38th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off on August 30 to September 2, 2019

The 38th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off will take place on Labor Day weekend, August 30th to September 2nd, 2019 at 23575 Civic Center Way. Hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu.

Hours as follows:

  • Fri 8/30: 1-10PM

  • Sat/Sun 8/31-9/1: 11AM-10PM

  • Mon 9/2: 11AM-8PM

Event features chili (but of course), carnival, fair, live entertainment, silent auction, food for sale, vendors, etc.

Learn more and purchase tickets at bgcmalibuchilicookoff.org.

2019 Permitted 4th of July Fireworks Displays in Malibu

The City of Malibu does NOT host an Independence Day fireworks display but the LA County Fire Department issues permits for professional fireworks displays to be launched from barges off the Malibu coast each year. 

As of July 2nd, the following permits have been issued for 2019 fireworks displays:

Thursday, July 4: Paradise Cove

Thursday, July 4: Broad Beach - Malibu Colony

Displays are scheduled to begin at approximately 9 PM and must conclude by 10 PM. 

Updates/changes at www.malibucity.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=866

2019 4th of July Fireworks at Camarillo High School

The City of Camarillo has announced that due to anticipated installation of artificial turf at the high school this summer, the annual 4th of July celebration will need to be scaled back. But the fireworks show will go on!

Camarillo High School football stadium is located at 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd.

Gates to the stadium open at 7pm and admission will be FREE for all attendees.

All seating/viewing will be from the home bleachers of the stadium. No seating will be allowed on the football field and no activities are planned for kids on the practice field, due to storage of construction materials and equipment. Fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m.

Listen to the KBBY 95.1 at 9pm for music to accompany the fireworks.

No coolers, umbrellas, chairs, EZ-ups, etc. allowed due to space constraints. No kids’ activities planned this year. Limited space in the bleacher area. Large strollers and wagons cannot be accommodated.

Beverages/desserts available for purchase onsite. No burgers/hot dogs.

The Naval Base Ventura County Color Guard will kick off the evening with a presentation of colors, followed by DJ music. The evening will conclude with a 25-minute, multi-level fireworks display, that will begin at 9 p.m. Beverages and wrapped desserts/candy will be available for purchase onsite from the Pleasant Valley Lions Club.

Attendees may park at the Metrolink Station or behind the Technicolor building (3233 Mission Oaks Blvd.) and ride a free shuttle to/from the stadium. Shuttles will run every 15 minutes beginning at 6:45 p.m. No coolers, chairs, umbrellas, etc. will be allowed inside the stadium, as seating/viewing this year will be from the home bleachers.

Event sponsors include the Camarillo/Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club, the City of Camarillo, Oxnard Union High School District and Adolfo Camarillo High School.

Pleasant Valley Fields will be open for viewing the fireworks! Blankets/chairs allowed. No BBQ, EZ-ups, pets, etc. allowed. No smoking, alcohol allowed.

For more information, please call the City Manager’s Office at (805) 388-5312 or visit www.cityofcamarillo.org/Fireworks2019.

www.ci.camarillo.ca.us

2019 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and Other Fun Events in Thousand Oaks

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The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, The City of Thousand Oaks and other local sponsors, takes place on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., with a great view from the Janss Marketplace and The Oaks mall parking lots and surrounding areas!  Information: (805) 495-6471. Patriotic music simulcast by KHAY 100.7.

Other 4th of July activities in Thousand Oaks include the following:

Pancake Breakfast $5.00/person at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park, from 8:00-11:00am, 805/381-2791 ALL YOU CAN EAT!

Senior Home Run Derby, ages 50+ Borchard Community Center: $5.00 9:00-11:00am, 805/381-2744

Home Run Derby, Borchard Community Center:  $5.00, 8:30-10:30am, 805/495-4674 (for men and women 16+ and men's masters 40+) Each batter is given 10 outs. A home run is a fair ball hit over the fence. How many can you smash out? Plaques awarded to top finishers.  This is an excellent time for families to enjoy park facilities, watch some awesome hitters and compete!

FREE Family Open Swim from noon to 4pm at the Community Pool at CLU and Newbury Park High School pools. 805/241-0894

Concert in the Park at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue at 5pm - Southern California’s premier high-energy, contemporary country band, Gold Rush Country combines the showmanship of a classic rock act with the heart and soul of today’s top 40 country hits. The band has appeared in concert with Grammy Award-winners Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves, Kixx Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), Eddie Money, and Justin Moore. With female and male lead vocals, a driving rhythm section, seamless vocal harmonies, and virtuoso instrumentalists, Gold Rush Country gets people’s feet tapping & two-stepping! Featuring both country favorites and patriotic tunes, the concert includes Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” Jason Aldean’s “Just Getting’ Started,” Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon,” and Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” among others.

Ice Cream Social and Patriotic Celebration at Stagecoach Inn on July 4, 2019

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Ice Cream Social & Birthday Celebration at Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park on Thursday, July 4th, 2019.

On the 4th of July, the Stagecoach Inn Museum will be celebrating not only the birthday of the nation but its own birthday as well. Tradition has it that the original inn was opened on July 4th 1876. The museum was reopened, after the fire that destroyed the old building, on July 4th 1976.

To celebrate, the Inn will be open from 1 to 4pm for tours and an old fashioned ice cream social (while the supply of ice cream lasts). Admission will be free. Located at 51 South Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park. Call (805) 498-9441 or visit www.stagecoachinnmuseum.org for more information.

2019 Channel Islands Harbor Fireworks by the Sea and Other 4th of July Activities

22nd Annual Fireworks by the Sea

Channel Islands Harbor

Thursday, July 4, 2019 • 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.

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Channel Islands Harbor celebrates the 4th of July with a full day of family activities. The Harbor will host a variety of activities throughout the day, ending with the annual Fireworks by the Sea starting at 9 p.m., which can be viewed from anywhere in the Harbor.

Festivities begin with the 18th Annual Channel Islands Harbor 10K Race & 5K Fun Run/Walk along Sunset Lane, Hollywood Beach. Registration and check-in are at 7 a.m., followed by the 10K & 5K races starting together at 8 a.m. 

Children’s Parade: After the race, join Harbor residents and visitors for the 4th of July Children’s Parade. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Albacore Way, travels north up Harbor Blvd. and ends at Cabezone Circle, home to Marine Emporium Landing.

After the race, fun for the whole family begins at Marine Emporium Landing. There will be activities between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., including a crafters’ market, inflatable fun zone, a rock climbing wall and food booths.

At 6 p.m., more than 50 patriotic themed electric boats will cruise around the Harbor in the 4th Annual 4th of July Electric Boat Parade. The parade is being put on by Central Coast Electric Boats and the Channel Islands Yacht Club.

For more information on Fireworks by the Sea or the Channel Islands Harbor, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.

DOZENS OF VENTURA COUNTY AREA 4TH OF JULY EVENTS

4th of July Celebration at Janss Marketplace in Thousand Oaks

The July 4th Fireworks Spectacular at Janss Marketplace features live music, family activities, great food and the perfect location to view the impressive show of fireworks that light up the night! The July 4th fireworks are a dazzling finale to the free annual event from 5 - 9 p.m. at Janss Marketplace, located off the 101 Freeway at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks.

Beginning at 5 p.m. on July 4, attendees can get wristbands at the Information Booth near Burlington for access to the rooftop level of Janss Marketplace, the best fireworks viewing location in Conejo Valley.

KHAY 100.7 radio station will play music beginning at 5 p.m. before The Long Run Eagles Tribute Band performance at 6 p.m. on the Parking Structure Rooftop. Amateur singers have an opportunity to win prizes in a free entry Karaoke Contest during the band break. Karaoke Contest entry is open on July 4 from 5 – 6:30 p.m. at the Information Booth on the parking deck rooftop.

Other free event activities from 5 – 9 p.m. include kids’ crafts, face painting, bounce house and Magic Show. Come early for dinner or pick-up a meal from one of Janss Marketplace’s great restaurants during the event.

Janss Marketplace is located off the 101 Freeway at Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive in Thousand Oaks! For more information on the event contact Janss Marketplace at 805.495.4662 or visit www.janssmarketplace.net.