Earth Festival and Community Yard Sale May 4
A gathering of many families and non-profits selling used items including housewares, clothing, toys and more.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Arroyo Vista Community Park, Moorpark
Stronger Families, Safer Kids 5K May 4
The Partnership for Safe Families and its members recognize the impact that child abuse and neglect has on families and communities. Your support will help to raise awareness in Ventura County about how we can all work together to strengthen families
and protect our children.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Oxnard State Park/Mandalay Beach
Arts Alive Art Festival May 4
Celebrates Ventura Countys vibrant arts and entertainment scene with inspiring showcases by professional artists and performing groups, childrens activities, hands-on workshops with SCIAC artists, a full schedule of live musical performances, food trucks
and beer garden, and opportunities to view and buy artworks directly from the artists who produce the work.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / SCIAC Campus, Camarillo
Simi Valley Street Fair May 4
Features kids corner, emergency preparedness expo, over 340 booths selling arts, crafts, food and other items and other activities. Entertainment, beer garden and kids activities.
9am-5pm / Simi Town Center Way
805-526-3900 / www.simivalleychamber.org
Bark in the Park May 4
Products, services, local veterinarians and a variety of adoption agencies and rescues in the area. Activities include water play, big and small dog costume contests, dog agility course, dog entertainers and more. Make some crafts for you and your dog
or enjoy food from one of the many food trucks!
11am-3pm / Conejo Creek Park North, Thousand Oaks
805-375-1003 / www.crpd.org
Physically Challenged and Special Needs Day at the Park May 4
An afternoon of group & individual activities, arts & crafts and board games. Bounce house and City Corps Train are also present at events.
11am-2pm / Oxnard Beach Park
Calabasas Fine Arts Festival May 4-5
A premiere outdoor event with live entertainment and over 150 painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers and hundreds of other fine artisans, as well as childrens activities and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Calabasas Civic Center & Commons at Calabasas
Ojai Half Marathon, 5K and 10K May 5
This is a one loop course along the Ojai bike trail and Lake Casitas. A rolling hills course that has something for everyone.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Mira Monte Middle School
Camarillo Hospice Spring Garden Tour May 5
The tour blends a variety of elements to create a truly delightful afternoon of fun and friendship. In addition to five amazing gardens, the tour features art exhibits and demonstrations, a delightful garden-themed boutique, enticing raffle, live music
and delicious refreshments.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Camarillo
50 Plus Expo May 7
All adults in our community over the age of 50 are invited to attend this free informational event. The Expo features: over 100 exhibits, home health care information, health screenings, art gallery, $5 lunch, raffles, live musical entertainment and demonstrations.
Time/Place: 9:30am-1pm / Camarillo Community Center
Student Film Festival May 7
These short narrative films, five to 20 minutes in length, are produced by the Advanced Cinema Class, multimedia classes and student film and TV clubs. Three judges, at least one from the film industry, will award cash prizes for first, second and
Time/Place: 7-9pm / California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
Operation Miles 5K May 8
Added to the mix this year is the Operation Miles 5K, separate from the Boogie Nights series, that will raise money for K9 Miles and the Ventura Police Department K9 Unit.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / Ventura Promenade
Fillmore May Festival May 9-12
There will be fun for everyone, including a special kiddie area for younger kids, carnival, arts and crafts, unique food vendors, games, entertainment galore, a beer garden and much more! The Main Stage features top entertainment in a concert style
atmosphere and will be family friendly. Enjoy a snack or dinner. Parade on Saturday morning at 10am.
Time/Place: Fillmore Central Park
805 Wine & Brew Festival May 10
The Conejo Simi Moorpark Association of REALTORS (CSMAR) and the CSMAR Public Benefit Foundation invite you. Wine and beer tastings will be offered by local wineries and breweries accompanied by food prepared by the chef at Los Robles Greens. Art
and craft vendors, a silent raffle and live music.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Los Robles Greens, Thousand Oaks
Conejo Valley Days May 10-13
Celebrates the areas western roots and community spirit. Entertainment for kids, teens and the whole family including carnival rides, games, live music and kids arts and crafts.
Time/Place: Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks
Agoura Hills Fire Services & Public Safety Day May 11
Fire station open house, fire demos, fun activities for children, food, and entertainment. Local organizations such as the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District, Lost Hills Sheriff Station and local public safety entities will all have interactive
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Fire Station #89: 29575 Canwood St.
Dragon Boat Music Festival May 11
A cultural exchange event featuring musicians and dancers from local communities. Participating groups include Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk Ensemble, Yangsheng Choir and the Thousand Oaks Dance Ensemble. Time/Place: 7pm
/ California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks
Moms Day Run 5K and 10K May 12 To benefit The VHL Alliance, raising money and awareness for cancer research and patient services.
Time/Place: 8-11am / 901 San Pedro Street, Ventura
Murals and Roses May 12
Enjoy the huge panel paintings by California muralist Marguerite Hardeman.
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / Olivas Adobe Historical Park, Ventura
KidzFest May 18
Youth oriented arts and crafts, service vendors, food vendors, games and attractions, craft activities, local entertainment and more! Kids attractions, including pirate ship, petting zoo and inflatables are $5 all day; wristband required. There
will also be a Touch-a-Truck event.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Rancho Tapo Community Park, Simi Valley
Moorpark Multicultural Arts Festival May 18
Enjoy a fun day of music, food, dance, art, childrens activities, shopping and more.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Historic High Street
Red Cross Ventura County Operation: Ride for the Red May 18
All proceeds will support the organization, which helps members of the military, veterans, and their families prepare for, cope with and respond to the challenges of military service. There will be three rides going through Ventura County, a century
(100 miles), a metric century (about 62 miles) and a half metric century (30 miles). All active and retired veterans will ride for free.
Time/Place: 6:30am-12pm / Camarillo
The Be Prepared Safety Fair May 18
This free, family-friendly event will feature safety booths covering topics from earthquakes, fires and floods, to CPR, bike safety and much more. Fire trucks and other safety vehicles will be on site to explore. Visit with the Sheriff K9s, Mounted
Patrols, the miniature therapy horses, and Mc Gruff the Crime Dog. Give a ways and demonstrations.
Time/Place: 9:30am-1pm / Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks
Rolling for Pink Bunko Tournament May 18
We have donated over $432,000 to breast cancer research and are still rolling! Play Bunko, enjoy food and beverages from local vendors and help find a cure and raise awareness for breast cancer. Raffle and silent auction.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Santa Rosa Valley Park, Camarillo
California Strawberry Festival May 18-19
Festivalgoers can sample strawberry-themed food and drink from over 50 vendors and take part in strawberry pie eating contests, strawberry relays, strawberry tart tosses and other free contests.
Time/Place: 10am-6:30pm / Strawberry Meadows/College Park, Oxnard
Simi Valley Chalk Fest May 18-19
Sidewalk chalk art, live music, kids chalk zone and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Simi Valley Town Center
Relay for Life of Conejo Valley May 18-19
The event will feature live music, food, an event silent auction, and fun activities for all ages. Bring the whole family and join us for a fun-filled 24 hour fundraising event to help Finish The Fight against cancer!
Time/Place: 9am-9am / Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks
Gator Run 5K, 10K, 1 Mile Runs May 19
The Gator Run is presented by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunset. A fun, family-oriented and community event, the Gator Run is perfect for runners, walkers, beginners, recreational and elite athletes. Proceeds benefit the YMCA of Simi Valley.
Time/Place: 7:30-11am / Moorpark College
Food Truck Festival May 25
Savor a wide variety of dishes from onsite food trucks and enjoy some tasty food in the park. Invite friends and family for a fun dinner out. Enjoy over 20 food trucks and a beer garden.
Time/Place: 4-9pm / Camarillo Community Center
Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival May 25-26
Two stages delivering non-stop performances showcasing an array of acclaimed Cajun, Blues and other roots-based music acts. A presentation of the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise, the Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival donates 100% of its
profits to charitable, educational and humanitarian causes on a local, national and international level.
Time/Place: 5005 Los Angeles Avenue
Moorpark Memorial Day Observance May 27
Men and women who have served, are serving and who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country will be honored. Refreshments will be provided. Presented by the American Legion Post 502, City of Moorpark, American Legion Auxiliary, Boy Scouts,
Forty & Eight and Kiwanis Club of Moorpark.
Time/Place: 10-11am / Moorpark Veterans Memorial