Events Calendar

2018 Sierra South Kern River Events

  • Chevron down March 17: Kayaking Classes & Raft Trips Begin!
  • Book kayaking or rafting today!

  • Chevron down March 24-25: Class 2-3 Guide School Try-Outs
  • These Guide School tryouts are for those who would like to guide the Lickety Split section of the Upper Kern River for Sierra South’s rafting season.

  • Chevron down March 26-31: Class 2-3 Guide School
  • This Guide School is for those who would like to guide the Lickety Split section of the Upper Kern River for Sierra South’s rafting season.

  • Chevron down March 31: Sierra South Upper Kern Cleanup
  • Sierra South is pitching in to help clean up the Upper Kern section of the river.

  • Chevron down April 6-8: Gold Medal Kayaking Camp #1
  • Gold Medal Camp is a 3-day spring whitewater instructional program designed for all skill levels and taught by National Team Kayaking coach Bob Campbell and other world-class kayakers.

  • Chevron down April 9-11: Gold Medal Kayaking Camp #2
  • Gold Medal Camp is a 3-day spring whitewater instructional program designed for all skill levels and taught by National Team Kayaking coach Bob Campbell and other world-class kayakers.

  • Chevron down April 28-29: KVRC's Kern River Festival
  • Brush Creek Races, Triathlon, Mini-me Raft Races, TJ Slalom & Downriver

    *April 28: KVRC’s Brush Creek Extreme Kayak Race

    Website: kernfestival.com

  • Chevron down May 12-13: Spring Sale & Free Whitewater Kayak Demo
  • Come join us as we kick off the whitewater season with our Spring Sale. It’s a Great time to get new boats and gear at great savings. Sale lasts for this weekend only! Free Demo 10am-3pm. Some restrictions apply to kayak demos.

  • Chevron down May 12: Customer Appreciation Party
  • Sierra South is having a customer appreciation party.

  • Chevron down June 11-18: Guide Appreciation Week
  • Kern Guides currently working for Sierra South, Kern River Tours, Whitewater Voyages, Kern River Outfitters, Mountain & River Adventures, Eagle Rafting or SoCal Rafting will receive 25% off any purchases made at Sierra South during this week!

    In-stock items only. Discounts cannot be combined with already discounted items. Discount does not apply to kayaks.

  • Chevron down July 7: Lake Kayak & SUP Demo
  • Are you interested in trying out a Lake Kayak or perhaps a Standup Paddleboard? Well then, come on out to Sierra South’s Free Lake Kayak and SUP Demo. Meet up with old friends, or make some new friends. Free Demo 10am-3pm.

  • Chevron down August 11-12: Sizzlin' Summer Sale!
  • Sierra South’s Sizzlin Summer Sale is August 11 & 12.  It’s a Great time to get new boats and gear at great savings. Sale lasts for this weekend only!

  • Chevron down Aug 24- Sept 3: Sierra South's Labor Day Sale
  • Sierra South’s Labor Day Sale is August 24 -Sept 3.  It’s a great time to get new gear at great savings.

  • Chevron down Oct 20: Rockin River Beer & Music Festival 2018
  • Starts at Noon.
    Rivernook Campround, 14001 Sierra Way, Kernville
    Over 25 independant breweries, live music and more! All proceeds benefit Kern River
    Conservancy.

  • Chevron down Oct 27-28: Whiskey Flats Fall Festival
  • Riverside Park and Circle Park, Kernville
    Festival features live music, Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk, Lawn Mower Racing, Dachshund
    Races, Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, Costume Contest, Pet Costume Contest, Pumpkin
    Patch, Farmer’s Market, Chili Cook-off, free petting farm, food/shopping vendors and much
    more!

  • Chevron down Nov 3: Cork N Fork – Wine, Food & Music Festival
  • 12 pm – 4 pm
    Rivernook Campground, 14001 Sierra Way, Kernville
    Featuring some of the best wines from the Central Coast with winemakers and winery reps
    doing the pouring! Showcasing some of the amazing food the Kern Valley restaurants have
    to offer! All while listening to some of our favorite live music!

  • Chevron down Nov 24- Dec 31: Christmas in Kernville
  • Christmas in Kernville has been an annual tradition for over 25 years. The Celebration works in conjunction with the Christmas in Kernville Toy Drive. This toy drive allows us to provide a memorable Christmas for our local children.
    Circle Park transforms into Santa’s Village. Starting Nov 24-Dec 31. Santa arrives in the park weekly starting Nov 24 – Dec 22 Wednesday’s from 5 pm-7 pm and Saturday’s 1 pm-3 pm. Parents, bring your cameras!
    Nov 24 is also the Lake Isabella Christmas Parade! Enjoy the parade and then come up to Kernville after for some incredible Small Business Saturday Deals in Circle Park. Our local farmers market and vendors will be in downtown from 9 am-1 pm. More info on the Lake Isabella Parade can be found here: Christmas Parade
    Nov. 24 will also be the Parade of Giving Toy Drive where Santa heads out with the local car club to collect toys for the Christmas in Kernville Toy Drive. Locals get your toys ready. Santa will head up Burlando and Sirretta Streets.
    On Friday night Dec 7, is the Christmas Candlelight stroll lead by the Kern Valley Chorus-The local Sweet Adeline Chapter. Refreshments will be provided. Event is weather permitting.
    On Thursday, Dec 20, at 5 pm Santa will be handing out gifts to the local children at the Kernville Chamber community Hall. *Children must be on the list provided by Kernville Elementary.*

Sierra South
Mountain Sports
Phone (800) 457-2082
Map Marker

11300 Kernville Road
Kernville, California 93238

Sierra South operates under permits issued by: Sequoia National Forest, Klamath National Forest, and the National Park Service/Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Sierra South is an equal opportunity recreation service provider.

Hours of Operation

Store: 10am – 5pm, Mon-Fri

           10am – 4pm, Sat-Sun

Reservations: 10am – 2pm, Mon-Fri

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