Stock Show Kick-off 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, business men and women get to step back in time and see a true western cattle drive with horses, cowboys, cowgirls, tractors, marching bands and floats.

The parade starts at Union Station at noon on Thurs, Jan 9, 2020 and continues on 17th Street, ending at 17th & Tremont.

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

Please be aware and cognisent of the returning parade entries along 15th street to Wynkoop.  Vehicles should keep a safe distance from horses and riders as they return to the parade staging area.  Safety of patrons, animals and riders are of the utmost importance.

Contact Us

  • 303-297-1166
  • 303-292-1708

National Western Stock Show
Attn: Parade Entry
4655 Humboldt St.
Denver, CO 80216