Feb. 23, 2019
Every February since 1938, the nation’s fourth largest city is transformed from a bustling metropolis to a down-home celebration of Western heritage. Decorative floats intermingle with thousands of men and women on horseback to fill the streets with hoof beats and marching bands. Enthusiastic Houstonians join out-of-town spectators to line the streets and sidewalks to be involved in one of Houston’s most popular celebrations!
2019 Grand Marshal
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is excited to announce that Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson will help kick off the 2019 season as grand marshal of the Downtown Rodeo Parade Saturday, Feb. 23. The annual event celebrates Western heritage and marks the beginning of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season, a tradition since 1938.