Photos courtesy of Rodeo Scottsdale

The thunder of hooves and the spirit of the Old West return to Scottsdale with the 71st Annual Rodeo Scottsdale, slated to take place from March 7 through 10 at Westworld of Scottsdale. This four-day PRCA-sanctioned event promises to be a highlight in the calendar of the West’s Most Western Town, offering an exhilarating showcase of rodeo excellence.

Gates will open two hours prior to each high-octane performance, with rodeo fans being urged to arrive at least one hour early to secure parking and seating. This ensures they won’t miss a second of the action, with performances starting at 7 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday, and a matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The excitement kicks off on Thursday night with an exclusive bull riding-only performance, showcasing both seasoned professionals and future world champions. From Friday through Sunday, the arena comes alive with the eight classic events of professional rodeo. Each session spans an average of two to three hours, filled with thrilling competition and entertainment.

Spectators will witness the prowess of champion athletes across events such as saddle bronc, bareback bronc, tie down roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, breakaway roping, team roping, and bull riding. The rodeo will also feature the humor and antics of PRCA specialty acts and a rodeo clown to keep the crowd engaged between competitions.

Each performance will begin with a patriotic display as the National Anthem is played, and the American Flag is presented by the Bridwell Family Drill Team, setting the tone for an event that is as much about community and country as it is about competition.

Community Impact and Rodeo Heritage
The Parada Del Sol Inc., a nonprofit corporation, harnesses the spirit of the rodeo to provide financial and volunteer support for charities offering healthcare, resources, and programs for the underserved. This is made possible through the production and promotion of Rodeo Scottsdale and various other charitable events.

With roots stretching back to the early ranching days, rodeo isn’t just a sport, it’s a lifestyle integral to the history of the American West. It’s a node to the skill and tenacity of cowboys and cowgirls, as well as the remarkable abilities of the animal athletes they ride.

Rodeo Scottsdale is committed to the welfare of its animal participants. With over 60 rules dedicated to their treatment, these animal athletes receive care that reflects their valued role in the tradition of the rodeo. The PRCA ensures that both animal and human athletes compete in a safe and respectful environment, preserving the integrity and legacy of the rodeo.

Get ready to experience the thrills, the tradition, and the heart-pounding action of the ultimate rodeo experience in Scottsdale.

In a move to streamline the experience, Rodeo Scottsdale has transitioned to a 100% digital and contact-free ticketing system. For more information, visit