20 of the Best Events in Cody, WY and the Surrounding Area

Did you know that Wyoming is one of the top five happiest states in the country? Beautiful mountain views and Mountain West cuisine are a couple of the reasons to fall in love with Wyoming, but the events and festivals will really rope you in! Wyoming is famous for its year-round celebrations, so there is always a reason to smile when you attend any of these fun events!

The events in Cody, WY, are perfect for families, couples, and singles alike! Whether you are taking a day trip to Cody or planning the Wild West vacation of a lifetime, we have everything that you need to plan the perfect Mountain West adventure. After you read about these 20 fun events in Cody, WY, download our free Wyoming Vacation Guide to find the best places to eat, drink, and discover Wyoming

Annual Events in Cody, WY

1.) The Cody Nite Rodeo

The Cody Night Rodeo started in 1938 and is the longest standing nightly rodeo in the entire world!  So while visiting Cody, a trip to this phenomenal rodeo is a must! June through August, the Cody Nite Rodeo runs every night at 8:00 pm!

2.) Plains Indian Powwow

Each June, dancers, drum groups, and artists from the Northern Plains gather to celebrate at this one-of-a-kind event! At the Plains Indian Powwow, you will find authentic Native American jewelry, beadwork, quillwork, food, and more!

3.) The Independence Day Cody Stampede

Cody is known for this amazing 4th of July celebration! You can look forward to musical performances, a huge firework show, sanctioned rodeos, parades, and more at this Independence Day Bonanza!

4.) Jack Russell Corgi Dog Races

The Jack Russell Corgi Dog Races is by far Cody’s most adorable event! Held each January, this furry competition is a fun and exciting fundraiser for the Park County Animal Shelter. Whether you are searching for your next furry friend or just looking to have a good time while supporting a great cause, this is the place to be!

5.) Irma Hotel Ghost Hunt

The Irma Hotel Ghost Hunt is hands down, Cody’s spookiest event! The Irma Hotel was one of the three hotels built by Buffalo Bill Cody, and rumor has it that several guests have checked-out, but refuse to leave! Each January, courageous guests explore this haunted hotel. Are you brave enough to enter?

More Great Events in the Cody, WY, Area

6.) The Annual Cody Wine Tasting Party – March

7.) Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue – May-September

8.) The Cody Country Horse Sale – May

9.) Party in the Pasture – June

10.) National Day of the American Cowboy– July

11.) Wild West Extravaganza – July

12.) Yellowstone Beer Fest – July

13.) The Park County Fair – July

14.) The Buffalo Bill Invitational Shootout – August

15.) Cody Country Car Show – August

16.) Trapper Stampede Show – September

17.) Meeteetse’s Labor Day Celebration – September

18.) Sample the Seasons & Festival of Trees – November

19.) Cody Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade – December

20.) Cody Ice Climbing Festival – February


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Because there are so many fun events in Cody, WY, it can be hard to plan the perfect vacation. Luckily, Monster Lake Ranch has you covered! Take advantage of our Spirit of the West package, which includes two passes to the Cody Night Rodeo, a guided day trip to Yellowstone, two passes to the Buffalo Bill Museum, and more!