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June 2018
June 6 - August 29

Capitola Summer Twilight Concerts

Bring chairs, jackets, a picnic supper, and the family to enjoy live music and the sunset.

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June 15 - August 31

Downtown Summer Concerts in Oxnard

A favorite summertime tradition in Oxnard, the Downtown Summer Concerts take place every Friday evening from June 15 through August 31. June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Held at historic Heritage Square, the summer concerts suit every musical preference with styles ranging from reggae to swing and from country to rock 'n' roll. Table seating for six is available by reservation at $80 for main plaza and $60 outside the main plaza.…

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June 15 - August 31

Friday Night Bands on the Beach Boardwalk

Two free live concerts on the Boardwalk's Beach Bandstand every Friday night with top bands of the '80s and '90s!

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June 15 - August 10

Buellton Movies in the Park

Summer means late nights and outdoor activities. Celebrate the end of the week with family and friends at Buellton's Movies in the Park. On Friday, June 15, July 13, and August 10, movies will be shown for free at Oak Park (401 Sycamore Drive). Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for a cozy time, and your appetitie for the popcorn and hot chocolate for sale. Movies begin at dusk and are rated G - PG 13.

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June 20 - August 15

Wednesday night movies on the Beach Boardwalk

There's nothing like watching a classic movie on the beach with the Giant Dipper twinkling overhead and the sound of gentle summer surf in the background. Bring the family and your blanket or low-back beach chair and join the fun!

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June 21 - August 30

Peter B’s Yoga + Beer Summer Series

Stretch, breathe, and enjoy ice cold beer with the return of Peter B’s Yoga + Beer Summer Series. Meditate, move and flow with a 60-minute yoga class in Cottonwood Plaza followed by craft beer at Peter B’s. Peter B’s is partnering with local certified yoga instructor, Kate Balog for a happy hour that speaks to your body, mind, and taste buds! 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. June 21, 28. July 5, 12, 19, 26. August 2, 9, 16, 30.

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July 2018
July 1 - August 31

Concerts by the Sea in Oxnard

Concerts by the Sea is set against a summer sky with the sparkling water as the backdrop. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of musical entertainment including Rock, R&B, Rockabilly/'50s Surf Music and more! Held at Peninsula Park. Free.

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July 1 - August 31

Dallas Cowboys Training Camp in Oxnard

Exact dates to be determined. Visitors can see live professional football when the Dallas Cowboys train for their upcoming season during the summer. The sessions are held at the River Ridge Playing Fields and are free of charge with a minimal parking fee. Besides watching the practice sessions, visitors can also take advantage of the Dallas Cowboys Experience featuring a Kids Zone, ‘Cowboys on Tour Truck’ with team merchandise and Hall of Fame trailers. Special performances include the mascot, Rowdy…

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July 4 - August 29

Waterfront Wednesdays – Ventura Harbor Village

Make Ventura Harbor Village a summertime favorite place to be as it presents the annual “Wednesdays On the Waterfront” every Wednesday beginning in July and continuing through the end of August, 2018. The event will highlight live entertainment by a steel drummer from noon to 3 p.m. and special seaside offers, happenings, and delicious appetizers and cocktails from select restaurants during Happy Hour.

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July 5 - August 9

Seaside Kids Club at Ventura Harbor Village

Ventura Harbor Village invites kids ages 4 -10 years old to immerse themselves in sea themed activities every Thursday from July 5 through August 9. Cost is $3 each. Sign-in at 10:30 AM at the Kelp Corridor. Experience a different theme each week including “Red, White Sand & Blue Ocean,” “Piratey Fun & Puppets Too,” “Fit & Fun in the Sun,” “Jellyfish Jam - All Things Squishy” and more.

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July 12 @ 5:00 am - August 9 @ 8:00 pm

Summer Supper Concert Series

From July 12 through August 9, in the garden courtyard at St. Mark's-in-the-Valley church from 5-8pm. Each Summer Supper Concert begins with themed food and beverages at 5pm; music starts at 5:30pm. Ticket donation includes supper, concert, and a beverage for $25 (adults), $10 (ages 12 years and under); and a "family cap" of $30 for 3 or more children. Tickets sold at the door, or online in advance (https://www.smitv.org/syv-summer-supper-concerts.html)

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July 14 - July 28

Carmel Bach Festival

America's most important Bach festival, the Carmel Bach Festival, celebrates its 81st season with 15 days of performances, talks and educational events.  Musicians from the around the world perform an amazing array of multiple concerts and more than 40 events in Carmel, Monterey, and Pebble Beach.

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July 19 - July 22

California Rodeo Salinas

Each July, the West comes alive in Salinas with the California Rodeo Salinas at the Salinas Sports Complex. Though the California Rodeo Salinas itself takes place for four days only, surrounding events such as the Rodeo Carnival, the Kiddie Kapers Parade and Cowboy Poetry provide a two-week long warm-up to the main event.

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July 19 - July 22

Camarillo Fiesta & Street Fair

The Camarillo Fiesta Association is a non-profit 501(3)c that organizes and operates the annual Camarillo Fiesta and Street Fair in Old Town Camarillo. The mission: engage the community with a diverse event in a family friendly environment attract visitors and showcase the Camarillo Old Town neighborhood raise money for non-profits serving Camarillo area residents for 50 years.

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July 27 - July 29

Gilroy Garlic Festival

Celebrating 40 Years of Family Fun! Known as the world’s greatest summer food festival, the Gilroy Garlic Festival is held each year on the last full weekend of July. The 40th annual Gilroy Garlic Festival will be held on July 27, 28, and 29, 2018 at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California.

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July 28 - July 29

Oxnard Salsa Festival

Celebrating the food, music and dance - the Oxnard Salsa Festival celebrates 30 years in 2018 with concerts on the main stage, Oxnard Salsa Tasting Tent, dance perfermances, children's fun area dn arts & crafts. $5 for Main stage seating and Salsa Tent.

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July 28

Great Kitchens of Cambria Tour

Experience the spirit of Cambria as you visit numerous unique and wonderful kitchens, each full of inspiring ideas you can apply to your own home, now or in the future. Have a fun, interesting day as you enjoy an epic, progressive feast of small plates, wine, and beer. Participate in a drawing for a fabulous prize! All proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of Fiscalini Ranch Preserve, a 437-acre hiking and wilderness preserve along the coast in Cambria.

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July 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Buellton BBQ Bonanza

Don't miss the Buellton Barbecue Bonanza! This annual event takes place at River View Park (151 Sycamore Drive). Enjoy a free BBQ lunch with your friends and neighbors, courtesy of the City of Buellton. Bring a dessert to share while you meet and greet other members of the community. Entertainment includes kids' games and live music. All are welcome!

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July 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary

This docent-guided walking tour of the Sanctuary provides quiet herd observation along the way. Meet some of the mustangs that live at the sanctuary and represent a vital link to the history of the horse in North America.

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July 29

Sunday Art and Music at the Beach

Art & Music at the Beach is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Local artists display their work and live music is featured on the Esplanade Stage overlooking Capitola Beach and Monterey Bay. June 24, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 5, August 12, 2018.

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July 29

Moss Landing Antique Fair

The quaint fishing village of Moss Landing becomes the antique capital of the world where hundreds of antique booths set up on the streets for the Moss Landing Antique Street Fair, selling antique furniture and every kind of vintage item imaginable.

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July 29

Taste of Camarillo Wine, Food & Brew Festival

A Taste of Camarillo is the longest running wine and food festival in Ventura County. Guests spend an afternoon sampling fine wines and gourmet foods on the grounds of the historic Camarillo Ranch. Live entertainment, a silent auction, and boutique shopping enhance the afternoon while guests visit with winemakers and local chefs in the shade of 100 year old trees. TOC promises a wonderful event for everyone while proceeds benefit local and Ventura County charities.

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August 2018
August 4 - August 5

Strawberry Festival in Watsonville

This multi-faceted celebration will serve up a menu of strawberry delights, non-stop entertainment, gooey contests, & more.

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August 4

Salinas Valley Half Marathon

Take in the fresh air and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the "Salad Bowl of the World" during the Salinas Valley Half Marathon. Runners and walkers will be delighted with stunning sights along Salinas Valley's Foothill and River Roads along the Santa Lucia mountain range.

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August 5

Sunday Art and Music at the Beach

Art & Music at the Beach is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Local artists display their work and live music is featured on the Esplanade Stage overlooking Capitola Beach and Monterey Bay. June 24, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 5, August 12, 2018.

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August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Taste of the Grove

This intimate cocktail evening event will be hosted at the landmark Packing Shed, a Morro Bay Avocado Farm set minutes from town with a rural agricultural ambiance. Enjoy all-inclusive farm-to-table pairings with area farmers and local chefs presenting tantalizing avocado-themed dishes. Enjoy food demos, educational opportunities (including an avocado-centric component) and dozens of local dishes as well as local mixology, wine, and brewery pairings and live music.

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August 8 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Avocado and Margarita Festival

Sample guacamole 'til you see green, and quench your thirst with margaritas!!! Enjoy food, drink, live music, art & crafts, specialty vendors, and fun in beautiful Morro Bay on the Embarcadero! Don't miss out on this wonderful event and come support our local Chamber, the Morro Bay High School Music Boosters, Athletic Boosters & Cheerleaders!

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August 11

Salinas Valley Food & Wine

Charming Salinas City Center turns into a food and wine lovers dream with an incredible lineup of award winning wines, craft brews, live entertainment and culinary delights straight from “The Salad Bowl of the World.”

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August 12

Sunday Art and Music at the Beach

Art & Music at the Beach is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in Capitola Village. Local artists display their work and live music is featured on the Esplanade Stage overlooking Capitola Beach and Monterey Bay. June 24, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 5, August 12, 2018.

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August 13 - August 19

U.S. Amateur Championship at Pebble Beach

Golf fans around the world will once again make the pilgrimage to the California coastline, as the tradition continues when Pebble Beach hosts its fifth U.S. Amateur Championship.

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August 15 - August 18

Garlic City Car Show

The Garlic City Car Show is an annual event held in Downtown Gilroy. Every year the show brings in hundreds of the area’s finest classic cars, muscle cars, hot rods and customs.

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August 17 - August 19

North/South Run (Classic Truck Show)

The North/South Run is an annual classic truck show which unites all the clubs from Northern California and Southern California who love the event. Admission is free to the public. The club is dedicated to enthusiasts of the 1948 to 1956 Ford Trucks, and to bringing families together who share the love for classic trucks and cars.

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August 18 - August 19

19th Annual Scotts Valley Art, Wine, and Beer Festival

This festival features local art, prestigious wineries, live music, micro breweries, and a family midway. We will be joining forces with the Cops and Robbers Car Show which is put on by the Scotts Valley Police Department. For one day only (Saturday) we will have on display over 150 vintage cars as well as a K-9 demonstration. Bring your Dog on Sunday.

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August 18 - August 26

Monterey Car Week & Concours d’Elegance

Classic automobiles take over the Monterey Peninsula during Monterey Car Week and Concours d'Elegance. All over Monterey County, classic cars take to the streets, golf courses, parks and the world-renowned WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, surrounding visitors with automobiles from yesteryear.

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August 18 - August 19

Wings Over Camarillo Airshow

Welcome to the 38th annual Wings Over Camarillo Air Show presented by California Aeronautical University. The Wings Over Camarillo Airshow has historically been about warbirds, aviation history, veterans, cool aircraft, cool cars and an awesome air show – a fun day for SoCal residents, aviation lovers and families.

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August 21

11th Annual Carmel-by-the-Sea Concours on the Avenue

The latest addition to the prestigious group of events that make up the area's internationally known ten-day collector car gathering, celebrating the finest in automotive design and engineering. Carmel-by-the-Sea's world-famous Ocean Avenue will be filled with a fascinating mix of American and foreign cars will be showcased in front of a backdrop of charming shops, critically acclaimed restaurants and numerous galleries.

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August 25 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Village Days at La Purisima Mission in Lompoc

The Tule Village at La Purisma Mission State Park founded in 1797 comes to life with the blending of traditional Chumash Indian and Colonial Spanish culture. Engage in activities such as acorn grinding, basket weaving, making soapstone beads and Tule dolls, and playing Chumash games. Step back in Time at the most extensively restored mission in California including a nearly 2,000-acre park, 25 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding, a Visitor Center, Exhibit Hall, and livestock. Admission: $6.

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August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary

This docent-guided walking tour of the Sanctuary provides quiet herd observation along the way. Meet some of the mustangs that live at the sanctuary and represent a vital link to the history of the horse in North America.

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August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exotics on Cannery Row

The fourth annual Exotics on Cannery Row is staged along the stunning oceanfront backdrop of Cannery Row in Monterey. This event features an awesome showcase of the rarest and most exciting Super, Hyper and Exotic cars alongside a collection of exclusive companies capable of enhancing them to the cutting edge of performance and showmanship.

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August 27 - September 2

2018 Ventura Comedy Festival

Get the last laugh at the 2018 Ventura Comedy Festival with 16 shows and over 150 comedians performing in multiple theme shows, including “The Rainbow Comedy Show,” “Funniest Females,” “Black Friday,” “Latina All Stars,” “The Dirty Dozen,” and “10 Headliners.” The Summer “Laughter By The Sea” event will also highlight The Ventura Comedy Competition with more than 100 comics competing for $4000 in prize money and engage the audience who will assist in deciding the winner.

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September 2018
September 1 - September 3

Pinedorado Days in Cambria

Enjoy the 2018 Cambria Pinedorado Days at the Pinedorado grounds and the Veterans Hall on Main Street. Pinedorado Days is three days of fun for children and adults with food, raffles, and so much more, starting with a parade and fun run on Saturday and ending with a wonderful car show on Sunday. Don't miss the Waffle Breakfast, Pinedorado Parade, and Pinedorado Car Show.

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September 8 - September 10

Oxnard Jazz Festival

The Oxnard Jazz Festival offers a diverse mix of Jazz, Latin, Soul, and R&B. The event takes place at the picturesque Oxnard Beach Park and ticket prices vary for each of the concerts.

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September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Candlelight Tours at La Purisima Mission

Escorted by candlelight, guests travel back in time to the 1820s on a walking tour, moving from scene to scene while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of traditional mission life.

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September 30 - October 30

Scarecrow Festival in Cambria

For the entire month of October, the most artistic, creative, and lively scarecrows will line the streets of Cambria's East and West Villages, Moonstone Beach, and San Simeon.

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October 2018
October 6

23rd Annual Multicultural Festival in Oxnard

Oxnard celebrates its cultural diversity during the Multicultural Festival. Highlights include musical entertainment, fun educational activities, international booths, car displays and more. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and takes place in Plaza Park, Downtown Oxnard. Free.

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October 13

Solvang Stomp, a “Footie” Wine Harvest Street Festival

October is harvest time which means it’s time to stomp grapes! Remember Lucille Ball’s famous grape stomp episode on her TV show? Channel your inner Lucy or Ricky Ricardo in a Look-a-Like Contest! Stomp grapes barefoot in vats, dance to a live band, and purchase food inside the festival area from popular area eateries. VIP Stompers (limited to only 100 guests) $100 per person; general admission $75 per person. Must be 21 years of age and beyond.

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November 2018
November 3 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Village Days at La Purisima Mission

The Tule Village comes to life with the blending of traditional Chumash Indian and Colonial Spanish culture. Visitors can engage in activities such as acorn grinding, basket weaving, making soapstone beads and Tule dolls, and playing Chumash games.

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November 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

68th Annual Tree Lighting Celebration in Oxnard

Visitors can watch in awe as Ventura County’s tallest Christmas tree is illuminated! The evening includes the debut of the Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show taking place throughout the month of December plus a visit from Santa Claus! The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Free.

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December 2018
December 1

57th Annual Oxnard Christmas Parade in Oxnard

An annual tradition for the whole family. The Oxnard Christmas Parade features colorful marching bands performing favorite holiday tunes, spirited floats, equestrian units and more! Held in Downtown Oxnard at 10 a.m. Free.

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December 1

11th Annual Oxnard Tamale Festival

Held in conjunction with the Oxnard Christmas Parade, the Oxnard Tamale Festival offers more reasons to visit Downtown Oxnard during the holiday season! Visitors can munch on a favorite holiday tradition – tasty, handmade tamales while also enjoying live music, arts & crafts, dance competitions and community booths. Held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free.

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December 8

53rd Annual Parade of Lights at Channel Islands Harbor

Holiday lights dance across the water during the Parade of Lights boat parade in picturesque Channel Islands Harbor. Pre-parade activities include ‘snowplay’ for the kids, arts & crafts fair and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. The lighted boat parade follows at 7 p.m. circling the Harbor starting at Peninsula Park. Free.

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December 9

11th Annual Santa to the Sea Half Marathon

The annual Santa to the Sea is a great way to stay in shape while giving back to the community. Participants can choose from a half-marathon race to a 5k run/walk, or a 1k kids run and even a ‘Diaper Dash’ for the younger sect. Registration fees vary and all proceeds benefit local charities.

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December 11 - December 13

12th Annual Holly Trolley Holiday Light Tour

Get a top-side view of Oxnard’s holiday lights in Downtown Oxnard by hopping aboard a grand double-decker during the 12th Annual Holly Trolley Holiday Light Tour. The bus departs from Centennial Plaza and includes a drive through Oxnard’s National Historic District filled with spectacular displays of holiday lights and décor. The tour includes a stop at historic Heritage Square for hot cocoa and cookies.

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December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Las Posadas at La Purisima Mission

Costumed docents lead the Las Posadas procession through the mission grounds with songs in Spanish and English. The tradition dates back over 400 years in Mexico and reenacts the biblical journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter in Bethlehem.

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