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Tucson Rodeo & Parade 2020 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, for the Tucson Rodeo Finals.  The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctions the Tucson Rodeo.


 


2020 Tucson Rodeo Schedule of Events & Activities:

Tucson Rodeo events are held at 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.

See the Official Tucson Rodeo Schedule.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15
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; 21 years old and older only.

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

SUNDAY, FEB. 16
TUCSON RODEO – SECOND PERFORMANCE

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  • 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; 21 years and older only.

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

MONDAY AND TUESDAY,
FEB. 17 AND 18

  • TIMED EVENTS COMPETITION (SLACK), 8 A.M.
  • Barrel Racing, Steer Wrestling, Tie-Down and Team Roping only.
  • REACh program for school children - 9:30, 10:30, 11:30 a.m. each day

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19

  • PARADE FLOAT DECORATING, 4 P.M. - Northwest area of Tucson Rodeo Grounds parking lot

THURSDAY, FEB. 20

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; 21 years and older only.

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

FRIDAY, FEB. 21

  • 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; 21 years and older only.

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

SATURDAY, FEB. 22

  • 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; 21 years and older only.

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

SUNDAY, FEB. 23

  • 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; 21 years and older only.

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

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

See the Official Tucson Rodeo Schedule.

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


Tucson Rodeo Related Events

Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle. Saturday, February 22 & Sunday, February 23: 5th Annual Buffalo Bill Cody Days. Held at the Oracle Inn Steakhouse & Lounge, 305 E. American in Oracle, AZ, 1-5pm. The community of Oracle honors the iconic 19th century world entertainer and local miner William “Buffalo Bill” Cody. Buffalo Bill relative Gerald Cody shares family stories about Buffalo Bill. Free entertainment, magic show for kids, presentations, book talks. Free drawing. Call 620-623-3733 or visit Cody Days in Oracle.

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.

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.

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.



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. 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.

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: [email protected].
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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