​​​2019 - 80th SWD Rodeo Week Schedule


Saturday, Jan 26, 2019
9:00 a.m.  Week Long Rodeo Heritage Ride Begins
9:00 a.m.  Trail riders leave Gueydan LA in route to Lake Arthur, LA

Sunday, Jan 27, 2019
9:00 a.m.  Trail riders leave Lake Arthur LA in route to Jennings, LA

Monday, Jan 28, 2019

9:00 a.m.   Trail riders leave Jennings, LA in route to Welsh, LA

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019

7:30 a.m.   Free Pancake Breakfast at Southern Spice Restaurant (3901 Ryan St, Lake Charles) 
                  --First 50 people receive free pancake breakfast & a free rodeo ticket voucher!

9:00 a.m.   Trail riders leave Welsh, LA in route to Iowa, LA


Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019

8:00 a.m.   Livestock Show begins (See details on Livestock Show page.)
9:00 a.m.   Trail riders leave Iowa,LA in route to Lake Charles, LA
5:30 p.m.   Media & VIP Press Party at Walk On's Restaurant -
*Invitation only event

Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
 ALL DAY    City-wide "Dress Western at Work" day!

ALL DAY    Calcasieu Parish schools "Western Dress-up" day at school!

8:00 a.m.    Livestock Show begins (See details on Livestock Show page.) ​          

9:00 a.m.    Trail riders leave for ride in South Lake Charles, LA

12:00 p.m.  Trail riders break for lunch provided by Gatti’s Pizza

3:00 p.m.    Autograph session at Patton's Western Wear (3-4pm at 3620 Ryan St) with:

                   Legendary Hall of Fame Bullfighter & Rodeo Clown-Lecile Harris,

                   Miss Rodeo America 2019-Taylor McNair and Miss Rodeo Louisiana 2019-

​                   Cheyenne Benoit


3:00 p.m.    Line up for Rodeo Parade at West Lagrange and Patrick St
5:00 p.m.    Heritage Rodeo Parade begins 

                   -- ROUTE:  Parade begins at corner of Lagrange & Patrick St., then travels       

                   south on Ryan St. to McNeese Stadium
7:30 p.m.    80th Annual SWD Rodeo Thursday Night Performance begins


Friday, Feb 1, 2019

8:00 a.m.   Livestock Show begins (See Livestock Show page for details.)

9:00 a.m.   Trail riders leave McNeese stadium in route to Burton Coliseum

1:00 p.m.   Trail riders break for lunch provided by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

3:00 p.m.   Autograph session at Boot Barn (3-4pm at 2990 E. Prien) with:

                  - Professional bullfighters Darran Robertson & Cody Emerson

                  - Soon to be named, Miss Rodeo Louisiana 2019

                  - Taylor McNair, Miss Rodeo America 2019


6:00 p.m.   Trail riders line up for grand entry of Rodeo

7:30 p.m.   80th Annual SWD Rodeo Friday Night Performance begins

Saturday, Feb 2, 2019

7:00 a.m.   Livestock Show begins (See Livestock Show page for details.)

8:15 a.m.   SWD Stick Horse Rodeo LATE registration begins (Ends at 8:45am)

8:30 a.m.   SWD Stick Horse Rodeo PRE-Registered Contestant Check in begins

9:00 a.m.   SWD Stick Horse Rodeo begins (Kids ages 0-7 competing on stick horses)
2:00 p.m.   80th Annual SWD Rodeo Saturday Matinee Performance begins

6:15 p.m.   BONUS FREE CONCERT featuring country artist, Dustin Sonnier

                  FREE admission with your Saturday Night Rodeo Ticket

7:30 p.m.   80th Annual SWD Rodeo Saturday Night Performance begins​ - COME EARLY FOR THE

                           FREE CONCERT WITH DUSTIN SONNIER ---STARTING AT 6:15