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Finally Friday: 8 things to do in Bakersfield this weekend

From Dirt Track Racing to Line Dancing
Posted at 12:04 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-08 10:07:18-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Hey there Kern County! It is finally Friday. We made it to the end of the week, so let's celebrate by taking a look at some of the many events that are happening across the county.

Friday night is big night at the dirt track. Kern County Raceway Park will host a five division race night, featuring modifieds, sport b-mods, hobby stocks, GRC's and mini stocks. This is an adrenaline rush you wont want to miss. Pit gates open at 4:00 p.m. while spectator gates open at 6:00 p.m. Racing kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are only $10.

Looking for a chiller night? Blue October is coming back to the Fox Theater. Enjoy the classics like "Into the Ocean" and "Hate Me," while also listening to some of their newer songs. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Friday night.

Saturday morning give back to the community through the Wasco Farmer's Market. The Community Action Partnership of Kern is looking for volunteers to help distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to the people of Wasco. It's a great way to start your morning and give back to the community. The Farmer's Market starts at 8:00 p.m. Saturday morning at Cormack Park in Wasco.

After feeding the soul with some community service, feed your stomach with some great food at the 3rd Annual East Bakersfield Festival. Not only will there be plenty of food booths, there will also be live music, vendor booths, and more. The first 100 children also receive free hot dogs. The East Bakersfield Festival runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at Jefferson Park on Beale Avenue.

For your Saturday night, celebrate a local band's five year anniversary with, what else, a party! La Marcha is celebrating their five year anniversary and wants the community to join them at the Tower Craft Bar and Grill. There will be drinks, dancing including cumbia lessons, and more. The party starts at 8:00 p.m.. Tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door.

Sunday morning grab your friends and head over to the Bakersfield Home and Remodel Show. This is a great place to talk to the experts about that summer project of yours. The Kern County Fairgrounds will be filled with booths on everything home and remodeling. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning and close at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are only $10 for adults.

After conquering the Kern County Fairgrounds, kickoff your walking shoes for some boots and head to Temblor Brewing for line dancing. Joel Hoffman will teach you all the moves you'll need to know for those country concerts this summer. Lessons are only $6 and of course you get to enjoy some delicious local beer in the process. Lessons kick off at 5:00 p.m. Sunday night.

This weekend is definitely filled with a lot of fun events. If you go to any of these events, please send us some photos. We would love to see them. Send them to our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or send us at email to