Things to do at the 126th Cheyenne Frontier Days

The 126th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days also known as CFD, is a massive, 10-day western celebration, opening Friday, July 22.

The "Daddy of 'em All" celebrates Cheyenne's Old West roots.

More than 140,000 people will visit a packed festival schedule of rodeos, parades, pancake breakfasts, an airshow with the Thunderbirds and concerts with Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Kid Rock, Nelly and more.

Frontier Nights

Cheyenne Frontier Days always brings the top names in entertainment to perform at Frontier Nights and this year is no exception.

Jason Aldean will kick off the 126th annual Cheyenne Frontier Days on Friday, July 22. Country music icons Brooks & Dunn will close out the concert series on Saturday, July 30.

Other headliners this summer include Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Parker McCollum, Kid Rock, and Koe Wetzel.

Gabby Barrett, Chancey Williams, Russell Dickerson, Nelly, Night Ranger, Ian Munsick, Brett Kissell, Elvie Shane, and Jelly Roll are also scheduled to perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days in 2022.

Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will hold night events on Monday and Tuesday.

Frontier Nights Schedule

Friday, July 22 — Jason Aldean with Gabby Barrett

Saturday, July 23 — Dierks Bentley with Chancey Williams

Sunday, July 24 — Parker McCollum with Ian Munsick & Brett Kissell

Monday, July 25 — Professional Bull Riders

Tuesday, July 26 — Professional Bull Riders 

Wednesday, July 27 — Kid Rock with Night Ranger

Thursday, July 28 — Koe Wetzel, Jelly Roll & Nelly

Friday, July 29 — Sam Hunt with Russell Dickerson

Saturday, July 30 — Brooks & Dunn with Elvie Shane

Pancake Breakfasts

The only thing better than pancakes is free pancakes. Cheyenne Frontier Days' Pancake Breakfasts are legendary and draw tourists from around the world.

Old Frontier Town

Just outside of the rodeo arena, Old Frontier Town features Western merchants, craftspeople, artisans and special faces from the Old West.

The town's petting zoo is a must-see if you have children.

Pro Rodeo

Cheyenne is known around the world for its love of rodeo. There will be nine days of rodeo action this year.

Carnival Midway

The carnival midway at CFD has thrilling rides, kids rides and amazing carnival food. What more is there to say?

The midway is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight.

USAF Thunderbirds

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will scream across the blue Wyoming sky on Wednesday, July 27 at 9 a.m.

The sharply-choreographed air demonstration will feature the Thunderbirds' thrilling aerial acrobatics over Cheyenne's F.E. Warren Air Force Base. 

Indian Village

American Indians have always been an important part of Western history and it's no different at Cheyenne Frontier Days.

Grand Parades

Downtown Cheyenne is the location of four Grand Parades that draw visitors from around the world. The parades feature top marching bands and the most horse-drawn vehicles you'll see anywhere.

The parades will take place on Saturday, July 23, Tuesday, July 26, Thursday, July 28 and Saturday, July 30 at 9 a.m. in downtown Cheyenne.

Behind the Chutes Tour

Cheyenne Frontier Days lets visitors see how such a huge event is put on with daily Behind the Chutes tours. The free tours let visitors meet the animals, step into the chutes and walk across the arena floor.


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