Jubilee Days is Laramie’s annual hometown celebration. The celebration lasts for approximately one glorious week in July and is jam-packed with fun and entertainment. Rodeo events, a carnival, the traditional parade, street fair, dances and much more are all part of the celebration.
The city’s first annual hometown celebration was held in 1940 On July 10 as a way to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Wyoming’s Statehood. The following year, the event was transformed into a three day celebration and the name Laramie Jubilee Days was coined.
Over the years, Jubilee Days has varied in terms of the number of days it encompasses as well as events. Today the “staple” events such as the Downtown Street Dances, free pancake breakfast, rodeo events, the carnival and of course the parade are complimented by an exciting array of new activities and entertainment each year.
The Downtown Laramie Brew Fest was introduced to Jubilee Days in 2006, and it continues to grow in size as well as popularity. Breweries from across the country set up in Downtown’s Depot Park, and visitors can sample specialty brews, meet the brewers and talk about their craft beers.
The Backyard Ribeye Rodeo Griller’s Contest and the annual Boomerang Chili Cook-Off are two competitive events cooks and grill masters can look forward to at Jubilee Days. Kowboy Karaoke and performances by TJ Casey, the Cowboy Poet were popular musical entertainment options families enjoyed at 2010’s Jubilee Days celebration: The Dog show and Antique Tractor Show were two additional memorable events.
Whether you’re a hometown local, resident of a nearby city or state or a neighborhood from across the country who drops in during Jubilee Days, you’re sure to be impressed with the variety of entertainment options you’ll discover in Laramie each July.