Houston Rodeo Still Happening, Despite Pandemic


It is official!

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be returning for shows and rodeos in 2021.

“The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is truly a community event that Rodeo fans look forward to each and every year,” Chris Boleman, the Rodeo president and CEO said.

The rodeo organizers added that the events were initially scheduled for March 2nd – 21st but were moved to start on May 4th – 23rd, depending on the status of the pandemic. The only exception is the Junior Livestock and Horse Show competitions which are still scheduled to happen in March as previously announced.

“We remain dedicated to fulfilling our mission to support Texas youth and hosting a long-time Houston tradition,” Boleman added.

All events that normally happen in January and February will be moved to May. However, there are no guarantees that the events will take place due to unpredictable pandemic conditions, but officials are hoping by moving the dates back they can better prepare for hosting the events.

The events include:

  • Downtown Rodeo Parade
  • Rodeo Run
  • Trail Ride Activities
  • Rodeo Uncorked
  • Roundup & Best Bites Competition
  • World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest event that happens every year in Houston and has been traditionally held since 1932, except for the year 2020. Check out the video below for more information.