Nampa’s Snake River Rodeo turns 100 this year with tons of rodeo excitement

The Snake River Stampede — one of the top-ranked rodeos in the U.S. — turns 100 this year. The event takes over the Ford Idaho Center next week, bringing some of the biggest names in rodeo to Nampa.

•  The Community Festival will be in downtown Nampa this year from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 10 and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 11. You’ll find food booths, kids activities, a farmers market, a beer garden and a free Friday night dance with Soul Patch.

•  The rodeo parade will head through downtown Nampa at 10 a.m. July 11.

•  The 100th Snake River Stampede Rodeo will go into full swing July 14-18 with a record 727 entries competing for a record $426,250 in prize money.


will play the post-rodeo concert in the arena on July 17, and you can celebrate the rodeo’s birthday at a special dinner at 5:30 p.m. on July 17 and 18. The $100-a-plate dinner is limited to 100 people each night. Get tickets at



Stampede: 7:30 p.m. July 14-18; noon July 18, Ford Idaho Center, 16200 Idaho Center Blvd., Nampa. $14-$38 general, $12-$36 seniors, $10-$34 juniors. Matinee: $11-$22 general, $9-$20 seniors, free-$18 juniors. ICTickets.