Colmo del Rodeo Parade Float Workshop Coming Up

Prepare Your Entries for the July 16th Parade

May 13, 2016 – Salinas, CA – The California Rodeo’s Colmo del Rodeo Parade presented by Star Market will take to the streets of Old Town Salinas on July 16, 2016. Back for the 7th straight year since the Rodeo’s centennial celebration in 2010, the Colmo del Rodeo is a crowd pleaser and a great way to kick off Big Week in Salinas. The Rodeo is taking entries now and offering a free float building workshop on Tuesday May 24th from 6-8pm in the Rodeo Room at the Salinas Sports Complex at 1034 N. Main Street. Parade entries include bands, floats, equestrians, baton groups, dancers and other special groups. Information about entering can be found at

The Kiddie Kapers Parade, presented by the Salinas Californian, will precede the Colmo del Rodeo Parade starting at 6:30pm that night. The theme for the 2016 Kiddie Kapers Parade is #SaddleUp. The Kiddie Kapers parade will run on Main Street from between Clay Street and Central Avenue while the Colmo del Rodeo Parade will run from West Acacia to the Steinbeck Center on Main Street. Plan to park your chairs accordingly to get the view you want for each parade.

2016 Colmo del Rodeo Sponsors:

Photo by Interface Visual.

Photo by Interface Visual.

Presenting Sponsor:
Star Market

Gold Sponsors:
Monterey County Surveyors

Silver Sponsor:
Tanimura & Antle
Bronze Sponsor:
Alco Water Service

Nickel Sponsor:
1st Capital Bank
Monterey County Petroleum

Media Partners:
KLOK 99.5 & Jose 107.1
Univision KSMS 67

In-Kind Sponsors:
Cal Coast Machinery
Casey Printing
DJ Etc.
Mission Linen & Uniform Supply
RDO Equipment Company
Republic Services

To become a sponsor of the 2016 Colmo del Rodeo Parade, contact Barbara Balentine at or 831-775-3104.

About the California Rodeo
The 106th California Rodeo Salinas will take place July 21st-24th, 2016. The California Rodeo Association is a non-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 $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.