It's a Colorado tradition each and every January in Colorado, but this year, the National Western Stock Show Parade will not be happening to kick off their 116th event.

National Western Stock Show In Denver

The National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, is something that folks not just from Colorado, but from all over the country look forward to each year. If you've never been, it always takes place in January at the Denver Coliseum and National Western Events Complex. This year's event takes place Saturday, January 8th through the 23rd. Rodeos, Bull Riding, Mutton Busting, 100's of vendors for shopping, and more food than you can likely handle in one trip. It's a load of fun for the whole family.

National Western Stock Show Parade Cancelled

The event is typically kicked off with the National Western Stock Show parade in which you can see longhorns, horses, and other cool floats to get you fired up for the event. This year, however, the parade has been canceled. Not because of virus concerns, but because of the poor weather and temperatures that are expected on Thursday. Paul Andrews, who is the Stock Show President and CEO, said that after many conversations with those involved with the caretaking for the animals, and looking at the weather predictions, it was a decision he felt was needed. Icy, snow-packed roads with single-digit temperatures are not safe conditions for a parade.

The event kicks off this Saturday, January 8th, with 3 Rodeos. 11 am, 3:30 pm, and 8 pm. Tickets and more information on the National Western Stock Show can be found HERE

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