Welcome to Cody, Wyoming — a town steeped in rich history, vibrant culture, and the spirit of the Wild West. Here, we celebrate life and community through our remarkable annual events that attract visitors from all corners of the globe. Discover the magic of Cody through these five captivating annual events in Cody, Wyoming.

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5 Annual Events in Cody, WY

1. Yellowstone Songwriter Festival

Every September, the Yellowstone Songwriter Festival fills Cody with the inspiring sounds of local and national artists. This three-day event is a celebration of music and creativity, featuring intimate performances, interactive workshops, and unique songwriter showcases. Whether you are looking for a peak into the next big sound from Nashville or great independent artists from the Alberta prairies, there’s something for every country music lover at this festival.

2. Cody Nite Rodeo

Experience the thrill of the rodeo every night from June through August at the Cody Nite Rodeo. For over 80 years, it has been a staple of our summer events, showcasing the skills and courage of cowboys and cowgirls in events like bull riding, barrel racing, and calf roping. With its lively atmosphere and family-friendly entertainment, the Cody Nite Rodeo is an unforgettable Western experience.

3. Great Dam Day

Join us in mid August for the Great Dam Day, a celebration of the Buffalo Bill Dam’s significant role in our community’s history. This event features guided dam tours, historical reenactments, and plenty of activities for kids. Don’t miss the chance to learn about Cody’s heritage while enjoying the stunning views from the dam.

4. Cody Cowboy Christmas Stroll

Step into a winter wonderland during the Cody Cowboy Christmas Stroll in December. Downtown Cody transforms into a festive spectacle with holiday lights, carolers, and horse-drawn carriage rides. Local shops stay open late, offering warm drinks, tasty treats, and special deals. It’s the perfect way to kick off the holiday season and find unique gifts for your loved ones.

5. Meeteetse’s Annual Labor Day Celebration

Just a short drive from Cody, the town of Meeteetse rings in Labor Day weekend with a grand celebration. This event includes a car show, craft fair in the Ferret Den, cornhole and horseshoe tournaments, and a Labor Day Rodeo.

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Each of these events embodies the heart and soul of Cody, inviting you to be part of our story. Immerse yourself in the melodies at the Yellowstone Songwriter Festival, feel the rush at the Cody Nite Rodeo, delve into history on the Great Dam Day, embrace the festive spirit at the Cody Cowboy Christmas Stroll, or savor the community warmth at Meeteetse’s Annual Labor Day Celebration.

Cody Lodging offers a wide variety of rental homes for anyone looking to come into town for a good time! Stay in Meeteetse for the Labor Day Celebration or downtown for the Christmas stroll.