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Colmo del Rodeo Parade

Date: July 12, 2014
Location: Old Town Salinas
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 The 2014 Colmo del Rodeo Parade, Presented by Northridge Mall, will take place on Saturday July 12th at 8pm in Old Town Salinas. The Kiddie Kapers Parade, presented by the Salinas Californian, will once again precede the Colmo Parade starting at 6:30pm.

History of the Colmo del Rodeo Parade 
The Colmo Parade will grace the streets of Old Town Salinas and commemorate what was once the greatest parade of the West! As the California Rodeo was first produced in 1911, so was the first informal night parade. The parade was organized by local townsfolk, and included decorated automobiles that would drive down Main Street Salinas to wrap up Big Week festivities. Later in 1913 the parade was formalized. At this time the “Colmo del Rodeo” was recognized as the largest and greatest night-lighted parade west of the Mississippi. Sadly, after the 1985 Big Week, the Colmo was eliminated from Rodeo activities, though a few years later in 1987 it was brought back and was a part of the Saturday horse parade. The parade was such a huge success in 2010 when it was revived for the 100th Anniversary of the Rodeo and again in 2011 and 2012, that it will once again take to the streets Saturday night, July 12, 2014 at 8pm. 
Scholastic Band
First Place: Salinas Union High School All District Band
Second Place: Gonzales High School Marching Band

Independent Band
First Place: Tri City Band Corps
Second Place: Watsonville Community Band

Novelty/Specialty Band
First Place: Salinas High School Cheer
Second Place: Native Sons of The Golden West

First Place: Dole Fresh Vegetables
Second Place: Agricultural History Project

First Place: Jeanne Robinson Dance Arts Dance Troupe
Second Place: Boronda Meadows Hawk Dance

Non-Commercial/Amateur Float
First Place: Castroville Artichoke Festival
Second Place: Chualar Canyon Group

Commercial/Professional Float
First Place: Jack in the Box
Second Place: TIE Cal Coast Machinery & RDO Equipment

First Place: Herencia Mexicana
Second Place: The Way to Happiness - Monterey 
For information, please contact: 

Ray Pulver, Parade Coordinator
Upbeat Parade Productions
5320 Cedar Grove Circle – San Jose, CA 95123
408-629-2520 (phone/fax) Email: 


  • Brent Eastman Insurance Services

    Copper Sponsor

  • Mission Linen & Uniform Supply

  • Monterey County Surveyors

    Gold Sponsor

  • Northridge Mall

    Presenting Sponsor

  • RDO Equipment Company

  • Salinas Valley Ford

  • Star Sanitation


  • United Agricultural Benefit Trust

    Silver Sponsor

    • Alco Water
    • C & N Tractor
    • Casey Printing
    • CSC of Salinas
    • Joypers Shoes
    • Monterey County Petroleum
    • Peter L Dwares
    • Steinbeck Center
    • The Faith Community of Salinas