Kickoff the weekend with a Thursday night parade downtown

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The Chelan Rustlers Saddle Club is teaming up with Aces Wild Pro Rodeo to present Friday and Saturday night shows at the rodeo grounds in Union Valley. The fun starts Thursday night with a rodeo parade that will make its way through downtown Chelan starting at 7 pm.

The parade will begin in front of the Forest Service and make its way across the old bridge and through downtown along Woodin Avenue. In addition to rodeo participants and horses, you can expect to see units from Chelan Fire and Rescue including Sparky. Event organizer Cheyanne Stocker also invites the public to be a part of the parade.

This will mark the first time in about 20 years that the Lake Chelan rodeo has been a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event featuring top quality competitors and stock. Fans will be able to enjoy bull and bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping steer wrestling and more.

Kids will be invited to take part in the always popular chicken scramble and adults can participate in a couples wine relay.

Advance tickets for the event are priced at $20 for Adults and $13 for kids.The Friday and Saturday night shows will start 7:30 each night and will also feature food items, a beer garden and a wine tasting area. For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit