Local Events

Farmers Market Downtown

Farmers Market will be every Thursday from May 4th through August 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (rain or shine).

Join us on Green Street in beautiful, historic downtown Tehachapi for a fantastic assortment of food, hand crafted and unique items for sale, musical performances, and friendly people. While you're downtown, please visit some of our local stores. Come early or stay late. We look forward to seeing you at Farmers Market. ‚Äč

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Movies in the Park Series

Grab your chairs, blankets, friends and family for a night under the stars. Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park is excited to bring movies on a 26' inflatable jumbo screen with theatrical sound to Meadowbrook Park.  Movies are free and begin at dusk.  Concession stand proceeds go to the Tehachapi Parks Foundation. Here's the line up:  Thurs June 8 - Finding Dory;  Thurs June 22 - Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them (PG-13); Thurs Jul 6 - Sing; Thurs Jul 20 - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13); Thurs Aug 1 - The Secret Life of Pets will be played at Philip Marx Central Park;  Thurs Aug 10 - Moana;  


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Dog Days of Summer Schedule

Canine Creek and Souza Family Vineyard are teaming up to offer fun for dogs and dog lovers this summer, and to help raise money for pet-related non-profit organizations. Each Dog Day will feature live music, great food and plenty of company for everyone to enjoy with two or four legs. Optional dinners are available for $13.  Please call to reserve a plate 822-9233. Join us on Friday, June 23rd at Souza from 3pm to 7pm, where you can bring your pooch and enjoy wine tasting on the patio. Bringing a dog is optional, of course. Non-dog owners are welcome too! A portion of wine sale proceeds will be donated from the first Dog Days of Summer party will be donated to Guide Dogs of America.

Future Dog Days: July 21st - Save Tehachapi's Orphaned Pets (STOP); August 25th - Have a Heart Humane Society; Sept 8th - Canine Companions for Independence


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4th of July Bad Bulls Rodeo

"Eight seconds of pure adrenaline atop 2,000 pounds of muscle and fury” best describes the wild rides that await the bull riders at the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Associations’ Bad Bulls Riding Tour on Tuesday, July 4th 2016. Bad Bulls hosts the toughest Cowboys from across the U.S. and the badest bulls at the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds on Dennison Road and Hwy 58.

Stock contractor Four Star Rodeo Company will be providing us with high caliber bucking bulls for this event. Cowboys from our local areas and beyond will attempt a wild ride of 8 seconds on a 1,500 pound animal full of muscle and attitude. Riders will be competing for a large grand prize purse up to $12,000 along with a $2,500 bounty bull to ride.

Come beat the heat and enjoy the cool mountain breezes as you watch from our beautiful new arena bleachers all the excitement of the bucking bulls and funny rodeo clowns. After the event, stay in your seat to enjoy the awesome Patriotic Fireworks display launched from the Tehachapi Airport.

Tickets for the Bad Bulls Tour can be purchased for a presale $2 discount prior to the day of the rodeo at our local ticket outlets in Tehachapi at Albertsons, Hemme Hay, and the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce. In Lancaster at the Boot Barn and Hemme Hay. In Bakersfield at the Emporium Western Store and Boot Barn. The price of presale tickets will be $13 for Adults. A special admission ticket price of $10 will be for Seniors 60+, active military personal with a military id, and children ages 5-12. Children under the age of 5 are admitted free with a paid adult. At the gate on July 4th, tickets will be sold for $15 for adults and $12 for Seniors 60+, active military personal, and children aged 5-12.

Performance begins at 6:00 p.m.


Come Early: Seats fill up quickly!

Full Food & Beverage Concessions Available 

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4th of July Hot Dog Festival

The City of Tehachapi would like to invite everyone in the Greater Tehachapi Valley to a fun-filled, patriotic July 4th celebration and Hot Dog Festival. With the high gas prices, it's a good year to stay home and participate in the various activities going on around the city. It will be a grand old-fashioned "All American" Fourth of July with fun for the whole family.

Bring your lawn chair and sunscreen and join in our games and the children's parade, listen to music from our own local musicians, and catch the fireworks display at the football stadium or rodeo grounds. With 5,000 people or more attending the various activities there will be something for everyone. There is no admission charge to watch any City-sponsored event, including the music performances in Central Park and the football stadium.
Schedule of events click here http://www.liveuptehachapi.com/DocumentCenter/View/3302.
For more information call 661-822-2200.

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4th of July Tehachapi Wiener Run

A race for Dachshunds at Central Park held at the 4th of July Hotdog Festival. Come join us for a day of fun and prizes in our beautiful mountain town!  If you have a purebred wiener dog and want to participate please visit


for more information.  Or call 822-2200

• Check-in will begin at 8:30 am and close at 9:00 am
• Races will begin at 9:30 am
• Trophies and cash awards will be handed out after the final races. Up to $200.
• $10.00 or less per-dog if registration received on or before the event.

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4th of July Warrior Run 5k

The 5K begins and ends at Phillip Marx Central Park in Tehachapi. The course weaves its way throughout central Tehachapi. Prizes given to top overall male and female and top three in each category. Registration at 6 am with race at 7:30.  Championship Timing, refreshments, technical race shirts, great course, finisher’s medal and awesome swag!

Stay and enjoy the City of Tehachapi’s vibrant 4th of July Festival, including vendors, live music, beer garden, Children’s Parade/Kids Color Fun Run, and weiner dog races

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First Friday Art Walk

Time for another great First Friday walk downtown to take in local color!  Don't forget to visit the Tehachapi Museum! Stop by all the open shops, visit with friendly people, buy something nice or just browse.  Complimentary drinks and goodies!  Gotta love this town! 5-8pm

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2nd Annual Tehachapi Brew Fondo

The committee that brought you the award winning Tehachapi GranFondo proudly presents the inaugural Tehachapi Mountain Bike (MTB) BrewFondo. This is a 21 and over ride, in conjunction with the Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest being held at Benz Visco Sports Park.

There are three distances offered with similar routes. The ride is expected to last 2-3 hours. Both of the routes lead away from Benz Visco Park to the nearby Tehachapi Mountain Trails Association (TMTA) /Lehigh Trail system on the north side of Hwy 58 – the very same trails that will host the SoCal National Interscholastic Cycling Association Mountain Bike Championships (NICA). These trails are primarily pristine single track with breathtaking views of Tehachapi Valley.

The ride will begin at 11 a.m. to allow riders to complete the circuit prior to the onset of the Brew Fest from 4-8 p.m. Each entry will receive a custom designed T-shirt, swag bag chock full of goodies, and an engraved event bottle opener (first come first serve while supplies last).

The BrewFest package deal includes the ride and general admission to the Beer and Wine Fest, where you can imbibe on unlimited beer and wine tasting from 4-8 p.m., enjoy some great food (1 meal ticket), and listen to live music.

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Super Kids Music Show

A super fun, high energy, educational music program for kids ages 1-10!  Nick & Jen bring their professional sounds system and rock out with the kids.  They use their own original kids music developed by Nick Young over the past 20 years of brining joy to children through music.  All music is totally interactive & guaranteed to get the kids moving, dancing, jumping like a frog, flying like a butterfly, driving a race car, riding on a train and more!!!

Starting at 4:00 The Nick & Jen Show.  This show inspires kids to use their "Super Powers" to exercise, eat healthy, have a positive attitude, help mom & dad, be cool in school, recycle and take care of friends.

Starting at 5:00 Kids Hip Hop Party.  Jen gets the kids jammin' with age appropriate pop music, dance moves and accessible teaching techniques.  Jen's interactive dance show helps kids develop a positive attitude, social skills and a healthy attitude towards movement and exercise.

So bring the kids on down to Central Park  for this FREE event on Saturday July 15th.  You might even find yourself feeling encouraged to have some fun!

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Tehachapi Mountain Beer & Wine Fest

The 4th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Brew and Wine Fest is a festival for beer lovers to enjoy great California beer and wine lovers to try some of the best wines in the state. Over 100 California Craft Beers and Wines!  Each ticket includes dinner from your choice of local restaurants and virtually unlimited wine & beer tastings. The event will feature great live music, vendor booths and limited RV parking for the night. Festival goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and small pop-ups to enjoy the festivities. Proceeds to benefit Local Charities! Join us July 15th from 4pm to 8pm for the Tehachapi Mountain Brew and Wine Fest. 
Tehachapi Mountain Brew And Wine Fest At Benz Visco Sports Park 

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"The Drowsy Chaperone" at The Beekay

When wealthy widow Mrs. Tottenham hosts the wedding of the year, she gets a lot more than a write-up in the society pages: Janet Van de Graaff, glittering starlet of Feldzieg’s Follies, is leaving the stage for love, a turn of events which horrifies the angry and anxious Mr. Feldzieg, whose chief investor has sent two gangsters disguised as pastry chefs to make sure he stops the wedding. Hiring Aldolpho, a Latin lover more vain than virile, to seduce the bride, is unsuccessful, as Janet’s chaperone, a drunken diva, gets herself mistaken for the bride and seduced in Janet’s place. It is left to eager best man, George,to quite by accident break up the happy pair, when he sends groom Robert Martin out to the garden, blindfolded and in roller skates.   Performances are Aug 4, 5, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at The Beekay!!!!

Watch any Drowsy Chaperone video on YouTube

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Chalk on the Walk

16th Annual Chalk on the Walk!  This annual event is sponsored by Tehachapi Valley Arts Association and Gallery 'N' Gifts draws big crowds of artists to the streets of Tehachapi.  The sidewalks burst into color as artists armed with chalks create fabulous works of art.  Entrants get a T-shirt, box of chalks and a 4x4 square to draw in with their registration.  Proceeds from this event raise money for art scholarships and project grants for local area art classes.  Sponsors get their name on the back of the event T-shirt and an entry in the event.  7:30 am to 3pm.  But you can enjoy the art all week!

It's a great way to spend the day with the family and check out the unique art.  Pick your favorite and take a picture for lasting memories because you won't see it again!

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Cheers to Charity

Join us for a charitable, fundraising event, supporting dozens of local nonprofit organizations, featuring vibrant music, fantastic food, scrumptious wines and expertly crafted beer beneath the canopy of a beautiful Tehachapi August night. Event to be held at Aviator Park at the Tehachapi Airport.  How cool is that?!?!
Choice cigars (available for purchase), a silent auction and coffee & dessert bar will round out the festivities. 
VIP tickets are also available online.

Go to cheerstocharity.net or directly to eventbrite.com to buy tickets. The event will surely sell out, buy your ticket today!

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54th Annual Mountain Festival

The Tehachapi Mountain Festival® has been providing quality family entertainment for the community for 54 years.  This year's theme is "Mountains, Oaks & Friendly Folks"! Traditionally held on the third weekend in August, it is the largest family event within the community and includes fun for the entire family. The Festival includes an Arts and Crafts Show, Food, Live Entertainment, Carnival, 5 mile Mountain Gallop run, Mountain Festival Parade, Thunder on the Mountain Car Show, PRCA Rodeo, VFW Dinner and Dance, Pancake Breakfast, Quilt Show and much more. An estimated 30,000 to 40,000 attend, with the attendance growing each year. Get out of the heat and join us for some good family fun.  Click on the More Info button to get a line up of events starting on Friday Aug 18th!  Be there or be square!       

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54th Annual Tehachapi Mountain PRCA Rodeo

Celebrating 54 years of providing our community and the surrounding communities of Kern County with quality rodeo entertainment, the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association announces that our 2013 PRCA Rodeos will be held on August 18th & 19th at the Tehachapi Event Center and Rodeo Grounds on Dennison Rd.  Cowboys from across the country will come to compete for points toward the PRCA finals and large cash purses in grueling events like bronc riding, steer wrestling and bull riding. Lightening fast Cowgirls will be taking razor sharp turns around the barrels and down to the finish line. The adrenaline will be pumping as bull-fighters and barrel men will serve as bodyguards for bull riders who've been thrown from bulls after their eight-second rides. World class stock will be bucking hard and kicking high to assure plenty of rodeo excitement.

Presale Tickets: $13 Adults, $10 Active Military, Seniors ( 60+) and children 5-12.
(children under 5 are free with paid adult).

Tickets at the gate: $15 Adults, $12 Active Military, Seniors ( 60+) and children 5-12. (children under 5 are free with paid adult)

Presale Tickets can be purchased at Tehachapi Albertsons, Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce, Hemme Hay in Tehachapi and Lancaster. In Bakersfield at Emporium Western Store, and Boot Barn in Bakersfield and Lancaster for a $2 discount..

For more information, please call TMRA 661-557-7336 or visit www.tehachapiprorodeo.com

Visit http://www.tehachapimountainfestival for details on events, schedules and entertainment. 

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"Kaleidoscope of Color" Quilt Show

The Tehachapi Mountain Quilters presents the 2017 Quilt Show "Kaleidoscope of Color" in conjunction with the Tehachapi Mountain Festival.  Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4  at Monroe High School.

Over 200 Quilts - Vendors - Raffle Baskets - Boutique - Live Auction (Saturday Only) - People's Choice Award.

Tickets $8 per person (children under 10 free)

Opportunity Quilt Drawing Sunday at 3:00 PM Tickets $1 each

No pets or strollers please.

For more information call Fran Hurwitz 661-557-2057 or Teri Lindsey 805-582-0871. 


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Mountain Gallop 5k/10k

Join us for the Mountain Gallop 5K/10K in cooperation with the annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival on Saturday, August 19.  Come on out to enjoy the scenic 10K with championship timing, refreshments, technical race shirt, great course, finisher's medal and awesome swag. Mountain Festival festivities include a parade, vendors, food, carnival and rodeo. Whatcha waiting for?  Register online at active.com.  Save $5 by registering early!!!

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Thunder on the Mountain Car Show

Going on it’s 20th season, Kern County’s “Thunder on the Mountain” is the grand daddy of Tehachapi Car Shows. Thunder is held in mid-August every year on the same weekend as Tehachapi’s Mountain Festival. In addition to the excellent organization of this Car & Truck Show, Tehachapi’s milder climate makes Thunder one of Kern County’s premiere summer events.

Held in the Historic Downtown area, in and around Green and F Streets, Thunder on the Mountain has hosted up to 325 top quality vehicles. This is an all day show that lasts from 9am to 3pm. With food, raffles, live music and fun, thousands of people attend every year. Entertainment by the band "Denim".  The 20th annual event is priced at $35 ($40 at the door,) which includes entry and a t-shirt (First 150 registered.) Sponsored by the Tehachapi Car Club, Thunder on the Mountain is a fundraising event with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to local charities and benevolent organizations, including the “Eileen McPhee Memorial Scholarship” fund (next year’s goal is to exceed the previous high of $22,000!) For more information, visit the Thunder on the Mountain web-site

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