The Rooftop Rodeo, where the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains and the All-American sport of Rodeo come together. Located at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park, Colorado the rodeo arena is surrounded by world class views in every direction. As the sun sets over the Continental Divide, your attention is drawn to one of the great traditions of the American west...RODEO! It's a show you don't want to miss.
In addition to the Rooftop Rodeo, other events and activities sponsored by Estes Park Western Heritage offer something for everyone. The annual Memorial Day weekend Antique Show kicks off the summer rodeo season with unique treasures and western memorabilia offered by antique vendors from around the country. The weekend following the Antique Show is the first of two "Beat the Heat" barrel racing series from True West Productions. What a great way to start your summer season in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado. Proceeds from all events help to support the award-winning Rooftop Rodeo, the Western Heritage Youth Scholarship, and the Western Heritage Rooftop Rodeo Royalty Program.
Rodeo week begins July 9 with the ever-popular Rooftop Rodeo Parade. With over 60 entries it is a colorful start to a fun-filled week of rodeo events. Saturday night after the rodeo, kick up your heels at the annual Queen’s Dance featuring talented, local musicians and country bands.
Get set to experience six different Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) events and Women's professional barrel racing performed every night of the Rooftop Rodeo. Each event features some of America's best cowboys and cowgirls. Bareback bronc riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and the always popular bull riding are the standard-fare rodeo events. For the younger cowboys and cowgirls, the Rooftop Rodeo also features a crowd-pleasing mutton bustin' competition at every rodeo performance and on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, a calf scramble for cowpokes 8-12 years of age.
Five times voted PRCA's "Best Small Rodeo of the Year" and nominated for "Best Medium Sized Rodeo of the Year" in 2012 and 2013 , The Rooftop Rodeo is known for its small town western hospitality and family-friendly atmosphere. Come visit and join in the fun - it's a rodeo you don't want to miss!
Future Rooftop Rodeo dates:
July 8 - 13, 2014
July 7 - 12, 2015July 12 - 17, 2016July 11 - 16, 2017