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World Oceans Day Ventura 2019

Approximately 71% of our planet is covered in water. Of that, oceans make up almost 97%. Our oceans help regulate the climate, sustains thousands of species of marine life (that we know of), and provides half of the planet’s oxygen supply. Yet, between 1970 and 2012, almost 50% of all known marine life died. Learn more about our symbiotic relationship with the sea by coming to World Oceans Day Ventura 2019 this weekend.

Learn all about our symbiotic relationship with the ocean and how you can help save the species that dwell within at World Oceans Day Ventura 2019.

What: World Oceans Day Ventura 2019
Where: Harbor Cove Beach (1850 Spinnaker)
When: Friday, June 7th, 2 pm to 6 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Paso Pacifico (805) 643-7044 or via email

World Oceans Day Ventura 2019

Search Ventura County homes for salePaso Pacifico hosts World Oceans Day Ventura 2019 at Harbor Cove Beach this Friday, June 7th. To prove that learning can be fun, organizers created several games and hands-on exhibits for the public. In addition, world-class skater, surfer, and local ocean “hero” Peggy Oki talks about her devotion to the conservation of ocean life through things like the Origami Whales Project. Listen to live music from local bands like Cali Conscious. Snacks will be provided for purchase as well. Everyone’s encouraged to wear their favorite beach clothes. Make sure they include blue to show your support for the ocean.

Ventura Beach Cleanup

The Surfrider Foundation hosts World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup on Saturday, June 8th. From 9 am to 11 am, volunteers clean up the beachfront at Surfer’s Point and Ventura Pier. Anyone interested in participating simply needs to show up at the Ventura promenade (end of California St) before 9 am. They’ll supply everything you need to safely clean up the beaches. Just make sure you wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle (preferably reusable) with you to stay hydrated. Let’s save our beaches for generations to come!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Pirates Day 2019

“Yo, ho! Yo, ho! A pirate’s life fer me!” If you love pirates, then you’ll want to make your way to Ventura Harbor Village for Ventura Pirates Day 2019 on Saturday, June 1st. Catch up with Captain Hook and his crew as they run rampant throughout the village looking for Peter Pan and a very important ticking crocodile.

The Harbor Village transforms for Ventura Pirates Day 2019. Don't be surprised if you see Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell & more there!

What: Ventura Pirates Day 2019
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr)
When: Saturday, June 1, 11 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Pirates Day 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleCaptain Hook. Captain Jack Sparrow. Maybe even Captain Morgan (who knows?). All the captains, their crew, and a few others might be found roaming around Harbor Village on the afternoon of June 1st for Ventura Pirates Day 2019. Village visitors will see swashbuckling feats live in action. There will be sword fighting, a bucking shark, a “bouncy” kracken (for the little kids), and a rockin’ pirate ship to climb. Get your face painted. Or try some henna art. Hold a live tropical bird in your hands. And if you see Tinkerbell, clap your hands together really fast to make sure she stays alive. So much to see and do!

Three professional pirate shows take the main stage throughout the afternoon. Shop the various boutiques in the village for special Pirates Day-themed deals. For example, Lost in Socks hosts a free pirate tattoo station. Barefoot Boutique offers free pirate-themed crafts projects. Paint your own pirate medallion at VC Potters Guild. And color mermaid pages for free at the Mermaid Gallery.

All this fun really works up an appetite. If you dress like a pirate, you’ll receive a discount at Wild Local Seafood or Le Petit Cafe. Cruise the harrrrr-bor. Ride the carousel for just $2 when you’re dressed as a pirate. For the more adventurous, take a turn in a themed escape room for just $25 (discount code: PIRATE19). On June 1st, “X” marks the spot for pirate fun. And that “X” is located at Ventura Harbor Village.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Saturday Fisherman’s Market: It’s What’s for Dinner!

Living on the Pacific Ocean coastline means that Southern Californians enjoy the freshest fish available. Since 1982, Andrea’s Seafood Restaurant has served residents and visitors to this beloved Ventura County hotspot. Their clam chowder and hand battered fish and chips made them a worldwide phenomenon. But that’s just two of the reasons Andrea’s consistently ranks #1 as Ventura’s best fresh seafood market. So, it should come as no surprise that their Ventura Saturday Fisherman’s Market brings in seafood lovers by the droves.

Every week, Andrea's Seafood Restaurant hosts the Ventura Saturday Fisherman's Market. Several local fisherman sell their fresh fish catches of the day, first come/first served, from 7 am until 10 am (or until sold out). Free parking available.

What: Ventura Saturday Fisherman’s Market
Where: Andrea’s Seafood Restaurant (1449 Spinnaker Dr)
When: Every Saturday, 7 am until 10 am or sold out
Contact: Andrea’s Seafood (805) 218-4888

Ventura Saturday Fisherman’s Market

Search Ventura County homes for saleStarting at 7 am every Saturday morning, the ocean side of Andrea’s Seafood Restaurant becomes the Saturday Fisherman’s Market. Only the freshest caught seafood winds up here for the public to purchase. Several local fishermen set up booths filled with fresh fish, clams, mussels, crab, and more. Whatever seafood you crave for your Saturday evening meal with the family is on display here.

Some of the fish up for grabs most Saturdays includes sea bass, tuna, halibut, rockfish, and even sea cucumbers. Since the selection depends solely on what is freshly caught, it varies from week to week. People from all over Ventura and Los Angeles Counties make the trek to Ventura harbor every Saturday for this market in particular. Most of it tends to sell out before the market ends. So, we suggest getting there as early as possible.

Admission to the market is absolutely free. So is the parking. The market operates on a first come/first served basis. Once the fish runs out, you’ll be out of luck. However, Andrea’s operates its fish market inside the restaurant every single day. If you miss out on their Saturday Fisherman’s Market, go inside Andrea’s to pick up your fresh seafood. The interior market stays open from 11 am to 5 pm Sunday through Thursday and 11 am to 6 pm every Friday and Saturday.

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Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019

Even though Earth Day officially takes place on Monday, April 22nd, organizers want to extend the celebration to the weekend. Thus, they planned Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019 for the following Saturday, April 27th. Come and learn how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, find out how the way we conduct our everyday lives affects animals, and celebrate nature in all its glory absolutely free of charge.

Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019 promises a day of free family-friendly fun filled with music, art, exhibits, food, and so much more!

What: Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019
Where: Ventura Plaza Park (Thompson Blvd & Chestnut St)
When: Saturday, April 27th, 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Earth Day (805) 570-0265 or via email

Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleThe festival offers fun that the entire family can enjoy together. Eighty exhibitors set up booths that range from informational to outright fun. Enjoy eco-friendly arts and crafts. Go on a green scavenger hunt. Listen to live music. Pick up a snack when you get hungry at one of the food vendors on-site. For a little mental and physical health “reset”, try some guided yoga every hour, on the hour.

Raffle & Silent Auction

Throughout the day, raffle tickets will be sold for some amazing prizes. In the past, these prizes included theater tickets, gift certificates, passes to SeaWorld and the Santa Barbara Zoo, a Crowne Plaza stay-cation, and park-hopper passes to Disneyland for a family of four. Tickets cost just $1 each. You need not be present for the raffle in order to win. But you DO need to purchase a ticket!

In addition to the raffle, everyone will have the chance to bid on more fantastic items at the silent auction. Visit the silent auction booth to see what great things are on the auction block. In the past, these prizes included customized surfboards, original artwork, and Channel Islands trips.

Free Bike Valet

Leave your car at home. Hop aboard your bicycle and pedal your way to the festival. Park it with the bike valet on-site for safety. Then, walk around Park Plaza and take in all the sights, sounds and tastes that this Earth Day celebration offers.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair 2019

So far, we’ve had a pretty wet year. Good news, though. That seems to be tapering off now. Fortunately for the Ventura Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair 2019, the weather looks to be a little cloudy but dry. All you’ll need for a fun day of shopping and tasting is a light sweater, your ID, and a ride home.

Tickets for the April 6th Ventura Spring Wine Walk 2019 are almost sold out. Start the day off with a fun, free street fair but end with wine tastings all around the downtown Ventura area.

What: Ventura Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair 2019
Where: Downtown Ventura
When: Saturday, April 6th, 2019, 11 am to 6:30 pm
Admission: $50 for general admission & $75 VIP/Wine Walk, FREE/Street Fair
Contact: Ventura Visitor’s Center (805) 648-2075

Ventura Spring Street Fair

Search Ventura County homes for saleKick off the day’s events with the Ventura Spring Street Fair. Beginning at 11 am, the 300-500 blocks of Main Street fill up with dozens of arts and crafts vendors, local organizations, and other businesses. Shop around for a great gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduating student or other special occasion. Also, enjoy live entertainment and great food vendors while you look around. The fair stays open until 6:30 pm. Admission is absolutely free.

Ventura Spring Wine Walk

Beginning at 3 pm, guests who sign up now get to enjoy the Ventura Spring Wine Walk. Sample wine, champagne, sparkling wine, and craft beer at 40 different businesses around the downtown Ventura area. Obviously, you must be at least 21 years old to participate. Each guest receives a special wristband, a tasting cup, and a map to each tasting location. You have until 6 pm to visit as many of the tasting locations as you want.

For a truly special experience, purchase a VIP Bunny Lounge ticket. VIPs check in at the Bunny Lounge located in the Mini Park on Main. In the VIP lounge, guests enjoy decadent chocolate desserts while sipping mimosas, champagne, and more. Then, don your bunny ears and head out on the tasting tour of downtown Ventura. This event is almost sold out. So, visit the Ventura Spring Wine Walk website to purchase your tickets right now!

Everyone wants to enjoy themselves. And you absolutely should feel free to do so. However, if you plan on drinking, either bring a sober buddy with you or make arrangements to grab an Uber home. Safety should be everyone’s top priority.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Mulch Madness 2019 & Gardening Classes

Who needs March Madness when you have Ventura Mulch Madness?! Spring officially begins on March 20th. Now’s the perfect time to prepare your garden for planting. And the best way to do that is with wholesome, organic mulch.

Learn how to create your own compost at home in the Ventura Mulch Madness class. Then, sign up for any of their other water-friendly gardening classes to find out how to lower your household water consumption and help the environment.

What: Ventura Mulch Madness 2019
Where: City of Ventura Maintenance Yard (336 Sanjon Rd)
When: Saturday, March 30th, 10 am, 10:30 am & 11 am
Admission: FREE
Contact: City of Ventura (805) 652-4525

Ventura Mulch Madness 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleMulch keeps more moisture in your soil while also enriching it with nutrients and suppressing weed growth. Since water is such a precious commodity in California, it helps to learn every possible way we can lower our water consumption, especially when it comes to gardening.

During any of the three half-hour Mulch Madness classes offered on March 30th, students learn how to create their own composting material at home. Attendees of the classes also receive free pre-bagged mulch to take home with them. The mulch will only be available while supplies last. So, we suggest getting there for one of the earlier classes.

Ventura Gardening Classes 2019

Ventura Mulch Madness is just the beginning when it comes to gardening classes. Once a month between now and November, the City provides three half-hour seminars about water-friendly gardening for your Ventura County home through Ventura Water. Classes are provided free of charge. The 2019 Ventura Gardening Classes Schedule is as follows:

  • March 30th – Mulch Madness (Ventura Maintenance Yard)
  • April 6th – Integrated Pest Management & Beneficial Insects (Ave Adult Center, 550 N Ventura Ave)
  • May 11th – Water Wise Trees (Ventura Maintenance Yard)
  • June 8th – Ocean Friendly Garden Walking Tour (Ventura Maintenance Yard)
  • July 13th – Do-It-Yourself Irrigation (Green Thumb, 1899 S Victoria Ave)
  • August 10th – Flowers in Low-Water Gardens (Green Thumb)
  • September 14th – Sustainable Community Gardens (Westpark, 450 W Harrison Ave)
  • October 19th – Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater (Ave Adult Center)
  • November 2nd – Mulch-Giving (Ventura Maintenance Yard)

All classes take place between 10 am and 11:30 am on the designated day. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the City of Ventura at
(805) 652-4525. For anyone with special needs who wishes to attend one of these classes, please call (805) 658-4726 to make arrangements.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month 2019

Mermaid folklore stretches all the way back to ancient Assyrian times (roughly 2500 BC). Christopher Columbus reported seeing them while sailing the Caribbean in the 1400s. One played the title character in Hans Christian Anderson’s 1836 tome “The Little Mermaid” as well as the 1989 movie based on the HCA novel. Celebrate this ancient mystical creature in all its glory during Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month 2019.

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month 2019 includes several fun activities, games, specials, and so much more throughout March, including meet and greets with a live mermaid.

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month Meet and Greets

Search Ventura County homes for saleOn three Saturdays this month (March 9th, 23rd, and 30th), guests of Ventura Harbor Village have the opportunity to meet a live mermaid. She’s even agreed to pose for photos. Just visit the village between 1 pm and 4 pm on the designated dates and don’t forget your camera!

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month Games & Activities

Every Friday during March, Barefoot Boutique offers a sea glass necklace-making class at their facility. Use mermaids as your inspiration to create a one-of-a-kind necklace to proudly display around your neck and take home with you. Contact the boutique at (805) 798-2029 to reserve your spot in the class today.

Every Saturday and Sunday of the month, between 1 pm and 4 pm, the Mermaid Gallery invites kids to color at their coloring activity table. While you peruse through artist Tina O’Brien’s mermaid-inspired artwork, the kids contentedly remain busy coloring in a special area of the gallery.

Ultimate Escape Rooms celebrates mermaid month with their Mermaids Curse Room. For just $20 per person, each group tries to figure several clues that lead to their escape within the designated time limit. Available Monday through Thursday only. Make sure to use promo code: MERMAIDMONTH to receive the special discounted offer. Call (805) 256-6600 to book your escape room today.

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month Eats & Treats

When you get hungry during Mermaid Month, grab a Sea Dog at The Parlor. This ooey-gooey, cheesy hot dog gets topped with tasty bacon bits. Or chow down on the Merman’s Fish Burger, only available during March. For dessert? How does a Sea Monster oreo shake sound? Coastal Cone serves up Mermaid cones (a fish cone with multi-colored sprinkles on top) as well as Pineapple Mermaid Floats and Mermaid’s Dream Sundae. For the adults, Harbor Cove Cafe added an Aquaman Cocktail to their menu. This delicious drink consists of Soju Gin, Blue Curacao, lemon, and soda water. 

Visit the Ventura Harbor Village anytime throughout March to celebrate Mermaid Month. Once it ends, so do the mermaid-inspired specials.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Chowder Taste 2019

Mmm. What’s better than a warm bowl of soup on a chilly winter day? How about a nice bowl of clam chowder? With the ocean right here in our own backyard, it makes sense that the powers that be would organize something like Ventura Chowder Taste 2019 on our shores, doesn’t it?

What: Ventura Chowder Taste 2019
Where: Various Ventura Harbor Village Restaurants
When: Sunday, February 24th, 11 am to 3 pm
Cost: $10 per person

Ventura Chowder Taste 2019

Tickets for Ventura Chowder Taste 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleTo purchase your tickets, go to the Village Promenade located right next to the Seaside Promenade Stage on the 24th. The first 400 to pay $10 each (cash only) becomes a part of the Ventura Chowder Taste 2019 experience. Yes, 400 people is the maximum amount allowed to participate. So, if you don’t want to miss your chance to sample savory clam chowder created by local chefs, you might want to show up at Ventura Harbor Village a little early.

With your $10 ticket, you’ll be allowed to visit each of the seven participating restaurants located in Harbor Village. At each stop, sample the delicious chowder created specifically for the occasion. In between stops, enjoy live music playing on the promenade. And, of course, the views are absolutely spectacular!

Restaurants Participating in Ventura Chowder Taste 2019

  • 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese (1575 Spinnaker)
  • Andrea’s Seafood (1449 Spinnaker)
  • Baja Bay Surf & Taco (1567 Spinnaker #104)
  • Boatyard Pub (1593 Spinnaker)
  • Brophy Bros (1559 Spinnaker)
  • La Petit Cafe (1591 Spinnaker #112)
  • The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood (1583 Spinnaker #101)

Remember, tickets are limited to just 400 people. The last of the tickets (if any are left) will be sold at 2:30 pm. If you don’t want to miss out on some hot, rich, heavenly chowder, get to the Ventura Harbor Village early on February 24th for Ventura Chowder Taste 2019.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Lantern Street Festival 2019

Tomorrow (February 5th), Chinese New Year officially begins. 2019 is the Year of the Pig. For the Chinese people, pigs symbolize wealth and good fortune. People born in the Year of the Pig love to be entertained, enjoy life and are enthusiastic. If you want to celebrate the Chinese New Year, we can’t think of a better way than by coming to the Ventura Lantern Street Festival 2019.

What: Ventura Lantern Street Festival 2019
Where: Downtown Ventura (1304 E Main St)
When: Saturday, February 16th, 5 pm to 10 pm
Admission: $29 to $75, Children under 12 are FREE

Ventura Lantern Street Festival 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleEvery year, the people of China ring in the new year with a special lantern festival. It’s a time to socialize with others and reunite with family. Here in Southern California, everyone has a chance to celebrate this wonderful Chinese tradition at the Ventura Lantern Street Festival 2019. Decorate your lantern in any style you want. Then, hang it up in one of the 350-foot tunnels located around downtown Ventura. While this happens, live music fills the air. Food trucks ensure that no one goes hungry. So, make sure you bring some money with you to fill your tummies up with yummy bites to eat. When the sun goes down, the lanterns light up. Trust us. You won’t want to miss a moment of this amazing event!

Tickets for Ventura Lantern Street Festival 2019

Tickets for the Ventura Lantern Street Festival 2019 cost $29 per person (ages 12 & older). Your general admission ticket allows you access to the festival as well as one lantern of your own. All children under 12 with an accompanying adult get into the event absolutely free of charge. Children’s lanterns will be available for purchase for a fee. If you’d like to donate to the Turning Point Foundation, a $10 additional charge will be tacked onto the general admission fee (for $39 total). For an even bigger experience, purchase a VIP package for $75. With this package, you gain access to the festival, receive one lantern and a commemorative T-shirt, and get to dine on a wonderful dinner prepared especially for you. To purchase your tickets, please visit the online Lantern St Festival box office here.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Valentine’s Day Harbor Cruise 2019

Valentine’s Day is just under a month from today. But it’s never too early to plan a special evening with your sweetie. Make it a night to remember by taking a Ventura Valentine’s Day harbor cruise aboard a majestic tall ship.

Take your special someone out for a night they won't forget when you hop aboard a tall ship for a two-hour Ventura Valentine's Day Harbor Cruise 2019. Tickets available now!

What: Ventura Valentine’s Day Harbor Cruise 2019
Where: Grays Harbor Historical Seaport (1583 Spinnaker Dr)
When: 4 pm to 6 pm, February 14th, 2019
Cost: $59-$65 each ($10 discount per couple)
Contact: Grays Harbor (800) 200-5239, (360) 532-8611 or via email

Ventura Valentine’s Day Harbor Cruise 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleGuests traveling on the Ventura Valentine’s Day harbor cruise travel aboard either the Lady Washington or Hawaiian Chieftain, two beautiful replicas of gorgeous 19th century tall ships. This two-hour cruise is catered for couples. But, individuals may sail as well. Learn some sea shantys as the captain mans the helm and the crew hoists the mainsail. As a treat for the Valentine’s Day couples, the cook promises a special dessert served onboard.

Tickets for the Ventura Valentine’s Day Harbor Cruise 2019

You must be at least 18 years old in order to participate in the Ventura Valentine’s Day Harbor Cruise. Tickets cost $65 per person. Students, military members, and seniors pay just $59 per person. Receive a $10 discount ($5 per ticket) when you purchase two tickets at a time. Purchase your tickets online here. But you’d better hurry. Tickets are limited and they sell out pretty quickly!

If you miss the Ventura Valentine’s Day Harbor Cruise 2019, don’t fret. You can still take a trip around the harbor aboard these beautiful tall ships. Both the Lady Washington and the Hawaiian Chieftain take guests out on other two hour tours: Adventure Sails (a leisurely sail around the harbor) and Battle Sails (with firing cannons and close-quarters maneuvers. Adventure Sails takes place on the weekends from February 16th to March 2nd. Battles Sails only takes place on February 16th and February 18th. I suggest you get your tickets now if you want to join these fantastic voyages.

This year, make it a holiday for the ages. Treat your lady love or special fella to something they won’t soon forget. Book your tickets now for the Ventura Valentine’s Day Harbor Cruise 2019.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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