Saddle Up Thursday

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls: dust off your boots and mosey on down to Carbondale on Rodeo Thursdays this summer. The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo isn’t just about the bucking broncos and steer wrestling – it’s a full-blown celebration of the Wild West that spills throughout the entire town. From June 6 to August 22, Thursdays in Carbondale come alive!

Thursday, June 20th Specials:


Bodegon by Domingo Sausage Co. – $5 Draft Modelo, $8 House Margaritas. Open Thursdays from 5pm-10pm.

Carbondale Beer Works Happy hour specials from 4pm-6pm, full menu available from 11am-10pm, and bar menu available from 10pm-11pm.

El Dorado $8 DVT shot & a beer, and $11 rotating local cocktail. Open Thursdays from 4pm-11pm.

The Homestead Bar and Grill – Half price “shareables” (appetizers) to everyone wearing cowboy gear. Open Thursdays from 11am-9pm.

Izakaya – Happy Hour from 5pm-6pm.

Marble DistillingBeer & Whiskey Shot Weekly Specials; $8 Rodeo Wrangler Rotating Cocktails; Late Night Rodeo BOGO 1/2 off. Open Thursdays from noon-11pm.

Mountain Heart Brewing – On Rodeo Thursdays, Saddle Up and ride your bike to our taproom and receive $6 pints! Open 3-9 pm.

The Painted Pig – Happy Hour food & drink specials from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Open 5pm-9pm.

Pollinator Chocolate Enjoy charcuterie, chocolate fondue, chocolate centric drinks, cocktails, cold local beer and delicious N/A alternatives. Open late on Thursdays until 10pm.


Keep the Wild West spirit alive by moseying on over to one of Carbondale’s lively nightspots after the rodeo. Enjoy live music, catch up with friends, and create lasting memories of your Carbondale adventure.

The Black Nugget – Carbondale’s famed late-night live music bar and venue. Open 12pm – 2am daily. Check our Facebook page for nightly live music and entertainment.

El Dorado Country music every Thursday. Open 4pm – 11pm.

The Homestead Bar and Grill – Live music every other Thursday starting June 6. Open Thursdays from 11am-9pm.

Tiny PineLive jazz from The Jazzmonauts, 6pm-8pm in the Tiny Pine backyard.


The Spa at True Nature Healing ArtsRelax into mountain life and glow all over at your next rodeo! The Spa at True Nature Healing Arts provides a unique and special experience, with exceptional staff to guide your journey. Tailored massages, facials, scrubs and wraps – personalized for any body (18+). Teens and adults will delight in a facial featuring ISUN skincare – a superlative line of pure products evolving directly from nature. Enjoy 15% off services per rodeo attendee taken in one visit. Available through the end November 2024. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount offer. Open from 10am – 6pm, every day except Monday, and select holidays.

Learn more about the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo including rodeo times, ticket prices, parking and shuttle information. New for 2024: the rodeo shuttle will now stop at the Town of Carbondale parking lot, located at Fourth and Colorado St.

Enjoy a scenic hike, bike or drive before the rodeo begins. Let the little wranglers loose at one of Carbondale’s many parks. They’ll have a blast burning off steam while you reminisce about the rodeo action.

Check out our gold medal rivers including the Crystal and the Roaring Fork Rivers. Why not enjoy a guided fishing trip, local outfitters ProudLine Guided Fly Fishing offers personalized guided fly fishing.


Explore Carbondale’s Charm: Before the rodeo excitement kicks off, take a stroll down Main Street and discover the hidden gems of Carbondale. Our quaint town is steeped in art. You can peruse the art around town, visit local galleries, unearth treasures in the charming boutique shops, or simply soak up the town’s unique atmosphere.


Roaring Fork Valley Co-op Stop by the Co-op to get yourself ready for the Rodeo with shirts, jeans, boots, caps and hats! Open Thursdays from 6am-5pm.

Rootz Hair Co – look sharp for Rodeo night: offering cow girls and cowboys color services, Brazilian Blowout, keratin Treatments, hair and scalp treatments.

The Crow and Key – A creative collection of homegoods and gifts.


Dine Under the Colorado Sun: Savor a delicious meal on a sun-drenched outdoor patio. Carbondale boasts a fantastic selection of restaurants, so you’re sure to find something to tantalize your taste buds.

Saddle Up to the Bar: Whether you’re hankering for a classic post-rodeo beer or a unique handcrafted cocktail, Carbondale’s bars have you covered. Raise a glass and toast to a thrilling rodeo performance!

Wrangle up your crew and giddy-up to Carbondale this summer! Thursdays are anything but ordinary in this charming Colorado town.

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