Buffalo Bill’s Birthday Bash & Centennial Celebration
February 24, 2017
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
In honor of the 171st birthday of our namesake, William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West extends FREE admission to all visitors on Friday, February 24, 2017.
Enjoy our five museums free all day; free food, live music, and family activities starting at 3 p.m., complete with chili and birthday cake. The Buffalo Bill Band plays from 3–5 p.m. It’s a tailgate party before the Cody-Powell basketball game.
And, in honor of our Centennial in 2017, we open a time capsule! We’re as curious as you are as to what’s inside—join us at 4 p.m. and we’ll find out together!
Our celebration at the Center is just one of the events in town centered around Buffalo Bill’s birthday.
The Cody High School FFA chapter hosts its annual wreath-laying ceremony at Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s sculpture Buffalo Bill—The Scout on Friday, February 24, 11 a.m.
The Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball, a charity event organized by the Knights of Columbus, takes place Saturday, February 25 with dancing, dinner, live and silent auctions, and turn-of-the-century dress.