St. George Lions Dixie Roundup Rodeo Parade; video and photo gallery

ST. GEORGE — Crowds of people lined Tabernacle Street Saturday morning to watch the parade for the 83rd annual St. George Lions Club Dixie Roundup Rodeo.

Youngsters waving pompoms ride a float during the St. George Lions Dixie Roundup Rodeo Parade in St. George, Utah Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 | Photo by Jeff Richards, St. George News

Parade announcer Shelli Breinholt of the St. George Lady Lions Auxiliary said this year’s event had a total of 88 entries, including floats, classic cars, marching bands from local schools, dance teams, local elected officials and candidates, commercial sponsors and various rodeo royalty members on horseback.

Throughout the parade, children ran out and picked up candy thrown their way, collecting it in plastic grocery sacks.

“It’s almost like Halloween,” commented one mother.

Saturday night is the rodeo’s third and final night, with a standing-room-only crowd expected. Gates open at 6 p.m., with the opening ceremonies scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Historic Dixie Sunbowl.

Event details

  • What: St. George Lions 83rd annual Dixie Roundup Rodeo.
  • When: Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 14-16. Gates open at 6 p.m., with entertainment from 6 p.m. until the opening ceremony at 7:30 p.m. The rodeo usually lasts until after 10 p.m., with the last event being bull riding.
  • Where: Historic Dixie Sunbowl, 150 South 400 East, St. George.
  • Details: General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 11 and under. Children ages 2 and under who can be held on a parent’s lap are free. Reserved seats are $15 each.
  • For more information, call the St. George Lions Club at 435-673-3301 or visit their Facebook page or website.

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