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Special Events

Zalud House Museum Pioneer Days & Rib Cook-Off

Saturday, October 13, 2018
Downtown Porterville
(Rib Cook-Off begins at 7am)

Rib Cook-Off, Pioneer Days Pageants, Live Shoot Out on Main Street, Historical Re-enactments and Displays, vendors, food and much more! 

All proceeds go directly to preserve and protect the Zalud House Museum.

Veterans Day Run
10k, 5k, & 5k Walk

November 12, 2018
7:30 am
Downtown Porterville

This event features a 10K Run as well as a 5K run, 5K walk and a Kid’s Fun Run.  The race begins at 7:30 a.m. in front of City Hall (291 N. Main Street) Downtown Porterville.

Awards will be given to 1st through 3rd place in each age category for running and walking events.  All participants will receive an official race day shirt.

Free Fun Run for children 10 and under (Fun Run will be about 3 blocks long).

Pre-register at the Heritage Center, 256 E Orange Ave, online or between 6am- 6:45am the day of. 

Zalud House "Old Fashioned Christmas" Candlelight Tours 

Select weekends in December .

Seasonal displays with vintage decorations and yuletide piano music.  Guided tours and refreshments. 

Admission:  Adults $2, Children $.50

Youth Track & Field Meet

City Youth Track Meet - April 6, 2018

County Track Meet - April 21, 2018

Spring Egg Hunt

Sports Complex
March 31, 2018

2:00 pm

Thousands of candy and toy filled eggs make their way to the hunting area for this fast and furious event. Selected eggs contain raffle tickets redeemable for prizes.  Baskets allowed for 2/3 year olds only.  No parents allowed in the hunting area. 

Don't miss a visit from the bunny! 

Porterville Corporate Games

Local companies and businesses compete against each other for their chance to win the prestigious Corporate Cup!  Volleyball, Darts, Bowling, Spelling Bee, Dodge Ball, 45 Second Shoot Out, Disc Golf, Double Table Tennis and Wii Just Dance.

Tons of fun and a great way to network with other businesses and members of the community!

Summer Night Lights

Fridays in June and July

Free, Friday evening events for the family!  Activities will include games, a movie, arts & crafts, competitions, and more.  Everything is free including hot dogs, chips, and a drink. 

Co-sponsored by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors as part of their Step Up Program.

The City of Porterville will make all reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to enjoy all of its facilities, programs, services and activities.  Anyone requiring special assistance please call 782-7536.

Music on Main Street- Fall Series

Friday evenings September & October, Centennial Park, Main Street, 6pm-8pm

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a Friday evening of music and relaxation in Centennial Park on Main Street.  In conjunction with the Porterville Chamber of Commerce, Music on Main features local talent every Friday evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm in September and October.

For more information, or if anyone is interested in performing at Music on Main Street, contact the Porterville Chamber of Commerce at 784-7502.

Senior Christmas Luncheon


Featuring the Fabulous Studio Band!

Dinner, dancing and door prizes! Tickets are $10.00 in advance or at the door.  Space is limited! Buy your tickets early.  Tickets may be purchased at the Heritage Center, 256 E. Orange.

New Years Eve Gala

December 31, 2017
Veterans Memorial Building
(1900 W. Olive Ave)
8 pm-Midnight
$10 per person

Live Music by Jerry Hall and Trick Shot, dancing, party favors, food and more!  This event is for adults only.

Freedom Fest
Presented by the City of Porterville and Tule River Tribe

June 30, 2018

9pm-9:30pm Fireworks Show
Sports Complex
Presale:  $10 per car; Day of: $15 per car

Entertainment for the entire family; Live Music, Beer Garden, Vendors, Food or bring your own BBQ. 

Dive-In Theatre

Watch a movie from inside the refreshing City Pool.  A great time for the entire family. Gates open at 7:30pm and the movie begins at dusk.

Spring Fishing Derby

Murry Park Pond
March 10, 2018 
For kids 2-15

Bring your pole and bait to the stocked Murry Park Pond.  Age divisions:  2-7, 8-15. Child must be able to reel in their own fish.  Trophies to the top 3 in each age division plus a trophy for the big fish of the day.  

$3 in advance.  SPACE IS LIMITED!  No day of sales!

Spring Kids Fest

Sports Complex    

March 31,2018
$5 in advance, $7 day of

A 100' giant slide, carnival rides, rock climbing wall, bounce houses, games, dance performances, information booths, food, music and more.  Geared for ages 2-12. 

Music on Main- Spring Series

Friday evenings April, May and June

Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a Friday evening of music and relaxation in Centennial Park on Main Street.  In conjunction with the Porterville Chamber of Commerce, Music on Main features local talent every Friday evening from 6:00pm-8:00pm in April, May and June.  Some chairs are provided.

For more information about Music on Main Street, or if you are looking to perform, contact the Porterville Chamber of Commerce at 559-784-7502.



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