Can't-Miss Summer Events in Rock Springs & Green River
Sweetwater County is Drawing Everyone in This Summer
Find never-ending fun and family-friendly events from June into September that are centered on live-music, delicious food, and Western spirit. With so much to choose from, there’s an event or two for everyone to love this season in Sweetwater County. To help with the planning, we've highlighted our favorite summer events for you:
Fairs and Festivals:
Rods and Rails Car Show — June 19, 2021
Downtown Rock Springs will host the Rods and Rails Car Show. The show will feature more than 100 different classic cars and motorcycle from the 1950's and 1960's as old-school rock and roll hits play in the streets. Car and motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the region will be heading to Sweetwater County to show off their cherry rides, and you won't want to miss it that Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m..
Flaming Gorge Days — Returning June 2022
Flaming Gorge Days is "Southwest Wyoming's Weekend of Fun" and features two nights of entertainment with with previous acts like Night Ranger and Chancey Williams and the Younger Brother Band. During the day, there is more than enough to do for all ages with a parade, sporting tournaments, kids games and a festival in the park. There is something for everyone this weekend in Green River. Be a part of the fun in Sweetwater County! This year, Flaming Gorge Days will host the Wyoming Raised, Good Morning Bedlam, The Scotty Mac Band and more!
International Day — July 10, 2021
Celebrate the diverse heritage of Rock Springs each summer in Bunning Park. Rock Springs is known as the “Home of 56 Nationalities,” and on International Day we celebrate Rock Springs' variety of cultures with international cuisine, costumes, exhibits and performances all day long. Immerse yourself in Rock Springs culture, and have fun while you are at it!
Wyoming’s BIG Show — July 31 - August 7, 2021
Named the number one summer event in Wyoming by “Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine,” the Sweetwater County Fair (a.k.a. Wyoming’s BIG Show) is the one event you cannot miss this summer. People will come from hundreds of miles away to experience the carnival, enjoy 4H exhibits, livestock exhibits, and see the major music acts take the stage. From big country artists like Trace Adkins and Dylan Scott to rockers like Puddle of Mudd and Ratt, there are shows that everyone enjoys!
Both Green River and Rock Springs offer farmer’s markets throughout the summer season. Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables while you shop homemade craft tables. This is a great opportunity to connect with the Sweetwater County community, so make sure you stop at the Green River and both of the Rock Springs’ markets, White Mountain Mall Farmer's Market and the Main Street Market.
Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews — June 19, 2021
National blues bands and local and regional breweries come together to form one tasty and toe-tapping summer festival for live music and beer fans alike. Downtown Rock Springs turns Bunning Park into the coolest blues bar in the West. Check our events calendar as the festival approaches to stay up-to-date on details and big-name headliners!
River Festival & Art on the Green— August 20-21, 2021
Great food and drinks, activities, music, shows, and fireworks are all jam-packed into the River Festival & Art on the Green this August. Get tickets now for the Cajun Shrimp Boil that always sells out, start training for the annual “Run With the Horses Marathon," and get your dogs and your cars ready for their respective shows, then finally relax and watch the night's fireworks display! One thing's for sure: there's fun for all ages and interests at this festival.
Rodeos and Races:
National High School Finals Rodeo — Returning Summer 2024!
The NHSFR is the “World’s Largest Rodeo,” featuring approximately 1,700 contestants from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Athletes vie for national titles, assorted prizes and their share of thousands of dollars in college scholarships. Action at the event is non-stop, with rodeo performances being conducted twice each day.
Red Desert Roundup Rodeo — July 30-31, 2021
For three full nights you can see bull riding, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping and bareback riding at at the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo at Sweetwater Event’s Complex in Rock Springs. In between watching the professionals, kids can participate in the mutton bustin’ or calf scramble contests. Don't miss the parade in Rock Springs on July 27th!
Sweetwater Downs Horse Racing — August & September 2021
The stakes are high during the Sweetwater Downs. Watch horses from all over the Western United States, including Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and even as far away as California compete for cash prizes.