on Sat. October 21 @ 5-8pm

The County of Kern presents the First Annual “Hart Park After Dark” — on Sat. October 21st @ 5-8pm, in Section 7 of Hart Memorial Park in Bakersfield. This is a FREE family-fun event.

Activities will include:
-Star Gazing @ 7:15pm with Kern County Astronomical Society
-The PopUp Library Presents Spooky Stories for Families @ 5:30pm, and Scary Stories for Young Adults @ 7:30pm
-Camo-Face Painting & Pull Up Bar with Kern County Veterans Services
-Rock Painting with the Kern County Department of Human Services
-Live Music with DJ: The Phantom Stranger, and Band: Heavy Vinyl
-Photo Opportunities with Roaming Reptiles, Omnipresent Puppet Theatre, Magician Christopher Lopez, & Kern County Fire Trucks
-Bookmark & Spider Hat Crafts with the Kern County Library
-Shooting for the Stars: Photo Booth with Props & Corn Hole, with Kern County Human Resources
-FREE drawing for prizes, books, & more!
-& Food Vendors including cotton candy, Brazilian Hot Dog, & La Rosa

ALSO:
-Bike Ride with Bike Bakersfield
Bike Riders meet at 6:30pm.
Take a bike ride, starting in Section 7, at the Hart Park After Dark event, to CALM.
Riders MUST have their own gear: bike, head light, tail light or rear reflector, and if you are under 18, a helmet.

AND:
-Night Hike with the Kern County Library
Hikers meet at 6pm.
Meet at Section 7 at the Hart Park After Dark event. The hike will be through flat land & will feature Hart Park history.
Hikers are encouraged to: wear appropriate shoes and bring a flashlight.

COSTUME CONTEST:
Best Costume • Babies & Kids
Spookiest Costume • Babies & Kids
Cutest Costume • Babies & Kids
Best Costume • Tweens & Teens
Scariest Costume • Tweens & Teens
Most Original Costume • Tweens & Teens
Best Costume • 18+
Best Couple Costume • 18+

Directions to Hart Park After Dark:
– Hart Park After Dark will take place in the Section 7 Picnic Grounds. –

FROM THE WEST ENTRANCE:
1. Continue on Alfred Harrel Highway.
2. Left on Mirror Drive.
3. Slight left onto River Road.
4. Follow the road. The event will be on your right-hand side.

FROM THE EAST ENTRANCE:
1. Veer right onto River Road.
2. Stay right on River Road. The event will be on your left-hand side.

Attendees are encouraged to:
Bring flashlights!
Wear costumes!
Bring lawn chairs!

PROGRAM PARTNERS: This event is made possible through the Kern County Library, the County Administrative Office, & Kern County General Services – Parks.
SPECIAL THANKS to Kern County Veterans Services, Kern County Roads Department, Chairman Zack Scrivner, Supervisor Mick Gleason, Supervisor Mike Maggard, Supervisor David Couch, & Supervisor Leticia Perez.
ALSO SPECIAL THANKS to CocaCola for donating beverages.

Need more information about the event?
Email jasmin.lobasso@kernlibrary.org

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