Festivals & Fairs

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Below you will find the most comprehensive collection of festivals, fairs, and other fun events in Ventura County on the web! VC festivals, fairs, and celebrations are listed by approximate month of the year. If you would like to add an event to this list, email us at vcpjnetwork@gmail.com.

Year-round recurring events, such as farmers’ markets and food truck gatherings are only listed on the calendar. Every attempt will be made to add the events below to the calendar as well.

January
Ventura Habitat Half Marathon & 5K

February

March
– Ventura Spring Home & Garden Show
– Ventura AIDS Walk (Facebook page here)

April
Scandinavian Festival, Thousand Oaks
Ojai Earth Day Celebration
-Oxnard Earth Day
Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest (Facebook page here)

May
Conejo Valley Days (Thousand Oaks) (Facebook page here)
Ventura Music Festival
Simi Valley Street Fair
Oxnard CA Stawberry Festival 
Simi Valley Cajun Festival (Facebook page here)
Ojai Music Festival (Facebook page here)
“Art in the Park” Ojai, Memorial Day
Ventura Summerfest (family health event, Facebook page here)

June
Casa Pacifica Food & Wine Festival (Oxnard; Facebook page here)
Ojai Wine Festival (Facebook page here)
Ojai Music Festival (FB page listed in May above)
Thousand Oaks Kingsmen Festival (i.e. Shakespeare Company)
Ventura Music Week (Facebook page here)
– Juneteenth (Oxnard, commemoration of emancipation of slaves; announcement usually found here)
Live Oak Music Festival (at Lake Cachuma in SB County; Facebook page here)
– Fairytales in the Park (Several cities)
– Ventura SeaFest (announcement usually found here)
Camarillo/VC Greek Festival (Facebook page here)

July
Ventura Street Fair (4th of July; also here; Facebook page here)
– Camarillo Fiesta Festival
– Fairytales in the Park (Several cities)
– Ventura Artwalk (Facebook page here)
– Oxnard Salsa Festival — http://oxnardsalsafestival.com
Santa Paula Citrus Festival
Ventura County Fair (Facebook page here)

August
– Fairytales in the Park (Several cities)
– Lake Casitas/Ojai Blues Festival (link?)
Port Hueneme Beach Festival (Facebook page here)

September
Ventura Surf Rodeo & Street Fair (Facebook page here)
– Fairytales in the Park (Several cities)
Thousand Oaks Arts Festival (Facebook page here)
Ventura Fall Home & Garden Show
Santa Paula Hot Air Balloon Festival
Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival (Facebook page here)
Port Hueneme Banana Festival (Facebook page here)
Ventura Comedy Festival (Facebook page here)

October
Moorpark Country Days
Ventura Harvest Festival
Ventura Seaside Highland Games (Scottish festival; Facebook page here)
Ojai Day (Facebook page here)
Thousand Oaks Street Fair (Facebook page here)
Ventura Kinetic Sculpture Race (Facebook page)

November
Ojai Film Festival (Facebook page here)
– Ventura Salmon Run 5K (Patagonia-sponsored fundraiser; link to 2015’s race can be found here)

December
Ventura Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Festival (Facebook page here)
Oxnard Tamale Festival (Facebook page here)
Santa to the Sea Half Marathon & Festival (Facebook page here)
Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights (Oxnard)
Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights (Harbor’s FB page here)

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