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Presented by Star Market, the Colmo del Rodeo Parade is celebrating its 6th year since it was revived for the centennial Rodeo anniversary in 2010. The Colmo del Rodeo is a night-lighted parade that will start at 8pm on July 11th at West Acacia and South Main Street. The parade will travel down Main Street and will end at 1 Main Street at the Steinbeck Center. The Colmo del Rodeo parade will feature bands, creative floats, equestrians, baton groups and special groups. Parade entries will be judged by three members of the community. Entries will be judged on theme, entertainment value and rodeo flavor. There will be four announcer stages located along the parade route.


This year the Grand Marshalls of the Colmo del Rodeo Parade will be the group of kids who attended the All-America Cities finals in Denver, Colorado in mid-June. This group of youth helped Salinas earn the title of an All- America City by proving that Salinas is being innovative in addressing our challenges, especially when it comes to youth. The Chairman of the Colmo del Rodeo Parade Committee, Mikel Ann Miller, said, “The Rodeo Association wants to acknowledge the positive things that the City of Salinas is doing to empower youth, promote  health and change perceptions and these kids had a big part in bringing home the honor of being one of ten All-America Cities.”


For more information on The Colmo del Rodeo Parade please visit, scroll over to events, down to parades and then click on Colmo del Rodeo Parade. To watch both the Kiddie Kapers and Colmo del Rodeo Parades, find a spot to sit on Main Street between Clay Street and Central Avenue.


2015 Colmo del Rodeo Parade Sponsors:


Presenting Sponsor – Star Market

Gold Sponsor – Monterey County Surveyors

Silver Sponsor – Tanimura and Antle

Nickel Sponsor – Alco Water

Copper Sponsor – CSC of Salinas

Announcing Stand Sponsors - JoyPers Shoes

                                                          Monterey County Petroleum

Supporter – The Faith Community

Media Sponsors –

             The Salinas Californian

             Entravision Communications KLOK & Jose       

             Univision KSMS 67 & Unimas KDIT 33


In-Kind Sponsors:

                     Cal Coast Tractor

                     Casey Printing

                     Mission Linen

                     RDO Equipment

                     Republic Services

                     Salinas Valley Ford

                     Star Sanitation

                     Steinbeck Center

                     D.J. Etc.


 Photo by Richard Field Levine 


About the California Rodeo Salinas


The California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 16-19, 2015. The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization that strives to preserve and promote the traditions of the California Rodeo Salinas and the West. We support the community and other non-profit organizations through the staging of the annual California Rodeo Salinas and other year round operations of the Salinas Sports Complex. Through donation of our facility, vending and fundraising opportunities during Rodeo and other events, the California Rodeo Association returns between $200,000 and $300,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to or call the California Rodeo -Office at 831-775.3100. 'Like' the California Rodeo on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.






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