California Honey Harvest Festival in Fillmore June 22-23, 2019

The 2019 California Honey Harvest Festival is planned for the weekend of June 22-23 at Central Park in Fillmore from 9 am to 5 pm. Activities to include kid zone, live music, petting zoo, exhibits, BBQ tri tip sandwiches, train rides to honey farm tour, antique carousel rides, vendors, honey products and more! Free admission. Train rides “The Honey Bee Express” $26 for adults, $24 seniors, $16 youth, $12 child.for two hour event.

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Event to be held at Central Park in downtown Fillmore, where you'll have free time to enjoy lunch on your own and browse the many vendors that are all about bees and honey. Then, step aboard the historic Fillmore & Western Railway for a short train ride to Bennett's Honey farm, located halfway between Fillmore and Piru.

You'll see demonstrations by California bee keepers along the way and take a one-of-a-kind tour at the honey farm, where you'll learn all about honey bees and how the honey is collected and processed.

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26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival Planned for July 27-28, 2019

The 26th Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is set for July 27-28, 2019 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 salsa lovers to the City of Oxnard for the two-day action packed celebration. Festival goers are treated to live salsa and Latin jazz bands, salsa dance lessons, a tasting tent with dozens of different varieties of salsa and hot sauces and a salsa recipe challenge. The two days also feature a vendor marketplace, international cuisine and a kids zone. Event admission and parking are free. Main stage seating is just $5.

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 or call 805-535-4060.

46th Annual Santa Barbara Greek Festival the Weekend of July 27-28, 2019

Santa Barbara's 46th Annual Greek Festival is taking place from on July 27-28, 2019 from 11 am to 7 pm in beautiful Oak Park, 600 West Junipero Street. The festival evokes the sights, sounds and tastes that define the traditional Greek way of life. Stroll through Santa Barbara's beautiful Oak Park and experience the simple pleasures of life in a Greek village. Admission and parking is free.

Dozens of volunteers enthusiastically staff their booths, creating a convivial, welcoming atmosphere. Festival-goers return year after year for the food. — Delectable festival favorites like gyros and moussaka. And no Greek village would be complete without homemade pastries like baklava, melomakarona, and kataifi.

Listen to the distinctive sounds of the bouzouki and other exotic instruments played by authentic Greek musicians who perform traditional and popular songs. Delight in the beauty of the elaborate costumes worn by performers as they share their carefully practiced steps and intricate dances with the enthusiastic audience.

Take advantage of a free Greek dance lesson, and enjoy participating in the same dances you would perform in the traditional villages of Greece. Dance the afternoon away, eat a little (or a lot), shop in the Greek marketplace, relax and enjoy yourself under the oaks in the warm embrace of the best Greek culture has to offer.

More information at www.santabarbaragreekfestival.org.

Tequila & Taco Music Festival in Ventura on Saturday/Sunday, July 20-21, 2019

The Tequila & Taco Music Festival is returning to Plaza Park in Ventura on Saturday/Sunday, July 20 and 21, 2019.

Saturday, July 20 from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm is Tequila Day, with sampling from 11:30am to 3pm. Live music all day and gourmet street tacos. Margaritas and craft beer available for purchase.

Sunday, July 22 - Mas Margaritas 11:30 am to 6:00 pm. It's Margarita Sunday Funday! Bring the family and enjoy a sunny summer afternoon, sipping on an assortment of margaritas, eating delicious tacos, all while enjoying a great music lineup! (There will not be Tequila sampling on Sunday.)

Details, pricing and tickets at tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com.

2019 Matilija Poppy Festival at Conejo Valley Botanic Garden on Sunday, May 19th (Rescheduled to June 2 Due to Rain)

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Due to rainy/muddy conditions today (5/19), organizers have rescheduled this event to Sunday, June 2nd.

The Conejo Valley Botanic Garden presents its annual Matilija Poppy Festival on Sunday, June 2, 2019 from 10 am to 1:30 pm. (New date and time due to rain cancellation.) Event will feature beautiful Matilija poppies, including garden tours, crafts, speakers and more. Free admission. The garden is located at 400 W. Gainsborough Road, Thousand Oaks.

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2nd Annual Calabasas Shamrock Shuffle 5K, Kids Run and St. Patrick's Day Festival on Saturday, March 14, 2020

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Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the Calabasas Shamrock Shuffle 5K & Fun Run along the beautiful roads of Calabasas. With a race start and finish at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center runners will enjoy the post-race St. Patrick's Day Celebration featuring Live Irish Music, Kids Inflatables / Carnival Games, Face Painting, Irish Step Dancers, Beer Garden featuring an Irish Coffee Bar, and much more!

Online Registration Closes Thursday Evening, March 12th at 11:59pm.

After online registration closes you can register in person at the expo on Friday from 11am - 7pm or at the race starting at 7:30am. Both the expo and the race take place at the Agoura Hills / Calabasas Community Center (27040 Malibu Hills Rd, Calabasas)

5K participants are welcome to join the Fun Run at no additional fee.

Participants receive:

•race shirt
•custom finisher medal
•race photo
•chip timing (5K)
•awards (5K)
•post-race St. Patrick's Day Celebration for the whole family

Don't miss out on the St. Patrick's Day Celebration in town! Post Race St. Patrick's Day Celebration is Free!

•Live Irish Music on the Main Stage
•Irish Step Dancers
•Face Painting
•Jumbo Inflatable Play Course
•Games / Activities
•Beer Garden
•And more!

Register at runsignup.com/Race/CA/Calabasas/CalabasasShamrockShuffle

16th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival Planned for Saturday, June 29, 2019

The 2019 Ojai Valley Lavender Festival in Downtown Ojai

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The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival is hosting its 16th annual event on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10am-5pm.  Each year the festival takes place at Libbey Park, in the heart of historic downtown Ojai.

Sip on lavender infused lemonade as you meander the tree lined aisles of artisan wares; over 100 vendors on hand. From essential oils and lotions, to plants, art and jewelry, to delectable gourmet treats, informative classes and hands-on demonstrations – there is something for everyone at the must attend event of the summer! Relax and enjoy a picnic while listening to the soft sounds of festival musicians. Or dine at one of Ojai’s heralded eateries featuring lavender infused specially items. Come for the day or stay a while and enjoy local art galleries, shops and boutiques that are uniquely Ojai.

For up to date information on the festival, visit www.ojaivalleylavenderfestival.org