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Upcoming events and unique celebrations

In Wyoming, it's always adventure season. Rodeos, festivals, cultural events and historic celebrations combine to make Wyoming the place to be any time of year. Why now? See the events and milestone celebrations that locals and visitors are currently talking about.

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2019: The year of Wyoming Women

On December 10, 1869, the Wyoming territory passed the first unconditional law in the U.S. permanently guaranteeing women their inherent right to vote and hold office; that's a full 50 years before women in the rest of the United States were guaranteed this right. In honor of the 150th anniversary of this monumental day in the Equality State, 2019 has been deemed the Year of Wyoming Women. To celebrate, a number of events are being held across the state throughout the year.

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May 18 - 19, 2019 Elk Fest

10 E Broadway Ave Jackson Hole, WY 83001

Every spring, thousands of elk wintering on the National Elk Refuge lose their antlers before they migrate to their summer range. The Boy Scouts assist the Refuge with harvesting the shed antlers and auction them to bidders from around the world who make furniture, wall decorations, jewelry and food products from them. This annual event, which includes the High Noon Chili Cook-Off and the Mountain Man Rendezvous kick-off, supports the National Elk Refuge with a large portion of auction proceeds going back to habitat enhancement projects on the Refuge.

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May 18 - 19, 2019 Cheyenne Depot Days

121 W 15th St Cheyenne, WY 82001

Depot Days takes place at the Cheyenne Depot (9am-3pm), with exhibits and WASATCH RR Contractors. The Sherman Hill Model Railroad Show is at the Frontier Park Exhibition Hall, Fri-Sun. A trolley will escort people to alternate locations. Meet with model railroad legend, Harry Brunk. Best Parking is at Frontier Park Exhibition Hall. There will not be access to the UP roundhouse and Steam Shop this year as the Steam crew will be on excursion with Big Boy No. 4014.

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May 26, 2019 Eaton's Horse Drive

1517 E 5th St Sheridan, WY 82801

Eatons’ Dude Ranch celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2009. They kick off the season with their annual horse drive. Over 100 horses will be driven by cowboys through Sheridan, passing by the State Information Center about 9AM and then down 5th Street past the Historic Sheridan Inn, Buffalo Bill Cody’s home and where he auditioned acts for his famous Wild West Show.

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A Lot Happens in the Middle of Nowhere

It's not enough for Wyoming to have the most amazing natural beauty imaginable, but it also hosts world-class events. From rodeos to music jams to chili cook-offs, events exist to satisfy every distinct taste. Enjoy a wide variety of cultural events that bring Wyoming to life, whether its a country music concert, a rodeo, or a native american rendezvous, you're sure to leave your vacation with an experience you'll remember for years to come. Narrow your search of Wyoming's events below.

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Official Wyoming Travel Guide

The Wyoming Travel Guide is your expert source for planning a Wyoming getaway. Get started now with Wyoming's digital vacation guide.

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