Ojai Concert Series - Celtic, Folk and Roots Music

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The Ojai Concert Series is dedicated to bringing high quality live Celtic, Folk and Roots musicians to beautiful Ojai. Please join us, and help support community culture and the continuation of heart-felt live performances! Gates open at 5pm. Opening act at 6pm. Main act at 7pm.

Upcoming Events:

On Friday, July 5 at the Ojai Valley Woman's Club, (441 Ojai Ave) we are excited to host the return of one of our favorite Scottish bands, the Old Blind Dogs. This will be their 4th visit over the past 20 years and they are Ojai favorites. Tickets are $25 for adults at Serendipity Toys in Ojai or send an email to shane@ojaiconcertseries.com and request a link to buy them through PayPal (there is a $1.50 convenience fee). (kids under 15 are $14 at the door or online only)

Doors open at 6:30 and the concert starts at 7:00.

For more information and to buy tickets via PayPal, visit www.ojaiconcertseries.com or call 805.665.8852.

Dancing Oak Ranch

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During the warmer months concerts are at our home, the “Dancing Oak Ranch,” nestled in a quiet and beautiful canyon 3/4 of a mile off HWY 150 halfway between Carpinteria and Lake Casitas at 4585 Casitas Pass Road, Ventura. These shows are preceded by an optional potluck picnic, so if you can come early, bring a dish to share (B-Y-O-B) and join us for a picnic with friends and the musicians. You should also bring a low back deck chair, a blanket and a jacket plus bring a small flashlight to help find your vehicle after the show. There will usually be a bonfire and you can also bring friendly, well behaved dogs on a leash.

2019 Ojai 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks

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Ojai 4th of July Celebration and fireworks show will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Nordhoff High School Stadium, 1401 Maricopa Highway, starting at 6 pm (gates open at 5:30 pm). Fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm. Presale tickets for the nighttime event are available at www.4thofjulyinojai.com. $10 adults, $5 for kids, $25 family pass.

Free concert on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 6 pm at Libbey Bowl featuring the Ojai Band. Apple Pie Contest at 6:30pm.

Other 4th of July Events:

4th of July Parade at 10am (2019 theme “Celebrating our Heritage”)

Youth Freedom Run at 8:45am in front of the Ojai Post Office.

Also on July 4th is a pancake breakfast at Chaparral Auditorium from 7-10am at 414 East Ojai Avenue. Cost is $7 per adult and $5 for kids.

Ojai Food Truck Fridays - First Friday of Each Month

Food Truck Friday the first Friday of each month from 5-9pm at Mira Monte Elementary School 1216 Loma Dr., Ojai. Free admission. www.facebook.com/ojaifoodtruckfriday

Cinco de Mayo Celebration at our next Food Truck Friday on Friday, May 3rd.There will be Mariachis, Tonali Aztec Dancers, Bingo (with lots of prizes), Face Painting, Book Fair, great food, and tons of fun!

Truck line-up is Gios Tacos & Burritos, Fernandos Churros, Grilled Cheese Truck, RiceBalls of Fire, Elotes and Mr. Softee Ice-cream.

There will also be a book fair (pre-K thru pre-teen books) that will be open during Food Truck Friday. All books are 50% OFF! It is the perfect time to stock up on some books for summer reading. Prices start at $.50 each.

May 3: Food Trucks: 5:00-8:00pm, Mariachis: 6:00-6:30pm, Tonalli Aztec Dancers: 6:30pm, Face Painting: 5:00-7:00pm, Bingo: 7:00-8:30pm

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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 Ojai Valley Century Bike Ride on Saturday, June 1st

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The 2019 Ojai Valley Century bike ride on Saturday, June 1st has five scenic routes: metric century (63 miles), full century (101 miles), double metric century (134 miles), hammerhead century (102 miles) and half metric century (31 miles).

All routes include tours out of Ojai, past Casitas Lake and up over the double Casitas Pass, a fast ride down the other side into Carpinteria and back down the coast to Ventura. Post race BBQ included! More information at www.ojaivalleycentury.org.

42nd Annual Ojai Art in the Park Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-26, 2019

This Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2019 is the 42nd Annual “Art in the Park” at Libbey Park in central Ojai. The open-air juried art show is presented by the Ojai Center for the Arts, the oldest nonprofit art center in California.

Drawing over 80 artists from all over California, the Art Center accepts work in the following categories: oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, glass, wood, photography, sculpture, ceramics, fine jewelry, and mixed media. Cash prizes are awarded, but the weekend offers something more.

Plan ahead and don’t let this Memorial Day find you still looking for something to do. Instead, take part in an Ojai tradition under the canopy of Libbey Park’s century-old oak trees. Enjoy the beautiful casual surroundings and mingle with artists and patrons throughout the weekend. Show hours are 10am to 5pm. For further information, call (805) 646-0117 or visit www.ojaiartcenter.org/art-in-the-park.html .

29th Annual Heart and Sole 5K, 10K and Fun Run in Ojai on Saturday, March 30, 2019

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The 29th Annual Heart and Sole Run 5K, 10K and Kids 1K Fun Run is planned for Saturday, March 30, 2019.  Events to start at 8 am. Race to be held at a location TBA in Ojai.

Proceeds from the event benefit the American Heart Association.  Visit www.ojaiheartandsole.org for more information and to register.