2019 Camarillo Fiesta Association Fiesta & Street Fair, July 18-21

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The Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair is a large community celebration in Old Town Camarillo along Ventura Boulevard planned for July 18-21, 2019. This event features carnival rides, food and crafts vendors, entertainment, car show, kids' activities, carnival rides and a beer and wine garden. We've been to this event a number of times and always enjoy the live music and carnival setting. The event is free to attend. Tickets for carnival rides for sale at the event.

Thursday, July 18th: Carnival Special Dollar Day 6-10PM (rides only $1 each this night only!)

Friday, July 19th 6-10pm: Dizdar Stage Entertainment, Beer and Wine Garden, Kids Fun Zone and Carnival

  • 6pm Ozzmania on Dizdar Stage

  • 8pm Fan Halen, Van Halen Tribute, on Dizdar Stage

Saturday, July 20th 10am to 8pm: Camarillo Street Fair, Live Music, Carnival, Kids Fun Zone, Motorcycle Show, etc.

  • 1:15pm Mini Driver on Dizdar Stage

  • 3:30pm Beatles Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 5:45pm Twisted Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 8pm DSB Journey Tribute on Dizdar Stage

Sunday, July 21st: 10am to 8pm: Camarillo Street Fair, Live Music, Carnival, Kids Fun Zone, Motorcycle Show, etc.

  • 1:15pm Wanted, Bon Jovi Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 3:30pm Rod Stewart Tribute on Dizdar Stage

  • 5pm Led Zepagain, Zeppelin Tribute on Dizdar Stage

For more information and event details and shuttle schedule, visit www.CamarilloFiesta.com.

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99th Midsummer Festival at Vasa Park in Agoura Hills on Sunday, June 23, 2019

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Swedish American Central Association of Southern California's 99th Midsummer Festival is Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Vasa Park, 2854 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura Hills.

Ages 13 and above $10; Children 5-12 $5; parking included. Park will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. From 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. a "Continental" Cold Breakfast will be served, Raising of the Maypole at noon, Stage program, dancing, food, swimming, huge water slide, folk dancing, Scandinavian vendors.

Exit 101 freeway at Kanan Road and turn west. NO PETS (except ADA) / NO BARBECUES.

Visit vasapark.org for more information.

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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.

californiahoneyharvestfestival.com

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

2019 Santa Barbara Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, June 29th

SOLD OUT IN 2019

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The 2019 Santa Barbara Wine & Festival takes place at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature wines from over 50 wineries plus bakers, caterers, chefs and more. Adults only event. Proceeds benefit the Museum's exhibits and science education programs for school children.

www.sbnature.org/visit/calendar/1864/santa-barbara-wine-food-festival-sold-out

44th Scandinavian Festival at Cal Lutheran in Thousand Oaks on April 6-7, 2019

Quite possibly one of my top 5 favorite desserts on earth, Aebleskiver.

Quite possibly one of my top 5 favorite desserts on earth, Aebleskiver.

The largest Nordic festival in Southern California will return to California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks on April 6 and 7, 2019

The 44th Scandinavian Festival will celebrate the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and the Sami people from the Arctic regions of Scandinavia. The family-friendly festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with music, dancing, food, crafts, activities, demonstrations, vendors and lectures.

Festivalgoers can also wander through an authentic Viking village, as well as a Sami sliddastallan, or community gathering. They can ask a rune reader for advice, visit Norwegian elkhounds and take Scandinavian dance lessons. Families can also try their hand at Dala horse croquet and play an ancient Viking game called kubb.

Other fun family activities include croquet, head wreaths (make them with real flowers and ribbon!), raising of the maypole and more.

Cooks will demonstrate how to make aebleskivers, lefse and krumkake. Other food options include Swedish pancakes, Viking dogs, Swedish meatball pizza, open-faced sandwiches and Swedish baked goods.

Vendors of Scandinavian handicrafts will be selling their wares.

The Scandinavian American Cultural and Historical Foundation is producing the event.

Admission free for children 12 and younger, $5 for teenagers and $10 for adults. Parking is free. The campus is located at 60 W. Olsen Road.For more information or to volunteer, go to scandinavianfest.org.

Updates at www.facebook.com/scandinavianfestival.