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Rodeo's Kiddie Kapers Parade

City of Salinas 320 Lincoln Ave. , Salinas, CA 93901
July 17, 2022
  • Location: City of Salinas, 320 Lincoln Ave. , Salinas, CA
  • Phone: (831) 775-3100
  • Time: 3:00 PM
  • Description:

    The week of the California Rodeo Salinas is known as Big Week because it’s full of activities that promote and preserve western heritage. Many of the events cater to children, are fun for all ages and have been happening for decades.

    The annual Kiddie Kapers Parade presented by Sakata Seed America is a hometown staple in Salinas and helps kick off Big Week festivities. This 91-year-old parade will be held Sunday, July 17th at 3pm at Salinas City Center (formerly Old Town Salinas).

    The theme is ‘Bull-ieve in Yourself’ and kids are encouraged to dress up like whatever they want to be-astronauts, scientists, cowboys, doctors-and there will be special prizes for the best-dressed bullfighters. This is a tribute to past freestyle bullfighting champion Ross Hill who passed away in 2021 and is featured on the California Rodeo’s 2022 commemorative poster.

    The updated route and various categories for participation in the parade that can be found at: No pre-registration is required, and the parade is free for participants and spectators.  

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