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13th Annual Bayou Black Open Rodeo this weekend

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Mayor Jamie Mayo has proclaimed Friday, August 16 through Saturday, August 17, as Bayou Black Open Rodeo Weekend, and is encouraging city workers and rodeo fans to wear their best western wear to work, around town, and to the main event on those days.

The Bayou Black Open Rodeo will feature several events over the weekend.

The Annual Rodeo Parade will take place Saturday, August 17 at 10 a.m. The parade will begin at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, Travel north up Wilson Street, Continue north on South 2nd Street, Turn Right on Orange Street, Turn Left on South 8th Street, and end at the Monroe Civic Center parking lot.

Following the parade, rodeo fans, Horse clubs, and cowboys and cowgirls participating in the rodeo traditionally set up their RV's, Tents, Grills, and Fish Fryers for some lunchtime pre-rodeo tailgating, at 11 a.m.

The Rodeo Main Event begins at 7 pm. The doors to the Monroe Civic Center Arena will open at 6 p.m.

Last call ticket special will be Buy 1 Adult Ticket, Get 1 Child Ticket FREE Friday, August 16, at the Civic Center Box Office only.

Day of show prices will be $17 (Adults) and $12 (Children) on August 17.

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