25th Annual Westlake Village Rotary Community Street Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2019

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The Rotary Club of Westlake Village invites you to its annual Community Street Festival on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 4600 Lakeview Canyon Road (between Agoura Road and Watergate Road)  from 10 am to 4 pm.

There will be musical entertainment, over 100 vendors, kids' activities, food trucks, classic car display, special pet zone, local breweries and more.

Visit rotarywlv.org for more information.

I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival at Santa Barbara Mission May 25-27, 2019

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Madonnari, or street painters, transform the Santa Barbara Mission plaza using pastels on pavement to create 150 vibrant and colorful, large scale images. The I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival on May 25-27, 2019 benefits the Children's Creative Project, a nonprofit arts education program of the Santa Barbara County Education Office. The Project serves 50,000 children in more than 100 schools with visual and performing arts workshops and performances throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. 

Festival hours are 10-6 daily. Admission is free. More information at www.imadonnarifestival.com.

43rd Annual Thousand Oaks Rotary Chili Cook-Off and Craft Brew Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2019

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The Thousand Oaks Rotary Club hosts its 43rd Annual Chili Cook-Off and Craft Brew Festival on Sunday, May 5, 2019  from noon (11am for VIP ticketholders) to 5pm at Conejo Creek Park North in Thousand Oaks. 

The annual event will feature a regional chili cook-off with over 40 chili tasting booths, live music featuring Justin Honsinger, Highway Starr, and Cover 2 Cover , food, beverages and fun activities for the whole family. Also features the 2nd Annual Craft Brew Festival and Classic & Custom Car Show. Over 15 food trucks and beverage booths will be on hand.

The Chili Cook-Off is proudly presented by the Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks with 100% of the net proceeds going to local charities. Day of event General Admission is $20, VIP for $30, with kids 10 & under getting in for FREE; $65 gets you all the fun of the Cook-Off plus exclusive admission to the Craft Brew Festival, and VIP/Chili/Craft Brew tickets go for $85. Visit www.chili-cook-off.com for more information. Parking is $5.00 at the event site, with FREE parking and shuttle from the Conejo Creek Equestrian Center on Ave.de Las Flores.

Oxnard Insect Festival on Saturday, June 1, 2019

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The City of Oxnard Recreation and Community Services Division is proud to present Oxnard's Inaugural Insect Festival. The event will take place at Plaza Park, 500 S. C Street on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Experience the world of insects through educational exhibits and enriching experiences. The event will also feature food vendors with edible insects (and insect-free options); a kids zone featuring arts and crafts and more! www.facebook.com/events/1001777569946262/

2019 Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show October 4-6

The 2019 Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show, is coming to Seaside Park at the Ventura County Fairgrounds October 4-6, complete with Kids' Zone with a pumpkin patch, an outdoor stage with live entertainment, and three buildings brimming with hundreds of captivating arts & crafts and specialty foods.

The unique setting brings out the best for shopping and entertainment in a fall celebration that has surprises at every turn. Only hand-made original works are permitted in this exclusive showcase that presents more than 24,000 creations. From stunning jewelry and clothing, to purses, ceramics, woodwork, blown glass, gourmet sauces, photography, ornaments, and more, there is something that appeals to all styles and tastes. Patrons appreciate the opportunity to interact with artists, get their items personalized, and even learn some helpful tips through crafting demonstrations.

Seaside Park is located at Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 West Harbor Blvd, Ventura.

Hours:  Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Tickets:   Adults: $9, Seniors (62+) and military $7, Youths (13-17) $4. Kids 12 and under are free. Tickets are good for the entire weekend.

Visit www.harvestfestival.com or call 800-346-1212 for more information.

31st Annual Santa Barbara French Festival July 13-14, 2019

The Santa Barbara French Festival returns to Oak Park July 13-14, 2019 to celebrate Bastille Day and all the things that make the French cultural history so rich. Great food, wine, mimosas, crepes, delicious pastries, music, dance, -- and, of course, the infamous Pooch Parade!

For two days Santa Barbara truly is the American Riviera as the French influences take over Oak Park. Each day the fun starts at 11:00 am when the entertainment kicks off on three different stages and continues non-stop until 7:00. The stages will be filled with dance and music from more than 30 different acts including performances, audience participation and instruction. And every minute of entertainment is all free!

The entertainment is only part of what the Festival has to offer -- more than 50 booths will be offering everything from crepes and delicious French pastries to face painting and henna tattoos. You can grab a mimosa or a beer, as you peruse some beautiful paintings and photography. Enjoy a delicious crepe while shopping for your French Festival t-shirt and beret. Take a moment for a quick massage and before you settle in for the next performance and a sinfully delicious croissant. All in the beautiful setting of Santa Barbara's Oak Park.

Oak Park is located at 300 W. Alamar. Admission is free. Festival is a non-smoking event. For more information visit FrenchFestival.com.