Events & Happenings

“What’s On” at Waypoint Ventura in 2018

December 2018
Island Packers Whale Watching
Whale Watching
(December 26–April 16)
Whale Watching Season is here and it’s a great time to catch a glimpse of nature up close and personal! Island Packers, Ventura County’s official concessionaire to the Channel Islands National Park, is now offering ½-day whale watching excursions to view these magnificent mammals! Read More...
February 2019
Tall Ships Ventura Harbor
Tall Ships – Ventura Harbor
(February 12–March 05)
Tall Ships, Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington, commence their annual voyage along the California coast and sail into Ventura Harbor on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 and remain through Monday, March 5, 2019. The historical vessels will dock in scenic Ventura Harbor Village. Read More...
Chowder Taste 2019
(February 24–February 24)
In celebration of a classic seafood foodie favorite, Ventura Harbor Village honors National Clam Chowder Day on Sunday, February 24 from 11 AM – 3 PM with a Chowder Taste featuring handcrafted clam chowders at seven of the waterfront Ventura Harbor Village Read More...
March 2019
March 2 & 3, 2019 - Gem & Mineral Show, Ventura
Gem & Mineral Show, Ventura
(March 02–March 03)
57th Annual Gem, Mineral, Jewelry Arts & Fossil Show. Over 50 exhibits of gems, minerals, fossils & lapidary arts; on-going demos of lapidary arts, jewelry making & gold panning; door prizes & silent auctions; a "Country Store" flea market & plant sale; Read More...
April 2019
The Ojai Tennis Tournament April 24th-28th 2019
Photo by Ryan Buller/ for the PAC-12
The 119th Ojai Tennis Tournament
(April 24–April 28)
More than 1,500 players compete annually in The Ojai Tennis Tournament, which uses 112 tennis courts in the Ojai Valley, Ventura, Oxnard, and Port Hueneme. Read More...
May 2019
May 18-19 - California Strawberry Festival, Oxnard
California Strawberry Festival, Oxnard
(May 18–May 19)
The California Strawberry Festival features over 50 food booths, contests, rides and attractions, over 200 Arts & Crafts vendors, concerts, celebrity chef demonstrations, and family fun! The 36th Anniversary California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard is the perfect summer kickoff with proceeds benefiting Read More...
Ventura Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival
Ventura Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival
(May 18–May 18)
Ventura Only Beer Festival in 2019! We will have over 60 craft breweries, kombucha, ciders and wine on site at our Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival in Ventura on Saturday, May 18th. Live entertainment, mega sized beer pong, lawn games, food trucks Read More...
42nd Annual Art in the Park Memorial Weekend: May 26 & May 26, 2019
42nd Annual Art in the Park in Ojai
(May 26–May 27)
Art in the Park is an annual tradition started in 1977 by local artists at the Ojai Art Center to give fine artists a place to sell their work during Memorial Day weekend. Nestled amongst the oaks in beautiful Libbey Park (Ojai, California), a Read More...
June 2019
June 2 - Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food, and Brew Festival, Camarillo
The Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival in Camarillo
(June 02–June 02)
The Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival has steadily grown since 1994 to become the premier wine and food event in Ventura County. In fact, it has been voted both “Best Charity Event” and “Best Food & Drink Festival” of Ventura County Read More...
The 73rd Festival celebrates Hannigan as conductor, singer, and mentor.
The Ojai Music Festival
(June 06–June 09)
Every year audiences gather in the Ojai Valley to experience an intentionally curated music Festival – the only one of its kind. Each Festival’s narrative thread is guided by a different music director, who offers a wildly distinctive style and point of Read More...
Ojai Wine Festival June 9th
Ojai Wine Festival
(June 09–June 09)
From its humble beginning in 1987, the Ojai Wine Festival has grown into a leading regional event attracting about 5,000 people from throughout the central coast and southern California. Since its inception, the Ojai Wine Festival has raised over $1,270,000.00. All net Read More...
July 2019
Surf Rodeo & Street Fair at the Ventura Pier
Surf Rodeo & Street Fair at the Ventura Pier
(July 13–July 14)
In the spirit of genuine fun and excitement, the Surf Rodeo Surf and Music Festival is featuring over 30 entertaining bands, a surf contest, games and contests, a beachfront street fair and beer gardens on the sand. In addition, returning festival favorite attractions include the Read More...
Ventura Tequila & Taco Music Festival
Ventura Tequila & Taco Music Festival
(July 20–July 21)
California's Largest Traveling Tequila & Taco Music Festival is returning to  Downtown Ventura at Plaza Park! Join us for TWO days of fun in the sun on Saturday, and Sunday! Saturday will showcase top-shelf Tequilas sampling, while you enjoy THE BEST gourmet tacos! Read More...
The Ventura County Fair 2019
The 143rd Ventura County Fair
(July 31–August 11)
The 143rd Ventura County Fair with the annual 12 days of fun, excitement, education and entertainment has come to a close. It’s a Country Fair with Ocean Air, and we hope you made lasting memories with your friends and your family. Read More...
August 2019
Artwork Ventura
Summer Artwalk Ventura
(August 01–August 31)
If you love art, you won't want to miss ArtWalk Ventura 2019. ArtWalk Ventura is totally fun, virtually free, self-guided tour of dozens of galleries, studios, pop-up venues and transformed PODS Containers in Ventura's historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District. Read More...
October 2019
Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show ‑ Ventura
(October 04–October 06)
Now in our 46th year, the Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show is known as one of the West Coast's premiere shows. See over 300 of the nation’s most talented artisans & shop thousands of American handmade arts & crafts. You will Read More...
December 2019
Winter Wine Walk Ventura 2019
Winter Wine Walk Ventura
(December 07–December 07)
The Most Magical day in Ventura will kick off with the Holiday Street Fair! The Street will be lined with vendors and live entertainment. Shop artists, crafters, non-profit organizations, commercial and food vendors. The street fair and entertainment are FREE and open Read More...
Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights 2019
Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights
(December 13–December 14)
Holiday caroling cruises and California Sleigh Rides with Ventura Boat Rentals at the Ventura Harbor. Official dates TBD. Read More...
Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights 2019
Channel Islands Harbor Parade of Lights
(December 14–December 14)
The second Saturday in December marks a special tradition at the Channel Islands Harbor as the community kicks off the holiday season with the annual Parade of Lights. This is more than just an event – it’s an awesome experience. This year, Read More...