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Main Street Moves Ventura

Just today, Governor Newsom ordered a second shutdown of indoor businesses amid concerns over the spread of COVID-19. That includes indoor dining at restaurants. However, he still allows outdoor dining and shopping to continue. Why? This facilitates social distancing much easier than the confines of indoors. So, the local experiment known as Main Street Moves Ventura appears to continue through until its end date of July 16th.

Even though Governor Newsom again announced closures of indoor dining at local restaurants, Main Street Moves Ventura allows you to eat and shop outside over five blocks in the downtown area until July 16th, 2020.

What: Main Street Moves Ventura
Where: Downtown Ventura, Main St between Fir & Palm and California St between Santa Clara & Poli
When: 7 am to 10 pm every day between now and July 16th, 2020

Main Street Moves Ventura

Search Ventura County homes for saleOn June 16th, five blocks in the downtown Ventura area shut down their streets to vehicular traffic. This allowed businesses in the area to expand out onto the sidewalks and streets in an effort to accommodate customers while still allowing for social distancing requirements. These blocks allow for foot and bicycle traffic from 7 am to 10 pm daily.

In addition to shopping at your favorite stores outdoors, restaurants allow dining al fresco. Of course, takeout is still available at many places if you feel more comfortable doing that instead.

Health and Safety

Restaurants and shops must adhere to state, federal, and CDC guidelines during this time to remain open. That means that employees and guests must always wear a mask. The only exceptions to that rule are if you have a medical or mental condition that prevents you from wearing a mask. Also, hearing-impaired people or anyone who needs to communicate with a hearing-impaired person does not need to wear a mask. Basically, if a person must be able to see another person’s mouth in order to communicate, they do not need to wear a mask at that time.

Of course, when you eat or drink at a restaurant, you don’t need to wear a mask either. But that’s where a six foot distance from others becomes necessary. Outdoor activities such as swimming, running, hiking, bicycling, etc., do not require the use of masks. Again, maintain that six foot distance from others in your vicinity while engaged in outdoor activities.

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Downtown Ventura’s Walk It Wednesdays

The Monday through Friday work week feels like it drags on and on sometimes. How do you break up the monotony? How about a stroll on Downtown Ventura’s Walk It Wednesdays?

If you love food and enjoy a nice drink every so often, consider breaking up the work week with Downtown Ventura's Walk It Wednesdays. Judge at least two different locations on their appetizers and drinks over a two week period and you might win $50.

What: Downtown Ventura’s Walk It Wednesdays
Where: Main St Ventura
When: Every Wednesday, from 4 pm to 7 pm
Contact: Downtown Ventura (805) 260-7023 or via email

Downtown Ventura’s Walk It Wednesdays

Search Ventura County homes for salePerform a little mid-week pick-me-up with Walk It Wednesdays. Every Wednesday night, visit any of the ten participating Downtown Ventura restaurants for a delicious meal with your friends or significant other. Compare the fare offered by at least two of these restaurants over the course of two weeks. (Unless you enjoy two dinners in one evening. No judgment here.) The only judgment needed is your opinion about each appetizer and drink you partake in per visit. Yes, Walk It Wednesdays actually is a fun game of “who offers the best apps and drinks”. Every other week, one judge receives $50.

How to Participate

First, choose at least two venues over the course of two weeks. Or stop by a couple each week for just appetizers and drinks. (Or maybe dinner at Cafe Fiore and drinks/apps at The Saloon. Just a little food for thought.) Each location offers a selection of $6 drink specials and $6 to $8 appetizers. Keep drinks and appetizers in the same family for judging (rum-based drink vs rum-based drink and cheesy appetizer vs cheesy appetizer). This keeps the judging fair. Feel free to stop in at any of the boutiques along Main St during Walk It Wednesdays, too.

Before you partake in the evening’s choices, take a photo. When you decide which ones are your favorites, upload the photos to your Instagram feed using the hashtags #WalkItWednesday and #MyDowntownVentura. Don’t have an Instagram account? Visit the Downtown Ventura website here to cast your vote.

Participating Restaurants

  • Cafe Fiore (66 S California St)
  • Dargans Irish Pub & Restaurant (593 E Main St)
  • El Rey (294 E Main St)
  • Grapes & Hops (454 E Main St)
  • Labyrinth Winery (607 E Main St)
  • Limon y Sal (598 E Main St)
  • Pacific by NoRu (394 E Main St, Ste B)
  • Paradise Pantry (222 E Main St)
  • The Saloon Ventura (456 E Main St)
  • Winchesters Grill & Saloon (632 E Main St)

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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.

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Arts and Eats Ventura 2019

To become a well-rounded individual, you must embrace all sectors of life. Knowledge of math and sciences helps humanity grow. But so does the arts. Encourage your artistic side and support our local artists at the Arts and Eats Ventura 2019 event this month.

Enjoy tasty treats prepared by local chefs while breathing in art created by local artists at the Arts and Eats Ventura 2019 in Downtown Ventura.

What: Arts and Eats Ventura 2019
Where: Downtown Ventura (16 different locations within walking distance of each other)
When: Saturday, January 19th, 6 pm to 8 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Very Ventura (805) 641-1090 or via email

Arts and Eats Ventura 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleArts and Eats Ventura 2019 marks the third year that Fox Fine Jewelry and Very Ventura partnered up for this unique event. Every couple of months, several downtown shops and restaurants offer tasty treats in conjunction with gorgeous art pieces created by talented artists. All of this can be enjoyed along a lovely stroll throughout the downtown area. This month’s event takes place on Saturday, January 19th.

Exhibits and food changes with each Arts and Eats Ventura 2019 event. For example, Fox Fine Jewelry highlights their “Living Textures” exhibit this month. It features nature in all its beauty. Next time, they’ll showcase a different artist, medium, and/or subject. So, every time you visit an Arts and Eats Ventura event, you come away with a different experience.

Want to be a Part of Arts and Eats Ventura 2019?

If you own a gallery, restaurant or shop in the Downtown Ventura area and want to be a part of future Arts and Eats Ventura 2019 events, contact Debbie Fox at Fox Fine Jewelry. Reach her via phone at (805) 652-1800 or via email. To be a part of the “arts” portion of the event, you pay just $100 for the calendar year. That’s $100 for six different events throughout 2019. To be part of the “eats” portion, you pay nothing. Simply provide tasty appetizers for folks to nibble on while they view the art on display. Of course, there are some rules you must follow to be part Arts and Eats Ventura 2019. Visit Downtown Ventura’s Arts and Eats page to find out what rules are enforced.

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