Today’s post will feature some of the events that will be happening throughout Ventura County during the month of June. Summertime is quickly approaching and many children have entered summer break or will be finishing classes shortly. June offers a variety of events that should appeal to all age groups. We are sure that many Ventura County residents will be heading to the local beaches as the weather warms up, but if you are looking for something a little bit different to do, hopefully you will find one of the following events to be something that you will enjoy.
FAIRY TALES IN THE PARK
Every May through September, Gypsies in a Trunk performs free fairy tales at various locations throughout Ventura County. Their goal is to bring free entertainment to children and their families and hopefully to help grow love and appreciation for live theater. Performances are always held outdoors and there may not always be shade available, so attendees are encouraged to plan accordingly. Shows run approximately 45 minutes long and pets are requested to be left at home. This month the group will be performing “PETER PAN 2: HOOK’S REVENGE,” directed by Chris Carnicelli. The show can be seen at the following locations and dates:
Simi Valley: Rancho Simi Community Park Amphitheatre at 4:00 pm on June 6th
Westlake Village: Foxfield Park at 11:30 am on June 6th
Channel Islands Harbor: Harbor View Park at 2:00 pm on June 7th
Camarillo: Valle Lindo Park at 11:30 am on June 13th
Ventura: Barranca Vista Park at 4:00 pm on June 13th
THE WINE, FOOD & BREW FESTIVAL
The 22ND Annual Casa Pacifica Angels Wine, Food & Brew Festival is being held at California State University Channel Islands in Camarillo on the afternoon of Sunday, June 7th. This festival will feature gourmet food and beverage tastings, live entertainment, a silent auction and much more. There are various tickets to choose from, from almost sold out VIP tickets that include early admission to general admission tickets that are offered at a discount prior to the day of the event. This event’s proceeds benefit the Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families, so while you have a great day full of delicious food and beverages you also help a great charity as well. Additional information and tickets can be found here.
SURF ‘N’ SUDS BEER FESTIVAL
For the first time ever, the Surf ‘N’ Suds Beer Festival will be held in Ventura, on Saturday, June 13th. The event is being sponsored by Trek Bikes of Ventura and will be located at the beautiful Ventura Harbor Village. For the past two years, the Surf ‘n’ Suds Beer Festival was held in Carpinteria, but this year it will be coming to both locations. The beer festival will feature over 45 breweries, along with food trucks and live music by After the Smoke, Rising Son, Cross Cut, and DJ Hecktick. A $50 general admission ticket will get you into the festival at 12:30 pm while a $65 VIP ticket will get you in an hour early at 11:30 am. Designated Driver tickets are also available for $20.
BAPAC JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
The Black American Political Association of California (BAPAC), Ventura County Chapter will be having its annual Juneteenth celebration on Saturday, June 20th. The celebration will be open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Plaza Park in Downtown Oxnard. Miss Alynette from Q104.7 will be the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Entertainment includes food booths, health screenings, booths from various vendors, exhibits from fire and police departments, the Tuskegee Airmen, Black Cowboys of the Golden West, Buffalo Soldiers (10th Cavalry), Oxnard Art Walk, and a sports car exhibit. There will also be the “Mess O Greens” cook off contest. Admission to this event is completely free, so make sure the whole family share in the fun.
FATHER’S DAY CAR SHOW
The Milestone Car Society of California will be having a Father’s Day car show at Channel Islands Harbor. The event will be held from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday, June 21st and will feature custom cars, hot rods, and classic cars. Other forms of entertainment include food booths, musical entertainment, vendor displays, and a prize raffle. For those of you who are interested in entering a car into the show, you can find the registration form here.
The seventh annual Roadshow Revival will take place on June 27th and 28th. In 2009, Ross Emery produced the first Johnny Cash Music Festival in Ventura county with support from the Cash family and the community of Ventura. The next year, Johnny Cash’s daughter joined in on the production as well. In 2011, Emery changed the name of the festival to “Roadshow Revival – A Tribute to the Music of Johnny Cash” and it is now one of the biggest tribute festivals in California. This year, the festival will take place at Mission Park in Downtown Ventura and will feature county, rockabilly, bluegrass and Johnny Cash tribute bands. There will also be hot rods, custom cars, motorcycles, food, drink, kid’s corral, vendor booths, Johnny Cash memorabilia and even a pin-up girl pageant. There is a wide variety of different tickets sold ranging from $5 to $200. More information about the different tickets can be found here.
TOWER 2 TOWER 2015
If you are looking for some physical activity, the Tower 2 Tower 2015 race will take place on Saturday, June 6. The race features running up and down over 35 floors of the National Bank Tower and Morgan Stanley Tower in Oxnard and an optional obstacle course. After the race, there will be a public safety day featuring demonstrations from the Fire and Police Departments, along with music, food, and booths from various sponsors. Be sure to bring the whole family and take part in this unique and fun event. If you buy tickets within the next 7 day, you are eligible to receive a special discount, so make sure to buy your tickets today.