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Ventura County Fair Starts on Wednesday

Ventura County Fair Starts on Wednesday

12 days of good old-fashioned fun! The Ventura County Fair starts on Wednesday, August 2nd. Consider this your traditional family-fun fair. All of the old fashioned rides you would expect to find will be here. Although, this year there is a great new addition: Michael Jackson’s Wave Swinger from his personal collection at Neverland Ranch. This is the ride where you sit in a swing and go in a circular motion. It is just really neat that it is from his personal collection.

You can expect to find:

  • Deep-fried everything!
  • An old-fashioned flea circus
  • An Olympic Bobsled coaster
  • Chalk Art
  • Daily Discounts Available
  • Concerts every night
  • A weekend Rodeo
  • And so much more!

What makes this fair so great is how it is offered to the community. There are budget-friendly opportunities for families to take part in. The WOW pass is only $36 and allows you entry for all 12 days. What a deal! You have until Tuesday, August 1st to purchase your WOW passes. There are other great offers like Dollar Day where there are designated times that entry prices are only a dollar. On Friday, there is a kid’s day where all children under 12 are free all day. Feel free to check out the following link to see what special deals are going on all 12 days.

Don’t miss the parade. The fair parade will be traveling around downtown Ventura at 10am on Saturday morning. KC and the Sunshine Band are performing Saturday night at 7:30pm and it is free. Other special events going on while the fair is in town include Military Appreciation Day, concerts are every night at 7:30, and there is even a rodeo on the weekend! The Ventura County Fair is a tradition here and if you haven’t been, this is the year to make it your family tradition!

When: August 2nd through the 13th

Where: Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura

Website: https://www.venturacountyfair.org/

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Channel Islands National Park- Ventura County

Channel Islands National Park- Ventura County

Along the Santa Barbara Channel you can find Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary which is made up of five Channel Islands. These Channels are so very important to our area. They serve as our ocean environment and as a great resource to our community. Therefore, if you have not been to any of the park’s Channel Islands yet, make time this summer to come explore. Near Ventura, and close to Los Angeles, it is refreshing to visit and break away from the busy California city lifestyle.

The Channel Islands are San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Anacapa, and Santa Barbara. Between all of them, they are as an oceanic home to several hundred unique to the area species and over 2,000 plant and animal species, overall. However, one of the coolest ones is the Santa Barbara Channel because it happens to be home to over 30 marine mammals like whales, dolphins, and elephant seals!

Which Island to See First?

Each island is unique and has different qualities to offer. If you are looking for amazing views and rock formations that usually have cute sea lions propped on them, go to Anacapa. Anacapa is additionally well known for bird watching and wildflowers. If you are looking to kayak, snorkel, hike, or even camp, Santa Cruz is the most popular. Santa Rosa is known to be a private area with beautiful white beaches. It is also great for hiking and camping! Santa Barbara and San Miguel Islands however, are mostly used for rehabilitation and conversvation. Therefore, they are closed to the public at times.

Really anytime in summer is good to visit any of the islands. The blue and the humpback whales are out and moving for great whale watching opportunities. Check out the Channel Islands website here for additional information and openings. Just 14 miles from Ventura, and miles of fun for hiking, kayaking, camping, and general wildlife viewing.

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St Patrick’s Day Celebration in Ventura!

St Patrick’s Day Celebration in Ventura!

This Saturday March 11, be a part of a Ventura County favorite event…..the St Patrick’s Day Parade. Every year, for 28 years and counting, Ventura has celebrated St Patty’s Day with a huge parade and it is a pretty big deal here. If you love to celebrate and want to be a part of the fun, come on out at 10am. Wear your green, bring your Irish spirit, and just have a big green blast!

With over 50 sponsors and up to 100 entries, the parade is set to be packed full of marchers and floats. Enjoy the sounds of authentic bagpipes playing, live entertainment, local mascots, Irish dancers, and marching bands. The Grand Marshal this year is professional surfer Mary Osbourne who will ride on a float with her surfing pup Haole. The parade starts on East Main Street in Downtown Ventura and continues on down the road. The parade ends at the corner of North Ann Street and East Main Street.

Spend the Day Downtown

After the parade, spend the afternoon hanging out in Downtown Ventura where you can enjoy delicious eats, shopping, and other entertainment. There are dozens of restaurants downtown, packed full of variety. Any type of food you are looking for can be found and St Patrick’s Day parade specials at some. Downtown also houses the Majestic Ventura Theatre and tons of shops. From thrift stores to jewelry, books, boutiques, salons, and clothing stores, downtown has enough to keep you covered. So, hang out, shop, eat, relax and enjoy your Saturday here in Downtown Ventura!

When: Saturday, March 11, 10am to 12pm

Where: Downtown Main Street, Ventura, CA

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Ventura Pop Up Yoga at Marina Park

Ventura Pop Up Yoga at Marina Park

Take some time out for yourself and enjoy a relaxing yoga session in Marina Park. With the fresh morning air, nature all around, and the beautiful views of Ventura, all from your mat. For one hour each week, step away from your day and breathe, stretch, and boost your mood. See why pop up yoga is staying in demand and be one of dozens who enjoy this method of exercise and relaxation. Look for others yoga-goers on the grassy area in the corner of Greenock Lane and Pierpont Boulevard.

Other Pop Ups:

If you cannot make this class, there are other options for you. Be one with nature on your schedule. Marina Park offers several other pop-up classes. For example, Morning Yoga with Lisa is on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30am. What a great way to start your week off. Watch the sun rise over Ventura and take a deep breath in, and be happy. Another great yoga outlet is Sunset Yoga with Lisa. Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30pm, you can bring your mat to the park and watch the sun set. What could be more relaxing?

These classes are based on “offerings.” You donate what you can, what you are willing and able to. All of the classes fall under the Ventura Pop Up Yoga umbrella and are open to everyone. All ages and skill levels are welcomed. If you are in need of a mat, you can rent one for free. In addition, you can register and donate online to the class.

Things to Bring:

  • A Yoga Mat
  • A Towel for under your mat (due to wet grass at times)
  • Water
  • Layers for comfort
  • A smile
When: February 24th from 9:30 to 10:30am; and every Friday at the same time.
Where: Marina Park, 14001 Monarch Bay Drive, San Leandro

Website: http://www.venturapopupyoga.com/

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Love is in the Air in Ventura!

Love is in the Air in Ventura!

Ahhh….one of the most loved times of the year has arrived. If you are looking to share some quality time with your sweet heart this weekend in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Ventura County has all of the romantic happenings. Add some arts and culture in your life with a Paint and Sip class. Experience why it takes two to tango at Grapes and Hops Wine Bar, or plan a night out at the Harbor Village. Enjoy the most romantic time of the year in one of the most beautiful places to live!

Couples Valentine Paint and Sip Class

Just as the titles states, come and paint and sip on some wine while you do so. This is a very trendy, fun outing for couple’s to enjoy together. You get the unique opportunity to sit and paint 2 paintings you didn’t even know you were capable to doing. You will start with two and become one on this night and you get to take your painting home to hang as a visual memory of the date. As an added bonus, the barrel room will be open in the afternoon to experience.

When: This Saturday, February 12 from 2:00-4:30

Where: Four Brix Winery, 2290 Eastman Ave #109, Ventura

Two to Tango Valentine’s Celebration

Spend your Valentine’s evening dancing the night away at Grapes and Hops Wine Bar with your loved one. This event is great for many reasons. With the price of admission comes deliciousness such as hors d’ oeuvres, champagne, and benefits to a great organization. Access TLC Hospice Foundation is a local, non-profit charity to help families and the elderly with the costs of hospice care. Spend the evening out having a good time and give back to a great community resource at the same time.

When: Tuesday February 14th from 6:30-9:00

Where: Grapes and Hops Wine Bar, 454 E Main Street, Ventura

You don’t have to be big on celebrating Valentine’s Day to enjoy what our community has to offer!

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Ventura Restaurant Week- Live Local, Eat Local

Ventura Restaurant Week- Live Local, Eat Local

Yum, yum, yum…it is restaurant week in Ventura and we are excited to tell you all about it. A local event occurring in both Downtown and Midtown, gives you the opportunity to explore the featured restaurants of these areas. 20 restaurants are participating in a themed “20 under $20.” A family night out, friend’s night out, or date night out, made affordable.

Some of the yummy Ventura Eating options include:

  • The Avenue Burger at Barrelhouse 101
  • Mini Mac & Cheese and half sandwich at Paradise Pantry
  • A Gourmet 2 cheese plate with wine or 2 paninis with beer at Grapes & Hops
  • A steak and ale at Winchester’s Grill & Saloon
  • Three empanadas with your choice of wine at Cork
  • And more! Visit https://goo.gl/tjgjRT
  • All of the above participating offers are $20 and under and include an alcoholic beverage

Ventura eats is inviting the restaurant goers who participate in this special event to post about it on their social media accounts using hashtag #VenturaEats for a chance to win a $50 gift card to one of these local eats! The event and food specials are going on now through Sunday, January 29th. The winner of the $50 gift card will be announced on Monday, January 30th.

In addition to these offers, Spice-Topia is stepping their food game up by offering a 15% discount if you show your receipt from Restaurant Week. Get social, get local, and have a great time out on the town! Restaurant week is a favorite event we love to participate in, here in Ventura, California.

Where: Downtown Ventura, view the Restaurant Week link here.

When: Now through Sunday January 29th at 5pm

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Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016

Help save the life of as many as three strangers by donating to the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016. Get a $15 gift card for Winchester Grill as a bonus.Christmas isn’t the only time to give presents.  Give the gift of life at the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016.  According to BloodSource.org, 40,000 pints of blood get used throughout the country every day.  One blood donation can save as many as three lives.  It only takes three teaspoons to save the life of a baby.  Will you be a hero for a stranger?

What: Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016
Where: United Blood Services (2223 Eastman Ave Ste A, Ventura, CA)
When: Now through Dec 31st, 2016
Contact: United Blood Services (800) 715-3699 or via email

Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleThere are just three more days to participate in the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016.  Schedule an appointment right now to visit the United Blood Services office in Ventura.  For your one pint of blood, you receive a $15 certificate to use at Winchester’s Grill & Saloon located in downtown Ventura.  It only takes a little bit of your time (and blood) to become someone’s hero, as well as a hero to their family.

Tips for Preparing to Donate Blood

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – Before you donate to the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016, drink plenty of water.  That means plain old H2O.  No coffee, soda or tea.  Caffeine restricts blood vessels.  You want them to be nice and plump to make the donation process easier.  Only water will do that for you.

What to wear – Next, make sure you you dress comfortably.  Keep sleeves short and/or loose for easy roll-up.  The staff needs to access your veins for donation.  As long as your sleeve rolls up a couple inches above your elbow, you’re good.

What to bring – Finally, you should bring along a list of medications you are currently taking.  These include both prescribed (including birth control pills) and over-the-counter medication (if applicable).  Also, don’t forget your ID.  If you have a donor card, great.  If not, a current driver’s license or other photo ID can be used.

This year, give the gift of life.  Make your appointment now for the Ventura Holiday Blood Drive 2016.  You only have a few days left to take advantage of the $15 gift card for Winchester’s Grill.  However, even if you miss out on that incentive, you should still plan on donating.  You could be saving someone’s life.

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Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016

All faiths are welcome to join the fun at the Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016. Three candles will be lit in honor of the 3rd day of Hanukkah.The first day of Hanukkah takes place on Christmas Eve this year.  After the divisive year we’ve just had, it’s nice to see two faiths converge like this.  In the spirit of togetherness, all faiths are welcome to celebrate the Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016.

What: Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016
Where: Ventura Harbor Main Lawn (1583 Spinaker Dr)
When: Monday, December 26th, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Chabad of Oxnard (805) 382-4770

Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleThe Ventura Hanukkah Festival 2016 takes place on the third day of Chanukah.  Therefore, three lights on the menorah will be lit after 4:45pm.  However, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, guests enjoy live music and family-friendly fun.  Watch the six foot ice menorah take shape while it gets carved live starting at 2:30pm.  Next, play in the snow trucked in to Ventura especially for this event.  Then, visit the kids carnival booths for fun and prizes.  After that, pick out something special for someone special at the Judaica Boutique.  Finally, you absolutely must try the hot latkes.

There are seven other days of Hanukkah to be celebrated around our Ventura County community.  You’ll find where the menorah will be lit on every one of these holidays below.  From our family to yours, happy holidays and a gezunt ahf dein kop (good health to you).

Where to See the Hanukkah Candle Lighting

  • Day 1 (Dec. 24th) – Chabad of Oxnard (112 Los Altos St, Oxnard) after 5:34pm
  • Day 2 (Dec. 25th) – Chabad of Oxnard after 4:54pm
  • Day 3 (Dec. 26th) – Ventura Harbor Main Lawn (1583 Spinaker, Ventura) after 4:45pm
  • Day 4 (Dec. 27th) – Constitution Park (Near the Camarillo City Hall on Carmen Dr) after 4:55pm
  • Day 5 (Dec. 28th) – The Collection (Park View Ct, Oxnard) after 4:546pm
  • Day 6 (Dec. 29th) – Chabad of Oxnard (also at Camarillo Premium Outlets) after 4:56pm
  • Day 7 (Dec. 30th) – Muchnik Home, Oxnard before 4:39pm
  • Day 8 (Dec. 31st) – Chabad of Oxnard after 5:39pm

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Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights

Come to the Ventura Harbor Village on Dec 16th or 17th to watch the Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights. Start with winter fun and end with a fireworks display.Can you feel that?  The chill in the air indicates a change of seasons.  We are in the final month of this year.  To celebrate the holidays, you should come to the Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights.  Can’t make it out on Friday, December 16th?  That’s OK.  Catch it on the following day instead.  Or, go to both!

What: Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: Dec 16th & 17th, 6:30pm to 8pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleThe Ventura Harbor Village hosts their Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights on December 16th and 17th.  This year’s theme is “Parks on Parade” in honor of our National Parks’ 100th birthday.  The parade starts at 6pm on Friday and Saturday evenings near the public launch ramp.  The participants make two passes around the harbor.  Each boat passing through the harbor showcases a different national park or landmark.  Both evenings include a fabulous fireworks display at the end of the parade.  After the parade, come to the Village Main Lawn for carnival rides and plenty of games.

On Saturday, December 17th, you may want to come out a little early.  That’s because the Ventura Harbor Village transforms into their Winter Wonderland and Holiday Marketplace.  Carolers sing traditional holiday tunes.  Santa and the Mrs. make themselves available for pictures.  Even the reindeer traveled all the way from the North Pole to join the fun!  Local vendors sell their one-of-a-kind holiday merchandise.  It’ll be a great time to finish up any last minute Christmas shopping you may have.

Want something fun to do for the holidays that the whole family can enjoy?  Come to the Ventura 2016 Parade of Lights.  Admission and parking are both free.  The memories, on the other hand, are priceless.  Happy holidays!

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Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016

Kick off the season with family-friendly fun at the free Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016 celebration in MIssion Park on Friday, December 2nd.Thanksgiving takes place exactly one week from today.  After that, Christmas takes place in just over four weeks.  How does the City get ready for Christmas?  With the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016 celebration.

What: Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016
Where: Mission Park (185 E Santa Clara St)
When: Friday, December 2nd, 3pm to 8pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Downtown Ventura (805) 641-1090

Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleOn Friday, December 2nd, come join your neighbors at the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016.  Several kid-friendly games and activities ensure the little ones stay engaged.  Food and crafts vendors allow you to check some items off your Christmas gift list.  Take photos inside the giant inflatable snow globe!

While Santa’s Village stays in Figueroa Plaza throughout the holidays, the Ventura Holiday Tree Lighting 2016 ceremony takes place at Mission Park.  Choirs sing holiday-themed music at 6pm.  Dancers entertain guests as well.  We have it on good authority that Santa Claus himself will arrive via fire truck at 6:45pm.  He promises to listen to the wish lists of all the good little boys and girls on-site.  Parents…get your cameras ready to take a picture.  Then, when dusk arrives, the Mission trees will be lit up.  Don’t be surprised when you see snow falling.

The shops and boutiques around Downtown Ventura will be open throughout the afternoon as well.  Why wait until the last minute to get your Christmas shopping done.  Instead of visiting big box stores this year, support the Ventura economy.  Spend your money with local small businesses.  Show them you care.

Have fun.  From our family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving.  Happy Hannukah.  Merry Christmas.  And happy holidays to all!

Featured Ventura County Home of the Week

79 E Highland Dr, Camarillo, CA - Click here to find out more about this great Camarillo home for sale

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