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World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo: Cheyenne Frontier Days “The Daddy of Em’ All”

If you’re headed to Cheyenne, Wyoming in July then you’re going to want to set aside time for the “Daddy of em’ all!”Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo!

Every year, thousands travel to Cheyenne, Wyoming for the infamous Frontier Days. The ten-day festival, which runs July 21st-30th, is the “World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo and Western Celebration” hosting major touring artists headlining the stages, the PRCA Rodeo, a Chuckwagon Experience, a carnival, and more. Visitors get just a taste of what makes Cheyenne special during the summer festivities.

Cheyenne is uniquely situated in the southeast corner of Wyoming, making it a quick drive to major metropolitan areas while maintaining the small-town feel. Being a railroad town since its birth, Cheyenne is a melting pot of Western tradition, outdoors culture, and frontier attitude.

Beth Gunthardt, a local who’s actively involved with Frontier Days, says “My favorite thing about living in Cheyenne is the people here: the locals who make this town a welcoming and warm place (even in the winter) where neighbors still look out for one another. Strike up a conversation with a stranger when you’re visiting and you’ll more than likely find someone who becomes a new friend!”

Tips for Cheyenne Frontier Days From a Local

If you are downtown during Cheyenne Frontier Days, grab lunch at The Albany (one of the oldest restaurants in Cheyenne with tasty sandwiches), walk to Blue Raven Brewery to get a drink on their patio, and then catch some live music at The Lincoln (a historic theater turned concert venue).

If you are out at Frontier Park, grab lunch at The Buckle Club (which is manned by past Chairmen, has homemade food, drinks, and a wonderful air-conditioned atmosphere to get out of the heat!) then go listen to free live music at The Garden (also has drinks, shade, and seating) before heading to The Buckin’ A Saloon to dance the night away.

If you want to escape the crowds, swing by The Board Room for charcuterie lunches to-go, drive 20min to Curt Gowdy State Park, hike to Hidden Falls, or just find a spot by the reservoir, and enjoy your lunch in nature. You can rent paddle boards and get out on the water if you have extra time!

2023 Cheyenne Frontier Days Schedule

  • Tunes on the Terrace: All concerts offer a VIP Ticket Experience.
    • July 21- Eric Church & Paul Cauthen
    • July 22- Old Dominion & Chase Rice
    • July 23- Zach Bryan
    • July 26- Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach
    • July 27- Tim McGraw & Kip Moore
    • July 28- Jon Pardi & Carly Pearce
    • July 29- Cody Johnson & Whiskey Meyers
  • Chuckwagon Experience: Enjoy a traditional dining experience on July 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th, and 29th! This is a ticketed experience.
  • Carnival Midway: All the things you love about a carnival and more! Rides, games, and the all-time favorite food vendors! Armbands are available for purchase online or in person.

PRCA Rodeo

“The Daddy Of ‘Em All” known for its fast pace and a large number of contestants, The Rodeo ensures guests see more rodeo action than they can see at any other rodeo. Nine days of jam-packed action including bareback riding, barrel racing, breakaway roping, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping, and wild horse racing.

For more information on daily schedules, experience tickets, and more, visit

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