DENVER (CBS4) – The National Western Stock Show kickoff parade was Thursday afternoon in downtown Denver. The annual Denver tradition takes place from Jan. 11-26 this year and expects to welcome 70,000 visitors.

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 09: Cowboys push a herd of Texas Longhorn steers down a city street as the annual cattle drive through downtown takes place January 9, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The parade kicks off the yearly National Western Stock Show. (credit: Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images)

PHOTO GALLERY: National Western Stock Show Parade

Aside 30 Longhorn cattle and other animals, Colorado businessman Jake Jabs walked the parade. He served as Grand Marshall.

DENVER, CO – JANUARY 09: Cowboys push a herd of Texas Longhorn steers down a city street as the annual cattle drive through downtown takes place January 9, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. The parade kicks off the yearly National Western Stock Show. (credit: Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images)

The parade started outside Union Station and ends at 17th Street and Tremont Place.

A BBQ lunch was served at the Atrium on Broadway after the parade.

The National Western Stock Show takes place from Jan. 11-26 this year.

There is free parking offered at Coors Field for the 10-day event. Free shuttles will take people for a 10-minute ride to the National Western Stock Show Complex.

Cowboys push a herd of Texas Longhorn steers down a city street as the annual cattle drive through downtown takes place January 9, 2020 in Denver. (credit: Rick T. Wilking/Getty Images)

There are other free lots located northeast of the ticket office.

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Get more information about the National Western Stock Show Parade here.

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