Save the Date for California Rodeo Salinas 2022!
Attention California rodeo fans! It’s almost time for the California Rodeo Salinas 2022, taking place in Salina, California, July 21-24, 2022. California Rodeo Salinas is one of the top 10 professional rodeos in the country and it’s not hard to see why and a Salinas tradition that you won’t want to miss. The rodeo not only brings great competition and exciting events to the city, but it also provides scholarships and aid to local non-profits. The rodeo will take place in the Salinas Sports Complex from July 21st to July 24th and tickets are on sale now!
About California Rodeo Salinas
This unique event will bring in over 700 of the best cowboys and cowgirls across the United States to compete in some of the most exciting rodeo events with the hopes to add their name to the list of Salinas Champions. As one of the top rodeos in the country, the best cowboys and cowgirls will be competing for over $400,000 in prize money as well as trophies, which include the famous gold and silver Salinas buckles and the chance to gain entrance into the California Rodeo Hall of Fame. Behind the scenes at the California Rodeo, you’ll find announcers Wayne Brooks and Will Rasmussen calling the action in the arena and on the track, while top PRCA stock contractors buck out their world-class stock in the arena.
Salinas Special Events
New this year, the California Rodeo Committee is excited to welcome the Banda MS De Sergio Lizarraga, which is one of the most popular bandas in Mexico! They will play at the Salinas Sports Complex during Big Week leading up to rodeo weekend on July 16th. The event is presented by Tequila Alderete and Los 2 De La S will open for Banda MS. Tickets start at only $40, learn more here.
There are plenty of events for the entire family at the Salinas Rodeo. Children can participate in the annual Stick Horse Race. Participants are divided into appropriate age groups and children from 3 to 8 years old can attend. The winners will get an official buckle. Each child must bring their own stick horse for the event. Children 4 to 7 years old can also participate in the Mutton Busting competition. Kids will ride sheep in front of an excited crowd. The best rider will win a championship buckle. You can find a full list of special events here.
History of Salinas Rodeo
The California Rodeo Salinas has been taking place for over 100 years, inducting cowboys and cowgirls into the California Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, and putting on one heck of a show! In the early 1900s, the rodeo was known as the Wild West Show and was a week long event. Over the years, it became known as the “Big Week” leading up to rodeo weekend and hosts over 4,000 people. Many organizations benefit from this annual event including the American Cancer Society, local High School Booster clubs, Ariel Theatrical, local Boy Scouts, California Circuit Final Rodeo, Ca High School Rodeo District #4, California Rodeo Scholarship Program, Cowboy Church International and so many more. For a full list, see here.