The 90th annual Kiddie Kapers Parade, presented by Sakata Seed America, will start at 3pm on Sunday, September 19th at the Salinas Recreation Center in the Salinas City Center (formerly known as Old Town Salinas). The theme this year is ‘Ready to Rodeo’ and the Grand Marshals are Salinas Police Department’s Comfort Dog, Buddy, and Officer Gabe Carvey, her owner. Buddy brings joy to the citizens of Salinas and the Police Department daily and will proudly lead the Kiddie Kapers Parade this year.
No pre-registration is necessary to participate in the parade. The children in the parade are grouped into 8 divisions for judging. The divisions are Playground Floats, Cowboys & 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. Check in starts at 1:30pm at the Salinas Recreation Center at 320 Lincoln Avenue. The parade will start at San Luis and Salinas Streets, travel to Main Street and over to Gabilan Street then back to Salinas Street and up Alisal Street to return to the Salinas Recreation Center. Each parade participant will receive an award ribbon, a crisp dollar bill and valuable coupons from local merchants (MYO Frozen Yogurt, Jack in the Box, Carl’s Jr. and other generous donors). The best dressed cowboy and cowgirl will receive belt buckles sponsored by the Shaffer family. Supervision and security will be provided by the Knights of Columbus.
More details about the parade and a map can be found here: https://www.carodeo.com/events/2021/kiddie-kapers-...
About California Rodeo Salinas
The California Rodeo Salinas will take place September 23rd-26th, 2021. 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 over $500,000 annually to local non-profits. For more information about the California Rodeo Salinas, log on to www.CARodeo.com or call the California Rodeo Office at 831-775.3100. ‘Like’ the California Rodeo on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CARodeoSalinas or follow us on twitter @CaliforniaRodeo for updates, photos and more.