Date: March 18, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, AZ
Kicking off rodeo week festivities will be the traditional Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade in the Town of Cave Creek. Horseback riders, draft hitches, floats, unique automobiles, rodeo royalty, clubs, organizations, bands, trick riders, clowns and more have added a distinctively fun time and western flavor to Cave Creek as the colorful entourage makes its way along Cave Creek Road.
We have several announcing locations along the parade route: 1st location is at Local Johnny's, 2nd location is at Big Earl's, 3rd location is at Kiwanis Market Place, 4th location is at Rebel Ranch, 5th location is at the Buffalo Chip and the 6th location is at Harold's Corral.
Come enjoy the day in Cave Creek, Arizona and help us kick off rodeo week by enjoying the Cave Creek Rodeo Days Parade!
Our 2023 Grand Marshall for Cave Creek Rodeo Parade is Mr. Billy Buckles
Cave Creek is full of unique and quirky characters. These characters are woven into the texture in our town. This year Cave Creek Rodeo is proud to announce a long-time resident cowboy named Billy Buckles as our Grand Marshall for the Cave Creek Rodeo Parade.
Billy was born in 1949 in Cheyenne Wyoming to a ranching and rodeo family. His mother’s father was Bud Bradly, a steer roper. Bud is the oldest professional rodeo athlete and lifetime member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA).
Billy’s paternal grandfather was Dutch Buckle. Dutch was a rancher, and chairman for 20 years of the prestigious Cheyenne Frontier Days. Dutch implemented giving out belt buckles as awards for rodeo and was inducted to the Cowboy Hall of Fame the same time as Johnny Cash, Chris Ledoux and Clark McIntire, country singer Reba McIntire’s father.
Billy’s first memories are of riding, ranching and rodeo, and he never looked back. “Its just who I am, it’s part of my DNA, it’s my heritage” states Billy smiling.
Billy has participated in all aspects of rodeo, whether it be as a parade marshal to taking care of the animals at the rodeo grounds, he has done it all. “If we don’t participate, we will not have rodeo, and that why I do it.” states Billy.
Rodeo brings communities together. Cave Creek Rodeo, like Billy Buckles has persevered though all types of trials and tribulations - TRUE GRIT!
The Cave Creek Rodeo Days parade is designed as a celebration of Cave Creek Arizona’s Western Heritage through community support. The parade promotes a family orientated entertainment focused on our American Western Heritage and is presented for entertainment purposes only. The parade theme is American Western Heritage and entries must pertain to our theme only. All instructions by CCR parade officials must be obeyed and failure to do so may result in removal from the parade and jeopardize future participation. Safety is our first and foremost priority for both the parade participants and spectators. All entries are subject to acceptance by the parade committee and the board of directors to determine whether an entry is appropriate for this parade. The parade committee reserves the right to reject any entry if not in an established category for uniformity.
- Commercial: $200 per entry
- Non-Commercial: $50 per entry
- Non-Profit Organizations - Comp'd
- PRCA Royalty – Comp’d
- Sponsorship Entry
Parade Entries will not be accepted after March 13, 2023!
For more information please contact our Parade Chairperson at email: email@example.com.
Awards will be presented for the winning entry in the following categories: Horse Drawn, Mounted Riders, Motorized, Walking Group, Musical, Youth, Commercial, Royalty/Best Costume and Patriotic.