The 2.5-mile stream of horse-drawn coaches, outfitted riders, folk dancers, and marching bands is ranked as the world’s longest non-motorized parade .
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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.
Description. Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros® — The Tucson Rodeo & Parade, Feb, 25-28, 2021, is the largest outdoor winter rodeo in the U.S. and was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2008.
With some activists arguing that the rodeo is tantamount to animal abuse, Tucson’s largest school district is considering renaming “ rodeo break ” — the longstanding tradition that gives local youngsters two days off from school in February, ostensibly to attend the Tucson rodeo and parade.
The Tucson Rodeo , also known as “La Fiesta de los Vaqueros” first started in 1925. It began as a three day event and competition. The first Tucson Rodeo was held during the time of the Prohibition. Leighton Kramer, president of the Arizona Polo Association came up with the idea to have a rodeo .