La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson Rodeo)

The first La Fiesta de los Vaquerosopens a new window® (the Celebration of the Cowboys.) was held in February 1925. The nonprofit Tucson Rodeo Committee plans the annual event, still held in February each year.

A highlight of Rodeo week is "the world's longest non-motorized parade."  The Rodeo itself is a multi-day competition that draws professional cowboys from the U.S. and Canada. Tucson area schools are typically closed on the day of the Rodeo parade and the day after (typically a Thursday and Friday in mid-to-late February).

Contact information for La Fiesta de los Vaqueros®.opens a new window

Dates of the Rodeo and Rodeo Parades since 1990

Year Rodeo Dates Parade Date
2020 February 15 - 23 (not announced)
2019 February 16 - 24 (not announced) 
2018 February 17 - 25 February 22
2017 February 18 - 26 February 23
2016 February 20 - 28 February 25 
2015 February 21 - March 1 February 26
2014 February 15 - 23 February 20
2013 February 16 - 24 February 21
2012 February 18 - 26 February 23
2011 February 19 - 27 February 24
2010 February 20 - 28 February 25
2009 February 21 - March 1    February 26
2008 February 16 - 24 February 21            
2007 February 17 - 25 February 22
2006 February 18 - 26 February 23
2005 February 19 - 27 February 24 (Parade was not broadcast on TV)
2004 February 21 - 29 February 26
2003 February 16 - 23 February 20
2002 February 20 - 24 February 21
2001 February 18 - 25 February 22
2000 February 23 - 27 February 24
1999 February 24 - 28 February 25
1998 February 18 - 22 February 19
1997 February 19 - 23 February 20
1996 February 21 - 25 February 22
1995 February 22 - 26 February 23
1994 February 23 - 27 February 24
1993 February 24 - 28 February 25
1992 February 27 - 29 March 1
1991 February 21 - 24  
1990 February 22 - 25  

Sources:

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros® Tucson Rodeoopens a new window

Notes by Pima County Public Library staff listing Rodeo dates.


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