Coming February 13 & 14, 2021

Stories on the Sidewalk is an event created by the Arts Council of Kern that pairs local writers and actors together to tell stories from Kern County histories.  Entering its third year in 2021, Stories on the Sidewalk presents a diverse series of several stories, with people from varied backgrounds, genders, ethnicities and accomplishments.

Stories on the Sidewalk is an educational walking tour through downtown Bakersfield and takes guests on a trip through time as historical figures come to life.

All tours will observe COVID-19 health guidelines including wearing masks, small groups, and social distancing.

Stories included in 2021:

Spanish flu epidemic
Don Maddox of Maddox Brothers & Rose
William Hood – Engineer on Tehachapi Loop
Dorothy Donaho – legislator and helped found CSUB
Yokut Indian
Dust Bowl migrant
Cesar Chavez
Basque culture
Rafer Johnson – Olympic athlete

Details on Tickets Coming Soon

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Stories on the Sidewalk 2021 Sponsorship Flyer


Current Sponsors

  • California Humanities Grant
  • Melissa Fortune CPA
  • Sue Deininger
  • Keith Gardiner
  • Jack and Carolyn Pandol