National Day of the Cowboy

National Day of the Cowboy

July 23, 2016 is National Day of the Cowboy and is observed each year on the fourth Saturday in July.

This fairly new National Day was first celebrated in 2005 and is recognized by only a handful of states. The National Day of the Cowboy Organization wishes to set a day “aside to celebrate the contributions of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage.”

Cowboys and Cowgirls are known for their willingness to work hard and are responsible for pioneering the cattle industry.

How to Observe

Read a western novel, watch a western movie, or attend a rodeo. Post your adventures on social media using #NationalDayOfTheCowboy.

Future dates: July 22, 2017 | July 28, 2018 | July 27, 2019