: Presentation by Ginny Kilander, Head of Reference Services for the American Heritage Center. 5:30p, Centennial Library.

ONGOING THROUGH AUGUST, WEEKENDS IN SEPTEMBER Nici Self Museum: Open 12-4p Mon-Thu. Info 307-745-3108.


JULY 10 Capitol Square Open House and Celebration: Live music, history tours, performances and fireworks. 12-9:30p, Capitol Square, info


THURSDAYS Acoustic Jam Session:Come to play an instrument, sing or listen, 6p, Stampede Saloon, 417 1stSt., free, info 307-422-3200.

FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS Live Music: Stampede Saloon & Eatery, info 307-422-3200, [email protected].


AUGUST 17 Centennial Farm & Ranch: Ceremony and barbeque to honor 100-year ranching families. 11:30a, Douglas Intermediate School. Info 307-777-3418.


JUNE 29 Tale of Two Cities Disc Golf Tournament: 10a – Check in by 9:30a – Encampment Town Park Play 27-hole disc golf in the third annual tournament. There will be first, second and third place awards in division amateur and open classes for competitors. Spectators can register for door prizes and a raffle at this family event. $35 competitor’s fee includes lunch, shirt, and music after the tournament. Spectators can purchase lunch for $8. Info 307-710-2626.

JUNE 29 Summit to Headwaters Music in the Park: Live music for everyone. 6:30p, Grand View Park, free.

JULY 19-20 Platte River Shootout:Fundraiser for the Wyoming 4-H Foundation,Silver Spur Sporting Clays Range, info307-766-2528,

JULY 20-21 Ride the Divide: Yampa Valley Antique Power Club tractor ride from Savery to Encampment.

ONGOING Grand Encampment Museum: Main Gallery and GEM Store open Mon-Fri 10a–4p, info 307-327-5308.


WEEKENDS THROUGH AUGUST 18 Horse Racing:Wyoming Downs Racetrack, Evanston  – 11:30 am – (307) 789-7223 –

THURSDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER 3 Evanston Farmers Market:3-7p, Historic Depot Square, free.

JULY 20 Evanston Brewfest:1-5p, Historic Depot Square, $30, info 307-783-6320.

JULY 20 Evanston Car Show: 9a-3p, downtown, free, info 307-679-2707.

JULY 25-AUGUST 3 Uinta County Fair:Uinta County Fairgrounds, free, info 307-789-4785,

JULY 26-27 Evanston Rodeo Series:6p, Uinta County Fairgrounds, $10, $9 in advance, 8 and under free, info 307-789-5511,

JULY 27 Nite Golf 2 Person Scramble Golf Tournament:Purple Sage Golf Course, info 307-789-2383,

AUGUST 2-3 Sidewalk Sale: Downtown, info 307-783-6320.

AUGUST 2-4 Roundhouse Festival: Roundhouse & Railyards Complex, info 307-783-6320.

AUGUST 3 Evanston Car Cruise: Hamblin Park, info 307-679-6258,

AUGUST 6, 20 Bear River State Park Family Movie Series: Begins 30 minutes after sunset, Bear River State Park, info 307-789-6547.

AUGUST 10 Relay For Life Uinta County: 5p-midnight, at  Bear River Greenway, free, 307-677-5287,

AUGUST 16 Main Street Amazing Race:5-8p, Downtown, info on Facebook.

AUGUST 16-18 VFW Men’s, Women’s and Co-ed Softball Tournament:Overthrust Baseball Fields, info  307-789-1770.


TUESDAYS Bingo: 6:45p, American Legion Hall, info 780-5489.

JULY 3 Treaty of 1868 Reenactment: Commemoration and historical reenactment of the Treaty of 1868 that was signed at Fort Bridger. 10a, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, free, info 307-782-3842.

JULY 4 Fourth of July Kids Extreme: Games and activities to enjoy with prizes and refreshments. This year’s theme is the 150th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Wyoming. Begins right after the11aparade through Fort Bridger.Fort Bridger State Historic Site, free, info 307-782-3842.

AUGUST 30 – SEPTEMBER 2 Mountain Man Rendezvous: Food, shopping, kid’s activities, music, dancing, marksmanship competitions and more. Visitors dressed pre-1840 head-to-toe attire enters free. 8a, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, $5, 12 and under free, dressed in pre-1840 head-to-toe free, info 307-782-3842.

SEPTEMBER 28 Bike Your Park: Experience the fort in a new way by biking a guided 2-mile path around the fort. 10a, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, free to participants, info 307-782-3842.

OCTOBER TBA Halloween Tick-or-Treat: Walk a solar-lighted path, get spooked by volunteers, receive candy at historic buildings, and end with hot beverages and a hay ride back to your vehicle. Sponsored by the Fort Bridger Historical Association.6:30a-9p, Fort Bridger State Historic Site, $5, 5 and under free, info 307-782-3842.

DECEMBER 15 Victorian Christmas at the Fort: Visit the Commanding Officer’s Quarters for children’s activities, caroling, pictures with Santa, readings of The Night Before Christmas, and refreshments. Sponsored by the Fort Bridger Historical Association. 2-5p, Fort Bridger State Historic Site,$5 per person, 12 and under free, info 307-782-3842.

JANUARY 1, 2020 First Day Hike: Take in history, scenery, and make new friends as you walk one mile around the site with refreshments to follow. 1p, Fort Bridger State Historic Site,free, info 307-782-3842.


THIRD MONDAYS Book Discussion Group: 7p, info 307-575-1384.

THIRD MONDAYS Tri-City Arts Guild: 6:30p, info 307-575-1384.

SUNDAYS VFW Bingo: 1p, VFW Hall, info 307-836-2631.

FOURTH SUNDAYS American Legion Riders: 2p, Crazy Tony’s Bar & Grill, info 307-575-0838.


JUNE 22 Sunrise Mine Tour: Tour Sunrise mine and Powars II archeology site, proceeds benefit Western History Center. Optional lunch at 11:30a, tour at 1p. Meet at Miners and Stockmen’s Steakhouse, $20, $35 family, info 307-575-2010.

FOURTH SUNDAYS Hartville Museum & Community Center:Free music jam for musicians and listeners. Everyone is welcome. Bring snacks and have fun! 4–6p, info 307-836-2288.


MAY-SEP Historic Jay Em on the Rawhide: Tours available by appointment only. Call 307-735-4364 or 307-322-2839.


JULY 20 CattleWomen Ranch Tour:Public tours of ranches in the McFadden/Arlington area. Bring chairs, sunscreen and walking shoes. Lunch available for $6. 8a, Wyoming Territorial Prison, free, info 307-760-5590.


SECOND FRIDAYS Lego Club: 10a–noon, Lyman Branch Library, ages 8 & up, free, info 307-787-6556,


FOURTH TUESDAYS Bingo: 7p, Community Hall, info 307-710-4045.


AUGUST 17 Veterans Freedom Festival and Car Show: Blackhawk helicopter and military vehicles, speakers, vendors, endurance course, bounce house and more. Free breakfast 8-10a, event 8a-5p, Mountain View Town Park. Info 307-871-2113, info on car show 307-747-6497.

JULY 11, AUGUST 8, AUGUST 22 Movies in the Park: Percy Jackson Jul 11, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Aug 8, Gifted Aug 22, Trona Valley Green Space, info 307-787-6738,

WEDNESDAYS Storytime: 11a, Uinta County Library, info 307-782-3161.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Chamber of Commerce Community Luncheon: Topics vary each month and are a great wealth of information for business owners and individuals alike. $15/plate, noon, Mountain View Town Hall, RSVP [email protected], 307-787-6378.


TUESDAYS Bingo: 7p, Recreation meeting room, 25¢ per card, 14 games, info 307-245-3301.


JUNE 19 Gema Pearl concert: Seven-time Grammy nominated vocalist will perform at museum benefit. 7p, Saratoga Museum, $25, or $50 for meet-and-greet. Info 307-326-5511.

JUNE 29 Exploring Saratoga Cemeteries: Guided summer trek event, meet at the Saratoga Museum, free, donations appreciated. Call for advanced registration 307-326-5511.

JUNE 28-JULY 7 Good Times Valley Independence Day Party: Events in Saratoga and surrounding regions including rodeo, live music, BBQ, farmers’ market, art festival, parade, raffle and kid’s activities. Info 307-326-8855,

JULY 3 Saratoga Reunion & BBQ: Bring a lawn chair and the kids, enjoy the afternoon visiting with old friends and new neighbors and sing some karoke! Free swimming at the pool until 8p. 4-9p, Veterans Island Park.

WEDNESDAYS THROUGH OCTOBER Farmer’s Market and Craft Fair:Fruit and vegetables from the Boykin’s orchard in Colorado, food trucks, local artists and other hand-crafted goods. 3-6p, Saratoga Museum


JUNE 20 3rd Thursday: Main Street closes to vehicle traffic to make room for vendors and live music. 4-7p, Main Street Torrington, free, info 307-532-3879. Themes: June Vintage; Jul 18 All-American; Aug 15 Made in Goshen; Sep 19 All About Agriculture.

AUGUST 3 Lions Club Summer Arts & Crafts Festival:9a-3p, Pioneer Park, info 307-575-9244.

AUGUST 3 Jelmer Johnson Memorial Team Sort: Enter at 3p, Sort at 4p, Fairgrounds Pavillion, info 307-532-2525.

AUGUST 6 Youth Rodeo Series: 6p, Fairgrounds Pavillion, info 307-532-2525.

AUGUST 7 Family Night: Fairgrounds Pavillion, $5, info 307-532-2525.

AUGUST AG Breakfast: 6:30-9:30p, Fairgrounds Rendezvous Center, free, info 307-532-2525.

AUGUST Fair Parade: 10a, Main Street, info 307-532-2525.

AUGUST Wyrulec Ranch Rodeo: 1p, Fairgrounds Pavillion, $10, info 307-532-2525.

AUGUST Platte Valley Companies Rubber Check Race: 6p, Fairgrounds Pavillion, $20, $10 for 10 and under, five and under free, info 307-532-2525.

AUGUST 10 Kiwanis Pig Wrestling: Fairgrounds Pavillion, $10, info 307-532-2525.

SECOND WEDNESDAYS Rex Young Rock Club: 7–8p, Senior Friendship Center.

THURSDAYS TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly): 8–10a, Senior Friendship Center, info 307-334-3358.


SATURDAYS THROUGH SEPTEMBER Platte County Farmers’ Market: Produce, eggs, raw milk, baked goods, meat, crafts and more. 7:30-10a, Pocket Park, info 307-331-9502.