The California Rodeo Salinas’ Kiddie Kapers Parade, presented by The Salinas Californian, is in its 85th year; this annual parade filled with children, floats and more is always a crowd favorite. 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. Nina Harmer, the winner of the Monterey County Spelling Bee, will act as Grand Marshall of the parade and she along with the Best Dressed Cowboy and Cowgirl will each receive a belt buckle donated by Sandy Shaffer. The parade will take place on Saturday July 11th at 6:30pm, starting and ending at the Salinas Recreation Center at 320 Lincoln Avenue, winding its way to Main Street via Clay Street. Judging starts at 5:30pm and there is no pre-registration required for this free parade. The Colmo del Rodeo Parade will follow the Kiddie Kapers Parade and start at 8pm. To watch both parades, find a spot to sit on Main Street between Clay Street and Central Avenue.
The theme for the 2015 Kiddie Kapers Parade is “Every Child is a Superhero” which goes perfectly with the California Rodeo’s “Our Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” ad campaign. Children are encouraged to be creative and express themselves with their costumes and adults walking with their children are also encouraged to get into the spirit of the theme and dress up as well.
Get more info here! http://www.carodeo.com/events/2015/kiddie-kapers-parade