Jan 3, 2024 - News

What to know about the National Western Stock Show happening in Denver

The National Western Stock Show kickoff parade in 2023. Photo: Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images

The National Western Stock Show returns to Denver this week for its 118th edition.

Driving the news: The annual Western extravaganza kicks off at noon Thursday with the Stock Show Parade downtown.

  • It will feature more than 30 longhorn cattle trotting from Union Station down 17th Street.

By the numbers: The multi-week event draws nearly 700,000 people annually, according to organizers.

Details: The Stock Show officially begins Saturday with multiple events like rodeos, horse shows and other attractions continuing daily until Jan. 21.

  • The show is primarily hosted at the National Western Complex and Denver Coliseum, just north of downtown.
  • Tickets β€” which give you access to vendors, food, and kids' shows β€” start at $22 for adults and $5 for children.

Be smart: Thursday's parade will prompt street closures along the parade routes on 17th and 18th streets.

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