The theme for the 2017 parade is KIDS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN!
The annual Kiddie Kapers Parade will take place on Saturday July 15th 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.
Judging for KKP is done by community members and there is a first - third place awarded in each category. The 1st place winner in each Division receives a cash prize. There are two 1st place winners in the Cowboys & Cowgirls Division, one boy and one girl. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each division receive a handsome award ribbon. 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 and coupons from local merchants.
Call the Rodeo office at 831-775-3100 for information (and read the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS .pdf below).