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.
Soundcheck Summer Music Series
July 4th – August 14th, 2021
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 Sunday, July 4th and run through Saturday, August 14th.
Green River Rendezvous
July 8th – 11th, 2021
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!
Wind River Mountain Festival
July 16th – 18th, 2021
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 18th, 2021
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 18th, 2021
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 18th, 2021
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.
Pinedale Stage Stop
January 30th – 31st, 2022
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!
Pinedale Winter Carnival
February 12th – 14th, 2022
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.
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!
March 12th – 14th, 2022
“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?
Midnight On The Mesa
June 17th – 18th, 2022
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.