Eat, Drink & Play

Kern County has plenty of events, festivals, great restaurants and nightlife to appeal to people of all ages!

For details on 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
View Visit Bakersfield’s Website

Local Events & Festivals

First Fridays  
Bakersfield Condors Hockey
CSU Bakersfield Athletics
Bakersfield College Athletics
Whiskey Flat Days
Grand Fondo
Bakersfield Jazz Festival
County and Craft Beer Festival
Garden Fest
Macaroni and Cheese Festival
Scottish Gathering & Games
Basque Festival 
The Great 48 Hour Bluegrass Jam
Tehachapi Mountain Festival
Bakersfield Village Fest
Kern County Fair
Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival
Greek Food Festival
Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival
Bakersfield Bacon and Craft Beer Festival
Bakersfield Uncorked Wine Fest
Outside the Box Film Festival
Holiday Lights at CALM

Farm to Table

Brimhall Farmers Market
Haggin Oaks Farmers Market
Lakeshore Farmers’ Market
Nuui Cunni Farmers’ Market
Valley Farmers’ Market
Oildale Farmers’ Market
Main Street Farmers’ Market (Tehachapi)
Tesch Family Farms
Taft Farmers’ Market




24th Street Café
Benji’s French Basque Restaurant
Bill Lee’s Bambo Chopsticks
Café Med Restaurant and Gourmet Shoppe
Chef’s Choice Noodle Bar
Dagny’s Coffee
Rosemary’s Family Creamery
Dewars Ice Cream & Candy Shop
Frugatti’s Italian Eatery
J’s Place
Jake’s Original Tex Mex
KC Steak House
Little Italy
Luigi’s Restaurant & Deli
Mama Roomba Caribbean Restaurant
Mama Tosca’s Italian Restaurant
Mexicali Mexican Restaurant
Narducci’s Cafe
Noriega Hotel Restaurant
Pyrenees Cafe
Salty’s BBQ and Catering
Sequoia Sandwich Company
The Belvedere Room – The Padre Hotel
Urrichio’s Trattoria Italian Restaurant
Wool Growers Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge



Lengthwise Brewing Company
Temblor Brewing
Kern River Brewing Company
Indian Wells Brewery
Dionysus Brewing





Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace
Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame
Bright House Networks Amphitheatre
Fox Theater
Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center






Bakersfield Museum Trail
Kern County Museum
Buena Vista Museum of Natural History
California Living Museum (CALM)
Minter Field Air Museum
Vernon P. Saxon Flight Museum
U.S. Naval Museum of Armament and Technology at China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station (NAWS)





First Friday Art Walk
Via Arte
Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra
Bakersfield Museum of Art