Go Texan Day

Let’s RODEOHOUSTON®! The anticipation for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has been building, and now it is time to show your excitement. Participate in a city-wide celebration on Go Texan Day by putting your best cowboy boot forward and showing your Western pride.

Go Texan Day is the unofficial kickoff of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Traditionally held the Friday before the Rodeo begins, the day serves to encourage the Houston community to celebrate Western heritage and raise awareness of Rodeo season. Houston-area residents are encouraged to wear Western attire, such as jeans, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats. The Go Texan Day Contest encourages organizations to host events that promote and celebrate the Rodeo and Texas culture.

Go Texan Day

When: Friday, Feb. 22, 2019
Where: city-wide


2018 Winners

  • Restaurant/Bar: Rockfish – Royal Oaks
  • Government: HISD Nutrition Services
  • Large Business: Houston Northwest Medical Center
  • Non Profit: Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Primary/Elementary: Campbell Elementary
  • Retail (Customer Focus): Phoenicia Specialty Foods
  • Secondary/Middle School: Stuart Career Tech HS
  • Small Business: Neway Valve International, Inc.


Activity Book

Download the Activity Book for fun and educational activities related to the Rodeo! Brush up on your agricultural knowledge before you visit.

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