It’s springtime in the Valley, which means it’s time for some honored traditions – beautiful weather, spring training baseball and the Parada del Sol rodeo.
The 64th annual Parada del Sol Rodeo is March 9, 10, 11 and 12 at WestWorld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Road. The PRCA-sanctioned rodeo happens at 7 p.m. on March 10 and 11, and 2 p.m. on March 12. Thursday, March 9 showcases bullriding only, starting at 7 p.m.
Many sponsors make the rodeo happen each year, and Saba’s Western Wear stores is one of the longest-term sponsors of this event. Saba’s offers a sweet deal for this year’s rodeo. When you purchase any Wrangler product at Saba’s, you’ll receive a voucher good for one free rodeo ticket!
Each day of the rodeo promises thrills. Thursday pits Arizona’s best bull riders against the toughest bulls in the state. You’ll be just a few feet away from the action! Don’t miss the rest of the events on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – team roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, sheep riding, saddle bronc riding and bareback riding. Each day features specialty acts.
After a full evening of rodeo events, mosey on over to the Coors HoeDown on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. This event includes live entertainment and fun for guests age 21 and over. And the Parada del Sol Rodeo Dance will be Saturday, March 11 at 9 p.m. at Handlebar J in Scottsdale. Enjoy live music from the Herndon Brothers and some boot-scootin’ fun, all for a $10 cover charge, also for guests age 21 and over.
Parada del Sol offers the opportunity to see top rodeo events right here in our backyard. But there’s a lot more to it than the rodeo, parade and other events. The Parada del Sol organization is a non-profit corporation that provides financial and volunteer support to local groups.
If you need more information about the event, call 480-648-4369 with ticket questions, or the Parada del Sol office, 480-990-3179 with general questions.