Local Events

Farmers Market Downtown

Farmers Market will be every Thursday from May 10th through August 16th 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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Monterey Amberjacks Baseball Thurs Nights

Monterey Amberjacks every Thursday night from May 31 to July 19. General admission tickets are $10 The Amberjacks will play all their Thursday night “home” games in Tehachapi’s West Park. Bring the whole family for a great night out watching America's favorite sport!

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Concerts in the Park

Residents and visitors of Tehachapi can once again enjoy Concerts in the Park! Held at Philip Marx Central Park, music lovers can look forward to diverse musical offerings that may range from R&B to Country to Indie. Music lovers are encouraged to bring a blanket or a chair with them in order to sit back, relax and enjoy live music. Enjoy the free series on 3 separate Sundays this summer at 2:00 pm!  Starting with June 17: Ticket to Ride (Beatle's Tribute Band)   July 15: Sligo Rags (Celtic with bluegrass attitude) and August 12: TPOPS (Tehachapi's Orchestra)

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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 7 - Despicable Me 3; June 21 Leap; July 5 Miracle     Meadowbrook Park

July 19 - Heavyweights    Brite Lake

Tuesday Aug 2 in collaboration with National Night Out - Coco    Phillip Marx Central Park

Aug 9 - Star Wars: the Last Jedi    Meadowbrook Park

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3rd Annual South Street Days

This is a fun filled day with vendors, car show, camel rides, pony rides, hay rides, beer gardens, bands, tattoos and food. Come join us for the fun filled exciting day. Car Show 10 AM - 1 PM 
For more information call 661-823-4278

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Bad Bulls Qualifier Barrel Race

July 1st Tehachapi Event Center & Rodeo Grounds Time only 7:30-10am cash at the gate Open starts at 10:30am
$70 entry fee Cash only for entries No late fees WCBRA WPRA ACBRA Diamond B
Top 5 under 15 years of age qualify to run in the Bad Bulls Rodeo Performance July 4th
Top 10 over 16 years of age qualify to run in the Bad Bulls Rodeo Performance July 4th
Buckles & cash to both age division winners of rodeo performance

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4th July Ed Grimes Memorial Pancake Breakfast

In honor of our beloved Mayor Ed Grimes, The Tehachapi Parks Foundation in partnership with the Tehachapi Warrior Boosters will be carrying on Ed’s legacy with the Ed Grimes Memorial pancake breakfast.  Visit tvrpd.org for ticket information.

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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 Wednesday, July 4th 2018.  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. 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.
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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All American 4th of July in Tehachapi

The City of Tehachapi in conjunction with the Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Parks District is proud to announce the events lineup for the All-American 4th of July Festival on Wednesday, July 4. This year’s festival is presented by sPower.
The festivities begin at Philip Marx Central Park with the All-American 5k run presented by TVRPD. 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. Recently renamed in honor of the event’s founder and champion, this year’s event will benefit the TVRPD Foundation and the THS Warriors Football program. Tickets are $5 and are available online, 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.
New to the lineup 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 11:30 the musical entertainment along with food and drink vendors begin with The Holloway’s performing from 11:30 to 1:30 following by the Tehachapi Pops Orchestra from 2 pm to 4pm. There will be a Noon flag raising ceremony and official welcome along with the Hero’s Wall Display at the main gazebo. Arts and crafts vendors will also have items for sale around the park.
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 Honky Tonk Truckers from 5 pm to 6:30 pm and the Tehachapi Community Orchestra from 7 to 9 pm.
As always, the event is capped off by the annual Fireworks Spectacular. This year the show will be bigger than ever with a tremendous display and corresponding “Sky Concert” with music at the Rodeo and Event Center and Coy Burnett Stadium.

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All American 5k

Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District presents the All American 5K. The 5K begins and ends at Phillip Marx Central Park in Tehachapi. The course weaves its way throughout central Tehachapi. 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.

Registration January 1 - May 1 $30, May 2 - June 15 $35, June 16 - July 3 $40, Day of Race $45 
Includes: Championship Timing, refreshments, technical race shirt, pancake breakfast, great course, finisher's medal and awesome swag.
Register online at http://www.tvrpd.org

More information call 661-822-3228

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Jackie Bristow with Mark Punch in Concert

New Zealand singer songwriter Jackie Bristow will perform accompanied by Mark Punch on lead guitar on Friday, July 13 at 7pm. Tickets are $20. Fiddlers Crossing is at 206 East F Street at Robinson Street, in Downtown Tehachapi. Tickets may be purchased next door at Mountain Music, at Tehachapi Treasure Trove, Tehachapi Furniture in Old Town, and Lucky’s Barbershop, or online through Fiddlerscrossing.com. As always, coffee and goodies are included. The concert begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 

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Summer Luau Pool Party

Join us for a fun filled evening at Dye Natatorium for our Summer Pool Luau! There will be music, games, relays and tons of fun! Please dress up!

Dye Natatorium Pool, 400-B South Snyder (directions)
Cost: $6 swimming
$1 not swimming

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Tehachapi Mountain Beer & Wine Fest

The 5th annual Tehachapi Mountain Beer and Wine Fest is the premiere summer beer and wine event in central California. Held in the Tehachapi Mountains over 4,000 feet in elevation the weather and location are perfect for a festival. We feature over 150 beers and wines, dinner from 8 local restaurants, camping and great live music. 100% of proceeds go to 14 local charities. This is a 21 and over event. Rain or shine.   Saturday July 21, 4-8 pm, 20537 Tehachapi Willow Springs Rd. 

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Tehachapi Oldtimers Picnic

Join TVRPD for the annual Tehachapi Oldtimers Reunion! Family, friends and the community are invited to eat, drink and celebrate some of Tehachapi’s longest living citizens. If you have lived in the Tehachapi area for at least forty years, or lived in theTehachapi area over forty years ago, and want to become an “official” Oldtimer, please contact Donna Schmidt atdschmidt5@bak.rr.com. All official oldtimers will have an opportunity to pre-register for the event to guarantee a meal.
The public is welcome and food is sold on a first come, first serve basis. After Tehachapi Oldtimers Reunion, stay for the afternoon and enjoy beautiful Tehachapi. August 5 – 10:30 A.M. Oldtimers will be served lunch at noon.
Philip Marx Central Park, Mojave and “E” Street downtown
FREE for “official” Oldtimers $15.00 per person for everyone else

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55th Annual Mountain Festival

The Tehachapi Mountain Festival® has been providing quality family entertainment for the community for 55 years.  This year's theme is "Music, Mountains & Memories"! 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 17th!  Be there or be square!       

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Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show

Tehachapi Valley Gem & Mineral Society presents it's 13th Annual Jewelry, Gem & Mineral Show!  Visit their many vendors offering: Handcrafted Jewelry, Precious Gems, Crystals, Minerals, Fossils, Lapidary Rocks & Lapidary Equipment & Tools.  Also see the Fluorescent Black Light Demonstrations & Rock Polishing Demonstrations.  Bring your own rocks or minerals in for identification as there will be a registered Gemologist on site!  There will also be a raffle for spectacular prizes!   All this happens at St Malachy Catholic Church, 407 W. "E" St., from 9-5pm, Aug 17-19th. 

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Go Native!

A Kawaiisu Language & Cultural Center Event!! 
Welcome from your local Kawaiisu Tribe! Join us for a day of music & food demonstrations of Native American crafts hands-on activities for adults & kids. raffle for cash prizes & goodies Tehachapi City Park / Phillip Marx Central Park (same park 2 names) Basket weaving, beading, flintknapping, acorn cracking & mush making, twining. Native foods, drumming, dancing, make your own tule duck decoys & clapper sticks, storytelling & bbq specials 
Sept 1st, 2018 10am to 5pm free admission 
Bring your chairs, sit and enjoy the day!! 
for info call Julie 661-340-0032

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