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6 things you can do in Kern County this weekend

Posted: 2:13 PM, Aug 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-16 17:19:20-04
Things to Do in Bakersfield

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? No worries. We have six things that you can do with the whole family! And be sure to check out our Community Calendar for more events and happenings around the area.

TWILIGHT AT THE CALM

If you're trying to wind down after the first few days of school or a long week at work head on out to the California Living Museum. CALM is hosting another twilight event on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner and dine with the animals. Twilight visitors receive reduced admissions prices of $5 for adults and $3 for kids. There is no charge for CALM members.

FAMILY SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: PETER PAN

This weekend avoid the heat by taking the whole family out to the movies. The Fox Theater is continuing their summer family movie series this weekend with the Disney classic Peter Pan. If you're interested in taking the kids out to watch Peter Pan tickets are just $5 and popcorn, soda, and hot dogs are just $1 each! It's playing at the Fox Theater at noon on Saturday and everyone is invited to dress up as their favorite characters and sing along.

PROJECT NEXT STEP

Kern County High School and Middle School graduates and their parents are invited to Project Next Step on Saturday. The event is a free one day conference and educational resource fair that helps families prepare their children for higher education. The fair will be held at Bakersfield College on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required for the event and is now open. You can register for the event online.

TUNES AND TACOS COOK-OFF

You can enjoy some music while indulging in some tacos this weekend. It's the 4th Annual Tunes and Tacos event. It's taking place on Saturday from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Stramler Park on Chester Avenue. There will be live entertainment and even enjoy the best tacos around Kern County. General admission doesn't get to go in until 5 p.m. but VIP attendees get in at 4 p.m. General admission tickets are $15 and VIP tickets are $50.

4th Annual Tunes and Tacos event in Bakersfield

TEHACHAPI MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

It's the 56th Annual Tehachapi Mountain Festival and the fun gets started Friday. Organizers say it is the largest family event in the mountain community. The festival includes an arts and crafts show, food, live entertainment, a carnival, a parade, and the PRCA rodeo. The carnival starts things off at 6 p.m. Friday night at the Tehachapi Rodeo Grounds and then the rodeo gets going at 7 p.m. The festival continues on Saturday and Sunday.

Tehachapi Mountain Festival starts Friday

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP OF KERN'S FREE FOOD BANK

This weekend there will be a free farmers' market at the Kern County Fairgrounds with fresh produce. The event is put on by the Community Action Partnership of Kern's Food Bank. It's happening Saturday from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. There will be more than 20,000 pounds of leafy greens, carrots, watermelon, plums and more. No ID is required and there is no cost for the event.

Community Action Partnership of Kern's Food Bank holding free farmers' market at the Kern County Fairgrounds