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National Western Stock Show Parade

  • Denver's Union Station 1701 Wynkoop Street Denver, CO, 80202 United States (map)

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.

Earlier Event: October 27
Horsecapades Annual Show
Later Event: January 12
National Western Stock Show & Rodeo