Ventura’s sunny shores, quaint downtown, bustling harbor and nearby national parks and forest, offer diversity in options for travel enthusiasts of all persuasions. Ventura is home to many LGBTQIA-supportive businesses and visitors will find an overall feeling of welcoming inclusiveness without the confines of any specific neighborhood. Ventura’s local LGBTQIA* watering hole is Paddy’s Bar and Lounge offering pool tables, trivia, entertainment and lots of fun events including an annual beach party!
Ventura County Pride hosts an annual fun-filled weekend of community events highlighting the diversity, accomplishments, social issues, contributions to society and entertainment by and for LGBTQIA individuals as well as their friends and families. The Crowne Plaza Ventura is happy to host and provide special rates for Ventura County Pride attendees. Restaurants that are active supporters of Ventura County Pride include Anacapa Brewing Company and Capriccio Italian restaurant.
There are many LGBTQIA social groups to keep an eye out for in Ventura. Feel free to sign up for the Lavender Living Room newsletter to stay up to date with all the local LGBTQIA events happening throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. OUT with Frenz is another social organization with multiple LGBTQIA events all over Ventura County. Also, The Unitarian Universalist Church of Ventura, All Saints Parish and First Christian Church of Ventura, all pride themselves in celebrating diversity, promoting social justice, and being safe positive spaces for LGBTQIA individuals and their friends and families.
We look forward to welcoming you to our little slice of paradise!
Pride Supporting Restaurants
LGBTQIA Bars and Lounges
Pet Friendly Businesses
*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual