The Bakersfield Police Department will be putting up Temporary No Parking signs along the 2018 Christmas Parade route and staging event areas in downtown Bakersfield Thursday and shutting down several streets to make the event safe and enjoyable. Sergent Brian Holcombe says if residents don’t obey the rules, their car may get stuck behind a barricade or worse, be towed. BPD says there will be plenty of warning signs posted several hours in advance and strict parking guidelines will be enforced along the parade route to ensure the safety of the floats and marching bands. Sergeant Holcombe suggests residents stay out of the but downtown area if they are not attending the event Thursday, December 6th at 6:00 p.m.

There will be Temporary “NO PARKING” signs placed between “F” Street – “Q” Street and 19th Street – 23rd Street. The No Parking in these areas will be in effect 4:00 p.m. – 9:00p.m.
The area of 21st Street – 22nd between “H” Street – Eye Street will have Temporary “NO PARKING” signs which will be in effect from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Vehicles that are still inside the parade route by 5:00 p.m. WILL BE TOWED.

On the map below, the GREEN lines depict the parade route and YELLOW / RED / BLUE lines depict the staging areas for the parade floats, vehicles in the parade, and marching bands. Click to open a map of the parade route posted.

Jill Michaels

Parade Map