This Bakersfield transplant knows what it takes to connect in a new city. Read his story of putting down roots and getting to know the city’s social scene.Read More
In our beloved Bakersfield, there’s always something happening. We’ve scouted event calendars + pages and found our top 3 things to do in the city! These are our recommendations for the month of June!Read More
I’ll be the first to tell you that, as much as I genuinely love being in Bakersfield, I love adventuring out of it just as much. I am a proud first-generation American who was born to be a citizen of the world. Both of my parents are globetrotters from different countries, so venturing off from home every chance I got was never a foreign concept to me. I never even had a particular dream trip because I dreamt of a lifetime of travel, and I’ve always been determined to go everywhere and do everything.Read More
This local musician has lived in many different places, but Bakersfield is his favorite. Read why Derek loves to call Bakersfield home and how he balances work life, family + music.Read More
Read how this Bakersfield transplant is finding community and making a life here.Read More
There are so many reasons to be in Bakersfield — especially right now as the city is growing in new and exciting ways. Many are discovering that Bakersfield’s appeal goes far beyond affordable housing. Check out this recent article in Curbed + find out what people are saying they love about this city, and share your own reasons to love for Bakersfield!Read More
Kat grew up in Bakersfield, left for college and returned to make a difference. Read how this Bakersfield native is helping students do the same.Read More
Bakersfield is a beautifully dynamic city. One thing that makes our beloved town so special is having so many neighborhoods that each have their distinct appeal.
Depending on your interests, values and even where you grew up, you may have your own favorite part of the city.
So we took to the Be in Bakersfield Instagram audience and asked their thoughts. Here’s what Bakersfield residents had to say.
In our beloved Bakersfield, there’s always something happening. We’ve scouted event calendars + pages and found our top 3 things to do in the city! These are our recommendations for the month of May!Read More
After leaving a lucrative career in engineering, Kristi has found joy and fulfillment in pursuing her passion in fitness. Learn how this Michigan girl settled in Bakersfield and is excited to bring a new level of fitness-fun to the Bakersfield community.Read More
As we celebrate our first anniversary, hear from Shannon LaBare, Be in Bakersfield co-founder + Owner/Creative Director at Purveyor House, as she reflects on everything that’s made Be in Bakersfield a success and shares her vision for the future.Read More
Pastor Robin Robinson has been serving the Bakersfield community for more than 30 years. Read about her new role at CityServe and how she seeks the Bakersfield community rising up to meet the needs of our neighbors.Read More
For the last 31 years, I’ve had the privilege of connecting with people who are broken and hurting for many different reasons. Most of them have let their life circumstances keep them from living an intentional life that was intended for them. But I’ve had the opportunity to give some of them hope.Read More
In our beloved Bakersfield, there’s always something happening. We’ve scouted event calendars + pages and found our top 3 things to do in the city! These are our recommendations for the month of April!Read More
There’s a fresh wave of entrepreneurs from the millennial generation who were born and raised in Bakersfield, maybe left for college and travel, but returned to their roots excited to invest in the community that first invested in them. Be in Bakersfield is happy to welcome back Cloud 9 Coffee Co. in a new brick and mortar cafe. We wish Morgan bonn all the success and happiness she can soak up in her hometown—one espresso at a time.Read More
Imagine a place where your innovative ideas and inventions can come to life and you can be the maker. Bakersfield has it! Fab Lab at CSUB invites all to explore your imagination and see what you create in fabrication. We are happy to support a place that creates a community of makers and encourages young minds to think outside the box.Read More
Kern County native Heather Pennella has found Bakersfield to be a place to establish an independent and successful life. Read how she’s done this and what her hopes are for the city’s future.Read More
For those of us who are anchored in the city, whether we are considered natives or not, we have a responsibility to all play the part of Bakersfield hosts and hostesses—welcoming newcomers for a deeper connection to the community, just as Dottie Hiatt did so long ago.Read More
Austin and Anna Smith are co-owners of Sage Equities, and Anna is also a business columnist for The Bakersfield Californian. Take a glimpse into the lives of a couple who returned to Bakersfield on purpose.Read More