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.

Watch a live stream of the awards show on
KGET’s Facebook and www.kget.com starting at 8 p.m.

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

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View The 2023  Event Program

6 p.m. Reception

7 p.m. Dinner

8 p.m. Awards Ceremony with After Party to Follow


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.

The evening's menu is as follows:

Salad: Jicama Salad with Apple Vinaigrette (Assorted Greens, Orange Peeled Candy, Cherry Tomatoes, Honey Roasted Almond and Sliced Jicama with Balsamic Drizzle

Entrée: Filet with Whiskey Peppercorn Mushroom Sauce and Onion Straws

  • Vegan Alternative: Butternut Squash stuffed with Quinoa

Sides: Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Broccolini and White and Garlic Parmesan Rolls

Dessert: Strawberry Shortcake with Blackberry Garnish & Orchid Drizzle


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 2023 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.

The attire for this event is cocktail. Please join us for a reception starting at 6 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 broadcasted on Sunday, July 2 on KGET-TV 17. 

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

Coming Soon

Beautiful Bakersfield Awards 2024