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Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2018

In just a couple of days, millions of families get together to give thanks for their blessings. So many people lost their homes in the wildfires consuming California land up and down our state recently. This really puts the holidays and what we should be thankful for into perspective this year. On Friday, November 30th, the San Buenaventura Mission welcomes everyone to the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting, signifying the beginning of the season.

To kick off the Christmas season right, bring your family to the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2018 at San Buenaventura Mission and Mission Park Nov 30th.

What: Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2018
Where: Mission Park & San Buenaventura Mission
When: Friday, November 30th, 6 pm to 8 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: San Buenaventura Mission (805) 643-4318

Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2018

Almost 140 years ago, two Norfolk pine trees were planted at the San Buenaventura Mission. Some say that these trees were donated by a local family. Others believe they were planted to be used at a later date for a captain’s mast. Whatever the case may be, these trees grew to become a local landmark. In fact, you can see them from downtown Ventura as well as the 101 freeway. And in 2000, they became “Millenial Trees” according to the State of California. For the past 80 years, they’ve lit up for the holidays as well as other special days at various times throughout the year. At the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2018, they feature brand new lights.

Not to be outdone, a special fig tree in Mission Park joins the celebration. For the first time ever, this fig tree shows off its lights at the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2018 in conjunction with its two pine tree brethren. Before and after the festivities, guests get to enjoy traditional holiday music, inflatables to play on, dozens of kids activities, and even some snow! The tree itself officially lights up at 6:45 pm. Even Santa promises to stop by for a visit. When you get hungry, pick up something tasty at one of the food booths.

Come out to celebrate the season. Bring your family to the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2018 ceremony. It promises to be lots of fun for everyone.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Harvest Moon Spooktacular 2018

Halloween officially takes place in 16 days. That means trick-or-treating happens on a school night (Wednesday, this year). Ventura officials believe it’s slightly inhumane to make kids or parents wait that long. Celebrate Halloween with more treats and fewer tricks at the Ventura Harvest Moon Spooktacular 2018. And it takes place on the Saturday before Halloween. So, you’ll have a day to recover from your candy hangover before the kids head back to school and you go back to work.

Enjoy a safe and sane preview of Halloween night when you come to the Ventura Harvest Moon Spooktacular 2018, with treats, live entertainment & a movie.

What: Ventura Harvest Moon Spooktacular 2018
Where: Mission Park & 200 Block of Main St
When: Saturday, October 27th, 11 am to 9 pm
Admission: FREE

Ventura Harvest Moon Spooktacular 2018

Not interested in going door-to-door, begging for treats? Want a safe alternative to celebrate the Halloween holiday? Or are you just looking for a reason to to wear a costume more than one time a year? Then come to the Ventura Harvest Moon Spooktacular 2018 on Saturday, October 27th. Guests enjoy holiday-themed arts and crafts, carnival games, jump houses, a costume contest, and even a pirate ship.

Of course, there will be trick-or-treating from businesses in the downtown Ventura area. Just look for a pumpkin sign in the window. This signals that treats await inside. For the daredevils, enter the haunted house at your own risk. Watch or join the pie-eating contest. When you get hungry, visit one of the food trucks on-site. Several raffles and a silent auction offer amazing prizes. And admission is absolutely free (raffle tickets will cost you, though).

After the sun goes down, the movie screen goes up. Stay in Mission Park for a free outdoor screening of A Nightmare Before Christmas. Bring a blanket or lawn chair with you to enjoy the movie in comfort.

Ventura Harvest Moon Spooktacular 2018 Costume Contest

The spooktacular costume contest is open to all ages. Yes, Mom and Dad. You can dress up for fun and prizes, too! The contest begins at 3 pm and breaks down into five separate age groups. The top three costumes in each age group receive an award at the end of the event. The age breakdown is:

  • infant to 3
  • 4 to 7
  • 8 to 12
  • 13 to 17
  • 18+

Dress up in your favorite costume (group or individual). Grab your treat bag. Then, head over to the Ventura Harvest Moon Spooktacular 2018 for family-friendly fun to whet your Halloween appetite.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Harvest Festival 2018

We’ve now entered the latter third of the year. This tends to be the most exciting time of year with Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming up in rapid succession. But first, let’s celebrate the fall season with the Ventura Harvest Festival 2018.

Celebrate the season at the Ventura Harvest Festival 2018. Enjoy live entertainment & shop local vendors while your children play in the Kids' Zone.

What: Ventura Harvest Festival 2018
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura)
When: October 5th (10 am to 5 pm), 6th (10 am to 6 pm) & 7th (10 am to 5 pm)
Admission: $4-$9
Contact: Ventura Harvest Festival (925) 392-7300 or via email

Ventura Harvest Festival 2018

This weekend, the Ventura Harvest Festival 2018 takes over the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Guests enjoy live music both on-stage and strolling around the grounds. Hundreds of local artists and artisans showcase their best handmade arts and crafts in three huge buildings. It’s never too early to start checking off items on your Christmas shopping list. You’ll find everything from jewelry to clothing, blown glass to ceramics, and so much more. Find a one-of-a-kind gift for that one-of-a-kind person in your life.

Learn how to make your own holiday ornaments or other knick-knacks with live demonstrations. Want to create the perfect holiday feast? Get ideas from vendors on-site courtesy of their cooking demos. You’re sure to be a hit at any party you throw or attend this holiday season.

And the festival hasn’t forgotten about the kids. Let them blow off steam in the Kids’ Zone. They’ll even have the opportunity to seek out some jack-o-lantern fodder in the pumpkin patch. Clean it out well and seal it with a watered down bleach solution and/or vaseline. That helps preserve it for much longer.

Tickets for the Ventura Harvest Festival 2018

Plan ahead and purchase tickets for any day of the Ventura Harvest Festival 2018 online. They’re also available at the gate. Tickets cost $9 per adult and $7 for seniors (ages 62+) and military members (ID required if not in uniform). Families pay just $4 for kids ages 13 to 17. All children under the age of 13 get in absolutely free of charge with a paid adult to accompany them. Parking costs $5 per vehicle.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival 2018

Pablo Picasso once said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Art enhances so much of our lives. Unfortunately, art programs at school have all but disappeared due to budget cuts. Turn a spark of interest into a lifelong passion. Bring your kids to the Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival 2018.

Turn a spark of interest in art into a lifelong passion by taking your kids to the Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival 2018 on Sept 8th & 9th.

What: Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival 2018
Where: Ventura Harbor Village, Next to Fisherman’s Memorial
When: Sept 8th & 9th, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Barbara Hinton, Festival Coordinator (805) 302-4371

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival 2018

Ventura Harbor Village provides a wonderful backdrop to the two-day event known as Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival 2018. All along the waterfront, 45 artists use the sidewalk as their canvas to create amazing temporary works of art. Fifty local artists set up booths around the village to showcasing their pottery, paintings, photographs, handmade jewelry, and other goods as well. Some of these items will be available to purchase during the festival. Money raised from booth rentals and corporate sponsorships benefit our local FOOD Share food bank.

FOOD Share

Since 2011, the Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival has raised more than $32,000 for FOOD Share. Believe it or not, one in six people living in Ventura County experience food insecurity on a regular basis. This includes working families that don’t make enough to put dinner on the table every night. FOOD Share helps bridge this gap to ensure healthy food goes where it is needed most. They do so through programs such as Senior Kits (for the elderly), FOOD Share & Friends Mobile Pantry (bringing food to areas that don’t have ready access to a brick-and-mortar food bank), and the Kids’ Farmers Market (providing nutrition education and fresh produce to children). If you’d like to donate, please visit FOOD Share’s website here to set up a one-time or monthly recurring donation.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Rock on the Dock 2018 Events All September Long

Typically, Labor Day weekend signifies the end of summer. With Ventura school children beginning their new academic year this week, it might seem that summer is already over. Luckily, Ventura Rock on the Dock 2018 makes it feel like summer all the way through September.

Ventura Rock on the Dock 2018 offers a different musical act performing on a floating dock in the middle of the harbor every Sat in Sept from 3pm to 6 pm.

What: Ventura Rock on the Dock 2018
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: Every Saturday in September 2018, 3 pm to 6 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Port District (805) 642-8538

Ventura Rock on the Dock 2018

Every Saturday in September, Ventura Harbor Village turns into an outdoor concert venue. Ventura Rock on the Dock 2018 hosts a different musical act every week. The band plays on its own floating stage located directly in the harbor. Seating operates on a first-come-first-served basis. No actual seats will be provided. You’re welcome to bring a blanket, towel, or beach chair with you. Or, for something a little closer and a bit unique, rent a paddleboat or slip your kayak into the water. Float on up to the dock and nab yourself a first-row seat directly in front of the band. Of course, if you happen to own a boat moored in the dock, sit out on deck and wait for the concert to come to you. No waiting. No hassle. And you never have to think about where you parked!

Enjoy some shopping. Then, grab a bite to eat. Several restaurants in the village offer waterfront seating, perfect for listening to the concert while dining al fresco. Our beautiful Southern California weather usually means sunny skies with cooler temperatures throughout September. Just make sure you apply sunscreen and wear a hat to help block those pesky UV rays.

Ventura Rock on the Dock 2018 Line-Up

  • The Bomb – Sept 1st (rock & funk)
  • Sean Wiggins & Lone Goat – Sept 8th (country rock & blues)
  • Crosscut Band 805 – Sept 15th (rock ‘n roll)
  • Fleetwood’s Bac – Sept 22nd (Fleetwood Mac & other music like theirs)
  • Decadent Decades – Sept 29th (popular rock party faves)

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018

Looking for a reason to visit the water in the middle of the week? Until the end of August, Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018 makes a great escape. And it’s absolutely free to attend.

Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018 offers up family-friendly fun before school starts up again, with live music, special discounts, and more.

What: Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: Noon to 3 pm every Wednesday through August 29th
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018

During Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018, visit the information booth between 12 pm and 3 pm to find out all that the harbor has to offer. Receive special discounts on local activities as well. Pick up a postcard to send a friend a “wish you were here” message. Grab yourself a scavenger hunt list to find hidden treasures and clues around the village. Turn in your findings by 3 pm for your chance at a fun prize (kids only). Get your caffeine fix at the Coffee Dock & Post and then visit Happy Rainbow so Lucia can paint your face anytime between noon and 3 pm.

Special Activities for Waterfront Wednesdays

Each week, a different special activity takes place at Ventura Harbor Village. For example, on the 8th, pay just $2 (to cover materials) and make your very own beach umbrella painting with Kitty McGinnis. Laura Walters shows you how to make an animal greeting card using sponges to paint with (also $2) on the 15th. Have you ever wanted to learn origami? Come to Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018 on August 22nd. Dawn Reily teaches a class on how to craft your own origami creatures and how to use them as art pieces or even jewelry. Adults and older children pay just $2 here, too. It might be a bit too advanced for younger kids to follow. Finally, on August 29th, paint your own Harbor Sunset with the guidance of Lorna Amundsen. This activity is open to everyone ages 12 and above and absolutely free to do.

What would a Waterfront Wednesday be without live music? Steel drummers play from noon to 3 pm every Wednesday this August. Come back in the evening for acoustic rock at the Boatyard Pub, an open mic jazz jam session at the Copa Cubana, and live musical performances at Margarita Villa between 6 pm and 9 pm. Several harbor boutiques also offer special discounts and savings each Wednesday night.

It’s always a good time to visit the water in Southern California. But that’s especially true during Ventura Harbor Village Waterfront Wednesdays 2018. Bring the family out for a fun afternoon during the waning days of summer.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018

Tacos and tequila go together like peanut butter and jelly…but even better! Beat the heat at the Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 this weekend. Great food, delicious tequila, and awesome live music. Who could want anything more?

The Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 offers top-shelf tequila tasting, amazing food and live entertainment all weekend long.

What: Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018
Where: Plaza Park, Downtown Ventura
When: July 21st & 22nd, 11:30 am to 6 pm
Admission: $10 to $60
Contact: California Beer Festival (805) 628-9588 or via email

Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018

Day 1 of the Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 is Tequila Day! If you want to sample some of the finest tequilas available, you need to make plans to join the festival on Saturday, July 21st. Sampling takes place from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday only. However, guests still enjoy margaritas on Sunday. And several acts take the stage throughout the entire weekend. Plus, street tacos for everyone! If tequila hits you too hard, visit any of the fine craft beer booths on-site. Plus, several vendors sell other non-alcoholic beverages. No one goes thirsty here!

Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 Tickets

General admission tickets for the festival cost just $10 per day. If you want to do some tequila sampling, it’ll cost you $40, which includes admission into the festival itself. For $25, purchase a Sunday Margarita ticket. This grants you entry for two into the festival as well as two souvenir margarita glasses and two 12 ounce margaritas. Kids ages 12 and under enter absolutely free of charge. Only participants ages 21 and older with a valid photo ID can drink alcoholic beverages. Visit the festivals’ Eventbrite website to purchase your tickets today.

Festival for a Cause

Proceeds from the Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 benefit Food Share. Food Share feeds Ventura County men, women and children in need. They also promote awareness of this crisis to others as well as advocacy for those in need.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura July 4th Events for 2018

In two days, we celebrate the United States’ 242nd birthday. Fireworks are just one part of the day. Other Ventura July 4th events for 2018 include a parade and a street fair. Which of these will you be attending?

Ventura July 4th events for 2018 start off with a pushem-pullem parade, then an all day street fair and finally end with a picnic and fireworks. And all this courtesy of the Rotary Club of Ventura East.

Ventura July 4th Events for 2018

Ventura July 4th Parade

The Ventura July 4th events for 2018 starts off with a pushem-pullem parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Ventura East. A local favorite, the Rotary Club’s parade has become a cherished tradition. Kids and adults alike hop aboard their bikes or pull wagons decorated in patriotic finery. Participants start out at Main and Crimea at 9:30 am. If you’d like to be a part of it, all you have to do is show up with your decorated bike and/or wagon at 9 am. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Jeff Hata with the Ventura Rotary Club.

Ventura July 4th Street Fair

After the parade, visit Main St for the Ventura July 4th Street Fair. It stretches six blocks (from Fir to Mission Park). From 10 am to 5 pm, over 200 vendors set up their wares for visitors to peruse. Enjoy live entertainment as well as a fun Kids Zone. The Museum of Ventura County provides the backdrop for the fair’s official beer and wine garden between 11 am and 3 pm. You must be at least 21 years old with a valid photo ID in order to purchase and consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly so everyone enjoys their time at the fair.

Ventura July 4th Fireworks

And finally, the pièce de ré·sis·tance…the fireworks show. Again, the Rotary Club makes sure you enjoy yourself this 4th of July. From 5 pm to 10 pm, anyone who shows up at the Ventura College athletic fields will be treated to live music, food trucks, and a pyrotechnic display like you’ve never seen before. Most food trucks take credit and debit cards. However, bring cash just in case. You can also bring your own picnic from home if you’d like. Small coolers, blankets, lawn chairs, and outside food will be allowed. Keep all portable barbecues, pop-up tents, large umbrellas, glass items, alcohol, and pets at home. Expect your bags and coolers to be searched upon entry. Tickets cost $8 per adult and $6 per child. Kids ages three and under get in free.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

2018 Ojai Wine Festival

We all know that Northern California’s Napa Valley offers some of the country’s best award-winning wine. But did you know that great wine is grown right here in Ventura County as well? Come celebrate the best that California’s Central Coast has to offer at the 2018 Ojai Wine Festival.

Sample great local wine and craft beer, taste fantastic food selections from some of the area's most talented chefs, listen to amazing music, and shop for arts and crafts at the 2018 Ojai Wine Festival on June 10th at Lake Casitas.

What: 2018 Ojai Wine Festival
Where: Lake Casitas Recreation Area, Wadleigh Arm (11093 Santa Ana Rd, Ventura)
When: Sunday, June 10th, 12 pm to 4 pm
Admission: $25 to $120 per person
Contact: The Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation (800) 648-4881 or via email

2018 Ojai Wine Festival

Thirty breweries and sixty wineries promise to showcase their best craft beer and wine at the 2018 Ojai Wine Festival. And several local restaurants offer up tasty dishes for sale created by their talented chefs. After all, you can’t drink on an empty stomach. While you sample the fine wine and craft beer, visit the dozens of arts and crafts booths on-site. Make the day even more special with a free boat ride on Lake Casitas. Live music sets the right ambiance for a truly remarkable afternoon.

2018 Ojai Wine Festival Prices

General admission for the 2018 Ojai Wine Festival costs $55 when purchased by June 9th. Wait until June 10th and pay $5 more. Not a drinker? Playing the role of designated driver? You pay just $25. We appreciate you. You make sure everyone gets home safely. Want to bring the kids? They get in free but must stay in the Main Tasting area only. And please make sure they are under supervision at all times.

For a truly unique experience, try one of the special packages available. Premiere General Admission ($65 pre-sale/$75 day of) allows you to enter an hour early. Receive a complimentary glass of Barefoot Bubbly. Then, meet the makers of Barefoot Wine and Bubbly themselves. VIP Admission ($120 pre-sale/$150 day of) grants access to everything the Premiere General Admission allows. In addition, you enjoy the festival from your own shaded area along the lakefront. Only ages 21 and older allowed here, though. Purchase tickets for the 2018 Ojai Wine Festival online here.

While children are welcome, you must be at least 21 years old to drink alcohol. Bring a valid photo ID. Smoking is restricted to the designated areas only. Feel free to bring your own food and lawn chair or blanket with you. No outside drinks or large umbrellas/pop-ups allowed. All bags will be inspected before you enter. Have fun. Drink responsibly. Enjoy!

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First Fridays Ventura Celebrate the Arts

When you hear the word “art”, what’s the first thing to come to your mind? Paintings? Pottery? Photos? “Art” encompasses a variety of mediums. Yes, paintings, pottery, and art offer wonderful examples of art. But, so do music, mosaics, dance, jewelry, and others. During First Fridays Ventura events, celebrate the arts in all their forms throughout downtown, the westside, and midtown Ventura.

Inspire a life-long love of the arts and encourage artistic expression by attending any of the First Fridays Ventura events taking place throughout the Westside, Downtown and Midtown areas of the City each and every month. It's absolutely free!

What: First Fridays Ventura
Where: Various Locations Around Westside, Downtown & Midtown Ventura
When: 1st Friday of every month, 6 pm to 9 pm
Contact: Arts Ventura email firstfridaysventura@gmail.com

First Fridays Ventura Celebrate the Arts

You can guess when First Fridays Ventura takes place simply by looking at the name. Since 2009, the Office of Cultural Affairs partnered up with the local art community to create a gallery crawl showcasing locals artists in their element. With school arts programs often being the first curriculum dropped due to budget cuts, things like First Fridays Ventura become even more important. The arts play a huge part in developing a fully formed human being, both mind and body.

During First Fridays Ventura, places like the Bell Arts Factory and the Museum of Ventura County allow local artists to showcase their talents. Attend live demonstrations. Listen to lectures about various art forms and/or influential artists both present day and historical. Watch musicians and dancers perform live before your very eyes.

The next First Fridays Ventura event takes place on May 4th. The Topa Time Travelers perform live from 6 pm to 9 pm at Stoneworks Studios. While you’re there, peruse the entries in Stoneworks’ “Heads Up” contest. Artists submitted self-portraits as well as selfies in a special contest hosted by Stoneworks. You can help determine the grand prize “People’s Choice” winner. So, make sure you vote before you leave. Oh, and grab a free s’more or piece of cheesecake by the fire pit before you leave.

First Fridays Ventura provide a fantastic opportunity to inspire a life-long love of the arts in your children. You also support local artists with their passions. Encouraging more beauty through creative expression is never a bad thing.

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