Home of Champions Rodeo, Red Lodge


The term “Back in the Saddle” packs quite a lot of meaning this year. (In fact, Red Lodge themed their whole parade around it!) We see it everywhere-- people out and about, enjoying one another’s company. Hugs and smiles are abundant. It feels terrific. In Montana, rodeo is one of those endearing community events that draw people from around the region to cheer on the competitors, revel with friends and family, and celebrate the spirit of the western community. It’s a grand occasion and wholeheartedly feels like summer. It’s also a significant economic driver for the towns that host them. We suggest planning time to explore the communities, enjoy a meal, and get to know the locals.

Yellowstone Country’s Rodeo events are all up and running again, and the excitement is palpable. Giddy up!

West Yellowstone

Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo

7:00 p.m., June 18- August 21, 2021, multiple days per week, check the schedule for exact days.

West Yellowstone Rodeo Grounds, 175 Old Royd Road, 6 ½ miles west of West Yellowstone on Highway 20.

Enjoy a Creekside Trail Ride or 30-minute Wagon Ride before the rodeo. There’s even a ride to the rodeo!

 

Gardiner

Gardiner Rodeo

June 18-19, 2021

Jim Duffy Arena

Yellowstone National Park, followed by the Gardiner rodeo and parade on Saturday, a perfect way to kick off summer!

 

Wilsall

Wilsall Rodeo

June 19-20, 2021

Cooper Street

The rodeo is excellent, but the scenery and the drive out there are spectacular! It’s well worth the experience.

 

Big Timber

Big Timber Rodeo and Sweet Grass Fest

June 25-26, 2021

Centered around the rodeo, Sweet Grass Fest also brings a fun run, vendor fair, car, and tractor show and parade.

 

Red Lodge

PRCA Xtreme Bulls and Home of Champions Rodeo

July 1-4, 2021

The Fourth of July will be even more exciting this year, with the addition of extreme bull riding followed by parades each day and fireworks on the fourth!

 

Livingston

Livingston Roundup Rodeo

July 2-4, 2021

Livingston hosts three nights of rodeo action followed by fireworks each night at dark. This town knows how to celebrate!

 

Big Sky

Big Sky PBR, Big Sky’s Biggest Week

July 14-24, 2021

Big Sky Town Center

While the Pro Division Professional Bull Riding event is already sold out, you can still participate in the rest of the festivities! The week is full of entertainment: art auction, street dance, golf tournament, event vendors, Music in the Mountains, Farmer’s Market, and live music each night following the bull riding!

 

Three Forks

Three Forks Rodeo

July 16-17, 2021

Three Forks Rodeo Arena and Event Center

The rodeo is slated for July; watch the schedule for upcoming details!

 

Bozeman

Bozeman Roundup Rodeo

July 24, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Gallatin County Fairgrounds

Not your usual competition, the roundup rodeo mirrors actual ranch work such as wild cow milking, team sorting, ranch bronc riding, team doctoring, trailer loading, the Hide Race, and team branding.

 

Bozeman

Bozeman Stampede

August 5-7, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Gallatin County Fairgrounds

A sanctioned PRCA rodeo, the event also serves as a fundraiser for local ag groups such as Montana State Bobcat Rodeo, Bridger Mountain High School Rodeo, and Gallatin 4-H.