The first of three free Cheyenne Frontier Days Pancake Breakfasts is slated for this morning [July 26] FROM 7-9 a.m. at the Cheyenne Deport Plaza.

The free breakfasts are an annual CFD tradition, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Cheyenne.

Started as an emergency preparedness drill in 1952, the three free CFD pancake breakfasts are not only a much-loved tradition, they are a chance for the Kiwanis Club to show Civil Defense just how many people they can feed in a short period of time.

The single-day record was registered on Wednesday, July 24, 1996, during the 100th anniversary of CFD where 16,897 people were served. The weekly record was broken that same year when 39,111 were fed in a combined serving time of eight hours and ten minutes.

With big crowds expected this year after Frontier Days was canceled last year for the first time in its history, there was some speculation that we could see a record-setting number of breakfast goers.

This year, volunteers will serve up more than 100,000 pancakes along with 630 pounds of butter and 475 gallons of syrup, 3,000 pounds of ham, 9,200 cartons of milk and 520 gallons of coffee.

LOOK: Cheyenne Frontier Days 2021 Grand Parades March Through Cheyenne

Four Cheyenne Frontier Days Grand Parades again marched through downtown Cheyenne in 2021, to the delight of thousands of onlookers.

At the parades (July 27, 29, 31), there was an endless array of marching bands, floats, riders on horseback, horse-drawn wagons, and other exhibits too numerous to mention.

The parades alternate with the Frontier Days Pancake Breakfasts which happened on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings of CFD week (July 26, 28, 30) at the Cheyenne Depot Plaza.

- First Cheyenne Frontier Days 2021 Parade Marches Through Cheyenne

Every Band That’s Ever Played At Cheyenne Frontier Days (UPDATED)

The Daddy of 'Em All is back and today we're looking back at over 50 years of concerts at Cheyenne Frontier Days. This list features every main stage musical act on the Frontier Nights stage at Frontier Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming since 1966. Courtesy of Daniel Long with the CFD Old West Museum

- Every Band That’s Ever Played At Cheyenne Frontier Days 1966-2021