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Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018

Did you ever read fairytales when you were a kid? Ever wonder what the live-action versions would look like? Gypsies in a Trunk wants to show you when they perform Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 in Oxnard this summer.

Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 performs at Harbor View Park on the first Sunday of each month from now through September. Bring a chair and snacks to enjoy the fun with your little ones absolutely free of charge (donations suggested but not enforced).

What: Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018
Where: Harbor View Park (3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard)
When: June 3rd, July 1st, Aug 5th & Sept 2nd, 2 pm
Admission: FREE (donations suggested)
Contact: Gypsies in a Trunk contact form

Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018

Gypsies in the Trunk puts a very modern twist on classic fairytales. This all-volunteer troupe performs Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 at Harbor View Park on the first Sunday of every month from now until September. While molded for the younger crowd, grown-ups will delight in these master retellings of fairytale classics, too. They also perform at 11:30 am in Westlake Village (Foxfield Park) and 4 pm in Simi Valley (Rancho Simi Community Park) on June 2nd, July 7th, Aug 4th and Sept 1st. And, they perform at 11:30 am in Camarillo (Valley Lindo Park) and 4 pm in Ventura (Barranca Vista Park) on June 9th, July 14th, Aug 11th and Sept 8th.

Every performance is provided to the public absolutely free of charge. However, a donation is suggested to help pay offset the costs of costumes and props. Since these shows are at outdoor venues, organizers suggest you wear sunscreen and hats. Feel free to bring along a picnic with snacks, water, and other goodies. And you might want to bring a chair or blanket from home for your comfort. Seating will not be provided at any venue. Each play lasts approximately 45 minutes. Long enough to maintain intrigue but short enough so the young ones don’t get bored. It really is fun for everyone.

Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 Schedule

June 3rd – The Princess Pajama Party
July 1st – Beauty and the Beast (and Bob)
August 5th – Rumplestiltskin
September 2nd – CSI: Wonderland

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Channel Islands Whale Watching Season 2018 Open for Business

Living near the ocean gives us access to an amazing lifestyle here in Ventura County. Our homes sit right on the migratory highway for some of the world’s largest mammals: whales. Right now, the Channel Islands whale watching season 2018 is open for business. It’s your chance to view these fantastic sea creatures as they make their way along the Pacific Ocean waterway.

The Channel Islands whale watching season 2018 is open for business. Watch these amazing creatures migrate to their calving grounds in Mexico and back up to their feeding grounds in Alaska between now and mid-April.

What: Channel Islands Whale Watching Season 2018
Where: Island Packers (3600 S Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA)
When: Now through Mid-April
Cost: Varies
Contact: Island Packers (805) 642-1393 or via email

Channel Islands Whale Watching Season 2018

Spouting, breaching, diving, spyhopping. Whatever you see whales do feels simply magical. And it all happens right in our own Oxnard backyard. On one three hour Channel Islands whale watching expedition, you may see gray whales, humpbacks, sea lions, seals, dolphins, and even an occasional orca/killer whale pod or two.

Island Packers offers kayak tours, guided island tours, harbor cruises, and even overnight camping trips on the Channel Islands. Seats are limited and sell fast. So, contact Island Packers right away to reserve your spot on the next winter tour.

Recommended Gear

To make your Channel Islands whale watching all it can possibly be, the experts recommend you bring along certain gear on your tour. For example, always bring a jacket. While the weather may be chilly to start, don’t be surprised when the sun pops out in the afternoon. Layered clothing keeps you comfortable. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen. Even overcast days allow harmful UV rays through, making sunburns a very real possibility. Protect your skin. Add a hat and sunglasses to keep your eyes safe, as well. Also, binoculars, while not required, really help bring these incredible creatures into focus. Finally, don’t forget your camera! You’ll be so sad if you miss a photo-op with the seals, dolphins, whales or any other wildlife on your sea-faring adventure.

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Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016 Bursts with Flavor

The Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016 shows you all the ways you can incorporate strawberries into your daily life. Proceeds benefit local charities.Is there a more perfect summer fruit than strawberries?  I don’t think so.  The Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016 will be bursting with flavor as they honor this beautiful heart-shaped fruit at Oxnard College Park this weekend.  That’s two days of strawberry love.  What a berry sweet celebration!

What: Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016
Where: Oxnard College Park (3250 S Rose Ave)
When: May 21 & 22, 2016, 10am to 6:30pm
Cost: $12/Adult, $8/Senior (62+) and Active Military (w/ID), $5/Child Ages 5-12, FREE Under 5 Yrs Old
Contact: Strawberry Festival Info Line (888) 288-9242

Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleStrawberries are packed full of antioxidants.  They are helpful in boosting your immune system (thank you Vitamin C).  They help with collagen production (bye-bye wrinkles).  They fight the “bad” cholesterol in your body, help regulate your blood pressure and reduce inflammation.  See?  They really are a superfood!

At the Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016, you’ll find out all kinds of ways you can consume this amazing little berry.  Straight up, they’re great.  Added to a smoothie or dessert, they bring a lovely flavor.  But, have you eaten strawberry pizza?  Or drank strawberry beer?  They are both delicious.  That’s just the beginning of the things you can do with this versatile little berry.  More than 50 booths will be set up showing you exactly how to incorporate strawberries into your daily meal planning without ever getting bored.  Celebrity chefs will be on-site giving live demonstrations.

There is more than just food at the Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016.  Listen to live music on one of two stages set up on the grounds.  Visit the more than 200 arts and crafts vendors for some one-of-a-kind products.  Let the kids work off some steam in Strawberryland.  There is something for all ages to enjoy here.

Proceeds from the Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016 will benefit several charities right here in the Southland.  Over the 33 years that the festival has taken place, more than $4.5 million has been raised for local charities.  For more information on which charities are supported by you through the Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016, please visit the strawberry festival’s charity benefactors page here.

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2016 Ventura County Safe Boating Expo Comes to Town

The US Coast Guard will be teaching the latest safety techniques to boating enthusiasts & offer live demos at the 2016 Ventura County Safe Boating Expo.Southern California is a beautiful place to live.  Many residents of Channel Islands homes own boats.  With the ocean right in their backyard, it isn’t hard to imagine spending a day out on the vast blue seas.  You need to keep you, your family and your boat safe on these outings.  The US Coast Guard will be hosting the 2016 Ventura County Safe Boating Expo on Saturday, May 14th to help make sure you stay safe when sailing our harbor this year.

What: 2016 Ventura County Safe Boating Expo
Where: Channel Islands USCG Station (4201 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA)
When: Saturday, May 14th, 9am to 4pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: US Coast Guard (800) 704-5620

2016 Ventura County Safe Boating Expo

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleSafety is a big concern for anyone who has ever been on a boat, especially out on the ocean.  The Channel Islands Coast Guard wants to make sure you you know how to be safe while enjoying a day on the water.  They are hosting the 2016 Ventura County Safe Boating Expo at the Channel Islands Coast Guard Station on Saturday May 14th.  Admission is absolutely free, but the information you will obtain is priceless.

At the 2016 Ventura County Safe Boating Expo, informational booths will be set up all over the grounds.  Find out the latest safety techniques for land and sea.  Take a tour and a ride aboard a Coast Guard vessel.  Coast Guard members will teach CPR and other life-saving techniques throughout the day.  Attend one of the safety equipment clinics.  Learn all about the types of rescues our USCG service members perform each day and what equipment they use.  You will be amazed when you see the live offshore helicopter, fire and “person in water” demonstrations performed by real Coast Guard, County and City first responders at 11am and 2pm.  Make sure you bring your camera with you to capture some of the excitement.

All demos and clinics are provided free of charge at the 2016 Ventura County Safe Boating Expo.  The goal of the expo is to make sure you stay safe out on the water.  Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn from the pros.

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2015 Ventura County Juneteenth Celebration

The 2015 Ventura County Juneteenth Celebration offers free, family-friendly fun full of history, news, art, live music and much, much more for all ages.The 2015 Ventura County Juneteenth Celebration takes place at Plaza Park this Saturday.  Everyone in our Oxnard community is welcome to come.  Admission is absolutely FREE!

What: 2015 Ventura County Juneteenth Celebration
Where: Plaza Park, 5th & B St, Downtown Oxnard
When: Saturday, June 20th 10am to 6pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Ventura County Chapter of BAPA (805) 488-8290

What is Juneteenth?

Search homes for sale in Ventura CountyThe history of Juneteenth began on June 19, 1865.  That was the day that Major General Gordon Granger rode in to Galveston, TX with the news that the war was over.  It also was decreed that all slaves were now free men.  The Emancipation Proclamation had officially been signed on January 1, 1863.  There are several theories as to why it took two and a half years for the news to reach Texas.  But no one knows for sure.

2015 Ventura County Juneteenth Celebration Events

The 2015 Ventura County Juneteenth Celebration is jam packed with tons of fun and informational events.  Watch the OHS Drumline perform.  Enjoy live entertainment from KNS Rockstar and gospel choirs.  The 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskeegee Airmen and Black Cowboys of the Golden West will offer special presentations about the history of their organizations.  Guests will have the opportunity to receive a free health screening.  See some spectacular custom sports cars on exhibit.  The Art Walk showcases pieces by local artists in the area.  Don’t miss the Mess O’ Greens cook-off for a taste of real southern comfort.  There are even contests and raffles scheduled throughout the day with amazing prizes.

The 2015 Ventura County Juneteenth Celebration is a day of family-friendly fun for all ages.  Learn a little about history.  Enjoy live music.  Spend time with your loved ones.  It’s all good!

Have you ever been to a Juneteenth celebration?  Where?  When?  What did you learn?  Let us know in the comments below.

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists

2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales

Celebrate the Pacific Grey Whale as it migrates back up north. Visit the Marine Emporium Landing this Sunday for the 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales.Living in Southern California has many perks.  The ocean plays at least some part in the lives of all residents of Ventura County communities.  We have a deep respect for the ocean and all the creatures who call it home.  Whale watching is a popular past time, especially this time of year.  If you are in town this weekend, you may want to come to the 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales.

What: 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales
Where: Next to Marine Emporium Landing (3350 S Harbor Blvd)
When: Sunday, March 22 10am to 4pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Larchmont Farmer’s Market (818) 591-8161

Search homes for sale in Ventura CountyThe 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales celebrates the northern migration of the Pacific Grey Whale.  They migrate down from the north coasts of Alaska between October and February to breed in the warmer waters off of Baja.  Then, from February to July, they begin to migrate back up northward to their arctic feeding grounds.  This is why whale watching hits its peak in the Oxnard community between now and mid-summer.

At the 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales, guests are invited to enjoy live entertainment while they peruse the Channel Islands Farmer’s Market.  Learn about marine wildlife, including whales, at the educational exhibits.  Sign up for a whale watching excursion.  Visit the arts and crafts booths.  Several activities will be set up especially for the kids.  You may even want to pick up some fresh seafood or BBQ for Sunday dinner.

Bring the family down to the 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales this Sunday at the Marine Emporium Landing.  It is going to be a day full of educational fun.  You never know.  You may even get to see a whale or two while you’re there!

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Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014

Get into the holiday spirit this weekend with the Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 at The Collection RiverPark on Saturday, Thanksgiving may still be a week away, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t start ringing in the Christmas season now.  Nothing says “Christmas” like a decorated tree.  If you visit Collection Park this Saturday night, you can watch the Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 for yourself.

What: Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014
Where: Collection Park (2751 Parkview Ct #261)
When: November 22, 2014 5:30pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: The Collection RiverPark (805) 988-7527

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The Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 marks the second year in a row that The Collection RiverPark has hosted a tree lighting.  Festivities begin at 5:30pm with live entertainment and Christmas carols.  The tree will be lit up at 7pm to make sure that the skies have darkened enough so that the twinkling lights really shine.  Santa himself is even expected to make an appearance.  So make sure you bring your camera.  You won’t want to miss this photo-op.  Everyone in the Oxnard community is welcome to stop by.

Need a night out?  Ready to get into the Christmas spirit?  Bring the family down to The Collection RiverPark for the Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 ceremony this Saturday, November 22nd.  It is a night that the whole family can enjoy together.  Happy holidays!

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California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard

California Strawberry Festival in OxnardCalifornia leads the nation in strawberry production.  In fact, we provide almost 88% of the nation’s strawberries here.  So, it makes sense that one of Ventura County’s largest events, the California Strawberry Festival, will be coming to Oxnard the weekend of May 19 & 20, 2012.  Strawberry Meadows (3250 S Rose Ave) will play host to more than 250 arts and crafts exhibits and vendors, live music, games, rides, pie eating contests and, of course, strawberries galore!

From 10am to 6:30pm each day, the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard will showcase strawberries in just about every concoction imaginable: chocolate covered, shortcake, jams, powdered and even on a pizza.  Several live musical acts will be serenading visitors throughout the entire two-day event.  Whether you like Reggae or Ska, Latin Pop or Big Band, there’s something to keep your ears happy while your taste buds enjoy the fruits of other people’s labor.  The Strawberry Promenade features cooking demonstrations, a recipe contest and exhibits about the life of the strawberry.  Strawberryland for Kids includes fun rides, games, a bounce slide and puppet shows. Artisans from all over Ventura County and beyond descend upon the festival to sell their jewelry, soap, candles and other handmade arts and crafts.

On-site parking is limited and will cost $10.  However, free shuttles are available from Camarillo Premium Outlets, Channel Islands Harbor, Centerpoint Mall, the Oxnard Transportation Center and The Palms Shopping Center.  Admission is just $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and active military (with ID) and their dependents, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free to kids under 5 years old with accompanying paid adult.  All proceeds from the event (including ticket sales and food booths) benefit local Ventura County charities.  We hope you can make it to the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard on May 19 & 20, 2012.  Eat some sweet treats, listen to some sweet music and help raise money for charity while spending a glorious day in the Southern California sunshine.  Is there anything better than that?

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