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Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019

Even though Earth Day officially takes place on Monday, April 22nd, organizers want to extend the celebration to the weekend. Thus, they planned Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019 for the following Saturday, April 27th. Come and learn how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, find out how the way we conduct our everyday lives affects animals, and celebrate nature in all its glory absolutely free of charge.

Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019 promises a day of free family-friendly fun filled with music, art, exhibits, food, and so much more!

What: Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019
Where: Ventura Plaza Park (Thompson Blvd & Chestnut St)
When: Saturday, April 27th, 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Earth Day (805) 570-0265 or via email

Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleThe festival offers fun that the entire family can enjoy together. Eighty exhibitors set up booths that range from informational to outright fun. Enjoy eco-friendly arts and crafts. Go on a green scavenger hunt. Listen to live music. Pick up a snack when you get hungry at one of the food vendors on-site. For a little mental and physical health “reset”, try some guided yoga every hour, on the hour.

Raffle & Silent Auction

Throughout the day, raffle tickets will be sold for some amazing prizes. In the past, these prizes included theater tickets, gift certificates, passes to SeaWorld and the Santa Barbara Zoo, a Crowne Plaza stay-cation, and park-hopper passes to Disneyland for a family of four. Tickets cost just $1 each. You need not be present for the raffle in order to win. But you DO need to purchase a ticket!

In addition to the raffle, everyone will have the chance to bid on more fantastic items at the silent auction. Visit the silent auction booth to see what great things are on the auction block. In the past, these prizes included customized surfboards, original artwork, and Channel Islands trips.

Free Bike Valet

Leave your car at home. Hop aboard your bicycle and pedal your way to the festival. Park it with the bike valet on-site for safety. Then, walk around Park Plaza and take in all the sights, sounds and tastes that this Earth Day celebration offers.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair 2019

So far, we’ve had a pretty wet year. Good news, though. That seems to be tapering off now. Fortunately for the Ventura Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair 2019, the weather looks to be a little cloudy but dry. All you’ll need for a fun day of shopping and tasting is a light sweater, your ID, and a ride home.

Tickets for the April 6th Ventura Spring Wine Walk 2019 are almost sold out. Start the day off with a fun, free street fair but end with wine tastings all around the downtown Ventura area.

What: Ventura Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair 2019
Where: Downtown Ventura
When: Saturday, April 6th, 2019, 11 am to 6:30 pm
Admission: $50 for general admission & $75 VIP/Wine Walk, FREE/Street Fair
Contact: Ventura Visitor’s Center (805) 648-2075

Ventura Spring Street Fair

Search Ventura County homes for saleKick off the day’s events with the Ventura Spring Street Fair. Beginning at 11 am, the 300-500 blocks of Main Street fill up with dozens of arts and crafts vendors, local organizations, and other businesses. Shop around for a great gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduating student or other special occasion. Also, enjoy live entertainment and great food vendors while you look around. The fair stays open until 6:30 pm. Admission is absolutely free.

Ventura Spring Wine Walk

Beginning at 3 pm, guests who sign up now get to enjoy the Ventura Spring Wine Walk. Sample wine, champagne, sparkling wine, and craft beer at 40 different businesses around the downtown Ventura area. Obviously, you must be at least 21 years old to participate. Each guest receives a special wristband, a tasting cup, and a map to each tasting location. You have until 6 pm to visit as many of the tasting locations as you want.

For a truly special experience, purchase a VIP Bunny Lounge ticket. VIPs check in at the Bunny Lounge located in the Mini Park on Main. In the VIP lounge, guests enjoy decadent chocolate desserts while sipping mimosas, champagne, and more. Then, don your bunny ears and head out on the tasting tour of downtown Ventura. This event is almost sold out. So, visit the Ventura Spring Wine Walk website to purchase your tickets right now!

Everyone wants to enjoy themselves. And you absolutely should feel free to do so. However, if you plan on drinking, either bring a sober buddy with you or make arrangements to grab an Uber home. Safety should be everyone’s top priority.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Mulch Madness 2019 & Gardening Classes

Who needs March Madness when you have Ventura Mulch Madness?! Spring officially begins on March 20th. Now’s the perfect time to prepare your garden for planting. And the best way to do that is with wholesome, organic mulch.

Learn how to create your own compost at home in the Ventura Mulch Madness class. Then, sign up for any of their other water-friendly gardening classes to find out how to lower your household water consumption and help the environment.

What: Ventura Mulch Madness 2019
Where: City of Ventura Maintenance Yard (336 Sanjon Rd)
When: Saturday, March 30th, 10 am, 10:30 am & 11 am
Admission: FREE
Contact: City of Ventura (805) 652-4525

Ventura Mulch Madness 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleMulch keeps more moisture in your soil while also enriching it with nutrients and suppressing weed growth. Since water is such a precious commodity in California, it helps to learn every possible way we can lower our water consumption, especially when it comes to gardening.

During any of the three half-hour Mulch Madness classes offered on March 30th, students learn how to create their own composting material at home. Attendees of the classes also receive free pre-bagged mulch to take home with them. The mulch will only be available while supplies last. So, we suggest getting there for one of the earlier classes.

Ventura Gardening Classes 2019

Ventura Mulch Madness is just the beginning when it comes to gardening classes. Once a month between now and November, the City provides three half-hour seminars about water-friendly gardening for your Ventura County home through Ventura Water. Classes are provided free of charge. The 2019 Ventura Gardening Classes Schedule is as follows:

  • March 30th – Mulch Madness (Ventura Maintenance Yard)
  • April 6th – Integrated Pest Management & Beneficial Insects (Ave Adult Center, 550 N Ventura Ave)
  • May 11th – Water Wise Trees (Ventura Maintenance Yard)
  • June 8th – Ocean Friendly Garden Walking Tour (Ventura Maintenance Yard)
  • July 13th – Do-It-Yourself Irrigation (Green Thumb, 1899 S Victoria Ave)
  • August 10th – Flowers in Low-Water Gardens (Green Thumb)
  • September 14th – Sustainable Community Gardens (Westpark, 450 W Harrison Ave)
  • October 19th – Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater (Ave Adult Center)
  • November 2nd – Mulch-Giving (Ventura Maintenance Yard)

All classes take place between 10 am and 11:30 am on the designated day. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the City of Ventura at
(805) 652-4525. For anyone with special needs who wishes to attend one of these classes, please call (805) 658-4726 to make arrangements.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month 2019

Mermaid folklore stretches all the way back to ancient Assyrian times (roughly 2500 BC). Christopher Columbus reported seeing them while sailing the Caribbean in the 1400s. One played the title character in Hans Christian Anderson’s 1836 tome “The Little Mermaid” as well as the 1989 movie based on the HCA novel. Celebrate this ancient mystical creature in all its glory during Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month 2019.

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month 2019 includes several fun activities, games, specials, and so much more throughout March, including meet and greets with a live mermaid.

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month Meet and Greets

Search Ventura County homes for saleOn three Saturdays this month (March 9th, 23rd, and 30th), guests of Ventura Harbor Village have the opportunity to meet a live mermaid. She’s even agreed to pose for photos. Just visit the village between 1 pm and 4 pm on the designated dates and don’t forget your camera!

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month Games & Activities

Every Friday during March, Barefoot Boutique offers a sea glass necklace-making class at their facility. Use mermaids as your inspiration to create a one-of-a-kind necklace to proudly display around your neck and take home with you. Contact the boutique at (805) 798-2029 to reserve your spot in the class today.

Every Saturday and Sunday of the month, between 1 pm and 4 pm, the Mermaid Gallery invites kids to color at their coloring activity table. While you peruse through artist Tina O’Brien’s mermaid-inspired artwork, the kids contentedly remain busy coloring in a special area of the gallery.

Ultimate Escape Rooms celebrates mermaid month with their Mermaids Curse Room. For just $20 per person, each group tries to figure several clues that lead to their escape within the designated time limit. Available Monday through Thursday only. Make sure to use promo code: MERMAIDMONTH to receive the special discounted offer. Call (805) 256-6600 to book your escape room today.

Ventura Harbor Village Mermaid Month Eats & Treats

When you get hungry during Mermaid Month, grab a Sea Dog at The Parlor. This ooey-gooey, cheesy hot dog gets topped with tasty bacon bits. Or chow down on the Merman’s Fish Burger, only available during March. For dessert? How does a Sea Monster oreo shake sound? Coastal Cone serves up Mermaid cones (a fish cone with multi-colored sprinkles on top) as well as Pineapple Mermaid Floats and Mermaid’s Dream Sundae. For the adults, Harbor Cove Cafe added an Aquaman Cocktail to their menu. This delicious drink consists of Soju Gin, Blue Curacao, lemon, and soda water. 

Visit the Ventura Harbor Village anytime throughout March to celebrate Mermaid Month. Once it ends, so do the mermaid-inspired specials.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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

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