TUCSON RODEO PARADE COMMITTEE, INC.
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Committee was formed to insure planning, organization, supervision
and conduct for the annual Parade of “La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros” in
cooperation with the City of Tucson.
Operating what is now the “Largest Non-Motorized Parade in the
World” requires maintaining the spirit of the original 1925 Parade
organizers while working closely with the Tucson community through
the dedicated efforts of the committee members.
Parade Committee is made up of 36 volunteer members led by a
Chairman. It is organized around 18 sub-committee assignments, each
with two members. Sub-committees are organized to deal with every
facet of the Parade, and the Parade Museum.
The first Parade in
1925 was organized with the support of the Lions Club, Kiwanis,
Rotary Club and Engineer Civic Club. For 1926 and 1927 the American
Legion supported and sponsored the event. From 1928 – 1931 the
American Legion sponsored the event along with Pete Waggoner.
Pete Waggoner became RODEO PARADE Chairman. The Parade Committee was
sponsored Rodeo Committee under the auspices of The Tucson Chamber
of Commerce. That same year Pete Waggoner founded the Tucson Rodeo
1941 was the year
that the Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee framed a Constitution and
By-Laws under the recommendation of Mr. Frank Putter.
From 1942-1969 the Tucson Parade Committee was sponsored by the
Tucson Rodeo Committee under the auspices of the Tucson Chamber of
Commerce. From 1970 – 1986 the Tucson Chamber of Commerce upon the
recommendation of President Phil Vito made the Tucson Parade
Committee an autonomous committee of the Tucson Chamber of Commerce,
separate from the Rodeo Committee. In 1986 the Tucson Chamber of
Commerce canceled the autonomous sponsorship of the Tucson Parade
In 1986 The Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee became known as THE TUCSON
RODEO PARADE COMMITTEE, INC.
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Each February since 1925, Tucsonans saddle their horses,
hitch up their buggies and shine their cowboy boots for the “Celebration of
For further Rodeo Information
or go to tucsonrodeo.com
Tucson Rodeo Parade Committee and Museum
Tucson AZ 85702
Contact the Parade Office:
Museum: (520) 294-3636