Very Ventura launches the eye-catching "Darino Art" exhibit Friday, October 4th as part of the First Fridays art series. Darla Murino will be on hand to discuss the inspiration and technique behind her work on Friday. Very Ventura is located next to the beautiful Bella Maggiore Inn on California St. Free parking is available in the parking structure across the street. The exhibit runs through October 26th.
Faster releases, fewer bugs, and lower software development costs—things all technology businesses desire but that are essential to startups with limited resources and tight timelines. This event will focus on tools and strategies to achieve these goals, starting with making software testing accessible and manageable for small teams.
The Friends of California Condors will discuss these magnificent birds, the threats to their existence, and the steps being taken to keep condors wild and free. Please attend and learn about this stunning creature that resides in our backyard!
A book club discussion sponsored by the San Buenaventura Friends of the Library. This month's read: "The Cat’s Table" by Michael Ondaatje. All are welcome to this special event in the Topping Room.
Ventura County's Poet Laureate Mary Kay Rummel will read from her book "The Lifeline Trembles." The book was the winner of the 2014 Blue Light Book Award.
Get fit and fight breast cancer on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Mavericks Gym, 5171 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Sign-up a four-person team for $100 and all funds go directly to the Ventura County Medical Center Auxiliary to help support the mobile mammography program for early detection of breast cancer. A Grand Prize will be awarded to the one team who raises the most money and has a member standing at the end of the four-hour dance party. Participants are encouraged to attend a pre-event t-shirt decorating party on Friday, October 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gym. Sign up at Mavericks or online at http://tinyurl.com/maverickszumbathon. For more information, call Mavericks at 805-642-9600.
Adventure awaits at the Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show in Ventura where shopping and entertainment combine for a fun-filled weekend. The Ventura County Fairground comes alive with hundreds of artisans showcasing more than 24,000 handcrafted originals, stage entertainment, a Kidzone, strolling performers, contests, a pumpkin patch, specialty foods, and more.
Unique reigns supreme at the celebration revered as the west coast's largest and finest indoor craft show, a fall tradition now 41 years in the making. Exhibitors hail from throughout North America, specializing in "made in the USA" handcrafted items at affordable prices.
The festive fall-themed atmosphere makes exploring the array of exhibits an exciting discovery of beautiful jewelry, blown glass, ceramics, hand woven clothing, photography, candles, wood carvings, garden designs, homemade sauces and soups, antique treasures, children's accessories, sculptures, holiday ornaments, and more. Patrons appreciate the opportunity to interact with the artists, get items personalized, or even learn some helpful tips through crafting demonstrations.
Enjoy Harbor Views and delicious Brunch!
Eggs Benedict, Grandmother's Sandwich, Cre'me Brule'e French Toast, Egg Breakfast Your Way, Super Fluffy Pancakes, Meat Lovers Omelet, Veggie Omelet, N.Y. Strip Steak and Eggs, Mimosa and Bloody Marys.
Happy Hour 7 days a week! 3-6pm
New Happy Hour Menu!
Pet Friendly Patio Dining featuring Chef's Specially Prepared Pet's Menu plus Sasha's homemade doggy cookies!
Join us on OCT 28th for an exclusive evening in a true 100 year old haunted mansion. Enjoy a formal sit down dinner w/ wine in the dining room, private ghost tour in the dark by famous paranormal expert Richard Senate, live séance in the library by famed Debbie Senate, Magic in the theater room by award winning Magic Castle Mentalist Ron Saylor and Parlor Magic by Bob Bolivar.
ONLY 60 TICKETS BEING SOLD to help raise funds for the Herman Bennett Foundation to continue its spay and neuter programs throughout Ventura County. All ticket purchases are tax deductible. Call 805-445-7171 to order your tickets today! This is a very unique event arranged for guests ages 21 and over only. Donating to a local cause could not be more fun! Visit http://hermanbennettfoundation.org/ for more details.
Celebrating its 25th season of sensational selections, the Ventura Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show returns to Seaside Park at the Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday, October 3rd to 5th with an unforgettable fall weekend “shoppertunity” of more than 24,000 original works from hundreds of exhibitors. From hand-pressed olive oil to handmade jewelry, clothing accessories and more, you’ll find it all at the festive fall celebration. There is something for everyone with live entertainment, a Kidzone and pumpkin patch, contests, demonstrations, and specialty foods. Visiting with the artists and personalizing items makes the day even more memorable. Benefactors include the Boys & Girls Club of Ventura, Clinicas del Camino Real and FOOD Share. Bring canned goods for donation and get $2 off admission. Kids 12 & under are free, and tickets are good for the entire weekend so you can return for more.
Volunteer! Help special needs kids on the beach or in the water.
Enjoy Daily Happy Hour Specials at our Bar or on our Pet Friendly Patio overlooking downtown Ventura!
Fresh catch-of-the-day is offered by local fishermen selling to the general public directly off the boat at Andria's pier with on-site fillet services available. Andria’s Seafood has operated a retail fish market since 1976. We emphasize quality and locally caught “identified” California seafood. Andria’s Retail Fish Market is located next to Andria’s Seafood Restaurant in Ventura Harbor Village. Most of the fish in the retail case is also on the Andria’s menu, so you can actually see the fish you’ve just eaten. And, you can take some home! Cooking suggestions and recipes are available.
EVERY WEDNESDAY Fruits, vegetables, flowers and baked goods.
Open rain or shine.
During the Downtown Ventura Tasting Tour, guests will stop at six shops and restaurants for tastings and conversations with the chefs, owners, and entrepreneurs behind some of the county's best eats. The tours are informal and intimate, giving a behind the scenes look into the local food scene and insight into the history and architecture of Ventura.
Partnering businesses include Spencer Makenzie's, Paradise Pantry, Trufflehounds, Watermark on Main, Palermo Coffee, We Olive, Marie Shannon Confections, and Spice-Topia.
Private tours are available upon request for groups of 8 or more. Tours run most Saturdays and Sundays, starting at 11am. 24 Hour Reservation Required.
Happy Hour Monday - Friday, 3-7pm at the bar.
Learn Zumba with Ionia! Just drop by to join the fun!
Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party." Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest-and most successful-dance-fitness program. http://venturazumba.com/schedule/
The AQUA Beachfront Bar is Ventura, California's hottest contemporary lounge. Enjoy the pure Gold Coast atmosphere with your favorite beverage while overlooking the crashing waves of Ventura's Pacific coast. Enjoy Happy Hour, Sunday-Thursday, 4-7 pm.
Live entertainment every weekend!
Enjoy Food Specials, Happy Hour Drink Prices!
Swap Meet Every Wednesday.
Everything from Antiques to Tupperware.
Small Plates, Oyster Bar, Appetizers, Shooters.
EVERY SATURDAY Visit Ventura County's oldest certified non-profit farmers' market. It offers country music, vegetables, flowers and baked goods.
Open rain or shine.
Free parking in the city parking lot.
Agriculture Certified local Farm produce, flowers & plants, artisan breads & bakery goods, local raw honey, oils, salsa, hummus, fudge, dried fruits & raw nuts. Free Range Chicken, Grass Fed Beef and Farm Fresh Eggs. Fresh, Organic Cheese and Butters.Also available will be handcrafted soaps, candles, incense, jewelry and recycled products. Kettle corn, Tamales, BBQ and Hot Dogs.
Thousands of people put their pride on the line and compete every week! These are people just like YOU! Upstanding citizens by day, beer-soaked Know-it-Alls by night. Think you have what it takes? Think you can compete? Prove it! Bring along some friends and experience King Trivia for yourself. It's FREE to play and you can win great prizes!
Swap Meet Every Wednesday.
The Dinner Detective® is America’s LARGEST murder mystery comedy dinner show! You’ll solve a hilarious murder case while you enjoy a fantastic four-course plated dinner. A tantalizing Prize Package awaits our Top Sleuth of the evening. But be careful! In this show, EVERYONE is a suspect, even YOU, and the killer might be at your table!
Come and Join us at Social Tap for "Live Trivia Night " every Wednesday.
Great prizes, food and drink specials.
1/2 Off all bottles of Wine every Thursday!
Wine is best shared with friends.
Are you Hungry? Brunch at the Beach.
Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar.
Join our host Tim Long, and talented local musicians, songwriters, poets and comedians, for open mic night – every Thursday evening! Don’t miss your chance to get up on our stage! Sign-ups begin at 6pm and performances go from 6-8pm. Every performer gets 10 minutes on stage. It's a friendly, open atmosphere, newcomers encouraged! Excellent sandwiches, beer, wine, coffee, kombucha and more!
If you dare...creep on board a hauntingly vintage train for a spooktacular adventure, with "Ichabog" as your destination. Feast on BBQ Tri Tip & chicken, potato salad, beans and bread. Then embark on a daring hayride in search of the Headless Horseman and who knows who else, or WHAT else, might be lurking...Dress in costume or as a mere mortal. Protect your head from the Headless Horseman! Reservations required, seating is limited Bodies Boarding-6:45 pm Dearly Departing- 7:00 pm Dying to Return- approximately 10:15 pm
Saturdays October 4, 11 & 25 Sunday October 26 Friday October 17
Take a ride on a vintage train to "Ichabog", our private pumpkin patch at the Loose Caboose Garden Center and Gift Emporium, where you can pick the perfect Jack-O-Lantern! Activities at the fully decorated Patch include the Carousel, Jolly Jumps, arts & crafts booths, BBQ food booth, face painting, and much more. We're DYING to see you there! Pumpkinliners run each Saturday and Sunday in October, departing at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm. Adults/Seniors-$20 Youth (4-12)- $12 Child (2-3)- $10 Under 2 years free on adult's lap (baby does not occupy a seat)