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By The Bakersfield Californian
Fourth of July celebrations
"The Fourth at River Walk," music by Foster Campbell & Friends, Sunnyside Jazz Band, food vendors, children activities, 5 to 9:30 p.m., Bright House Networks Amphitheatre, 11200 Stockdale Highway. There will be a charge for goods and beverages, and children's activities. Outside food and beverages are allowed. Fireworks and music are free. 852-7300.
Bakersfield Blaze vs. Lake Elsinore, 7:45 p.m. (with a fireworks show to follow the game), Sam Lynn Ballpark, 4009 Chester Ave. $7-$12. bakersfieldblaze.com or 716-HITS.
Fourth of July Music & Fireworks, music by Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra, featuring show tunes, movie music, patriotic songs, light classical music, gates open at 4 p.m.; begins at 5 p.m.; fireworks going off at 9 p.m., Coy Burnett Stadium, Tehachapi Blvd., Tehachapi. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Free. 821-7511.
I Love America -- Freedom Celebration, patriotic music, skydivers, the singing flag, aerial fireworks, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Bakersfield College, Memorial Stadium, 1801 Panorama Drive. $5-$15. Visit iloveamericabakersfield.com.
Fourth of July All Community Family Picnic, food and craft vendors, watermelon and pie eating contests, best homemade ice cream contest, water slides, children's bike parade, live music, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rails to Trails, 6th and Main streets, Taft. Free. 765-2165.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July, tug-o-war, sack races, three-legged races, egg toss, pie eating contest, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fort Tejon State Historic Park, off Interstate 5 just north of Lebec. Bring a picnic lunch. $7 adults, $3 children, free for children 6 and under. 248-6692.
Star Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Show, hosted by Kiwanis Club of Delano, begins at dusk, Delano Airport, 1212 Airport Dr., Delano. Free. 725-2518.
Fireworks Show by the Lake, 9 p.m., Engineer Point, Highway 155, Lake Isabella. Free. 760-379-5236.
NASCAR & KUZZ Fireworks Night, Pro Late Models 100, CITGO Lubricants Late Models 50, Mini Stocks, Legends, Bandoleros, 6 p.m., Kern County Raceway Park, 13500 Raceway Boulevard. $8-$45. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or 835-1264.