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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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Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2018

Since 1970, April 22nd has become the one day of the year to officially focus on how our actions impact the environment. The hope is that people take these eco-friendly lifestyle tips and incorporate them into their everyday lives for the other 364 days of the year. While April 22nd falls on Sunday this year, the Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2018 celebrates a day early (Saturday, April 21st). It’s touted as one of the most popular celebrations of its kind in the area.

Come enjoy live entertainment, information booths, children's activities, food, fun, and more at the Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2018 in Ventura Plaza Park on April 21st. The admission is free but the information is priceless.

What: Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2018
Where: Ventura Plaza Park (off Thompson St), Downtown Ventura
When: Saturday, April 21st, 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Tony Guy, Festival Chair (805) 570-0265 or via email

Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2018

Thousands of people attend this festival each year. Officials expect the same for Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2018. More than 100 organizations set up their booths around Ventura Plaza Park. Guests enjoy live musical entertainment, yoga classes, a scavenger hunt, a green car expo, a fun kids zone, and much, much more. Several raffles with thousands of dollars in prizes will be held throughout the day. Dozens of sponsors generously donated some great prizes for the silent auction as well. Money raised benefits enrichment programs for our local K-8 students.

Earth Day Family Bike Ride

Lower your carbon footprint even more by riding your bicycle to the Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2018 festivities. The Channel Islands Bicycle Club put together an Earth Day Family Bike Ride. The group leaves Channel Islands National Park (on Spinnaker) at 8:30 am. They’ll travel along a scenic path to the festival, arriving at Ventura Plaza Park at 10:15 am. Leave your bike in the safe hands of the free bike valet located at the park. For more information about the bike ride over to the festival, please visit the Channel Islands Bicycle Club’s Facebook page here.

Come enjoy a nice warm Southern California day. Learn what you can do to help take care of Mother Earth. Make plans to attend the Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest 2018. We only have one planet. We need to do whatever we can to protect it for generations to come.

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Ventura Spring Fair 2018 Hops Into Town

This Sunday, April 1st, is Easter. So, it seems appropriate that the Ventura Spring Fair 2018 hops into town this weekend. You’ll find everything you could ever want in a county fair with a definite spring flare added for good measure.

The Ventura Spring Fair 2018 hops into town Easter weekend, bringing fair food, games, rides, vendors, animals, live entertainment, and a very special guest with it. Get your tickets early for special discounts on rides. If you attend the spring fair, you'll receive $5 off the County fair in August.

What: Ventura Spring Fair 2018
Where: Ventura Fairgrounds
When: March 30th 5 pm to 9 pm, March 31st 12 pm to 9 pm, April 1st 12 pm to 6 pm
Admission: $6 per person, Presale Ride Tickets – $20 for 40 tix, On-Site Ride Tickets – $30 for 40 tix
Contact: Ventura County Fairgrounds (805) 648-3376

What You’ll See at the Ventura Spring Fair 2018

All the regular fair events take place over this three-day event: carnival rides, games, fair food, face painting, a petting zoo, vendors, etc. But, for the Ventura Spring Fair 2018, you can expect much more. Learn how to milk a cow or rope a steer in Ag Ventureland. Several other fun kids activities are planned in Ag Ventureland over the entire three days as well. Some of the live entertainment includes Danielle Stacy, the Road Brothers, Alma de Mexico Mariachi and Dance Group, and BOHICA. On Sunday, there’ll be a huge Easter egg hunt. And, we have it on good authority that the Easter Bunny to stop in for a photo-op with the kids this weekend, even though he’ll be super busy. So, parents, grab your cameras and be ready to shoot a pic of your children’s encounter.

Tickets for the Ventura Spring Fair 2018

With each $6 admission fee paid, you receive a $5 discount for the 2018 Ventura County Fair in August. Tickets to the Ventura Spring Fair 2018 can be purchased at the Ventura County Fairgrounds’ administration building during normal business hours (8 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday). If you purchase tickets before 12 pm on March 30th, you pay only $20 for 40 ride tickets. Wait until the spring fair begins and you pay $30 for the same 40 ride tickets. Keep in mind, each ride requires anywhere between three and six tickets. You must visit the fairground’s administration building in person before noon on Friday to receive the discount.

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2018 Ventura St Patrick’s Day Parade: Shamrocks & Good Luck

Where has this year gone? New Year’s Day. President’s Day. Valentine’s Day. They’ve all come and gone already. The next holiday on the docket? St Patrick’s Day. And this year, it takes place on a Saturday. So, you know there’ll be some celebrating taking place around Ventura County. For a more family-friendly celebration, however, come to the 2018 Ventura St Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Ventura.

Begin this year's celebration with the family at the 2018 Ventura St Patrick's Day Parade. First responders to the Thomas Fire act as Grand Marshalls this year. Come out to show your appreciation and thank them for all they sacrifice every day for our safety.

What: 2018 Ventura St Patrick’s Day Parade
Where: Main St, Downtown Ventura
When: Saturday, March 17th, 10 am to 12 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura County Fairgrounds (805) 648-3376

2018 Ventura St Patrick’s Day Parade: Shamrocks & Good Luck

The 2018 Ventura St Patrick’s Day Parade starts off right outside the San Buenaventura Mission. All entries in the parade march straight up Main St to North Ann St. Spectators are encouraged to come early so they can find a great vantage point along the parade route. Make sure to bring your lawn chairs so you can watch in comfort. This year’s theme is “Ventura Strong”. As such, organizers thought this would be the perfect opportunity for all Ventura area residents to thank the first responders to the Thomas Fire that devastated so much of our region last December. Instead of just one Grand Marshall heading the parade this year, several of the Thomas Fire first responders act as Grand Marshalls. So, make sure you clap extra hard as they pass by during the parade. Let’s show them lots of love and gratitude for all they do for us on a daily basis.

St Patrick’s Day Fun Facts

The first official St Patrick’s Day parade took place in 1766 in New York City. However, Irish immigrants began celebrating the day in Boston as far back as 1737. Make sure you wear green on St Patrick’s Day or you might receive a pinch (an Irish tradition). Official St Patrick’s Day meal? Corned beef and cabbage, of course. Ireland considers the number “3” to be magical. Thus, the three-leafed shamrock is supposed to bring good luck.

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Ventura Chowder Taste 2018 Celebrating National Clam Chowder Day

Did you know that National Clam Chowder Day takes place on February 25th? It doesn’t matter whether you’re a fan of the traditional New England clam chowder (white) or prefer the tomatoey goodness of Manhattan clam chowder (red). At the Ventura Chowder Taste 2018 event, everyone gets to celebrate both.

For just $5, sample mouthwatering clam chowders made by the talented chefs of seven local waterfront restaurants during the Ventura Chowder Taste 2018 event celebrating National Clam Chowder Day on February 25th.

What: Ventura Chowder Taste 2018
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: Sunday, February 25th, 11 am to 2 pm
Admission: $5
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470 or via email

Ventura Chowder Taste 2018

Chefs from seven different local restaurants prepare their favorite versions of this classic seafood dish at Ventura Chowder Taste 2018. Now, each tasting takes place inside their respective restaurants. Guests simply take a walk along Spinnaker Drive. First, pop inside one of the participating restaurants along the waterfront. Next, show them your ticket. Then, prepare your taste buds for exquisiteness. Enjoy live entertainment while you walk along the promenade.

Ventura Chowder Taste 2018 Tickets

Tickets cost just $5 each. With your ticket, you’re allowed a tasting of every single chowder presented at Ventura Chowder Taste 2018. Only 200 tickets will be available for sale at the Village Promenade. They’re sold on a first come/first served basis. Sales start at 10:30 am on the day of the event. Cash only, please. So come early to guarantee yourself a taste of the delicious chowders.

Restaurants Participating in Ventura Chowder Taste 2018

  • 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese (1575 Spinnaker Dr)
  • Andria’s Seafood Restaurant (1449 Spinnaker Dr #A)
  • Baja Bay Surf & Taco (1567 Spinnaker Dr #104)
  • Boatyard Pub (1593 Spinnaker Dr)
  • Brophy Bros Clam Bar (1559 Spinnaker Dr)
  • Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood (1583 Spinnaker Dr #101)
  • La Petite Cafe (1591 Spinnaker Dr #112)

You’ll find free parking located all around Ventura Harbor Village. Or, take the free downtown Harbor Trolley from 11 am to 6 pm. Visit Downtown Ventura’s website for the trolley schedule. Once you’re finished with Ventura Chowder Taste 2018, spend some time shopping at Ventura Harbor’s fantastic shops or take one of the amazing boat cruises around the harbor. You’re never left wanting for things to do when you come to Ventura.

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Ventura Harbor Tall Ships 2018 Sail into Town

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sail the seven seas like they did back in the 1700s? No need to wonder anymore. The Ventura Harbor Tall Ships 2018 sail into town next month for a three week educational stop. Take advantage of this opportunity to step back in time aboard the sailing vessels Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington.

Ventura Harbor Tall Ships 2018 sail into town next month, just in time for a fun Valentine's Day tour around the harbor. Hawaiian Chieftain & Lady Washington allow dockside tours during the week and two or three-hour excursions on the weekends. Book your tickets early.

What: Ventura Harbor Tall Ships 2018
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: February 13th, 12 pm, Ships leave Ventura on March 5th
Contact: Grays Harbor Historical Seaport (800) 200-5239

Ventura Harbor Tall Ships 2018 Sail into Town

Watching these majestic tall ships sail in and out of the harbor is quite a sight to behold. If you can’t make it to one of the locations listed below for their noon arrival on Tuesday, February 13th, come back over any of the three weekends they’re in town. However, we strongly encourage you to make the time to watch as the Ventura Harbor Tall Ships 2018 sail into town initially. That’s because all crew hands man the yards as the ships cruise into the harbor. You can watch as each crew member takes their position along the masts. Make sure you bring your camera for this amazing spectacle!

The ships depart for daily sea-faring adventures each weekend. Weekdays, however, dockside tours are available for history and boat enthusiasts. On these tours, you’ll learn all about life aboard the tall ships during the 18th century. Remember, there are several fantastic restaurants in Ventura Harbor Village. Dine while you wait for your tour to start or after you’ve had your adventure aboard one of the tall ships.

Tall Ship Cruise for Valentine’s Day

Looking for something really special to do with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? How about a Sweethearts Tour around the harbor? Tickets run $55 each. But, you can save a little bit of money by purchasing a pair of tickets for just $100. These tours tend to fill up quickly. So register today. Other two and three hour tours are also available each weekend. Visit the Grays Harbor box office online here to purchase your tickets now. Again, this is a popular event. Tours sell out quickly. To make sure you have a spot on one of the tours this year, you need to book it early. They sail away from Ventura harbor on March 5th and won’t be back until next year.

Where to Watch the Ventura Harbor Tall Ships 2018 Sail into Town

  • Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center
  • Harbor Cove Beach
  • Rhumb Line-The Sunset Restaurant
  • Ventura Harbor Village

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Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 Campaign Ends Soon

As if the Marine Corps wasn’t cool enough. Since 1947, they’ve been collecting toys for underprivileged children during the holiday season. You can be a part of their efforts. But you must hurry. The Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign ends December 10th. This ensures that all toys donated reach local boys and girls in time for Christmas.

The Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign ends Dec 10th. Drop off a new/unwrapped toy for a boy or girl at any of the 3 designated locations by then.

Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017

The Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign needs toys for boys and girls ages infant to 12. Everything is accepted. If you have children or grandchildren, think about the kinds of things they like. Dolls, action figures, games, art supplies, toy cars…everything is welcome. Just make sure it is new and unwrapped. After December 10th, the local Marine coordinator arranges the pickup of donations from our local drop off points. Then, these toys get sorted into gender and age categories at a central warehouse. Finally, they get distributed to church groups, community agencies, and local welfare organizations.

Can’t make it to the drop-off point in time for the Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign? You can still contribute by donating online. The money will be used to purchase toys wherever there is a deficiency so that no child gets left out. Since Toys for Tots is made up entirely of volunteers, 97% of the money raised goes directly to the kids, with 3% used for marketing materials.

Drop-Off Locations for Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017

The following locations generously volunteered to host a drop-off box for Toys for Tots this year. Please visit them during their regular business hours.

  • Harbor Cove Cafe (1867 Spinnaker Dr) – Anyone who brings in a new, unwrapped toy receives a 10% discount (ends Dec 10th)
  • Sierra Pacific Mortgage (1583 Spinnaker Dr #213) – 9 am to 4 pm Monday thru Friday until Dec 8th. They’re located just upstairs from the Boatyard Pub. After lunch at the pub, take a stroll upstairs to drop off your toy donation.
  • Silhouettes by the Beach Salon (1591 Spinnaker Dr) – Make an appointment for a cut and style so you’re ready for all the holiday parties (805-650-9014). But make sure to bring something with you for the toy drive. They accept donations through the end of business on Dec 10th.

According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, approximately 15 million kids in the USA live below the poverty line. If they struggle to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads, imagine how difficult Christmas must be for these families. You can make all the difference in these children’s lives this holiday season. Drop off a toy or two for the Ventura Harbor Toys for Tots 2017 campaign by the end of this week. Merry Christmas!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017

When does the Christmas season start in your home? The day after Thanksgiving? Or when the official City tree gets lit up? If it’s the latter, then you’ll want to watch the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 yourself on Friday, December 1st.

The Christmas season doesn't officially start until the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 takes place. This year, that's on Dec 1st at Mission Park.

What: Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017
Where: Mission Park (185 E Santa Clara St)
When: Friday, December 1st, 3 pm to 8 pm
Contact: San Buenaventura Mission (805) 643-4318

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017

Main Street will be shut down in front of the San Buenaventura Mission specifically for the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 ceremony. While the tree lighting won’t take place until after dark (around 6:45 pm), there will be plenty to keep you busy beforehand. Visit Santa’s Village for holiday-themed fun. You can also start checking off the items on your Christmas list by purchasing one-of-a-kind gifts found at the Village. Santa even plans to stop by for pictures with the children.

Watch Jesus’ birthplace come alive before your eyes with the mission’s living nativity. Choirs sing Christmas classics while other live entertainment performs throughout the day on two separate stages in Mission Park. They say it never rains in California (which, of course, is silly because it absolutely does). But, this year, it snows. That’s right. Guests at the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 event enjoy a beautiful winter setting complete with snowfall. Food and beverages will also be available for sale.

Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017 Parking

Parking for this holiday event can be found at the Ventura County Museum, at the Knights of Columbus Hall or in any of several lots available in the downtown area.

Hopefully, you and your family can make it to the Downtown Ventura Tree Lighting 2017. Santa should arrive just as the lights go on. Snow and surf within minutes of each other. Only Southern California can offer you both. Happy holidays!

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Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017

Since our very first days as a nation, more than 40 million people have served in the military. These amazing men and women made incredible sacrifices to defend our country. They deserve our respect. To honor every person who played their part, the City hosts a Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017 this Saturday.

Come to the Ventura County Government Center at 11am on Nov 11th for the official Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017 honoring all men and women who served.

What: Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017
Where: Ventura County Govt Center (800 Victoria Ave)
When: Saturday, November 11th, 11 am
Admission: FREE

Origin of Veterans Day

Veterans Day actually began as “Armistice Day” in 1919 to commemorate the anniversary of the end of the “great war” (World War I). In 1926, Congress sought to make this a date of observance. In 1938, November 11th became an official national holiday. After World War II and the Korean War, President Eisenhower changed the name from “Armistice Day” to “Veterans Day”. Between 1971 and 1975, the date was moved to the 4th Monday in October. However, President Ford changed it back to November 11th in honor of the significance of the date and the origination of the holiday.

Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017

Beginning at 11 am, US Navy Captain Chris Janke joins City and County officials as they pay tribute to veterans of all branches of the military. The service takes place at the flag poles located at Victoria and Telephone. This brief Ventura Veterans Day Ceremony 2017 concludes with an official laying of wreaths to signify each branch.

Free Services for Veterans on Veterans Day 2017

Many US businesses express their thanks to our military members by offering free meals and services on Veterans Day. For a complete nationwide list of where you can take advantage of these free offers, please visit the Military Benefits website. You can also visit Military Bridge’s website to locate local Ventura County locations offering free and discounted meals, admission, shopping, and services.

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