Ventura County Calendar of Events

Event Date 05-05-2015
Event End Date 06-30-2015
Location Channel Islands Maritime Museum
CHANNEL ISLANDS MARITIME MUSEUM “NAUTICA 2015” ART SHOW The theme of the show is marine subjects “UP TO THE TIDE LINE”, and features the work of more than 22 artists from southern California, May 5th running through June 30th. A juried show, an awards reception will be held on June 6, from 4 to 6 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free for this event A “Nautica” exhibit has been a staple on the Museum’s annual show schedule for more than 20 years, and is a juried show with entry fees going toward prize money awards for first, second, and third-place ribbon winners. Work encompasses all media, and most is for sale. Originally a show intended to include Ventura County art club and association members, the show’s reach now includes artists from as far away as Encinitas in Orange County, making the Museum truly a regional venue for the exhibition and sale of marine art. The Maritime Museum is open daily 11-5 pm. Located at Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, 3900 South Harbor Boulevard, on Bluefin Circle, permanent exhibits include a seascape gallery of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, and interactive contemporary exhibits and a gift shop. Museum entry is $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $2 Children. Third Thursday of the month is free. Info: or 805.984.6260
Event Date 05-08-2015
Event End Date 05-08-2015
Location Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Marcelo Lehninger, conductor


Marcelo Lehninger, conductor

Jessica Rivera, soprano

Rebecca Ringle, mezzo-soprano

Matthew Plenk, tenor*

Andrew Craig Brown, bass-baritone*

Zobelein New West Fanfare
Mozart Great Mass in C Minor, K.427



Event Date 05-09-2015
Event End Date 05-09-2015
Location Ventura Pier/Promenade
Saturday, May 9: Ventura, CA at the Pier

Hotel closest to the race venue (2 minute walk): Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach 450 East Harbor Boulevard Ventura, CA

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9am - 10:30am 2 and Under
10:30am - Noon 3 Year Olds
Noon - 12:30pm Lunch/Break
12:30pm - 1:30pm Special Needs
1:30pm - 2:30pm 4 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds


Event Registration: Includes a STRIDER Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!

  • - Pre-Registration $25 is now open HERE!

  • - On-site registration will be available starting at 8am and ending 30 minutes prior to each race time - $35(STRIDER jersey size and color subject to availability)


Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2015 STRIDER Championship Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs. We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any STRIDER Rider with Special Needs. To register please send an email to

  • - 8 and under class on 12" STRIDER Bikes

  • - 8 and under class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes

  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes

  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 20 Sport Bikes

Event Date 05-09-2015
Event End Date 05-09-2015
Location -

Saturday, May 9th from 2pm to 6pm featuring:
Mariachi Nacional de Oxnard, Mariachi Aguilas de Mexico
Mariachi Cardenas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi San Marcos

7pm to 11pm - Dinner Dance featuring: "L.A. Salsa Divas" 


Ticket outlets:  Performing Arts Center Box Office at
(805) 486-2424

Anna 216-9745 (Se Habla Espanol)

Event Date 05-09-2015
Event End Date 05-09-2015
Location US Coast Guard Station

Reserve your spot for a free Coast Guard Boat Tour or Ride!!

During the Annual Safe Boating Expo at Channel Islands Harbor on May 9, 2015, public tours will be available on the 87' US Coast Guard Cutter Blacktip and other boats, while offshore rides will be available on the 45' RBM boat. These multi-mission patrol boats conduct critical Homeland Security Operations, Search and Rescue, and Fisheries and Maritime Law Enforcement. Passengers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Space is limited. Join us for a day of exciting Safe Boating Expo events:

  • Offshore Air, Sea & Fire Rescue Demos 11:00 am & 2:00 pm: Ventura County Sheriff's Rescue, Channel Islands Harbor Patrol, Ventura County Fire Department, Oxnard Police/Fire Dive Team, U.S. Coast Guard Helicopter and Gold Coast Ambulance.
  • Safety Demonstrations 9:00 am to 4:00 pm: Fire Extinguisher, Flares, Life Jackets, First Aid, Kayaking, Scuba Diving and many more.
  • Agency Booths and Displays: Ventura County Fire Department, Ventura Sheriff Rescue, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, National Weather Service, Channel Islands National Park, Red Cross, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Ventura Sail and Power Squadron, Channel Islands Harbor Patrol, National Parks Rangers, Department of Fish and Wildlife and Vessel Assist 

Food and beverages will be sponsored by the Pacific Cornthian Youth Foundation.



Event Date 05-09-2015
Event End Date 05-09-2015
Location Heritage Square

Mrs. Francis Kaufman-Petit cordially invites you to an afternoon tea. May 9th 2:00-4:00 pm. Seating open at 1:30 pm. Don't forget to wear your favorite hat for the hat contest. Shop at the marketplace for those last minute items for Mother's Day or for something special for yourself. Enjoy a pot of tea, sandwiches, scones and dessert, catered by La Dolce Vita Restaurant.

Cost is $40 per person and $25 per Child 12 and under. Reservations are required by May 1st. Call 805.483.7960 ext 3 or email




Event Date 05-14-2015
Event End Date 05-14-2015
Location Century 10 Downtown Ventura
The Ventura Film Society presents the powerful 2014 drama, "ROSEWATER", written & directed by Jon Stewart, is based on the memoir "Then They Came for Me" by Maziar Bahari and Aimee Molloy. The film recounts the 2009 arrest and imprisonment of Iranian-born Canadian journalist Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal), who returned to his native country to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the prime challenger to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When Moussavi's supporters protested Ahmadinejad's declaration of victory, Bahari smuggled footage of the riots to the BBC. His participation in an interview on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" that same year was presented as evidence that Bahari was in communication with an American spy. He was arrested by Iran's Revolutionary Guard and interrogated and tortured for 118 days by an official known only as "Rosewater" (the chilling Kim Bodnia).
Event Date 05-16-2015
Event End Date 05-17-2015
Location -

Strawberries galore and more are in store at this annual festival held at the Strawberry Meadows of College Park in Oxnard. Ranking among the top Festivals in the nation, the fruitful celebration boasts strawberries every way imaginable, along with all day fun for the entire family with concert performances, the Strawberry Promenade with celebrity cooking demonstrations, more than 250 Fine Arts & Crafts booths, Strawberryland For Kids with rides and attractions, gooey contests, special appearances, and more.

The event has helped raise over $4 million for various Southland charities while paying tribute to the region’s agricultural heritage and winning award recognition for its recycling and “green” policies that began in 2001. Oxnard is located 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara.

The free Park & Ride “Strawberry Express” shuttles from convenient locations off the 101 Fwy make getting to the Festival a breeze. Amtrak offers special Festival weekend discount rates (shuttles meet the trains). Parking is also available for $10 on site at Strawberry Meadows of College Park (3250 S. Rose Avenue in Oxnard).

Advance tickets can be purchased at The CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL Information Line is 1 888 288-9242 or visit the official website at

Event Date 05-24-2015
Event End Date 05-24-2015
Location - Ventura
Begins in Ojai, continues down Bike Trail to Ventura
Event Date 06-06-2015
Event End Date 06-06-2015
Location 500 East Esplanade Drive
On Saturday, June 6th, the Third Annual Tower 2 Tower Stair Climb Run will be held at 500 Esplanade Drive in Oxnard. The climb is designed for all ages. Check in starts at 9:00 am; the run starts at 10:00 am. This fundraising event is designed to raise funds for the Oxnard Youth Fire Explorers.


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