Special Events

Check out these Special Events that are FREE with your Grounds Admission ticket!

NWSSParadeLonghornsLogo The sight of over a hundred Texas Longhorn cattle walking through the streets of downtown Denver can only mean one thing…its Stock Show time.

The National Western Stock Show Kick-Off Parade, presented by Arrow Electronics, is a sight to see with marching bands, floats, horseback riders, cowboys, cowgirls and yes…Longhorn cattle. The parade starts at Union Station and runs down 17th Street on Thursday January 10, 2019 at noon.

The stock show parade concludes with the annual barbecue lunch, sponsored by Colorado State University, in the atrium of the Wells Fargo Building at 17th Street & Broadway, 11: 30a.m-1:30p.m.  Lunch guests will enjoy great western barbecue, music, and the City of Denver’s proclamation of January 10, 2019 as DRESS WESTERN DAY in Denver.  The barbecue is open to the public and benefits the 4-H International Youth Group. Lunch tickets are $11.

There is so much to see and do with your Grounds Admission ticket. From Mutton Bustin’ to shopping to meandering through the “Historic Yards” to see the different cattle breeds, there is lots to see and do at Stock Show!

Colorado’s Largest Trade Show
Educational Kids Activities
Mutton Bustin’
Coors Western Art Exhibit
Horse Shows
Livestock Shows