California Rodeo Salinas set for family fun

103 years of fun continues next week July 17-20

SALINAS, Calif. - Family fun comes at a premium these days, but the California Rodeo Salinas set for July 17-20 at the Salinas Sports Complex aims to please families. Affordable fun can be had during the run of the event.

The California Rodeo Association is a not-for-profit organization and supports local Central Coast non-profits. This year, they're offering all-day, affordable, family-friendly activities for just $7 for kids ages 2-12 and $13 for adults for General Admission tickets. Reserved tickets start at $20 for adults.

One ticket grants admission for an entire evening or a full day of fun.

On the evenings of Thursday the 17 and Friday the 18 the gates open at 4 p.m. with the performances starting at 6 p.m. On the weekend the gates open at 10 a.m. with the performances starting at 1:15 p.m.

Expect non-stop action in the arena and on the track during the performance along with areas to socialize, shop, eat, play and more on the mid-way and beyond.

There are many ways to save on your 2014 Rodeo tickets.

Wrangler is offering free vouchers good for all four days of the Rodeo July 17-20 if you buy $50 worth of Wrangler products at participating local retailers, while supplies last. You can save the whole $13 price tag and get in free with your Wrangler purchase.

Tickets are available for just $19.99 for two General Admission tickets at Costco in Salinas, Sand City or Gilroy. The value of those tickets is $26.

Coca Cola is offering $5.00 General Admission on Thursday July 17 if you bring a Coca Cola 12 ounce can or 20 ounce bottle to the Salinas Sports Complex on either of those nights. That is a savings of $8. Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite and Fanta Orange are included in the promotion.

Stickers on Mission Linen & Uniform Supply trucks are reminding residents to save your Professional Bull Riding ticket stub from Wednesday July 16 to get into the California Rodeo on Thursday July 17 for just $5.00. Save 8 dollars off the ticket price.

To learn more about the 2014 California Rodeo Salinas or to purchase event tickets visit

The Salinas Sports Complex is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Box Office is at 1034 N. Main Street in Salinas and is currently open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will be open later on July 16-20 as the PBR and Rodeo take place. Their phone number is 800-549-4989 and you can purchase tickets online 24-7 via

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