Grab those cowboy boots! For the first time in five years, the rodeo returns to Flagstaff. The Flagstaff Pro Rodeo 2014 takes place June 27 (7-9 p.m.), June 28 (5-7 p.m.) and June 29 (1-3 p.m.) at the Coconino County Fairgrounds at Fort Tuthill County Park (2446 Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff). Gates open two hours prior to the start of the rodeo. Sanctioned by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, the rodeo includes seven events: bull riding, saddle bronc, bareback riding, tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling and barrel racing. The kickoff party happens Thursday night at The Museum Club in Flagstaff; the restaurant and bar will also host the Friday and Saturday night afterparties. An all-ages dance will take place Saturday night at the Coconino County Fairgrounds. – Erika Ayn Finch. Photo courtesy of Do Or Die Pro Rodeo.
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