City Days celebrates 53 years in 2013!
Prior to that date there
were 2 Community celebrations:
The Boot Hill Fiesta (May)
Dodge City Roundup - Mid Summer
It was in 1960 that
community leaders decided to combine the two and call it Dodge City Days.
Looking back through old files, we find the
celebration was a three day event. Rodeo tickets cost $.75 to $1.50.
It has now evolved into a
10 day celebration that is well known nationwide.
The Dodge City Chamber is
the overall sponsor & coordinator of Dodge City Days. Its original
intent was to celebrate Dodge City's great Western heritage, and it still
accomplishes that today!
The Committees for Dodge
City Days are broken down into two sub-committees:
Dodge City Days Management
Committee - makes decisions on events & handles financial
Dodge City Days Committee -
every business or organization that sponsors an event sits on this
The Committees work year
round to continue striving to make it bigger each year.
The theme this year is
ďA New Twist on the Old West...Stache Bash!"
Approximately 100,000 individuals attend at
least one Dodge City Days event. The
celebration generates approximately three million dollars, which has an
economic impact of approximately nine million dollars on Dodge City.