Reenact history at Green River Rendezvous, celebrate outdoor recreation at the Wind River Mountain Festival, or sit back and relax in the park for the Soundcheck Music Series. Races, theater productions, fairs, and family-friendly fun can be found year-round.
March 12th – 13th, 2020
“WANTED: Men and women wanted for hazardous journey. No wages, bitter cold, long hours of complete darkness. SAFE RETURN DOUBTFUL. Honour and recognition in event of success.” The Drift is the highest elevation winter ultramarathon in the United States. Racers (“drifters”) battle extreme elements and elevation to run, bike or ski the 13-, 28- or 100-mile course in the Green River valley, usually in a blizzard. Fun, right?
Green River Rendezvous
July 9th – 12th, 2020
Over the course of four days, Pinedale celebrates the legacy of the mountain men, explorers and Native Americans that populate the pages of this area’s rich history with the annual Green River Rendezvous. From activities at the Museum of the Mountain Man and the parade, to historical re-enactments and nightly rodeos, cultural events are in high supply… and so is the beer!
Green River Rendezvous Days at the Museum of the Mountain Man
July 9th – 12th, 2020
With a multitude of free educational, historical and entertaining programs during the Rendezvous, the Museum of the Mountain Man is dedicated to telling the real history of the Rocky Mountain fur traders. The Museum presents a visual and interpretive glimpse into the gritty era of the 1800s mountain men and explorers and provides a comprehensive overview of the fur trade’s historical significance on westward expansion
Green River Rendezvous Rodeo
July 9th – 11th, 2020
The Rendezvous Rodeo is one of the top rodeo events in Wyoming. Full of cowboy humor, Grand Marshals, and royalty court all culminating with a dramatic display of the best cowboy and cowgirl athletes who keep our western heritage alive. Spectators are encouraged to jump into a calf scramble for the kids and bull poker for brave adults. Food and drink are available on-site, making this the perfect end to a Rendezvous day
Green River Rendezvous Trader's Row
July 9th – 12th, 2020
Locals and visitors alike have celebrated the mountain men, explorers and Native Americans who first traveled this area and forever changed the western frontier since 1936. The Rendezvous of the 1800s was an opportunity for these gritty pioneers to come together to buy, sell and trade their wares. Trader’s Row invites you to do the same with a variety of authentic keepsakes, tools, Native American goods, and homemade food.
Green River Rendezvous Parade
July 11th, 2020
The summer’s rowdiest parade is full of mountain men and early explorers in period costumes and runs right through downtown Pinedale on Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway/US 191, where shopping, dining and entertainment abound. The Wind River Dancers present an awe-inspiring display of their cultural and historical dance in full regalia, and local businesses participate with a number of unique floats and events
Green River Rendezvous Pageant
July 12th, 2020
This re-enactment brings together the famous mountain men, explorers, and Native Americans who played a pivotal role in opening commerce in the American West. The Pageant is hosted by the Green River Rendezvous Pageant Association, dressed in historically accurate, authentic apparel from the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade era. One of the most visited cultural events in Wyoming, spectators are encouraged to take this event to the next level by interacting with area historians
Pinedale Winter Carnival
July 12th – 14th, 2020
Each February, Pinedale puts on a Winter Carnival-a rowdy multi-day event on the (almost) backend of our long winter. Visitors and locals alike flock to the skijoring competition-a wily western experience you have to see to believe. Brave competitors put their engineering and art skills to the test for the always-chaotic Cardboard Classic sled race, and the new Snow King and Queen start their reign at the Snow Ball, where live music and award-winning craft brews abound.
Wind River Mountain Festival
July 17th – 18th, 2020
The Continental Divide Trail spans over 100 miles along the spine of the Wind River Range. Pinedale was Wyoming’s first CDT Gateway Community, so the annual Wind River Mountain Festival celebrates the CDT, the Wind River Range, and the outdoor lifestyle with live music, educational clinics, adventure races, craft beer, raffles, demos, slideshows and more. Experience the Winds-a true gateway to outdoor adventure.
Surly Pika Adventure Race
July 19th, 2020
The annual Surly Pika is a wily team adventure race in the front-country of Wyoming’s largest mountain range, the Wind River Range. With a 6- and 12-hour division, racers (“pikas”) are put to the test as they navigate a variety of terrain at high elevations via foot, mountain bike and boat with only a map and compass to guide their way. You must be burly to win the surly-do you have what it takes
Wind River Brew Fest
September 12th, 2020
Some of the most recognized names in the Rocky Mountain craft brewing scene converge in Pinedale for the annual Wind River Brew Fest each September. Pinedale’s own Wind River Brewing Company hosts this autumnal kick-off event. With live music, a variety of food vendors and other activities taking place (run the Beer Mile at your own risk), Pinedale’s newest fall event has rapidly become one of its most popular. Locals and visitors alike are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets for this sell-out event, and use their commemorative cup to sample a number of hand-crafted, award-winning brews and cast their vote for the Wind River Brew Fest People’s Choice Award.
September 26th, 2020
Known for its rugged mountain terrain and gorgeous scenery, Pinedale opens its arms to runners each September for the Pinedale Half Marathon, 10K and 1-mile race. Racers start in downtown Pinedale and make their way to the banks of scenic Fremont Lake before concluding the days’ events with a free community BBQ. Open to all ages and abilities, this event is family-friendly and fun, welcoming walkers and runners from all over.