Events

Yellowstone National Park is open year-round, but the events and activities in, and around the park, change with the seasons. From festivals and activities, to days you can get into the park free, we have your complete guide to the happenings in Yellowstone National Park, as well as in nearby gateway towns in Montana and Wyoming.

Last Chance Stampede Rodeo near Helena, Montana

9 Best Rodeos in Yellowstone Country

Just about every town in the Yellowstone area has a rodeo throughout the year. Wyoming is the rodeo capital of the West. See a list of the best.

Shoshone-Bannock Festival

Annual Shoshone-Bannock Festival

If you're heading to Yellowstone this summer, via Idaho, be sure to stop at the 51st Annual Shoshone-Banncock Festival August 9-12, 2018.

Mountain Man Rendezvous at Ft Laramie, Wyoming. Photo by Dennis McIntire

Attend a Mountain Man Rendezvous near Yellowstone

The first Yellowstone area inhabitants were mountain men who had gatherings to sell furs, trade and socialize. You can attend a rendezvous reenactment today.

Yellowstone-Gunfight

Attend an Old West Gun Fight

The Irma Hotel hosts free gunfights performed by the Cody Gunfighters. A shootout is also held in the town square of Jackson, Wyom. on summer afternoons.

A family camping in a national park

Calendar of Free Entrance Days to National Parks

Parks that usually charge an entrance fee will be free on several days during the year. Check our list of dates for this year.

Cowboy music

Cowboy Poetry Gatherings and Music Revues

Gatherings across the West celebrate the heritage and history of ranching, cowboys, western music and the traditions of the rural West.

Idaho International Summerfest

Idaho's International Summerfest

Every summer, more than 300 performers from around the world descend on Rexburg and nearby Burley.

Yellowstone National Park - Milky Way over erupting Old Faithful

National Park Photography Workshops

National Park Trips Media and Tamron have teamed up to offer Photo Workshops inside your favorite national parks.

Wind River Powwow. Courtesy Photo

See a Powwow Near Yellowstone

Learn more about the rich heritage of Native American culture at an Indian Powwow, a social event that attracts tribal members from across the country.

Grand Targhee Resort Music Festival. Courtesy photo

Two World-Class Music Festivals in Teton Valley

Don't miss the annual Targhee Music Festival and the Grand Targhee Bluegrass Festival held in July and August.

Christmas tree in National Forest

Winter Holiday Activities in Yellowstone

Heading to Yellowstone for the winter holiday season? Check out this list of events and activities in and around the park!