Ventura 4th of July Street Fair and 44nd Annual Children's Pushem-Pullem Parade

The 44th Annual City of Ventura 4th of July Street Fair on Thursday, July 4, 2019 extends along Main Street from Fir Street to Ventura Avenue as well as side streets Chestnut, Oak and California interspersed with six stages of entertainment and free shuttle bus service from the Ventura County Government Center to the Street Fair. 

The event covers seven blocks of Main Street and several side streets filled with over 200 fine artists, crafters, nonprofit organizations and food booths, as well as continuous live entertainment. Open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Kids Zone at Mission Park includes rides, inflatables and a Ventura Fire Department fire engine!

A free shuttle service to the event from the Ventura County Government Center is available from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Last shuttle leaving the Street Fair is at 5 p.m. Theme for this year's event is "We have liftoff!" in honor of the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo Program.

The 44th Annual Children’s Pushem - Pullem Parade at 9:30 a.m. is sponsored by the East Ventura Rotary Club.  Assemble at Cemetery Park at Main and Crimea Streets at 9 a.m.  The parade proceeds down Main Street to Fir Street at 9:30 a.m.

More information and applications for vendor and food booths at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/676/Street-Fair or call 805.654.7749 for more information.

2019 Simi Valley Street Fair Planned for Saturday, May 4th

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The Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 42nd Annual Simi Valley Street Fair on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Simi Town Center Way between First Street and Erringer Road, north of the 118 Freeway. 

This one-day community event will offer over 400 vendor booths made up of artists, crafters, businesses, commercial vendors, Simi Valley City services booths and food vendors, all showcasing their goods and services to a crowd of over 20,000 attendees. 

In addition to the wide variety of vendors, guests will also enjoy non-stop entertainment on the 5-Star Stage, a Beer and Wine Garden featuring three local craft breweries and wine from the Kieu Hoang Winery. The Chamber is excited to announce Street Fair At Sunset, which will allow attendees to enjoy the craft beer and wine garden with live entertainment until 7:30 PM! Bring the family along and take your kids to the FunZone which is FREE for kids 12 and under sponsored by Adventist Health Simi Valley. 

Parking is available at the Simi Valley Town Center. Free and convenient Shuttle Service is available from 400 National Way (Madera Rd. North of the 118 Freeway). The first 250 guests taking advantage of the shuttle service will receive a SWAG bag with coupons and goodies. 

For more information about this event, please contact the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce at 805-526-3900 or at info@simichamber.org

www.simivalleychamber.org/simi-valley-street-fair

144th Annual Ventura County Fair Planned for July 31 to August 11, 2019

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The 144th Annual Ventura County Fair, "A Country Fair with Ocean Air" will take place July 31st to August 11th at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Boulevard in Ventura.

The fair features arts, crafts, food, exhibits, displays, demonstrations, farm animals, petting zoo, carnival rides, games and entertainment. More information at www.VenturaCountyFair.org.

General Admission Prices in 2019:  TBA (2018 prices: Adults (13 to 64) $12.00, Children and Seniors 65+ $9.00.)

Open at 11am every day; early birds on Tuesday, August 6th, allowed in at 10am. Carnival Midway opens at noon daily. Fair closes at 11pm daily. Carnival closes between 11pm and midnight.

Special Admission Days:

TBA

Entertainment Lineup (at 7:30PM unless otherwise noted)

  • Wed 7/31: Styx

  • Thu 8/1: Martina McBride

  • Fri 8/2: Melissa Etheridge

  • Sat 8/3: Ohio Players

  • Sat 8/3: The Emotions

  • Sat 8/3: Evelyn “Champagne” King

  • Sun 8/4: Dia de la Familia Concert (3PM)

  • Mon 8/5: X Ambassadors

  • Tue 8/6: Tommy James and the Shondells (1PM)

  • Tue 8/6: Brothers Osborne

  • Wed 8/7: Daughtry

  • Thu 8/8: George Thorogood and the Destroyers “Good to be Bad Tour” - 45 years of rock

  • Fri 8/9: Collective Soul

  • Sat/Sun 8/10-11: P.R.C.A. Pro Rodeo at 2pm and 7pm

41st Annual Ventura County Greek Festival in Camarillo June 21-23, 2019

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The 41st Annual Ventura County Greek Festival will take place June 21-23, 2019. The event is presented by St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and features live Greek music, folk dancing, food, delicious pastries and baklava, vendors and a kids' play area. The food at this event is DELICIOUS!

Festival times are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Check vcgreekfestival.org or call 805.482.1273 for more information.

The event will be held again this year at Freedom Park, 515 Eubanks Street, Camarillo (near the airport).

Admission $5. Children under 12 free.

2019 Arbor/Earth Day Celebration at Grant R. Brimhall Library Thousand Oaks on April 27th

Thousand Oaks residents are invited to participate in Arbor Earth Day 2019. This free family-friendly event will take place at the Grant R. Brimhall Library in Thousand Oaks on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. Music, food, games, and outdoor activities will be in the parking lot, and presentations will be in the Community Room.

The first presentation is at 10:30 a.m. and is designed to answer common questions and address misconceptions for people considering buying or leasing an electric vehicle. At 11:30 a.m., a presentation on the pros and cons of solar installation and home battery storage will be given. Nature Neighbors will be presented at 12:30 p.m. by Cathy Schoonmaker, a local biologist, explaining how to co-exist with bobcats, coyotes, mountain lions, and other wildlife in our neighborhoods. Firescaping, a method of landscaping that inhibits the spread of fires, will be presented by the City Arborist, Garrett Crawford at 1:20 p.m. A workshop on how to build healthy, disease resistant soils will be given at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and the Master Gardeners will lead a tour of their demonstration garden at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., where participants can learn about drought-resistant gardens from Chile, Australia, South Africa, Mediterranean, and California.

The event will include performances by Lacie Mae and acoustic trio Second Step, with a special appearance by singer/songwriter Paige Peel performing original songs including “Our Home”. Children can enjoy games and crafts, and there’ll be a trash truck to explore. Electric bikes and electric cars from car dealers, as well as local car owners will be displayed. There will be plant sales, raffles, giveaways, and the Shrimp vs Chef food truck will be on hand, along with other city and non-profit sustainability-related exhibitors.

For more information regarding Arbor Earth Day 2019, including the latest schedule of events and activities, visit www.toaks.org/aeday, or contact the City’s Sustainability Division at (805) 449-SAVE orGoGreen@toaks.org.

Santa Barbara Fair & Expo April 24-28, 2019

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The 30th Annual Santa Barbara Fair and Expo will take place April 24-28, 2019 at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara.

As always, the event will feature carnival rides, farm animals, fair food, great live entertainment and more. There will be over 30 rides and attractions, pony rides, petting zoo, kids' carnival, live entertainment featuring music, illusions, dancing, magic and more, expo showcase of local foods, wine and beer, arts and crafts, horticulture and fine arts displays, free samples of featured desserts, appetizers and other foods at the Fair & Expo Cooking Contest and interactive exhibits.

Fair Hours:

  • Wed 4/24: 4-9PM (Carnival closes at 10PM)

  • Thu 4/25: 4-9PM (Carnival closes at 10PM)

  • Fri 4/26: 4-10PM (Carnival closes at midnight)

  • Sat 4/27: 11AM-10PM (Carnival closes at midnight)

  • Sun 4/28: 11AM-9PM (Carnival closes at 10PM)

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.earlwarren.com/santa-barbara-fair-expo.

Calabasas Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo on Saturday, April 13, 2019

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The City of Calabasas Earth Day Celebration/Green Expo will take place on Saturday, April 13 2019 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Las Virgenes Creek site on Agoura Rd (behind the Starbucks at 26531 Agoura Road) in Calabasas.

Over 50 exhibitors from all over Los Angeles and Ventura counties will be participating in the event to help participants take actions that will save them money through efficiency while protecting our planet. The festival is free of charge and the Calabasas Earth Day event will have something of interest for everyone. The festival will also feature numerous children’s activities to teach kids about the environment while they have fun.

Calabasas Earth Day/Green Expo was created to be a day of education, celebration, and action for the natural world in which we live. On April 22, 1970, Earth Day marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Calabasas Earth Day/Green Expo sets a clear example for people and businesses how simple lifestyle changes can make a difference.

More info at www.cityofcalabasas.com/earth-day.html.