Posted: Tuesday, Jun 25th, 2024

By Visit Ventura

5 Things You Need to Do During X Games Ventura

Sun, beach, and X Games Ventura. This week is going to be epic, no explanation is needed.

If you’re planning to visit our beach town for X Games Ventura June 28-30, you’re in for an action-packed experience. Whether you’re a local or this will be your first time walking around town with sandy feet, there’s a lot to do around town, all week long. Here are 5 Things You Need to Do During X Games Ventura. We can’t wait to be wowed by world-class athletes right alongside you during the competition weekend! 

1. Check Out a Local Community Event

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With visitors coming to Ventura from across the world, the Ventura community has rolled out the red carpet. All week long, there’s something going on to get you in the X Games mode. 

Whether it’s having some family fun by the water at the Ventura Habor Village on Wednesday, June 26, going to Ventura’s first-ever Roller Disco, or bringing your kiddos to the Skate & Create at the Ventura Skate Jam on Thursday, there’s a lot going on. Enough said! For a full list of local community events happening in Ventura to Celebrate the games, check here!

2. See the Visit Ventura Drone Show

Watch 500 drones take flight during the Visit Ventura Drone Show, a spectacular display that lights up the night sky and pays homage to both X Games and Ventura’s culture. This isn’t your average drone show – it’s a carefully choreographed performance that combines cutting-edge technology with breathtaking visuals. Imagine hundreds of drones moving in perfect harmony, creating dazzling patterns and images that tell a story against the backdrop of the Ventura night. It’s a must-see event that promises to leave you in awe. 

You’ll have plenty of chances to catch the Visit Ventura Show. Starting on Wednesday, June 26, at the Ventura Harbor Village, you can catch the first Visit Ventura Drone Show. More will follow all around town on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. For a full schedule of the Visit Ventura Drone Shows, check here!

3. Experience X Games’s First-Ever Women’s BMX Park Competition

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See history being made at X Games’s first ever Women’s BMX Park competition right here in Ventura at X Games! Show your support for these trailblazing women and be part of a moment that’s sure to go down in X Games history. Want to make sure you have seats to see this historic competition? You can buy X Games Ventura bleacher tickets, but hurry — they’re going fast!

4. Stay for Musical Appearances

What’s the X Games without some killer music? New this year is an amazing lineup of musical appearances during this year’s X Games. See musical stars like Wiz Kalifa and Kaskade and others like Metalachi, Emo Nite and Blame My Youth. The hype is real with this year’s addition of musical appearances which are included in all tickets. Dance under the stars, sing along to your favorite songs, and enjoy the incredible talent all weekend long. Here’s the music schedule so you can plan ahead!

5. Explore Ventura‘s Beach Charm

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Last but not least, take advantage of your in/out privileges (yes you can leave the X Games venue in between competitions — you’ll just have to go through security once more) and explore our beach town. Take a stroll along the Ventura Promenade, ride your bike along the beach, walk through the Ventura Botanical Gardens, or hike at Harmon Canyon. There’s a lot to explore in Ventura and you’ll find your own adventures during your time here. 

Don’t forget to check out our downtown area with delicious restaurants (many of which have specialty X Games-themed items on their menu), thrift stores, and cocktail bars. Or head to our Taco District for a slew of locally owned and operated taquerias with some of the best tacos you’ve ever had. 

How to Get to X Games Ventura 2024

Wondering how to get to X Games Ventura? Take the train, ride your bike, ride the bus, or jump on a free shuttle. Here’s how to get to X Games Ventura.

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