Welcome to the official website of the Walk of Western Stars — where you will find the most comprehensive and accurate information on the Walk and its honorees.
Since 1981, The Walk of Western Stars has honored the legends of Western film, television and radio who have contributed to America’s heritage. Inductees are honored with bronze stars and terrazzo tiles stamped into Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
The cinematic appeal of the Old West is undeniable. Few things captivate audiences like a striking cowboy beneath a golden sunset or the simple beauty of the untouched American landscape. Since the debut of the Western genre in the early 20th century, audiences world-wide have tuned in to the classic Old West tale of good overcoming evil.
Today, the mystique of the Old West lives on in Santa Clarita, one of the most filmed areas in the Los Angeles area. For nearly a century, the film industry and screen legends like John Ford, William S. Hart and Gene Autry have flocked to the Santa Clarita Valley to capture its versatility and authentic Western heritage.
Similar in style to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Walk of Western Stars honors actors, directors and film professionals for their contributions to Western heritage in America. Previous honorees have included Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, John Wayne, Sam Elliott, Richard Farnsworth and Bruce Dern, among others.
Each April, the City of Santa Clarita inducts a new honoree, or two, into The Walk of Western Stars. The ceremony is held in conjunction with the City’s acclaimed Cowboy Festival, which celebrates the sights, sounds and style of the Old West. For more information about the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival, visit www.CowboyFestival.org.
Q: How do I attend the Walk of Western Stars induction ceremonies?
The induction ceremonies are typically held the 3rd Thursday in April leading up to the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival. The ceremonies are free to attend; no tickets are required. Viewing space is available on a first come basis. There are no seats or reservations required.
Q: Where exactly is the Walk of Westerns Stars? What is the official address?
The Walk of Western Stars is a series of stars on a public sidewalk which stretches on both sides of Main Street in Old Town Newhall. There is no dedicated address. The City of Santa Clarita administers the Walk of Western Stars. For correspondence related to the sidewalk:
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita, CA 91350 | 661-250-3787
Q: Do you offer tours of the Walk of Western Stars?
We do not offer guided tours; however, there is a self-guided tour through the Newhall Walking Tour App, available from the App Store, Amazon and Google Play. With the Newhall Walking Tour App as your guide, explore the Walk of Western Stars direct from your smartphone. Printable maps are also available here (insert link).
Q: Why is ‘ENTER NAME HERE’ getting a star?
Someone submitted a complete nomination form on behalf of ‘ENTER NAME HERE’; and among all the names submitted in that year, ‘ENTER NAME HERE’ was selected.
Q: Why does ‘ENTER NAME HERE’ not have a star?
No one has nominated ‘ENTER NAME HERE’ or ‘ENTER NAME HERE’ was nominated, but not selected.
Q: When can I visit the Walk of Western Stars?
The Walk of Western Stars is open year round, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This is a public sidewalk, free to enjoy anytime you want. No tickets, no operating hours are involved.
Q: Who maintains the Walk of Western Stars?
The Walk of Western Stars is a public sidewalk and is the property of the City of Santa Clarita. If you wish to report a problem with the condition of the Walk of Western Stars, please contact the City of Santa Clarita’s Arts and Events office at (661) 250-3787.
Q: How can I nominate someone to the Walk of Western Stars?
Please visit our nomination page for more information.
Q: What are the stars made of?
Terrazzo and Brass
The Walk of Western Stars began in 1981 to honor the legends of Western film, television and radio who have contributed to America’s heritage since 1900. The Old West comes alive again each year when western stars are immortalized in bronze and terrazzo tile on the streets of Old Town Newhall during the City of Santa Clarita’s Cowboy Festival. Below is a list of the Walk of Western Stars Honorees. Learn more about each honoree with our interactive map.
|Andre and Renaud Veluzat||2017|
|Harry Dean Stanton||2007|
|Sons of the San Joaquin||2007|
|Harry Carey, Jr.||2005|
|Riders in the Sky||2003|
|Harry Carey Sr.||1987|
|Iron Eyes Cody||1985/6|
|William S. Hart||1981|
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Walk of Western Stars Induction Ceremony was not held. The honorees selected for induction in 2020 will instead be honored in 2021. Nominations will once again be accepted in 2021 for the 2022 honoree induction.
Download the Walk of Western Stars Nomination Application and Guidelines.
Deadline for submission is Friday, September 24, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Please read carefully the guidelines and process to submit an application. The Walk of Western Stars committee selects two nominees for recognition annually.
Completed nomination applications should be mailed to:
City of Santa Clarita
Walk of Western Stars
20880 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350
or Emailed to: