Kern County has plenty of activities to keep folks of all ages entertained. Enjoy shows and activities designed to appeal to youth, and those who are young at heart.

Professional Sports

For upcoming events, from music and sports to business and fine dining, visit the sites below.

View Kern County’s Calendar
View the Board of Trade’s Calendar



Rabobank Arena

The Rabobank Arena, Theater and Convention Center is a performing arts theater, arena and convention facility located in Bakersfield.


Crystal Palace

Buck Owens Crystal Palace

Buck Owens Crystal Palace is a music hall located in Bakersfield. It was constructed by Buck Owens, and was opened in 1996. Primarily it is a performance venue for country western music, although other music genres have been heard there.



Fox Theater

The Fox Theater is located at 2001 H Street in Downtown Bakersfield. The theater, which opened on Christmas Day, 1930 is the performing arts hub of downtown Bakersfield, and hosts a variety of performing talent, ranging from ballets to contemporary pop and rock acts.


KC museum

Kern County Museum

The Kern County Museum is a history museum located in Bakersfield. Its main focus is the history of Kern County. One of the museum’s prominent features is Pioneer Village.



California Living Museum

The California Living Museum is a zoo and living museum in Bakersfield. The primary focuses are plants and animals that are native to California, specifically Kern County.


Museum of Art

Bakersfield Museum of Art

The Bakersfield Museum of Art  is located in Central Park, on the corner of 19th St. and R St. in Bakersfield. It has four galleries, which contains a permanent collection mainly from regional artists, as well as room for traveling art exhibits. In 1991, it was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.