The celebrity guest rider this year will be former Denver mayor and two-time Bill Clinton cabinet member Federico Pena. "Not sure if the governor or mayor will ride, but we've invited them to join us on a stagecoach or surrey this year," adds marketing director Bonnie Blitz.
Pre-parade festivities will also include the National Western Barbeque at 11:30 a.m. in the atrium of the Wells Fargo Building, where $9 will get you lunch with Western music and a VIP Western fashion show.
The parade takes off from Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street; for more information and a list of 2011 events, check out the NWSS website at www.nationalwestern.com.
Thu., Jan. 5, noon, 2012