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The 139th Ventura County Fair, themed "A Country Fair with Ocean Air" will be held July 30th through August 10th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard in Ventura.
The fair features arts, crafts, food, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, farm animals, petting zoo, carnival rides, games and entertainment. More information at www.VenturaCountyFair.org.
General Admission Prices: Adults (13 to 64) $12.00, Children 6-12 $9.00, Seniors 65 and older $9.00. Children 5 and under admitted free (well...as long as accompanied by an adult).
Special Admission Days:
$1 admission until 3pm on opening day, Wed, July 30th!
Feed the Need “Fair Cares” Food Drive , Thursday, July 31st: Purchase an adult admission ticket and donate 5 cans of food for FOOD share before 3 pm and receive a free return ticket good for admission Aug. 5 through 8.
Youth Day, Friday, August 1st: All fair visitors ages 12 and under will be admitted free all day.
Seniors / Persons with Disabilities Day, Tuesday, August 5th: Seniors age 65 and older and persons with disabilities admitted free all day.
$3 Before 3 Day, Wednesday August 6th: Admission to the Fair is $3 before 3 pm.
Military Appreciation Day, Thursday, August 7th: All military personnel holding a current, valid military ID will be admitted free.
FAIR HOURS: The Fair will open at 11:00 a.m. daily and the carnival opens at noon daily. Exhibits close at 10:00 pm; Commercial exhibits open until 11:00 pm on Saturday & Sunday only. Admissions taken until 10 p.m. Fair closes at 11 p.m. Carnival closes between 11pm and midnight.
Grandstand concerts and rodeos are free with admission to the fair! The lineup (subject to change):
Thursday, 7/31: The Beach Boys at 7:30pm
Friday, 8/1: Little Big Town at 7:30pm
Sat, 8/2: The Spinners at 7:30pm
Sun, 8/3, 3:00 pm Larry Hernandez, Carmen Jara, Mariachi Aguilas de Mexico
Monday, 8/4: Barenaked Ladies at 7:30pm
Tuesday, 8/5: Tony Orlando at 1pm
Tuesday, 8/5: Deep Purple at 7:30pm
Wed, 8/6: Seether at 7:30pm
Thursday, 8/7: Jake Owen at 7:30pm
Friday, 8/8: Creedence Clearwater Revisited at 7:30pm
Sat, 8/9: P.R.C.A. Rodeo at 2pm and 7pm
Sun, 8/10: P.R.C.A. Rodeo at 2pm and 7pm
NEW FOR 2014: Smoking will be permitted in designated areas only.
Parking at the Fairgrounds is $10.00 per car and is subject to availability. Free parking and free shuttle bus service to the Fair is available from 10:30 am until 11:00 pm at these locations: Oxnard Performing Arts Center (on Hobson Way in Oxnard), County Government Center (off Telephone Rd. in Ventura), Pacific View Mall (off Mills Rd. in Ventura), Ventura High School (Larrabee lots off Poli St. in Ventura) and Ventura Unified School District (Stanley Avenue). Free shuttle service is also provided from San Buenaventura State Beach and Marriott Ventura Beach on Harbor Blvd. in Ventura, but regular parking fees will be charged. Wheelchair capable busing is available from all sites.
Summer Movie Clubhouse! Ten weeks of fun films for kids at Century 10 Downtown Ventura on Wednesdays at 11am and Century Riverpark at The Collection in Oxnard on Tuesday/Thursday mornings at 9:45am. A different movie every week this summer. Same price for parents and children.
All 10 movies can be purchased in advance for only $5! Or $1 per show at the box office. Visit www.cinemark.com/summer-movie-clubhouse for more information.
Upcoming movies (previous ones removed from list):
Century 10 Downtown Ventura
555 E. Main St 805.641.6555 Showtimes at 11am
July 30: The LEGO Movie
August 6: Rio 2
August 13: Mr. Peabody and Sherman
August 20: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
Century Riverpark at The Collection
2766 Seaglass Way, Oxnard 805.988.6083 All showtimes at 9:45am
July 29 and 31: The LEGO Movie
August 5 and 7: Rio 2
August 12 and 14: Mr. Peabody and Sherman
August 19 and 21: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
The Oaks Mall recently announced the Muvico Theater Summer Kids Series FREE movies this summer, from June 17th through August 21st. Muvico's doors open at 9:30am. Show starts at 10:00am every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday beginning June 17th, 2014. Visit www.shoptheoaksmall.com for more info.
The Lego Movie: July 29th, 30th & 31st
Rio: August 5th, 6th & 7th
Mr. Peabody & Sherman: August 12th, 13th & 14th
Rio 2: August 19th, 20th & 21st
JANSS MARKETPLACE 2014 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Mark your calendars once again for the FREE Janss Marketplace Summer Concert Series from June 18th through August 27th. Janss Marketplace is located at Moorpark Road & Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks. Bring your folding chairs and arrive early to enjoy special dinner menus, special merchant samples and the chance to win prizes during the concerts. The music is from 6-8PM.
This awesome 11 week series in the courtyard features music ranging from top tribute bands, R&B, Reggae, Classic Rock to 70’s dance favorites. More info at www.janssmarketplace.net.
Concertgoers can register for the chance to win great prizes and those who present receipts of $50 or more will get a free Summer Concerts T-shirt.
Free events and programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area locations in Ventura County and adjacent areas through September 2014 are highlighted below! (updated periodically to remove past activities). For additional details and other event locations, visit
SUN 7/27 8:30am - Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Beach and Wetlands Bird Watching - Beginners,experts, teens, or adults are all welcome. Bring binoculars. Meet at shaded viewpoint. Info: 310- 395-6235. 2-3hrs SMBAS
SUN 7/27 8:30am - Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - Slow Down and Relax - Enjoy a short walk and gentle Qi Gong standing exercises out in nature. Qi Gong is a healing system which includes slow flowing movements that can easily be adapted to one’s physical ability. Wear loose fitting clothing. 1.5hrs NPS
SUN 7/27 9:30am - Paramount Ranch - From Set to Screen - Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of Paramount Ranch. 1hr NPS
SUN 7/27 10am - Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents - Join a special walk. Binoculars provided. Meet at shaded viewpoint. Reservations required for groups: 310-395-6235. 1hr SMBAS
TUE 7/29 9am - Circle X Ranch – Mishe Mokwa Trailhead - Moderate Hikers to Etz Meloy Join us on a 9-mile, 750’ gain hike on Backbone Trail. Bring water, lunch, and lugsoles. If Red Flag Alert, meet below Santa Monica Pier @ 8:30am. Info: 310-821-4123. 5hrs SC
TUE 7/29 7pm - King Gillette Ranch -Evening Campfire - Come out for a summer tradition with songs, marshmallow roasting, and a nature program. Follow signs to the outdoor amphitheater. 1.5hrs MRCA/SMMC
THU 7/31 7:30am - Santa Monica Mountains - Secret Trail to Calabasas Peak Join a moderately-paced 5-7 mile hike, depending on weather, 1000’ gain. Meet at trailhead in Calabasas (from 101 Ventura Fwy take Valley Circle/Mulholland Dr go south, turn right on Valmar Rd (becomes Old Topanga Cyn Rd), then right on Mulholland Hwy, continue 2.1 miles to dirt parking area on the left). Bring water, snacks, lugsoles, hat, and sunscreen. Rain cancels. Info: 818-981-4799. 4hrs SC
THU 7/31 11am - Malibu Lagoon State Beach - Let’s Move Outside - Kids, take
Pierce College Farm Center at 20800 Victory Boulevard, Woodland Hills is hosting a Friday night certified Farmers Market including food trucks and a FREE outdoor movie on every Friday evening from April 25th through September 19th. Market is open from 5pm – 10pm with free movies starting after dusk. For additional movie schedules and information go to www.piercefarmcenter.com or call (818) 999-6300.
August 1: Goonies
August 8: Monsters University
August 15: Ghostbusters
August 22: Finding Nemo
August 29: The Nut Job
September 5: Space Cowboys
September 12: Frankenweenie
September 19: Beetlejuice
Movies Under The Stars at The Village at Dos Vientos Ranch begins Thursday evening, July 10th and will run seven consecutive Thursdays, ending August 21st. The Village is located at 350 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park. Visit www.facebook.com/thevillageatdosvientos for more information.
- 7/10 - Zookeeper
- 7/17 - The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
- 7/24 - Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
- 7/31 - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- 8/7 - Despicable Me 2
- 8/14 - Man of Steel
- 8/21 - Monsters University
Movies begin at sundown.
The City of Santa Barbara Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2014 Summer Concerts in the Park Series at Chase Palm Park, Cabrillo Boulevard at Calle Cesar Chavez, on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm. Six free concerts in June through August open to the public. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic. Dogs on leash are welcome. Alcoholic beverages not permitted in the park. No set-up prior to noon. The lineup is as follows (upcoming events; previous ones removed):
July 31st: no concert
August 7th: "Summer of Rock" Youth Bands - Voice of Reason, Bi-Polar Bears, Bad Jack and Galvanized Souls
August 14th: Country Nation
Visit www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/parksrec/recreation/events/parkrec/concerts.asp or call 805.564.5418 for more information.
Homeowners who are planning projects around their house can talk with professionals for ideas and advice at the 39th Conejo Valley Home Remodeling Show. The fall show is Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14 at the Hyatt Westlake Plaza, 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village. Over 170 vendors will be on hand with information on everything from kitchen and bath remodeling to interior decorating to landscaping, pools and spas. Gourmet food trucks will be at the show on Saturday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Free passes are available online at www.westlakehomeshow.com. Cost at the door: $4 per person. For more information, call 805-529-0760 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join in the campaign to support more birthdays at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk fundraiser. Supports the American Cancer Society. Making Strides is a non-competitive 5k scenic morning walk, beginning at 8am on Saturday, August 9th at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.
For more information and to register, visit MakingStrides.acsevents.org/thousandoaks
Making Strides is a noncompetitive 5K walk supporting the American Cancer Society’s unique mission to help people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early. This community-based fundraiser also serves as a way for the Ventura County community to become aware of ways in which they can play a role to help make finding a cure for cancer the highest priority for lawmakers. As the country wrestles with how to improve health care in America, the American Cancer Society’s aggressive public awareness campaign, Access to Care, seeks to provide access to health care for all Americans, including those who are uninsured and underinsured. Since 1993, more than 9 million walkers across the United States have raised more than $528 million to help the fight of breast cancer through Making Strides events. In 2014, nearly 300 events will take place nationwide. Money raised provides patients free access to programs such as Look Good Feel Better, cancer prevention studies, 24-hour support and Road to Recovery.
The 6th Annual Camarillo Chili Cook-Off & Music Festival will take place on Sunday, August 31st, from 11 am to 4pm at the Camarillo Ranch.
The event is open to the public. $10 admission. Active military and kids under 10 are free.
Features Chili Cook-Off, Pleasant Valley Lions Club BBQ, wine and beer, classic car display, Texas hold 'em poker tournament, Fun & Games Zone for Kids and live music featuring UnUsual Suspects, The Hodads and Sgt. Pepper (Beatles tribute band).
Event benefits Camarillo Hospice, a volunteer hospice and grief support center dedicated to the dignity of life by providing care, comfort, support, and counseling to individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness and/or grieving the loss of a loved one.
The Camarillo Ranch is located at 201 Camarillo Ranch Rd.
To learn more, visit www.camarillochilicook-off.com.
The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District once again is hosting a series of free outdoor movies on Wednesday and Friday nights in June, July and August at three different parks. Refreshments available for purchase. Movies start when it gets dark (generally 8-9PM)! Visit www.pvrpd.org/recreation/special_events/movies.asp for more information.
The lineup is below:
Community Center Park (1605 E. Burnley Street - West of the Administration Office) on the following Wednesdays:
- July 16: The Smurfs 2
- July 23: Annie
- July 30: Ghostbusters
- August 6: Surf's Up
- August 13: Furry Vengeance
- August 20: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Mission Oaks Park (5501 Mission Oaks Blvd - Near Picnic Shelters) on the following Friday nights:
- July 18: Wall-E
- August 1: Daddy Daycare
- August 8: The Muppets Movie
Pitts Ranch Park (1400 Flynn Road - West of the restrooms) on the following Friday nights:
- July 11: The NeverEnding Story
- July 25: Lilo & Stitch
- August 15: Bolt
Brings lawn chairs, blankets, picnic baskets and enjoy!
The Ventura County Fair Presents The
SuperHero 5K & Downhill Magic 1-Mile
Saturday, August 2nd, 2014
Join in the fun on August 2nd with a 5K or a downhill 1-mile run. Stick around after the run for the The Ventura County Fair Parade (and of course the Fair itself.) 5K Start - 8:00am; 1-Mile Start - 9:15am. Race location is Mission Park in Downtown Ventura (across from 211 E. Main St..
Check-in for both races will be at Mission Park. The 5K starts at Mission Park while the 1-Mile starts 1-mile up Main Street across from Memorial (Cemetary) Park. The 5K course is a 2-loop course on Main Street starting and finishing at Mission Park. The 1-Mile course is very downhill starting at Memorial Park and finishing at Mission Park. This course is FAST!!! (Starts at 145 feet elevation. Finishes at 22 feet.)
Learn more and sign up at venturacostumerun.com. Use Promo Code: vcfair5 to save $5.
The City of Ventura Cultural Affairs Division presents the 27th year of the popular Music Under the Stars series, Saturday nights beginning July 12th through September 6th. Performances run from 7:30 to 9:30 pm outdoors at the historic Olivas Adobe, 4200 Olivas Park Drive, near Ventura Harbor. Concerts start at 7:30 pm & gates open at 6:30 pm for dining. Visit www.cityofventura.net/mus for more information and tickets or call 805.658.4726. Tickets are $20. $10 for a table for four.
Dine, dance & delight to great performances at Ventura’s most historic party site! Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy nine Saturday nights of summer magic “dancing with the stars” on a majestic wooden ballroom floor. Bring your own homemade feast or reserve a catered hot buffet dinner for fine twilight dining with friends within the warm embrace of adobe-baked courtyard walls.
New this year: The Underground Food Gourmet Truck, Ventura Coffee Truck and full beverage service at each performance.
July 19: Rob Rio and the Revolvers (Boogie Woogie)
July 26: Spencer the Gardener (Indie Surf Dance Party)
August 2: Savor (Carlos Santana Tribute)
August 9: Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats (Rock N' Soul)
August 16: Fantastic Diamond (Neil Diamond Tribute)
August 23: Janeen Puente Orchestra (Latin Jazz)
August 30: Skinny Little Twits (Legends of Classic Rock)
September 6: Lisa Haley & the Zydekats (Zydeco)
July 12: Queen Nation (Queen Tribute)
Summer evenings in Westlake Village provide the perfect backdrop for a great entertainment series. The 11th Annual TGIF Westlake Village series offers families a series of free performances at the Westlake Village Civic Center, 31200 Oak Crest Drive. Events start at 7pm, except the movie on 7/11, which starts at 8pm. The lineup includes:
- May 30: Jazz Night Featuring the Lindero Canyon Middle School and Agoura High School Jazz Bands
- June 27: Cabrillo Music Theatre presents "Musical Theatre Rocks!"
- July 11: Outdoor movie featuring "Finding Nemo"
- August 22: Gordon Goodwin Little Phat Band big band concert
Saturday Concerts in the Park planned this summer at Berniece Bennett Park, 31800 Village Center Road:
- June 14: World Tour - Legends of Rock classic rock tribute concert
- July 26: The Silverados Country Music Concert
- August 9: Super Soul Band featuring Durrell Coleman
A limited number of chairs and tables are available on a first-come, first-seated basis at all TGIF Civic Center events. Food is available for sale from local restaurant vendors each week. Concerts start at 7pm.
More information and updates at www.wlv.org.