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August 4, 2020: The California Rodeo Salinas has been celebrated by many fans and supporters throughout the past 110 years who keep the spirit of the west alive while generating money for local non-profits and economic impact for the city of Salinas. The not-for-profit organization worked diligently to make the celebration happen in 2020, but after postponing from July to October in hopes of hosting the large community event, it has been determined that the ongoing restrictions due to COVID-19 will not allow the events to take place. The organization looks forward to the community coming together July 15th-18th, 2021 for the 111th anniversary of this historic event.

This unfortunate decision was made after much deliberation by the COVID-19 Response Committee that has met weekly for the past few months. Breaking tradition is difficult and heartfelt thanks go out to the sponsors, volunteers and fans who were willing to support the California Rodeo Salinas and its auxiliary events even during these trying times. “We know that many events and celebrations have been cancelled, but we really held out hope that the California Rodeo Salinas would happen this year even if it had to be pushed to a later date. This rodeo is the largest community event held in Monterey County and ranked tenth in the United States out of more than 600 professional rodeos, so it was really tough to have to call it and let our community and contestants down, but we wish for the continued health of all of our supporters” said Dave Pedrazzi, President of the California Rodeo Salinas.

Big Week is typically full of festivities, but there will be no Big Week Carnival, Cowboy Shoot Out Golf Tournament, Kiddie Kapers Parade and Professional Bull Riding events in October. The Colmo del Rodeo Parade was previously cancelled and the Big Week Kick Off Concert featuring Toby Keith has been postponed to July 9, 2021. Updates for all events produced by the California Rodeo Association will be available at www.CARODEO.com as plans are solidified for 2021.

Tickets for the 2020 California Rodeo Salinas had not gone on sale to the general public. All season ticket holders and auction certificate recipients will be notified. Contact the ticket office by emailing tickets@carodeo.com if necessary. Tickets for the 2021 Rodeo will go on sale in the spring of 2021.

Ongoing updates can also be found at www.CARODEO.com or by following @carodeosalinas on social media.

Toby Keith Concert 7/9/2021
July 09, 2021 | 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Toby Keith Big Week Kick Off Concert scheduled for July 10th, 2020 has been postponed to July 9, 2021.
$30 - $85++



  • How old does a child need to be to have a ticket? Children 2 & up must purchase a ticket. Children under 2 are free but must sit on a lap. Children ages 2 to 12 can purchase a discounted child’s ticket when available.
  • What age do we consider a senior? 65+
  • What is general admission? General admission is first come first serve seating, varies by event.
  • When do tickets go on sale? Usually end of March.
  • Can tickets be refunded or exchanged? We do not refund or exchange any tickets.
  • When do we stop mailing tickets? 10 days before the event, but tickets can be held at will call or you can choose tickets@home.
  • When are tickets mailed out? If you purchased tickets online or over the phone, they will be mailed out within a week.
  • How do I pick up Will Call tickets? Will call tickets must be picked up by the person whose name is on the order and they must bring a photo ID to the Ticket Office. If you need to change the name of the person picking up tickets please email tickets@carodeo.com.
  • Can I pick up my tickets instead of printing them out? If you selected print at home tickets but do not want to print them out at home, the Ticket Office can reprint them the week of the event for the person whose name is on the order with a photo ID and the tickets will be stamped.
  • What if my tickets were lost or damaged? Tickets that were lost or damaged may be reprinted if the Ticket Office can verify the purchaser of the tickets. Tickets will be subject to a reprinting fee of $5 per ticket and they will be stamped. Tickets purchased with cash cannot be reprinted.
  • What if an event is canceled? In the event an event is canceled, you will automatically be refunded the ticket price, except applicable fees. If you ordered your tickets online through Tickets.com or carodeo.com or over the phone (831) 772-6500 or (800) 549-4989. No additional action is needed, and you won’t need to reach out. Refunds will be delivered — except applicable fees — to the same credit card used for purchase. The refund process should take 30 days. You can email questions about ticket refunds to tickets@carodeo.com.
    • Tickets purchased with cash will need to be refunded in person when the ticket office opens (at this time, that date is undetermined due to shelter in place guidelines).
  • What if an event is postponed? In the event an event is postponed, you will be contacted via email with the new event information as soon as we are updated. Unless notified otherwise, your tickets will be valid for the new event date. If you are unable to make the new event date and refunds have been approved by the artist, team, venue or promoter, you will need to contact the Ticket Office via email at tickets@carodeo.com.

Ticket Office is currently closed, for questions please email or tickets@carodeo.com

Salinas Sports Complex Arena Venue

  • Is disabled and/or handicapped seating available? Seating is available in front of the box seats in the West Grandstand. Each person is allowed 1 companion seat with purchase of a handicapped seat. Handicap seating alternates with one bleacher with 2 seats and a space for 1 wheelchair.
  • What sections are covered? Rows 21 & up are covered in the West Grandstand, however shade may start at a higher or lower row depending on where the sun is.
  • What row is closest to the arena? In the West and North Grandstands, the lettered box seats are closest to the track and arena respectively, followed by row 1 in the numbered sections. In the South Grandstand, Row 1 in Sections 55-60 are the closest to the arena.
  • What are box seats? Box seats are premium individual seats in the North and West Grandstands. They are the seats closest to the arena and track respectively. Our box seats are split into two rows of three seats, six seats total per box.
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