2024 Houston Downtown Rodeo Parade: What to Know before you go Hot Cheeto pizza, carnival additions and new at the Houston Livestock Rodeo and Show

The Downtown Rodeo parade is set for Saturday Feb 24 at 10 am. It will celebrate Western heritage and symbol the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which has a tradition in Houston since 1932.

Opening day is Feb 27 and March 17 is last day of popular event which features concerts, livestock, and rodeo competitions, auctions a carnival plus several food and retail vendors.

Parade Route

The parade route starts at Walker Streets and Bagby travels from Travis to Bell Street and from Bell Street to Louisiana Street before turning on Lamar Street and ends at Bagby and Lamar.

Arrive early to safe a viewing spot along the route. The places to view the parade are on Louisiana from Lamar to Bell. Lamar and from Louisiana to Smith.

Grand Marshall

This year Downtown Rodeo Parade grand marshall will be none other than Buc ees founder and CEO Arch Beaver Aplin III.

Aplin will joined by iconic, beloved brainchild Beaver, the Buc ees mascot who will walk the parade route with fellow belove mascot the rodeos Howdy.

Parking Info

Public parking garages in downtown Houston area and the Theatre District are available to parade viewers. Prepare for each garage to have its own parking fee.

Street Closures

Expect streets to be closed Saturday morning of the parade and Rodeo Run start at 8:30 am. Streets will open after the event finish in afternoon around 2 p.m.

As the countdown for 2024 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo continues show shared time and date changes new attractions, new food choices and special days for attendees.

Opening day is Feb 27 and March 17 last day of framed event which features rodeo, livestock, concerts competitions, auctions, a carnival, plus several food vendors and retail.

Dates to Know

This year rodeo mark the 50th anniversary of the World Championship Bar B Que contest and will feature value Wednesdays and earlier weekend start times

  • Weekend rodeo
  • HSLR weekend dates now start an hour earlier at 2 45 pm. NRG Stadium gates open at 2pm and the entertainer will storm the Star Stage around 5 pm
  • Value Wednesdays Feb 28 March 6 and March 13
  • Free admission for seniors age 60 and older, children age 12 and under until noon vendor discounts until 4 pm
  • Community Day March 6
  • Admission to NRG Park is free for everyone until noo.
  • Junction carnival rides and games buy one get one free and one beverage are discounted until 4 pm.

On the Menu

Four new food vendors will join the plethora of choices at the HLSR

  • Big Fact Bacon a Minnesota State Fair Vendor
  • Illinois based MiaBella Wood Fired Pizza
  • The Skillet at The Ranch an extension of NRG Park The Ranch Saloon and Steakhouse
  • Family owned fair food business Waffle Chix

HLSR eateries will offer new foods. Asian Streetness will sell wonton nachos while Cajun Cowboy will have Louisiana crawfish cheese fries and churro fries.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Tickets

2024 HLSR 02/27 Blake Shelton Presenter RodeoHouston

Blake Shelton RodeHouston 2024 HLSR 02/27

2024 RodeoHouston Entertainer Lineup

  • Blake Shelton Tuesday Feb.27 Opening Day Presented by Texas Capital Bank
  • Carly Pearce Wednesday Feb 28 Armed Forces Appreciation Day presented by Crown Royal
  • For king County Thursday Feb 29
  • 50 Cent Friday March 1 Black Heritage Day presented by Kroger
  • Hardy Saturday March 2
  • IVAN Cornejo Sunday March 3
  • Hank Williams Jr. Monday March 4 First Responders Presented by BP
  • Oliver Anthony Tuesday March 5
  • Jelly Roll Wednesday March 6 Community Day Presented by TC Energy
  • Luke Bryan Thursday March 7 volunteer appreciation Day presented by Philips 66
  • Major Lazer Friday March 8
  • Lainey Wilson Saturday March 9
  • Los Tigers Del Norte Sunday March 10 Go Tejano Day presented by Fiesta Mart
  • Whiskey Myers Monday March 11
  • Bun B Tuesday March 12
  • NickelBlack Wednesday March 13
  • ZAC Brown Band Thursday March 14
  • Jonas Brothers Friday March 15
  • Brad Paisley Saturday March 16
  • Eric Church Sunday March 17


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