Bulls, Broncs and More
Dust off those cowboy boots and git on over to the Gilroy Rodeo, now held annually in August. Come to watch a variety of rodeo events, including tie down roping, barrel racing, breakaway roping, bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping, rodeo clowns, flag teams, specialty acts and more! You’ll also enjoy a wide variety of merchandise, food, and drink vendors as well as live music and dancing all three days.
A Nod to Gilroy’s History
The Gilroy Rodeo returned in 2018, and it’s a tip of the (cowboy) hat to the Gilroy Gymkhana that took place in Gilroy from 1930-1956. Nearly the whole town of Gilroy would turn out to watch the rodeo events every summer. The motto of today’s rodeo is “Where the past meets the present.”
Powered by Volunteers
True to its roots, the Gilroy Rodeo is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring rodeo and the spirit of western heritage back to Gilroy while enriching the local community both culturally and financially. The event is put on by a large group of volunteers.
They strive to return all profits from the rodeo to youth organizations in the Gilroy community, with special attention to those organizations involving agriculture. They have also founded the “Gilroy Kick’n Cancer” initiative, donating thousands of dollars to local organizations fighting pediatric cancer in the area.