California Rodeo Salinas bull riding
California Rodeo Salinas attracts more than 600 skilled cowboys and cowgirls competing in various events, including saddle bronc riding. (Phil Doyle)

SALINAS VALLEY — Tickets for the California Rodeo Salinas, July 18-21, and the Big Week Bull Riding, July 17, go on sale Thursday, May 2, at

In addition, the ticket office will open for walk-up sales from May 2-5, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. After this period, tickets will continue to be available exclusively online until the ticket office reopens for the summer season on June 20 and remains operational until the end of the Rodeo.

The Big Week Bull Riding, presented by Salinas Valley Ford, is a part of the Xtreme Bulls Tour featuring top bull riders from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.

California Rodeo Salinas, known as the largest rodeo in California and ranked in the top 15 in the United States among professional rodeos, celebrates its 114th year of tradition in 2024. The event attracts more than 600 skilled cowboys and cowgirls competing in various events, including women’s breakaway roping, barrel racing, steer wrestling, bull riding, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, team roping and tie-down roping. 

The entertainment lineup includes trick riders, freestyle bullfights and local mutton busters on the track surrounding the arena.

Entry passes for the Coors Banquet Bull Xing Cantina on Wednesday, July 17, and Friday, July 19, will also go on sale May 2 at 10 a.m., exclusively online at Visit the Coors Banquet Bull Xing website for more information (

Tickets are already available online for Monster Jam on May 5, the Big Week Kick Off Concert featuring Keith Urban on July 12 and the Concierto Baile de Salinas featuring Los Tucanes de Tijuana, El Fantasma, and Chiquis on July 13. 

Find details about the separate ticketed after-parties following the July 12-13 concerts on the event pages at

For gate and show times, or to purchase tickets, visit

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