California Festivals


Kerman Harvest Festival & Parade

September 14-17, 2023

Kerckhoff Park
15061 West G St.
Kerman, CA
$10, $5 age 4-9 years,
$40 unlimited rides wristband, good for 1 day use!

The four-day event opens on Thursday at 5  p.m. featuring food,  vendors, Johnson Amusements Carnival, entertainment, and music nightly - dance outdoors under the stars!

PARADE Saturday September 16, 2023

Theme: There is No Place Like Home

Join  the celebration of the 79th Annual Kerman Harvest Festival Parade! The parade starts at 10 a.m. in downtown Kerman.

Route: Parade travels down Madera Avenue from  A Street to  G  Street.

Grand Marshal 2023 is Wally Ihde, owner of Wally's Tire & Wheel, representing his home Kerman for nearly 50 years !


September 14, 2023 The Josh Day Band
September 15, 2023 Thunder Rolls, Garth Brooks Tribute + Midnight Run, Journey tribute
September 16, 2023 Nick Slater + The Tulare Dust Band
September 17, 2023 Sonora SanJose
September 17, 2023 The Outlaw Mariachi

The festival's highlights are the Saturday parade, and four days of carnival rides & games, concerts, exhibits, contests, vendor booths and a chance to mix & mingle with neighbors, spend time with family members or serve as volunteers to for an event produce by Kerman Chamber of Commerce.

At the Kerman Harvest Festival

Exhibit Hall with displays

Saturday Parade

Johnston Amusements

Games and rides for all ages

Nightly concerts

Tractor Displays

Cornhole, Bingo

From August through October, mechanical tree "shakers" harvest  California almond crops. Kerman celebrates almonds with its Almond Festival, usually in May. The Harvest Festival in September pays homage to and celebrates not only almonds, but other fruits & vegetables grown in Fresno County. From raisins to organic heirloom tomatoes, wine or table grapes to melons, you'll likely see an abundance of crops grown in and around Kerman where over 50 farms and food growing or distribution businesses exist.

Many of the people attending Kerman's Harvest festival work in the food business and for them, the festival and parade brings great pride and reason for celebrating the strengths of this mostly farming community.




Kerman Almond Festival


Saturday, May 6, 2023, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kerckhoff Park
15061 West G St.
Kerman, CA
Free admission, | KermanSeniorCenter

Fun Run

5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run 9 a.m. 
Registration on $25,

Funds raised go towards an Agriculture Scholarship. All family members are invited to join the fun! Following the Run/Walk, the Festival will begin at 11 am. The Kerman Almond Festival Fun Run/Walk is a family event with a Kids run for 12 and under and a 5K Walk or Run for participants 13 and older.  Medals for 1st-3rd in each age bracket.


Car Show

Kerman Almond Festival & Car Show 11 a.m.-3 p.m. City of Kerman produces this event with registrations usually $15-20. Contact the city to register. Prizes awarded for best cars. All vehicle types welcome.

Photo Contest

This is no ordinary photo contest. Kerman Almond Festival Photo Competition requires pictures be agriculture related, and taken in Fresno County. Capture the beauty of Kerman's farmland and agriculture for a chance to win. In 2023 the winning photo will be featured on the Sebastian Phone Book cover. Ribbons for 1st, 2nd & 3rd plus honorable mention. Bring photo entries to Kerman Senior Center, 720 S. 8th St. by May 4, 2023, 3 p.m. Entries will be displayed at the festival 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kids Zone

Giant bounce houses, games and pony rides and Reptile Ron is back with some of his tortoises and other reptiles.

Annual Kerman Almond Festival

  • 11 a.m. Almond Festival begins 
  • Food vendors
  • Wine Tasting
  • Salsa Contest
  • Almond Baking contest
  • Agricultural-Related Photo Contest
  • Arts and Crafts vendors
  • Bands Studio 22 and Mariachi Leon

Enjoy live entertainment, a variety of food vendors, an Almond Baking contest, Kids zone with bounce houses, an Agricultural-Related Photo Competition, Wine Tasting, Arts & Crafts, Car Show and much more!

Founded in 2015, Almond Festival is a relatively new event. Celebrating the local almond crop, enjoy themed events such as a Almond Fun Run, Car Show, Agriculture-Related Photo Contest and more. Live Entertainment, Food, Almond Baking Contest, Kids Zone, Wine Tasting, Arts & Crafts, and More. Food, Music, Arts & Crafts, Car Show and a day in the park all offer the perfect way to start your summer.

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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