Sweet summertime - Oh, how we have missed you!
We all know, that really... 5150’ locals live here for the summer months. Can we get an amen?
The wind slows down, the events ramp up, and Life. Is. GOOD.
This year especially, we are itching to be out and about in the sunshine with our fellow Wyomingites, enjoying our favorite local summertime pursuits. So much so that we gathered a list of the new and classic noteworthy things we can’t wait to do this year.
So, here we go! Join us in braggin’ on the top 24 summertime traditions WE locals LOVE to love. Ready to bask in the anticipation of a 5150’ summer with us? Let’s do this.
1. 5150’ Fest
Does this town know how to get down or does this town know how to get down? Let’s face it... when it comes to hitting the streets and reveling local, no one does it better. We can’t wait to celebrate all things Casper with you at 5150’ Festival on Saturday, August 20th from 2:00pm - 10:00pm. If you haven’t heard, Wyoming’s very own, Ian Munsick, is headlining this year!
2. Split Rock Selfies
To prove: 1. That Wyoming is real and 2. Our people have always been about forging our own paths.
3. Namaste in the Wild
Pfft, a Yogi retreat in Colorado? Na–maste right here (here as in Beer Yoga at Mountain Hops on June 21st, Saturday morning yoga at Black Tooth Brewery, and Yoga on the Labyrinth and Mountain all summer long).
4. Lemonade Day
Sweet drinks to sip and sweet Casper kiddos to support? TAKE. OUR. MONEY. Lemonade Day is June 25th this year. For more information or to register, visit their Facebook here.
5. Beartrap Festival
Beartrap. Beats. Battlestar Galactica (crossing our fingers you get The Office reference). Catch us August 6th - 7th at the mountain music festival that has stayed true to the locals since day one.
6. Sippin’ on Brews at 5150’ Beer Festivals
Local beer is even better under a 5150’ summer sun! David Street Station Brew Fest is taking over the lawn on June 25th & Riverfest takes place at Crossroads Park on August 20th from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunscreen out and don’t forget to get those pre-game stretches in!
7. Floating the North Platte River
Grab your tubes and your coolers and escape to that place where tourists wouldn’t dare find us… and when you go out on the town after you get off the river, rock your sunburn with pride.
8. Rock the Block & Casper Art Walk
No FOMO for us–5150’ locals know how to turn downtown into a party. With that, you better believe we will be there EVERY SINGLE Wednesday at Rock the Block at Yellowstone Garage and the first Thursday of every month at the Casper Art Walk throughout the summer.
9. WCDA Summer Markets
It just tastes fresher when you buy local produce in the sunshine, doesn’t it? Especially when you can get more every Tuesday from 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
Photo: @banyan_lyon // Instagram
10. Cliff Jumping in Alcova Canyon
Safety first, but the last one to jump’s a rotten egg!
11. Catching that Trophy Trout the Greenie Just Missed.
Need we say more?
12. Mountain Biking Eadsville Trail
Pedaling through mountain views, wildflowers, and green meadows? Don’t mind if we do.
13. Watching a Family Movie on the Grass
Lookin’ at you, David Street Station.
14. Busting Out our Best Wigs at Hairball
You gotta fight for the right to par-tay. 🤘
Photo: @hey_ciara // Instagram
15. Gettin’ Tipsy on a 5150’ Patio
Grant Street Grocery, Racca’s, Firerock, Ale Works, Keg & Cork… the options are endless! Brunch. Dinner. Drinks. Repeat. Drink responsibly locals and please, please get a safe ride home this summer.
16. Winning the Title “King/Queen of Cornhole” at Gaslight Social
Corny? Well, of course. Super fun? You better believe it.
17. Getting Witchy at Crimson Dawn
Alexa, play “Witchy Woman” by the Eagles. We’ll be celebrating the summer solstice on the mountain this year with all of our favorite magical characters. They convene at the Midsummer's Eve Event at Crimson Dawn Park on June 21st.
18. Playing Groupie With All of Our Favorite 5150’ Musicians
David Street Station, Frontier, Gaslight, Black Tooth, Gruner Brothers… consider us forever fans.
19. Making a Splash All Over the 5150’
Surf’s up at Amoco White Water Park, dudes. Or, bring the littles to the David Street Station splash pad for a summer activity that’s equal parts cute and refreshing.
20. Backyard BBQ’s with Mountain Views
She’s there all year, but our Casper Mountain really is extra special rising up over the smoke from a Traeger grill. Bonus points if you buy your brats and burgers local, 5150’ (ahem - Brattis & Frank's Butcher Shop)!
21. Welcoming NIC Fest back to Casper
That's right, folks - NIC Fest is back in Casper June 10th - 12th, 2022, and we can hardly contain ourselves. Battle of the Bands, local brews, good people and art everywhere.
22. Casper Balloon Roundup
Turn your eyes to the Western skies July 29th - 31st as Casper's iconic hot air balloon event returns to the Oil City!
Photo: @sarah_carper // Instagram
23. 2022 Summer Concert Series at The Bloomery
One of the most magical places around, summer nights were made for live music at The Bloomery. Be sure to check out their new summer concert series, with events taking place in August and September.
24. Spending More Time Creating 5150’ Memories
In everything, we’re towing our family and friends along with us with full intentions of making new ones along the way. Because after all, if there’s anything that makes summer special in the 5150’, it’s that we all get to be together.
Sigh…we can taste the sweetness of summertime already. What’s on your 5150’ summer list that we didn’t think of? No touristy things allowed. 😉