Since the turn of the century, rodeos and parades have been part of the Fourth of July in Cody, Wyoming. For 90 plus years, starting officially in 1919, the Cody Stampede Rodeo has been held every summer. 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of the nightly performances. These two benchmarks establish Cody as not only one of the longest running successful professional rodeos, but also the only place in the country that has a rodeo performance nightly. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association named the Cody Stampede "Best Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year" in 1998 and 1999. In 2001 the Cody Nite Rodeo was nominated for "Best Small Outdoor Rodeo of the Year".
The arena is on the northern edge of town, just south of Shoshone Canyon. If you want to see more images, hit the full listing here.