The Star Valley 2024 Summer Events Calendar

Summer is the time to be in Star Valley, with average high temperatures in the 70- and 80-degree ranges and a wealth of summer activities for residents and visitors to western Wyoming. Below are just some of the many great summer events taking place in Star Valley in 2024. If you still see "2023" in the header, we haven't updated it yet. If you have an event you'd like us to post, please fill out our Contact Us Form.

February 24, 2024: Gala for the Arts, Alpine Civic Center, 6pm:
You're invited to the event of the century!!! February 24, 2024 at 6PM. We're transforming the Alpine Civic Center into an evening ball the likes of which haven't been seen since 1924!! Tickets are only $60 each, But don't be afraid to treat yourself or your sweet someone to a little extra treat with a hand delivered basket, with everything from chocolates to date nights! And of course, an elegant invitation to the ball. Order before February 12 to have your gift hand delivered to your favorite person by a fabulous flapper!! To have your items delivered make sure to put the delivery address where your sweetie will be on Feb 14 and any note you'd like to include in the notes. delivery times are as follows: Smoot to the Narrows- 10AM-12PM, Narrows to Alpine 12PM-2PM, Jackson 2PM-4PM. Anything purchased after the 12th can be picked up at the Gala. Special Valentines Gifts to go with your tickets to the Ball. Gift items and date nights must be bought separately from tickets, so be sure to use the same email for both purchases should you like hand delivery on valentines day! See our order page here: https://www.saltriverarts.com/gala

March 30, 2024: Dino-Light! SVHS Auditorium, 7pm:
Event by Star Valley Arts Council at Star Valley High School. It's public. In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This glow-in-the-dark adventure is visually stunning and has been praised for its cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance by audiences all over the world. Tickets are available now at: https://starvalleyarts.org/dinolight

April 13, 2024 Spring Has Sprung Craft Fair, 9am-3pm:
Star Valley is the home of Star Valley View Golf Course, one of the best public golf courses in Wyoming. Star Valley View is an 18-hole, 6010-yard course designed by golf legend Johnny Miller, a frequent visitor and vacationer in Star Valley. The course is located just east of U.S. 89 at the south end of Afton and opens in mid-April, weather permitting.

April 13, 2024: Trebelle, Ford Theater, Afton, 7pm:
SEvent by Star Valley Arts Council at the Ford Theater in Afton at 7pm. Trebelle is a classical music trio comprised of a violinist, a cellist, and a pianist. Watch as they perform their show, Scenes of Green, inspired by springtime, youth, and the melodies of Ireland. Tickets are available at the door or online at: https://www.starvalleyarts.org , and cost is $10.

April 1st [through Nov 15th], 2024: Star Valley View Golf Course Opens:
Valli Vu Golf Course is a Johnny Miller signature course. As a longtime ranch owner and frequent fisherman of Star Valley, Miller wanted to give back to Afton, the community that had been good to him over the years.
The 18-hole course competes with neighboring courses as a beautiful and intimate getaway for residents and visitors alike. The terrain is a compact, walkable course, gently sloping at the Bridger/Teton National Forest foothills. The par 3 holes are particularly interesting. Boasting 360 degree mountain views, beautiful ponds, water features, and fairways lined by mounds, trees and shrubs characterize this compact design. The facility includes a practice green as well as a 280 yard driving range. Originally a 9-hole course with a simple design, Star Valley View Golf Course has matured into a fun but challenging facility for all to play.

April 20, 2024: Freedom Pinewood Derby, Afton Fairgrounds, 11am:
Event by Lindsay Kallgren and For Sale in Star Valley. Locals only. This year proceeds will go to Benefit the Swenson Family to tragically lost their house & Wife/Mother/Grandmother. There will also be having a 50/50 Raffle, Silent Auction and a FR-16 Raffle.

May 17th - May 25th, (Fri-Sat), 2024: District 8 High School Rodeo, Lincoln County Fair Grounds, starting at 10am each day.
No detailed info available. See Fair Web Site for more info.

June 1st, 2024: Wyoming Free Fishing Day - Valley-Wide: WY Fish & Game Logo
Enjoy a day of free fishing in beautiful Star Valley! This special day for the outdoorsman in all of us gives you free access to the Salt River, Greys River, Palisades, and the countless other fishing spots Star Valley has to offer. For details on all you need to know about fishing in Star Valley, check out this article. To learn more about Wyoming's Free Fishing Day, visit this link to the Wyoming Fish & Game site.

June 5th, 2024: Childrens' Theater Camp Auditions, Ford Theater, Afton, 1pm-3pm:
The Childrens Summer Theatre Camp is a unique opportunity for kids to audition, rehearse, and perform a full musical production. The camp runs for three weeks, including performance dates, and teaches participants that hard work and dedication can be fun and rewarding. Participants learn from and work with experienced directors, help create and amazing set, and many are also given leadership opportunities.
- Auditions will be held on Wednesday, June 5th, from 1:00-3:00pm. Drop in when you can!
- Performances will be: Thursday, June 27th; Friday, June 28th; Saturday, June 29th. For more information, please go to our website: https://www.starvalleyarts.org/summertheatrecamp

June 17th - 22nd, 2024: National Stockdog Finals, Afton Fairgrounds:
Association returned this week, but with an expanded venue, bringing in more teams and officials to compete and judge in a series of arenas at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Afton. Teams and judges have come from Idaho, Utah, Washington, Kentucky, Texas, Florida and Alabama.
The public is invited to attend any of stock dog events involving both cattle and sheep at the Lincoln Mountain States Stock Dog LogoCounty Fairgrounds, in Afton, for no charge. Events start at 8:30am each day and continue through Saturday, July 17. There is no charge.
Stock Dog Association President Steve Wight and his management team are overseeing the handlers, many with multiple dogs. Events include a handler and dog working a group of sheep or cattle into a designated pin. The handlers direct their dogs with verbal commands or whistles. Judges review the process and the time needed to accomplish each task. As part of the visit to Lincoln County, the stock dog association allows the Lincoln County 4-H program to sell food and refreshments, in addition to holding an auction for the visiting handlers. “We do the auction and they buy the items and that money, 100 percent, is given to your local 4-H,” Wight reported.
A schedule for the final events, can be found at https://mountainstatesstockdog.com/Calendar/.

June 21st - 23rd, 2024: Alpine Mountain Days, Alpine: Alpine Mountain Days Events List
The Town of Alpine invites you to its annual outdoor festival - Mountain Days! This three-day event is filled with fun for the whole family - a fine art and craft show, food vendors, mountain man and Native American performances and activities, live music, raffle drawings, and more! Visit the Our Town of Alpine's page to learn more, go to their web site, or click on the graphic to the right to see the events list.

June 28th & 29th, 2024 - Afton Freedom Festival, Afton:
The This event features: 7am 5K Race, 8:30am Pancake Breakfast until 10am, 9am 3-on-3 Tournament, 11am Bouncy House & Vendors until 6pm, 12pm Rubber Duck Scramble, 12pm Stage Events, 12pm Heritage Corner at Star View Park until 6pm, 2:30pm Fish Scramble, 3:30pm Cornhole Tournament, 8pm Street Dance with Live Music from The Linfords. Visit their Facebook event page to learn more.

June 29th, Sat, 2024: Star Valley Search & Rescue Ranch Rodeo, 7pm:
At the Lincoln County Fair Grounds. No further info is available, yet.

July 1st, 2023*: Afton Freedom Festival, Afton Fairgrounds:
Lots of events: Junior Rodeo 10am; Parade on Afton's main Street 5pm; SVSAR Ranch Rodeo 7pm; Fireworks 10pm.

The Star Valley Search and Rescue (SVSAR) Ranch Rodeo will help raise funds for the group. In the past, events at the Ranch Rodeo have been: jackpot roping, stock saddle bronc, and wild cow milking, including team events like hide racing and a buddy barrel pickup.
When interviewed in 2021, by SVI News, the commander of Star Valley Search & Rescue, Corey Hepworth, said it is the main source of funding it does each year. “The money we raise from the rodeo goes towards training and equipment,” Hepworth said. “Updating some outdated equipment and giving our members training.” He says even recently some members went through a ropes class, a swift water class, and boat operators class. This also includes doing a lot of “in-house” training as well. Things that we need,” Hepworth said.
He said the group took over the Ted Linford Memorial Rodeo about 15 years ago. It was a two-day event, but he said it just got a little difficult to spread out the rodeo more than o1ne day. He said it also helps other groups as the High School Cheerleaders will be running concessions. He also said that in the fall, the SVSAR sends out a donation letter and if people are interested, they can also donate that way. Another way is on hunting licenses, ORV forms, and snow machine tags, which have a spot you can donate. “That goes to a state fund that reimburses all the state’s search and rescue units from the cost of the missions and stuff”, Hepworth said.
Hepworth said it is important the public knows that while a lot of SVSAR missions do include going into the back country to help people, that is not all they are called to do. Sometimes they get calls from the Sheriff’s Department to come and help search for a missing child and such. More info on their Facebook page.

July 4th, 2024: Town/Community July 4th Parades and Celebrations:
- Afton: Parade at 5pm, Search & Rescue Ranch Rodeo at 7pm followed by Fireworks.
- Alpine: Parade at 7pm, followed by fireworks at dusk.
- Fairview: Pancake breakfast at the Box H Park.
- SV Ranch: Events beginning at Cedar Creek Park at 7:30am.
- Thayne: 5K Fun Run at 6am, Fireman’s Breakfast at 7am, Parade at 10am, Carnival and lunch at noon, fireworks at 10pm.

July 5th - August 3rd, 2024, - Rock Church Summer Theater, Auburn:
The Rock Church Play is a Star Valley summer tradition. The venue, the Old Rock Church in Auburn is on the Wyoming registry of historical Buildings. The play is sponsored by the Star Valley Historical Society, and all proceeds go to the Historical Society to cover expenses and maintain their buildings. Bring the family and come enjoy the show!

Auditions: April 27th 1pm-4pm
Performances: July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, Aug 2, 3
Doors open at 7pm, Show begins at 7:30pm
Purchase tickets at the door with cash
Adults $10, Students $5, Children under 5 Free, Seating is general admission.

Last year’s play (2023) was called “The Other Side of the Window.” It was written by Allene W. Heiner Robinson. The play is a musical comedy and as always incorporates the history of Star Valley with some actual characters from history as well as fictional characters thrown in for fun. This year’s play features Butch Cassidy who was known to have actually hid out in the Rock Church in Auburn.

July 13th, 2024: Star Valley Half Marathon - Grover & Thayne:
With beautiful scenery and cool summer temperatures, Star Valley is the perfect place for a summer run! This beautiful course begins in the Bridger National Forest. You'll run the first 2 miles down a road lined with trees and breathtaking mountain scenes. The rest of the course winds through the beautiful, rolling farmlands of Turnerville, Bedford, and ends at Thayne elementary school. To learn more about this race or to sign up, visit their web site. Or their Facebook Wall.

July 8th - 12th, 2024, 9am-4pm Daily: Blue Sky Music Camp:
Held at the Ford Theater, 432 South Washington St, Afton, WY 83110.
Salt River Arts Logo A week-long camp for students of all ages that will take them from the classroom to the stage! Learn to play in a band with professional musicians! Send your students or join yourself for a fun week of playing music. Classes include technique on primary instruments such as keyboard, vocals, guitar & strings and then branch out into songwriting, bands and more! Learn more at the Salt River Arts web site.
And click here for an announcement message with a discount.

July 19th & 20th, 2024: Cokeville Rodeo, Rope 'n' Run season, Cokeville Rodeo Arena:
The junior rodeo will be July 19 and the open will be July 20th. More info coming.
Get more info from their web site.

July 23rd & 24th, 2024: Fairview Pioneer Day Celebration, Box-H Park, Fairview: Box-H park Logo
The milk-can dinner and silent auction on Friday. Parade, activities and concessions on Saturday beginning at 10am.

August 1st - 3rd, 2024: 8am-5pm, Star Vally Plein Air workshop:
Are you ready to get outside and paint? Pack up those brushes and join professional artists Kimball Warren and David Dean for 3 days of plein air painting in the beautiful mountains of Alpine, Wyoming. In this workshop, you will learn about defining intention, simplifying the landscape, and creating mood, while exploring the fundamental skills of composition, value, form, color, and edges. There will be multiple demonstrations with plenty of time for questions, interaction, and discussion. You will come away from this class with the framework of skills necessary to capture the beauty of nature outdoors.
For full details please visit: http://www.starvalleyarts.org/pleinair/

Aug 3rd, Sat, 2024, Kickin' Klassics Car Show, at the LC Fair Grounds:
12noon - 4pm. Free dash plaque to first 60 entrants Entry Fee: $30 Registration starts at 9am, Free T-shirt to registrations before July 1. For more info contact Christina 307-887-8080 or Ryan 307-884-6677.

Aug 3rd, Sat, 2024, Truck and Tractor Pulls, 7pm, LC Fair Grounds:
Sign up to pull at the registration booth on Saturday, August 3rd at 4pm. Registration booth will be open from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday, August 3rd. Registration fees and prize money is dependent upon class. Click Here for Rules. Click for the United Truck and Tractor Pullers Web Site.

August 5th-10th, 2024: Lincoln County Fair, Afton:
Arguably the biggest summer event in Star Valley has just gotten bigger. This daily event provides rides, food, livestock shows, live music, and much more. Learn more on their web site or on their Facebook Wall.

August 7th, Wed, 2024: The Vocalist, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Afton:
Starts at 7pm at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. More info on their Facebook page.

August 10th, Sat, 2024: PRCA Rodeo, 7pm-9pm, LC Fair Grounds:
More info Coming.....

August 23rd & 24th, Fri & Sat, 2024: Wyoming Desperados Mounted Shooters, Afton Fairgrounds:
Aug 23rd (7pm) & 24th (9am), 10am-4pm at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Afton. The Wyoming Desperados is a group of folks dedicated to the sport of mounted shooting, which has been described as "barrel racing with a pair of guns". Unlike barrel racing or pole bending, mounted shooting features a variety of different patterns and contestants don’t know which pattern they’ll have to run until the morning of the match. This means their horse can’t memorize the pattern, so the rider and horse have to be in constant communication. Click for more info on their Main Organization Web Site. Also, for associated apparel click here.

Late August, 2024: Intermittent Spring “Disappears”:
If you take Swift Creek Road (2nd Avenue) East from Afton, you'll eventually come to a small parking lot at the end of the road. If you hike about 2/3 of a mile from there, you'll come to a small stream that feeds Swift Creek. Unless you happen to be there between late August and May, in which case the stream may or may not be there at all! The Intermittent Spring, the largest naturally occurring periodic spring in the world, runs for about eighteen minutes at a time, then slows and stops entirely for about the same amount of time, before starting back up again. Visit beginning in late August to see one of Wyoming's—and the world's—natural wonders. Click for a Blog Post on the Intermittent Spring.

Around September 15th, 2024: Hunting Season Begins:
Star Valley and the surrounding areas are excellent locations for trophy hunting, and Boone and Crockett-registered animals have been taken in and around Star Valley. Although the Wyoming Game & Fish Department reserves the right to change the opening of the season, deer and moose hunting seasons are expected to open around September 15, 2023. For exact dates and more info, see the WY Game & Fish web site.

September 7th, Saturday, 2024: LoToJa Classic Passes Through Star Valley, Afton & Alpine:
This 200+ mile road bike race from Logan to Jackson (hence the name), makes its appearance in two Star Valley towns each year. Entry information can be found on the LOTOJA web site, or you can come and cheer on the participants or volunteer at the Afton or Alpine checkpoints.