• Kerman Community Food Bank

This is a reminder for people in need of food, Kerman Community Bank is here to help. If someone in the Kerman area needs food, they should apply at the Kerman Senior Center, 720 S. 8th Street or call 559-846-8463. The Food Bank is open on Wednesdays from 10am- 11am, but the Senior Center can help with food at other times in emergency situations. We need information as to the need, names, and number of family members. We are not a “Soup Kitchen” and people can come once a month for food. We do not give information to any other agency – such as INS, IRS, etc. Kerman Community Bank welcomes all donations of money, dried or canned foods. If you need more information, please call the Senior Center at 846-9324 or Meg Winchester at 559-846-8114.

  • Kerman Cooling Centers

City of Kerman cooling centers will open when the heat index is predicted to reach 105 degrees for more two or more days and overnight lows that do not fall below 80 degrees at the following locations:

  • Scout Hut: Monday – Friday,  Noon – 9:00 pm; Kerckhoff Park (off 4th St.); Please call 846-4809 or 351-8234 to have facility opened.
  • Senior Center:  Monday – Friday, Noon – 4:00 pm 720 Eighth St.; 846-4809 or 351-8234
  • Kerman Library: 15081 W. Kearney Blvd. (559) 846-8804

Monday – 10 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday – 10 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday – 12 pm – 7 pm
Thursday – 12 pm – 7 pm
Friday – 10 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday – 10 am – 3:30 pm

Residents with questions regarding cooling centers may contact staff directly at the phone numbers given or call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 846-9328.

Transportation is available through Kerman Dial-A-Ride Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. There will be no charge on the Dial-A-Ride  system for riders to cooling centers. Riders must advise dispatch when scheduling pick-up that they desire to be taken to a cooling center. Residents may contact Dial-A-Ride at 846-7914.

  • Kerman Harvest Festival & Parade – “The Fabulous Fifties”

The Kerman Chamber of Commerce will host the annual Harvest Festival on Thursday, September 13 at 5:00 p.m. The carnival, a four-day event, offers food, miscellaneous vendors, Paul Maurer Shows Carnival, entertainment, and music nightly.  Come out and dance outdoors under the stars!

The 74th Kerman Harvest Festival Parade is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 at 10:00 a.m. in downtown Kerman with the procession on Madera Avenue from ‘A’ Street to ‘G’ Street – Download Parade Application Here

Harvest Festival Event Schedule

Opening Ceremony–Thursday 7:15 p.m.
Grand Marshal Presentation–Paul Toste, Grand Marshal


Thursday–6:45 p.m.–Kerman Community Band
Thursday–8:00 p.m.–KHS Jazz Band
Thursday–8:30 p.m.–Mellowtones
Friday–7:30 p.m.–Los Ramonsitos De Nuevo Leon
Friday–9:30 p.m.–Grupo Tropimar El Terror De La Costa
Saturday–11:30 a.m.–KHS Mariachi Band
Saturday–8:30 p.m.–Twi’Lighters Band
Sunday–3:00 p.m.–Teocalli Folkloric Dancers & Grupo Latino America from Chihuahua
Sunday–7:30 p.m.–Mariachi Cachanilla

Activities & Entertainment

Thursday–5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Senior’s Bingo
Friday–6:15 p.m. Cornhole Tournament Registration
Friday–7:00 p.m. Cornhole Tournament
Saturday–10:00 a.m. 74th Annual Kerman Harvest Parade & Car Show, Parade Theme:  Fabulous Fifties
Saturday–11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. KHF Car Show, North Entrance Kerckhoff Park, Madera Ave. & G St.
Saturday–12:00 p.m. Photo Opt:  Minion & Super Heroes & Coloring Contest Awards
Saturday–1:00 p.m. Parade Awards
Sunday– 5:00 p.m. Homemade Salsa Contest
Sunday–6:00 p.m. Payansina Naranjita

Carnival Hours

Thursday, Sept. 13–5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 14–5:00 p.m. – 12:00 midnight
Saturday, Sept. 15–11:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Sunday, Sept. 16–3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Carnival Admission

Thursday–FREE Admission
Friday–FREE Admission for Veterans with valid ID
Friday, Saturday & Sunday–$6.00 Adult  $3.00 Child 4-10

Community Groups & Organizations in which KOKO has valuable Community Partnerships

  • Kerman Chamber of Commerce
  • Kerman Girl Scouts
  • City Of Kerman – City Council
  • City of Fresno
  • WIC – Fresno
  • Ad Council – USA
  • Fresno County Libraries – Kerman Branch Library
  • City of Kerman – Planning Commission
  • Youth Leadership Institute 
  • Kerman Parks, Recreation & Community Services
  • Fresno Parks and Recreation
  • Kerman Covenant Church
  • Feed My Sheep Ministries – Fresno
  • Fresno Police Dept.
  • Valley Caregiver Resource Center


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