Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a fun and safe New Year’s celebration. As we enter 2016, we’ll be highlighting some ongoing events throughout the area as well as including our normal date specific events. Let’s get started:
Tis the season for gray whale watching! Tours happen a couple of times per day, but reservations are recommended as the boats tend to sell out due to the popularity. Bundle up the whole family and enjoy the beautiful views of the Channel Islands while keeping your eyes peeled for whales, dolphins, sea lions and more! Some of the companies who specialize in whale watching boat tours are Channel Islands Whale Watching and Island Packers.
Ventura’s Farmer’s Market
Midtown – every Wednesday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm; Pacific View Mall, West Parking Lot near the fountains
Downtown – every Saturday, 8:30 am-12:00 pm; Corner of Santa Clara & Palm Streets
Come enjoy some outdoor shopping, rain or shine! These Certified Farmers’ Markets are Ventura’s original Farmer’s Markets that have been open year-round since the 80’s. Be aware that California health laws restrict animals from joining in on the shopping, so leave them home, but bring the family so they can all choose their favorite fruit or veggie.
Camarillo’s Famer’s Market
Every Saturday, 8:00 am-12:00 pm; 2220 Ventura Blvd., Old Town Camarillo
Looking for a Farmer’s Market closer to you in Camarillo? Here it is! This market benefits the Camarillo Hospice and is great to meet new people and learn more about the produce you’re purchasing. Bring the family to enjoy the outdoors, the live music and some great produce. Get more information and tips here.
Channel Islands Harbor Farmer’s Market
Every Sunday, 10:00 am-2:00 pm; Marine Emporium Landing
Ready for a seafood dinner? Visit the Channel Islands Harbor Certified Farmers’ Market for fresh seafood like fish and live crab along with all the fresh produce normally found at a Farmer’s Market.
The Winemaker Dinner at the Museum of Ventura County
Thursday, January 14th, 6:00 pm; The Museum of Ventura County, 100 East Main St., Ventura
After all the holiday craziness, you deserve a night out to relax and dine with someone special. Make it a special evening while supporting the Museum of Ventura County’s Programs and Education. The night is paired with Melville Vineyards & Winery for a wine and dine event, tickets are limited and can be purchased here.
Day of Authors at Bank of Books
Saturday, January 16th, 11:00 am-7:00 pm; Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St., Ventura
Enjoy an afternoon listening to some great books. The lineup is as follows:
11am-1pm: L.D. Lewis, Rory and the Little Dragon Lizard
1pm-3pm: Kelly Michelle Baker, The Waters of Nyra
3pm-5pm: Misty B., If You Leave Me, Can I Come With You? Meditations for Codependents and Al-Anons…with a Sense of Humor
5pm-7pm: Jennifer Kincheloe, The Secret Life of Anna Blanc
More information can be found here.
The Camarillo Ranch Bridal Showcase
Saturday, January 23rd, 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
Are you or someone you know getting married in 2016? If so, then check out this bridal showcase brought to you by Camarillo Ranch, Party Pleasers and Camarillo Bridal Boutique. Tickets can be purchased in advanced and come with a raffle ticket to some amazing grand prizes. With vendors, food samples and even a bridal fashion show, this is something no bride will want to miss.