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Ventura County Annual Events & Festivals
Ventura County, located on the beautiful coast of Southern California, is not only known for its stunning landscapes but also for its lively and diverse communities. Throughout the year, the cities within Ventura County come alive with a plethora of exciting annual events and festivals that celebrate the region's rich culture, traditions, and spirit of togetherness. From coastal towns to inland cities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Let's take a closer look at the annual events and festivals in each city of Ventura County:
a) Ventura County Fair: Held in August, the Ventura County Fair is one of the largest and most anticipated events in the county. This week-long extravaganza features thrilling rides, live music, livestock shows, delicious food, and various exhibits showcasing local talent and craftsmanship.
b) Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival: Celebrated in September, this event turns Ventura's streets into a colorful canvas. Local and visiting artists create mesmerizing chalk masterpieces, and visitors can enjoy art exhibits, live music, and delicious street food.
a) California Strawberry Festival: As the "Strawberry Capital of the World," Oxnard hosts the California Strawberry Festival in May. This sweet celebration highlights all things strawberry, including strawberry-themed foods, contests, live entertainment, and arts and crafts.
b) Oxnard Tamale Festival: Embracing the rich cultural heritage of the region, the Oxnard Tamale Festival takes place in December. It's a lively event featuring traditional and gourmet tamales, live music, dancing, and various activities for the whole family.
a) Conejo Valley Days: Held in the spring, Conejo Valley Days is a cherished event that brings the community together. This western-themed festival offers carnival rides, live entertainment, a parade, and numerous vendor booths offering food, arts, and crafts.
b) Thousand Oaks Arts Festival: Taking place in the fall, this festival celebrates local creativity and talent. Visitors can explore unique artworks, participate in interactive workshops, and enjoy live performances.
a) Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival: In May, the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival livens up the city with the sounds of jazz, blues, and Cajun music. Attendees can savor authentic Cajun cuisine, dance to the rhythm, and enjoy a fun-filled weekend.
b) Fourth of July Extravaganza: Simi Valley boasts an impressive Fourth of July celebration with a spectacular fireworks display and various family-friendly activities in Rancho Santa Susana Community Park.
a) Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair: Celebrated in July, the Camarillo Fiesta is a delightful street fair featuring a parade, carnival rides, live entertainment, and an array of vendors offering crafts and food.
b) Camarillo Ranch Wedding Showcase: This annual event in March showcases the historic Camarillo Ranch as an idyllic wedding venue, allowing visitors to explore the beautiful grounds and meet wedding vendors.
a) Moorpark Country Days: In October, Moorpark comes alive with Moorpark Country Days, featuring a massive country-themed parade, live entertainment, food vendors, and a car show.
b) Apricot Festival: Celebrated in June, the Moorpark Apricot Festival pays homage to the city's apricot farming heritage. The festival offers apricot-themed treats, arts and crafts, and live music.
a) Fillmore May Festival: This beloved tradition, held in May, offers a small-town carnival experience with rides, games, a parade, and a variety of food booths.
b) Fillmore Classic Car & Truck Show: Vintage car enthusiasts gather in July to admire classic automobiles, enjoy live music, and partake in family-friendly activities.
These annual events and festivals in Ventura County highlight the unique charm and diversity of each city. Whether you're interested in art, music, culture, or simply having fun with family and friends, Ventura County has something special to offer throughout the year. So, mark your calendars and immerse yourself in the joyous celebrations of this enchanting region on the Southern California coast!
About Ventura County:
Ventura County is located in the southern part of state of California. As of the 2020 census, the population was 843,843. The largest city is Oxnard and the county seat is the city of Ventura. In Ventura County most residents own their homes and there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, large outlet mall (Camarillo Premium Outlets), chruches and parks. Many families and young professionals that live in Ventura County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Ventura County ranked are above average.
Ventura County can be separated into two major parts, East County and West County, which are divided by the Conejo Grade. East County consists of all cities east of the Conejo Grade. Geographically East County is the end of the Santa Monica Mountains, in which the Conejo Valley is located, and where there is a considerable increase in elevation. Communities which are considered to be in the East County are Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Lake Sherwood, Hidden Valley, Santa Rosa Valley, part of Westlake Village, Oak Park, Moorpark, and Simi Valley. A majority of these communities are in the Conejo Valley.
Ventura County has a considerable range in climate because of differences in topography between one part of the county and another. The average annual temperature is near 60 °F at low elevations near the ocean, in the 50s over most of the northern two-thirds of the county and less than 45 °F in the Topatopa Mountains. The annual range in temperature is between 70 °F and 80 °F. *
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