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Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021

The CDC recently released their latest mask guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. However, Governor Newsom has not released an update to California’s mask guidelines as of yet. So, some businesses may require you to wear a mask when you enter. Even so, our beautiful sunny weather makes it a great time to be outdoors. And if you missed attending things like an open air market, the fairgrounds hosts the Ventura Open Air Seaside Market on the last two Sundays of May.

Come to the Ventura Fairgrounds on March 23rd and/or 30th for the Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021, with tons of local vendors on-site.

What: Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021
Where: Ventura Fairgrounds (10 W Harbor Blvd)
When: Sunday, May 23rd & 30th, from 10:30 am to 4 pm
Admission: Free (parking $10)
Contact: Ventura Fairgrounds (805) 648-3376

Ventura Open Air Seaside Market 2021

Search Ventura County homes for saleGraduation. Birthdays. Anniversaries. Father’s Day. Just because. Or maybe just a little something for yourself. Looking for something unique to give your loved ones? Find something for everyone on your list at the Open Air Seaside Market this Sunday and next. Dozens of local artists and vendors showcase their handmade jewelry, artwork, crafts, and more at the market. Pick up something beautiful for your Ventura home. Find out how to create a gorgeous landscape to make your curb appeal pop. Discover how to make small changes to improve your life overall.

Music keeps everyone entertained throughout the afternoon. Choose something to eat from one of several food trucks on-site. Then, take your food to a shaded area to eat it in comfort. All guests must wear their masks while at the fairgrounds. The only exception is when you are eating or drinking.

Ventura Waterfront Chalk Art

The Open Air Seaside Market is one fun thing to do over Memorial weekend. Another family-friendly event you might want to attend is the Ventura Waterfront Chalk Art display at Ventura Harbor Village. From 12 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, May 29th, local artist Randall Williams creates an artistic masterpiece using only chalk on the sidewalk outside of Le Petit Cafe. Watch him work live as he memorializes those we lost while serving their country.

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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

Local Ventura Farmers Markets

Local Ventura Farmers Markets are wonderful places to find the freshest meat, dairy, fruits, veggies and more in Ventura County.Farmers markets have become all the rage over the last several years, even though they have been around for decades.  In most places across the country, these local bastions of healthy food are only open for a few months a year, offering “seasonal” fruits and veggies.  Luckily for us here in Southern California, it’s always market season.  Ventura residents have a variety of local Ventura farmers markets to choose from each week as well.

What: Downtown Ventura Farmer’s Market
Where: Corner of Santa Clara & Palm
When: Saturdays 8:30am to 12pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: (805) 529-6266

In operation since 1986, the Downtown Ventura Farmer’s Market is the oldest of its kind in Ventura County.  More than 45 local farmers and food vendors come to hawk their wares each week.  Vendors are always ready with samples for you to try before you buy.  They even accept SNAP and EBT.  Make sure you stop at the Market Information Booth to find out more.

What: East Ventura Certified Farmer’s Market
Where: 901 S Kimball Rd
When: Thursdays 3pm to 7pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: East Ventura Certified Farmer’s Market Contact Form

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Everything you need for your family’s table that evening can be found here: meat for the main course, veggies for a beautiful side salad, artisan bread with creamy butter and a drizzle of raw honey, something sinfully delicious for dessert and even fresh flowers as a centerpiece.  Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

What: Fishermen’s Market
Where: Andria’s Pier, Ventura Harbor (1449 Spinnaker Dr)
When: Saturdays 8am to 11am
Admission: FREE
Contact: (805) 644-0169

You don’t have to sit for hours, waiting for something to snag on your fishing line (unless that’s what you want to do).  Instead, get the freshest catch of the day directly from local Ventura fishermen at Andria’s pier.  They even offer fillet services so you don’t have to do it yourself.

What: Ventura County Certified Farmer’s Market
Where: West Parking Lot of Pacific View Mall (3301 N Main)
When: Wednesdays 9am to 1pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: (805) 529-6266

Bring the kids but leave the pets at your Ventura home.  You’ll love their selection of meats, cheeses, fresh produce, herbs, eggs, nuts, jams, jellies, baked goods and more.  Get a sample of each before you buy.  Take home some ocean fresh fish for your family’s dinner tonight.  Grab some tasty lunch from one of the food vendors served up fresh and piping hot.

Whichever part of Ventura you are in, there are local Ventura farmers markets that can take care of your family’s needs.  Always remember that, when you buy from local vendors, you are helping to boost the Ventura economy while putting less stress on the earth’s resources.  Let’s all do what we can to keep Ventura beautiful and its citizens healthy for generations to come.

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Ventura Shop Small Saturday 2013

Instead of shopping at large malls or chain stores, spend your cash on gifts for your loved ones at local businesses on Ventura Shop Small Saturday November 30, 2013.I hope everyone enjoys their time spent with loved ones in Ventura this year.  Since Thanksgiving has come late this year, there will only be 26 shopping days left until Christmas.  That means it, too, will be here before you know it.  If you haven’t purchased every gift on your Christmas “to do” list this year, can we make a suggestion?  Instead of going to large malls or chain stores, try Ventura Shop Small Saturday 2013 this Saturday, November 30th.

What is Shop Small Saturday?

Search the MLS for Ventura County homes for saleA great example of Ventura Shop Small Saturday 2013 is the local farmers markets.  Not only are they a great place for the freshest produce, meat, cheese and baked goods, but they also offer unique, one-of-a-kind articles that would make fantastic gifts for the holidays.  You don’t have to limit yourself to the farmers markets, however.  How about a nice boutique shop in Ventura Harbor Village?  Or, pick up your favorite pastries from that little mom and pop store around the corner.  A book about local culture, tickets to a favorite play or a nice handmade purse also make for some pretty wonderful gifts.

The whole idea behind Ventura Shop Small Saturday 2013 is to spend your money at Ventura businesses, shops, restaurants, etc.  This helps keep our local economy thriving.  You can almost see your carbon footprint dwindling.  And you’ll be able to start marking off items on your Christmas gift list in the process.  Sounds like a great way to spend a lazy Saturday to us!

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Ventura County Farmers Markets

Ventura County Farmers Markets offer everything from fresh fish and produce to arts, crafts, clothing and more every weekend.Shop local and think global!  A great way to reduce your carbon footprint, get the freshest in meats, produce and other goods as well as giving a boost to the local economy is by shopping at one of the Ventura County Farmer’s Markets.  We have three great markets right here in Ventura County to choose from every weekend.

Fishermen’s Market – Located at 1449 Spinnaker Dr in the Ventura Harbor, local fishermen offer the catch-of-the-day fresh off the boat every Saturday from 8am to 11am.  They will even fillet the fish for you so you can serve it up for dinner that evening.  Situated right next to Andrea’s Seafood Restaurant, the fish market will also give you great cooking tips and recipes.

Downtown Farmers’ Market – Located on the corner of Santa Clara and Palm Streets, the Downtown Ventura Farmers’ Market is open from 8:30am to 12pm every Saturday.  In addition to fresh produce, the also have baked goods, flowers and live country music.  Unlike other local farmers’ markets, this Ventura County Certified Farmers’ Market will not allow the sale of arts and crafts, wholesale merchandise or any commissioned sales.  All items sold must have been caught, raised, gathered, grown or otherwise produced directly by the vendor selling them.  Parking is free.

Ventura College Market Place – Located on the corner of Telegraph and Day Roads, this Ventura market place showcases over 300 vendors selling everything from fruits and vegetables to arts and crafts, fresh flowers, collectibles and clothing.  They are open from 8am to 3pm every Saturday and Sunday.  While admission to the market place is free, parking will cost $2 on Saturday and $4 on Sunday.

Keep your carbon footprint small and help the local Ventura economy by heading out to a Ventura County Farmers Market this weekend.  Whether it’s the freshest in local produce, fish caught that morning or a beautiful flower arrangement for your table, you are sure to find something at one of the area’s farmers’ markets.  It doesn’t get any better than this!

Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists