true to our Wild West roots, every year Tucson holds La Fiesta de los
Vaqueros, the Rodeo! Better yet, public schools in Tucson even have
Thursday and Friday of rodeo week off!
Every February, the Rodeo starts
on a Saturday and continues through the week, coming to a peak on
Friday for the Rodeo Parade. People of all ages participate in the many
rodeo events, and many times whole families are involved.
will be the 87th year of La Fiesta de los Vaqueros in Tucson! Every day
of rodeo week you can head down to the rodeo grounds and watch a whole
day’s worth of events, from Mutton Bustin’ to Junior Rodeo, to Barrel
Racing and Roping. At the end of the day, you’re invited to the Coor’s
Barn Dance for great “cowboy” food, drinks, and live country music.
Rodeo Parade is one of Tucson’s largest and most beloved public
celebrations. Each year Tucsonans gather to show off over 200
handcrafted floats and many gorgeous outfits. Since public schools are
not in session on the day of the Rodeo Parade, thousands of people
participate in and watch the parade.
Individual tickets are available
for purchase, as well as ticket packages. Prices vary depending on the
day. With over 50,000 people coming to the Tucson Rodeo each year, it
is definitely one of the best things to do in Tucson! So grab your
boots and cowboy hat and head on over to La Fiesta de los Vaqueros!