The theme for the 2020 parade will be announced in late March.
The 90th Kiddie Kapers Parade, presented by Sakata Seed America, will take place on Saturday July 11th as the lead-in to the Colmo del Rodeo Parade. Kids will line up at the Salinas High School parking lot (726 S. Main Street) and the parade will start at 7:00pm. Children should plan to arrive by 6pm. 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. Judging for the divisions takes place from 6:00pm until 6:30pm. At the Parade’s 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Rodeo office at 831-775-3100 for information. There are also answers to some frequently asked questions to the right.