Kern River Valley
Event Calendar for Year 2016

Dates subject to change without notice. * Are tentative dates.
Changes, cancellations and additions are expected. Call contact phone numbers to confirm
dates and times. All area codes are 760 unless shown otherwise.


PLEASE NOTE - DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. EVENTS ARE TENTATIVE 2016 DATES WHERE MARKED WITH *.
ALWAYS USE CONTACT NUMBERS TO CONFIRM DATES & TIMES.

January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December | January 2014

ADD OR MODIFY YOUR ORGANIZATION'S NON-PROFIT EVENT HERE!


January

2* - 23rd Annual South Fork Valley Christmas Bird Count - 760-382-1260 or 760-378-4278
3* - 35th Annual Kern River Valley Christmas Bird Count - 760-378-2029
5* - ANNUAL WHISKEY FLAT KICK OFF DINNER - ELKS LODGE - 760-376-2629
12* - Man and Women of the Year Awards Dinner & Installation - THE LODGE AT PAINTED ROCK - KRV Chamber - 760-379-5236

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February

13* - ANNUAL WFD COWBOY AUCTION - 760-376-2629
13 - KRV WOMAN’S CLUB WFD LUNCHEON AND FASHION SHOW - ELKS LODGE - Marian 760.376.4578
12 & 13 -SIERRA PERFORMING ARTS MELODRAMA ~ - KERNVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL -
DOUBLE TAKE AT BEATRICE’S BORDIN’ HOUSE or... Things Ain't Always What They Seem ...And Wild West Review! Full of Singin’, Dancin’ Tasteless Jokes And more! 7 PM, Friday Feb 13th 7 PM, Saturday
12-15 - ANNUAL WHISKEY FLAT DAYS - KERNVILLE - 760-376-2629
World Famous return to the wild west days. Parade / Rides / Art Displays / Food and a roaring great time.
13 - WHISKEY TOWN HOE DOWN - Frandy Park - 4:00 PM
13-14 - WHISKEY FLAT ENCAMPMENT - KERNVILLE - 760-376-2629
Authentic Historic & Educational Old West and Native American Indian camp. Includes Re-enactors, gunfights and period perfect living.
13-14 - WHISKEY FLAT WILD WEST DAZE RODEO - KERNVILLE - Kellee Scott 760-376-8703 or Kernville Chamber 760-376-2629
27- 18th ANNUAL (Jeanette Rogers-Erickson) ALL VALLEY HEART WALK - KV HIGH SCHOOL - LAKE ISABELLA - Anna Leon 760-379-5257 Ext 24 or cel: 661-978-8712

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March

5-7* - 2nd ANNUAL DAM TOUGH TRASH TOW FUNDRAISER - 8:30 AM - ENGINEER POINT - Information Barbara Hinkey - 760-376-2963
Meet at Launch 19 parking lot (Engineer Point) at 8:30 a.m. all three days.
7* - KERN VALLEY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT- 4:00 PM - KERNVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Information Bill O'Hara - 760-379-7879
Donations accepted at the door. Children no charge. Light refreshments served.
11* - FRIENDS & FAMILY NIGHT - Sweet Adelines - SENIOR CENTER, LAKE ISABELLA - 760-376-4124
13* - KRV CASINO NIGHT - LAKE ISABELLA - KRV Chamber of Commerce - 760-379-5236
27* - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.
27-28* - KEYSVILLE CLASSIC MOUNTAIN BIKE STAGE RACE - KEYSVILLE
27-29* - 27th ANNUAL LAKE ISABELLA FISHING DERBY - LAKE ISABELLA - 760-379-5236

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April

3 - EASTER CELEBRATION AND GIANT EGG HUNT - 10:00 AM to NOON - KERN VALLEY GOLF COURSE - Information Assembly of God Church/ Dave Taylor - 760-223-6942
17-18 - 52nd ANNUAL KERN RIVER FESTIVAL - WHITEWATER RACES - KERNVILLE - 760-376-3745
20* - 3rd ANNUAL UPPER KERN RIVER GRAFFITI CLEAN UP- KEEPERS OF THE KERN - 9:30 AM - Information Barbara Hinkey - 760-376-2963
Meet at 9:30 a.m. @ Big Blue Bear - Kernville.
24* - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.
24* - ANNUAL KERN RIVER TROUT FESTIVAL - KERNVILLE - 760-549-3017
At the Kern River Fish Hatchery- 10:00 am to 2:00 pm - Saturday
25-26* - UPPER KERN RIVER CLEAN UP- KEEPERS OF THE KERN - Sunday 5:00 PM & Monday 9:00 AM - Information Barbara Hinkey - 760-376-2963
27* - SOUTH FORK WOMEN'S CLUB 101st ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - WELDON

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May

1* -KRVAA MURAL ART ATTACK AT G3 GALLERY-11019 KERNVILLE RD.- KERNVILLE -
1* - "FIX YOUR PETS" MOBILE SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC 7:00 am - Basic Needs Foundation - KERN RIVER PLAZA, LAKE ISABELLA - 323-325-2712
Call for pre-qualification forms. Deadlines apply.
1-2* - ANNUAL SPRING ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm - CIRCLE PARK -KRV ART ASSN - 760-379-2844
4 - SPRING HEALTH FAIRE - KERN VALLEY HOSPITAL - 9:30 - 1:00 PM - Deborah Hess 760-379-5257 ext: 24
7 - 34th ANNUAL SIRRETTA STREET SWAP MEET - KERNVILLE - 760-376-2629
7 - 17th ANNUAL KRV CLASSIC CAR SHOW & PET PARADE - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm - KERNVILLE - ROTARY CLUB - Paul at (760) 417-1008
8* - NUUI CUNNI SPRING GATHERING - CULTURAL CENTER - 760-549-0800
12* - JOB FEST- 9:00 am to Noon - Senior Center / Lake Isabella - Info: Rick Ward 760-549-5236
15* - ONE-DAY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION - 9:00 AM to Noon - KERN VALLEY TRANSFER STATION - KERNVILLE
Event where Kern County residents can take household hazardous waste for free. Info: Mike Dillenbeck - 661-862-8900
15* - ARMED FORCES DAY LAKE CLEAN UP- KEEPERS OF THE KERN - 9:00 AM - Information Barbara Hinkey - 760-376-2963
Meet at 9:00 a.m. @ Old Isabella Campground - Lake Isabella.
15* - 19th Annual KRV HISTORICAL SOCIETY "HISTORY DAY" - KERNVILLE - 760-376-6683
At the Kern Valley Museum - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday - Admission Free
16* - KERN VALLEY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT- 4:00 PM - KERNVILLE SCHOOL - Information Bill O'Hara- 760-376-4461
Donations accepted at the door. Children no charge. Light refreshments served.
29* - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.
29* - LADIES OF THE ELKS 7th ANNUAL DOG SHOW 10:00 am - 2:00 pm - ELKS PARK - Pam Stewart: 760-376-2762
29* - 50th ANNUAL HAVILAH DAYS CELEBRATION 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - HAVILAH - Janet: 760-379-2636

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June June through December has not been submitted at this time.

1* - REVA FUND-RAISER GOLF TOURNAMENT, REVA CO-Operative - Antonia Stanley 760-376-3972
1* - FHA-HERO FUNDRAISER YARD SALE -6:00 am-2:00 pm - Squirrel Valley - Michelle Baker 760-229-3192
1* - SIERRA PERFORMING ARTS CONCERT, 7pm, KERNVILLE METHODIST CHURCH
1* - 9th ANNUAL SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST SOUTH BUTTERFLY COUNT - PRESERVE - 760-382-1260 bbarnes@lightspeed.net
6* - 29th ANNUAL KIDS' FISHING DERBY, 6am to 3pm, FISH AND GAME HABITAT CLUB - Elaine 760-417-0950
Free to Kids 4 To 15 Yrs. Trophies, Prizes, Free KIDS LUNCH & Free Drawing - Wofford Heights Park
6* - "FIX YOUR PETS" MOBILE SPAY & NEUTER CLINIC 7:00 am - Basic Needs Foundation - KERN RIVER PLAZA, LAKE ISABELLA - 323-325-2712
Call for pre-qualification forms. Deadlines apply.
7*- 13th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA AMPHIBIAN & REPTILE CELEBRATION 9:00am to 4:00pm- PRESERVE -
7* - LAKE ISABELLA BASS CLUB TOURNAMENT - Matt Smith: 760-223-3898
8* - KERN VALLEY 2nd RESPONDERS BBQ 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm - ELKS PARK - Bruce Simpson: 760-549-3266
Burgers, dogs, chips & sodas $ 3.00. Uniformed 1st Responders eat free. Proceeds go the K.V. Search and Rescue.
11* - KEEPERS OF THE KERN TRASH & BRUSH PICKUP - 8:00 AM - OLD ISABELLA CAMPGROUND AREA - Information Barbara Hinkey - 760-376-2963
15 - 26th ANNUAL WHITEWATER WEDNESDAY - KERNVILLE - RIVERSIDE PARK - 760-376-2629
15 - PROPERTY CLEARANCE DEADLINE ~ Property owners must clear minimum 100 feet from their buildings
20 - 7th ANNUAL POWERHOUSE RIDE - Society of Riders - Information 661-321-9882
21* - 6th ANNUAL KERN RIVER VALLEY FOLLIES (SAL Fundraiser), 2:00 pm - REEL CINEMA - Frank Vargas: 760 223-6316
21-22* - 7th ANNUAL KERNVILLE MULE & DONKEY SHOW - JAKE'S PLACE - KERNVILLE - 760-378-2222
27* - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.

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July

4 - ANNUAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY- LAKE ISABELLA - 760-379-5236
Celebrate Independence Day with a beautiful display of fireworks, seen from any lake area.
5* - 14th ANNUAL NORTH FORK KRV BUTTERFLY COUNT - PRESERVE - 760-382-1260 bbarnes@lightspeed.net
7* - TILLIE CREEK STAR PARTY - KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB - 7:30 pm - Rich Burdge 760-376-1291 or 376-6290
25 - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.
29-30 - CARNIVAL FUN AT MT. MESA PARK - MT.MESA - Lauren: 760 417-0363

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August

2* - TILLIE CREEK STAR PARTY - KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB - 7:30 pm - Rich Burdge 760-376-1291 or 376-6290
5*- ANNUAL MASONIC LODGE LABOR DAY WEEKEND BBQ, 2:00-6:00 pm - Masonic Lodge Kernville
9* - ANNUAL KERN VALLEY HUMMINGBIRD CELEBRATION - KR PRESERVE - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - 760-378-2029
9* - 3rd ANNUAL ROTARY WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER - Pine Cone Inn - 7:30 pm - Luz Polcik - 760-379-1722
16* - LAKE ISABELLA BASS TOURNAMENT- LAKE ISABELLA - Sherry Jordan 760-417-2702
22* - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.
29 - 28th ANNUAL RUBBER DUCKY RACE - KERNVILLE / RIVERSIDE PARK - EXCHANGE CLUB - 760-379-7785
Rubber duck races with prize payouts for heat races ($25-$75) and main event ($250-$1,000), plus specialty races sold race day only, deep pit BBQ, music, kids games and face painting, concessions, door prize drawings and drawings for 43" HDTV, $500 shopping spree and $500 in cash. Most years the heat races are sold out prior to the event so purchase early.
29* - ANNUAL KERN VALLEY AIRPORT DAY - 8:30 am - 5:00 pm - KERN VALLEY AIRPORT - RAVEN AVIATION - 661-345-7755
Private, Civil, Military & Emergency aircraft. Displays, and scenic flights - Admission Free
29* - ANNUAL YOUNG EAGLES FLY-IN - KERN VALLEY AIRPORT - RAVEN AVIATION - 661-345-7755 ~
Aug 3 - Sep 1 - ANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR - CIRCLE PARK - KRV ART ASSOCIATION - Judy Deems 760-378-4109

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September

1 - 3* - ANNUAL FALL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR - CIRCLE PARK - KRV ART ASSOCIATION - Judy Deems 760-378-4109
1-3* - KEEPERS OF THE KERN TRASH & BRUSH PICKUP - 8:00 AM - UPPER KERN CAMPGROUND AREA - Information Barbara Hinkey - 760-376-2963
Meet at parking area across from Headquarters Campground 8:00 am.
5 - WOFFORD HEIGHTS PARTY IN THE PARK - Noon -9:00 pm - WOFFORD HEIGHTS PARK- 760-793-1993 or 661-435-1004
FREE Music & Kids Game Zone / Food, Lemonade and vendors. Indian Teepee and drums. Come by and enjoy your park! Brought to you by the Kern River Community of Wofford Heights.
6* - STAR PARTY - KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB - Starts at Dusk - Rich Burdge 760-376-1291 or 376-6290
12 - LAKE ISABELLA BASS TOURNAMENT- LAKE ISABELLA - Sherry Jordan 760-417-2702
12 - LADIES OF THE ELKS RUMMAGE SALE & BBQ - 8:30 am -1:00 pm - ELKS LODGE - WOFFORD HEIGHTS - 760-376-6475
You may donate items at the lodge on Friday, Sept. 13th, between 8:00 am & 11:00 am - Staff will assist in unloading.
19 - SUMMER SPLASH CELEBRATION - 11:00 am - Weldon United Methodist Church - Hwy 178 Weldon - 760 376-1291
BBQ Lunch, Snow Cones, 16 Foot water slide, bounce house, Water balloon games, music, prayer booth and social hall, and lots more for the whole family.
19* - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.
19 - ANNUAL "PRIDE DAY" - VALLEY WIDE - 760-379-2618
19 - AMERICAN LEGION RIDERS POKER RUN - 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM - Lake Isabella Senior Center
22 - KRCWH GENERAL MEETING - 6:00 PM - CHATTERBOX CAFE - krcwh@kernvalley.com
19 - 3rd ANNUAL ELKS GOLF TOURNAMENT - 8:30 AM - KERN VALLEY GOLF COURSE - 760-376-6475
27* - LAKE ISABELLA BASS CLUB TOURNAMENT - Matt Smith: 760-223-3898
27* - CARTWRIGHT-HAYS ~ FISHING EVENT for persons with special needs - KR FISH HATCHERY - 10:00 - 2:00 - 760-549-3017
27* - 20th ANNUAL KV FALL NATURE & VULTURE FESTIVAL - PRESERVE - 9:00 am - 3pm 760-378-2029

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October

2-3 - PEDDLER'S FAIR - FAITH COMMUNITY GYM - WOFFORD HEIGHTS - Jeanette 760-376-6719
Friday 11:00 am to 6:30 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
9-10 - 40th ANNUAL KERNVILLE ROD RUN - KERNVILLE- 909-754-5270
10 - STAR PARTY - KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB - Starts at Dusk - Rich Burdge 760-376-1291 or 376-6290
10-12* - ST. JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH FALL FESTIVAL - WOFFORD HEIGHTS- 760-376-2416
11 - AUTOMOTIVE/MOTORCYCLE SWAP MEET at KERN VALLEY AIRPORT - 6:00 am - 2:00 pm - KERN VALLEY AIRPORT - RAVEN AVIATION - 760-378-3870
17 - KRV GOLF TOURNAMENT - LAKE ISABELLA - KRV C of C - 760-379-5236
Tee time 9:00 am / Dinner 4:00 pm
12* - AUTOMOTIVE SWAP MEET at KERN VALLEY AIRPORT - 8:00 am - 2:00 pm - KERN VALLEY AIRPORT - RAVEN AVIATION - 661-345-7755
12* - REVA'S 6th ANNUAL FUND RAISER DANCE - LAKE ISABELLA / LODGE PAINTED ROCK - 2:00 - 6:00 PM - Barbara Andrade (760) 338-8410
16 - DRIVE THRU COMMUNITY FLU SHOT - KERN VALLEY HOSPITAL - 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
16-19 - KERNVILLE MOUNTAIN BIKE FESTIVAL - KERNVILLE - 800-861-6553
18* - 3rd Annual WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE HEALTH EXPO- SENIOR CENTER - 8:00am - 1:00 pm - LAKE ISABELLA - Anna Leon 661-978-8712
18* - NUUI CUNNI INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER FUNDRAISER - 5:00pm - MT. MESA LANES - 760-549-0800
18 - KERN VALLEY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT - 4:00 PM - KERNVILLE ELEMENTARY - Info Bill O'Hara- 760-379-7879
Donations accepted at the door. Children no charge. Light refreshments served.
22 & 25*- KEEPERS OF THE KERN ~ RIVER TRASH CLEANUP - 10:00 pm to 2:00 PM - CAMP 3 - More Info - 760-376-2963
Meet and Camp 3. Bring gloves, a mask if you choose, trash bags, shovels and rakes. Water and lunch provided.
23-25 -WHISKEY FLAT ENCAMPMENT "HAUNTED" - KERNVILLE - 310-480-4252
23-26 - KERNVILLE FALL FESTIVAL - KERNVILLE - 760 376-2629
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.
27 - KAWAIISU CHAPTER MEETINGS - 12:00 noon- SENIOR CENTER -
27* - 4th ANNUAL KERN RIVER VALLEY GATHERING (Mountain Biking) - Keyesville - Bionicon USA, Paul 760-376-8600

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November

7 - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
8* - ANNUAL FALL GATHERING - NUUI CUNNI INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER - 9:00am - 3:00pm - 760-549-0800
14 - BUFFALO ROUNDUP TOY & POKER RUN - 9:30 AM - Dave's Sports Bar
14 - KRVECF HOLIDAY GALA - 5:30 PM TO 11:00 PM - KRV MASONIC LODGE- Debbie Hess (760) 709-1188
18* - DRIVE THROUGH FLU SHOT CLINIC - KERN VALLEY HOSPITAL PARKING LOT - $10.00 - 9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
21* - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.
21-23 - 28th ANNUAL JR. PHEASANT HUNT AT HANNING FLAT - 2 hunts daily, 8:00am - Noon - FISH & GAME HABITAT CLUB - 760-376-3178 / Email: FGHC
2014 Pheasant Hunt Downloads: Hunter Application / Dog Application
22* - LAKE ISABELLA BASS CLUB TOURNAMENT - Matt Smith: 760-223-3898
27* - Hoffman Hospice "LIGHT UP A LIFE", 5:30 pm in Circle Park, Kernville, Gretchen 661-410-1010
28* - ANNUAL CANDLE STROLL & LIVE NATIVITY- 6:00 PM CIRCLE PARK KERNVILLE - 760-376-2629
28 - ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE - 10:00 am -LAKE ISABELLA - KERN RIVER VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE- 760-379-5236

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December

6* - 13th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN KERNVILLE & PARADE OF GIVING- KERNVILLE - 4:00 PM CIRCLE PARK - Darlene Randall: 760-376-3998
6* - 6th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SHOP HOP - KERNVILLE MERCHANTS- 5:00 TO 8:00 pm KERNVILLE - 760-376-2629
6* - CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR / KRV WOMAN'S CLUB - 5:00 PM - MT. VIEW BAPTIST CHURCH - 760-376-1823 or 760-379-7220
13* - LAKE ISABELLA BASS CLUB TOURNAMENT - Matt Smith: 760-223-3898
14* - KERN VALLEY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT "CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY & WINTER MUSIC" - 4:00 PM - KERNVILLE ELEMENTARY - Info Bill O'Hara- 760-379-7879
Donations accepted at the door. Children no charge. Light refreshments served.
19* - MONTHLY STAR PARTY~KRV ASTRONOMY CLUB, at DUSK - FAIRVIEW - Rich Burdge: 760 376-1291
Open to the Public. Star Parties start at dusk. Look for the orange cones at entrance.
21* - ANNUAL KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY AT THE ELKS - 2:00 - 4:00 PM - Elks Lodge Wofford Heights: 760-376-6475
The party starts at 2:00 and every child that visits with Santa will get cookies, soft drinks and a Christmas present.
29* - 36th ANNUAL KRV CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT - PRESERVE - 760-378-2029

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January 2017

10* - Man and Women of the Year Awards Dinner & Installation - LOCATION TBA - KRV Chamber - 760-379-5236

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