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90th Tucson Rodeo Days and Parade 2015

Every year since 1925, the Tucson Rodeo attracts tens of thousands of locals and visitors from all over the world to the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Details for the 2014 Tucson Rodeo will be posted when available.

The 90th season of Tucson's Rodeo, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros - the Celebration of the Cowboys, was held February 21 through March 21, 2015. Two major events make up La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: the Tucson Rodeo and Tucson Rodeo Parade. Center stage is the Tucson Rodeo with six rodeo scheduled performances.

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

2014 Rodeo Photo Highlights

View some amazing photos of the 2014 Tucson Rodeo by Carl Sparfield.

See all photos from previous years in Sparfelds Rodeo Collection.

KOLD Dan Marries named 2014 Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal

The Grand Marshal for the 2014 Tucson Rodeo Parade was Tucson KOLD-TV new anchor Dan Marries. Dan is a self-proclaimed “wanna-be” cowboy and it’s apparent every year during the Tucson Rodeo Parade and Rodeo. Read about Dan Marries and other Rodeo Parade Grand Marshals.

2013 Giffords, Kelly honored as Tucson Rodeo Grand Marshals

The Tucson Rodeo Parade

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

Since 1925, the Tucson Rodeo Parade has been a part of Tucson, Arizona history. Schools close on the Thursday and Friday of rodeo week so families can enjoy the festive parade and rodeo traditions.

A treasured tradition of rodeo week, the Tucson Rodeo Parade is billed as the largest non-motorized parade in the world. 

An estimated 200,000 spectators line the parade route, watching over 150 western-theme floats and buggies, Mexican folk dancers and musicians. The parade route begins at Ajo Way and Park Avenue. Entrants travel south on Park Avenue, west onto Irvington Road and north on Sixth Avenue where they return to the Rodeo Grounds.  The route is approximately 2.5 miles in length.

Read about previous Tucson Rodeo Parade Grand Marshals.

Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum

The Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum is open January 2 through April 6, 2013 with new exhibits, ADA access and updated bathroom facilities.

Walk among over 125 horse-drawn vehicles and the great displays featuring life as it was in late-1800 Tucson.

Hours: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm. Closed Sundays and holidays, except for privately arranged tours. Minimum donation requested of $5.00 per adult. Children under 16 are free. More information on the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum.

Tucson Rodeo Parade Downtown

Top and center photos: Carl Sparfeld.
Bottom Photo: Tucson Rodeo Parade in downtown Tucson, Arizona 1963. Photo by Bertram Zucker.


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Feb. 21-March 1, 2015

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Tucson Rodeo Carl H. Sparfeld

Tucson Rodeo Location/Offices
4823 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85734
Phone: (520) 741-2233 or (800) 964-5662

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Tucson Rodeo Parade & Museum

Author: Paul L Grimes. Full of historical photos this 176 page book plus appendices tells the tales and stories of "La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo Parade." Published by Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee (1991), Read more about the Tucson Rodeo Parade & Museum.

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