April 24, 2019 at 10:42pm | Brittany Piccirelli
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  
Contact: 805-517-6200 / www.moorparkca.gov

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  
Contact: 805-535-4489 / www.partnership5k.org

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  
Contact: 805-383-1368 / www.studiochannelislands.org

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.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Simi Town Center Way  
Contact: 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!
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / Conejo Creek Park North, Thousand Oaks
Contact: 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.
Time/Place: 11am-2pm / Oxnard Beach Park  
Contact: www.oxnard.org

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  
Contact: 818-880-6461 / http://calabasasartscouncil.com
 
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  
Contact: 805-258-3779 / www.ojaihalfmarathon.com
 
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   
Contact: www.lmvna.org/gardentour
 
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   
Contact: www.pvrpd.org

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 third place.  
Time/Place: 7-9pm / California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks  
Contact: 805-493-3366 / www.callutheran.edu

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   
Contact: www.runsignup.com

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   
Contact: www.fillmorechamber.org
 
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  
Contact: 805-495-4681 / www.805winebrewfest.com

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  
Contact: 805-638-2007 / www.conejovalleydays.us

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 activities.  
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Fire Station #89: 29575 Canwood St.  
Contact: 818-597-7361 / www.agourahillsrec.org

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  
Contact: 805-493-3366 / www.callutheran.edu

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   
Contact: www.active.com

Murals and Roses   May 12 
Enjoy the huge panel paintings by California muralist Marguerite Hardeman.  
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / Olivas Adobe Historical Park, Ventura  
Contact: 805-658-4728 / www.cityofventura.ca.gov

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  
Contact: 805-584-4400 / www.rsrpd.org

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  
Contact: 805-517-6303 / www.moorparkca.gov

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   
Contact: www.redcross.org

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   
Contact: 805-482-1904 / https://a44.asmdc.org

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  
Contact: 805-890-6388 / www.rollingforpink.org

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  
Contact: 888-288-9242 / www.CAStrawberryFestival.org

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  
Contact: www.facebook.com/SimiValleyChalkFest

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  
Contact: 805-644-4237 / www.relayforlife.org/conejovalleyca

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   
Contact: www.gatorrun.org

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  
Contact: 805-482-1996 / www.pvrpd.org

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  
Contact: 805-517-9000 opt. 0 / www.simicajun.org

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  
Contact: 805-523-3355 / www.moorparkca.gov

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