Go Texan Day

Friday, Feb. 22, 2019

Let’s RODEOHOUSTON®! The anticipation for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has been building, and now it is time to show your excitement. Participate in a city-wide celebration on Go Texan Day by putting your best cowboy boot forward and showing your Western pride.

Go Texan Day is the unofficial kickoff of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Traditionally held the Friday before the Rodeo begins, the day serves to encourage the Houston community to celebrate Western heritage and raise awareness of Rodeo season. Houston-area residents are encouraged to wear Western attire, such as jeans, cowboy boots, and cowboy hats. The Go Texan Day Contest encourages organizations to host events that promote and celebrate the Rodeo and Texas culture.

2019 Go Texan Salute Nights


2019 Go Texan Day Contest Winners

Primary / Elementary School
  • First Place – KIPP SHARP College Prep Lower School
  • Runner Up – Southside Elementary

Secondary (Middle/High) School
  • First Place – Heights High School

Retail (Customer focused event)
  • First Place – Jubilee

Small Business (< 50 employees)
  • First Place – Nine Banded Whiskey
  • Runner Up – Action Gypsum Supply

Large Business (50+ employees)
  • First Place – Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.
  • Runner Up – The Village of River Oaks

Non-Profit Organizations
  • First Place – River Pointe Church
  • Runner Up – Lamar CISD Child Nutrition

Government Agency (local, city, state or federal)
  • First Place – UTMB Galveston
  • Runner Up – University of Houston - CLASS Development Office

Bar / Restaurant
  • First Place – Crazy Frog Saloon

Activity Book

Download the Activity Book for fun and educational activities related to the Rodeo! Brush up on your agricultural knowledge before you visit.

2019 Activity Book