2016 Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball

Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball Photo: Raymond Hilegas, The Cody Enterprise

Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball

The council's major fundraiser, the Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball is a rip-snorting cowboy extravaganza of music, dancing, prime rib dinner, gun raffle, silent and live auctions, and Wild West entertainment to which the entire adult community is invited. The event is held annually on the Saturday nearest Col. Wm F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's birthday (February 26), declared "Buffalo Bill Day" by official proclamation of the Cody City Council.

The Cody Auditorium rocks during the Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball. Earlier in the week, members of Council 4031 will have converted the Cody Auditorium into Wolfville Hall, the dancing and gambling establishment that hosted the town's biggest events in the days when Buffalo Bill walked our streets.

Net proceeds from the Ball benefit local charities and service programs such as the Cody Cupboard, Meals on Wheels, Needy Kids Fund, Bright Futures Mentoring Program, Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic, Crisis Intervention Services, and Serenity Pregnancy Resource Center, as well as local families, regardless of faith or membership in the Knights of Columbus, experiencing special needs due to uninsured medical expenses, house fires, or other emergencies, and more.