Arts & Culture

California Living Museum

10500 Alfred Harrell Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93306-9654

California’s premiere native zoo and garden, this place has animal exhibits which include bald eagles and black bears, plus some endangered species. The botanic gardens represent habitats as diverse as woodlands and desert. The Yokuts Indian paleontology displays feature residents of the past. A visit to this living museum will take you through California’s biological past and into the present day diversity of the golden state.

Contact: 661-872-2256


Rabobank Arena Theater & Convention Center

101 Truxtun Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4714

Previously known as the Bakersfield Centennial Garden & Convention Center, the Rabobank Arena, Theater & Convention Center is a grand venue for all kinds of concerts, trade fairs and sporting events. With a capacity to seat 3000 people at a go, this place promises fun and entertainment galore. Come and watch wrestling, ice hockey or football or just simply listen to one of your favorite bands play. Make sure you check out the prohibited objects and the event dates and hours.

Contact: +1 661 852 7300


Bakersfield Magestic Fox Theater

2001 H Street, Bakersfield, CA 93301-3919

Enjoy musical performances, vintage movies, dance performances, and more at this beautifully restored theatre. This historic landmark was built in 1930 and it shines brightly since being brought back to life by a dedicated group of theatre lovers. You can also rent the venue for your own special event.

Contact: 661-324-1369


Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra

p>1328 34th Street, Suite A, Bakersfield, CA 93301-2110

This orchestra presents a six concert series beginning each November that is the core of its performance schedule. Other musical delights are the Young People’s Concerts, and musical affiliations with the Bakersfield Masterworks Chorale, Bakersfield Youth Symphony, Civic Dance Center, and the Symphony Singers.

Contact: 661-323-7928


Bakersfield Music Theatre

1931 Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4417

Visit this music theatre at the Harvey Auditorium, and enjoy many of your all time favorites. The music theatre is also the venue of solo performers. Go by for a live performance, dinner, and a cocktail in the intimate surroundings. There is also a dinner theatre and a school for performing arts for enjoyment.

Contact: 661-325-6100


Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame

Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame


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