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Tucson Rodeo Parade to continue despite rain in the forecast

Posted at 4:30 AM, Feb 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 13:00:48-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - The annual Tucson Rodeo Parade is set to continue despite rain in today's forecast.

The annual La Fiesta De Los Vaqueros is in its 94th year and set to start today at 9 a.m., rain or shine.

The Tucson Rodeo Parade has seen a few prior rainy days, however.

Since 1993, there have been three days when parade attendees have stood in the rain.

In 2000, 2003 and 2006 precipitation was high enough to have rain come down in Tucson,

The coldest parade day since 1993 was oin 2013, when the low for the day was just 33 degrees. The day before the parade in 2013 two inches of snow had fallen in Tucson as well.

The parade will start on Ajo HIghway just half a mile west of Park Avenue going east to Park Avenue. The route will then head south on Park Avenue to Irvington Road, west on Irvington to Sixth Avenue and north on Sixth to the north end of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.

The annual parade will showcase more than 200 non-motorized floats along the one and one-half mile route.