Town parade kicks off 42nd Cave Creek Rodeo Days

By TARA ALATORRE

CAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade took place on the morning of March 16, on the main drag of downtown bringing residents and visitors together to celebrate the town’s Western heritage and unique, rural lifestyle. 

The parade is always a community favorite with Creekers showing off their floats, equestrians, dogs, stagecoaches, businesses, organizations and specialty vehicles as prideful attendees cheer them on – usually by name.

The parade also kicked off the 42nd annual Cave Creek Rodeo Days, which will feature performances from the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA), concerts, dancing and other special events around town from March 22-24.

Dubbed as the “Rodeo Under the Stars,” the PRCA events take place at the Memorial Arena Rodeo Grounds, 37201 N. 28th Street, and is expected to have thousands of people attending.  In 2018, Cave Creek Rodeo Days had over 11,000 people in attendance and it received second place in the Justin Best Footing Award.

Here are the upcoming Cave Creek Rodeo Events:

  • Tough Enough to Wear Pink night on Friday, March 22: Gates open at 5 p.m. and PRCA rodeo performances start at 7:30 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to wear pink.  The Dillion Carmichael Concert will take place at Harold’s Corral at 10 p.m.
  • Man up Crusade on Saturday, March 23: Gates open at 5 p.m. and PRCA Rodeo Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to wear the color purple or turquoise.  The Cave Creek Rodeo Days Dance will take place at 9 p.m. at Harold’s Corral.
  • National Patriots Day on Sunday, March, 24:  Gates open at noon and PRCA Rodeo Performance starts at 2 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to wear red, white and blue.

For more information , to purchase tickets or to see shuttle locations and schedules visit CaveCreekRodeo.com.