Posted: Tuesday, Apr 16th, 2024

By Visit Ventura

Events Happening in Ventura This Weekend April 15: Things to Do in Ventura

As the warmth of spring sunshine starts to warm our faces in Ventura, California there’s no better time to hit the town town for a weekend getaway. There are so many events that promise a weekend filled with music, laughter, and community love. From lively concerts (many of them free) to outdoor festivities, there’s something for everyone. 

So pack your bags and your crew and get ready for a weekend getaway to Ventura. These are the events happening in Ventura this weekend. You don’t want to miss them!

The Peoples Dead at Tony’s Pizzaria

Wednesday, April 17, 6:00PM

Tony's Pizzeria in Ventura, CA

Kickstart your weekend with the rhythms of The Peoples Dead performance. Pull up to Tony’s Pizzaria on Wednesday night, April 17, from 6:00 pm to 10:00pm, and make sure to come hungry for Tony’s legendary pizza. Join Dan Stein and Liv Zutphen, along with special guests, as they head on stage to get the crowd on their feet. Admission is free so bring the whole family (it’s an all-ages event) for an evening full of fun!

Dueling Pianos at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel

Every Friday and Saturday, 8:00PM

Looking for an evening to sing along with your crew? Request your favorite songs (killer piano ballads or not!) at Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach Hotel’s Dueling Pianos every Friday and Saturday night. Get ready to keep the energy high — everyone’s on their feet with a delicious cocktail in hand. Whether you’re a seasoned crooner or more of an understated hummer, you’ll want to check out Dueling Pianos this weekend at the Crowne Plaza, another awesome event happening in Ventura this weekend. 

Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen at Majestic Ventura Theater

Thursday, April 18, 6:30PM

Ventura Majestic Theater

Spend an evening at the Candlelight concert at the Majestic Ventura Theater and experience the timeless music of Queen like never before. The venue is transformed with the soft glow of candlelights as the Listeso String Quartet performs Queen’s greatest hits like “Don’t Stop Me Now” and “Somebody to Love”. Book your tickets now for an unforgettable evening filled with soul-stirring melodies and magical moments.

Movie Night Under the Stars: Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken

Friday, April 19, 7:30PM

Movie Night Under the Stars Ventura Portside

Sit by the water and under the stars at Portside Harbor’s enchanting movie night under the starlit sky. Watch a screening of “Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken” with complimentary popcorn and hot cocoa! A completely free event, bring your loved ones and have fun unwinding and creating memories together under the stars!

Brewing Masterclass: A Coffee Lover’s Paradise

Saturday, April 20, 8:00AM

Beacon coffee

Calling all coffee lovers! Want to dive into the art and science of brewing? Join this hands-on masterclass that promises to elevate your coffee game where you can boast you know how to not just enjoy a good cup of joe but know how to brew it too. With demonstrations, practicals, and tasting sessions, this three-hour journey into the world of coffee is a treat for the senses.

Ventura Earth Day Festival: Celebrating Our Blue Planet

Saturday, April 20, 11:00AM

Plaza Park drone

To wrap up some fun events happening in Ventura this weekend, join the community in celebrating Earth Day at Park Plaza. Hosted by the MERITO foundation, the Ventura Earth Day Festival will include live performances, environmental initiatives, and delicious bites to eat. It’s a day dedicated to honoring our planet and promoting sustainability — and where better to celebrate Earth than in Ventura? With activities for all ages, come together to make a positive impact and embrace the beauty of our blue planet.

With these fun events happening in Ventura this weekend (and there’s plenty more), there are also some staple Ventura experiences you have to check out while you’re in town. From a chilled beach day to a heart-pumping afternoon hiking in the hills or a leisurely stroll through Downtown Ventura you can find something to do all weekend long.

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