SAN ANTONIO – More than 50 longhorn cattle filled the streets of downtown San Antonio Saturday morning to kick off this year’s San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Thousands of people also lined the streets for the 13th-annual Western Heritage Parade and Cattle Drive.
The parade began at 11 a.m. at I-35 and Houston Street and followed a route through downtown that ended at La Villita.
The Western Heritage Parade & Cattle Drive started in 2008 with 35 head of cattle, 60 participants and a crowd of approximately 5,000 spectators.
Of course, the best spot in town to watch the parade was at the KSAT Korral with an old school chuck wagon breakfast!
The parade has grown to over 100 head of longhorn cattle, 50+ sheep, 500+ horses, over 1,000 participants and approximately 40,000 spectators, according to a Rodeo spokesperson.
KSAT 12′s news reporter Alicia Barrera also went horseback riding during today’s festivities.
Want a VIP experience? We’re hosting KSAT Korral - an event that lets you enjoy the festivities up close while mingling with some of KSAT’s reporters. There will also be a chuckwagon breakfast provided with fun games for kids and adults.
Can’t decide what to wear? Boots and hats are optional and the KSAT Weather Authority has you covered with the daily forecast.
If you can’t make it to the parade and cattle drive in person, you can watch it live on KSAT-TV and on the KSAT app on your streaming devices starting at 11 a.m. You will also be able to view multiple livestreams from the parade route on KSAT.com.