Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

Welcome to the

Town of Carbondale

The Town of Carbondale Recreation Department strives to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all residents of Carbondale by providing recreation and leisure opportunities through organized programs. The town of Carbondale owns and operates the Gus Darien Riding Arena where the rodeo event is held. The town does an excellent job maintaining this facility so that the competition if fair and tough and the event is fun for all to watch. Hats off to Jeff Jackel, Recreation Director and Larry Ballenger, Public Works Director and their teams. We appreciate your support.
Welcome to the Rodeo

The Carbondale Rodeo Committee is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization committed to keeping the Roaring Fork Valley’s western heritage alive by offering a fun family-oriented event for residents and visitors alike. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is held every Thursday from June until late August, rain or shine.

2023 Rodeo Season

The 2023 rodeo season will begin on Thursday, June 1st and continue through Thursday, August 17th. Come down to the rodeo every Thursday evening for 12 weeks with slack at 6:00 p.m. and the main performance at 7:30 p.m.


Learn more about the changes and what to expect for the 2023 rodeo season here! 

Get Involved

To volunteer, email Mike Kennedy at:
[email protected]  or call at:
(970) 379-3907

Reserve Arena Side Parking

We are excited to announce the introduction of our premium arena side online parking reservation system new for the 2023 season!

Arena side parking tickets go on sale every Wednesday starting at 12 pm through the rodeo season!

Leaving your vehicles at the arena or on Willow Lane early will no longer be allowed for the 2023 season!!  We hope you'll enjoy the convenience of reserving your premium arena-side parking in advance.  

Purchase your arena-side parking tickets HERE!!