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Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair 2019

Last weekend, the Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair 2019 kicked off with a special performance by David Bowe tribute band Space Oddity at Constitution Park. Why? Because this festival grew too large to fit over just one weekend. That’s right! One of our local favorite street fairs officially comes to Camarillo Old Town this weekend. And you won’t want to miss a moment of it.

Come to Camarillo Old Town July 18th to 21st to celebrate at the Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair 2019, a local favorite since 1964.

What: Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair 2019
Where: Camarillo Old Town (Ventura Blvd)
When: July 18th to 21st (6 pm to 10 pm Thurs & Fri, 10 am to 10 pm Sat, 10 am to 8 pm Sun)
Contact: Camarillo Fiesta Association (805) 764-1114

Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleFirst and foremost, fiesta means “party”. And that’s what you get at this annual fiesta and street fair in Camarillo Old Town. Thousands of people come to our city to celebrate each and every year since the first event of its kind back in 1964. The usual vendor line-up along Ventura Blvd offers unique items for visitors to the street fair. And you’ll find live musical acts, car shows, carnival rides, and games that make their appearance. But, organizers added some special attractions this year to the Kids Zone. They include a petting zoo, both pony and camel rides, and a Jurassic Park-themed dinosaur maze through the “jungle”.

Free Shuttle

Don’t fret over parking. The fiesta includes a free shuttle on the two busiest days of the street fair (Saturday and Sunday). They run from five different locations near Camarillo Old Town directly to the festivities:

  • Camarillo City Hall (601 Carmen Dr)
  • Camarillo Library (3100 Ponderosa)
  • Daily Drive Parking Lot (771 E Daily Dr)
  • Harley’s Bowl (305 Arneill Rd)
  • Metrolink’s Camarillo Station (30 Lewis Rd)

Bring all of your loved ones and enjoy!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays and Hot Harbor Nights – Summer 2019

Looking for some fun and adventure this summer? Then head down to Ventura Harbor Village any week in July or August for Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays. Then hit up Harbor Cove Cafe on the first Sunday of the month for the classic car show Hot Harbor Nights. Lots of fun time for minimal if any money that the entire family can enjoy.

Why wait until the weekend to enjoy the Southern California summertime weather? Visit Ventura Harbor Village for Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays every week in July and August, followed up with Hot Harbor Nights on the first Sunday of the month.

What: Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays 2019
Where: Ventura Harbor Village
When: Every Wednesday in July & August
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleCome to the harbor for some weekday fun during Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays. Every Wednesday throughout July and August, they offer tons of fun activities. Enjoy a live concert from 12 pm to 3 pm at the Promenade. Copa Cabana hosts their open mic Jazz jam from 6 pm to 9 pm. Take in dinner and a show with live music at the Boatyard Pub from 6 pm to 9 pm. Several of the restaurants provide lunch and dinner specials every Wednesday. Various boutiques entice shoppers with Wednesday only specials. See a free 8 pm show at the Ventura Comedy Club every Wednesday night between July 31st and August 21st. You must be at least 21 years old and tell them “Randy invited me for Waterfront Wednesday”.

Let the kids in on the action with a fun scavenger hunt from 12 pm to 3 pm. Simply pick up a map at the harbor’s information booth. Then, make sure you turn it in by 3 pm to be eligible for prizes. Grab and send a free specially designed Ventura Harbor postcard (both card and postage are free). Ventura Waterfront Wednesdays are a really nice way to break up the monotony of a workday week!

Ventura Hot Harbor Nights 2019

What: Ventura Hot Harbor Nights 2019
Where: Harbor Cove Cafe (1867 Spinnaker Dr)
When: First Sunday of the Month, 3 pm to 6 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Harbor Cove Cafe (805) 658- 1639

And if you want even more fun at the Harbor, visit Harbor Cove Cafe for Ventura Hot Harbor Nights 2019. The Southern California lifestyle was practically founded on surf and car culture. Car enthusiasts show you why every Sunday afternoon. Here, you’ll find restored classic cars shown off by their owners. But before the show, step inside the cafe for some of the best breakfast or lunch options around. The car show takes place afterward.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Solar Workshop

As Californians, we’re all too familiar with the term “rolling blackouts”. These occur when our power grids become overworked. Earlier this year, PG&E announced that they believed their equipment caused the 2018 Camp Fire. A combination of dry vegetation, lack of precipitation, and the Santa Ana winds spurred the Woolsey Fire on. To deter possible fire outbreaks, PG&E plans to implement rolling blackouts. Other utilities may follow suit. If you don’t want to be caught without power, consider solar power. Attend a Ventura solar workshop to find out more about it.

Never worry about rolling blackouts again. Attend the free Ventura Solar Workshop on July 11th to find out about installing solar panels and storage equipment at your home.

What: Ventura Solar Workshop
Where: Ventura City Hall, Community Meeting Room (501 Police St)
When: Thursday, July 11th, 5:30 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Community Environmental Council (805) 963-0583 x101

Ventura Solar Workshop

Search Ventura County homes for saleJust last week, the City and the CEC (Community Environmental Council) hosted their very first Ventura solar workshop. They scheduled their second (and last) one for next month. This free workshop provides education on how solar power works for residences. They also make it much more affordable for people to install solar panels on their homes through the Solarize Ventura 2019 program.

Solarize Ventura 2019 gives Ventura area residents both education on and storage equipment for solar power when they decide to sign up for the program. Current solar users receive newer storage equipment as well through the program. This equipment allows a place for unused solar power gathered throughout the day to be stored up for use at night. When residents access that power instead of the more expensive electrical power from the city’s power grid, it lessens the strain on the grid. Additionally, it lowers your electrical bill and reduces the chances of equipment failure that may cause future fires.

For those residents still rebuilding after the 2017 Thomas Fire, the Solarize Ventura 2019 program easily integrates into new construction plans. It also works on recently completed construction. No matter how far along you are in the rebuilding process, officials would love for victims of the Thomas Fire to attend their Ventura solar workshop to learn all about the solar power and equipment available to them.

You don’t need a reservation to attend the workshop. Simply show up at City Hall on July 11th. They plan on holding the meeting in the Community Meeting Room at 5:30 pm. For more information about the program itself, contact Lars Davenport, Environmental Specialist at (805) 652-4595. He’ll be happy to tell you all about it.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

World Oceans Day Ventura 2019

Approximately 71% of our planet is covered in water. Of that, oceans make up almost 97%. Our oceans help regulate the climate, sustains thousands of species of marine life (that we know of), and provides half of the planet’s oxygen supply. Yet, between 1970 and 2012, almost 50% of all known marine life died. Learn more about our symbiotic relationship with the sea by coming to World Oceans Day Ventura 2019 this weekend.

Learn all about our symbiotic relationship with the ocean and how you can help save the species that dwell within at World Oceans Day Ventura 2019.

What: World Oceans Day Ventura 2019
Where: Harbor Cove Beach (1850 Spinnaker)
When: Friday, June 7th, 2 pm to 6 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Paso Pacifico (805) 643-7044 or via email

World Oceans Day Ventura 2019

Search Ventura County homes for salePaso Pacifico hosts World Oceans Day Ventura 2019 at Harbor Cove Beach this Friday, June 7th. To prove that learning can be fun, organizers created several games and hands-on exhibits for the public. In addition, world-class skater, surfer, and local ocean “hero” Peggy Oki talks about her devotion to the conservation of ocean life through things like the Origami Whales Project. Listen to live music from local bands like Cali Conscious. Snacks will be provided for purchase as well. Everyone’s encouraged to wear their favorite beach clothes. Make sure they include blue to show your support for the ocean.

Ventura Beach Cleanup

The Surfrider Foundation hosts World Oceans Day Beach Cleanup on Saturday, June 8th. From 9 am to 11 am, volunteers clean up the beachfront at Surfer’s Point and Ventura Pier. Anyone interested in participating simply needs to show up at the Ventura promenade (end of California St) before 9 am. They’ll supply everything you need to safely clean up the beaches. Just make sure you wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle (preferably reusable) with you to stay hydrated. Let’s save our beaches for generations to come!

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Pirates Day 2019

“Yo, ho! Yo, ho! A pirate’s life fer me!” If you love pirates, then you’ll want to make your way to Ventura Harbor Village for Ventura Pirates Day 2019 on Saturday, June 1st. Catch up with Captain Hook and his crew as they run rampant throughout the village looking for Peter Pan and a very important ticking crocodile.

The Harbor Village transforms for Ventura Pirates Day 2019. Don't be surprised if you see Jack Sparrow, Captain Hook, Tinkerbell & more there!

What: Ventura Pirates Day 2019
Where: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Dr)
When: Saturday, June 1, 11 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Harbor Village (805) 477-0470

Ventura Pirates Day 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleCaptain Hook. Captain Jack Sparrow. Maybe even Captain Morgan (who knows?). All the captains, their crew, and a few others might be found roaming around Harbor Village on the afternoon of June 1st for Ventura Pirates Day 2019. Village visitors will see swashbuckling feats live in action. There will be sword fighting, a bucking shark, a “bouncy” kracken (for the little kids), and a rockin’ pirate ship to climb. Get your face painted. Or try some henna art. Hold a live tropical bird in your hands. And if you see Tinkerbell, clap your hands together really fast to make sure she stays alive. So much to see and do!

Three professional pirate shows take the main stage throughout the afternoon. Shop the various boutiques in the village for special Pirates Day-themed deals. For example, Lost in Socks hosts a free pirate tattoo station. Barefoot Boutique offers free pirate-themed crafts projects. Paint your own pirate medallion at VC Potters Guild. And color mermaid pages for free at the Mermaid Gallery.

All this fun really works up an appetite. If you dress like a pirate, you’ll receive a discount at Wild Local Seafood or Le Petit Cafe. Cruise the harrrrr-bor. Ride the carousel for just $2 when you’re dressed as a pirate. For the more adventurous, take a turn in a themed escape room for just $25 (discount code: PIRATE19). On June 1st, “X” marks the spot for pirate fun. And that “X” is located at Ventura Harbor Village.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Saturday Fisherman’s Market: It’s What’s for Dinner!

Living on the Pacific Ocean coastline means that Southern Californians enjoy the freshest fish available. Since 1982, Andrea’s Seafood Restaurant has served residents and visitors to this beloved Ventura County hotspot. Their clam chowder and hand battered fish and chips made them a worldwide phenomenon. But that’s just two of the reasons Andrea’s consistently ranks #1 as Ventura’s best fresh seafood market. So, it should come as no surprise that their Ventura Saturday Fisherman’s Market brings in seafood lovers by the droves.

Every week, Andrea's Seafood Restaurant hosts the Ventura Saturday Fisherman's Market. Several local fisherman sell their fresh fish catches of the day, first come/first served, from 7 am until 10 am (or until sold out). Free parking available.

What: Ventura Saturday Fisherman’s Market
Where: Andrea’s Seafood Restaurant (1449 Spinnaker Dr)
When: Every Saturday, 7 am until 10 am or sold out
Contact: Andrea’s Seafood (805) 218-4888

Ventura Saturday Fisherman’s Market

Search Ventura County homes for saleStarting at 7 am every Saturday morning, the ocean side of Andrea’s Seafood Restaurant becomes the Saturday Fisherman’s Market. Only the freshest caught seafood winds up here for the public to purchase. Several local fishermen set up booths filled with fresh fish, clams, mussels, crab, and more. Whatever seafood you crave for your Saturday evening meal with the family is on display here.

Some of the fish up for grabs most Saturdays includes sea bass, tuna, halibut, rockfish, and even sea cucumbers. Since the selection depends solely on what is freshly caught, it varies from week to week. People from all over Ventura and Los Angeles Counties make the trek to Ventura harbor every Saturday for this market in particular. Most of it tends to sell out before the market ends. So, we suggest getting there as early as possible.

Admission to the market is absolutely free. So is the parking. The market operates on a first come/first served basis. Once the fish runs out, you’ll be out of luck. However, Andrea’s operates its fish market inside the restaurant every single day. If you miss out on their Saturday Fisherman’s Market, go inside Andrea’s to pick up your fresh seafood. The interior market stays open from 11 am to 5 pm Sunday through Thursday and 11 am to 6 pm every Friday and Saturday.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019

Even though Earth Day officially takes place on Monday, April 22nd, organizers want to extend the celebration to the weekend. Thus, they planned Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019 for the following Saturday, April 27th. Come and learn how to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, find out how the way we conduct our everyday lives affects animals, and celebrate nature in all its glory absolutely free of charge.

Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019 promises a day of free family-friendly fun filled with music, art, exhibits, food, and so much more!

What: Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019
Where: Ventura Plaza Park (Thompson Blvd & Chestnut St)
When: Saturday, April 27th, 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: Ventura Earth Day (805) 570-0265 or via email

Ventura Earth Day EcoFest 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleThe festival offers fun that the entire family can enjoy together. Eighty exhibitors set up booths that range from informational to outright fun. Enjoy eco-friendly arts and crafts. Go on a green scavenger hunt. Listen to live music. Pick up a snack when you get hungry at one of the food vendors on-site. For a little mental and physical health “reset”, try some guided yoga every hour, on the hour.

Raffle & Silent Auction

Throughout the day, raffle tickets will be sold for some amazing prizes. In the past, these prizes included theater tickets, gift certificates, passes to SeaWorld and the Santa Barbara Zoo, a Crowne Plaza stay-cation, and park-hopper passes to Disneyland for a family of four. Tickets cost just $1 each. You need not be present for the raffle in order to win. But you DO need to purchase a ticket!

In addition to the raffle, everyone will have the chance to bid on more fantastic items at the silent auction. Visit the silent auction booth to see what great things are on the auction block. In the past, these prizes included customized surfboards, original artwork, and Channel Islands trips.

Free Bike Valet

Leave your car at home. Hop aboard your bicycle and pedal your way to the festival. Park it with the bike valet on-site for safety. Then, walk around Park Plaza and take in all the sights, sounds and tastes that this Earth Day celebration offers.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair 2019

So far, we’ve had a pretty wet year. Good news, though. That seems to be tapering off now. Fortunately for the Ventura Spring Wine Walk and Street Fair 2019, the weather looks to be a little cloudy but dry. All you’ll need for a fun day of shopping and tasting is a light sweater, your ID, and a ride home.

Tickets for the April 6th Ventura Spring Wine Walk 2019 are almost sold out. Start the day off with a fun, free street fair but end with wine tastings all around the downtown Ventura area.

What: Ventura Spring Wine Walk & Street Fair 2019
Where: Downtown Ventura
When: Saturday, April 6th, 2019, 11 am to 6:30 pm
Admission: $50 for general admission & $75 VIP/Wine Walk, FREE/Street Fair
Contact: Ventura Visitor’s Center (805) 648-2075

Ventura Spring Street Fair

Search Ventura County homes for saleKick off the day’s events with the Ventura Spring Street Fair. Beginning at 11 am, the 300-500 blocks of Main Street fill up with dozens of arts and crafts vendors, local organizations, and other businesses. Shop around for a great gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduating student or other special occasion. Also, enjoy live entertainment and great food vendors while you look around. The fair stays open until 6:30 pm. Admission is absolutely free.

Ventura Spring Wine Walk

Beginning at 3 pm, guests who sign up now get to enjoy the Ventura Spring Wine Walk. Sample wine, champagne, sparkling wine, and craft beer at 40 different businesses around the downtown Ventura area. Obviously, you must be at least 21 years old to participate. Each guest receives a special wristband, a tasting cup, and a map to each tasting location. You have until 6 pm to visit as many of the tasting locations as you want.

For a truly special experience, purchase a VIP Bunny Lounge ticket. VIPs check in at the Bunny Lounge located in the Mini Park on Main. In the VIP lounge, guests enjoy decadent chocolate desserts while sipping mimosas, champagne, and more. Then, don your bunny ears and head out on the tasting tour of downtown Ventura. This event is almost sold out. So, visit the Ventura Spring Wine Walk website to purchase your tickets right now!

Everyone wants to enjoy themselves. And you absolutely should feel free to do so. However, if you plan on drinking, either bring a sober buddy with you or make arrangements to grab an Uber home. Safety should be everyone’s top priority.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

Ventura Mulch Madness 2019 & Gardening Classes

Who needs March Madness when you have Ventura Mulch Madness?! Spring officially begins on March 20th. Now’s the perfect time to prepare your garden for planting. And the best way to do that is with wholesome, organic mulch.

Learn how to create your own compost at home in the Ventura Mulch Madness class. Then, sign up for any of their other water-friendly gardening classes to find out how to lower your household water consumption and help the environment.

What: Ventura Mulch Madness 2019
Where: City of Ventura Maintenance Yard (336 Sanjon Rd)
When: Saturday, March 30th, 10 am, 10:30 am & 11 am
Admission: FREE
Contact: City of Ventura (805) 652-4525

Ventura Mulch Madness 2019

Search Ventura County homes for saleMulch keeps more moisture in your soil while also enriching it with nutrients and suppressing weed growth. Since water is such a precious commodity in California, it helps to learn every possible way we can lower our water consumption, especially when it comes to gardening.

During any of the three half-hour Mulch Madness classes offered on March 30th, students learn how to create their own composting material at home. Attendees of the classes also receive free pre-bagged mulch to take home with them. The mulch will only be available while supplies last. So, we suggest getting there for one of the earlier classes.

Ventura Gardening Classes 2019

Ventura Mulch Madness is just the beginning when it comes to gardening classes. Once a month between now and November, the City provides three half-hour seminars about water-friendly gardening for your Ventura County home through Ventura Water. Classes are provided free of charge. The 2019 Ventura Gardening Classes Schedule is as follows:

  • March 30th – Mulch Madness (Ventura Maintenance Yard)
  • April 6th – Integrated Pest Management & Beneficial Insects (Ave Adult Center, 550 N Ventura Ave)
  • May 11th – Water Wise Trees (Ventura Maintenance Yard)
  • June 8th – Ocean Friendly Garden Walking Tour (Ventura Maintenance Yard)
  • July 13th – Do-It-Yourself Irrigation (Green Thumb, 1899 S Victoria Ave)
  • August 10th – Flowers in Low-Water Gardens (Green Thumb)
  • September 14th – Sustainable Community Gardens (Westpark, 450 W Harrison Ave)
  • October 19th – Laundry-to-Landscape Graywater (Ave Adult Center)
  • November 2nd – Mulch-Giving (Ventura Maintenance Yard)

All classes take place between 10 am and 11:30 am on the designated day. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the City of Ventura at
(805) 652-4525. For anyone with special needs who wishes to attend one of these classes, please call (805) 658-4726 to make arrangements.

Dave & Pat Zumbrun, your Ventura County real estate specialists

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

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