Nov. 10—Bakersfield celebrates its veterans throughout the year, but especially on Veterans Day.
The biggest event Saturday is the annual Veterans Day Parade, with a theme of "Veterans prepared to serve," in downtown Bakersfield.
The parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from L and 21st streets. The parade route moves west on 21st, turns south on G Street for one block, then turns east on 20th Street, finishing up in the vicinity of 20th and P streets.
Also, American Legion Post 26, 2020 H St., hosts breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Veterans eat free. Cost for non-veterans is $8.
Following the parade, from noon to 2 p.m., lunch will be served, with burgers ($8) and tri-tip sandwiches ($15) on the menu. Veterans eat free. Donations are accepted.
The Portrait of a Warrior Gallery, 1925 Eye St., will be open for docent-led tours after the parade, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.