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Can't Miss Summer Events in Sweetwater County Sweetwater County is drawing everyone in this summer.

Find never-ending fun and family-friendly events from July 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 16, 2018

Downtown Rock Springs will host the Rods and Rails Car Show. The show will feature over 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. 

Flaming Gorge Days - June 21 - 23, 2018

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 Spazmatics, American Dueling Pianos, and comedian Sam Adams!

International Day - July 14, 2018

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 4, 2018

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 4-H and livestock exhibits, and see the major musical acts take the stage. From big country artists like Josh Turner and Chris Janson to rockers like A Thousand Horses and The Used, there are shows that everyone can enjoy.

Farmer’s Markets

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. View our full calendar for more details.

Sweetwater Blues n’ Brews – August 11, 2018

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 news such as big-name headliners.

River Festival & Art on the Green – August 17 - 18, 2018

Great food and drinks, activities, music, shows, and fireworks are all jam-packed into the River Festival this August. Get a ticket now for the Cajun Shrimp Boil, start training for the 15th 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 - July 15 - 21, 2018

The NHSFR is the “World’s Largest Rodeo,” featuring approximately 1,500 contestants from across the United States, Canada 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 26 - 28, 2018

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.

Sweetwater Downs Horse Racing - August 2018

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.

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