Go to a rodeo cowboy on the back of a bronco

Go to a Rodeo

Put on those boots and put on that cowboy or cowgirl hat, grab a group of friends or just the two of you and go to a rodeo.

Rodeos are very entertaining; you get to see barrel raises, bull riding, calf roping, etc. Everyone is dressed up like a cowboy or cowgirl—it’s a lot of fun. Rodeos usually aren’t expensive to attend, either and usually cost a little more than a full-priced movie. If your date is a big country fan, surprise them and go to a rodeo.

Go to a rodeo pin for Pinterest
(Pin it!)

What you need for this Rodeo creative group date idea: 

It is pretty easy to find out where the nearest rodeo is going to be by looking online. If you happen to live in another country and are reading this, maybe find an activity that would be similar. 

Maybe you happen to live near one of these top rodeos in the United States. Two on that list are here in Arizona where I live, however, I haven’t been to those yet.

Cowboy on a bucking bronco at an outdoor rodeo.

My experience with this date idea:

I had the opportunity to go to my first rodeo one summer while in college. There were a couple of girls that lived in our apartment complex, and they just “happened” to have extra tickets, so they invited us to go with them.

I had my reservations about this whole rodeo idea, but since it was going to be free and I had nothing better to do, I decided to go.

We arrived near the rodeo and had to park about a quarter of a mile away because the parking lot was super packed. My spirits lifted when I saw all sorts of cute girls walking around. I couldn’t believe it was my first time coming to one of these.

We found our seats and the rodeo began. I had a blast. I didn’t think it would be that fun, but it was extremely entertaining. I think the coolest thing was when they were bull riding, and also at the end of the rodeo, they had motocross guys jumping in the air doing tricks.

Blonde cowgirl riding a white horse running around a barrel at a rodeo

Then it started raining. That wasn’t really fun. I’m kind of like a cat: I hate the rain. But all in all, the rain didn’t spoil the overall fun, and I ultimately got a night out with cute girls, outside and loving it. Not a bad way to spend the evening.

I have gone to a few rodeos here in Arizona. They always a blast and each one has its unique qualities about them.

So if you want to do something different for a group date idea or just the two of you, go to a rodeo! It will be a “barrel” of fun.

Watch this video I made on this go to a rodeo date idea

Do you have experience with this creative date idea? Let me know in the comments how it went and if your date, spouse, significant other liked it. You can buy a copy of the book 101 Creative Dates: ideas, tips, and personal experiences from the life of a hopeless romantic here or visit the shop.

Here are other date and gift ideas you might like:

Visit the Library

Go to a Comedy Club

Spin the Bottle