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9 Things to Do in Kern County This Weekend

Posted at 12:37 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 11:42:26-04

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? No worries. We have seven 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.

Hot Wheels

Hot Wheels Legends Tour
Friday, September 27th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

For the first time ever, Hot Wheels is taking their Legends Tour experience to a Bakersfield Walmart store parking lot near you. There will be a gaming console, Hot Wheels track play station and the vending machine giving fans a chance to win a promotional Hot Wheels die-cast car not sold in stores. The event will take place at the Walmart at 5075 Gosford Rd.

Annual Middle Grades Leadership Conference
Friday, September 27th from 8 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.

More than 700 students and their advisers from 105 Kern County elementary and middle schools will participate in the 31st annual Kern County Middle Grades Leadership Conference. Students will be grouped into 24 universities for this educational and fun filled day. Activities will include breakout sessions designed to teach students about their responsibilities as leaders and to use their abilities to participate in creating a culture of high expectations at their schools. This year, students will commit to a KIDSGIVING Day on December 6. Each school will use that day to choose a project to collect money, food items, toiletries or other items of need and donate to a local charity. The event is co-sponsored by Bakersfield College, Kern County Superintendent of Schools and the Fruitvale School District. The event takes place at Bakersfield College Gymnasium located at 1801 Panorama Drive.

Valley Baptist Church Fruitvale Campus

SING! Bakersfield
Friday, September 27 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

SING! Bakersfield Concert/Conference 2019 presented by the Steadfast Bible Conference and Getty Music. Keith and Kristyn Getty and their band will perform a concert on Friday, September 27th at 7 p.m. at Valley Baptist Church (Fruitvale Campus). Saturday's conference will be at Laurelglen Bible Church.

Walk Like MADD
Saturday, September 28th from 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

The community will have a chance to take a stand against drunk driving and go for a walk to raise money this Saturday. Mothers Against Drunk Driving or MADD will host its annual "Walk Like MADD" and "MADD Dash". According to the Kern County District Attoryne's Office, since 2009 the county has had at least 4,000 DUI arrests. All funds raised from the event will help victims of DUI crashes and help raise awareness. The event is $25 and is scheduled for Saturday. September 28 at the Park at River Walk from 6 a.m. until 10 a.m.

March Against Violence
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10 a.m.

The March Against Violence is set to begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. The annual event allows families and friends to remember the lives lost to senseless violence in Kern County. The walk will start and end at the Wendale Davis Foundation. Following the march, there will be a family and resource fair for anyone who wants to learn more about breaking the cycle of violence.

Cars and Coffee

Cars and Coffee
Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Engines will be roaring and coffee will be brewing this weekend as The Blvd holds another Cars and Coffee event. There will be dozens of cars at the parking lot of The Blvd and Temblor Brewing. The Blvd patio will be serving coffee, as well as mimosas, bloody marys and breakfast burritos for $5 each. The event is happening on Saturday from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m.

Doctor Taking Blood Pressure

3rd Annual Health Fair and Senior Resource Day
Saturday, September 28th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley is holding its 3rd annual Health Fair and Senior Resource day, an event to help celebrate community health. The event will take place on Saturday, September 28th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People attending the event can receive free flu shots, health screenings, CPR training, discount mammograms, as well as learn about a variety of topics and much more. The event will take place at Adventist Health Tehachapi Valley on Magellan Dr. in Tehachapi.

The Trees of Honor Cancer Awareness and Health Fair
Saturday, September 28th from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join us at the 3rd Anual The Trees of Honor Cancer Awareness and Health Fair event. This event was created to honor cancer survivors and to remember the ones who have lost the battle against it,by tying a pink ribbon on each and everyone of our 1,100 beautiful trees that guard the corridors and gardens in our oldest cemetery of Bakersfield! At the same time increase cancer awareness, prevention, and early detection. Thanks to the support of various organizations, a health fair will be available with information and resources for people to receive. The Trees of Honor event will take place on Saturday, The event takes place at the Historic Union Cemetery on 730 E. Potomac Ave.

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride
Sunday, September 29th at 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride features vintage motorcycles and sharply dressed gentlemen, and it's all to promote men's health screenings and mental health awareness. Local riders will join motorcyclists from around the world for this annual ride on Sunday. More than 125,000 classic and vintage-styled riders will be decked out in their best attire to try and raise $7 million for prostate cancer and men's health initiatives. The local ride here starts in Bakersfield on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Riders will leave from Cafe Smitten on 18th Street and end at Lengthwise Brewery on District Blvd around 1 p.m.