Kern County Events

Our Signature Events


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Kern County Economic Summit

Presented by: Kern Economic Development Corporation, California State University, Bakersfield, Greater Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce

This annual program, held in March, features economists and business leaders who provided valuable information designed to educate and broaden perspectives on international, national, regional and — most importantly — local economies, while providing a forum to discover ways to sustain and advance economic prosperity in our growing region.

27th Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

Presented by: Kern EDC

Each summer, Kern EDC celebrates its anniversary with investors and partners. Established in 1988 by some of the most forward-thinking members of our business community, Kern EDC was assembled with the goal of taking advantage of Kern County’s natural strengths and using them to build a more diversified economy.

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Kern County Energy Summit

Presented by: Kern EDC

Each fall, energy innovation and development as it impacts Kern County is always at the heart of the Energy Summit. Since 2007, this regionally-renowned event has served as a timely and relevant platform for information on energy innovation and development as it affects Kern County’s position as a U.S. industry leader.