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Tucson Rodeo & Parade 2017 Schedule

The Tucson Rodeo is one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar. Rodeo sport’s current and former world champions all compete for a share of tens of thousands of dollars in prize money.

Tucson Rodoeo Days

The Tucson Rodeo features six rodeos. The top 12 cowboys and cowgirls from the Saturday-Saturday rodeo performances return on Sunday, February 24 for the Tucson Rodeo Finals.  The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctions the Tucson Rodeo.

All events are held at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave., unless otherwise noted.


 


Tucson Rodeo Schedule of Events & Activities:

Saturday, February 18-26, 2017

Tucson Rodeo events are heldat the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave., unless otherwise noted.

This year events feature PRCA Rodeo bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping and bull riding; women’s barrel racing sanctioned by the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA). 

Pre-rodeo events include children's Dodge Mutton Bustin' and the Justin Junior Rodeo, beginning at 12:30 p.m. each day. Pro-Rodeo events starts at 2:00pm.

The Coors Barn Dance begins each rodeo day after the last bull bucks (about 4 p.m.). The all ages dance at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds features live entertainment by the Greg Spivey and Jack Bishop Bands; $5 at the door; kids under 13 free when accompanied by an adult.

For more information call (520) 741-2233 or (800) 964-5662 or visit TucsonRodeo.com

Tucson Rodeo Related Events

  • Coors Barn Dance Live music, great eats & cowboys galore. Kids welcome! 4 - 8 p.m. every rodeo day. Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Admission: $5 per person; tickets online & at the door. Children under 13 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
  • Second annual Arts Arizona Rodeo Days program. Provided in partnership with the Arizona Historical Society on February 23-24. Arts Arizona will explore our Western Heritage through the arts. Students grades 2-5 are encouraged to attend.
  • 6th Annual Cowgirls with Heart Rodeo Dance has chosen to support the Arizona Fisher House, serving our military families in Southern Arizona at the Tucson VA. We will be attending the dedication of the home. Reserve tickets! Diane Storms: 520.954.4355. Our FB page is : Cowgirls w/Heart Annual Rodeo Dance.
  • 9th Annual Cowboy Up with TRAK (Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids). Kick off the rodeo season with our silent auction and fundraiser at our new location: 3250 E. Allen Rd. 1-4pm.
  • See more Tucson events happening this Rodeo Week.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18

TUCSON RODEO OPENING DAY

  • 11 a.m. – Gates open
  • NOON - Coors Barn opens - enjoy live feed of the Tucson Rodeo*
  • 12:30 p.m. RAM Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo
  • 2 - 4:30 p.m. ProRodeo Competition
  • 4 - 8 p.m. Coors Barn Dance ($5 online or at the door, kids 12 and under free)

*Access with purchase of a rodeo ticket plus $5 per person; includes admission to after-rodeo Coors Barn Dance.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

TUCSON RODEO – SECOND PERFORMANCE

  • Pink Day - Cowboys & fans wear pink to support breast cancer intiatives. Chicks n Chaps breast cancer research fundraising event returns. Sponsored by Arizona Oncology.
  • 8 a.m. Chicks n Chaps Women's Rodeo Clinic
  • 11 a.m. – Gates open
  • NOON - Coors Barn opens - enjoy live feed of the Tucson Rodeo*
  • 12:30 p.m. RAM Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo
  • 2 - 4:30 p.m. ProRodeo Competition
  • 4 - 8 p.m. Coors Barn Dance ($5 online or at the door, kids 12 and under free)

*Access with purchase of a rodeo ticket plus $5 per person; includes admission to after-rodeo Coors Barn Dance.

MONDAY AND TUESDAY, FEB. 20 AND 21

  • TIMED EVENTS COMPETITION (SLACK), 8 A.M. - Admission $5 at the gate
  • Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down and Team Roping only. Admission: $5 general admission, children 12 and under free. Available at the gate only. Free parking.
  • REACh program for school children - 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. each day

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22

  • No rodeo activity.
  • PARADE FLOAT DECORATING, 4 P.M. - Northwest area of Tucson Rodeo Grounds parking lot

THURSDAY, FEB. 23

TUCSON RODEO PARADE 9 A.M. Over 200 non-motorized floats are on display along the one and one-half mile parade route beginning at Park Ave. and Ajo Way, proceeding south on Park to Irvington Rd. Tickets for Grandstand seating at Irvington and South 6th Ave, $10 adults, $5 kids under 13. Call (520) 294-1280 for grandstand tickets.

TUCSON RODEO, THIRD PERFORMANCE

  • 11 a.m. – gates open
  • NOON - Coors Barn opens - enjoy live feed of the Tucson Rodeo*
  • 12:30 p.m. RAM Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo
  • 2 - 4:30 p.m. ProRodeo Competition
  • 4 - 8 p.m. Coors Barn Dance ($5 online or at the door, kids 12 and under free)

*Access with purchase of a rodeo ticket plus $5 per person; includes admission to after-rodeo Coors Barn Dance.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24

TUCSON RODEO, FOURTH PERFORMANCE

  • 11 a.m. – gates open
  • NOON - Coors Barn opens - enjoy live feed of the Tucson Rodeo*
  • 12:30 p.m. RAM Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo
  • 2 - 4:30 p.m. ProRodeo Competition
  • 4 - 8 p.m. Coors Barn Dance ($5 online or at the door, kids 12 and under free)

*Access with purchase of a rodeo ticket plus $5 per person; includes admission to after-rodeo Coors Barn Dance.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25

TUCSON RODEO, FIFTH PERFORMANCE

  • 11 a.m. – gates open
  • NOON - Coors Barn opens - enjoy live feed of the Tucson Rodeo*
  • 12:30 p.m. RAM Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo
  • 2 - 4:30 p.m. ProRodeo Competition
  • 4 - 8 p.m. Coors Barn Dance ($5 online or at the door, kids 12 and under free)

*Access with purchase of a rodeo ticket plus $5 per person; includes admission to after-rodeo Coors Barn Dance.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

TUCSON RODEO FINALS

  • 11 a.m. – gates open
  • NOON - Coors Barn opens - enjoy live feed of the Tucson Rodeo*
  • 12:30 p.m. RAM Mutton Bustin’ and Justin Junior Rodeo
  • 2 - 4:30 p.m. ProRodeo Competition
  • 4 - 8 p.m. Coors Barn Dance ($5 online or at the door, kids 12 and under free)

*Access with purchase of a rodeo ticket plus $5 per person; includes admission to after-rodeo Coors Barn Dance.



La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, Arizona's celebration of the cowboys, is Southern Arizona’s oldest and most celebrated heritage event, and one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar.

The sports’ best cowboys and cowgirls are scheduled to compete in six rodeo performances: February 21 and 22, and February 26 through March 1. Festivities begin at 12:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $14-$28 (all taxes and fees included), and available in advance at TucsonRodeo.com, or by calling (800) 964-5662. 

Rodeo activities begin each day at 12:30 p.m. with little buckaroos competing in Ram Mutton Bustin’ and the Justin Junior Rodeo. The Pro Rodeo kicks off at 2 p.m. and includes bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. The Tucson Rodeo enlists over 650 professional cowboys and cowgirls competing for a share of the $460,000 purse.

A treasured tradition of rodeo week, the Tucson Rodeo Parade is billed as the longest non-motorized parade in the world. An estimated 200,000 spectators line the parade route to see over 150 western-theme floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and marching musical groups. The parade is Thursday, February 26 at 9 a.m.; grandstand seating is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 13. See TucsonRodeoParade.com for more information.

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros is staged by the nonprofit Tucson Rodeo and Tucson Rodeo Parade Committees. A portion of the rodeo proceeds benefits community groups including a University of Arizona scholarship fund and local Lion’s, 4-H and Rotary Clubs.

Area schools close on February 26 and 27 so families can enjoy the annual Parade and Rodeo. This tradition was established in 1925 when La Fiesta de los Vaqueros debuted.


 


RODEO TICKET LOCATIONS and PRICES:          
Online tickets at www.tucsonrodeo.com; by phone at (520) 741-2233, or (800) 964-5662; in person at the Tucson Rodeo Ticket Office, 4823 S. 6th Ave.  Rodeo tickets from $14-$28 (includes all taxes and fees).  Tickets purchased online can be printed at home or downloaded to smartphones at no extra charge. Tucson Rodeo ticket prices
range from $15 for general admission seating on Saturday & Sunday, February 18-19, 2017.

ARENA:               
Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave. - Northeast corner of Irvington Road and S. 6th Ave. Seating for 11,000 spectators each day.

PARKING:           
Main lot at Tucson Rodeo Grounds, $5 per car.
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FORMAT:      
The Tucson Rodeo features six rodeos.  The top 12 cowboys and cowgirls from the Saturday-Saturday rodeo performances return on Sunday, March 1 for the Tucson Rodeo Finals.  The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctions the Tucson Rodeo.
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Slack competition for barrel racing, steer wrestling, tie-down and team roping on Feb. 23 and 24 is open to the public; $5 general admission; tickets available at the gate only. Free admission for school groups (no reservations necessary). Parking is free. Slack does not include roughstock events (bull riding, bareback and saddle bronc riding). Slack does not include any entertainment features.

Directions to the Tucson Rodeo Grounds

Tucson Rodeo Grounds
4823 S. 6th Ave
nue
Tucson, Arizona 85714
(520) 741-2233, or 1-800 964-5662

From I-10: take Park Ave. south, turn right (west) on Irvington Rd.

From I-19: take Irvington Rd. exit east.

The Tucson Rodeo Grounds is located on the northeast corner of Irvington Rd. and South Sixth venue.


  


TUCSON RODEO COMMITTEE
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros is staged by the nonprofit Tucson Rodeo Committee, Inc. A portion of the rodeo proceeds benefits community groups including a University of Arizona scholarship fund and local Lion’s, 4-H and Rotary Clubs.

PUBLIC INFORMATION:    
E-mail: info@tucsonrodeo.com.
Call (520) 741-2233, or (800) 964-5662.
Write Tucson Rodeo, P.O. Box 11006, Tucson, AZ 85734.
Website: www.tucsonrodeo.com

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