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

Bakersfield Condors Hockey
Bakersfield College Athletics
Bakersfield Jazz Festival
Basque Festival
County and Craft Beer Festival
CSU Bakersfield Athletics
Kern County Fair
Lightining in a Bottle
Grand Fondo
Greek Food Festival
Scottish Gathering & Games
Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival
Whiskey Flat Days





Farm to Table

Brimhall Farmers Market
Haggin Oaks Farmers Market
Main Street Farmers’ Market (Tehachapi)
Market on the Hill
Nuui Cunni Farmers’ Market
Taft Farmers’ Market
Valley Farmers’ Market





The 18hundred
The Belvedere Room – The Padre Hotel
Bill Lee’s Bambo Chopsticks
Café Med Restaurant and Gourmet Shoppe
Chef’s Choice Noodle Bar
Café Smitten
Dagny’s Coffee
Dewars Ice Cream & Candy Shop
Dot x Ott
Frugatti’s Italian Eatery
Jake’s Original Tex Mex
KC Steak House
Luigi’s Restaurant & Deli
Mama Roomba Caribbean Restaurant
Mexicali Mexican Restaurant
Noriega Hotel Restaurant
Pyrenees Cafe
Rosemary’s Family Creamery
Salty’s BBQ and Catering
Urrichio’s Trattoria Italian Restaurant
Wool Growers Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge






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





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






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





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