Things To Do In Bakersfield

Oil City Comedy at Rocket Shop Cafe on the Last Saturday of Each Month at 7:30 p.m. Through April 25 (Up to 50% Off)

Oil City Comedy Jam

Rocket Shop Cafe

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Monthly showcase of locally harvested comics

$10 $5

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Two Hours of Bowling for Two or Four with Shoe Rental at Firehouse (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Firehouse

Bakersfield

Drinks, snacks, and TVs surround bowlers who set up shop at one of eight lanes for two hours of play

$32 $16

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Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 55% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Kern County Raceway Park

Professional drivers sate passengers’ need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

$99 $49

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Rabobank Arena on February 10, 2015, at 7 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Rabobank Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$46.45 $28

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$20 for a Monster X Tour Package with a Pit Pass at Rabobank Arena on January 23 ($33.65 Value)

Monster X Tour

Rabobank Arena

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Roaring monster trucks thrill motorsports fans in an high-octane evening of races, wheelies, and car crushing

$33.65 $20

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$50 for $99 Worth of Personal Fitness Program — Coombs Sport & Fitness

Coombs Sport & Fitness

Rosedale

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$99 $50

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Private Training Sessions or Small Group Sessions for Two or Four at U R Ready Fitness (Up to 76% Off)

U R Ready Fitness

Riverlakes ranch community park

Work out one-on-one with trainer Yvonne, or grab a few friends for a small group training session

$360 $87

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$20 for Registration for One Child in the Mud Factor Kidz Obstacle-Course Run ($40 Value)

Mud Factor Kidz

Hart Memorial Park

Pint-sized version of the Mud Factor 5K sends kids ages 4–13 racing through mud pits and over obstacles in a fun, friendly competition

$40 $20

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One Month of Kids Science or Culinary Classes, or $25 for $100 Toward Birthday Party at Rigatoni & Robots

Rigatoni & Robots

Bakersfield

Kids can explore their interests in science and engineering or culinary and crafts

$100 $25

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Passionate about exploration, Bakersfield Scuba's instructors ready divers as young as 8 for aquatic adventures. They get students prepped with certification classes that include training in heated pools, open-water dives, and academic study. For those in training, or those ready to go it alone, they also provide rentals of all necessary scuba gear.

1931 H Street
Bakersfield,
CA
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Jose's Golf Range and Pro Shop helps visitors perfect their game with a shop full of high-end gear and a wide-open range. Golfers launch balls for long-distance flights at the range, or hone fine-motor skills at the grass, chipping, and putting areas.

5101 Stine Rd
Bakersfield,
CA
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Menopause the Musical has painted a vivid, rib-tickling portrait of four women confronting the troubles of middle age for audiences in hundreds of cities all over the world. The show tells the story of four strangers, meeting by chance at a department-store lingerie sale, who begin to commiserate on the travails of menopause, including hot flashes, mood swings, and spontaneously breaking out in song-and-dance routines. Parodying a suite of hits from the '60s, '70s, and '80s, the musical's jaunty tunes encourage dialogue about women's health while eliciting copious chortles of recognition from guests.

2001 H St
Bakersfield,
CA
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In 1868, a massive flood rolled down the Sierra Nevada Mountains, carrying tree after uprooted tree in its wake. Once the waters receded, those trees and the very confused squirrels hiding in them covered the Kern River valley. That's right where Thomas Barnes found them. So he cut them into logs and built a cabin from the ground up, then moved in with his wife and seven children. Today, that same cabin stands as one of the buildings within Kern County Museum's Pioneer Village.

The structures here are relics of several different times and places. Some came from old farms in the area, while others once stood on the main streets of towns?such as the Beale Memorial Clock Tower from old Bakersfield. While their original purposes have long since passed, the buildings still spring to life each time a visitor passes through. It's easy to imagine a blacksmith at work at the Calloway Ranch in the late 1800s, or the faithful tellers who saw The Kern Valley Bank through the Great Depression.

A different view of Kern County's history takes center stage inside the museum's other permanent attraction, Black Gold: The Oil Experience. Here, 9,640 square feet of exhibit space reveal how oil forms deep within the earth, as well as methods for its discovery and production. Other displays profile the workers and historical events that ultimately led to Kern County claiming 64% of California?s oil production.

3801 Chester Ave
Bakersfield,
CA
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The rapids rock beneath the raft, pummeling the vessel like a boxer delivering uppercuts to a heavy bag. After successfully navigating the foamy surges, the paddlers hit an abrupt drop that tosses one adventurer out of the rear of the raft. He resurfaces, bobs in the water, and then presents a thumbs up, inciting cheers and laughter from his fellow rafters.

The guides at River's End Rafting & Adventure Company pride themselves on delivering fun and safe adrenaline-pumping adventures like these. Based about 15 minutes from downtown Bakersfield, the crew transports rafters to the mouth of Kern Canyon, then guides paddlers through Class II¬–III rapids before the river yawns into Lake Ming. In addition to whitewater rafting, the team at River's End also coordinates outings including kayaking, rock climbing, and paragliding over Ant Hill, a 100-foot-high skyscraper of luxury ant condos.

15701 Highway 178
Bakersfield,
CA
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Metro BMX's off-road dirt track is composed of curves, hills, jumps, and landings. Just as importantly, it's full of biking and motorcross enthusiasts of all levels ready to race, ride, teach, and learn. Count Kris Mulhause among them; Kris, a 27-year veteran, 10-time state BMX champion, and 2007 National Cruiser champion, operates the track and holds lessons for riders of all levels. On top of his racing experience, Kris holds a bachelor's in kinesiology and teaching credentials in physical education. At Metro BMX he opens the track to students, teaching them starting-gate balancing, turn techniques, and why it's not cool to make engine sounds with your mouth when you're on a bike. Metro BMX is a family-friendly track that invites adults and kids alike to spend time riding, watching, or even hosting a birthday party.?

3805 Chester Ave
Bakersfield,
CA
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