Try-a-Tri  - CANCELLED

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The Grape Stampede 2017

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Starting at the corner of Mission Rd and Ft. Romie Rd. and following along Foothill Rd. at the bottom of the Santa Lucia Mountains. Between the beautiful scenery of vineyards and produce fields at the beginning of autumn, and the course's rolling hills, The Grape Stampede has participants returning year after year. We are excited to see familiar and new faces!

All proceeds enhance life in our community, ispiring laughter and enjoyment in life's everyday activities. SMRD needs your help to perk it up people!


The race registation & finish line are located at the Soledad Mission and kick off the Soledad Mission Annual Fiesta and BBQ! The Day is full of great food, local artisans, wine tasting, and live entertainment. There is new construction happening at the Mission so come and out and check it out!


Along with the top male & female finishers, there will be awards handed out to people of ALL different ages!


Finishers in the following age groups will recieve an award:

-Kids Fun Run









October 1, 2017

5k Walk/ Run

10k Run

1 Mile – Kids run


Early Registration

$35 Adults

$20 Kids run

FREE T-SHIRT w/ Pre-registration

(Ends September 15, 2017)


Race Day Registration

7:30-8:30 AM

$40 Adults

$25 kids run

(No guarantee T-shirt)


Nightmare on Walker Dr.- Haunted House- 2017

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Preview Night- October 26- Tickets only available by pre-sale

October 27 & 28 7-10 PM First Come First Serve Basis.


Pre-purchased tickets are entered into a $100 spirit gift card!

Drawing will be October 1st, 2017


The HOUSE that October Built is a haunted tour, with surprizes at every turn, interesting storyline, and great costuming. Join us for the haunted tour, craft sale, kids craft activity, and Hot Cocoa & Goodies! 


This is an important fundraiser to support the Recreation District and the swimming pool. The pool closed at the beginning of October this year. We are in dire need of major improvements to our pool finish, and this is part of a long term effor to fundraise for this project.


October 4 & 5 4-6:30 PM Volunteer Check-in Orientation, Character auditions, donation collection.

We are looking for volunteer cast members, face painters, costume designers, set builders, and support staff. There is no age limit to participation.


Donations: We are looking for haunted house decor that would be lent to the District and returned to the owner in time to use in their own house decorating.


End of Summer Car Show & Benefit

Soledad -Mission Recreation District is reinventing their Dia De Cultura Event, and combining with A Car Show & Benefit event on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 12:00 - 4:00 P.M. at the Soledad Pool.  This event is free to the public!


Soledad-Mission Recreation District

End of Summer Car Show & Benefit Event

OCTOBER 29, 2016

Soledad Pool Parking Lot & Rotary Park Behind the Swimming PoolAll Proceeds Benefit the Soledad Pool & Facility Improvements

10 AM- 12 PM Check in

12-3:30 PM

  • Car Show & Outdoor Market=
  • Non-Profit Food Booths
  • Vendors
  • Music- DJ Sugar Bear
  • Face Painting
  • 1 PM- 3-D Skull Painting Class $5­-Pre-Register by emailing
  • 1 PM- Trick or Treating at different Car Clubs- Costumes Required

2 PM- Canvas Skull Painting Class $5

3 PM- Plaque Awards

Car Show Contact:

Ray: 831.212.0290

Gilly: 831.320-3231


Contact Information

Art Class

Food Booths & Vendors:

Soledad-Mission Recreation District


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Star Spangled Children's Parade- July 4, 2017

SMRD sponsored event!


This walking parade encourages zany and star spangled costumes. Awards are given to most patriotic groups, most patriotic boy and girl. Stars and striped dogs, wagons, bikes, and walking groups are the highlight of the parade.


Please bring your lawn chair for this short and sweet kids parade.

The parade begins at Main St. School continues down North St. and finishes at the Little League Park at the main stage. Followed immediately by the flag raising and Star Spangled banner this is the best way to celebrate 4th of July.


All participants start lining up at 11:30 AM. Parade Begins promptly at 12 AM. Large groups participating please come with a typed list of participants and corresponding email addresses.


The day's festivities continue with a 1st annual burger cookoff, 1st prize wins $1,000. Live music, family games, local flavor food booths, a carnival, and a fireworks display.

Holly Jolly Christmas Tree Raffle

Participate in this once a year Christmas tree raffle! Tickets go on sale Sept 1 and the winner will receive a Christmas tree and all the trimmings decorated to a theme of their choice!

Tickets prices:  1 for $10

             6 for $50


Congratulations to our 2016 Winner Diane Braga! She chose a red and gold theme, and truly enjoyed her tree all season long. This year the Holly Jolly Christmas Tree netted $1,900 to be used for locker room improvements, and ADA accessibility.


Thank you to the following people for donating and/or purchasing tickets in bulk.


Tim & Janie Headley & Headley Farms

Steven Pritt

Bob & Pat Thorp

Anne Trebino & Soledad Pharmacy

Sheila Bengtson

Claudia Smith

Alice Wilson

Allen Bengtson Hay Harvesting

George Amaral Ranches

Soledad Hardware

Irving & Kim Hartford, Optimitrist

Denise Whitlock

Pauline Tomasini

Buck & Jaime Tugel

Soledad Auto Parts & Farm Supply

Dana and Paul Guidotti


Our 2015 Winner- Kellie Hicks wanted a "Most Wonderful Time of the Year" themed Tree. Our staff delivered! With custom painted ornaments, whimsy details, dazzling colors, and show stopping snowflakes, her tree was a destination on Front Street. On display at the Soledad Bee for passers by to enjoy, and for her pleasure during the holiday season!

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