Balsam Street in the heart of Downtown Ridgecrest comes alive for this event. Featuring numerous food trucks, treat vendors, and visiting wineries along with live music and yard games A Night on Balsam is a great time. Stop by for a drink, enjoy the band, and stop by some of our local shops and make an evening out of it!
Located in the center of town, at 100 W. California Avenue is our City Hall, our Community Center (Kerr McGee Community Center) and our City Tree. In the middle of the Civic Center drive it stands just waiting all year for its time to shine. Each year near the beginning of December the City Parks and Recreation Department hosts a holiday community event and tree lighting, cocoa, crafts, and other festive activities. Its a wonderful time to come out and enjoy some Ridgecrest togetherness in celebration of the holiday season.