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Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018

Did you ever read fairytales when you were a kid? Ever wonder what the live-action versions would look like? Gypsies in a Trunk wants to show you when they perform Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 in Oxnard this summer.

Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 performs at Harbor View Park on the first Sunday of each month from now through September. Bring a chair and snacks to enjoy the fun with your little ones absolutely free of charge (donations suggested but not enforced).

What: Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018
Where: Harbor View Park (3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard)
When: June 3rd, July 1st, Aug 5th & Sept 2nd, 2 pm
Admission: FREE (donations suggested)
Contact: Gypsies in a Trunk contact form

Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018

Gypsies in the Trunk puts a very modern twist on classic fairytales. This all-volunteer troupe performs Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 at Harbor View Park on the first Sunday of every month from now until September. While molded for the younger crowd, grown-ups will delight in these master retellings of fairytale classics, too. They also perform at 11:30 am in Westlake Village (Foxfield Park) and 4 pm in Simi Valley (Rancho Simi Community Park) on June 2nd, July 7th, Aug 4th and Sept 1st. And, they perform at 11:30 am in Camarillo (Valley Lindo Park) and 4 pm in Ventura (Barranca Vista Park) on June 9th, July 14th, Aug 11th and Sept 8th.

Every performance is provided to the public absolutely free of charge. However, a donation is suggested to help pay offset the costs of costumes and props. Since these shows are at outdoor venues, organizers suggest you wear sunscreen and hats. Feel free to bring along a picnic with snacks, water, and other goodies. And you might want to bring a chair or blanket from home for your comfort. Seating will not be provided at any venue. Each play lasts approximately 45 minutes. Long enough to maintain intrigue but short enough so the young ones don’t get bored. It really is fun for everyone.

Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 Schedule

June 3rd – The Princess Pajama Party
July 1st – Beauty and the Beast (and Bob)
August 5th – Rumplestiltskin
September 2nd – CSI: Wonderland

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Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018

Boating is a way of life along the Pacific Ocean coastline. It’s important to know how to safely navigate the area as well as what the current laws are in regards to boating. The US Coast Guard hosts their Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018 on May 12th. They encourage all boaters to attend this free community event to stay apprised of the rules of the waterways.

Learn safe boating techniques, take a tour of the 87' US Coast Guard cutter, chat with first-responders and even trade in your old life jacket for a new one at the Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018 on May 12th. Free admission. Open to all ages.

What: Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018
Where: US Coast Guard State (4201 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard)
When: Saturday, May 12th, 9 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: US Coast Guard Channel Islands (800) 704-5620

Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018

The Red Cross, Channel Islands Harbor Patrol, Oxnard Police, National Park, Fire Department, and, of course, the US Coast Guard (among others) plan on setting up informational booths at the Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018. While you’re there, take a tour of first responder vehicles, including the 87 foot USCG cutter. To take a tour of the Coast Guard’s vessel, guests must reserve a time slot first. To do so, visit the Safe Boating Expo website here. Make sure you and your party arrive at the Training Room 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in.

Bring your own watercraft and let the Coast Guard inspect it to make sure it’s up to snuff for safety. First responders from various local departments lead live safety demonstrations throughout the day as well. The information they provide is priceless but you get it absolutely free of charge!

Have you or your family members outgrown their safety jackets? Are your boat flares past their “best to use by” date? Swap out old life vests for new ones (while supplies last). Drop off old flares and receive a discount on the purchase of new ones. Safety always comes first!

Get ready for all your summer boating activities now. Visit the Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018 with your entire family.

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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.

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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.

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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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Channel Islands Whale Watching Season 2018 Open for Business

Living near the ocean gives us access to an amazing lifestyle here in Ventura County. Our homes sit right on the migratory highway for some of the world’s largest mammals: whales. Right now, the Channel Islands whale watching season 2018 is open for business. It’s your chance to view these fantastic sea creatures as they make their way along the Pacific Ocean waterway.

The Channel Islands whale watching season 2018 is open for business. Watch these amazing creatures migrate to their calving grounds in Mexico and back up to their feeding grounds in Alaska between now and mid-April.

What: Channel Islands Whale Watching Season 2018
Where: Island Packers (3600 S Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA)
When: Now through Mid-April
Cost: Varies
Contact: Island Packers (805) 642-1393 or via email

Channel Islands Whale Watching Season 2018

Spouting, breaching, diving, spyhopping. Whatever you see whales do feels simply magical. And it all happens right in our own Oxnard backyard. On one three hour Channel Islands whale watching expedition, you may see gray whales, humpbacks, sea lions, seals, dolphins, and even an occasional orca/killer whale pod or two.

Island Packers offers kayak tours, guided island tours, harbor cruises, and even overnight camping trips on the Channel Islands. Seats are limited and sell fast. So, contact Island Packers right away to reserve your spot on the next winter tour.

Recommended Gear

To make your Channel Islands whale watching all it can possibly be, the experts recommend you bring along certain gear on your tour. For example, always bring a jacket. While the weather may be chilly to start, don’t be surprised when the sun pops out in the afternoon. Layered clothing keeps you comfortable. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen. Even overcast days allow harmful UV rays through, making sunburns a very real possibility. Protect your skin. Add a hat and sunglasses to keep your eyes safe, as well. Also, binoculars, while not required, really help bring these incredible creatures into focus. Finally, don’t forget your camera! You’ll be so sad if you miss a photo-op with the seals, dolphins, whales or any other wildlife on your sea-faring adventure.

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