California Rodeo Salinas - July 21-24, 2022

June 10, 2022
California Rodeo in Salinas, CA - Man with a lasso

The California Rodeo Salinas CA has been a tradition for 119 years. This special event is California’s largest rodeo and the tenth-largest rodeo in the US. The event kicks off with a concert with superstar Toby Keith on July 15th, 2022, and the main rodeo event runs from July 21st through July 24th. Come and experience non-stop action at the California Rodeo Salinas.

Experience California Rodeo Salinas CA


The California Rodeo Salinas features rough stock events and timed events. Visitors can enjoy all the standard rodeo events they love, such as freestyle bullfighting and steer wrestling. In addition, the rodeo features an incredible concert with Toby Keith. This family-friendly week-long event also hosts a carnival and special kids’ parade.

California Rodeo Salinas History

The first California Rodeo Salinas was held in 1911 and was originally named the Wild West Show. The rodeo quickly became famous throughout the country. Cowboys like Will Rogers, Gene Autry, Amanda Blake, and Clint Eastwood have performed at the rodeo.

Toby Keith Concert

The Big Week Kickoff Concert is back and features superstar Toby Keith. This memorable concert is scheduled for July 15th and features a guest star, Clay Walker. Country artist Claudia Hoyser will kick off this fun concert.

Toby Keith is known for his fun country songs with memorable lyrics, including “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “Red Solo Cup,” and “How Do You Like Me Now.” Keith has won dozens of awards and entertained millions of fans. This concert is sure to be a night to remember!

Rodeo Events

Rodeo - People riding horse

The rodeo features all the rodeo action you crave. Guests can watch bareback riding, bull riding, and saddle bronc riding. Timed events include steer wrestling, team roping, and tie-down roping. In addition, main events include freestyle bullfighting, women’s breakaway roping, barrel racing, and the ever-popular Industrial Calf Dressing competition.

Special Events

The weeklong rodeo will host several special events. First, check out the exciting Banda MS Concert on July 16th. Then, on Wednesday, July 20th, sign up for the Cowboy Shoot Out Golf Tournament and test your mettle in another ring.

The Big Week Bull Riding event is held on Wednesday, July 20th. Guests can take their seats at 5:00 PM for the 7:00 PM kick-off. This heart-pounding event features non-stop bull-riding thrills as the best bull riders in the country should off their skills.

Kiddie Kapers Parade

The 2022 Kiddie Kapers Parade is on Sunday, July 17th, at 3:00 PM. This year’s theme is “Believe in Yourself,” and kids are invited to dress up as who they want to be. For example, kids might choose to dress as an astronaut, bullfighter, doctor, musician, or whatever best represents their dreams.

This exciting parade has eight divisions, including Playground Floats, Strollers & Wagons, Cowboys and Cowgirls, Costumed Kids & Pets, Community Groups, Dance & Drill Teams, Rolling Riders, and Group Floats.

Thousands of community members line up to support over 1,200 amazing kids.

2022 California Rodeo Carnival

Carnival Rides

The Carnival is a fun, family-friendly event that runs from July 15th through July 24th. Families can enjoy their favorite carnival rides, games, and food.

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