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5th Annual Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest Festival on Saturday, August 30th

The 5th Annual Santa Barbara Tequila Harvest Festival is planned for Saturday, August 30th at Elings Park, 1298 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, from 4pm to 7pm. Sample from over 50 tequila and mezcal labels, try delicious appetizers, enjoy live Latin music and participate in a silent raffle. More information at www.agaveavenue.com/santa-barbara-tequila-harvest or call 805.569.5611.


80th Annual Simi Valley Fair & Music Festival Planned for Sept 18th-21st

The 2014 Simi Valley Fair & Music Festival will be held September 18-21 at the Simi Valley Town Center, north of the 118 freeway between Erringer Road and First Street.

In store is a music festival, carnival games, contests and prizes, free samples and giveaways, shopping, arts and crafts, great food, family entertainment, car show, rides and much more!

Admission only $5; kids 4 and under are free. More information at www.svfamf.com. Special Kids Day on Thursday, September 18th...all rides just 50 cents!


  • Thursday, September 18: 5pm - 10pm
  • Friday, September 19, 5pm - 11pm
  • Saturday, September 20, Noon -11pm (parade is this day)
  • Sunday, September 21, Noon - 9pm

2014 Calabasas Pumpkin Festival at De Anza Park on October 18th-19th

The 2014 Calabasas Pumpkin Festival is set for Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Juan Bautista de Anza Park, 3701 Lost Hills Road. There will be live bands, contests, reptile and wildlife shows, inflatable rides and giant slide and youth carnival games. Pumpkin patch,  pumpkin foods and flavors, pumpkin beer, pumpkin crafts and professional pumpkin carver. On Sunday there will be a car show, featuring classic, antique and unique cars. $5 admission includes inflatables and giant slide along with all the other fun highlighted above! Kids under 2 are free.

FOR PURCHASE AT SITE: Food and beer, jewelry and other craft items, children's craft projects, balloons & face painting, pumpkins & pumpkin treats.

Event entrance and parking at the corner of Lost Hills Road & Agoura Road (NOTE: No parking or entry along Las Virgenes - Malibu Canyon Road).

For more information visit www.calabasaspumpkinfestival.com or call 818.222.5680.


3rd Annual Port of Hueneme Banana Festival on Saturday, September 27th

Go bananas on the scenic grounds at the Port of Hueneme at the 3rd Annual Banana Festival on Saturday, September 27th from 10am to 5pm! FREE Admission!

Experience the interworking of the Port – there is something for everyone at this first-ever family friendly event.  Highlights include tours, educational displays, auto pavilion and fun onsite activities, shopping while enjoying one of the Port’s largest imports- Bananas!

In addition, visitors can also enjoy unique banana food creations, recipe contests, live entertainment, an arts and craft marketplace, local farmers market, classic car show and many kids' activities.

From 101 Traveling Southbound: Exit Ventura Road and travel west toward the ocean, about three miles. Turn right on Port Hueneme Road to enter the event. From 101 Traveling Northbound: Exit Vineyard Ave. and head west until you come to Ventura Road, then turn left. Head west on Ventura Road for about three miles. Turn right on Port Hueneme Road to enter the event. The entrance is located near 105 Port Heuneme Road, Port Hueneme.

Visit bananaportfest.com for more information.


23rd Annual California Lemon Festival in Goleta on September 20th and 21st

For the past 22 years the California Lemon Festival has been the biggest celebration in the Goleta area, and it keeps getting better each year. Be sure to stop by on the 20th and 21st of September for the 23rd annual event, located at Girsh Park. FREE ADMISSION AND PARKING! Open 10am to 6pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday.

In addition to the sumptuous lemon food, fantastic family atmosphere, and cornucopia of entertainment and activities that have made this event the most anticipated in the Valley. Also at the event is the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show.

As always, the Lemon Festival will feature the most extensive 'Safety Street' in the county, our wildly-popular pie-eating contests, arts and crafts vendors, and more food than you can shake a lemon-scented stick at. A petting zoo and amusement park rides add to the many things that make the California Lemon Festival fun for the whole family.

For more information visit www.lemonfestival.com or call 805.967.2500.


16th Annual Toni Young Hueneme Beach Festival, August 16 and 17, 2014

16th Annual Toni Young Hueneme Beach Festival

Sponsored by City of Port Hueneme
August 16 & 17, 2014 11am-6pm

Don’t miss the hottest beach party in Southern California! We invite you and your family to join us for laughs, fun in the sun, great food and music that will have you out of your seat and dancing till your feet hurt. The festival has  children's area with rides, games and attractions for kids of all ages. The festivities will be held at Hueneme Beach Park, located at 550 E. Surfside Dr., Port Hueneme. Free admission and parking!

This event is dedicated to Toni Young, former Port Hueneme Mayor and city councilman for 16 years, who passed away after a sudden illness in December 2008. This is a wonderful event in her honor and definitely worth going out of your way for. Visit www.huenemebeachfest.org for more information.

2014 Music & Entertainment Schedule:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
11:00am - Sgt. Pepper
1:00pm - Casey Abrams
4:00pm - Disco Inferno

Sunday, August 17, 2014
11:00am - Teresa Russell
1:30pm - Bella Donna
4:00pm - Captain Cardiac and the Coronaries


2014 California Beer Festival in Ventura the Weekend of September 20-21

The California Beer Festival (CBF) returns to Ventura County the weekend of September 20-21, 2014 at Mission Park in Ventura.

On Saturday from 12:30pm to 5pm there will be over 130 different craft beers represented, food trucks and live music throughout the day from Rey Fresco, Dr. M and Petty Theft, The Ultimate Tribute Band to Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers!

Guests will receive a souvenir tasting cup to sample some of the best craft beers from around the world! YOU MUST BE 21 years of age or older with a valid ID to enter CBF on Saturday. Gates will open at 12pm, beer sampling will start at 1pm. Space is very limited!

On Sunday from 11am to 6pm, bring your blues chairs and blankets to Sunday's family friendly event (Children 12 and under FREE). Sample amazing BBQ from teams from all over the state and get marinated by an amazing blues lineup.

No beer sampling on Sunday but craft beer will be available for purchase.

Visit californiabeerfestival.com/ventura.php to learn more and buy tickets!


Meadowlark Service League 27th Annual Taste Of Camarillo, Gala Dinner July 26-27

Two Great Meadowlark Service League Events Coming July 26th and 27th

A Taste of Camarillo Wine Auction Gala & Dinner is Saturday, July 26th from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Presented by Meadowlark Service League, this special event is held at the Red Barn at the Camarillo Ranch. It includes a live auction of fine and rare wines plus a gourmet dinner and live music. Reservations required. $70 per person.  805.388.7158 or visit www.meadowlarkserviceleague.com/taste.shtml

On July 27, Meadowlark will hold its 27th Annual Wine and Food Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. on the lawns of the historic Camarillo Ranch House.  Sample fine wines and gourmet food from a wide variety of participating wineries and restaurants.  Enjoy an afternoon featuring live entertainment, Boutique shopping, Silent auction and opportunity drawing.  $75 until May 31 and $85 in advance

A weekend pass for both events is $145.

For more information visit www.tasteofcamarillo.com.


21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival Planned for July 26-27, 2014

The 21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is set for July 26-27, 2014 at Plaza Park, Fifth and “B” Streets. This annual, free celebration runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday and celebrates everything salsa … the food, the music and the dance!

Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, the annual event features spicy food and fiery entertainment and draws over 45,000 salsa lovers to the City of Oxnard for the two-day action packed celebration. Event highlights include Main Stage entertainment with Salsa and Latin Jazz bands; a large salsa tasting tent; an eclectic vendor marketplace; international foods; kids korner attractions; a salsa recipe contest and so much more. Event admission and parking are free.

With salsa tasting and spicy foods on the menu, visitors have plenty of opportunities to tantalize their taste buds.  The Festival offers everything from Mexican fare to roasted corn and tempting fresh-baked pastries.  Inside the Salsa Tasting Tent, local restaurants, Mexican markets, and gourmet salsa vendors serve a variety of salsa flavors -- fresh & fruity, hot & smoky, and sweet & spicy creating fun and interesting combinations.  Entry to the Salsa Tasting Tent is just $5 with chips included.  Beverages are also available for purchase inside the tent.

Southern California’s most exciting salsa and Latin jazz bands continue to grace the Main Stage at the annual Oxnard Salsa Festival.  The hot, Latin rhythms are known for moving the audience to their feet as they ‘strut their stuff’ on the dance floor.

Salsa dancing is a big part of the fun and experience at the Oxnard Salsa Festival.  All ages can be seen on the large dance floor embracing the sounds of Salsa.  And, as a local spin on the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars, members of the community assume starring roles as they are paired with salsa dance instructors in the “Dancing with the Community Stars” Dance Contest & Charity Fundraiser benefitting local charities.

Besides food, music and dance, the Oxnard Salsa Festival also provides some unique shopping opportunities with an eclectic blend of vendors offering an array of handmade jewelry, pottery, children’s items, imported handicrafts and more.

The Oxnard Salsa Festival was launched in 1994 by the Oxnard Downtowners to bring people downtown to celebrate Oxnard’s multicultural heritage and agricultural roots.  Over the years, the Oxnard Salsa Festival has grown in popularity as salsa dancing and salsa music gained momentum. Today, the Salsa Festival is the City of Oxnard’s largest, free community event.

For more information, visit www.oxnardsalsafestival.com