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Contact: Domenic Bravo, CEO Visit Cheyenne
Cheyenne Days and Legendary Nights Schedule Fills Up
(Cheyenne, WY)- Rodeo action, Paint Slingers, a flapjack feed, airshow, live music and more have all been put into place for July’s Cheyenne Days and Legendary Nights celebration, a collection of events at multiple locations in Laramie County that are filling the void of not being able to host Cheyenne Frontier Days this year.
The week kicks off on Friday night with two rodeo events allowing for social distancing in two different locations. The Hell on Wheels Rodeo will be held at the Laramie County Fairgrounds in Archer, and the Chinook Drive-In at the Terry Bison Ranch will host the first of two night of Bull Riding Action.
Developed in a partnership between Visit Cheyenne and DeLancey Enterprises, the rodeo will feature both rough stock and roping action on Friday July 17 and 24th with an additional date schedule for late August on the 28th. A chuck wagon dinner will be available for pre-purchase, food trucks and alcohol are available. Attendance is limited to 250 spectators with advance purchase of tickets suggested. The rodeo begins with grand entry at 7pm. Tickets are available at www.cheyenne.org/rodeotickets
Billed as the country’s first drive-in bull riding competition, the event also begins at 7pm and will feature bulls from stock contractor Chad Berger Bucking Bulls. This socially distanced event will have seating at tables near the arena, in front of the drive-in screen or spectators can watch on the big screen from the comfort of their car. Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketweb.com.
If public art is more your style, the Paint Slingers will be back in action again this year on July 17th and 18th. This year’s event is shaping up to be the largest one yet with several buildings in downtown Cheyenne getting the mural treatment from a large variety of artists. Spend the day watching the sides of buildings come to life.
All action at Frontier Park is not done for 2020. Roping, barrel racing and sorting events awarding multiple championships have been scheduled on the park from July 15-25. Socially distanced crowds are invited to watch the action.
On Cheyenne Day, Wednesday July 22nd the Wings over Warren Air Show will feature the US Air Force Thunderbirds flying along with F22’s, F35’s, B-1 bombers C-130’s and more. The safest and best place to watch it will be on the base. Entry will be through a gate on Roundtop Road and space for 1400 cars has been reserved. For all the important information visit www.warren.af.mil. Viewing will be drive-in style and air show commentary will be broadcast on a couple of local radio stations.
Fill up your stomach up first on Cheyenne Day at the Flapjack Feed, taking place at the Outlaw Saloon. With the original pancake breakfasts canceled, the Red Lion and Outlaw Saloon have stepped up to fill the void. The event will be socially distanced with counters at the entrance and exits keeping tabs on the number of people inside the gates.
Visit Cheyenne is working closely with most of the events to encourage social distancing protocols and to avoid large gatherings considering the ongoing Co-Vid 19 situation in Wyoming.
Visit Cheyenne CEO, Domenic Bravo said that it has been impressive watching the events come together. “We had such a short window of time to try and enhance the July tourism season in Cheyenne. While we will not see a normal July, we are excited that several businesses have created events for visitors and locals alike to enjoy that week. We are extremely excited to have three different rodeo locations available with a variety of competitions, allowing thousands of people to enjoy our state sport without risking breaking social distancing rules.”
For a full calendar of events taking place during Cheyenne Days and Legendary nights, visit www.cheyenne.org/cheyennedays. If your business or group is planning activities for that week, and they are not listed on the website, please reach out to Visit Cheyenne with the details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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