Wild West Rodeo

For 12 Weeks in June through August - Rain or Shine

George Hendrix photo
July 19, 2020

George Hendrix Rodeo Photo Exhibit at Launchpad thru Aug. 30

“Ropes and Reins, Joy and Pain”

While circumstances still keep us from having our much loved Carbondale Wild West Rodeo, you can view the action of past rodeos as captured by the revered George Hendrix. The Launchpad in Carbondale is featuring a collection of George’s rodeo images July 17-August 30th.

The Launchpad is open to a limited number of visitors weekdays from 10am-5pm and til 7 pm on Fridays. Artwork is available to view and purchase online.

You can view more of George’s work at and on George’s personal page:

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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!!