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CANCELED: Kiddie Kapers Parade

Date: Oct 03, 2020

The 2020 Kiddiek Kapers Parade is CANCELED. See you in 2021!

The children in the parade are grouped into 7 divisions for judging. The divisions are Playground Floats, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Strollers & Wagons, Community Groups, Costumed Kids & Pets, Croup Floats and Rolling Riders (bikes and trikes). Everyone is encouraged to wear western clothing.

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 Kiddie Kapers Parade is done by Parade volunteers and there is a first - third place awarded in each category. At the Parade’s announcing stands, the division winners are recognized. 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. These two winners get to ride at the front of the Parade in special cars. All other division winners walk at the front of their division behind a huge banner donated by McDonalds. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each division receive a handsome award ribbon. Each entrant gets a commemorative ribbon, a crisp $1 bill and coupons from local merchants.


Please email or call the Rodeo office at 831-775-3100 for information. There are also answers to some frequently asked questions to the right.

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