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Many cities across the United States have their signature event—Mardi Gras in New Orleans, New Year's Eve in New York City, or Comic-Con in San Diego. For the city of Houston, their claim to fame is Rodeo Houston. Rodeo Houston currently hosts the largest rodeo and livestock exhibitions in the world. Sometimes called The Houston Livestock Show, or abbreviated as HLSR, they proudly offer the most number of Rodeo shows during the professional Rodeo season. This draws numerous spectators to Houston to experience one of the most quintessential Texan experiences that can be found in the state. Although events run throughout the year, professional Rodeo season is held in the spring, typically in the month of March. During this time, the entire city comes alive with anticipation for the big event. For example, the Friday before the Rodeo begins is deemed "Go Texan Day." Houston-area locals are encouraged to wear their best Western wear to raise awareness of Rodeo season and to celebrate Texas culture and pride. You'll see everyone from children to seniors wearing jeans, flannels, and cowboy boots and hats all around Houston.
The mission of Rodeo Houston and the HLSR is to provide family-friendly entertainment which celebrates Western heritage and supports the youth of Texas. In fact, the organization offers a variety of different scholarships and encourages locals to apply. Since 2003, Rodeo Houston has been held at the NRG Stadium. Cover photo courtesy of Pixabay.