The 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo kicks off on Monday, February 25th. To celebrate its arrival, Houston residents are encouraged to don their finest western wear on the preceding Friday (February 22). Many H.I.S.D. schools and surrounding school districts allow students to take a break from the uniform and wear their favorite plaid shirts, bandanas and cowboy boots. The little ones get a real kick out of it.
This year's rodeo season will bring with it Mary J. Blige, Bruno Mars, Blake Shelton and a host of award-winning country music artists. Find out more about the ins and outs of the Houston Rodeo, the entertainment lineup, and fun facts about the rodeo carnival.