Beautiful Bakersfield Awards

Recognizing the Good in our community

The Great Bakersfield Chamber of Commerce recognizes that numerous individuals or organizations are connected to the community every year during the Beautiful Bakersfield Awards. We celebrate these individuals, each year, during our Beautiful Bakersfield Awards gala dinner. Known as the “Oscars of Bakersfield,” this annual gala recognizes the efforts made by individuals, businesses and organizations each year to improve the quality of life in Bakersfield.

With the largest number of nominees in its history, the 2017 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Gala attracted a sold-out crowd on June 3, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Bakersfield. Presented by Kern Schools Federal Credit Union, 111 individuals, organizations and businesses were recognized across 15 categories for their efforts that improved the community’s quality of life last year. The Wildlands Conservancy – Wind Wolves Preserve received the Chairman’s Award, which is chosen from among all nominee submissions, and given to the nominee that is recognized for overall excellence.

To see a complete list of this year’s winners, click here.

Click here to see a complete list of this year’s nominees.

Watch a rebroadcast of the 2017 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards Gala on Sunday, June 11, at 8 p.m., on Channel 17.

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!

Click here to see a recap of the 2016 Beautiful Bakersfield Awards

For more information, contact Sarah Hinzo at (661) 327-4421 or via email at