We’re in full-swing now, Sheridan! The warm, beautiful weather we’ve had over the past few weeks has certainly done its part to entice visitation to the Sheridan area, and as we enter one of the busiest months of the season — and, coincidentally a new fiscal year — we can take a moment to reflect on some of the experiences we’ve had and what great events we have ahead of us.
As many in Sheridan will attest, July marks the strongest month of the year for tourism-related activities. We’re looking forward to Alan Jackson and Clay Walker performing this month at the Trail’s End Concert Park, and we’re thrilled that we’re in the early stages of polo season! The Third Thursday event last week was a great time, and we can’t wait for more fun on Main Street as the summer season progresses. Of course, for most of Sheridan County the month of July means rodeo and fireworks, and there’s plenty of both on the horizon!
But before we get too far into the upcoming events, I’d like to announce a new addition to the Sheridan Travel and Tourism team. Kate Harrington has been welcomed to our staff as the new assistant director, and will be contributing more than 20 years worth of experience in marketing/communications, directing and editing — most of which was gained from some of the prominent media titles in the business, such as LA Style, Vanity Fair Magazine, and more — along with her sincere appreciation for what makes Sheridan so special. We’re thrilled to have Kate on-board, and look forward to her contributions toward enhancing tourism in the area.
And speaking of tourism events, Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo week is coming on fast with the Chris LeDoux “Spur & Spikes Memorial Golf Tournament” getting underway at the Powder Horn this weekend. The first of the PRCA Rodeo performances along with the Indian Relay Races starts Wednesday night with festivities and events lasting through Sunday, July 14. There’s a limited number of tickets still available for the Rodeo Week events, so be sure to book yours today by visiting www.sheridanwyorodeo.com.
Another great event that we’re excited to announce is the 1st People’s Powwow coming Friday to Grinnell Plaza. The all-ages powwow will be held immediately following the Sheridan-Wyo-Rodeo Parade, and will feature special guests including past winners of the Miss Indian America Pageant, representatives from the Crow, Navajo, Shashone-Paiute, Arapahoe, Sioux, Yakima, Otoe and Kiowa nations, as well as the “Iksiks Washanala” or Little Swan Dancers from the Yakima Indian Reservation in Washington state. Sponsored in part by Elliot Manufacturing, the city of Sheridan and Sheridan Travel and Tourism, come join us for this historic event celebrating the Indian culture and its importance to the Sheridan community.
Shawn Buckley is the executive director of Sheridan Travel and Tourism.