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Vibrant August: Your Guide to Exciting Events in Ventura County, California

8/8/2023 (Permalink)

As the summer sun continues to grace Ventura County, California, with its warm embrace, the region comes alive with a diverse array of events to fill your August days with joy and excitement. From cultural festivals to outdoor adventures, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Let's dive into the vibrant tapestry of events that await you this month.

1. Ventura County Fair

Date: August 3 - August 14, 2023
Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura

The annual Ventura County Fair is a beloved tradition that promises fun for the whole family. With thrilling rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibits, delicious food vendors, and much more, this event captures the essence of summer in Ventura County.

2. Summer Concert Series at the Gardens of the World

Date: Every Sunday in August
Location: Gardens of the World, Thousand Oaks

Immerse yourself in the beauty of different cultures as you enjoy live music performances in the stunning Gardens of the World. Bring your picnic blanket and relax to the sounds of various genres, from classical to world music, amidst a backdrop of vibrant blooms and lush greenery.

3. Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

Date: August 19 - August 20, 2023
Location: Ventura Harbor Village, Ventura

Witness the transformation of the streets into vibrant works of art during the Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival. Talented artists will create stunning chalk masterpieces right before your eyes, showcasing their creativity and skills. Enjoy live music, food, and a chance to engage with the artists.

4. Channel Islands Harbor Concerts by the Sea

Date: Every Saturday in August
Location: Peninsula Park, Oxnard

Groove to the rhythm of live music at the Channel Islands Harbor Concerts by the Sea. Set against the backdrop of the harbor, these free concerts feature a variety of musical styles, making it the perfect opportunity to enjoy a sunset picnic with friends and family.

5. Outdoor Movie Nights at The Collection

Date: August 12, 2023
Location: The Collection at RiverPark, Oxnard

Gather under the stars for an outdoor movie night at The Collection. Bring your blankets and chairs to watch a family-friendly film on the big screen. Enjoy the festive atmosphere, grab some popcorn, and relish in a cinematic evening.

6. Oxnard Salsa Festival

Date: August 26 - August 27, 2023
Location: Plaza Park, Oxnard

Spice up your August with the lively Oxnard Salsa Festival. Indulge in mouthwatering salsa tastings, live music, dance performances, and a salsa recipe challenge. It's a sizzling celebration of flavor, culture, and community.


Ventura County, California, has truly outdone itself this August with a captivating lineup of events that cater to a range of interests. From fairs and festivals to music and art, the county is alive with opportunities to create lasting memories and savor the enchanting summer atmosphere. So, mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and immerse yourself in the dynamic happenings of Ventura County this month.

Christmas is a celebration of culture and faith and COOKIES!

12/21/2016 (Permalink)

Christmas is literally right around the corner.  It's time to gather with your family and celebrate the holidays and the upcoming new year.  And you know what the means right?  A FEAST.  Ham, turkey, eggnog, and of course, delicious sugary goodness.  Check out these awesome cookie recipes from our friends at Glitter Guide.

"The Christmas season is filled with parties, family visits and lots of sugar! Whether you’re heading to the neighborhood cookie exchange or want to bring a festive tray to the office, we’ve got you covered! Today, we’re sharing 20 Christmas cookie recipes, including some personal favorites of Team Glitter Guide, to have you ready for whenever you need to bring a sweet treat!"

Read more at 20 Recipes For Your Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

After a loss, property isn't the only thing that needs help

9/26/2016 (Permalink)

"When a person, business, or family’s life is turned upside-down due to fire, smoke, or water damage, the first and only thing on their mind is getting their life back in order. Unlike other industries that directly market their goods and services even to those who may not need it, when a restoration company approaches a victim of a fire loss, their services are desired and needed.

Business operations and productivity can come to a near standstill with damage to an office. Families, likely already working countless hours to make ends meet and save for the future, need a place to enjoy their time together and unwind. Getting back to normal is the number one priority in all cases when it comes to fire damage - and the sooner the better."

Read more at: Victims of Fire, Water, and Smoke Damage Need Restoration Emergency Response

Concrete flooring for your home? You betcha!

8/22/2016 (Permalink)

"Concrete has long been a favorite choice for hardscaping features like driveways and walkways, porch stairs and patios. After all, few things on Earth are as tough and long lasting, and so well suited to withstand year-round exposure to the elements. Given the popularity of the material in a wide range of high-impact outdoor applications, many people regard concrete as strictly used for functional purposes, ideal only in a select number of scenarios. But this attitude doesn't take into account concrete's extraordinary versatility, which stems in part from innovative products by leading manufacturers like CTS | Rapid Set. Not only does concrete offer unparalleled strength and durability, but given the range of refined finishing options available, it can also be eye-catching. The rare combination of brawn and beauty has led many homeowners to take a fresh look at concrete and rediscover its appeal as an indoor flooring material. To learn more about why increasing numbers of homes now feature concrete floors, not only in peripheral spaces like the back hall, but also in key, frequently used rooms like the kitchen, click through now!"

6 Rock-Solid Reasons to Pick Concrete Flooring

Got a home on the coast? Keep an eye on these climate change numbers!

8/12/2016 (Permalink)

Here in Oxnard, we love our coasts and ocean.  A lot of us have homes on the coast.  This article from the Huff Post says climate change could be a major factor in the long-term future of homes located on the coast.

"While climate change is a pressing global concern, it isn’t at the top of discussions about the future of the real estate market. But a recent report shows how it could have devastating implications for housing in the U.S.

Almost 1.9 million houses nationwide could be underwater by 2100 if scientists’ more dire predictions come to pass, according to a report from real estate company Zillow released last week. Almost 300 cities would lose at least half their homes, the report states."


12 tips to beat the summer heat from Bob Vila!

7/19/2016 (Permalink)

We're not too used to high temps in Camarillo and Oxnard, so when it gets hot, it gets hot.  

The freezer, ceiling fans, styrofoam ice chests, and a bowl of ice are all easy household items that can keep the heat in check this summer. Check out these tips to help stay cool during these long summer days. 

"When temperatures really rise, summer fun can start to fizzle, especially indoors. It's a good thing that great minds have figured out ways to help you chill (literally), using items you probably already have on hand. Take a look at our top 12 picks for keeping comfortable at home, including summertime sleep aids, the right way to work your windows, and even a homemade air conditioner. These simple “aha!” hacks will save you money and keep you cool. So if you can’t stand the heat, give one of these a try."