Top Events and Festivals
New Year's Eve Ball Drop
Dec 31, 2016. Depot Plaza, 121 W 15th St. A fully lit ball is suspended 75 feet in the air and drops at midnight. While waiting for the New Year, people gather in the Depot Plaza to enjoy music. Then, when the ball drops, the plaza fills with sounds of Auld Lang Syne and fireworks. 307-778-3133
Annual Western Spirit Art Show & Sale
Mar 5-Apr 17, 2016. Old West Museum, 4610 N Carey Ave. Over 100 artists from across the Western U.S. with 300 pieces of original Western art, including oil, bronze, pastel, watercolor, ceramic, photography, printmaking, mixed media and pencil pieces. Art sales support year-round arts and education programs at the CFD Old West Museum. oldwestmuseum.org/western_spirit.asp 307-778-7290
Depot Days- Cheyenne Train Weekend
May 20-22, 2016. Depot Days takes place at the Cheyenne Depot Sat & Sun, with exhibits and tours of the historic UP roundhouse 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 and from the steam shop, with departures scheduled every 30 minutes from in front of the Depot. Union Pacific Steam Shop is open for public viewing. 307-632-3905 DEPOT or SHMRRA 307-630-3029.
Fridays On The Plaza (Runs through first Friday of September)
Fridays, June 3-Sep 2, 2016. 5:30-8p. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 15th & Capitol Ave. Chairs are provided. No pets please. Vendors sell food, lemonade, soft drinks and beer. 307-633-3145
June 3-4, 2016. Celebrate Hispanic culture with educational exhibits, games, mariachis, art exhibits, food & craft vendors, piñatas & other kid friendly activities,food, beer, 50/50 raffle, drawings and car show. Live music! Dance performances! Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 15th & Capitol Ave. Free. cheyennehispanicfestival.com
June 10-11, 2016. Bagpipers, clan displays, workshops, dance performances, specialty beers (Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks), scotch tasting, and food & craft vendors. Free. Cheyenne Depot Plaza, 15th & Capitol Ave. 307-632-3905
Wyoming Brewers Festival
June 17-18, 2016. Serving up two days of great fun, good beer and tasty food. More than 75 brews, 30+ regional & national brewers offering specialty beers. Musical entertainment. Beer tokens can be purchased. Designated drivers get discounted entry fees (but no beer tokens). Depot Plaza. 307-632-3905
June 25, 2016. Lions Park is full of fun things to see and do! Arts & crafts show, rides, live music, games, contests, exhibits, carnival, vendors, live entertainment. 10K/5K run/walk, judo tournament, volleyball tournament. Special Friends Duck Derby at 2p-win a million bucks! 100 show cars on display. Free. Lions Park, 8th and Carey Avenues. 307-637-6423
Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 22-31, 2016. Cheyenne Frontier Days takes place the last full week of July. The world’s largest rodeo includes ten days of rodeo action, parades, pancake breakfasts, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and the hottest concert acts.1-800-22-RODEO
Old Fashioned Melodrama
July 14- Aug 7, 2016. Entertainment for the entire family! Cheer for the hero & boo at the villain. 7p. Atlas Theater, 211 West Lincolnway. 307-638-6543
Bit-O-Wyo Horse Barn Dinner Show
July: 9, 16, 23, 27 & 30 August: 6, 13 & 20, 2016. Bit-O-Wyo Ranch, 470 Happy Jack Road. Your evening begins at 6p when the Horse Barn Opens. You will have an opportunity to meet the Bit-O-Wyo Horses, and around 6:30p there’s a cowboy steak dinner with all the fixings, then enjoy The Blue Water Cowboy Band and some great Cowboy Comedy! Kids under 7 are free. Make reservations at 307-638-6924.
Aug 19-21, 2016. Professional World Champion BBQ Teams! Dessert & drinks, live entertainment, a car show, free parking. Adults $3, free for kids 12 and younger. Depot Plaza, West 15th Street and Capitol Avenue. 307-632-3905
Cheyenne Arts Festival
Aug 19-21, 2016. Designed to showcase and celebrate local creativity in all its forms and to provide Cheyenne residents and visitors with a unique arts-related experience, the festival is organized by Arts Cheyenne, with programming and logistics support from the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority, the Dinneen Family and a host of enthusiastic volunteers. The two-day festival features dozens of juried visual and performance artists from around the region, workshops for young people to learn about their artistic talents, and activities for the entire family.
Sep 16-17, 2016. Authentic Greek food, flea market, Greek music and dancing. Friday 5-11 pm, and Saturday 11 am to 8 pm. Authentic Greek food, flea market, Greek music and dancing. Lamb or chicken lunch/dinner both days. Free admission and parking Cheyenne Frontier Days Exhibit Hall, Eighth and Dey Avenues. 307-635-5929
Sep 17, 2016. From The Historic Atlas Theatre, the Depot Plaza, the Hynds Building and all around the downtown Cheyenne area zombies will overrun the city. (513) 218-1226
Street Railway Ghost Tours
Oct 21-23 & 28-30, 2016. Expect numerous bumps in the night as the Trolley travels through the haunted highways and paranormal passages of Cheyenne. Hear chilling tales of our local haunts. The only chills you'll get is up and down your back as the Trolleys are enclosed and heated. 307-778-3133
Nov 26, 2016. Downtown on Capitol and Carey Avenues. The parade features more than 100 brightly illuminated floats, horse drawn wagons, bands, antique autos, dancers, performers and colorful marching groups. The parade lasts over an hour and is considered one of the finest Christmas Parades in the Rocky Mountain area. 307-638-3388
Street Railway Holiday Light Tours
Dec 11-24, 2016. Start at the west end of Frontier Mall, 1400 E Dell Range, and go all around town. The best holiday homes are on display around town, with lots of twinkling lights and lawn decorations. Tickets may be purchased with a credit card at 307-778-3133.