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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.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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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2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience with Martha Stewart

Do you enjoy sipping a fine glass of wine while eating delicious food prepared by some of today’s most talented chefs? Then you’re going to want to get your tickets right now for the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience. This year, visitors have the chance to actually meet Martha Stewart live and in person.

Meet talented chefs from all over Southern California at the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience. Special guests: Duff Goldman and Martha Stewart.

What: 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience
Where: Olivas Adobe (4200 Olivas Park Dr)
When: Sunday, October 1st, 1 pm to 4 pm
Admission: $85 to $325
Contact: Ventura County Star email update sign-up

2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience

So many extremely talented chefs live right here in the Ventura area. Luckily for us, they’ve agreed to come to the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience to showcase their talents for you. Some of the chefs featured at this exclusive event include Alex Montoya from The Cave Ventura, Gabe Garcia from Tierra Sur at Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, Salvador Austen from The Pierpont Inn in Ventura and Michelle Kinney from La Dolce Vita in Oxnard. But those are only a few scheduled for the day. Duff Goldman, owner of Baltimore’s Charm City Cakes and Food Network personality, will also be at the event for a meet and greet with guests. And, of course, the legendary Martha Stewart makes an appearance as well.

At the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience, guests sample food, wine, beer and more from several local wineries, breweries, bakeries, restaurants and personal chefs. Indulge in a cooking demonstration or two. Learn the latest techniques in culinary excellence from those in the know. This event is jam-packed with tons of things any foodie would be thrilled to experience.

Tickets for 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience

Since alcoholic beverages will be served at the 2017 Ventura Food and Wine Experience, you must be at least 21 years old to enter. Choose from four different options for your total experience. First, the Grand Tasting costs $85 per person. Guests enjoy unlimited samplings, live demonstrations and access to guest panels. Next, the VIP Grand Tasting runs $120 per person. With the VIP package, guests get in one hour earlier than everyone else (12 pm). That means an early jump on food, wine, beer and spirit tasting. After that, the Duff Goldman VIP Grand Tasting costs $180 per person. You receive everything included in the regular VIP Grand Tasting as well as a signed cookbook and personal meet and greet and with Duff Goldman himself. Finally, for $325 each, meet Martha Stewart as she signs copies of her latest cookbook Slow Cooker. In addition to the cookbook signing, guests partake in a sampling of Martha Stewart Wine Co wine selections and take home a swag bag filled with Martha Stewart goodies. To purchase tickets, visit the Ventura Food and Wine Experience box office online here.

Everyone can have a good time and still be responsible. Arrange a designated driver before you head out. Or, call a cab, Uber or Lyft to pick you up and take you back home. Whatever choice you make, just stay safe and keep others safe around you. Cheers and bon appetit!

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California Beer Festival Ventura 2017

Only a few days left to summer, according to the calendar. But in sunny Southern California, we get to enjoy summer a little bit longer. Nothing goes better with summer time weather than a nice cold beer. Choose from some of the finest craft beers at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017.

Celebrate finely crafted local beers as well as fantastic food and great music at the 3-day California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 in Plaza Park.

What: California Beer Festival Ventura 2017
Where: Plaza Park
When: Sept 15th 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Sept 16th 12:30pm to 5pm, Sept 17th 11:30am to 7pm
Admission: $25 to $75 (3-Day Passes are SOLD OUT)
Contact: California Beer Festival (805) 628-9588

California Beer Festival Ventura 2017

There’s so much to see and do at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017! First, kick things off with a food and beer pairing on Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Various local chefs put their talents to work for you. They’ve partnered with local Ventura breweries to bring you a pairing menu unlike any other. Then, visit craft beer heaven on Saturday. Gates open for early bird VIP ticket holders at 11:30am. General admission comes in at 1pm. Live music and bocce ball provide the day’s entertainment. Guests sample from more than 85 craft beers on tap. Of course, there’ll be food to help absorb the alcohol. For these two days, you must be at least 21 years old to participate.

Finally, Sunday wraps up the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 with the popular Boots & Brews Country Music Festival. Four amazing acts are scheduled to perform: Highway Starr, “Yours” singer Russell Dickerson, “Fix” singer Chris Lane and “Think a Little Less” hit maker Michael Ray. Food and drinks sold separately. All ages are welcome to this event.

California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 Tickets

Please note: 3 day passes for the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 already sold out. But others are still available…for now. Friday’s Food & Beer Pairing costs $60 per person. You must be at least 21 years old to attend this event. General admission on Saturday runs $50 per person. Get in an hour and a half early with a VIP ticket for $75. However, if you’re the designated driver for your group, you only pay $25. Keep in mind that, even if you don’t partake in sampling beer, several talented chefs prepare amazing food for you to taste. Then, there’s always the great entertainment, too. Sunday’s Boots & Brews Music Festival costs $25 for general admission. Upgrade to VIP for $50 each. This gets you a front row seat and access to the VIP lounge. Purchase tickets online at the California Beer Festival Ventura 2017 website here. But, hurry. They sell out quickly.

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Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 Concert Series

Last week, Ventura students headed back to school. Next Monday is Labor Day. While these events typically signal the end of summer, fun times roll on. Want proof? The Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 concert series starts up this Saturday.

Every Saturday in September, come to the free Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 concert series in Ventura Harbor Village. New act every week.

What: Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 Concert Series
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr)
When: Every Saturday in September, 3pm to 6pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 Concert Series

First of all, who doesn’t love music? In addition to everything Ventura Harbor Village usually provides, now there’s even more. Every Saturday in September (beginning this Saturday, the 2nd), a different musical act performs live for three whole hours in Ventura Harbor Village. Well, technically, they’ll perform on a dock in the harbor. Thus, Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017. Since they’ll be on the dock, the village offers plenty of places to listen. Therefore, date night just got even better!

First, spend a little time visiting one of Harbor Village’s great boutiques. Next, dine at the 805 Bar, Harbor Cove Cafe, Margarita Villa or Milano’s. Then, enjoy a sweet treat at The Parlor or Coastal Cone. Finally, listen to live musical entertainment while you do it all. Musical acts range from country rock to reggae, rock party favorites to good old fashioned rock and roll. Listen to local bands from Newbury Park, Simi Valley and right here in Ventura perform on a rotating schedule. As a result, visitors enjoy a different musical genre and band each and every week.

Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 Concert Line-Up

Five concerts in five weekends. That’s Ventura Rock on the Dock 2017 for you! Summer doesn’t officially end until September 22nd. It lasts even longer in Southern California. So, enjoy our great summer nights with good food, great music and fantastic company when you visit Ventura Harbor Village any Saturday this September.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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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