We can't do it without you!
Our mission is simple: Bring rodeo and the spirit of western heritage back to Gilroy while enriching our community both culturally and financially. Gilroy Rodeo is proud to be a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) entity, with no paid employees. Our supporters may work year-round devoting their time, goods, services and money to the event. As we continue to grow each year, we know we can't put on this event without the help of our community.
A bigger event means we may need more help, but we are also able to lend a helping hand in return. We strive to return all profits from the rodeo to youth organizations in our area, with special attention to those organizations involving agriculture. We have also founded our "Gilroy Kicking Cancer" initiative, which allowed us to donate $2,381.85 to fight against pediatric cancer in 2019.
In only our third year, we are so grateful for the progress we have made. However, we are excited to continue making an impact on our community in hopes that one day Gilroy is not only known for its Garlic...but also for its annual rodeo!
Coronavirus and the Gilroy Rodeo
We know it's a little chaotic all over the world right now but we appreciate your continued support of the Gilroy Rodeo. As excited as we are to gather again this August, we're also aware of the evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-2019). It is our goal to keep the health and safety of our competitiors, attendees, volunteers, and community at the top of our mind. However, at this time we have no plans to cancel Gilroy Rodeo 2020 but we will continue to monitor the situation and let you know of any updates.
We are saddened by the news of other cancelled rodeos around California and the United States. We know how much hard work goes in to planning such an event, but we also know that cowboys and cowgirls are known for their grit and ability to perservere even in the toughest situations. We are all in this together and we will get through it. Be sure to follow us on social media and check our website for any updated information. We look forward to seeing you in August!