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Seaside Skeleton Hunt Haunts Ventura Harbor This Halloween

In Ventura, you never worry about finding fun things to see and do. Of course, we saw fireworks shows all over Ventura County on July 4th. In August, we experienced a sort of revised Ventura County Fair with SummerFest 2021. Last month, the Ventura Art and Street Fair filled Ventura Harbor Village with beautiful artwork. This month, we celebrate all things “spooookkky” with the Seaside Skeleton Hunt.

Looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween in Ventura this year? Join the Seaside Skeleton Hunt in Ventura Harbor Village over Halloween weekend for your chance at a big Halloween prize pack.

What: Seaside Skeleton Hunt
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: October 30th & 31st, 2021
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Seaside Skeleton Hunt

Search Ventura County homes for saleVentura Harbor Village hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year. October proves no exception. As part of the Halloween fun, they scheduled a skeleton hunt this month for all good little boils and ghouls. But these skeletons are not for scaring. Instead, they want you to flush them out of their hiding spaces and say hello. And the more skeletons you find, the better your chances become of winning a super Halloween prize pack from various vendors inside the Village. So, get out there and start this silly (weird?) game of hide-and-seek over Halloween weekend.

How to Play

Visit Ventura Harbor Village on October 30th and/or 31st. Keep your peepers open and on the lookout for skeletons hiding all over the village. Look all around the plaza, including the bushes and even the trash cans. When you find a skeleton, take a selfie with them. Upload the photos to your social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Make sure to include #SeasideSkeletons and tag @venturaharbor to ensure entry into their prize drawing. Also, make sure to set your social media profile to “public”. Otherwise, event organizers will not see the post. Then, you miss your chance at a prize. Organizers encourage costume-wearing but do not require them. Just have fun! Good luck!

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Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021

Artists of all sorts thrive in our Ventura community. Steel Drum Saturdays and Live Music Sundays highlight the talents of local musicians. All March long, we celebrate Mermaid Month with artistic offerings in various mediums. Artistic craftsmen even showcase their wares at events like SummerFest 2021. Another fun way to support our local artisans is by coming to the Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021 on September 11th and 12th.

Help support local artisans as they showcase their craft at the Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021 in Ventura Harbor Village.

What: Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021
Where: Ventura Harbor
When: September 11th & 12th, 10 am to 5 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Art Festival (805) 650-9858 or via email

Ventura Art and Street Festival 2021

Search Ventura County homes for salePainters. Sculptors. Ceramicists. Photographers. Glassmiths. Metal artists. Leatherworkers. Jewelers. All mediums of artwork can be found at the art and street festival in Ventura Harbor. Watch street artists create masterpieces before your very eyes. And all of the artwork you see at the festival will be available for purchase from the artist directly.

Encourage the artist in your child. Let them express themselves in the Children’s Chalk Area. Spend $10 and your child receives their own box of colored chalk and a designated square on the sidewalk to sketch out whatever inspires them. The Boys and Girls Club of Ventura oversees the children’s area.

Fundraiser

In addition to supporting local artists, the festival acts as a fundraiser for local charities. This year, funds go to FOOD Share of Ventura County, a member of Feeding America. Over the years, they distributed more than 26 million pounds of food to Ventura County residents in need. For a mere $10 donation, 30 people (men, women, and children) receive a warm meal. If you would like to donate your time or money, please visit the FOOD Share website today. Thank you!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura SummerFest 2021

Firework shows on the 4th of July. Tequila and Tacos the weekend before last. We seem to have enjoyed a bit of a return to normal here in California lately. Unfortunately, the Delta variant of COVID-19 put mask mandates back in place for everyone when indoors. Sadly, officials canceled the annual Ventura County Fair this year. But, visitors may satisfy their “fair tooth” with the Ventura SummerFest 2021 Carnival instead.

Unfortunately, organizers canceled this year's Ventura County Fair. However, you can enjoy some of the fair's perks (like carnival rides and fun fair food) at Ventura SummerFest 2021 from Aug 4th to 15th.

What: Ventura SummerFest 2021
Where: Ventura Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd)
When: Aug 4th to Aug 15th, 3 pm to 10 pm Mon through Fri, 12 pm to 10 pm Sat & Sun
Admission: Free (tickets required for carnival rides)

Ventura SummerFest 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleIf we cannot enjoy the Ventura County Fair this year, at least we get the next best thing…SummerFest! Sure, the size of the fair we are used to will not be happening. No cattle auction or exhibits this year. And the big baking and crafts competitions will not take place either. But the heart of the fair lives on. Guests get to enjoy carnival rides and games as well as the amazing fair food usually reserved for things like the county fair. And that’s what most of us go to the fair for anyway, right?

Ticket Info

Parking runs $15 per vehicle. But it costs you nothing to enter into SummerFest. If you wish to ride the carnival rides, you must pay for tickets. The amount of tickets required varies from ride to ride (anywhere from three to eight each). Tickets cost $1 each. Or you may purchase them in bulk at $20 for 24. But if you go to Kastl Amusements’ online box office before midnight on August 3rd, you may purchase them at a huge discount of 40 ride tickets for just $25. You receive a 37.5% discount off the regular price of a ticket this way. That means more money for fair food! Yay!

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Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021

Summer weekends at Harbor Village fill up with music thanks to Steel Drum Saturdays and Summer Sundays. But if you want something a little more substantial to feed your soul (and your belly), visit the Ventura County Fairgrounds this weekend for the Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021. There will be music. There will be tacos. And, of course, there will be tequila!

Do you like tacos? Do you like tequila? Do you like listening to live music? Then head over to the Ventura County Fairgrounds this weekend for the Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021!

What: Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 E Harbor Blvd)
When: July 24th (1 pm to 9:30 pm) & July 25th (12 pm to 6:30 pm)
Admission: $20 per person or $35 for two

Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleGuests of the festival enjoy the chance to sample some of the best Top Shelf tequila around. Since you also need something in your belly to keep your spirits high while enjoying the alcohol, pair your tequila up with amazing gourmet street tacos. If you like your tequila in the form of margaritas, yes. Those will be made available to guests as well. Even if tequila or fruity margaritas are not to your liking, you will find beer vendors offering up craft beer, too. No one will be left out of the fun this weekend!

In addition to the tequila and tacos, arts and crafts vendors hawk their unique wares to guests. So make sure you visit vendor row. And no music festival will be complete without live music to keep things upbeat. Vanilla Ice, Tag Team, and Adelaide perform on Saturday. On Sunday, listen to bands perform their tributes to Latina artists, including the legendary Selena.

Ticket Info

You must be at least 21 years old with a valid photo ID to purchase and consume any alcohol on the premises. Tickets cost $17.50 each for General Admission each day. But, you can purchase the Margarita Experience. This provides you with entry for two people and two 12 oz margaritas in their own souvenir glasses. Kids ages 12 and under may enter free of charge. For more information, please visit the Tequila and Taco Music Festival’s website here.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021

Last month, Governor Newsom said that he expected to lift the mandatory mask mandate in California on June 15th (just eight days from today). However, he may require workers to continue to wear masks under certain circumstances. Fortunately, outdoor events appear to be OK. Last month’s Open Air Seaside Market showed tremendous success. Starting later this month, Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays should also be a welcome treat for visitors to Ventura Harbor Village.

After Governor Newsom officially lifts the California mask mandate for outdoor activities on June 15th, outdoor events like Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021 may become the norm again.

What: Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: 1 pm to 4 pm every Saturday from June 19th to Sept 4th
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Steel Drum Saturdays 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleThey say music calms the savage beast. Well, then, all savage beasts need to visit Ventura Harbor Village. Sip on a cocktail. Indulge in delicious a delicious lunch at one of several fantastic dining establishments. Relax with the sound of ocean waves in the background. Then, between 1 pm and 4 pm every Saturday from June 19th to Labor Day weekend, enjoy the lilting sounds of steel drums while you shop and/or dine. You may watch the drummer perform live by the Sugar Lab Bake Shop. But their music floats along the airwaves and can be heard all over the village.

Live Music Sundays This Summer

Come back to Ventura Harbor Village every Sunday between 1 pm and 4 pm for more live musical entertainment. It starts up on Sunday, June 20th, and continues through Labor Day weekend as well. The musicians perform on the Seaside Promenade Stage every Sunday afternoon. Each week brings a new musical act for you to enjoy. One week you will hear soft jazz. The next week brings classic rock and pop songs. After that, sway to the sounds of reggae and Caribbean tunes. So come back often to take advantage of everything Ventura Harbor Village has to offer.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021

The CDC recently released their latest mask guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. However, Governor Newsom has not released an update to California’s mask guidelines as of yet. So, some businesses may require you to wear a mask when you enter. Even so, our beautiful sunny weather makes it a great time to be outdoors. And if you missed attending things like an open air market, the fairgrounds hosts the Ventura Open Air Seaside Market on the last two Sundays of May.

Come to the Ventura Fairgrounds on March 23rd and/or 30th for the Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021, with tons of local vendors on-site.

What: Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021
Where: Ventura Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd)
When: Sunday, May 23rd & 30th, from 10:30 am to 4 pm
Admission: Free (parking $10)
Contact: Ventura Fairgrounds (805) 648-3376

Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleGraduation. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Father’s Day. Just because. Or maybe just a little something for yourself. Looking for something unique to give your loved ones? Find something for everyone on your list at the Open Air Seaside Market this Sunday and next. Dozens of local artists and vendors showcase their handmade jewelry, artwork, crafts, and more at the market. Pick up something beautiful for your Ventura home. Find out how to create a gorgeous landscape to make your curb appeal pop. Discover how to make small changes to improve your life overall.

Music keeps everyone entertained throughout the afternoon. Choose something to eat from one of several food trucks on-site. Then, take your food to a shaded area to eat it in comfort. All guests must wear their masks while at the fairgrounds. The only exception is when you are eating or drinking.

Ventura Waterfront Chalk Art

The Open Air Seaside Market is one fun thing to do over Memorial weekend. Another family-friendly event you might want to attend is the Ventura Waterfront Chalk Art display at Ventura Harbor Village. From 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, May 29th, local artist Randall Williams creates an artistic masterpiece using only chalk on the sidewalk outside of Le Petit Cafe. Watch him work live as he memorializes those we lost while serving their country.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Concerts in Your Car – April 2021

This global pandemic forced companies to make some changes in order to stay in business. For restaurants, it meant upping their “take out” game and moving some tables outside. For shops, it meant limiting the number of patrons allowed inside and requiring masks. Entertainment venues felt a huge hit, with most of them forced to shut their doors indefinitely. Live music all but disappeared. Well, we are very happy to announce that CBF Productions found a way to bring back live music again. They created Ventura Concerts in Your Car.

Live music comes back to Ventura County every Saturday in April 2021 with Ventura Concerts in Your Car at the Ventura County Fairgrounds.

What: Ventura Concerts in Your Car 2021
Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds
When: Every Saturday in April 2021
Admission: Varies per event

Ventura Concerts in Your Car

Search Ventura County homes for saleYou know about drive-in movies, right? Well, starting next month, enjoy drive-in concerts courtesy of Ventura Concerts in Your Car. Live entertainment fills the concert stage every Saturday in April. Musical choices include everything from opera to reggae to EDM.

Ticket prices vary depending on which show you choose. And, instead of paying per seat, you pay per car (up to 4 people). Artists perform in a “theater-in-the-round” setting (a stage in the middle, rows radiating out from there). The closer to the stage, the pricier the tickets.

Entertainment Line-Up

  • Cottontail Hop: April 3rd, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm & 5 pm – Live Easter stage show. Purchase tickets here.
  • Don Pasquale: April 10th, 7:30 pm – Presented by Opera Santa Barbara. Purchase tickets here.
  • Ziggy Marley: April 17th, 5 pm to 8:30 pm – Ziggy performs a tribute to his father, Reggae legend Bob Marley. Purchase tickets here.
  • Hippie Sabotage: April 24th, 8:30 pm – LA-based EDM duo (and brothers) Kevin & Jeff Saurer. Purchase tickets here.

Bring lawn chairs and a comfy blanket with you. These can be set up right next to your vehicle if you wish. A minimum six foot social distance will be enforced in between vehicles, based on CDC guidelines. You must wear a mask if walking outside of your designated location. Stay safe and have fun!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Mermaid Month 2021 at Harbor Village

March is Ventura Mermaid Month. Mermaids fill a special place in the hearts of those in Ventura Harbor Village. All month long, visitors enjoy a variety of fun mermaid-related activities as well as special discounts on merchandise and food. Of course, all businesses and activities follow COVID-19 guidelines to keep the public safe. So, no Mermaid Meet & Greet this year, unfortunately. But there are still plenty of other fun things to see, do, and shop for all month long.

While this year's Ventura Mermaid Month may look a little different than those in the past, organizers still promise lots of fun activities.

What: Ventura Mermaid Month 2021
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: All month long in March

Ventura Mermaid Month 2021

Scheduled Activities

Search Ventura County homes for saleVentura Boat Rentals recently released their newest swan boat “flock” out onto harbor waters…just in time for Mermaid Month. Rent yourself one of these fun little boats and paddle your way around the harbor. Keep an eye out for mermaids and mermen along the way. These boats only operate on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Schedule an appointment by calling (805) 642-7753 before all of the spots are taken.

Take a selfie at the special Mermaid Photo Booth set up by local artist Michelle Rogers. This lively backdrop will only be available in March, starting this Friday, the 5th. You can find it by the Barefoot Boutique.

For those of you who like to explore, try your luck at the Mermaid Scavenger Hunt. Starting on March 12th, visit VenturaHarborVillage.com to find your clues and to download your scavenger sheet. Decipher all of the clues by March 28th to complete your sheet. Then, turn your completed sheet into the Mermaid Gallery for a special mermaid prize.

Specials

Wild Local Seafood is hosting a contest for Mermaid Month. They challenge you to share your favorite recipes for homemade seafood dishes for a chance to win a $50 gift card at their store. Simply follow @VenturaHarbor and @wildlocalseafoodco on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter. Then, upload your recipe (add a photo for bonus points). Make sure to tag Ventura Harbor and Wild Local Seafood when you do so you don’t miss out on an entry. You also must tag two friends to qualify.

Several businesses offer fun discounts and special mermaid merchandise throughout March, too. When you visit The Greek, receive $5 off a seafood lunch entree when you purchase one at full price. Lost in Socks offers a 15% discount when you buy three pairs of socks any weekend in March. Receive a free swim bag when you purchase at least $50 in merchandise at Ventura Swimwear. Barefoot Boutique, Lemon & Lei, and the Treasure Cove all offer fun mermaid-inspired clothing, jewelry, and soaps.

Enjoy the outdoors this March. Visit the Harbor Village for Ventura Mermaid Month 2021.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020

Did you see any of the chalk artwork around town over the past couple of weeks reminding you to fill out your 2020 Census form? Did you miss the September 30th deadline? It’s OK. The Census 2020 website remains open for any of the stragglers out there. We strongly urge you to complete your census soon if you have not done so yet. Now, on to something fun: the Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020. Your love of seafood could win you a $50 gift certificate.

Enter a photo of your seafood in the Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020 between now and Oct 15th for a chance to win $50. #SeafoodEats

What: Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020
Where: Any Restaurant or Fish Market in Ventura Harbor Village
When: Now through October 15th
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Seafood Eats Photo Contest 2020

Search Ventura County homes for saleAny time you visit a Ventura Harbor Village restaurant or pick up something at one of the fresh seafood markets in the village between now and October 15th, you have the opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate. All you need to do is take a photo of your seafood or seafood dish. Upload that photo to your Instagram or Facebook accounts. Then, add #SeafoodEats and tag Ventura Harbor Village (@VenturaHarbor) so that contest organizers see it. Also, make sure your account is public. Organizers cannot see private accounts. So, if your account is not public, you might miss your opportunity to win $50.

Ventura Harbor Restaurants & Fish Markets

  • 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese
  • Alexander’s
  • Andria’s Seafood Restaurant and Fish Market
  • Baja Bay Surf ‘N Taco
  • Boatyard Pub
  • Brophy Bros Clam Bar
  • Copa Cubana
  • Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood
  • Harbor Cove Cafe
  • La Petite Cafe
  • Margarita Villa
  • Saturday Fisherman’s Market
  • Ventura Fresh Fish
  • Water’s Edge
  • Wild Local Seafood Co

For an official explanation of contest rules, please visit Ventura Harbor Village’s website. No purchase necessary. Only one submission allowed per person. Any additional submissions will be discarded.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Beach Dining Options

For a brief, shining moment last month, in-house dining returned to Ventura County. Unfortunately, Governor Newsom ordered a temporary halt on July 1st due to a spike in Coronavirus cases. What does this mean for Ventura beach dining options?

Restaurant dining reverted back to outdoor or takeout on July 1st. But there are options to how you enjoy Ventura beach dining at Ventura Harbor Village.

Ventura Beach Dining

Search Ventura County homes for saleVentura Harbor Village offers outdoor dining and takeout options for all of its restaurants. This includes the 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese, Baja Bay Surf ‘N Taco, Margarita Villa, The Parlor, and Water’s Edge, among others. All restaurants and bars offering outdoor dining must keep a six foot distance between tables. Only members living in the same household may sit together. Patrons must limit their dining time to between one and one and a half hours before the table gets turned over. Bars and pubs now close between 10 pm and 5 am.

What About Ventura Bars and Pubs?

As of July 16th, the Ventura County Health Officer ordered bars and pubs to close their inside service to the public. However, if these bars serve food, they may do so on their outdoor patios. Alcohol may also be ordered and served at the same time that food is requested. Wineries and wine tasting rooms may continue to operate as long as they adhere to strict guidelines.

Alternatives to Outdoor Dining

Ventura beach dining at Harbor Village offers a few alternatives to sit-down dining. First, order your food to go. Just about every restaurant at Ventura Harbor Village allows you to call in an order for pick-up. Then, take your food to the Seaside Takeout Zone at the village. Bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs for a nice, comfortable picnic at the harbor. Or rent an electric boat for a ride around the harbor and enjoy your food on the water. Yet another option is to go across the road and take it out on the beach for a lovely beach picnic. Just make sure you always pick up after yourself and throw trash away in the appointed receptacles. We want to make sure everyone gets a chance to enjoy the beaches for decades to come.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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