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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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Sun Protection Tips for the Ventura County Resident

Sun Protection Tips for the Ventura County Resident

July is right around the corner and the sun is hot, especially here in sunny California where the sun shines over 272 days of the year. Therefore, it is very important to know sun safety and protection tips. We have all been sunburned at some point in our lives and we all can certainly agree that it is no fun!

Not only is sunburn terrible to endure, but it is not safe for the health of our skin. Even though we all know that you are supposed to wear sunscreen, sometimes we get on the beach or out in the sun and just don’t apply it. Hopefully these tips will help you:

  1. It is good to go ahead and get in the habit of wearing sunscreen anytime you are out in the sun. Apply it every day if you have to. Carry it on you.
  2. Keep in mind that the sun is hottest between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Try to avoid doing yard work or generally being out in the direct sunlight during these time frames.
  3. Wear hats, long sleeves, or long pants to help protect your skin when outside.
  4. With children, it is important to take extra precautions and teach them sun safety, as well. Re-apply sunscreen together every 80 minutes. Set an alarm on your phone to help you remember.
  5. If you are going to wear sunglasses, choose ones with UV protection or polarized sunglasses. These will help protect your face and eyes the most from the harsh sun.
  6. Most cosmetics now come with a certain level of UV protection. Therefore, when purchasing these products, look for the correct labeling for an extra boost of safety on your face daily.

Lastly, remember that you know your skin best. Stay aware of what your regular skin looks like and pay attention if anything looks different. Happy sunning in Ventura, California!

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Downtown Ventura’s Annual 4th of July Street Fair!

Downtown Ventura’s Annual 4th of July Street Fair!

This 4th of July, join in the tradition and come on out to the street fair in Downtown Ventura where you will experience all of the great things that street fairs have to offer. Each year has a theme and this year’s theme is “Sea to Shining Sea.” Be one of thousands and thousands who come to support this event and see why over 30,000 people attend.

What does the street fair have to offer?

For starters, let’s talk about the good stuff, the FOOD! There will be several food booths to choose from including local eats. There will also be live entertainment on several stages all along Main Street. Therefore, as you walk around, look, and shop, you will be able to hear the music. A favorite for the kids is the Kids Zone which will have all sorts of rides and inflatable bouncy houses. The Ventura Fire Department will also be there showcasing a fire engine for the kids to see and explore.

The Parade is local favorite, as well. This Pushem Pullem Parade is so much fun because both children and adults get to participate. People ride bikes, pull little red wagons, all dressed up for the parade.

Last, but not least, is The Rotary Club of Ventura’s Fireworks Show and Family Picnic. This fireworks show is worth the tickets! It For 23 years, families have come out to hang on the lawn of the Ventura College Athletic Fields, and enjoy live music, food vendors, a kids fun zone, and of course, the fireworks! This is a very family and picnic friendly atmosphere. For more information, visit http://venturafireworks.com/

All of the booths are full so you can be sure to get a great variety of handmade goods, arts, crafts, and all sorts of original pieces.

When: Tuesday, July 4th from 10am to 5pm

Where: Downtown Ventura

Parade Info: Meet at Cemetery Park at 9:30am; Parade is at 10:00am

This Downtown Ventura’s Annual 4th of July Street Fair information has been brought to you by: Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists.

 

California Strawberry Festival

California Strawberry Festival

Okay Ventura County folks, it is strawberry season here in California. Yummy, plump, juicy, and perfectly delicious strawberries! And tons of them. Held at the Strawberry Meadows of College Park just outside of Ventura, is the annual California Strawberry Festival. Here, strawberries are showcased in the best of ways with every single use for strawberries you can think of on display. Therefore, see live demonstrations, arts and crafts, and all the joys of festival fun.

This festival is a top-rated event and is perfect for the whole family. There will be live performances for entertainment, celebrity cooking and guest appearances, bookoos of arts and crafts booths, rides, attractions, strawberry contests, and so much more. For the kids, Strawberryland is a favorite! There will be over 50 food booths and over 200 arts and crafts vendors present. If you are looking to kick off the summer, the Strawberry Festival is the way to go! Even better, the proceeds go to benefit our local community and charities. This is a great way to get out on a pretty weekend for some family fun and delicious eats, and it is also a great way to give back!

When: May 20th and 21st from 10am to 6:30pm

Where: Strawberry Meadows of College Park 3520 South Rose Ave, Oxnard, CA

Cost: General Admission is $12; $8 for Seniors; Children $5; 4 and under are FREE!

Transportation Available: Come take a free ride aboard the Strawberry Express shuttle! It will be running every 15 to 20 minutes and is super convenient and fast! Pick up locations include Camarillo Premium Outlets, Topa Financial Towers, Oxnard Transportation Center, Santa Clara High School, and Channel Islands Harbor.

Website: http://castrawberryfestival.org/ Feel free to purchase tickets online!

This California Strawberry Festival information has been brought to you by: Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists.

Tips for Your Lawn- Have the Greenest Grass in Ventura County!

Tips for Your Lawn- Have the Greenest Grass in Ventura County!

When you see a beautiful lawn full of luscious, green grass, don’t you just get grass envy? Especially, when you drive home to your lawn and see brown spots and patches, and dry-looking grass. Yuck! Having a beautiful lawn adds so much appeal to the home. However, that kind of grass can be hard to get, or maintain.

Not everyone has a green thumb, but we are here to tell you that you do not have to be a super star yard know-it-all to get the kind of grass that you want. Here, we have some super simple tips to get that kind of gorgeous lawn you can walk around bare-footed on. There are really 4 main parts to keeping your grass perfect, that you need to know about.

The need to breathe

In order for the lawn to be good-looking, it needs room to breathe so it can grow and stay strong. The best ways for your lawn to breathe is by keeping debris like leaves, pine cones, and miscellaneous items off of it. The next step is to aerate the grass when it is damp. You want the soil to be a little damp, too. You can just get a simple aerator at the local home improvement store and it requires nothing but your time and a little energy by walking around and placing your foot on the tool so it can press into the soil.

Keep it fed

Now that your yard can breathe, it needs to eat. Warm months are growing season for your lawn and that is the time to fertilize the yard. Sometimes, the grass can lose that deep or bright green color (depending on your grass). You can use nitrogen to enhance the color.

Mow the lawn regularly

This is an important part and often the hardest part. But, you want to keep the lawn cut down by 1/3 of the blade or less. In order to maintain this, be sure and keep the blades to your mower nice and sharp.

Water it the correct way

Watering is another important tip. You cannot always wait on the rain to keep your grass wet. There are times when you will need to do this yourself. There is a right and wrong way to water grass, if you can believe it! The key is to water your grass deeply enough versus often enough. The best time to water your grass is actually in the morning because the dawn mildew helps you. Once the sun hits and heats the yard, it dries the grass and it will take you longer.

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Sailing around Ventura Harbor!

Sailing around Ventura Harbor!

Sailing is favorite hobby here in Ventura Harbor. So much so that there are sailing charters and sailing lessons. What is so fun about sailing? It is considered a recreational sport, mainly used with yachts either for leisurely cruising or for competitive racing. You get to control the sails and use the winds of the sea to your advantage for speed. It can be very fun, and is a great way to enjoy the water! Ventura Harbor offers sailing charters, sailing lessons, and a Junior Yacht club with summer camp for our youth.

Adventure Sailing Charters

This is a charter service which offers all kinds of services to the people of Ventura. Some of them include a romantic stay, an overnight adventure where you can go out to the Channel Islands National Park and see whales, dolphins, seals, and even sea lions. You can also use the charter service as a way to learn how to sail. Whether you are looking to take it out for snorkeling or for a relaxed afternoon in the sun, Adventure Sailing Charters has a lot of great options in terms of sailing.

Pacific Sailing

If you are in the market for sailing lessons, Pacific Sailing is a great choice. Here you can enjoy all of the perks of owning a boat, without actually having to own one. They offer full service programs catered to suit your specific needs, including private sailing lessons. Located near the Channel Islands where sailing is sublime!

Ventura Yacht Club Junior Sailing

Ventura Yacht Club is a full service club offering sailing of all levels to the community. This is a club for the whole family. For junior yacht-enthusiasts, this club offers summer camp. Kids and teens can learn the basics of sailing, including safety. For more information, visit www.vycyouthsailing.org

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Yard Tips for the New Lawn Owner

Yard Tips for the New Lawn Owner

With spring in the air, it gets you moving. You want to work on your yard and get it spring ready. This must be partly where the term “spring fever” comes from. It is a good thing to work on your green thumb but beginners beware! You do not want to destroy your yard trying to improve on it. Here are some tips for the beginner lawn.

If you are a savvy shopper, you like to save money. Therefore, you go to the local home store and pick up things like yard fertilizer, treatment for fleas and ticks, and weed and grass killers. Being the bargain shopper that you are, you want to get the best prices for the best products. The most important tip that comes with reading the reviews on the products, is to read the instructions. If you want to save your money, use the product properly.

Now, about that weed killer. Be cautious not to get over-joyed about killing those pesky weeds in the yard. You do not want to kill the good stuff and ruin your yard. Be sure and do your research before you go crazy on those weeds!

A trimmed and sculpted yard is so beautiful. We all want to achieve this nice, neat look. However, before you start grooming the yard and trimming the bushes, please know how to cut the branches and limbs the correct way. Misuse of the branches could cost you the whole bush so be careful.

Planting is fun and exciting. This is very true. When you are planting new things, be sure and allow them enough room to grow. Be aware of placing your beautiful new plants too close together.

You are working hard to have a pretty yard with beautiful grass so be sure and treat your grass good. Do not cut it more than 2 and a half to three inches short, and be sure you are watering it enough. Your lawn really needs to have enough water to make the soil 6 inches deep when you water it.

This Yard Tips for the New Lawn Owner information has been brought to you by: Dave and Pat Zumbrun, Your Ventura County real estate specialists.

 

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