Since 1949, the Westernaires Annual Show has become a tradition spanning generations. As Autumn settles in the Westernaires family opens its doors to showcase the hard won skills of hundreds of the most tenacious young people in America! This “home show” is a MUST SEE!
The sight of over 40 Longhorn cattle walking through the streets of downtown Denver can only mean one thing…it’s Stock Show time! The perfect picture opportunity, catch the Varsity Red Team, Cavalry, and Precisionettes riders as they represent Westernaires in Denver's most unique parade experience.
The National Western Stock Show kick-off parade is a sight to see. On this one afternoon in January, the streets of downtown Denver are lined with boots, chaps and cowboy hats to celebrate Colorado’s western traditions and the iconic National Western Stock Show. Kids, families, business men and women get to step back in time and see a true western cattle drive with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, tractors, marching bands and floats.
The parade route begins at Denver's Union Station and runs up 17th Street, concluding at 17th & Tremont. The parade begins at noon. Streets tend to fill up quickly, so we recommend arriving early for optimal parade viewing.
Founded in 1906, the National Western Stock Show is the nation's premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world. National Western is also the perfect kick-off of the PRCA rodeo season. Westernaires is honored to be a part of National Western, dating back to 1952. For more information about the history of Westernaires performing at the National Western, please enjoy the Westernaires Alumni Association's multi-part story here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
Stay tuned for the detailed schedule of Westernaires performances at the National Western's rodeos, Wild West shows, and Evening of Dancing Horses.