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Events this weekend in Cheyenne June 8–9

Downtown Cheyenne Sign (Lisa Hushbeck/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Cheyenne is filled with activity this weekend. From a Celtic festival to a concert to poetry readings, there is a lot to do in town. Here are eight free events to attend this weekend.

1. Pride Cheyenne Pub Crawl

(Photo by Stephanie Lam / Cap City News)

In celebration of Pride Month, Pride Cheyenne will be having a pub crawl throughout several breweries on Saturday. This event is in partnership with Black Dog Animal Rescue and the Cheyenne Animal Shelter.

The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. It will start at Westby Edge before progressing to Black Tooth Brewing, Blue Raven, Accomplice, Freedom’s Edge and Chronicles.

For more information, go to facebook.com/events/1342395096388176.

2. Cheyenne Bonsai Society

Courtesy of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens, Facebook

For those who are interested in the delicate bonsai plant, Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is holding an event for Cheyenne’s Bonsai Society.

The event is free, and Cheyenne Botanic Gardens welcomes all beginners to the art of caring for a bonsai plant. The event will be held in the Paul Smith Children’s Village on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. This event takes place on the second Saturday monthly.

For further information, call 307-637-6458.

3. Cornhole Tournament and Block Party

(Tommy Culkin, Oil City News)

Starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, there is going to be a block party event with an optional cornhole tournament for teams at Blue Raven Brewery, 209 E. 18th St. This event is sponsored by Black Dog Animal Rescue, and every drink bought will donate 50 cents to helping their mission to help animals in need.

The cornhole tournament costs $75 per team, and online registration is closed. Teams can register in person at 9:30 a.m., and open play is available until 10:30 a.m. There is a cash prize for contending teams. Attending is free.

For further information, go to bdar.org/cornhole.

4. 19th Annual Cheyenne Celtic Festival and Highland Games

(Courtesy of the Cheyenne Celtic Festival Facebook page)

A weekend-long celebration of Celtic culture and famous Highland games is taking place in Lions Park. On both days, the event will start at 9 a.m. and end around 5 p.m. This event is free to the public.

There will be food, games, education, vendors, entertainment and much more. Significant events include a parade on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., festival all-star bands and lots of reed dancing.

For further information, click here.

5. Veterans and Military Celebration

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association will be holding a celebration in the Cheyenne Depot Plaza in recognition of all the things veterans have sacrificed for their community. The event will start at 5 p.m. Saturday and is free to the public.

There will be live music at the event, and the community will be able to celebrate with veterans for their heroism.

For further information, go to cvma36-2.org.

6. Frontier Trampoline Park 4th Annual Car Show

Cars shown at the F.E. Warren Best Father’s Day Bash. (Photo by Ash Brinker/ Cap City News)

At the Frontier Trampoline Park, 3501 E. Lincolnway, there will be a car show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Check out some amazing cars and enjoy food trucks, live music and local vendors.

For further information, click here.

7. Poetry Open Mic

Customers sip on beverages and listen to music Saturday at The Hawthorn Tree in Cheyenne. (Jared Gendron/Cap City News)

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, there will be a public open-mic poetry reading for anyone willing to express themselves at the Hawthorn Tree, 112 E. 17th St. The event is free to the public.

Each poet will have five minutes to read their poem, though the event can occasionally go for two rounds, so Hawthorn Tree recommends that poets bring multiple poems.

Arrive five minutes early to sign up.

For further information, click here.

8. Symphony at Sunset

Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra website

The Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra will play a completely free show at Lions Park’s amphitheater at 7 p.m. Sunday.

The concert will feature light classics, movie tunes and patriotic music. Bring a camping chair or two, and enjoy some food from food trucks that will be stationed near the event.

For further information, go to cheyennesymphony.org/concerts-and-events.