2019 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular and Other Fun Events in Thousand Oaks


The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, coordinated by the Conejo Recreation and Park District, The City of Thousand Oaks and other local sponsors, takes place on the hill behind the Hillcrest Center of the Arts in Thousand Oaks. Fireworks start at 9 p.m., with a great view from the Janss Marketplace and The Oaks mall parking lots and surrounding areas!  Information: (805) 495-6471. Patriotic music simulcast by KHAY 100.7.

Other 4th of July activities in Thousand Oaks include the following:

Pancake Breakfast $5.00/person at Borchard Community Center, 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park, from 8:00-11:00am, 805/381-2791 ALL YOU CAN EAT!

Senior Home Run Derby, ages 50+ Borchard Community Center: $5.00 9:00-11:00am, 805/381-2744

Home Run Derby, Borchard Community Center:  $5.00, 8:30-10:30am, 805/495-4674 (for men and women 16+ and men's masters 40+) Each batter is given 10 outs. A home run is a fair ball hit over the fence. How many can you smash out? Plaques awarded to top finishers.  This is an excellent time for families to enjoy park facilities, watch some awesome hitters and compete!

FREE Family Open Swim from noon to 4pm at the Community Pool at CLU and Newbury Park High School pools. 805/241-0894

Concert in the Park at Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue at 5pm - Southern California’s premier high-energy, contemporary country band, Gold Rush Country combines the showmanship of a classic rock act with the heart and soul of today’s top 40 country hits. The band has appeared in concert with Grammy Award-winners Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves, Kixx Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), Eddie Money, and Justin Moore. With female and male lead vocals, a driving rhythm section, seamless vocal harmonies, and virtuoso instrumentalists, Gold Rush Country gets people’s feet tapping & two-stepping! Featuring both country favorites and patriotic tunes, the concert includes Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” Jason Aldean’s “Just Getting’ Started,” Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs,” Little Big Town’s “Pontoon,” and Billy Currington’s “That’s How Country Boys Roll,” among others.

Upcoming Events and Activities at the Camarillo Public Library

The City of Camarillo Public Library is located at 4101 Las Posas Road and is open Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 9 pm and Friday through Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. It can be reached at 805.388.5222. The library hosts year-round free activities and programs for the general public, many of which will be highlighted right here (for a complete rundown, visit the library's website at www.camarillolibrary.org.

Upcoming Programs (prior events periodically removed):

Must See Movies (Thursdays at 6:30PM; doors open at 6:15PM)

  • 7/11: A Dog’s Way Home (PG)

  • 7/18: Fighting with my Family (PG-13)

  • 7/25: The Upside (PG-13)

  • 8/1: Captain Marvel (PG-13)

  • 8/8: Five Feet Apart (PG-13)

  • 8/15: Shazam! (PG-13)

  • 8/22: Best of Enemies (PG-13)

  • 8/29: Dumbo (PG)

Special Events / Programs for Adults

Etching Tutorial

Saturday, July 6 at 10:30am

RC Makes Presents an introduction into Laser Etching and participants will be able to take a dog tag with your name etched into it.

Camarillo State Hospital - Author Talk

Sunday, July 28, 2 - 3pm

Authors of Camarillo State Hospital, Evelyn S. Taylor and Mary E. Holt will talk about Camarillo State Hospital’s history beginning in 1936, and how it has achieved notoriety as one of two state

institutions that accommodated children and as the first state hospital to receive certification for treatment of the developmentally disabled. Book signing to follow.

A Path to Home Ownership

Thursday, Aug. 1, 6pm Conference Room - Join us for this educational workshop sponsored by The Area Housing Authority and The Camarillo Public Library. Learn about planning and budgeting to determine what you can afford with safe, responsible loan options. Call to reserve a seat (805) 480-9991 ext. 235.

Interactive Movie: : Grease (1978) [PG-13]

Saturday Aug. 3 from 2 - 4pm

Unleash your inner T-Bird or Pink Lady and experience the friendships, romances and adventures of a group of high school kids in the 1950s. Everyone is welcome to participate in the musical world of “Grease.” Audience members are encouraged to dress up in 1950’s style, sing-a-long to their favorite Grease tunes and call out the best lines from the movie. Don’t be square, we’ll see you there!

The Hopes and Hypes of Stem Cells in Medicine

Monday, Aug. 5, 6:30 - 8pm

Vigneshwari Easwar Kumar, CIRM Scholar and Graduate Student in Biotechnology, CSUCI will present a brief information session on Stem Cells and its applications in treating degenerative diseases and the various promises and hypes of stem cell research.

Rock Painting

Sunday, Aug. 11 from 2 - 4pm

Come paint rocks with us! Painting rocks allows you to get creative and is perfect for artists of all levels from beginner to expert. We can’t wait to see your rock masterpieces!

Maker Mondays

Mondays from 6:30 - 8pm

A craft project workshop for Adults and Teens! Crafty teens and adults can join us for a new craft each month!

Monday, July 8: Introduction to Pocket-Size Bookmaking

Monday, Aug. 12: Introduction to Hand Spinning (Make your own yarn!)

Beginning Ukulele Lesson with Ventura County Music Academy

Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7pm

The ukulele offers an easy introduction to playing music that is approachable for any age. With just a quick introduction you can easily play a song or two! A limited number of ukuleles can be borrowed to play during the program! Spaces are limited. Please sign up on our calendar to reserve your seat.

RC Makes: Virtual Reality

Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3pm - RC Makes Presents an introduction into virtual reality where you will experience the new world of VR with an Occulus Rift.

Children's Programs

Sat 5/11 2-3pm - Origami and Mother’s Day Cards - To celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, we'll learn origami and then use your creations to create Mother's Day cards!

Teen Programs (ages 12-17)

Teen Movie Series on Tuesdays

7/9 6pm: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (PG-13)

7/16 2pm: The DUFF (PG-13)

7/23 2pm: Love, Simon (PG-13)

7/30 2pm: The Hate U Give (PG-13)

8/6 2pm: Every Day (PG-13)

8/13 2pm: Everything, Everything (PG-13)

Karaoke in the Library on Sat, 7/13 from 11am to 4pm in the Community Room.

Central Coast British Car Club Show at Channel Islands Harbor on July 14, 2019

More than 140 British cars from the 1930s and up will be on display during the 29th Annual Central Coast British Car Club Show, celebrating 50 years of the Triumph TR6. The Car Show will be held from 9-2:30 p.m. July 14 at Harbor View Park, Channel Islands, 3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard. The event includes an auto parts swap meet, food booths and entertainment. The Car Show is free to all, as is parking.

For more information visit centralcoastbritishcarclub.com.

Santa Monica Mountains Recreation Area Programs in Ventura County


Free events and programs at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area locations in Ventura County and adjacent areas are highlighted below! (updated periodically to remove past activities). For additional details and other event locations, visit samofund.org/calendar.

Most activities subject to cancellation if there's significant rain.

Sat 6/30, 10/26, 11/24, 12/28 - Welcome Walk at Malibu Creek State Park 10am to 12:30pm - Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Sun 7/21, 8/18, 9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15, 1/19/20, 2/16, 3/15, 4/19, 5/17, 6/21, 7/19 8am to 11:30am - San Fernando Valley Audubon Bird Walk at Malibu Creek State Park - Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike. Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.

Sat 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2, 12/7, 1/4/20, 2/1 8:30-10am - Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains Walk at King Gillette Ranch - Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds. We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

Tue 6/25 8am - 5 Mile Hike at Paramount Ranch - Moderately paced 5 mile, 400 ft gain hike around the old (and still active) movie set and environs of oak savannas, Medea Creek, chaparral canyons, including a side trip to the old Reagan Ranch. See what’s being done after the Wolsey Fire. Meet 8:00 AM at Paramount Ranch parking lot. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Kanan Rd exit, go south on Kanan Rd ½ mile, turn left on Cornell Way and veer to right continuing south 2½ miles to Paramount Ranch entrance on right. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.

Sat 7/20 6-7:30pm - Flute Music Cultural Demonstration at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Enjoy the evening sunset as we listen to the inspirational flute music from Apache flautist, Eric “Medicine Wind” Alvarado. There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring a flashlight. Feel free to bring camping chairs, or blankets for comfortableness. All ages welcome. 805-370-2301.

Sat 8/17 6-7:30pm - Native American Dance Demonstration at Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa - Kathy Willcuts and Steven Garcia will perform traditional Native American dance, including Northern Traditional and shawl dancing. Steven Garcia is of Yaqui-Mescalero, Tongva descent and will be performing Northern Traditional style. Kathy Willcuts will be performing traditional Shawl dancing from her Rosebud Lakota tribe. Each dance demonstration will have a brief explanation of the meaning of the dance. Turtle Island Singers drum group will be performing for the dancers that evening. Steven and Kathy are dedicated presenters at the Satwiwa Culture Center. They each present various workshops throughout the year.

There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring a flashlight. Feel free to bring camping chairs, or blankets for comfortableness. All ages welcome. 805-370-2301.

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center in Calabasas

King Gillette Ranch - View from near Inspiration Point

King Gillette Ranch - View from near Inspiration Point

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park

Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center in Newbury Park

Directions to various locations

Cheeseboro/Palo Comado Canyons: Ventura Fwy (101) to Chesebro Rd exit. Turn north on Palo Comado Canyon Rd then right on Chesebro Rd. Go north 1 mile to park entrance. Turn right and follow road to parking lot.

Circle X Ranch: Pacific Coast Hwy to Yerba Buena Rd. Turn inland; go 5.4 miles to Circle X Ranch contact station.

Sandstone Peak Trailhead: 1 mile north of Circle X Ranch contact station on Yerba Buena Rd. Parking lot is on left.

Mishe Mokwa Trailhead: 1.75 miles north of the Circle X contact station along Yerba Buena Road. Parking lot is on right.

King Gillette Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Park entrance is 0.1 mile on right.

Malibu Creek State Park: Ventura Fwy (101) Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Park entrance is 0.25 mile south of the intersection on Las Virgenes Rd. From Pacific Coast Hwy: north on Malibu Canyon Rd to park entrance on left.

Paramount Ranch: Ventura Fwy (101) to Kanan Rd exit. South on Kanan 0.5 mile. Left on Cornell Way and veer to right. South 2.5 miles, entrance is on right side of the road.

Peter Strauss Ranch is located at 30000 Mulholland Highway, Agoura Hills.

Rancho Sierra Vista/Satwiwa: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left at Via Goleta. Continue all the way to a parking lot where the road ends. To get to the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, walk 0.3 mile up gravel road from the parking area to brown wooden building. 

Wendy Trailhead: Ventura Fwy (101) to Wendy Dr. exit. South on Wendy Dr to dirt pullout at intersection with Potrero Rd.

Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center at King Gillette Ranch: From Ventura Fwy (101): Exit Las Virgenes Rd. Go 3 miles south on Las Virgenes Rd to Mulholland Hwy intersection (traffic light). Turn left on Mulholland Hwy. Go 0.1 mile and turn right into entrance of King Gillette Ranch. The visitor center is the first building on your right. 26867 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas.

Malibu Cars and Coffee Event on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of Each Month


The City of Malibu, in conjunction with RM Sotheby’s, invites you to Malibu Cars and Coffee. Southern California's top car enthusiasts will enjoy a beautiful drive down the coast to meet at Malibu Bluffs Park, 24250 Pacific Coast Highway, from 7am to 9am.

Enjoy a cup of coffee at "Malibu Cars and Coffee" while admiring some of the world's finest automobiles at an unbeatable location with gorgeous views of Malibu's coastline. Cars will arrive and be available for viewing at 7 am. Visit www.malibucarsandcoffee.com for more information.

Inclement weather can cancel event.

2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Upcoming dates:  June 9, 23

2019 City of Calabasas 4th of July Fireworks, Fun Runs, Splash Party and Pet Show


The City of Calabasas will proudly host the community’s annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular at Calabasas High School on Thursday, July 4, 2019. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and fireworks show begins at 9:00 p.m. The family-oriented, fun-filled event will feature live music, a family fun zone and the grand fireworks display! 

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at City Hall (100 Civic Center Way) starting June 1 and at the Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center (23400 Park Sorrento) and Juan Bautista De Anza Park (3701 Lost Hills Road) until July 4. The event usually sells out in advance of July 4th.

The $10 admission price includes parking, entertainment and all activities.  Children under 2 years of age are admitted free. Picnic items permitted (no bottles or open containers).  Food & drinks available for purchase on site: barbecue, sausages, roasted corn, kettle corn, snow cones & more. The Fireworks Spectacular is an alcohol and tobacco free zone. No bottles, pets or umbrellas are permitted.

Summer Splash Party at the Tennis & Swim Center, 2300 Park Sorrento, on July 4th from noon–5:30 pm. Free swimming and tennis, family BBQ, fun, games, and more! For information (818) 222–2782.

42nd Annual Lakeside Fun Run presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association. Events begin at 7:45 am and include 4 & 2 mile runs, 2 mile walk and 1/4 mile races for youth. For information call (818) 222–2782 or visit www.imathlete.com. Pre-register by July 1st for discounted fee.

Pet Show presented by the Calabasas Park Homeowners Association at the greenbelt at Calabasas Lake at 11am. All pets welcome. Register onsite. Call 818.222.2782 for information.

More information at cityofcalabasas.com/events/fireworks.html.