Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

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August 13, 2018

August 16, 2018 is Hawaiian Night at Carbondale Wild West Rodeo

Come join us for this week’s rodeo with an island flair. Summer is coming to a close and the kids are going back to school. This is one of the favorite rodeos of the season for young and old alike.

It’s been a long stressful summer with the drought and the fires. It can’t hurt to wish for a little tropical climate and the moisture to go with it.

You’ll see cowgirls and cowboys in grass skirts and lei’s, and previous years there’s even been sightings of coconut bras on arena volunteers. Maybe there will even be a muumuu or two. Let’s all get in the groove and celebrate like it’s a luau and end the summer with hope for a wet fall and winter.

Bring your picnic basket or visit Slow Groovin’, Senior Matters, The Creamery, or the 4-H concessions for some tasty treats.We’ll be handing out lei’s so you can join in the fun even if you don’t have any island wear in your closet.

Gates open at 5:30, Slack at 6:00, Grand Entry at 7:30

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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!!