First Cheyenne Frontier Days 2023 Grand Parade Is Saturday
The first of four Cheyenne Frontier Days 2023 Grand Parades is scheduled to step off in downtown Cheyenne on Saturday, July 22 at 9 a.m.
The parade route is shown below.
The first CFD "parades" were mostly wild and woolly gallops through town by rowdy cowboys on wild broncos rather than the organized, well-planned processions enjoyed by modern spectators (according to the Cheyenne Frontier Days website).
The cowboys often used windows for target practice and introduced themselves to pretty girls by lassoing them. The only early exceptions were a parade in 1898 honoring Buffalo Bill and a 1910 event for President Theodore Roosevelt.
But, in 1925 a pageant around the theme of 'The Evolution of Transportation'' was organized. The following year, the first-ever parade featuring floats that would last was launched, according to the website.
Here is the parade route, with the parade starting at the Wyoming Capitol Building at 9 a.m.:
Additional CFD parades are planned for Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday,July 29.