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Annual Events

Each year Bakersfield hosts festivals and events attended by locals and visitors alike.

Please click on an event for more information.

Ongoing Events
First Fridays
Bakersfield Condors Hockey 
California State University Athletics
Bakersfield College Athletics

January
Polar Bear Plunge
The Great 48 Hour Bluegrass Jam

February
Whiskey Flat Days (Kernville, CA)

March
Amestoy's Chile Verde Cookoff
Bakersfield Fiesta/ United Square Dancers
CIF State Wrestling Championships
March Meet

April
Bakersfield Jazz Festival
Country and Craft Beer Festival
Garden Fest
Macaroni and Cheese Festival
NSRA Western Nationals
Scottish Gathering and Games

May
Basque Festival 
Bike Festival
Cherry Festival
Menudo Cook-off
Stampede Days Rodeo
Third Thursdays

August
Tehachapi Mountain Festival (Tehachapi, CA)

September
Bakersfield Village Fest
Kern County Fair
Women's Business Conference

October
ARTini
Bakersfield Halloween Town
California Hot Rod Reunion
Bakersfield Celtic Music Festival
Fall Family Fun Fest
Greek Food Festival
Korean Festival
Third Thursdays
Via Arte Italian Street Painting Festival

November
Bakersfield Bacon and Craft Beer Festival
Bakersfield Uncorked Wine Fest
Outside the Box Film Festival

December 
Bakersfield Christmas Parade 
Bakersfield Christmas Town
Holiday Lamplight Tours
Holiday Lights at CALM

All events and dates were confirmed at the time of publication. Please confirm event dates/times/ticket availability before traveling. Bakersfield CVB is not responsible for content on external web sites listed.


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