15 Largest Events in Ventura County


Ventura County's Largest Events and Festivals

Ventura County, located along the scenic coast of Southern California, is home to a vibrant array of events and festivals throughout the year, drawing both locals and visitors alike. With its diverse cities including Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Thousand Oaks, Santa Paula, Simi Valley, Westlake Village, and Conejo Valley, the county offers a wide range of cultural, culinary, and recreational experiences.

Each year, Ventura County hosts a total of hundreds of events and festivals, showcasing the rich tapestry of the region. From agricultural fairs to music festivals, food events to art exhibitions, there's always something happening in Ventura County. The Conejo Valley alone boasts a number of annual events, including the Thousand Oaks Arts Festival, Conejo Valley Days, and the Thousand Oaks Rotary Street Fair, which attract thousands of attendees.

In Ojai, the Ojai Music Festival, a renowned classical music event, has been captivating audiences for decades. Oxnard's multicultural heritage is celebrated through events like the Oxnard Salsa Festival and the Oxnard Tamale Festival, which highlight the city's vibrant culinary scene. Meanwhile, in Simi Valley, the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival offers a taste of Louisiana with its lively music and authentic cuisine.

With its pleasant climate and picturesque landscapes, Ventura County provides the perfect backdrop for these events, creating memorable experiences for all who attend. Whether you're interested in art, music, food, or simply soaking up the local culture, Ventura County's events and festivals offer something for everyone, making it a must-visit destination on California's Central Coast.

The 15 Largest Events in Ventura County

Ventura County hosts a variety of events and festivals throughout the year. Here are 15 of the largest events in Ventura County:


California Strawberry Festival

Held annually in Oxnard, this festival celebrates all things strawberry with food, drinks, live entertainment, and family activities.


Ventura County Fair

One of the largest fairs in California, held in Ventura, featuring concerts, rides, food vendors, and agricultural exhibits.


Ojai Music Festival

A prestigious classical music festival held annually in Ojai, featuring world-class musicians and composers.


Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair

A community event in Camarillo featuring a parade, live music, food vendors, and a carnival.


Moorpark Country Days

An annual event in Moorpark featuring a parade, live entertainment, food vendors, and activities for all ages.


Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival

Held in Simi Valley, this festival features live music, Cajun and Creole cuisine, and a Mardi Gras parade.


Oxnard Salsa Festival

A celebration of salsa music, dancing, and food held annually in Oxnard.


Thousand Oaks Arts Festival

An event showcasing local artists and performers, held in Thousand Oaks.


Fillmore May Festival

A longstanding tradition in Fillmore, featuring a parade, carnival, live entertainment, and food vendors.


Santa Paula Citrus Festival

A festival celebrating the citrus industry in Santa Paula, featuring citrus-themed food, drinks, and activities.


Westlake Village 4th of July Parade and Fireworks

A patriotic celebration featuring a parade and fireworks show in Westlake Village.


Port Hueneme Banana Festival

A family-friendly event celebrating the city's history with bananas, featuring live music, food vendors, and banana-related activities.


Conejo Valley Days

A multi-day festival in Thousand Oaks featuring carnival rides, live entertainment, food vendors, and a parade.


Ojai Wine Festival

An annual event showcasing local wineries, breweries, and restaurants in Ojai.


Simi Valley Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off

A community event in Simi Valley featuring a chili cook-off, live music, and activities for all ages.


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