Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival September 7-8, 2019

The Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival will take place September 7-8, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Ventura Harbor Village, 1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura. This waterfront juried art festival features more than over 40 talented street chalk artists creating colorful murals along the Village promenade overlooking the boats.

Visitors to the seaside event will watch as street painters create spectacular chalk pastel murals along the promenade, and enjoy original artwork available for purchase including paintings, sculptures, woodwork and wearable items.

Ventura Harbor Village has free admission and complimentary parking and over 30 seaside restaurants, boutiques, new waterfront coffee house, and several local artist galleries to enjoy during the two day festival. For artist application or sponsorship information visit venturaartfestival.com.

17th Annual Ventura Nationals at Ventura County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 31, 2019

The 17th Annual Ventura Nationals Car and Motorcycle Show is planned for Saturday, August 31, 2019 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. Fun all around with car/motorcycle show, live music, vendors, food and more.

Gates open at 9:00 am. $15 admission. Active military with valid ID $10. Children 12 and under are free. More information at www.venturanationals.com

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Jeepers Creepers Run 5K, 10K and Half Marathon in Camarillo on Sunday, October 13, 2019

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The 2nd Annual Jeepers Creepers 5K, 10K and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Fields (new location), 150 Westpark Court, Camarillo. 10K starts at 8am; 5K at 8:15am. Courses are on the mostly flat Camarillo bike path.

There will be prizes for best Halloween costume on race day for those inclined to dress up.

More info at www.jeeperscreepersrun.com.

2019 Seaside Highland Games at Ventura County Fairgrounds, October 12-13

Ventura County Fairgrounds Hosts the 2019 Seaside Highland Games, the Premier Scottish Festival on the West Coast!

The weekend of October 12-13, 2019 will see Scotland in all its color and pageantry come alive on the Fairgrounds as the Seaside Highland Games return to Ventura. The pipes—the Great Highland Bagpipes of Scotland—will signal the call to gather on that one special weekend when all are invited to join in the fun!

Hundreds of pipers and drummers along with all sorts of Scottish/Celtic entertainment will descend on the Ventura County Fairgrounds and the gates are open to the public from 9 am to 5 pm both days.

A wonderfully entertaining weekend of music, dance, athletics, children’s events, shopping, food and drink! Something for everyone! Seaside is known for bringing tradition to the field—with a twist! The ageless Celtic pastimes are honored but with a big nod to today. The pipes will play the tunes handed down through the ages—but don’t be surprised when you hear new and modern sounds emerging from those ancient reeds!

Massed pipebands, large men throwing things, Scottish entertainers, clan tents, children's den, British food, Highland dancing, reenactments, darts, Scottish Fiddling Competition, all sorts of stuff!

Admission is $20 for adults for one day ($30 for two days), $17 for 62+ and Military ($25 for two days) and $5 for ages 6-12 (same price for two days). Kids 5 and under are free. Discounted prices available online until October 10th.

For more details, admission prices, etc., visit www.seaside-games.com.

Haunted Housing Run 5K, 10K and Kids Dash in Ventura on Saturday, October 26, 2019

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On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Cocina Sin Fronteras will host its 4th Annual Haunted Housing Run in support of the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB) Scholarship Program. Each year HACSB awards scholarships to current residents of affordable housing communities owned and/or managed by HACSB who are currently enrolled at a four-year college/university, community college, or vocational school.

This run is scheduled to take place at San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro Street, Ventura. The 5K/10K will begin promptly at 8 am, followed by the kids dash at 9am (a short 1/4 mile fun run; parents strongly encouraged to run with their kids). Visit www.hauntedhousingrun.com to learn more and register.

2019 Lexus Ventura Marathon, Half Marathon, Downtown Mile and 5K Weekend of October 19-20

The 2019 Lexus Ventura Marathon, Half Marathon Downtown Mile and 5K are planned for the weekend of Saturday-Sunday, October 19-20

Saturday: Oct 19: 5K at 9:30am, Downtown Mile at 10:45am, Kids Run at 11:15am, Party in the Park 9am to 3:30pm (live music, beer garden, etc.)

Sunday, Oct 20: Marathon at 6:40am, Half Marathon at 7:10am, Expo 8am to 2pm.

Learn more and sign up at www.venturamarathon.com.

The event is managed by Vendurance Sports, a Ventura County-based running club and event management company aiming to bring high-quality, well-organized and affordable events to the region.

Aloha Beach Festival in Ventura - On Hiatus in 2019 (Will Be Back in Summer 2020)

According to event organizers: “The festival will not be happening in 2019, we are taking this year off. We will be back at the end of Summer 2020.”

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The 13th Annual Aloha Beach Festival was September 1st and 2nd, 2018 at Promenade Park/Surfer's Point, west of the Ventura Pier.   The festival will feature freestyle Frisbee and K9 Frisbee competitions, surfing competitions and all day live music at the Aloha Stage.

The Festival will also include local arts and crafts, food vendors and a beer garden. Hours are 10am to 8pm both days.  Admission is FREE.  Visit www.alohabeachfestival.us for more information.