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Houston Rodeo Parade Info - 2020

The Houston Rodeo grand parade will be on FEB. 29, 2020 at 10 A.M. in downtown Houston

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The parade route begins at Bagby and Walker Streets, travels from Travis to Bell Street, and from Bell Street to Louisiana Street, before turning on Lamar Street, and ends at Lamar and Bagby.


  • Arrive early to secure a viewing spot along the route.
  • Downtown streets close starting early on the morning of the parade. 
  • The best places to view the parade are on Louisiana, from Bell to Lamar, Lamar, and from Louisiana to Smith.
  • Bagby and Walker streets, from Sabine Street to Bagby, will be off limits for viewing.
  • Parking: Alley Theater Garage, Lyric Center, 1100 Smith Garage, Theater District Parking, Street Parking, Texas and Smith, Smith and Preston, Smith and Dallas, Smith and Clay, Walker and Main
  • The ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run will run the entire parade route and can be seen on Allen Parkway from I-45 to Shepherd/Kirby.

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Every year thousands of Texans and visitors line the downtown streets of the fourth largest city to watch hundreds of trail riders and decorated floats follow their yearly route to kick off the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.    This is a great family event you would not want to miss.  There are hundreds of beautiful horses that your children and grandchildren would love too see.  Many of the trail riders have been riding weeks in the hot, cold, wind, and rain to be a part of this special event.  Come out and show your support to our Texas Cowboys and Cowgirls.  They really do appreciate seeing all of you line the streets welcoming them home after a long ride.

If you are driving around the loop or downtown the day before the Houston Rodeo parade, you will probably see the riders making their way to Memorial Park.  Please drive cautiously around the riders and their horses.  We want to keep our cowboys and cowgirls safe. 

Some of the Great Trail Rides


    Los Vaqueros Rio Grande Trail Ride, established in 1973

    386-mile ride from Hidalgo, Texas

    The Mission Trail Ride, established in 1990

    210-mile ride from San Antonio, Texas

    Northeastern Trail Ride, established in 1982

    107-mile ride from Cheeks, Texas

    Old Spanish Trail Ride, established in 1956

    216-mile ride from Logansport, La.

    Prairie View Trail Ride, established in 1957

    87-mile ride from Hempstead, Texas

    Salt Grass Trail Ride, established in 1952

    90-mile ride from Cat Spring, Texas

    Sam Houston Trail Ride, established in 1955

    70-mile ride from Montgomery, Texas

    Southwest Trial Ride, established in 1993

    120-mile ride from Rosenberg, Texas

    Southwestern Trail Ride, established in 1973

    102-mile ride from Angleton, Texas

    Texas Independence Trail Ride, established in 1961

    08-mile ride from Brazoria, Texas

    The Spanish Trail Ride, established in 1961

    109-mile ride from Shepherd, Texas

    Valley Lodge Trial Ride, established in 1959

    71-mile ride from Brookshire, Texas

    You don't want to miss out on the Houston Rodeo parade.

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