This Weekend in Fremont County: Fair Parade, Cowboy events and more

(Fremont County, Wyo.) – There is a lot going on this weekend in Fremont County. Get out and have some fun. For more information on these and others, visit’s events calendar here. Keep checking back because more events could be added.

Friday, July 25

Sinks Canyon Fireside Speakers Series – Mountain Lions is the topic as this week’s discussion led by Wyoming Game & Fish Department’s Stan Harter. After the talk folks can gather at the campfire, so attendees are encouraged to bring marshmallows to roast. Bring your favorite campfire story, too. Bench seating is available, but attendees may also bring their comfy camp chairs, water, bug spray, and sunscreen, if needed.

Live from the Dennison Lodge – The live music performances start at 7 p.m.

National Day of the Cowboy – The Friday night rodeo in Dubois celebrates National Day of the Cowboy starting at 8 p.m. at the Clarence Allison Arena. Admission is $8.


Saturday, July 26

Red Desert Hike & Camp: Steamboat Mountain & Red Lake – Saturday and Sunday, with legendary WY naturalist John Mionczynski. Call now and plan to be part of this overnight opportunity in this astonishing pristine landscape like no other. For reservations and details call 307-332-7031,

Tie Hack Tour in Dubois – Saturday July 26 at 9:00 am. Meet at the Dubois Museum for a free driving/hiking tour of Union Pass tie hack sites. Participants will carpool to the sites.

Parade Day 5k, Cycle or Swim – 1st Annual Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim celebration hosted by Fremont Therapy Group.  A community fundraiser and fun wellness event. 5K competitive or recreational run/walk, a 25 mile bike ride and a 606 yard swim. Also join us for the “Ride of Fame” on our float in the parade. All start at 6 a.m. 2002 W. Sunset Dr, call Deb Kaufman at 307-349-4558 for more details, Register and see more at Race Details.

Brooks Mountain Hike – Join WWA Staff for a long, gradual climb (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to the top of Brooks Mountain, from the trailhead off the Togwotee Pass highway. Bring a picnic lunch and spend time discussing the anniversary of Wilderness areas in the Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forests. Approximately 8 mile round trip. (moderate- strenuous).

Lifting Heavy Weights for Heavy Hearts – The lifting event starts at 11 a.m. at Crossfit Lander, 660 Lincoln. Private sponsors will donate money for individual lifts. Donations from many local stores will be raffled off immediately after the lifting is done. All proceeds will go to the Van Dijk family.

National Day of the Cowboy Celebration in Dubois – Come and meet real cowboys, cowgirls, and their animals, take in the arts and crafts their lives have inspired. You can watch a Stagecoach Robbery @ 11am and then the cowboy parade starts at Noon. Watch a magician perform at the library BBQ, see a Quick Draw with artist Gary Keimig at 4pm, tour the galleries, sample a whiskey & wine tasting at 4-7pm, and dance to a country band after a western shoot-out at 5pm. Watch the Westerneers equine drill team perform at the Clarence Allison Arena @ 7pm. Come savor true west cuisine and shop till you drop in Dubois stores. FREE admission. 455-2991 or 455-2556

Ride the Winds Motorcycle Poker Run – The run goes from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with registration starting at 10 a.m. at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. See the calendar for additional information.

Fremont County Fair Parade – The parade will go down Riverton’s Main Street starting at 6 p.m.

Original Family Cowboy Poetry by Pete Davis – The National Day of the Cowboy celebrations continue at 7 p.m. in Lander at Museum of the American West with a free reading from Wyoming Poet Pete Davis. Free will offering will be taken for World Youth Day students traveling to Poland in 2016.


Sunday, July 27

Pastor Candidate at United Presbyterian Church in Riverton – Dr. Rev. Thea McKee will be preaching at 10:30 a.m. followed by a brief congregational meeting and carry-in dinner.