Longhorn cattle plodding along the streets of downtown Denver are the hallmark of the the National Western Stock Show Parade, which kicks off the country’s largest winter stock show and rodeo. The parade starts at noon on Thursday, January 5, 2023, outside Union Station and marches 12 blocks along 17th Street. Leading the procession will be Dr. Temple Grandin, the 2023 Stock Show parade grand marshal.
It features marching bands, floats, horseback riders, performing cowgirls and cowboys and the incredible sight of Texas Longhorn cattle being driven through the city.
While the parade officially disbands at Glenarm Place, you can also see the animals and cowboys returning via 18th St.
Parade-goers, office workers, and those passing by are invited to the Stock Show Fair at McGregor Square that day from noon to 2 p.m.
McGregor Square goes western with photo ops with a Brahma bull from Kodiak Ranch, McNicholas Miniatures therapy horses, Colorado Fiddlers, western royalty, a food market, and more.
Click here for a complete schedule of Stock Show events.