Give Big Kern Upcoming Events
April 1st - May 6th
Cornerstone Bakery Co. – Billy the Give Big Goat (Give Big Kern Mascot) Specialty Cupcakes: $1 per cupcake sold will be donated to Give Big Kern. Cupcakes are vanilla and orange flavored, and frosted in our bright logo colors. Location: 2100 19th Street, Suite D, in Bakersfield. Order by phone: 661.321.9922.
April 1st – May 7th
Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza stores at Stine Road, Rosedale Highway, Coffee Road and North Chester Ave. (Oildale), will donate 10% from every online pizza order that is placed using the Online Code “GIVE,” to Give Big Kern. Click here to download a 2-Up flyer which you can print to help us publicize this event.
April 1st - May 7th
Camelot Park Family Entertainment Center at 1251 Oak Street in Bakersfield will donate $4.00 to Give Big Kern from every Online Wristband Purchase. All wristbands include unlimited play for a day of fun from open to close. Guest will get to ride Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Mini Golf, Rookie Track and Mini Jets. All Wristband riders must be 40" or taller. The Grab Your Tickets Now! link on the upper right-hand corner of the Camelot Park home page will take you straight to the shopping cart. Play B-i-i-i-g!
GiveBigKern.org Donation Portal opens and stays open till one day after Give Big Kern Day, that is, through May 8th!
April 7th - 13th
National Volunteer Week – Give Big Kern season opens this year on the same day as the start of National Volunteer Week. Celebrate volunteering and continue to call attention to Give Big Kern. Signing up to volunteer with your favorite nonprofit is easy! Just use this link.
April 9th – May 7th
It’s Flamin’ Hot® for Charity at Tacos La Villa Mexican Grill located at 1400 Union Ave in Bakersfield. Now through Give Big Kern Day, Tacos La Villa Mexican Grill will donate $1 for every order of a menu item that has Hot Cheetos and Nacho Cheese in it! That includes their Hot Cheetos Burrito, Hot Cheetos Tacos, Hot Cheetos Asada Fries, Hot Cheetos Quesadilla or a side order of Hot Cheetos with Cheese. Come and dine in, or place your order by phone for pickup at 661.800.5144. Find them on Uber Eats!
Press Conference – 10:30 am to 11:15 am - Belvedere Room at The Padre Hotel 1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA
Countdown Mixer – 5:30 – 7 p.m. - Prairie Fire Patio at The Padre Hotel, 1702 18th Street, Bakersfield, CA. No-Host Bar. Groove to the modern entertainment sounds of Trifecta DJ. Ten percent of sales from Give Big Kern logo color drinks (Teal-Blue Hawaiian; Orange-Benton’s Old Fashioned) will be donated to Give Big Kern.
Saturday, May 4th: 10am - 4pm
Nonprofit Meet & Greet Day at California Living Museum (CALM), 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway in Bakersfield. Come meet scores of nonprofits that are participating in Give Big Kern. Learn about the work they do and possibly even donate to them on the spot through Give Big Kern!
Saturday, May 4th: 10am - 4pm
"Driven to Give" event by Jim Burke Lincoln, at CALM 10500 Alfred Harrell Highway in Bakersfield. Driven to Give is a Lincoln dealership event that will be raising money for the Give Big Kern effort. For every test drive on the upper parking lot of CALM that day, $20 will be donated to Give Big Kern nonprofits. It’s safe, it’s easy, and it only takes a minute! Together, we can all Give B-i-i-i-g! Click here to download a 2-Up flyer which you can print to help us publicize this event.
May 7th- All Day
ALL DAY May 7th
Cornerstone Bakery Co. – $2 per Billy the Give Big Goat Specialty Cupcake sold will be donated on Giving Day! Cupcakes are vanilla and orange flavored, and frosted in our bright logo colors.
Location: 2100 19th Street, Suite D, in Bakersfield. Order by phone: 661.321.9922.
ALL DAY May 7th
Temblor Brewing Co. – '661' Beer will be Temblor's featured "Philanthropint." $1 from every sale of a draft pint or a six-pack of canned 661 will be donated to Give Big Kern. Location: 3200 Buck Owens Blvd., B, in Bakersfield.
May 7th: 5am - 8am
Giving Day Kickoff – Liberty Bell, at the corner of Truxtun and Chester Avenues in Downtown Bakersfield. Gathering of participating agencies. Special greeting and Give Big Kern Day Proclamation from The Hon. Karen K. Goh, Mayor of the City of Bakersfield, before 6 a.m., when nonprofit representatives will "ring in" Give Big Kern Day to kick off local 6 a.m. news shows.
Coffee and breakfast treats courtesy of Corner Bakery Café. Feed the Day!
May 7th - 9am
County Proclamation - Join Kern Community Foundation at the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers, 1115 Truxtun Avenue, 1st floor, in Downtown Bakersfield, to receive the County's Proclamation declaring Give Big Kern Day, May 7th, 2019, as Kern County's Official Day of Giving.
May 7th: 10am – 4 pm
Mingle with the Nonprofits Downtown at the Idea Hive, 1910 19th Street in Bakersfield. Come and meet some hard-working nonprofits in the heart of Downtown Bakersfield. Learn about the work they do, ask questions, and possibly even make a pledge to volunteer with them, or donate to them right on the spot through Give Big Kern! Different nonprofits will be rotating throughout the day.