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Top 10 Free Things to do in February

Leslie Carroll
Jan 31, 2024
Bakersfield is alive with fun, family entertainment in February! We’ve hand-picked 10 things to do that you are sure to love.  The best part is these amazing activities are FREE!

Top 10 Free Things to do in February!

February 1-14
Bookentines at Kern County Library
Visit any Kern County Library during regular operating hours February 1-14 to create a Valentine's card for your favorite book character! Crafting material will be provided.
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
All Kern County Library Branches
(661) 868-0701

February 2
First Friday Artwalk
Highlight the vibrant creativity of downtown Bakersfield. Walk showcases artists, poets, galleries and vendors. Art Walk takes place in downtown Bakersfield on the first Friday of every month.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brickyard Downtown
18th & N Streets
Bakersfield, CA 93301

February 2
CSUB 6th Annual Gospel Fest
The 6th Annual Gospel Fest will bring the Bakersfield community together to celebrate the kickoff of Black History Month. The event will feature a choir, dance groups, and soloists from the spiritual community. Admission is free, and this event is open to the community. Admission is free.
Doors open at: 5:00pm
Concert starts at: 6:00pm
Harvey Auditorium
1241 G Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 654-3127

February 5 & 6
Football Peg Dolls at Baker Library
Are you ready for the Superbowl? Head over to the library to paint a peg doll as your favorite football player.
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Baker Branch Library
1400 Baker St
Bakersfield, CA 93301

February 10
Cycle Centennial Corridor
Bakersfield cyclists will have the opportunity to bike along lanes of the Centennial Corridor before it officially opens to motorists. Blue Zones Project and the City of Bakersfield will be hosting Cycle Centennial — a 1.5-mile bike ride along the Centennial Corridor freeway — to celebrate the completion of the long-awaited construction project that connects Highway 58 to the Westside Parkway and Interstate 5. Participants can check-in on the Centennial Corridor off-ramp on Mohawk Street. Organizers said check-in for the event will end at 10:30 a.m.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

February 13
Fat Tuesday Party!
The biggest Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday party returns to the house that Buck Owens built!
Bring the whole family out and let's dance the blues away with the some spicy Latin flavored reggae ska cumbia funk with Mento Buru, plus special guests the Ridgeview Marching Mardi Gras Ensemble! Fabulous Faces by Nallely Face Painting! ALL AGES! Fun For The Whole Family
5pm: Doors / 6pm: Show! FREE ADMISSION!
Buck Owens' Crystal Palace
2800 Buck Owens Blvd.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 328-7560

February 14
Valentine's Party at Rathbun Library
Celebrate Valentine's Day with a fun afternoon of activities and goodies!
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Rathbun Branch Library
200 China Grade Loop
Bakersfield, Ca 93308

February 17
Community Outreach Free Food Giveaway
This is a FREE community event that brings many caring people, resources, and organizations together to help individuals and families with their needs. We will be offering free food and other resources to folks in and around Kern County. This Event is held on the THIRD Saturday of every month at the same location.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Rock Church
1400 Norris Road
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 587-7625

February 17 & 18
For the Birds 
Learn about the birds you can find at Wind Wolves Preserve and your own backyard in this FREE, two-day event. Join us for ongoing educational booths and staff-led programming. All ages welcome! No reservations required.
12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wind Wolves Preserve
16019 Maricopa Hwy.
Bakersfield, CA 93311
(661) 858-1115

Every Saturday in February
Riverlakes Farmers Market
Come shop local produce and homemade craft items every Saturday!
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3825 Riverlakes Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93312
(661) 332-4411

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