Go Texan Day

Friday, Feb. 24, 2023

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, and we encourage the Houston community to celebrate Western heritage and raise awareness of Rodeo season. Wear your Western attire, such as jeans, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats in celebration! Make it a full day, and head downtown to enjoy Rodeo Roundup, see the Trail Rides as they make their way into Memorial Park, then, head over to the World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. It’s a full day of activity on Go Texan Day!

Go Texan Day Contest

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Go Texan Day Contest gives your organization the opportunity to win great prizes and gain recognition while celebrating Go Texan Day and Western Heritage during the Rodeo season. The contest is simple to enter and only requires a video upload displaying how your organization’s event celebrated Go Texan Day.


  • Winner: Heights High School
  • Runner Up: North Shore Elementary
Government / Non-Profit
  • Winner: AVANCE Houston
  • Runner Up: Down Syndrome Association of Houston
Small Business
  • Winner: Jubilee
  • Runner Up: The V Agency – Allstate Insurance
Large Business
  • Winner: Deloitte Consulting
  • Runner Up: Gulf Winds International, Inc.

#GoTexanDay Fan Photos

Activity Book

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

2022 Activity Book