There is no place like Cody, Wyoming on the 4th of July. Flags are flying along Sheridan Avenue and on the 1st of July the Cody Stampede begins with 4 days of PRCA rodeo followed by the Extreme Bulls on the 5th. There are 3 days of parades with floats and marching bands and of course, lots of horses. The porch of the Irma Hotel is a lively place with live music including the Bagpipers from Billings, MT. In the City park across from the Court House, families enjoy picnicking as they listen to music in the band shell. 10th Street next to the park is closed for an arts and crafts fair. It is an exciting and very patriotic time.