Visit Pinedale, WY - Winter Nordic Skiing Kelly Park


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.

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Ice Fishing Derby

March 5th – 6th, 2022

The Big Fish Winter Derby has been a mainstay of the ice fishing circuit for many years. We are excited to again present this two day event which brings fishermen from surrounding counties and states. Cash prizes are awarded for the biggest fish each hour and each day as well as a youth category. You can come try your luck as a fish whisperer and see if you can bring in a big one!

Soundcheck Music Series 2022

Soundcheck Summer Music Series

July 4th – August 12th, 2022
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Pinedale Fine Arts Council’s Soundcheck Concert Series has been a summertime staple in the community for over a decade. Accompanied by craft beer and a variety of food vendors, visitors and locals alike gather together to listen to resident and touring musicians on an open-air stage in the park. The Soundcheck Series is one of the most popular music series in the Rocky Mountain West and all shows are free and kid/pet friendly. This year's concerts kick off on Monday, July 4th and run through Friday, August 12th.

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Wind River Mountain Festival - Pinedale, WY

Wind River Mountain Festival

July 15th – 17th, 2022
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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

Surly Pika Adventure Race

July 17th, 2022
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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

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Rocky Mountain STOL Competition

August 12th – 13th, 2022
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STOL (Short Take Off Landing) aircraft competition for conventional fixed-wing aircraft that has a short runway requirements for takeoff and landing in the shortest possible distance.

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Pinedale Half-Marathon

September 17th, 2022
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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.

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Pinedale Stampede Nordic Ski Race

January 28th, 2023
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Pinedale is happy to bring another competitive race to Pinedale. The Sublette County Rec Board, in cooperation with the United States Forest Service, grooms many miles of wonderful trails around the White Pine Ski Area and Kelly Park. These are free for use to the public and are located just ten miles from Pinedale.The event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20 at the amazing nordic trail system near White Pine Ski Area. This year’s race will feature a freestyle race on Saturday and a classic race on Sunday, with distances for beginners, intermediate and advanced skiers as well as a youth ski scramble on Saturday.

This year’s ski race will feature a 6k race for recreational skiers, plus 11k and 22k races that climb and wind through the trees, offering a good challenge to advanced skiers.

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Pinedale Stage Stop

January 29th – 30th, 2023
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The International Rocky Mountain Stage Stop Sled Dog Race has been coming to Pinedale each year since its conception in 1996. With a "Meet the Mushers" event the evening before the race, spectators can get to know their favorite mushers and their dogs. Then, they can go cheer them on at the race near Kendall Valley Lodge on the Upper Green. It's a spectacular weekend of fun, folks, and furry friends!

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Pinedale Winter Carnival

February 11th – 12th, 2023
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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.

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Wind River Drift - Pinedale, WY

The Drift

March 10th – 12th, 2023
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“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?

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Visit Pinedale Midnight On The Mesa

Midnight On The Mesa

June 16th – 17th, 2023
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Experience the thrill of running the high desert of beautiful Pinedale, Wyoming. With a starting altitude of 7,285', you'll feel as though you are running among the stars during this 12-hour trail running relay. With a start time of midnight, the first runner for each team will take off, and complete one lap of the 4-mile loop before handing off to a teammate. The 4-person teams will continue the exchange rotation until noon Saturday. The goal is to complete as many laps in 12-hours as possible.

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