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Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018

Tacos and tequila go together like peanut butter and jelly…but even better! Beat the heat at the Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 this weekend. Great food, delicious tequila, and awesome live music. Who could want anything more?

The Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 offers top-shelf tequila tasting, amazing food and live entertainment all weekend long.

What: Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018
Where: Plaza Park, Downtown Ventura
When: July 21st & 22nd, 11:30 am to 6 pm
Admission: $10 to $60
Contact: California Beer Festival (805) 628-9588 or via email

Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018

Day 1 of the Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 is Tequila Day! If you want to sample some of the finest tequilas available, you need to make plans to join the festival on Saturday, July 21st. Sampling takes place from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm on Saturday only. However, guests still enjoy margaritas on Sunday. And several acts take the stage throughout the entire weekend. Plus, street tacos for everyone! If tequila hits you too hard, visit any of the fine craft beer booths on-site. Plus, several vendors sell other non-alcoholic beverages. No one goes thirsty here!

Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 Tickets

General admission tickets for the festival cost just $10 per day. If you want to do some tequila sampling, it’ll cost you $40, which includes admission into the festival itself. For $25, purchase a Sunday Margarita ticket. This grants you entry for two into the festival as well as two souvenir margarita glasses and two 12 ounce margaritas. Kids ages 12 and under enter absolutely free of charge. Only participants ages 21 and older with a valid photo ID can drink alcoholic beverages. Visit the festivals’ Eventbrite website to purchase your tickets today.

Festival for a Cause

Proceeds from the Ventura Tequila and Taco Music Festival 2018 benefit Food Share. Food Share feeds Ventura County men, women and children in need. They also promote awareness of this crisis to others as well as advocacy for those in need.

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Ventura July 4th Events for 2018

In two days, we celebrate the United States’ 242nd birthday. Fireworks are just one part of the day. Other Ventura July 4th events for 2018 include a parade and a street fair. Which of these will you be attending?

Ventura July 4th events for 2018 start off with a pushem-pullem parade, then an all day street fair and finally end with a picnic and fireworks. And all this courtesy of the Rotary Club of Ventura East.

Ventura July 4th Events for 2018

Ventura July 4th Parade

The Ventura July 4th events for 2018 starts off with a pushem-pullem parade hosted by the Rotary Club of Ventura East. A local favorite, the Rotary Club’s parade has become a cherished tradition. Kids and adults alike hop aboard their bikes or pull wagons decorated in patriotic finery. Participants start out at Main and Crimea at 9:30 am. If you’d like to be a part of it, all you have to do is show up with your decorated bike and/or wagon at 9 am. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please contact Jeff Hata with the Ventura Rotary Club.

Ventura July 4th Street Fair

After the parade, visit Main St for the Ventura July 4th Street Fair. It stretches six blocks (from Fir to Mission Park). From 10 am to 5 pm, over 200 vendors set up their wares for visitors to peruse. Enjoy live entertainment as well as a fun Kids Zone. The Museum of Ventura County provides the backdrop for the fair’s official beer and wine garden between 11 am and 3 pm. You must be at least 21 years old with a valid photo ID in order to purchase and consume alcohol. Please drink responsibly so everyone enjoys their time at the fair.

Ventura July 4th Fireworks

And finally, the pièce de ré·sis·tance…the fireworks show. Again, the Rotary Club makes sure you enjoy yourself this 4th of July. From 5 pm to 10 pm, anyone who shows up at the Ventura College athletic fields will be treated to live music, food trucks, and a pyrotechnic display like you’ve never seen before. Most food trucks take credit and debit cards. However, bring cash just in case. You can also bring your own picnic from home if you’d like. Small coolers, blankets, lawn chairs, and outside food will be allowed. Keep all portable barbecues, pop-up tents, large umbrellas, glass items, alcohol, and pets at home. Expect your bags and coolers to be searched upon entry. Tickets cost $8 per adult and $6 per child. Kids ages three and under get in free.

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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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2018 Ventura Public Art Project Wants You!

Over the past two decades, beekeepers the world over noticed a serious decline in the world’s bee population. Since 2006, the commercial bee population decreased 40% in the United States alone. In the UK, they’ve dwindled by 45% since 2010. Why should we care? Not only do they produce honey, but they help pollinate flowers and crops. Considering that roughly one-third of our food production depends on bees’ pollination efforts, this serious of a reduction in force severely hinders what eventually makes it to our dinner plates. You can help raise awareness by joining the 2018 Ventura Public Art Project “Bee Cause”. What is it and how can you help? Read on to find out.

The City invites the public to help create the 2018 Ventura Public Art Project called "Bee Cause" to help highlight honeybees, their importance in the ecosphere, and why they are disappearing at an alarming rate.

What: “Bee Cause” Public Art Project
Where: Museum of Ventura County (100 E Main St)
When: Saturday, March 3rd, 12 pm to 3 pm
Admission: $15
Contact: City of Ventura (805) 658-4759 or via email

2018 Ventura Public Art Project “Bee Cause”

Working in conjunction with the Museum of Ventura County and artist HB Hanrahan, the City of Ventura invites the public to join in on their “Bee Cause” 2018 Ventura Public Art Project. Participants will transform old hubcaps into colorful flowers using paints provided at this workshop. Eventually, these “flowers” will be permanently installed in the “Bee Cause” public garden at the Barranca Visitor’s Center. You must be at least 12 years old to participate.

Guests at the event learn how to put paint to hubcap through a series of workshops taking place this Saturday, March 3rd. The “Bee Cause” garden hopes to inform others about what’s happening to our nation’s honeybees as well as inspire people to help nurture bee population growth. To register, simply call the City of Ventura at (805) 658-4759 or send them an email at troach@cityofventura.ca.gov. Your $15 fee helps offset the costs of creating this public art project.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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 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

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