For those that say there is nothing to do in Bakersfield, they are not completely off. It does not offer a whole lot like one would find in Los Angeles or San Francisco, but Bakersfield does with what it can.
One thing Bakersfield has to offer is events. Events are entertaining for the whole community. They allow everyone to join together on a fun, exciting activity.
In the Amazing Race, participants explored downtown Bakersfield in silly costumes while searching for clues. The person with the best outfit won $300.00. The group that won the race by finding what the clues meant the fastest won $1000.00. They then celebrated at On the Rocks Bar & Grill with food and music.
In the Fight for Air Walk, the participants walked for 5K in Yokuts Park to raise money and awareness for people suffering from breathing problems, and they, too, joined a fun celebration.
Events, such as these, can be looked up on the internet: http://www.kernevents.com/
Bakersfield also has to offer some bars and night clubs, shooting ranges, theaters, bowling alleys, parks, ice rinks, Rabobank Arena, and of course, a mall.
The mall, Valley Plaza, is my favorite place in Bakersfield.
Check it out: http://www.valleyplazamall.com/.
It has stores to shop at, and places to eat at. The mall is never empty. People are always there either shopping or simply hanging out.
All in all, I agree Bakersfield doesn’t have the great selection of entertainment, but there is some stuff do to on a Saturday night.