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Celebrate Western Week in Folsom!

By: Joe Gagliardi
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The Greater Folsom Partnership is excited to bring this popular family-friendly patriotic celebration to our community for its 58th year.

The rodeo is a month-long economic boon for the community as the Folsom Chamber of Commerce helps drive rodeo fans into local eateries and retail stores before, during and after the rodeo through widespread social marketing.

As part of this special celebration, mark your calendar for a week of fun events to celebrate Folsom’s western heritage. Here’s a look at these activities that we hope you will enjoy!

Thursday, June 28, 6-8 p.m. – Folsom Zoo Sanctuary Barnyard Experience Opening. Celebrate the opening of the new 3,400-square-foot barn hosting the zoo’s barnyard experience. For more information, go to folsomzoofriends.org.

Friday, June 29, 5-9 p.m. – Folsom Family Roundup. Join the stars of the rodeo as we kick-off the Folsom Pro Rodeo at this free family friendly event held at the Folsom City Park. Enjoy live music as you dance the night away. If you and your posse get hungry, there will be plenty of grub available. Free train rides (one per child) and free frozen treats from 6-8 p.m. For more information, go to FolsomProRodeo.com.

Saturday, June 30, 9:30 a.m. – Folsom’s Hometown Parade. Enjoy this free community parade followed by live music and lots of family friendly fun in the Historic District. For more information, go to historicfolsom.org.

Saturday, June 30, 6 p.m. & Sunday, July 1, 6 p.m. – Folsom Pro Rodeo. Fireworks, rodeo action, family fun, cowboys, high-flying motocross, bulls, Folsom Diesel Work’s Saloon Under the Stars and much more! This year, fans will witness the “Ring of Fire” a crowd-pleasing competition that pits bulls against cowboys at an eye-level basis and surrounded by a real ring of fire. For more information or to purchase tickets, go to FolsomProRodeo.com.

Monday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. – Junior Rodeo. Future rodeo stars compete in various events in the arena. Free admission. (No fireworks or other entertainment)

Tuesday, July 3, 6 p.m. – Folsom Pro Rodeo. Celebrate the holiday at the final night of the Folsom Pro Rodeo on July 3. Kick off your holiday by enjoying spectacular fireworks and an evening of fast-paced family fun. For more information, go to Folsomprorodeo.com.

Wednesday, July 4, 7:45 a.m. – Folsom Firecracker Run. The 10th annual Folsom Firecracker Run celebrates Folsom and raises money to help others in our community and around the world.

While attending the rodeo, we hope you enjoy the region’s best fireworks display lighting up the sky Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday sponsored by Dignity Health (no fireworks on Monday night). Set to music, this patriotic display of brilliant color is an outstanding tribute to our country and a great celebration of our independence!

This event is possible due to the support of presenting sponsors Coors, Folsom Chevrolet and Jack Daniels as well as many other local businesses. Please support Folsom business and remember to tell them you saw them at the rodeo!