Arts & Entertainment

Cody is home to an inspired community of Western artists & endless entertainment.

ARTS

Cody is home to an inspired community of Western artists, a growing number of fine art and photo galleries, and the renowned Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

The varied landscape surrounding Buffalo Bill's town in the Rockies, the abundant wildlife, the quality of light and atmosphere all continue to inspire painters, sculptors, and craftsmen working in a varitety of styles and media.

Cody's annual celebration of the arts has blossomed over the years into a community-wide festival featuring three events known collectively as the Rendezvous Royale. The Buffalo Bill Art Show & Sale remains the cornerstone of a four-day celebration that also features the Cody High Style and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West Patron's Ball.

The Park County Arts Council is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering support for the arts in Park County, Wyoming, and to enhancing arts education in grades K-12. The Council sponsors one concert or performance in each of three communities (Cody, Meteetsee and Powell) each year, and funds numerous additional arts programs in the schools, including the Missoula Children's Theatre and Shakespeare in the Schools.


Phil Starke is working quickly during the Quickdraw Event at the Buffalo Bill Art Show in Cody, Wyoming.
 

Cody Country Art League 

Formally established in 1964, the Cody Country Art League shares its location with the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce in the original Buffalo Bill Museum on Sheridan Avenue in downtown Cody. This structure is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Cody Country Art League is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of art and artists. With ever-changing displays, competitions, and featured artist shows it promotes, encourages, and highlights local and area artists. Educational opportunities are made available through professional artists and quality instructors that share their talents and knowledge. Affordable classes and workshops are offered for all ages and abilities.

Sustained through donations, fundraising events, sales, and grants received from the Wyoming Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, the Cody Country Art League continues to strive to provide opportunities to the community to participate, educate, and appreciate the diversities in art.



ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment opportunities abound in Cody Country. Use the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events to keep in touch with community events and entertainment offerings. This calendar of events is updated on a regular basis and is the most complete listing available.


 

CODY CATTLE COMPANY

The Cody Cattle Company offers a Chuckwagon Dinner and a live high-tech, foot-stompin’ Western Music Show. Our new, clean climate-controlled building provides a comfortable setting for guests to enjoy dinner and the 60-minute show.

Come experience a bit of real Western hospitality with an evening of family entertainment you’ll never forget!

Our most popular ticket packages:


Trifecta Ticket: Dinner, Show & ticket to Cody Nite Rodeo – {Adults $41 & Children $21} -
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Daily Double Ticket: Dinner & a Show – {Adults $26 & Children $13} -
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The Trifecta Ticket is available June thru August, except June 30-July 4.
The Daily Double Ticket is available June thru September.

Doors open at 5:30pm for dinner, the show starts at 6:30pm, and rodeo action begins at 8pm. The rodeo grounds are within walking distance of The Cody Cattle Company.

Call 307.272.5770 or visit www.thecodycattlecompany.com for reservations.
Located at: 1910 Demaris Street, Cody, WY 82414 - Map It


 

CODY GUNFIGHTERS

In 1996 a Centennial year, the committee of the annual Buffalo Bill Ball asked Jay Thorington to create a skit as entertainment for the guests attending the ball. Later the group that performed this skit realized that this was a great idea to perform on the streets of Cody, Wyoming next to the famous Irma Hotel. Subsequently the Gunfighters, a non-profit organization was born. These enthusiasts created such characters as Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, Ike Clanton, Mad Dog Harry Tracy, Emmett Dalton, Lucky Bill, Doc Payne, Laddy Da, Crazy Cora, Miss Cassie, Fred White and Teton Jackson. These characters represented the Wild West. The players are primarily volunteers and create their own authentic costumes and dedicate many hours in preparation for the season.

Catch a performance June through September, Monday through Saturday
Cody 4th of July Stampede Rodeo - July 1, 2, & 3 - performances at 8:00 pm,
Located on the street in front of the Irma Hotel porch
Admission is free!
www.codygunfighters.com
 



CODY NITE RODEO & THE JULY 4TH CODY STAMPEDE

And Cody is rodeo! Billing itself as “Rodeo Capital of the World,” Cody provides a unique opportunity to capture the excitement of a real rodeo in a dramatic western setting. The Cody Nite Rodeo is the only seven-night-a-week rodeo in the country. From June through August, the Nite Rodeo features professional and on-their-way-up cowboys and cowgirls competing under the lights against a picturesque backdrop of the Shoshone Canyon and Heart Mountain. The Cody Stampede is one of the country’s premiere Fourth of July rodeo celebrations and has been playing host to the top cowboys and cowgirls for more than 80 years!

Cody Nite Rodeo - Nightly June 1 through August 31
Nightly performance at 8:00 pm
Cody 4th of July Stampede Rodeo - July 1, 2, & 3 - performances at 8:00 pm,
July 4th performance at 5:00 pm
www.codystampederodeo.com

 


CONCERTS IN THE PARK
Each summer season City Park in downtown Cody is the location for enjoyable evenings of great music. The Concerts in the Park series is held in July and August, most often on Thursdays. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy these free concerts. The Concert series is sponsored by local area merchants. Click here for schedule of performers: Cody Country Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events

 
DAN MILLER'S COWBOY MUSIC REVUE - A Branson Style Music Variety Show!

Join Dan and his “Empty Saddles Band” at the historic Cody Theater across from the Irma Hotel for an evening of music, comedy and poetry featuring Wendy Corr, Tim Bushnell and Hannah Miller. Now in their 8th season, Dan's Cowboy Music Revue has entertained thousands of people from all over the world and is a regular stop for many of the tour groups that vacation in Cody.

Dan is the award winning television host of “Xtreme Bulls” on ESPN and “The Best of the West” on the Outdoor Channel. Dan also produces the “Cody Wild West Show,” a live concert series featuring entertainers such as Lacy J. Dalton, T.G. Sheppard and Mel Tillis. His extraordinary “Cowboy Music Revue” has been featured in “USA Today” and filmed for ESPN and the Travel Channel.

The Cowboy Music Revue performs May through September, Monday through Saturday, at the Cody Theater at 1171 Sheridan Avenue - Map It. The cost is $14.00/person and the box office opens at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information call 307-272-7855. www.cowboymusicrevue.com

Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy a truly world-class live theatre experience in Cody, Wyoming!
 
 
ANNUAL WILD WEST BALLOON FEST

Annually, the first weekend of August, Cody plays host to a hot air balloon festival. Balloonists from across the country head to Cody to fly in one of the most scenic areas on earth. An evening balloon glow kicks off the event, and balloons take off early each morning from Cody's Mentock Park. Click here for schedule of performers: Cody Country Chamber of Commerce Calendar of Events

 
SPRING INTO YELLOWSTONE - BIRDING & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL

Join us this May for the second annual Spring into Yellowstone: Birding and Wildlife Festival in Cody, Wyoming. For five days, discover the iconic birds and wildlife of northwest Wyoming: from sage grouse to grizzly bears, and everything in between. The festival will feature guided field trips and interactive seminars led by some of the biggest names in birding and nature photography, as well as some of the top regional biologists. Each evening, take in Buffalo Bill country's finest restaurant fare, check out bird and wildlife-themed art at the galleries, tour the spectacular museum, and partake in evening festivities. Find out more on this website or this Facebook page.

 

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