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89th Tucson Rodeo Days and Parade 2014
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 89th season of Tucson's Rodeo, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros - the Celebration of the Cowboys, will be held Saturday and Sunday, February 15-16 and Thursday through Sunday, February 20-23, 2014. 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.
KOLD Dan Marries named 2014 Rodeo Parade Grand Marshal
The Grand Marshal for the 2014 Tucson Rodeo Parade is 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.
Tucson Rodeo Special Events
The 5th Annual Cowgirls w/Heart Rodeo Dance is held Friday, February 21, 2014 from 7pm to midnight. Band 8pm-12am (Harry Luge ) at the El Casino Ballroom in Tucson, AZ. Giveaways: Montana Silversmith Commemorative Belt Buckle. Door Prizes courtesy of Boot Barn & Big Tex Trailers. Featuring Country Thunder's Own Harry Luge. Contact: Diane Storms at 520-954-4355.
Tucson Chicks N Chaps Rodeo Event for Breast Cancer Support. Women’s Rodeo Clinic to be held on on Sunday, Feb. 16 in conjunction with the 89th annual Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo.
More February Tucson events.
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 more about the Tucson Rodeo Parade for 2013.
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.
Bottom Photo: Tucson Rodeo Parade in downtown Tucson, Arizona 1963. Photo by Bertram Zucker.
TUCSON RODEO GUIDE
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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