September 01, 2019 at 11:37pm | Brittany Piccirelli


Heritage Square Summer Concert Series Through Sep. 20 
Every Friday except July 26 and August 30. The concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference - styles range from Reggae to Big Band and from Latin Jazz to Rock.
Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / 715 South A Street, Oxnard
Contact: 805-483-7960 / www.heritagesquareoxnard.com

Malibu Chili Cook-Off and Carnival Aug. 30-Sep. 2 
Were excited to be a part of this Malibu tradition and bring you amazing food and entertainment featuring some of your all-time favorite local restaurants, businesses, artisans, and DJ performances! Yes, well have rides and a bunch of other new goodies to try, too! All proceeds from the Chili Cook-off will benefit The Boys & Girls Club of Malibu as well as its partner local, youth-based organizations in Malibu.
Time/Place: 23575 Civic Center Way
Contact: www.bgcmalibuchilicookoff.org

Fairy Tales in the Park Sep. 1 
Channel Islands Harbor presents Gypsies in a Trunk, the all-volunteer troupe of actors who perform free fairy tales for the young and the young at heart. They will perform at the north end of Harbor View Park located south of Marine Emporium Landing between Cabezone Circle and Barracuda Way on Harbor Blvd.
Time/Place: 2-3pm / Harbor View Park, Oxnard
Contact: www.channelislandsharbor.org

The Carnival for Las Virgenes Schools Sep. 6-8 
The Foundation for Las Virgenes Schools is a volunteer parent organization. We work hand-in-hand with the school district and the individual PFAs/PFCs to help make sure your child gets the strongest education possible from their kindergarten year through their high school graduation.
Time/Place: Fri 6-11pm, Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-9pm / Whizin Market Square, Agoura Hills
Contact: 818-878-5277 / www.thefoundationlvs.org/shop-1

Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival Sep. 7-8 
This waterfront juried art festival features more than over 40 talented street chalk artists creating colorful murals along the Village promenade overlooking the boats. Visitors to the seaside event will watch as street painters create spectacular chalk pastel murals along the promenade, and enjoy original artwork available for purchase including paintings, sculptures, woodwork and wearable items.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Ventura Harbor Village
Contact: 805-650-9858 / www.venturaartfestival.com

Simi Valley Days Parade & Carnival Sep. 12-15 
In store is carnival games, contests and prizes, live music, shopping, arts and crafts, great food, family entertainment, car show, rides and much more! Parade is on Saturday from 8:30am to noon.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Simi Valley Town Center
Contact: 805-293-1660 / www.svdays.com

Out of the Darkness Community Walk to Fight Suicide Sep. 14 
There will be a 3k walk, bead ceremony, guest speakers and support/resources for those affected by Suicide. Join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / 487 Carmen Dr., Camarillo
Contact: 805-889-4013 / www.AFSP.org/VC

Oxnard Jazz Festival Sep. 14 
Join us for a day of multi-cultural fun, food, spirits and, music, on the central coast. This year will feature live performances, health and wellness village, shopping with local vendors and more!
Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Oxnard Beach Park: 1601 Harbor Blvd.
Contact: 805-253-3048 / www.oxnardjazzfestival.com

Coppers and Choppers Sep. 14 
Presented by The Ventura County Sheriffs Foundation. Event features deputies, K-9 units and up close viewing of squad cars, helicopters, search and rescue vehicles and more.
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / 375 Durley Ave., #A, Camarillo
Contact: 805-492-4398 / www.vcsheriffsfoundation.org

Oxnard Sight & Sound Film Festival Sep. 20-22 
With workshops on video editing and monster makeup to creating spaces to zen out Tinseltown-style, were heightening every olfactory, tactile, optical, and auditory point of contact. Event taste buds will be rewarded with themed drinks and curated bites between film segments covering narrative, nonfiction, student shorts, and vids created for the web. Come early and stay late for specially selected feature length films and the afterparties.
Time/Place: Oxnard Performing Arts Center
Contact: 805-385-8147 / www.oxnardperformingarts.com

Mountainfilm on Tour Sep. 21 
Get ready for a night of outdoor fun, food trucks and adventure inspired short films, Mountainfilm style! Ojai Valley Land Conservancy teams up with Mountainfilm on Tour to bring the original films of the annual Telluride festival to Ojai.
Time/Place: 7:15pm / Ojai Valley School (Lower Campus) Sports Field
Contact: 805-649-6852 / www.ovlc.org/mountainfilm19

We Run the Promenade 5K Sep. 21 
This is a dog-friendly 5K, so bring your leashed pups! This will be an un-timed event run/walk event on sidewalks. A portion of proceeds will benefit Paw Works, a non-profit rescue organization that partners with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life. Enjoy post-run music, treats, pet adoption, giveaways and fun!
Time/Place: 7-11am / The Promenade at Westlake, Thousand Oaks
Contact: www.eventbrite.com

Topa Mountain MusicFest Sep. 21 
A family friendly event featuring amazing Americana, Southern Blues, Gospel & Folk/Rock Music to benefit Cancer Research. Scheduled to appear Marc Broussard, The Mother Hips, Reverend Tall Tree aka Chris Pierce, Bryan Titus w/The Brambles, Tim Curran Band.
Time/Place: 2pm / Libbey Bowl, Ojai
Contact: 805-280-2281 / www.topamountainmusicfest.org

Ventura County Coastal Cleanup Day Sep. 21 
The mission of the Ventura Countywide Coalition for Coastal and Inland Waterways is Promoting clean & healthier beaches, rivers and creeks, throughout Ventura County. Volunteers will remove debris from the coast, creeks, rivers, lakes and shorelines all around California protecting wildlife from harm while taking care of our environment.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / Locations Throughout Ventura County
Contact: 805-583-6424 / www.vccoastcleanup.org

Electric Car Show Sep. 22 
If you are interested in electric vehicles and would like to learn more, plan to visit and check out the variety of makes and models that will be on display. Talk to electric vehicle owners and learn from their experiences. Learn about very low cost commuting that also lowers air pollution.
Time/Place: 9:30am-3pm / Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard
Contact: www.channelislandsharbor.org

Oxnard Autumn Historic Home Tour Sep. 22 
Visitors will be treated to an insiders look at this Oxnard neighborhood celebrating its 20th year of its designation as a National Historic District. This is a self-guided walking home tour. Homes are docent-hosted. Complementary refreshments are included. Oxnards Carnegie Art Museum will be the beginning point of the tour come and enjoy a fun-filled day with us as we step back into yesteryear.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Henry T. Oxnard National Historic District
Contact: 805-247-0197 / www.visitoxnard.com

Ventura County Heart Walk 5K Sep. 28 
A wonderful way for individuals, friends, families, companies and employees to team up with the American Heart/Stroke Associations fight against heart disease and stroke.
Time/Place: 8-11am / CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo
Contact: 805-445-7050 / www.venturaheartwalk.org

Walk to End Alzheimers Sep. 28 
The Walk to End Alzheimers is the worlds largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk to End Alzheimers has raised more than $300 million to help those battling Alzheimers disease.
Time/Place: 8-11am / The Collection Riverpark, Oxnard
Contact: 805-261-2187 / www.alz.org/walk

Wag n Walk Sep. 28 
A three-mile fundraising walk for you and your dog. Vendors, music, prizes, dog adoptions, and silent auction/raffle items. Event T-shirt and goodie bag for walkers that raise at least $100. Registration is FREE.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Rancho Simi Community Duck Park Amphitheater, Simi Valley
Contact: www.arvsimi.org/wag-n-walk-info

Banana Festival Sep. 28 
Enjoy a variety of delicious foods, including BBQ, empanadas, gourmet grilled cheese, sushi burritos, shaved ice, banana splits (of course!), banana beignets and more. Live bands, beer & margaritas, arts and crafts vendors, and kids crafts and activities. Free tours of the Port are available that highlight 80 years as Ventura Countys only working port. Visitors will also have an opportunity to learn more about the Ports history, customers, imports/exports and environmental contributions at the Port Pavilion.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / 105 E Port Hueneme Rd., Porte Hueneme
Contact: 805-535-4060 / www.BananaPortFest.com

Bumblebee Foundation Inaugural Poker Tournament Sep. 28 
This open-to-the-public event will feature celebrities, a raffle and high-end silent auction items. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Patient Aid Program which directly and financially supports local pediatric cancer patients and their families.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / The North Ranch Center, Westlake Village
Contact: www.bumblebeefoundation.org

ArtWalk Ventura Sep. 28 
This signature event will take to the streets of Venturas historic Downtown and Westside Cultural District as patrons enjoy a free, self-guided (and shuttled) tour of dozens of professional exhibits, pop-up studios, live performances and PODS Containers transformed into mini art galleries.
Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Downtown Ventura
Contact: 805-374-2124 / www.artwalkventura.org

SIPurbia Wine & Beer Festival Sep. 28 
Wine, beer, music, food, fun, and games join together to benefit the The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley. The festival is featuring unlimited samples from dozens of breweries and wineries. Throughout the day, there will also be music from several live bands from the 80s and 90s. Additionally, guests will enjoy exhibitors, food trucks, and lawn games. Everyone in attendance will receive a souvenir tasting cup to try out the many available libations.
Time/Place: 2-6pm / Tierra Rejada Golf Course, Moopark
Contact: www.sipurbia.com

Fall Harvest Festival Sep. 28-Oct. 31 
Friends of the Farm Weekend is Sep. 28-29. Demonstrations including fire trucks, ambulances, tank type vehicle, bomb squad with their bomb robot, police car/motorcycle, and search & rescue displays. Oct. 5-6 is Farm Country Weekend, with country and bluegrass music and a live-remote visit from local station KHAY. Antique Tractor Weekend is Oct. 12-13 with antique tractors and a tractor parade! Oct. 19-20 is Western Weekend. Stunt ropers, a covered wagon, music, magic and more! At 3pm, the cowboys ride off, but the festival continues until 6pm with music, games, rides, races and tons of family fun. Oct. 26-27 is All About Pumpkins weekend, with live entertainment. Demonstrations and displays of pumpkins, squash, and gourds as well as new and different ways to decorate them.
Time/Place: Underwood Farms, Moorpark
Contact: 805-529-3690 / www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com

Reign of Terror Haunted House Sep. 28-Nov. 2 
An intense scare experience which can still be enjoyed by all ages. For families with younger children, the Reign of Terror Lights On tours will be offered two Saturday afternoons, October 19 and October 26 from 1-4pm. Admission for the Lights On tour is $5. Parents free with kids under 12.
Time/Place: Janss Marketplace, Thousand Oaks
Contact: www.ROTHauntedHouse.com
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