The theme for the 2015 parade is 'Every Child is a Superhero!'
The 85th annual Kiddie Kapers Parade presented by The Salinas Californian will take place on Saturday July 11th as the lead in to the Colmo del Rodeo Parade. Kids will line up at the Salinas Rec Center and the parade will start at 6:30pm.
Thousands of people line the streets of Old Town Salinas to watch over 1,200 children ride on floats, bikes, in wagons and more as a kick off to Big Week and the California Rodeo Salinas. Nina Harmer, the winner of the Monterey County Spelling Bee, will act as Grand Marshall of the parade and she, along with the Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl will each receive a belt buckle donated by Sandy Shaffer.
Judging for KKP is done by community members and there is a first - third place awarded in each category with cash prizes. The top cowboy and cowgirl get to ride at the front of the parade in special cars and all other division winners get to walk in the front of their division for the parade. Each entrant gets a ribbon, a crisp $1 bill, a carnival ride voucher and coupons from local merchants.
Call the Rodeo office at 831-775-3100 for information (and read the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS .pdf below).