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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.

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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.



Statement from the Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee:

Out of an abundance of caution, the Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee, Inc. is postponing the Rodeo Parade until 2022 due to the uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Safety of participants, spectators, and volunteers has always been paramount for the parade committee. 

The committee had been planning and preparing for the 2021 parade for several months during these challenging times but made the decision to postpone during its Nov. 10 meeting with a majority vote.

“The community looks forward to the Tucson Rodeo Parade, and after presenting this event for 95 years this has been a difficult decision for the committee,” said Marshall Stewart, Chairman for the Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee.

Recent health and safety guidelines from the Pima County Health Department (PCHD) for large public events are impossible to follow with spectator crowds more than 150,000. More importantly, large crowds are conducive for spreading the virus and the safety of everyone participating in and enjoying the Tucson Rodeo Parade is our top priority.  Many of our committee members and volunteers are in the high-risk category as are some of our participants and spectators. 

The parade committee will continue to restore and overhaul its collection of wagons, coaches, and buggies in anticipation of the 2022 Tucson Rodeo Parade and the continued annual celebration of Southern Arizona‘s vibrant Western heritage. 

The Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum, located at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds will open in January, following the PCHD “Ready For You” program, ensuring a safe and healthy experience for museum visitors.  

About the Tucson Rodeo Parade and Committee

The Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee, Inc. (a 501c3) plans and organizes the annual Tucson Rodeo Parade, one of the longest non-motorized parades in the world, and operates the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum, a collection of more than 125 historic horse-drawn vehicles in addition to Western memorabilia. For more, visit www.tucsonrodeoparade.org.

 
(800) 964-5662 or visit TucsonRodeo.com

Tucson Rodeo Related Events

Buffalo Bill Cody Days in Oracle is canceled for 2021: 5th Annual Buffalo Bill Cody Days. The community of Oracle honors the iconic 19th century world entertainer and local miner William “Buffalo Bill” Cody. 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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