100TH APACHE COUNTRY RODEO & PARADE “100 YEARS: OUR WAY”, Springerville | July 4th, 2012 is the 100th consecutive Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo in Round Valley. The annual parade is the morning of the 4th. Community events include free pancake breakfast by the Eagar Fire Department; skateboard competitions, racquetball competitions, art walk with wine and cheese reception, vendors, bicycle racing, educational forums, and two evening dances at the rodeo grounds. (June 29, 2012 – July 4th, 2012)

LA FIESTA DE LOS VAQUEROS, Tucson | Tucson’s oldest community event, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, is celebrating Arizona’s Centennial at their 86th annual rodeo. The nine-day rodeo celebrates the Western heritage and traditions of Arizona’s cowboys and ranchers and brings in visitors from all over the world.  (February 19-27, 2011)

PARADA DEL SOL RODEO, Scottsdale |This annual rodeo brings the pioneering ages of Arizona and the Old West alive. The rodeo includes all seven major rodeo events, clowns, and a Kid’s Zone with tons of activities.  (March 4-6, 2011)

PRESCOTT FRONTIER DAYS® 125TH WORLD’S OLDEST RODEO® , Prescott| This annual event, consisting of an eight performance rodeo, parade, and three night dance, has taken place since 1888.  In 2012, the event will focus on the historical happenings in and around Prescott and Yavapai County, including ranching and mining.  (Rodeo |June 28-July 3, 2012; Parade | June 30, 2012; Dance | June 28-30, 2012)

THE WORLD’S OLDEST CONTINOUS RODEO, Payson| The World’s Oldest Continuous Rodeo represents Arizona’s heritage. In the beginning cowboys and cowgirls gathers from all over the south west to celebrate the end of round up and show off their skills in a hometown/ranch atmosphere where Arizona hospitality shone. The tradition continues today with the 128th rodeo. (August 19-21, 2011)

TUCSON RODEO PARADE, Tucson| The Tucson Rodeo Parade is going on their 87th annual Parade. Their parade maintains the spirit and embodies the state heritage every year. (February 23, 2012)

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