The Buffalo Bill Birthday Ball, a charity event organized by the Knights of Columbus, takes place on the nearest Saturday to Buffalo Bill’s actual birthdate. So in 2017, that’s February 25 for dancing, dinner, live and silent auctions and turn-of-the-century dress at the 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. 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. Doors open 5:00 pm. Prime rib dinner 6:00 pm. Live music & dancing follow dinner. Location: Cody Auditorium, 1240 Beck Ave, Cody, WY 82414. Tickets are $35 per person in advance or $40 per person at the door. For tickets and/or more information, please contact John Robb: 307-527-6732.