Fremont County, WY – In July you can experience special events that brings classic old western movies back to life. You can attend Native American powwows, dance exhibitions, wild-west rodeos and even pan for gold any day of the week throughout the summer! Not to mention attending the July 4th parades and fireworks. For more details of events, click here.
Native American Powwows and Dancing
Summer time is powwow season and across Wind River Country the night air rings with the haunting sound of pounding drums and chanting voices. Powwows can be traced back to pre-European times when Plains Indians used dance to honor tribal members, recognize important events, and seek protection for warriors and hunters. Today, powwows represent everything from a family reunion to a religious ceremony. They have also become an important way for Native Americans to keep their culture and traditions alive.
You’ll find an assortment of Native American cultural offerings around Wind River Country this summer, including Shoshone and Arapaho Powwows. In addition, there are weekly cultural programs of authentic Indian Dance and Storytelling Exhibitions (Northern Arapaho Cultural Experience) providing special insights to the Arapaho way of life. Plus, every Wednesday in July the Eagle Spirit Dancers perform at the Museum of the American West.
Cowboy Culture and Rodeos
For those interested in cowboy-flavored events, Wind River Country offers something for every age and taste, including the Fremont County Fair Rodeos, the Lander Pioneer Days Rodeos on July 3 & 4, and every Friday night rodeo in Dubois.