13 Must Attend Summer Events in Ventura County Coast

Summer
is approaching in Ventura County Coast. ‘Tis the season packed with
many events to keep you busy and having fun. Here are 13 events you must
attend that are perfect for all ages!

 

1. Downtown Oxnard’s First Thursdays Food Trucks

 

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Every
first Thursday of the month, Downtown Oxnard holds the 805’s first and
best monthly food truck festival at Plaza Park from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
The park is pet friendly and there is also musical entertainment. With
limited seating, it is also recommended to bring a folding chair. For
more information click
here. PC: @oxnard_foodtrucks

 

 

2. Downtown Oxnard Farmers Market

 

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Held
every Thursday in Plaza Park from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM, the market
provides locally grown farm products such as fruits, flowers,
vegetables, eggs, nuts, and honey ready for purchase. There is also
fresh-baked bread, assorted live plants, jewelry, and live
entertainment. Click
here for more information. PC: @oxnardfarmersmarket

 

 

3. Oxnard Father’s Day Car Show   

 

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Father’s
Day is coming up and a great way to spend the day with Dad is by
admiring a mix of custom cars, hot rods, and classics at Channel Islands
Harbor. In addition to the cars, there are vendor displays to enjoy,
food booths, musical entertainment, and a 50/50 prize raffle. The event
takes place on June 18 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at Harbor View Park. For
more information click
here.

 

 

4. Oxnard Heritage Square Summer Concert Series

 

 

The
24th annual Heritage Square Summer Concert Series is an event where
music lovers can enjoy 12 upbeat family friendly performances on Fridays
from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The music genres range from Latin Jazz, disco,
to rhythm and blues. For information on dates, ticket prices, and
reservations click
here.  PC: @unusualsuspectsband

 

5. Oxnard Concerts By The Sea

 

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The
“Concerts by the Sea” Summer Concert Series features a wide array of
musical entertainment including Rock, R&B, Jazz, Blues, and Swing.
Attendees are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs.
Admission is Free and takes place at Peninsula Park. For concert dates
and more information click
here. PC: @caheisler

 

 

6. Channel Islands Chowderfest 2017

 

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The
third annual chowderfest tasting & competition takes place on
Saturday, August 19 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Channel Islands Maritime
Museum. There will be a competition judged by professional judges and
guests, chowder tastings, wine tastings, craft beer, and live music. For
more information click
here.

 

 

7. Ventura County Greek Festival   


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Opa!
The 39th annual Ventura County Greek Festival will take place on June
23, 24, and 25, 11 2017 at Camarillo Freedom Park. It’s a fun event to
learn more about the Greek community through culture, food, music,
vendors, dance, and arts & craft. For more information click
here. PC: @j_slagboom

 

 

8. Ventura Fourth of July Street Fair

 

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Ventura
continues its 42 year-old tradition on Tuesday, July 4 from 10:00 AM –
5:00 PM in Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District. This year’s theme is
“Sea to Shining Sea”. Enjoy a showcase of handmade arts and crafts by
more than 300 artisans stretching along six blocks of Main Street from
Fir Street to Mission Park, savory foods, live entertainment, kids zone,
and the Pushem Pullem Parade. For more information click
here. PC: @kmkoenig

 

 

9. Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair  

 

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The
Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair is a celebration with entertainment,
carnival rides, classic cars, food vendors, and fun! The fair will take
place on July 13 – 16 in Camarillo Old Town on Ventura Blvd. For more
information click
here. PC: @camarillofiesta

 

 

10. Ventura Tequila & Taco Festival

 

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The
Tequila & Taco Festival is a two day celebration of tequila, tacos,
award winning margaritas, and live music! The event will take place on
July 22 & 23 at Plaza Park in Downtown Ventura. For more information
click
here.

 

 

11. Oxnard Salsa Festival

 

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The
Oxnard Salsa Festival is a two-day celebration of all things salsa!
There will be food, music, dance, salsa tastings, more than 100 vendors,
international foods, kids korner attractions, and a salsa recipe
contest! The festival takes place on July 29 & 30 and is free to
attend, but a $5 concert venue open s eating ticket can be purchased.
For more information click
here.

 

 

12. Ventura County Fair

 

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From
carnival rides, to livestock, silent auctions, music &
entertainment, art exhibits, food and beverage, games, and more, there’s
plenty to keep everyone having fun at the Ventura County Fair! The fair
will take place on August 2 – 13 at the Ventura County Fairgrounds. For
more information click
here. PC: @maddieawakened

 

 

13. Banana Port Festival

 

 

Enjoy
delicious banana foods, music, dancing, and fun while learning about
the inner-workings of the port as one of California’s busiest seaports
for general cargo and one of the top 10 ports in fresh produce and
automobiles in the Unites. Waterside and land port tours are available
as well as many local shopping vendors, food stands, live bands, and a
kids zone! For more information click
here.

 

 

With some many great places to eat, you are going to want to stay a while. Click here for the complete list of hotels and other places to stay in Ventura County Coast!