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California Beer Festival Ventura 2017

Only a few days left to summer, according to the calendar. But in sunny Southern California, we get to enjoy summer a little bit longer. Nothing goes better with summer time weather than a nice cold beer. Choose from some of the finest craft beers at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017.

Celebrate finely crafted local beers as well as fantastic food and great music at the 3-day California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 in Plaza Park.

What: California Beer Festival Ventura 2017
Where: Plaza Park
When: Sept 15th 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Sept 16th 12:30pm to 5pm, Sept 17th 11:30am to 7pm
Admission: $25 to $75 (3-Day Passes are SOLD OUT)
Contact: California Beer Festival (805) 628-9588

California Beer Festival Ventura 2017

There’s so much to see and do at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017! First, kick things off with a food and beer pairing on Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Various local chefs put their talents to work for you. They’ve partnered with local Ventura breweries to bring you a pairing menu unlike any other. Then, visit craft beer heaven on Saturday. Gates open for early bird VIP ticket holders at 11:30am. General admission comes in at 1pm. Live music and bocce ball provide the day’s entertainment. Guests sample from more than 85 craft beers on tap. Of course, there’ll be food to help absorb the alcohol. For these two days, you must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Finally, Sunday wraps up the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 with the popular Boots & Brews Country Music Festival. Four amazing acts are scheduled to perform: Highway Starr, “Yours” singer Russell Dickerson, “Fix” singer Chris Lane and “Think a Little Less” hit maker Michael Ray. Food and drinks sold separately. All ages are welcome to this event.

California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 Tickets

Please note: 3 day passes for the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 already sold out. But others are still available…for now. Friday’s Food & Beer Pairing costs $60 per person. You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. General admission on Saturday runs $50 per person. Get in an hour and a half early with a VIP ticket for $75. However, if you’re the designated driver for your group, you only pay $25. Keep in mind that, even if you don’t partake in sampling beer, several talented chefs prepare amazing food for you to taste. Then, there’s always the great entertainment, too. Sunday’s Boots & Brews Music Festival costs $25 for general admission. Upgrade to VIP for $50 each. This gets you a front row seat and access to the VIP lounge. Purchase tickets online at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 website here. But, hurry. They sell out quickly.

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Ventura County Fair Starts on Wednesday

Ventura County Fair Starts on Wednesday

12 days of good old-fashioned fun! The Ventura County Fair starts on Wednesday, August 2nd. Consider this your traditional family-fun fair. All of the old fashioned rides you would expect to find will be here. Although, this year there is a great new addition: Michael Jackson’s Wave Swinger from his personal collection at Neverland Ranch. This is the ride where you sit in a swing and go in a circular motion. It is just really neat that it is from his personal collection.

You can expect to find:

  • Deep-fried everything!
  • An old-fashioned flea circus
  • An Olympic Bobsled coaster
  • Chalk Art
  • Daily Discounts Available
  • Concerts every night
  • A weekend Rodeo
  • And so much more!

What makes this fair so great is how it is offered to the community. There are budget-friendly opportunities for families to take part in. The WOW pass is only $36 and allows you entry for all 12 days. What a deal! You have until Tuesday, August 1st to purchase your WOW passes. There are other great offers like Dollar Day where there are designated times that entry prices are only a dollar. On Friday, there is a kid’s day where all children under 12 are free all day. Feel free to check out the following link to see what special deals are going on all 12 days.

Don’t miss the parade. The fair parade will be traveling around downtown Ventura at 10am on Saturday morning. KC and the Sunshine Band are performing Saturday night at 7:30pm and it is free. Other special events going on while the fair is in town include Military Appreciation Day, concerts are every night at 7:30, and there is even a rodeo on the weekend! The Ventura County Fair is a tradition here and if you haven’t been, this is the year to make it your family tradition!

When: August 2nd through the 13th

Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura


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Channel Islands National Park- Ventura County

Channel Islands National Park- Ventura County

Along the Santa Barbara Channel you can find Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary which is made up of five Channel Islands. These Channels are so very important to our area. They serve as our ocean environment and as a great resource to our community. Therefore, if you have not been to any of the park’s Channel Islands yet, make time this summer to come explore. Near Ventura, and close to Los Angeles, it is refreshing to visit and break away from the busy California city lifestyle.

The Channel Islands are San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. Between all of them, they are as an oceanic home to several hundred unique to the area species and over 2,000 plant and animal species, overall. However, one of the coolest ones is the Santa Barbara Channel because it happens to be home to over 30 marine mammals like whales, dolphins, and elephant seals!

Which Island to See First?

Each island is unique and has different qualities to offer. If you are looking for amazing views and rock formations that usually have cute sea lions propped on them, go to Anacapa. Anacapa is additionally well known for bird watching and wildflowers. If you are looking to kayak, snorkel, hike, or even camp, Santa Cruz is the most popular. Santa Rosa is known to be a private area with beautiful white beaches. It is also great for hiking and camping! Santa Barbara and San Miguel Islands however, are mostly used for rehabilitation and conversvation. Therefore, they are closed to the public at times.

Really anytime in summer is good to visit any of the islands. The blue and the humpback whales are out and moving for great whale watching opportunities. Check out the Channel Islands website here for additional information and openings. Just 14 miles from Ventura, and miles of fun for hiking, kayaking, camping, and general wildlife viewing.

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Downtown Ventura’s Annual 4th of July Street Fair!

Downtown Ventura’s Annual 4th of July Street Fair!

This 4th of July, join in the tradition and come on out to the street fair in Downtown Ventura where you will experience all of the great things that street fairs have to offer. Each year has a theme and this year’s theme is “Sea to Shining Sea.” Be one of thousands and thousands who come to support this event and see why over 30,000 people attend.

What does the street fair have to offer?

For starters, let’s talk about the good stuff, the FOOD! There will be several food booths to choose from including local eats. There will also be live entertainment on several stages all along Main Street. Therefore, as you walk around, look, and shop, you will be able to hear the music. A favorite for the kids is the Kids Zone which will have all sorts of rides and inflatable bouncy houses. The Ventura Fire Department will also be there showcasing a fire engine for the kids to see and explore.

The Parade is local favorite, as well. This Pushem Pullem Parade is so much fun because both children and adults get to participate. People ride bikes, pull little red wagons, all dressed up for the parade.

Last, but not least, is The Rotary Club of Ventura’s Fireworks Show and Family Picnic. This fireworks show is worth the tickets! It For 23 years, families have come out to hang on the lawn of the Ventura College Athletic Fields, and enjoy live music, food vendors, a kids fun zone, and of course, the fireworks! This is a very family and picnic friendly atmosphere. For more information, visit

All of the booths are full so you can be sure to get a great variety of handmade goods, arts, crafts, and all sorts of original pieces.

When: Tuesday, July 4th from 10am to 5pm

Where: Downtown Ventura

Parade Info: Meet at Cemetery Park at 9:30am; Parade is at 10:00am

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California Strawberry Festival

California Strawberry Festival

Okay Ventura County folks, it is strawberry season here in California. Yummy, plump, juicy, and perfectly delicious strawberries! And tons of them. Held at the Strawberry Meadows of College Park just outside of Ventura, is the annual California Strawberry Festival. Here, strawberries are showcased in the best of ways with every single use for strawberries you can think of on display. Therefore, see live demonstrations, arts and crafts, and all the joys of festival fun.

This festival is a top-rated event and is perfect for the whole family. There will be live performances for entertainment, celebrity cooking and guest appearances, bookoos of arts and crafts booths, rides, attractions, strawberry contests, and so much more. For the kids, Strawberryland is a favorite! There will be over 50 food booths and over 200 arts and crafts vendors present. If you are looking to kick off the summer, the Strawberry Festival is the way to go! Even better, the proceeds go to benefit our local community and charities. This is a great way to get out on a pretty weekend for some family fun and delicious eats, and it is also a great way to give back!

When: May 20th and 21st from 10am to 6:30pm

Where: Strawberry Meadows of College Park 3520 South Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA

Cost: General Admission is $12; $8 for Seniors; Children $5; 4 and under are FREE!

Transportation Available: Come take a free ride aboard the Strawberry Express shuttle! It will be running every 15 to 20 minutes and is super convenient and fast! Pick up locations include Camarillo Premium Outlets, Topa Financial Towers, Oxnard Transportation Center, Santa Clara High School, and Channel Islands Harbor.

Website: Feel free to purchase tickets online!

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Sailing around Ventura Harbor!

Sailing around Ventura Harbor!

Sailing is favorite hobby here in Ventura Harbor. So much so that there are sailing charters and sailing lessons. What is so fun about sailing? It is considered a recreational sport, mainly used with yachts either for leisurely cruising or for competitive racing. You get to control the sails and use the winds of the sea to your advantage for speed. It can be very fun, and is a great way to enjoy the water! Ventura Harbor offers sailing charters, sailing lessons, and a Junior Yacht club with summer camp for our youth.

Adventure Sailing Charters

This is a charter service which offers all kinds of services to the people of Ventura. Some of them include a romantic stay, an overnight adventure where you can go out to the Channel Islands National Park and see whales, dolphins, seals, and even sea lions. You can also use the charter service as a way to learn how to sail. Whether you are looking to take it out for snorkeling or for a relaxed afternoon in the sun, Adventure Sailing Charters has a lot of great options in terms of sailing.

Pacific Sailing

If you are in the market for sailing lessons, Pacific Sailing is a great choice. Here you can enjoy all of the perks of owning a boat, without actually having to own one. They offer full service programs catered to suit your specific needs, including private sailing lessons. Located near the Channel Islands where sailing is sublime!

Ventura Yacht Club Junior Sailing

Ventura Yacht Club is a full service club offering sailing of all levels to the community. This is a club for the whole family. For junior yacht-enthusiasts, this club offers summer camp. Kids and teens can learn the basics of sailing, including safety. For more information, visit

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St Patrick’s Day Celebration in Ventura!

St Patrick’s Day Celebration in Ventura!

This Saturday March 11, be a part of a Ventura County favorite event…..the St Patrick’s Day Parade. Every year, for 28 years and counting, Ventura has celebrated St Patty’s Day with a huge parade and it is a pretty big deal here. If you love to celebrate and want to be a part of the fun, come on out at 10am. Wear your green, bring your Irish spirit, and just have a big green blast!

With over 50 sponsors and up to 100 entries, the parade is set to be packed full of marchers and floats. Enjoy the sounds of authentic bagpipes playing, live entertainment, local mascots, Irish dancers, and marching bands. The Grand Marshal this year is professional surfer Mary Osbourne who will ride on a float with her surfing pup Haole. The parade starts on East Main Street in Downtown Ventura and continues on down the road. The parade ends at the corner of North Ann Street and East Main Street.

Spend the Day Downtown

After the parade, spend the afternoon hanging out in Downtown Ventura where you can enjoy delicious eats, shopping, and other entertainment. There are dozens of restaurants downtown, packed full of variety. Any type of food you are looking for can be found and St Patrick’s Day parade specials at some. Downtown also houses the Majestic Ventura Theatre and tons of shops. From thrift stores to jewelry, books, boutiques, salons, and clothing stores, downtown has enough to keep you covered. So, hang out, shop, eat, relax and enjoy your Saturday here in Downtown Ventura!

When: Saturday, March 11, 10am to 12pm

Where: Downtown Main Street, Ventura, CA

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Ventura Pop Up Yoga at Marina Park

Ventura Pop Up Yoga at Marina Park

Take some time out for yourself and enjoy a relaxing yoga session in Marina Park. With the fresh morning air, nature all around, and the beautiful views of Ventura, all from your mat. For one hour each week, step away from your day and breathe, stretch, and boost your mood. See why pop up yoga is staying in demand and be one of dozens who enjoy this method of exercise and relaxation. Look for others yoga-goers on the grassy area in the corner of Greenock Lane and Pierpont Boulevard.

Other Pop Ups:

If you cannot make this class, there are other options for you. Be one with nature on your schedule. Marina Park offers several other pop-up classes. For example, Morning Yoga with Lisa is on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30am. What a great way to start your week off. Watch the sun rise over Ventura and take a deep breath in, and be happy. Another great yoga outlet is Sunset Yoga with Lisa. Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm, you can bring your mat to the park and watch the sun set. What could be more relaxing?

These classes are based on “offerings.” You donate what you can, what you are willing and able to. All of the classes fall under the Ventura Pop Up Yoga umbrella and are open to everyone. All ages and skill levels are welcomed. If you are in need of a mat, you can rent one for free. In addition, you can register and donate online to the class.

Things to Bring:

  • A Yoga Mat
  • A Towel for under your mat (due to wet grass at times)
  • Water
  • Layers for comfort
  • A smile
When: February 24th from 9:30 to 10:30am; and every Friday at the same time.
Where: Marina Park, 14001 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro


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Love is in the Air in Ventura!

Love is in the Air in Ventura!

Ahhh….one of the most loved times of the year has arrived. If you are looking to share some quality time with your sweet heart this weekend in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Ventura County has all of the romantic happenings. Add some arts and culture in your life with a Paint and Sip class. Experience why it takes two to tango at Grapes and Hops Wine Bar, or plan a night out at the Harbor Village. Enjoy the most romantic time of the year in one of the most beautiful places to live!

Couples Valentine Paint and Sip Class

Just as the titles states, come and paint and sip on some wine while you do so. This is a very trendy, fun outing for couple’s to enjoy together. You get the unique opportunity to sit and paint 2 paintings you didn’t even know you were capable to doing. You will start with two and become one on this night and you get to take your painting home to hang as a visual memory of the date. As an added bonus, the barrel room will be open in the afternoon to experience.

When: This Saturday, February 12 from 2:00-4:30

Where: Four Brix Winery, 2290 Eastman Ave #109, Ventura

Two to Tango Valentine’s Celebration

Spend your Valentine’s evening dancing the night away at Grapes and Hops Wine Bar with your loved one. This event is great for many reasons. With the price of admission comes deliciousness such as hors d’ oeuvres, champagne, and benefits to a great organization. Access TLC Hospice Foundation is a local, non-profit charity to help families and the elderly with the costs of hospice care. Spend the evening out having a good time and give back to a great community resource at the same time.

When: Tuesday February 14th from 6:30-9:00

Where: Grapes and Hops Wine Bar, 454 E Main Street, Ventura

You don’t have to be big on celebrating Valentine’s Day to enjoy what our community has to offer!

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Ventura Restaurant Week- Live Local, Eat Local

Ventura Restaurant Week- Live Local, Eat Local

Yum, yum, yum…it is restaurant week in Ventura and we are excited to tell you all about it. A local event occurring in both Downtown and Midtown, gives you the opportunity to explore the featured restaurants of these areas. 20 restaurants are participating in a themed “20 under $20.” A family night out, friend’s night out, or date night out, made affordable.

Some of the yummy Ventura Eating options include:

  • The Avenue Burger at Barrelhouse 101
  • Mini Mac & Cheese and half sandwich at Paradise Pantry
  • A Gourmet 2 cheese plate with wine or 2 paninis with beer at Grapes & Hops
  • A steak and ale at Winchester’s Grill & Saloon
  • Three empanadas with your choice of wine at Cork
  • And more! Visit
  • All of the above participating offers are $20 and under and include an alcoholic beverage

Ventura eats is inviting the restaurant goers who participate in this special event to post about it on their social media accounts using hashtag #VenturaEats for a chance to win a $50 gift card to one of these local eats! The event and food specials are going on now through Sunday, January 29th. The winner of the $50 gift card will be announced on Monday, January 30th.

In addition to these offers, Spice-Topia is stepping their food game up by offering a 15% discount if you show your receipt from Restaurant Week. Get social, get local, and have a great time out on the town! Restaurant week is a favorite event we love to participate in, here in Ventura, California.

Where: Downtown Ventura, view the Restaurant Week link here.

When: Now through Sunday January 29th at 5pm

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