Posted: Tuesday, Jan 24th, 2023

By Visit Ventura

Weekend Wrap-Up: Events in Ventura this Weekend 1/27-1/29

In Ventura, we enjoy life at an easier pace and move to the sounds of the ocean waves next door. But we love to have live music and community events on our weekend schedules. After all, there truly isn’t a dull moment in Ventura. 

So get your calendar ready and read on to plan some fun this weekend in Ventura! Find more events here.

Paint & Sip – Northern Lights

Saturday, January 28 @ 4:00 PM

flyer northern lights paint and sip
Courtesy of Art is Passion Gallery

Enjoy a relaxing evening learning how to paint the Northern Lights, hosted by Art is Passion Gallery. All supplies will be provided — no experience is required. Beer and wine are included in the $35 ticket. 

Winterfest Dog Show

Saturday, January 28

Winterfest Dog Show
Courtesy of Winterfest Dog Show

Cheery on your favorite dogs at Southern California’s Winterfest Dog Show at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. A promising day full of wagging tails and pretty pups, bring the family out for this fun dog show. Admission is free.

The Realistic Joneses

January 25- February 12

realistic joneses flyer
Courtesy of the Rubicon Theatre Company

Opening on January 25 at the iconic Rubicon Theater is a funny and thought-provoking play by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett. “The Realistic Joneses” is a play that will stick with you long after the curtains close, compelling you to consider the said and unsaid in life and the role that denial plays in navigating life’s trials and tribulations. Buy your tickets here

Shawn Jones at the Twist on Main 

Sunday, January 29 @ 3:00 PM

twist on main

Ventura does live music like no place else. And the Twist on Main is notorious for having great local act performances at their venue. Enjoy an acoustic performance by Shawn Jones. His music includes American Blues/Roots/Rock music among others. 

Winter Whale-Watching

Now through Mid-April 

Whale watching Ventura California
Courtesy of Lotti Keenan

Winter whale watching off the coast of Ventura kicked off on December 26 and will last through the winter months. Amazing orca whales, grey whales, and the occasional humpback whales are sighted as Pacific grey whales migrate through the Santa Barbara Channel. Of course, thousands of common dolphins are sighted as they play alongside the boat. Book your boat ride for winter whale watching through Island Packers this weekend!

Header Image by Lotti Keenan

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