Big Week is upon Monterey County and its already gearing up to be a major fest of festivities with country superstar Tim McGraw opening the week at 5pm on July 12. McGraw needs no introduction having sold more than 50 million records world wide. On July 13th is the Rodeo Latino Fest, which features guests such as Banda El Recodo, Carolina Ross and Sin Bandera. Doors open at noon. The 2019 Professional Bull Riding Touring Pro Event returns to Salinas on July 17 at 7pm, featuring nonstop action with pros testing their skills with fireworks to close the event. Gates open at 5pm and the show at 7pm. Then starting at July 18 is the family favorite, and long-time Salinas tradition, the two night and two day rodeo weekend with over 600 cowboys and cowgirls from across the US competing for nearly $400,00 in prize money and, of course, the coveted gold and silver Salinas belt buck. Events include team roping, steer wrestling and horse races. [CM]


  • Occurred Saturday, July 13th, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Occurs Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Occurred Friday, July 12th, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
  • Starting Thursday, July 18th, 2019, repeats every day until Friday, July 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
  • Starting Saturday, July 20th, 2019, repeats every day until Sunday, July 21, 2019 @ 1:15 pm


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