2019 Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Days

Our invitational championship Rodeo promises edge-of-your-seat excitement featuring many of the best athletes in the business, along with a variety of other traditional western events sure to please the whole family. Fans of all ages will enjoy all the action! Grounds open at 4:00 p.m.—come early, skip the traffic, and enjoy the family-friendly pre-show fun, including mutton bustin’ tryouts, pony rides, mechanical bull rides, a climbing wall and much more! Also, be sure to swing by the Coors Roadhouse Saloon right after the Rodeo to enjoy live music each night! American Freestyle Bullfighting is back and better than ever, taking place at the Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and night performances, with the finals taking place at the Saturday matinee.

And there’s no better way to kick off Rodeo season than with the 79th Annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade! Taking place on July 9, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Colorado Springs (on Tejon, from St. Vrain to Vermijo), this beloved Western cultural event is FREE to watch and fun for the whole family. Money raised by parade entries and the parade program goes directly toward assisting our local military and their families.

Interested in participating in the Parade? Check out the following links:

Click here to download the Parade registration form and Parade staging rules and regulations

Rodeo Dates: July 10-13, 2019
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center
Times: 7:00 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday nights, 12:30 p.m. Saturday matinee
Tickets on sale: Tickets will be on sale, online starting March 4, 2019. Click the Tickets Page for more details. Parking is FREE!

More fun at the rodeo

Mutton Bustin’

Is your child 4-9 years of age and 50 pounds or less? Then bring ’em on down each performance of the Rodeo to try their luck at mutton bustin’!

Dates: July 10-13, 2019
Prelims: Starts at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday–Saturday nights and 10 a.m. for the Saturday matinee
Finals: Takes place at each performance
Cost: $10 for Prelim rides, $10 to ride again in the Finals if selected. Bring the completed form and fees with you the day your child competes!
Contact: Mutton Bustin’ Inquiries
Questions? Click here for Mutton Bustin’ FAQs
Click here to download the 2019 registration and release form

Hank’s Marketplace

Join us for the First Annual Hank’s Marketplace, a Western Shopping Extravaganza at the Norris Penrose Indoor Event Center! Stop by before the Rodeo to enjoy our brand new shopping experience, featuring unique clothing, jewelry, art and much more! You’ll be sure to find something for everyone in the family.

Dates: July 10-13, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (7/10-7/12), 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (7/13)
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center, Indoor Event Center
For more info: Visit the Hank’s Marketplace Web site

Interested in selling at Hank’s Marketplace? Don’t miss this great opportunity to get your wares in front of sellout crowds during the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

More Events

Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast

Join us bright and early for the annual Colorado Springs Western Street Breakfast and the official send-off for the Pikes Peak Range Riders’ annual ride! Enjoy breakfast prepared and served by active duty military volunteers (kids under 5 eat for FREE!), the Lil’ Cowboys and Cowgirls Round-Up, petting zoo, live music and more!

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Location: Downtown Colorado Springs
Cost: $5 per plate (includes pancakes, eggs, milk, coffee and juice), children 5 and under eat free
For more information: Visit the Web site
Or click here to download the Save the Date

Lil’ Cowboys & Cowgirls Round Up

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls ages 3-10! Put on your western gear and accessories and come down to the Street Breakfast to see who wins the prize, and an opportunity to ride on the Western Heritage Spirit Float in the PPoBR Parade! Participants must register to join in the fun!

Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019 (at the Street Breakfast)
Time: Check in time is from 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Age Groups: Girls Ages 3-6, Boys Ages 3-6, Girls Ages 7-10 and Boys Ages 7-10
Click here to download the Registration Form

Hank’s Marketplace

NEW FOR 2019—Join us for a Western Shopping Extravaganza at the Norris Penrose Indoor Event Center! Browse a wide variety of vendor booths for the freshest and finest in Western apparel, food and drink, collectibles and much more.

Dates: July 10-13, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. (7/10-7/12), 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. (7/13)
Location: Norris-Penrose Event Center, Indoor Event Center
For more info or to apply for a booth:
Visit the Hank’s Marketplace site

2019 Western Spirit Coloring Contest

Calling all budding artists—grab your crayons, paints or pencils and give it your best shot! Winners in each age group receive a prize pack including Rodeo tickets and more!

Age Groups: 5 years and younger; 6-8 years; 9-11 years
Entry deadline: April 19, 2019

Click here to download the entry form and coloring page

Live Music at the Coors Roadhouse Saloon

The fun continues after the Rodeo at the Coors Roadhouse Saloon! Enjoy some ice-cold Coors and tap your toes to these bands:

The Country Music Project
Performing Wednesday, July 10

Performing Thursday, July 11

Exit West
Performing Friday, July 12

Jeffrey Alan Band
Performing Saturday, July 13