Thursday is officially the big day but people have been celebrating the nation's birth in Kern County since Saturday.

Wasco, Delano, Taft, Shafter, McFarland and Buttonwillow have had their big holiday fun, setting the stage for the remaining celebrations in 优蜜传媒, Tehachapi and Lake Isabella.

Stefani Dias can be reached at 661-395-7488. Follow her on Twitter at @realstefanidias.