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July 4, 2018

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July 4th Community Celebration

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

An annual Bakersfield tradition, the July 4th Community Celebration returns to the Park at River Walk, featuring a free fireworks show and live entertainment at the Spectrum Amphitheatre. The event, produced by the City of Bakersfield and AEG, is made possible by the contributions of generous sponsors, including Pacific Gas & Electric, Adventist Health, Rabobank N.A., Cal Water, Spectrum, and the Robert and Kari Grimm Family Foundation. The event will get started at 6:00 PM, with music by Mento Buru starting at 7:00 PM, and the fireworks scheduled for 9:15 PM.  Food and beverage will be available for sale by El Churro Loco, Pita Paradise, Barrington’s Jamaican Kitchen, Fuego’s and Carney Kettle Corn. The event will be live streamed by KERO 23 on, and music for the firework portion of the event will be simulcast by KUZZ.


Parking for this event is extremely limited and will not be allowed in the commercial district along Stockdale Highway or the vacant lot at the corner of Stockdale and Buena Vista. Attendees are encouraged to walk, bike, carpool, rideshare with Uber, or use public transportation to attend the event. Secure bike valet parking will be provided by Bike Bakersfield starting at 6:00 PM.


Designated picnic shelters and areas throughout the Park are available for reservations, though they are not required to attend the event. Reservations must be made in person. Call the City of Bakersfield Recreation and Parks Department at 326-3866 for availability and cost.


For more information about the event, please call (661) 852-7300.


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