Local Events

Farmers Market Downtown

Farmers Market will be every Thursday from May 9th through August 15th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (rain or shine).

Join us on Green Street at Centennial Plaza 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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"The Foreigner" at the Beekay

Winner of Two Obie Awards and Two Outer Critics Circle Awards
The setting of this classic comedy is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia often visited by Sgt. “Froggy” LeSeur, a British demolition expert who occasionally runs training sessions at a nearby army base. This time Froggy has brought along a friend, a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is overcome with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. Froggy, before departing, tells all assembled at the lodge that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. Once alone, the fun really begins as Charlie overhears more than he should - the mysterious plans of a suspicious minister and his redneck associate; secrets of the minister’s pretty fiancee; and other damaging revelations made with the thought that Charlie doesn’t understand a word being said. This little white lie fuels the nonstop hilarity of the play and sets up the wild climax in which things go uproariously awry for the “bad guys” and the “good guys” emerge triumphant.  Rated PG-13 

Fri Sat Jun 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29 7:30 pm

Sun Jun 23, 30 2:00 pm

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Local Craft Beer Upcoming Events

Sunday June 23rd Lunch/Dinner by “Taquitos Jesus” 1-9pm “The Create Crate Co” is hosting a wood sign workshop at Noon AND Musical open mic night 5pm FREE

Tuesday June 25th Paint Night by As Unique As The Art 

Saturday June 29th Lunch/Dinner by Michaelangelo Wood Fired Pizza  1-9pm AND “Fist Full Of Nickles”  rocks the house 3-7pm  FREE

Call 822-2337 for details

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Coldwell Banker Customer Appreciation Event

Coldwell Banker Best Realty is hosting a Customer Appreciation event. We are so proud to serve the community of Tehachapi and want to celebrate!. There will be a live band, food, friends and fun. We will also have a pet adoption with Have a Heart: Every dog deserves a home and finding homes is what we do!! Head on over Sat June 29th from 11-1pm  765 Tucker Rd.

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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 Thurs, July 4th 2019.  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. Cowboys from across the US will compete for big prize money during a wild 8 second ride. There will be a patriotic fireworks finale immediately following.

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 right next to the arena!  The tickets for the Bad Bulls Tour can be purchased for a presale $2 discount prior to the day of the bull riding at Tehachapi Albertsons and the Tehachapi Chamber of Commerce and Hemme Hay (Lancaster store as well).
The Emporium Western Store in Bakersfield as well as the Boot Barn in both Bakersfield and Lancaster will also have our Bad Bulls tickets for sell. The price of presale tickets will be Adults $15 with a special admission ticket price of $13 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. Parking will be $5 and is a fundraiser for the Tehachapi Police Explorers Post. 
Ticket prices at the gate on July 4th will be $17 for adults; $15 for active Military, seniors (60+) and children 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 Events in the City

The City of Tehachapi is proud to announce the events lineup for the All-American 4th of July Festival on Thursday, July 4. This year’s festival is once again presented by S-Power.
The festivities begin at Philip Marx Central Park with the All-American 5k run presented by the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District. Registration for the run begins at 6 am at the Stephen Shy Building (Scout Hut) on D Street. The run begins at 7 am.
At 8 am the Ed Grimes Memorial Pancake Breakfast will begin. Renamed in honor of the event’s founder and champion, this year’s event will benefit the THS Warrior Boosters. Tickets are $5 and are available in advance at locations around Tehachapi and at the event. The pancake breakfast runs from 8 to 10 am.
At 8:30 kids are invited to participate in the Children’s Parade which will embark from the Stephen Shy building as well and loop around C Street and Central Park.
Returning this year is Mutts in Motion, a Fly Ball Dog Team that has performed at festivals and basketball arenas all over California. The show is presented by Waste Management and is fun for all ages and animal lovers alike. It will begin at 11 am on the eastern edge of Central Park.
At 11 am the food and craft vendors open along with the beer garden benefitting the Tehachapi Valley Wrestling Club. At Noon the musical entertainment begins with The Holloway’s performing until 1:30 followed by the Tehachapi Pops Orchestra from 2 pm to 4pm. There will be a Noon flag presentation of colors, National Anthem performance and official welcome from Mayor Susan Wiggins. The American Legion will once again have the Wall of Valor display at the main gazebo. Carnival style games for the kids will also be available throughout the afternoon.
At 5 pm the Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association will hold their annual ‘Bad Bulls’ event at the Rodeo and Event Center. Meanwhile folks are invited to Coy Burnett Stadium for live music from the Tehachapi High School Jazz Band from 4:30pm to 6:00 pm and the Tehachapi Community Orchestra from 7 to 9 pm. New this year is a tug-of-war competition at 5 pm raising money for the THS Warrior Boosters. 

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4th of July Fireworks & POPS Concert

Our annual Pops Concert under the stars, featuring show tunes, movie music, marches, patriotic songs, and light classical music. Bring a picnic basket and a lawn chair and join us under the stars for a memorable evening in “small town America.”  Fireworks to follow!  Concert starts at 7:00 pm.

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First Friday Art Walk

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


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Movies in the Park Series

Grab your blankets, chairs, friends and family for a summer movie night under the stars!

Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District is excited to announce Movies in the Park at Meadowbrook Park and Philip Marx Central Park. Enjoy our concession stand with soft drinks, candy, chips and popcorn. Our summer movies are shown on a 26-foot inflatable screen with theatrical sound!

June 8 - Small Foot - Meadowbrook Park

June 20 - Mary Poppins Returns - Meadowbrook Park

FRIDAY July 5 - Goonies  - Brite Lake

July 18 - Hotel Transylvania 3 - Meadowbrook Park

Aug 1 - Jumanji (original) - Meadowbrook Park

TUESDAY Aug 6 - Incredibles 2 - Philip Marx Central Park in conjunction with National Night Out

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4th Annual South Street Days

This is a fun filled day with vendors, face painting, car show, pony rides, bounce house, raffles, tattoos and great food from P-Dubs. Come join us for the fun filled exciting day.
Car Show 10 AM - 1 PM
For more information please contact Susan Abrego at 1st Priority Vehicle Registration Services 661-823-4278

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TMRA Jr. Rodeo

The Tehachapi Mountain Rodeo Association is proud to provide our community and the surrounding areas in Kern County with quality  Rodeo entertainment. Our Association was founded as a youth rodeo.  n 2014, we completed a very successful series of Open Junior Rodeos for children ages 1 to 20. Our Junior Rodeos brought young competitors not only from our local area but also from several surrounding communities.  Bring the whole family to watch this exciting event for FREE at the Tehachapi Event Center & Rodeo Grounds, 416 Dennison Rd.

This year's schedule as follows:

June 22 and 23, 2019
July 13 and 14, 2019
August 3, 2019
September 7 2019 – Finals Rodeo and Awards Banquet 

Check www.tehachapiprorodeo.com for more information 

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Free Concerts in the Park

Free Concerts in the Park!!  Phillip Marx Central Park - Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy!

Starting off with:

Ticket to Ride - Beatles tribute band. The Beatles are returning to Tehachapi! Bring your picnic lunches and lawn chairs and get transported back to the 1960s with all the great Beatles hits everyone loves! This group will make you think you are actually watching The Beatles! Ticket to Ride has been touring internationally since 1999 and features some of the best Beatles impersonators in the country.
Sunday, June 16 - 2:00 PM

 Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk,  a group of friends that have been recording and performing together for 33 years! They mix traditional music with rock, blues, country, jazz, Irish, pop and bluegrass, just to name a few.
Sunday, July 14 - 2:00 PM

The Novelists. Equally comfortable acoustic or electric, The Novelists showcase cliffhanger storytelling, multiple lead singers, and their signature four-part harmonies. The Novelists have become a mainstay on the West Coast festival, college and house concert circuits and are planning several national bus tours throughout 2019. They’ve shared the stage with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, John Prine, and Daryl Stuermer (Genesis).
Sunday, August 11 - 2:00 PM

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Sip Sip Hurray!

A Celebration of Tehachapi Wine & Beer Producers
Enjoy the region's local tastes all in one location. 10 tastings included. Small bites available for purchase from local farms and small businesses.
Tickets available now! $30 ($10 wine, $20 donation) Day-of-the-event $35 ($10 wine, $25 donation) Tickets available at Eventbrite.com 

Music--Prizes--Silent Auction Win a free vacation! 7-days/ 6-nights five star, all-inclusive trip for two adults to the Dominican Republic; including round trip air, transfers, resort, food, alcohol & non-motorized water sports. Donated by Travels by Jenni.  

This is a rain or shine event. Must be over 21 to participate.  Sat July 20th from 6-9 pm

 Starting Locations in Tehachapi, California: Tehachapi Visitors Center at 200 W Tehachapi Blvd; Railroad Park at 211 E. Tehachapi Blvd; Centennial Plaza on Green Street (next to the BeeKay Theatre)

For more information call 661-822-6519 or visit www.mainstreettehachapi.org

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Chalk on the Walk

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 wonderful fundraising event featuring fantastic food, award-winning wines and expertly crafted beer under the canopy of a beautiful August night. Tickets for this annual Tehachapi event are on sale now at Early Bird Prices!!!!  Saturday August 10th from 6-10 pm.
Early Bird General Admission tickets: $55 (available through May 31st)
Early Bird VIP tickets: $100 (Available through May 31st)
General Admission: $65 VIP: $125
Designated Driver tickets: $30 
General Admission and VIP ticket prices increase on June 1, 2018. 
General Admission Tickets are $80 at the door. No VIP tickets will be sold at the door.

“Cheers to Charity” is a charitable fund-raising event featuring music, delicious food, wine, home brewed and craft beer beneath the sky of a beautiful summer night. On Saturday, August 10th, Aviator Park, located on the Tehachapi Airport property, will be transformed into an inviting celebration venue under the stars.
Cheers to Charity features great music, scrumptious tapas from area chefs, wonderful California and International wines, and skillfully made craft and home-brewed beers. Choice cigars will be available for purchase, a silent auction, coffee and dessert bar, and a non-alcoholic bar will round out the fun.
All tickets include event entry, souvenir tasting glass and lanyard ... plus wine, craft beer and food tastings, cigar lounge entry, a plate of food from select restaurants and judging card for our annual homebrewed craft beer competition. Sixteen home-brewed craft beers are available to taste - you choose your favorite. The winner will be named "2019 Taster's Choice"!
100% of the proceeds from this year's event will benefit Tehachapi non-profits.
Please join us for a delightful evening, under the stars, as we raise our glass and raise money for outstanding local charities!

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56th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival

 "Boots, Buckles & Spurs"  You don't want to miss this! Tehachapi Mountain Festival® has been providing quality family entertainment for the community for 56 years. 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, 5K & 10K run, Mountain Festival Parade, Thunder on the Mountain Car Show, PRCA Rodeo, Pet Parade, VFW Dinner and Dance, Pancake Breakfast 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 and bring your relatives! A delicious pancake breakfast from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. starts Saturday morning’s activities. For the athletic types, the Mountain Gallop 5K/10K, hosted by the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District, will begin at 6:30 a.m. with registration. The Run will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Then comes time to reserve spots along F Street to watch the Tehachapi Mountain Festival® Parade beginning at 10 a.m., with more than 100 entries. After the parade ends, join us at Philip Marx Central Park where there will be arts and crafts and commercial booths and plenty of food booths and inflatables for the kids. Continuous free live entertainment will be performing at the Central Park Gazebo both Saturday and Sunday!

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56th Annual Tehachapi Mountain PRCA Rodeo

Celebrating 55 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.

Friday August 17th our Cowboys are going to bring in the rodeo by inviting our military members and their families to come join us to watch the rodeo. Active duty military can buy one ticket and get one free. Click Here and print out the flyer, then bringing the flyer to the rodeo and show their CAC ID when purchasing tickets.

Saturday August 18th our Cowboys will help us raise awareness for breast cancer by being “Tough Enough To Wear Pink”. The “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” (TETWP) campaign was created by Terry Wheatley, a breast cancer survivor. In 2004, Wrangler co-launched Wrangler Tough Enough to Wear Pink™, a breast cancer awareness campaign that has raised more than $22 million throughout the professional rodeo industry. Fan purchases of Wrangler Tough Enough to Wear Pink merchandise enabled the brand to donate more than $2.5 million from shirt sales alone.

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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22nd Annual Thunder on the Mountain Car Show

Going on it’s 22nd 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 will host up to 350 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. Classes for all cars and bikes.  Pinstriper panel and auction. Crafts and contests for the kiddos! 

The 22nd annual event is priced at $40 ($45 at the door,) for cars and $20 for motorcycles ($25 at the door), which includes entry and a t-shirt (First 50 registered.)  All proceeds go to local, veteran and school charities. 

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10th Annual T-Town Rumble Car Show & Vintage Trailer Round Up

Killer cars and trucks as well as vintage trailers from all over California (as well as some out of state guests!) converge on Tehachapi's T-Town Rumble on August 24th, 2019 competing for the King of the Rumble and King of the Trailerhood titles. Well over 100 vehicles were on-hand last year, and there is great food, raffles, a 50/50, music and fun. Cool in both temperature and atmosphere, this event will probably be the "funnest show' you go to this season!!  Saturday August 24th from 9am -2pm at Heritage Oak School 20915 Schout Rd.  Early Bird Registration is $25 with early-birds receiving a Rumble Tee, gift bag and dash plaque (early-bird is postmarked or in school office by August 3, 2019). First 50 entrants. At the door fee is $30, no goodies (dash plaques will be available).

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Rotary Club Fall Fashion Show

Fall Fashion Show with runway models from local clothing stores, plus food and wine and shopping.
Join Rotary for a view of the latest Fashions presented by The Dressing Room, Sessions Consignment, Country Collections, Twisted Sister and the Nannette Keller Collection. Ticket price includes snacks and one beverage. Wine, water and lemonade will be served. Wine will be available for purchase after first pour. Vendors will be attending to shop for clothing, accessories and other fun items! Lots of opportunities to win prizes.  
Tickets on sale for $20 each and support scholarships for HS Seniors.  You can get tickets at Eventbrite.

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