Easter Egg Hunts and Other Fun Easter Activities Around Ventura County

Here at Conejo Valley Guide we have a special place in our heart for Easter fun! The bunnies of the Conejo Valley and surrounding Ventura County areas are planning ahead to make this Easter memorable.

We have the Germans to thank for the Easter Bunny concept, which came about in the 1500s. Hares and bunnies are signs of fertility and eggs signify rebirth. The Germans brought Easter traditions to America and it wasn't until after the Civil War that Easter became widely celebrated. Now we celebrate by gorging ourselves on candy!

Easter Sunday 2017 is April 16th! Easter Sunday is the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern hemisphere's vernal equinox. As a result, Easter Sunday ranges from March 22nd to April 25th

Upcoming Easter season events and activities in and around Ventura County (list will be updated regularly; dates/time subject to change, so check with event organizers to be sure):

March 25-26: Annual Spring Spectacular at America's Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

Sat, Apr 1: Free Easter Egg Hunt at Mary & Richard Carpenter Plaza Park in Thousand Oaks

Sat, Apr 1: Peter Rabbit Tales Family Show at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

Sat, Apr 1: Easter Bunny Spring Activities at Simi Valley Town Center

April 1-2: Annual Spring Spectacular at America's Teaching Zoo in Moorpark

Fri, April 7th: Flashlight Egg Hunt at Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks

Sat, April 8th: Cottontail Day Festival at Ventura Harbor Village

Sat, April 8th: Springtime at the Adobe at Leonis Adobe in Calabasas

Sat, April 8th: Breakfast with the Bunny at the Reyes Adobe in Agoura Hills

Sat, April 8th: Bunny Hop at The Collection at RiverPark

Sat, April 8th: Easter Eggstravaganza at Ventura County Animal Services in Camarillo

Fri, April 14th: City of Malibu Annual Easter Hoppening Event

Fri, April 14th: Community Egg-vent at Borchard Park in Newbury Park

April 14-16: Big Bunny's Spring Fling at the Los Angeles Zoo

Sat, April 15th: The Bunny Trail Junior Egg Hunt in Calabasas

Sat, April 15th: Easter Eggstravaganza and Spring Craft Fair in Camarillo

Sat, April 15thSpring Egg Hunt and Arts & Crafts Show in Oak Park

Sat, April 15th: City of Moorpark Easter Egg Hunt

Sat, April 15th: Spring Egg Hunt at Rancho Santa Susana Park in Simi Valley

Sun, April 16th: Easter Lunch Train at Fillmore & Western Railway

Sun, April 16th: Easter Egg Hunt at Christ the King Church Newbury Park

Over 140 Summer Camps and Programs In and Around Ventura County

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Looking for a summer camp within range of Ventura County? Here's a list of over 140 summer day camps and residential camps and programs in the area. Actually, there are hundreds and hundreds of individual camps available.

We've attempted to categorize the camps into three main groups; Traditional/Learning, Sports and Music/Arts, though many camps cover numerous fun activities all in one.

Know of more? Submit them here!

No doubt there will be some typos/errors on this list, so let us know if you find one.

Traditional Day/Overnight/Learning/Misc Camps

 

Sports Camps

Music/Arts/Science Camps

Video Footage From the 1967 Conejo Valley Days Parade and Miss Conejo Pageant

This is a treat...video footage from the 1967 Conejo Valley Days Parade and Miss Conejo 1967 Beauty Pageant. Footage from 50 years ago. 

Speaking of Conejo Valley Days, the 61st Annual event is coming May 11-14, 2017. Conejo Valley Days has been an annual community tradition since 1956. www.conejovalleydays.us

You may recognize scenes from Thousand Oaks Boulevard, though the Conejo Lodge and Sizzler are certainly long gone.

The Miss Conejo Pageant featured Miss Sally Shop, Miss Conejo Music Center, Miss A&W Root Beer, Miss Conejo Muffler, Miss Service Master, Miss Sizzler and others.

Live Music and Other Nightlife Options In and Around Ventura County

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Are you a night owl that is looking for something to do around town? Here's a list of places in and around Ventura County that have things to do during nighttime hours, including live music, concerts, dancing, darts, comedy, trivia and other activities scheduled on a regular basis.

This compilation includes restaurants as well as some bars. TVs are great, but don't count as "something to do" for the purposes of this compilation.

Are we missing something? Let us know!

For other nighttime fun, check out these compilations of Ventura County area movie theaters, comedy shows and entertainment venues. Or bowling. Perhaps wine tasting?

Local area craft breweries with taprooms!

(Information is subject to change at any time, so be sure to contact the business to confirm.)

Conejo Valley (Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Westlake Village)

Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Malibu

Ventura

Simi Valley/Moorpark/Heritage Valley (Fillmore, Santa Paula)

Other West Ventura County (Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ojai)

Dearly departed:

Laugh it Up! Live Comedy in and Around Ventura County

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Looking for laughs around Ventura County? Here are some great options to consider.

The Ventura Harbor Comedy Club (located at Ventura Harbor Village), features top-notch comedy five nights a week. Admission is generally $15 plus a two drink minimum. The club is owned by comedians Andy Fernandez and Randy Lubas.

Levity Live Comedy Club at The Collection at RiverPark in Oxnard is now open, offering a weekly lineup of stand-up comedy. 

DISCOUNTED TICKETS FOR UPCOMING LEVITY LIVE SHOWS

Jason Love hosts a monthly comedy show, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Night, at the Paseo Camarillo Regency Theater on the 3rd Wednesday night and at the Westlake Village Twin the 1st Wednesday night of each month. Shows start at 7:30pm.

Jason also hosts periodic comedy shows at the Muvico Theater at The Oaks mall, including New Year's Eve and Valentine's Night shows. Tickets at fandango.com or at the Muvico box office.

Comedy & Cocktails at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo is another comedy venue hosted by Jason Love on the last Friday night of each month.

Yet another one announced, "Live Standup Comedy on the Hill" at the Hillcrest Center Thousand Oaks is a monthly Saturday night comedy show hosted by Jason Love.

And yet another local comedy show hosted by Jason Love is at the Studio Movie Grill at the Simi Valley Town Center at 7pm the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Jason love hosts a lot of shows, doesn't he!? Check them all out in one place at www.eventbrite.com/o/jason-love-3160918622.

Ventura Improv Company, offers improve shows at various Ventura venues, including Bell Arts Factory and NAMBA Performing Arts Space.

The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills is known primarily for great music acts but they also have top-notch comedians on hand all the time! Ticket costs vary. Reserve a dinner table and get guaranteed seating!

The Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza hosts all types of performances...musicals, concerts, lecture, ballet, dances, plays and, sometimes, comedy!

Hump Day Comedy at The Dudes' Brewing Co. Tasting Room at Janss Marketplace Thousand Oaks the 1st Wednesday of each month at 8PM. Free admission. Adult content. Comedians from Comedy Central, Tonight show, etc. funnygirlevents.com

Compilation of Conejo Valley Scenes Before and After the 2017 Rains

Here is an updated compilation of scenes around the Conejo Valley from before and after the 2017 winter rainstorms.  More on local hikes and trails throughout Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Newbury Park and Greater Ventura County at THIS LINK.

Here are the scenes in this compilation:

  • Dos Vientos towards Boney Peak
  • Mountclef Ridge above Wildwood Park
  • Picnic table near Hawk Canyon Trail
  • Wendy Trail behind Satwiwa Center at Rancho Sierra Vista
  • Boney Peak from Rancho Sierra Vista
  • Wildwood Park towards Lizard Rock
  • Los Robles Trail towards central Thousand Oaks
  • Angel Vista Peak towards Newbury Park
  • Dos Vientos from Potrero Ridge Trail
  • Olympia Farms in Rancho Potrero
  • Western Plateau towards Oxnard Plain
  • On horseback in Rancho Potrero
  • Hawk Canyon/Western Plateau Trail Sign
  • Mountclef Ridge from Tarantula Hill
  • Tarantula Hill from Los Robles Trail East
  • Hidden Valley Overlook in Rancho Sierra Vista
  • Autumn Ridge Trail in Lang Ranch Open Space
  • Los Robles Trail looking east
  • Lone Oak in Rancho Sierra Vista

Ten Things To Do in the City of Moorpark

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The City of Moorpark has the distinction of being the youngest city in Ventura County,  incorporating July 1, 1983.

According to the Moorpark Historical Society, the city originated when land investor Robert W. Poindexter of Los Angeles and his wife Madeline purchased the plot of land that is now Moorpark after Southern Pacific Railroad announced plans to relocate its tracks Los Angeles to San Francisco route from the coast to Chatsworth.

For many years, Moorpark was mostly farmland, with dry land crops including apricots, hay and lima beans, then later, walnuts and citrus when irrigation systems were improved. Moorpark became known as the "apricot capital of the world" and held an annual apricot festival by the late 1920s

So where did the name Moorpark come from? Apparently, Poindexter named the community after the Moorpark Apricot. Simple as that. Heck, he could have named it Poindexter!

So in any case, Moorpark is now a full-fledged city of 12.8 square miles with a population of approximately 35,000. Here is a selection of things to do within the City of Moorpark.

For more things to do in Moorpark, visit the Do Something, Kid Fun and Fitness & Sports sections of the site. And of course the Events Calendar highlights daily goings on around the county.

A DOZEN FUN THINGS TO DO IN SIMI VALLEY