Tucson Rodeo Parade & Fiesta de las Vaqueros

Tucson is host to the oldest non mechanized parade in the United States and a great pro rodeo event to go along with it!

 Know what you can bring SAFETY RULES!  Follow this link

Genaral Spectator Information:
  • 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.

Each February since 1925 Tucson salutes the Old West with The Fiesta de las Vaqueros.  The Rodeo is a series of social & competitive events: Barn Dances, the World Famous Tucson Rodeo Parade, Junior and Professional rodeo events, parade float decorating, and, the ever popular Mutton-Busting.  Visitors celebrate all things Country during this week long agricultural event.

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 and timed events.  An all-around cowboy crown goes to 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 are athletes;  their care and training allow them to compete at the highest level.  Years of training and the finest care create top level competitors.  The safety of animals competing in rodeo events is very important.   As a result of the care taken to provide for these competitors these animals to compete for many years.  In fact some horses may compete for 20 years.

Each year volunteers host the worlds oldest non mechanized parade.  Schools are out, the weather is usually quite pleasant, the smell of Spring is in the air (among other things):  What better way is their to have fun?  The Tucson Rodeo Parade begins at Park Ave. and Ajo Way and ends at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.   


Call (520) 741-2233 or (800) 964-5662

For TUCSON RODEO PARADE grandstand tickets, call (520) 294-1280.


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