Stock Show Kick-Off Parade

January 6, 2022 | Downtown Denver

Join us for the official kick-off of Stock Show!

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.

The parade starts at Union Station at noon on Thurs, Jan 6, 2022, and continues on 17th Street ending at 17th & Tremont.

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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 15th 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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BBQ Lunch
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Details coming soon!
Grand Marshall
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2022 Grand Marshall will be announced in Fall 2021

The National Western Stock Show’s parade through the streets of Downtown Denver started in the 1960s and has become a must-see event to kick-off Stock Show every year. 

Previous Grand Marshals