What to do this weekend in Wyoming: Aug. 17-20

Check out just a portion of all there is to do in Wyoming this weekend, Aug. 18-20.
Check out just a portion of all there is to do in Wyoming this weekend, Aug. 18-20.(Source: Canva Pro)
Published: Aug. 17, 2023 at 10:21 AM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Horse racing, classic Barbie and GI Joe dolls, and an evening with an American legend are all up for grabs this weekend in Wyoming.

From Cheyenne to Casper, Sweetwater and more, check out just a portion of everything available this weekend in the Cowboy state. To add events of your own to our community calendar, submit one here.

All Jazzed Up - Lions Park Amphitheater, 4639 Lions Park Drive, Cheyenne

Thursday 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Enjoy a family & pet friendly free even with K9s 4 Mobility in Lions Park. Performance by a jazz band, dog bed raffle opportunity, puppy kissing booth, food/coffee trucks and more.

Rolling in Flavors Cheyenne: Back-To-School Edition - Frontier Mall, JCPenney South Parking Lot, 1400 Dell Range Boulevard, Cheyenne

Saturday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Stave off back-to-school blues with a celebration of food, fun and local businesses in Cheyenne. From savory to sweet, traditional to innovative, a diverse lineup of food trucks will line the mall’s south parking lot with local mouth-watering delicacies. This “Back-to-School Edition” will feature special menu items, deals and activities that capture the essence of this vibrant time.

Dog Haus Biergarten Grand Opening - 3838 Atkin St, Cheyenne

All day Saturday and Sunday

The famous hot dog and burger specialists have been reopened for a while, but the celebration officially kicks off this weekend all day Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy a dog, burger, beer – or all three – while contributing to a good cause: 20% of all profits will be donated to the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

Hannah Dasher with Sugar Britches - The Lincoln Cheyenne, 615 Central Ave, Cheyenne

One of CMT’s Next Women of Country, she’s written songs for Lainey Wilson, Brad Paisley and more. Shake up your weekend with some new, unique country music in downtown Cheyenne.

Treasures in the Attic, Doll Show and Sale - Best Western, 123 West E Street, Casper

Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Vendors from near and far will flock to Casper with a wide selection of antique dolls, clothes and accessories, as well as mid-century items such as Barbie and GI Joe. All types of dolls, toys and bears, including bisque, hard plastic, vinyl, cloth and modern collectible favorites. There will also be expert appraisers that can help you determine the value of the treasures from your own attic. Visitors will also have the chance to attend informative workshops on various topics related to doll collecting. Follow the signs around the building to the Ballroom. Info: Kay Schrader, Schrader1501@blackfoot.net or Kathy Dilgarde, Kathy@togwart.com

Dinner with Abraham Lincoln - 818 East 2nd Street, Casper

Saturday, 5 - 9 p.m.

President Lincoln and his first lady will visit the historic Bishop Home. All are invited to step back into history and enjoy an evening with historical interpreters John and Mary Voehl portraying President Abraham Lincoln and his wife Mary Todd Lincoln. The night features photos with the American icons, a 3-course dinner, and entertainment at the Casper Country Club. This event supports the restoration and preservation of the Historic Bishop Home, a Cadoma Foundation property. Tickets for the whole evening are $90. For reservations email info@cadomafoundation.org, or call 307-235-5277.

Billy Currington with Matt Stell & Hannah Ellis - Ford Wyoming Center, Casper

Saturday, doors open at 6 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m.

Listen to the well-established country star in Casper as he takes over the Ford Wyoming Center on Saturday.

Horse Racing at Sweetwater Downs - Sweetwater Events Complex, 3320 Yellowstone Rd, Rock Springs WY 82901

Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m.

Shake up your weekend routine with an afternoon at the racetracks to watch horses from all over the western United States compete. Fun can be had for the whole family whether placing bets or just watching. Admission to the races cost $5.