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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

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.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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

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