Stock Show Kick-Off Parade

January 9, 2025 | Noon

Stock Show Parade

The sight of over 30 Longhorn cattle walking through the streets of downtown Denver can only mean one thing…it’s Stock Show time.

The National Western Stock Show Kick-off Parade, presented by Arrow Electronics, 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, businessmen, and women get to step back in time and see a true western cattle drive with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, tractors, marching bands, and floats.

Thursday | January 9 at Noon
Start: Union Station at 17th Street
End: 17th & Glenarm Pl

Presented by:

Parade Coordinator

Parade Route
Parade Route Map
Please prepare for street closures near and along the parade route.

Please be aware and cognizant of the returning parade entries along 18th Street to Wynkoop. Vehicles should keep a safe distance from horses and riders as they return to the parade staging area.  The safety of patrons, animals, and riders is of the utmost importance.

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2024 Grand Marshal: Randy Gradishar
Parade Grand Marshal
2025 Parade Grand Marshal

A grand marshal will be announced Fall of 2024

See the grand marshal lead the Stock Show parade on Jan. 9th, 2025 and enjoy the Stock Show Fair at McGregor Square after the parade.

Stock Show Fair at McGregor Square
McGregor Square
Everyone is invited to the second-annual Stock Show Fair at McGregor Square! McGregor Square goes western with McNicholas Miniatures therapy horses, music, western royalty, food market, ice skating, and more.