TUCSON RODEO PARADE FAST FACTS:
• WHO: Included in the procession will be local and national dignitaries, Native American royalty and performers, historical wagons and colorful floats, marching bands and mariachis, royalty from five rodeos and working cowboys. The League of Mexican-American Women and Mormon Battalion are entries that have been in the parade greater than 33 consecutive years. In all, the parade features 128 entries – consisting of over 540 horses, approximately 2,200 people, 88 wagons and buggies and 9 marching bands
• WHAT: The Tucson Rodeo Parade is one of the longest non-motorized parades in the world and a 92-year Tucson tradition bringing the vibrant history and colors of the Southwest to life each February in conjunction with La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, The Tucson Rodeo.
• WHEN: 9 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
• PARKING: Available at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds before 8 a.m., when Tucson Police close the streets to accommodate the Tucson Rodeo Parade. PS – Tucson Police have been known to close the streets early.
• WHERE: The parade route circles the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Entrants start at Ajo Way and Fair Avenue, travel east to Park Avenue, 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.
• COST: Free along route. Ticketed grandstand seating is available for $10/adult and $5/children ages 12 and under. The grandstand tickets include pre-parade entertainment.