Wow! Ventura County West knows how to have fun. Fabulous weather, even by California standards, means outdoor festivals and events all year round. Come join us to celebrate tall ships, whales, strawberries, salsa, wine, surfing and art.
Springtime is when sweet strawberries and stellar music take center stage with the California Strawberry Festival and Ventura Music Festival, both in May. The California Strawberry Festival and the Ventura County Fair are Ventura County's two largest events with thousands of eager visitors flocking to the fairgrounds and Strawberry Meadows each year!
Summer is all about food and fun. Concerts and car shows. Festivals and fairs. Don’t miss Camarillo’s Greek Festival, the Oxnard Salsa Festival, and a seaside favorite – the Ventura County Fair. Held annually in August at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, the Ventura County Fair is a celebration of the diversity of life in this region. The carnival rides, the midway, the rodeo and riding events, and 4H livestock auctions - truly something for everyone! And the Ventura County Fairgrounds are right at the seaside, providing Mediterranean-style weather even at the height of Southern California summertime.
Fall finds art and heritage at the forefront with Camarillo’s Art & Jazz Festival, Historic Home Tours in Oxnard and the Ventura Hillside Music Festival. Meet the scenes that define California's surf culture when the Aloha Beach Festival and C Street Longboard Classic come to the Channel Islands coast.
Winter is when the whales arrive in the Channel Islands, and tall ships sail into the harbor. And you’ll find farmers markets, art shows, films festivals and food and wine tours ongoing throughout the year.