The world famous Cheyenne Frontier Days are July 22-31 this year. “The Daddy of ’em All” has a rich history spanning over 100 years — since 1897! According to the City of Cheyenne:
The first Frontier Days was held as a cowboy roundup that featured bronco busting and steer roping contests as well as pony races. When the event was over, the cowboys stayed around to sort cattle and brand calves. They also roped steers, demonstrated rope tricks, and challenged each other in the activity that was a true test of a cowboy’s skill, which was riding bucking broncos. Everyone liked it so much that the next year’s Frontier Days was expanded to two days and included a parade.
More than 100 years later, Cheyenne Frontier Days is a 10-day festival of rip-roarin’ excitement, featuring the world’s best PRCA rodeo action and Western entertainment. It’s non-stop activity and hospitality at its Western best!
Things To Do
If you like live music, championship bull riding, or both, Frontier Days has plenty to offer! Each night is a different event, with the Championship Bull Riding taking place July 25-26, beginning at 8 p.m. Concerts make up the rest of the nights’ entertainment, featuring artists like Kenny Chesney, KISS, and Fall Out Boy. Check out the full schedule here to see all the nightly events.
Known as “The Daddy of ‘Em All,” Cheyenne’s Frontier Days Rodeo has plenty to offer rodeo fans of every kind. There are two sections of bulls and two sections of saddle and bareback broncs daily, more rodeo action than you can see at any other rodeo! There are plenty of timed events, too, like barrel racing, steer wrestling, team roping, and more! View the rodeo schedule here and plan to see your favorite sport in action.
“American Indians have always been an important part of Western history. In 1898, just after the second annual Frontier Days rodeo, the committee invited American Indian performers to participate in the Cheyenne Frontier Days celebration.” This event is open from 10 AM – 7:30 PM July 22-30, and until 1 PM July 31. Click here for more information!
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE!
To view all events, activities, and shows at the Cheyenne Frontier Days, visit their website. There is something for everyone, so come enjoy the festivities!
TRAVELING FROM OUT OF TOWN?
The folks at Cheyenne have made it easy to plan your trip to the event. Visit their website’s accommodations listing to see where you can stay!