List: Fourth of July events around Kern County

FILE -- People watch as fireworks explode over The Park at River Walk on July 4, 2016, in Bakersfield, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX photo/Matt Boone)

Folks around Kern County are gearing up for the Fourth of July.

The Bakersfield Fire Department reminds people to practice safety and use only legal fireworks at home.

Meanwhile, here's a list of community events for holiday fun:


Fireworks at The Park at River Walk

  • The annual celebration returns, featuring a free fireworks display, live music and entertainment.
  • The event begins at 6 p.m. and will go until 9:30 p.m. on July 4.
  • Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
  • Parking will be available at nearby lots.
  • Picnic shelters will be made available for reservations. To make reservations, call the city of Bakersfield Parks and Recreation Department at (661) 852-7300.

Fireworks display at Kern Raceway

  • Kern County Raceway will be holding its fifth annual Salute to America fireworks show.
  • Gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and races will start at 7 on Saturday, July 1.
  • Fireworks will begin after the race.
  • Tickets start at $15.

Bakersfield Train Robbers Baseball

  • Game vs. Hollywood Stars at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Sam Lynn Ballpark.
  • Fireworks.
  • Tickets $10.

B Ryders Freedom Fest

  • 6 p.m. to TBA, Saturday, July 1.
  • Special rendition of the national anthem performed by combat veterans. Speech on freedom and what it means to be an American.
  • Presale $8, at the door $10.


All American 4th of July Hotdog Festival

  • Everyone is invited to come see the Hot Dog Festival and participate in the various activities.
  • The event will be held from 6 a.m. to TBA on July 4 at Central Park, East E Street.
  • The event it free to everyone.
  • Includes Weiner Dog Races at 9:30 a.m.

Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra 4th of July Concert

  • The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra is presenting its annual pops concert under the stars, featuring show tunes, movie music and patriotic songs.
  • The event will be held from 7-9 p.m. on July 4 at the Coy Burnett Stadium, 711 Anita Drive.
  • The event is free to everyone.


Annual fireworks display

  • Come celebrate on Saturday evening, July 1, with a beautiful display of fireworks.
  • Time is TBA. Seen from any lake area.
  • The event is free to everyone.


Fireworks show

  • Beer garden, food and craft vendors, face painting and bounce houses.
  • 6 p.m. July 4 at Rails to Trails, 6th and Main streets.
  • Free.


Fireworks show

  • Food vendors.
  • 6 p.m. (fireworks start at 8:45 p.m.) Monday, July 3, at Shafter High School.
  • Free.


Fireworks show

  • Food, games and entertainment.
  • 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 3, at Buttonwillow School football field.
  • Free.


Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

  • Fun and games, bring a lunch, living history exhibits, shots fired from cannon.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 at Fort Tejon State Historic Park.
  • $5 for adults, children 6-18 get in for $3.


Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Show

  • Hosted by Kiwanis Club.
  • Fired at dusk from Delano Airport, Sunday, July 2.
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