Sixty miles north of Los Angeles, Ventura prides itself on being home to everyone. Foodies, surfers, artists, brewers, and wine lovers (and lovers of brewers and wine lovers), all come together in the sunshine to rejoice in events that are the kaleidoscopic embodiment of Ventura’s culture. Check out our events page for more regularly scheduled events.
Lovers of fun, and all things Irish (pretty much one-in-the-same), line Main Street to enjoy floats, dancers, and bagpipes. The parade, hosted by Ventura’s Elks Lodge, starts at 10am.
3. Spring Wine Walk
First, the free Street Fair (11 am until 6:30 pm) on Main Street, with vendors and live entertainment. Then the afternoon/ evening wine walk: champagne, wine, and craft beer sampling downtown businesses.
Learn about what’s on your plate and Ventura County’s rich agricultural offerings in a simple, effective way; by hopping in your car and touring 20-some local farms that open their doors to the public on this special day.
The free Street Fair starts at noon and ends with a real live snowfall (6:30-8pm). Regarding the Wine Walk, your mission is simple; enjoy wines (and beers) at some 70 tasting stations located in downtown businesses.
There’s magic in lights (and fireworks) mirrored in the water. Boaters deck their boats to the nines, then parade their shimmering creations on Friday and Saturday night, the visual extravaganza capped by fireworks.