Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo begins

Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo begins

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The 80th Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo returns to Lake Charles this week.

Starting today, the SWD Rodeo’s livestock show begins and the annual trail ride makes it last leg of the trip from Iowa to Lake Charles.

On Thursday, residents are encouraged to put on their best western wear for ‘Dress Western at Work’ day. The SWD Rodeo parade also takes place at 5 p.m.

The parade begins at the corner of LaGrange and Patrick Street, travels south on Ryan Street and ends at McNeese Stadium.

The first SWD Rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tickets are as follows:

  • Adult: $15, $20, $25.
  • Child: $10, $15, $20.

For more information, scheduling, and ticket prices please click HERE.

Friday, Feb 1, 2019

  • 8 a.m. Livestock Show begins (See Livestock Show page for details.)
  • 9 a.m. Trail riders leave McNeese stadium en route to Burton Coliseum
  • 7:30 p.m. 80th Annual SWD Rodeo Friday Night Performance begins
  • Saturday, Feb 2, 2019
  • 7 a.m. Livestock Show begins (See Livestock Show page for details.)
  • 9 a.m. SWD Stick Horse Rodeo begins (Kids ages 0-7 competing on stick horses)
  • 2 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

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 SHOW

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