Spend the day kayaking or paddle boarding around the harbor while ogling the boats and reveling in the sunshine. Head out on an Island Packer boat to explore Channel Islands National Park, the Galapagos of North America. Head to Channel Islands National Park Visitors Center for exhibits and a lovely ocean panorama from atop the viewing tower.

The Ventura Harbor Village brims with fresh seafood, unique cuisine, local wine, and of course sweets from Coastal Cone, home to the most creative ice cream concoctions you ever met. Brophy Brothers Restaurant & Clam Bar has a great view of the harbor. You won’t find better clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl than Andria’s Seafood Restaurant, family-run since 1982.

Looking for something to remember your trip by? Small boutiques, gift shops, and art galleries sprinkle the harbor, offering rare finds and something for everybody. You will find a trendy outfit, Hats Unlimited, original pieces of art, and handmade fudge and fun at the Village Carousel & Arcade. Be your own chocolatier at Top This Chocolate.

annual festivities you can plan for

The Ventura Harbor Village isn’t a destination you can experience in one visit, there’s always something new and fun going on, including a host of events. With everything from whale watching, pirates, holiday celebrations, and mermaids we know you’ll have plenty of excuses to come back! Here are just a few of the annual festivities you can plan for at the Ventura Harbor Village!

*Some of these annual events may have been impacted due to COVID-19.
Please see the Ventura Harbor Village website for more information. 

Head out into Channel Islands National Park, which has been called America's Galapagos, for year-long adventure and wildlife viewing! The best time to see migrating whales is December – April.

Ahoy, all you landlubbers and buccaneers—come to the harbor to find professional pirates in sword fights, mermaids, treasure, exotic birds, and other great entertainment and eats! Every year in early June.

Soak up the sun while listening to an array of music ranging from Jazz & Soul to Pop & Rock to a blend of Caribbean & Reggae. Sundays – June 17 through Labor Day, 2018 from 1pm – 4pm.

Chalk artists create masterpieces to support local charities. Browse around the harbor during the festival to discover glass work, jewelry, sculpture, and other hand-crafted arts. Early September Yearly.

Each year we ring in the holiday season with the Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights! Come and see boats of all sizes decked out in shimmering lights as they parade around our harbor. Mid December Yearly.

Experience an authentic holiday by the Sea. Paddle around the harbor with family and friends, dressed in your jolly best. This family friendly event is truly a sight to see. Kayak and paddle board rentals available. Late December Yearly.


Why come to Ventura Harbor? As you now know, there are so many reasons. But the
best one may be the beauty of water. Soothing, peaceful; we can all use some
still waters in our life.
So come sea the beauty!

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