Every year, on the 4th of July weekend (July 1st-4th), Cody, Wyoming, holds the largest rodeo in the region. The Cody Stampede Rodeo draws best cowboys from all over the United States who compete for big prizes and ride the best horses in the country. For four days more than 800 participants compete for over $400,000, the PRCA's Largest One Header Rodeo. Action is accompanied by live music, entertainment, an art and craft fair, food vendors and parades. Admission tickets for the rodeo are $20-25 per person.
Other popular events in Cody include The Cody Nite Rodeo, the only nightly rodeo in the world, from June 1st to August 31st, that showcases upcoming stars of rodeo. There is also Xtreme Bulls and Bullfighters—only on June 30th. Visitors can also entertain themselves riding live rodeo bull "Mongo", get their faces painted by rodeo clowns, and learn cowboy's roping techniques.
Cody hosts Stampede Rodeo to celebrate America's Independence since 1919. Due to that fact, it is often called the "Rodeo Capital of the World." Cody Stampede was also named the "Best Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year" by The Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association. So immerse yourself in Wild West culture and discover the art of horseriding that has always been appreciated by the people of Wyoming.