Event Information

Saturday, June 17, 2023

The Greater Bakersfield Chamber is proud to host the 2023 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards presented by Valley Strong Credit Union! The event will honor individuals, businesses and organizations nominated in 16 categories for achievements completed during 2022.


If you’d like to watch, a live stream of the awards show will appear on
KGET’s Facebook and www.kget.com starting at 7 p.m.

A digital copy of the event program will be available soon

Use #BeautifulBakersfield2023 or #BBA2023 on social media, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

You can view a full list of 2022 award recipients and recaps highlighting the positive and uplifting stories of each HERE.

To view a full list of the 2022 award nominees please click HERE

Directions for Award Winners 
Should you win, please move as quickly as possible to the stage. Every winner will have the opportunity to make some remarks from stage, but like the Oscars, we have limited time. When you hear the music, please wrap-up your comments. Following our winners’ exit off stage, staff will escort you to our photo/video area where we will film a quick video with the category sponsors and winners’ reactions.

You can view, purchase and download photos from the 2022 event at April McGill Photography

Coming soon

There are no hard copy tickets for this event, all reservations will be on a list at the door. We will have staff and volunteers available to assist with checking in. If you are sitting at a sponsored table, your reservation may be reserved under the company/organization name. For all presenters, please inform those at the check-in line that you have arrived. All seating is assigned for this event, so please pay attention to your table assignment.

Coming soon

Mechanics Bank Arena, Theater and Convention Center, 1001 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301

Please park in the County Parking Structure on the west side of N Street right before the railroad tracks. Click
HERE for the 2022 parking guide.  Rideshare drop-off and pick-up locations are on Truxtun Avenue in front of the Theater, or on the east side of N Street adjacent to the Arena. A free parking pass will be available soon.

The attire for this event is cocktail. Please join us for a reception starting at 5 p.m. on the theater stage and get your photo taken by April & Co. Photographers.

Nominees will be announced in The Bakersfield Californian in Saturday’s newspaper and award recipients will be published in Sunday’s newspaper. The 2023 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards will be rebroadcasted on Sunday, May 21, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on KGET-TV 17. 

Please note that every nominee is eligible for our Chairman's Award - announced last - this award recognizes overall excellence. 

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