The Fourth of July is the most beloved national holiday in the US commemorating the birth of American liberation. It is celebrated with merriment ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to a more casual family get-together and barbecues.
Bakersfield is one city that enjoys a rich heritage and many traditions including the Independence Day celebration. And just like any other year, it is again ready to mark the holiday in a grand fashion for 2018 with a firework show!
The Fourth at River Walk
The Fourth at River Walk has become a well-attended favorite in Bakersfield County and is back again! Featuring live music by Mento Buro from 7 pm – 9 pm. Fireworks start at 9:15 pm. As any of the previous years, this is fun for the family featuring kids activities, food, games and more. Alcohol consumption is allowed with a permit that can be purchased on-site for $1. Parking is free but limited. Early arrival is suggested. Happening at The Park at River Walk, 11200 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA, 93313 from 7 pm till 9:45 pm.
Planning To Stay Home Instead…?
If you are instead thinking about staying home and hosting an awesome 4th of July party, here are some money saving tips that won’t hurt your budget:
- Themed Decorations – Use inexpensive themed decorations like balloons in patriotic colors of red, white and blue that can easily be bought from dollar stores.
- Food – Make a list of who will be coming to the party and base your food around that to avoid serving more than your guests will eat. If you’re having a backyard barbecue, cooking burgers and steaks for multiple guests can become expensive, so think about alternative options like hot dogs.
- Drinks – The 4th of July is usually a casual affair, so sodas, beer, and lemonade usually work best!
- Entertainment – Fireworks are a popular form of entertainment. Invite all of the neighbors over and combine your fireworks display in a big block-party type atmosphere.
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