Vol. 17, No. 19 – June 12 – June 25, 2024 – Community Events

Ventura Events:

“Arbol de la Vida”: Saturday, June 15th, 1, 1:25, 3 and 3:25 pm. Downtown Ventura.
Follow dancers through new pathways and engage with the rich history of Ventura. This traveling performance will take the audience on a short walk through several iconic landmarks of Ventura. Free all-ages event. Donations are strongly encouraged to support the artists. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Mission Park, 211 E Main St. Meet by the tile mural on Main Street in front of the San Buenaventura Mission. Please leave your furry friends at home. RSVP and Donate: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arbol-de-la-vida-dance-performance-tickets-894686460287

XTREME MARKET, Sat, June 22 – 10am – 4pm. Portside Ventura.
Get ready for a fun-filled XTREME MARKET featuring two face painters, a DJ, photobooth, craft table, cornhole, and a market hosted by Market by the Cumulus 95.1 Radio Station will be here from 1 – 3 pm giving away X Games tickets. Participate by taking photos at four X Games sticker locations (Harbor Mart, Crave, NeuroBoxing, and Vision Marine), purchasing an item or service from one, and showing your receipt and photos to the DJ for a chance to win! Art is Passion will be hosting a Paint Your Own Skateboard workshop during the event, reserve this workshop here https://artispassion.com/event/paint-your-own-skateboard-06-22-2024. Grab some food and drinks from Harbor Mart and Crave Kofi Gelato Bar and shop the market for unique finds.

Ventura Harbor: 

Female Maker Market. Sat, June 15, 10am – 4pm, Ventura Village Lawn
We welcome the Female Maker Market and their variety of woman-owned small business shops including curated clothing, local jewelry, children’s wear, home decor, hand poured candles, permanent jewelry and so much more! For more information, www.thefemalemakermarket.com

Saturday, June 15, 2024
Seaside Live Music With Cava                                                                                                                                     An electrifying performance by Cava gets visitors in the mood to dance in the Channel Islands Courtyard in Ventura Harbor Village on Saturday, June 15 from 1 – 4 PM! This dynamic 5-piece band, hailing from East LA, specializes in a fusion of cumbia, ska, salsa, and funk. With a resume that boasts touring with legends like Los Lobos and Jackson Browne, and even a feature in the movie “Along Came Polly,” Cava guarantees an unforgettable experience. FREE https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/seaside-live-music-with-cava/

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Waterfront Wednesdays Kick-Off
Back by popular demand, Ventura Harbor Village presents Waterfront Wednesdays kicking off on Wednesday, June 26 with special time Noon to 3 PM on June 26 only along the Seaside Promenade.  Fun visitor booth, giveaways, kid’s scavenger hunt, and tropical steel drum vibes.  Come dine and enjoy the sea every Wednesday this summer. FREE  https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/waterfront-wednesdays-with-steel-drum/2024-07-27/

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Visit Ventura X Games Drone Show + Kick off to Summer Concert Event                                                                  A spectacular display of lights presented by Visit Ventura will light up the sky at 9 PM.  The spectacle free event is themed around the X-Games, located at the Ventura Fairgrounds from June 28-30. Watch from Ventura Harbor Village Main Lawn and areas in Ventura Harbor and come early to enjoy the pre-festivities and concerts to kick-off summer!  FREE https://www.venturaharborvillage.com/event/drone-show/

  • 12pm – 3pm:  Waterfront Wednesday- Steel Drum & more!
  • 4pm – 6pm:  LIVE KHAY 100.7 FM  Radio Remote & Giveaways
  • 6pm – 9pm: Big Lawn Concert & Drone Show Seating featuring Looking West and Rey Fresco
  • 9pm:  Visit Ventura “X Games” Drone Show Finale

All events and live music activities have complimentary parking and admission. For a full listing of Summer Entertainment & Events visit Venturaharborvillage.com.

Ventura Land Trust: Families in Nature – Exploration, Sat. Jun 15,10 am – 12:00 pm. Harmon Canyon Preserve, 7511 Foothill Road, Ventura, CA 93003. An introduction to the skills, knowledge and confidence to explore nature with children for parents, educators or anyone. https://www.venturalandtrust.org/events

The Legends of Hobson Heights: The Untold Tales of 100 Years of Architecture, Triumph, and Tragedy. Saturday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. Register at https://venturamuseum.org/events/

Get tickets at venturatheater.net

Surf Rodeo: Ventura Fairgrounds, Fri, July 5: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m., Sat, July 6: 12:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Started in 1997, Surf Rodeo is Ventura’s original surf and music festival. Features over 30 bands, a fun surf competition, their famous bikini cowgirl contest, a cornhole tournament with over 32 teams, skateboard demos, VIP cabins, over 70 vendors and tasty food trucks. www.surfrodeo.org


Ventura Senior Men’s Group – First and Third Tuesdays each month: 11:30am – 1:30pm – Poinsettia Pavilion.
Any man who considers himself in the “senior” category (and many who don’t) might benefit from a visit to the Ventura Senior Men’s Group.  Buffet luncheon with interesting speakers and good friends. Your first lunch is free. We talk about everything except religion and politics. Eligible to all men 50 plus. Call Tom at 805-657-1071 for more information or visit VSMG.net to find out who our speakers will be.

Play Bridge: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – 12:30pm.
ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge games. All levels of play, and we will guarantee to have a partner for you if you need one. Lessons are available. Tuesday, Wed and Thursday games are held at Temple Beth Torah, Foothill & Kimball Rd, Ventura. Every Saturday at the Ventura Townhouse.  For additional info visit our website at www.vcbridge.org. Contact Rose at [email protected].

Ventura County Philatelic Society: First and third Monday’s each month – 7:30pm.
Church of the Foothills, Ventura. For more information, visit https://venturacountyphilatelicsoc.org.

Beach Cleanup: First Saturday of every month – 8:30 -10:30am.
Meet your neighbors and help keep our beach looking fresh. Hosted by Pierpont Beach Community Council in partnership with Surfrider. Meet up at the end of Seward near the beach. (1140 S Seward St). Arrive any time during the timeframe. Fun for the whole family! Supplies provided – BYO water.

Out & About


37th Annual Ojai Wine Festival: Saturday, June 15th, 12 – 4pm. Lake Casitas.

Organized by the Rotary Club of Ojai West Foundation, Inc., this event has grown to become a cornerstone fundraiser, attracting over 2,000 attendees from across Southern California each year. Lake Casitas Recreation Area, 11311 Santa Ana Rd, Ventura. https://ojaiwinefestival.com.


The Ventura County Greek Festival 2024: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Fri, June 28th, 5 Pm – 9 pm, Sat, June 29th, 11 am – 9 pm, Sun, June 30th, 11 am – 7 pm.,

Now in its 45th year, The Ventura County Greek Festival is one of the longest-running cultural festivals in Ventura County attracting thousands of guests from Ventura, Santa Barbara, and Los Angeles Counties.

Everybody loves Greek food!  And we have plenty of it!  Moussaka, Gyros, Pork or Chicken Souvlaki, Greek Salad, Dolmades, Loukoumades, Feta Cheese, Kalamata Olives and more!  The Greek culture is showcased through music and dance…a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself into the traditions of our glorious ethnic heritage. $6.00 Admission with complimentary raffle ticket for each paid ticket. Free: Children under 12, Active Military/Vets, 1st Responders (with ID). For more information, visit vcgreekfestival.org. 5575 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo, CA 93012. FREE GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: Wednesday, July 3, 2024, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Doors open at 10:00 am. Camarillo Public Library, 4101 Las Posas Road, Camarillo CA.

Dancers perform at the 2023 Ventura County Greek Festival

Help offered with family history and genealogy questions. No registration needed. Free and open to the public. Suitable for all levels, including beginners. Get help or offer help to others. General questions and topics for discussion are always welcome.  For more information about the society: https://www.venturacogensoc.org

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