Each February since 1925, Tucsonans and local groups and businesses saddle their horses, hitch up their buggies and shine their cowboy boots for the “Celebration of the Cowboys.” The Tucson Rodeo Parade begins at Park Ave. and Ajo Way and ends at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. The Tucson Rodeo Parade a beloved tradition, and Tucson’s annual salute of the Old West. NEW SAFETY RULES! Follow this link
Each year the Rodeo Hosts a series of events: Barn Dances, the World Famous Tucson Rodeo Parade, Junior and Professional rodeo events, parade float decorating, and, the ever popular Mutton-Busting. Celebrate Ranching, Cowboys and all things Country during this week long agricultural celebration of Americana.
The Tucson Rodeo features seven professional rodeo events. Follow this link to this years schedule. Professional rodeo action consists of two types of competitions — roughstock events and timed events — and an all-around cowboy crown for the cowboy with the most money won in two or more events. In the roughstock events, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding and bull riding, a contestant’s score is equally dependent upon his performance and the animal’s performance. In timed events steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing, cowboys and cowgirls compete against the clock, as well as against each other.
Animals in rodeo are considered athletes and their care and training allow them to compete at the highest level. Great care is given to the safety of animals competing in rodeo events. Horses ridden by competitors in steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping and barrel racing are owned by the competitors. These animals are more than just possessions though and riders generally consider these animals to be among their closest friends. Years of training along with the finest care allow these horses to compete well into their teens an often into their 20s.
TO ORDER TICKETS BY PHONE:
Call (520) 741-2233 or (800) 964-5662
For TUCSON RODEO PARADE grandstand tickets, call (520) 294-1280.
Open umbrellas are not permitted in seating areas. Strollers are not permitted in seating areas. Outside food, beverages, coolers, bottled water, cans, etc. may not be brought into the venue. Guests with special needs-call us for instructions.