Yellowstone National Park Travel Guide

Festivals and Events


Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball. Hundreds of folks, some of them dressed in turn-of-the-20th-century attire, dance in Cody until the wee hours to celebrate the birthday of William F. Cody. The ball, held on a Saturday in late February, is at Cody Auditorium, which is dressed up as Wolfville Hall for the occasion. Tickets are $20 to $25 per person. 1240 Beck Ave., Cody, WY, 82414. 307/527–5520. .


World Snowmobile Expo. For more than two decades, this March event has celebrated top-notch racing while offering a sneak peek at next year's hot models. The SnowWest SnoCross attracts racers to West Yellowstone from throughout the nation. Races are held just to the west of town. 406/646–7701.


Cody Stampede Rodeo. The "Rodeo Capital of the World" hosts an annual event around July 4 that is affectionately known as "Cowboy Christmas." The event, held at Cody Stampede Park, is one of the most important stops on the rodeo circuit. Tickets range from $18 to $24. 307/587–5155 or 800/207-0744.


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