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The Parade

This colorful, exciting Parade is presented each year and keeps the spirit of the first Parade back in 1925. Now known to be the largest Non-Motorized Parade in the country, It still achieves its success through the community's participation and the dedicated work of its members ,  volunteers and the generosity of the Sponsors.

The Museum

Take an afternoon to visit the museum. Find out about the wagons and historical collections showcased for all to enjoy. We also offer this in-person look at history to school groups and organizations. We've even had a spot on the Antique Roadshow. Come visit the Museum during the season.


The 99th annual Tucson Rodeo Parade will take place on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 at 9:00 a.m.  In cooperation with the City of Tucson, the new parade route will begin at South 12th Avenue and Drexel Road, proceed East on Drexel to Old Nogales Highway, then turn North, ending at Irvington Road.

The route change was necessitated by the decision of Union Pacific Railroad not to hold trains for the three-hours necessary, on the section of track that the parade has historically crossed on its previous route.  This is the second route change for the parade in its history.  In 1991, the Rodeo Parade moved from downtown streets to a route near the Tucson Rodeo Grounds that crossed the railroad tracks in two locations.  This new route will keep the parade near the Rodeo Grounds but won’t cross the railroad tracks.

The Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee appreciates the assistance of the City of Tucson and the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association in finding this new route that will offer plenty of spectator viewing opportunities.

The parade is FREE to spectators along most of its route.  Ticketed grandstand seating that includes pre-parade entertainment, is available at a new location on Drexel Road near Liberty Avenue. Pre- purchased grandstand tickets are $12 each for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under.  Limited parking is available before 8:30 a.m. adjacent to the grandstands for $5 per vehicle. Tickets are available online at

Included in the parade will be local and national dignitaries, Native American tribal leadership and performers, historic wagons and colorful floats, marching bands and mariachis, royalty from four rodeos and working cowboys. In all, the parade features over 120 entries – consisting of over 500 horses, approximately 2,300 people, 85 wagons and buggies and 8 marching bands.

Continuing the tradition of no motorized entries, the entire parade is propelled by real horsepower.

PUBLIC CONTACT: Call 520-294-1280 or visit for more information.

Parade Route Map 2024

Grand Marshals

2020 Parade Grand Marshalls

2020 Grand Marshals World War II Veterans joined by past Grand Marshals “Big Jim” Griffith, Jim Ronstadt, Dan Marries, Chandler Warden, 2020 Arizona Rodeo Queen Shelby Williams, and Parade Chairman Ed Stolfa Rodeo Parade Honors WWII Vets They have been called “The Greatest Generation.” They left family, friends, and loved ones, put their lives on…

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2024 Winners

CURT SULLIVAN SWEEPSTAKES AWARD Pima Partnership Schools # 408  CHAIRMAN’S AWARD HSL Tierra Antigua Realty # 218  JUDGES AWARD Tucson Sector Horse Patrol Unit # 117  20 BAND Bucky Steele Marching – Foothills Falcon Band # 200  Paul Grimes Performance – DVHS Pride of the Jaguar Marching Band # 419  1 BEST MOUNTED WESTERN MALE…

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Thank you to the Band Sponsors

Now in its 4th year, the Band Sponsor Initiative assists high school marching bands in being able to afford to participate in the Rodeo Parade. Each band's Sponsor contributes $500 to the band. The Parade Committee sincerely thanks the following participating Band Sponsors.”

Automotive Museum

Clayco Electric, Inc

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McElroys Automotive Repair LLC

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