Kiddie Kapers Parade

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Kiddie Kapers Parade

Date: July 16, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The 2023 Kiddie Kapers Parade will take place on SUNDAY, July 16th at 3pm

The theme will be announced soon.

The Grand Marshal will also be announced soon.

Thousands of people line the streets of the Salinas City Center 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.

The parade ends at approximately 4:30pm (duration is based on the number of kids that participate).


The children in the parade are grouped into 8 divisions for judging. The divisions are Playground Floats, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Strollers & Wagons, Community Groups, Costumed Kids & Pets, Dance & Drill Teams, Group Floats and Rolling Riders (skates, rollerblades, scooters, skateboards, bikes and trikes-helmets required). Everyone is encouraged to wear western clothing.

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 stand, 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. 1st 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 call the Rodeo office at 831-775-3100 for information. There are also answers to some frequently asked questions to the right.

Presenting Sponsor

Sakata Seeds
Presenting Sponsor

2022 Winners

Playground Floats Salinas Rec
1. Firehouse Recreation
2. El Dorado Park
3. Bread Box Recreation

Best dressed Cowgirl
1. Cameron Antle 6 years from Salinas
Best dressed Cowboy
1. Spencer Antle 4 years Salinas

Strollers and Wagons
1. Mikayla Muniz 1 year from Salinas
2. Emmie Jensen 14 months, River Dill 2 years, Logan Brown 2 years all from Salinas
3. Raya Bricker 5 years, Harlow Bricker 2 years, Lucas Friday 5 years all from Salinas

Group Floats
1. Alabama Slammas
Hayes’ and Warrens Jack 4, Mack 3, Tess 2, Charlie 1
2. Vista Del Rio Bullfighters
Katherine 14, Griffen 6, Barrett 4, Floyd 1, Drew 5, Riley 2 1/2, Jameson 8 months, Jared 8, Maverick 5

Community Groups
1. Salinas PAL Junior Giants
2. Toro Bulls Football and Cheer
3. Salinas Bobby Sox All-Stars

Rolling Riders
1. Niko 4
2. Logan 8
Best decorated Helmet
Salicci 4

Costumed Kids and Pets
1. David and his dog Nico
2. Bradley and Spencer and their dog Marley
3. Hidden Hills Ranch

Dance Teams
1. Alisal Community
2. Ballet Folklorico Aguila Real
3. Salinas City Dance

1. Emiliano Virgen 3 Salinas
2. Alabama Slammas Hayes’ and Warrens 1 year to 4 years Salinas
3. Clark Hammer 2
4. Mt. Toro Bullfighters Hoovers and Derozas

Kiddie Kapers Parade DIVISIONS

Kiddie Kapers Parade (end time is approximate)

Kiddie Kapers Parade
July 16, 2023 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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