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October 2016
October 1

Pier Under the Stars

Pier Under the Stars is Ventura's Premier wine/beer/food event to benefit the historic Ventura Pier.  Guests are treated to incredible food and beverage tastings, while enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Ocean in this beautiful outdoor setting. Dance under the Stars to the upbeat sounds of Caliente, bid on items in a grea silent auction, and eat and drink the evening away under the stars.

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October 1 - October 31

epicure.sb

In the Santa Barbara South Coast, eleven months out of the year will lead you to that one special month that makes us whole. That time when we indulge in the fourth course, and we celebrate life’s abundant harvest with reckless abandon. Every October, locals and visitors alike, sip that savored, sought-after libation to cap the perfect day, that gives way to a flawless night. For 31 days during epicure.sb, Santa Barbara serves up the best in local cuisine, libations,…

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October 1 - October 31

Cambria Scarecrow Festival

Now in its eighth year, the Cambria Scarecrow Festival has grown into a community-wide event with hundreds of scarecrows bowling, bathing, painting, pedaling, fishing and flying through Cambria, San Simeon and Harmony as residents and businesses join in to build these hand-crafted works of art. Over the years, the festival has grown into one of the most artful and unique scarecrow festivals in the U.S., drawing thousands of visitors from across the country. And 2016 will be no exception! In…

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October 1 - October 2

Wineries of Santa Clara Valley Fall Passport Weekend

First weekend in Oct -Fall Passport ( Oct 1-2, 2016) We will invite again all passport holders to our Friday night group social. ( Sept 30th) Sat and Sunday is our regular passport weekend and NEW this year you will be able to visit participating wineries through the month of October.

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October 1 - October 31

Boccali Ranch Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy a day in the country, and choose from a farm fresh collection of pumpkins, squash and corn! Open seven days a week, with daytime hayrides offered on Saturdays and Sundays.

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October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Taste of Carmel

Save the date for the annual food and wine event at the Carmel Mission Basilica! More details and ticket sales will be available later in the year!

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October 7 - October 9

30th Annual California Avocado Festival

AVOFEST is one of the largest free festivals in California proudly boasting three days of fabulous food, a premier lineup of music, environmentally-friendly practice and a great family experience.

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October 8 - October 9

Seaside Highland Games

The Seaside Highland Games returns to Ventura County Fairgrounds with a full array of Scottish and Celtic activities, bagpipe bands, Highland dancers, Clans, sheep herding demos, British Cars, children's glen, Harp Glen, Gaelic language lessons, fiddles & heavy athletics with competitions in each area. Special guest is the US Marine Band from Miramar-3d Marine Aircraft Wing Band. Four stages filled with entertainers from Celtic Spring to Eric Rigler to Celtic Rock and more!

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October 8 - October 10

Ojai Studio Artists Tour

The 33rd annual #Ojai Artists Tour takes places on October 8, 9, and 10. The self-guided tour offers guests an intimate glimpse into the private studios of Ojai’s accomplished artists and their inspiration to create.

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October 8 - October 9

The Detour Art Tour

Don’t miss the annual walking tour of local artists’ studios and homes throughout the #OjaiValley!

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October 14 - October 29

Boccali’s Haunted Hayrides

The pumpkin patch goes haunted after dark on Fridays & Saturdays October 14-29th! Come early for an authentic Italian buffet on the lawn!

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October 15

Santa Barbara Beer Festival

Once again we're gearing up for a great afternoon of sampling the best brewers in the west. And we're bigger and better than ever. Join us from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016, for some phenomenal brews, food, and tunes. Your ticket gets you a tasting glass and the opportunity to cruise the grounds of beautiful Elings Park for an afternoon, sampling the best brewers in the west. Plus, your ticket purchase helps support two local Santa Barbara nonprofits, so…

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October 15

Santa Barbara Harbor and Seafood Festival

The annual Harbor and Seafood Festival, held on the second Saturday in October, draws thousands of people to the Waterfront to enjoy succulent seafood like fresh lobsters and barbequed albacore, plus a host of other seafood treats and marine-related information and demonstrations.

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October 15, 2016 - March 14, 2017

Pismo Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove

Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in the limbs of a grove of Eucalyptus trees at Pismo State Beach. The grove is easily accessible. It is located on State Highway 1 at the south boundary of the city limits of Pismo Beach.

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October 15

Ojai Day

Ojai celebrates its centennial this year during our annual #Ojai Day! The entire community comes together as we celebrate the magical valley we call home, with handcrafted wares, farm-fresh food, fun offerings for kids, live music and much more for #Ojai Day October 15th!

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October 21 - October 23

Annual Pismo Beach Clam Festival

70th Anniversary of the famous Clam Festival in Pismo Beach Food, Vendors, Music, Entertainment, Parade, Wine Walk, Chowder Contest, Clam Dig, Surf Contest, Clam Bake, and so much more! Tickets sell out early.

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October 26

Taste of Ojai

Savor the best cuisine #Ojai has to offer, along with local wine, beer, and tequila tastings! Enjoy live entertainment, dancing, and silent auction on the pastoral grounds of the legendary @OjaiValleyInn&Spa golf course!

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November 2016
November 3 - November 13

Ojai Film Festival

The Ojai Film Festival is annually dedicated to presenting a wide array of distinguished motion pictures of filmmakers throughout the world. Come join the fun for this multi-day festival!

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November 12 - November 13

Holiday Home Look In

Sponsored by the Ojai Festival Women’s Committee, this timeless holiday tradition offers an exclusive tour of stunning Ojai homes to celebrate the art of living.

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November 24 - December 31

Serenity Season

Thanksgiving weekend officially kicks off the holiday season at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. The entire Ojai community joins in for the annual tree lighting followed by five weeks of festive events!

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November 25 - December 23

Cambria Christmas Market

Join us for the 5th Annual Cambria Christmas Market, a festive ongoing gathering in the style of Germany's Christmas Markets with nightly entertainment. 5pm to 9pm nightly. Admission prices are $5, $10, or $15 depending on the night. Kids 5 and under are always free. Please view our calendar of events for pricing. The last shuttle to the Market is at 8:00pm, ticket sales close at 8:15pm, and the last shuttle from the Market leaves at 9:15pm. Please allow at least one…

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December 2016
December 1

Christmas Tree Lane

In 1992, the nearby City of Ventura’s residents of Candy Cane Lane (Teloma Drive) decided to pass the torch of the well-known Ventura County tradition to Oxnard's ‘F’ street. Donated decorations and lights, including no less than 3 scaled-down animated merry-go-rounds, were trucked to Oxnard and a new tradition began. The event was organized and renamed Christmas Tree Lane by past neighboorhood Chair, ‘F’ Street resident Steve Buratti. The holiday spectacle grew when local resident, Harris Berger, added another 5 blocks of adjacent ‘G’ Street…

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December 1 - December 31

Solvang Julefest

Solvang sparkles with lights and events during Solvang’s annual Julefest (Yule-Fest) Celebration in December. With Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting Ceremony, Live Nativity Pageant, Julefest Holiday Wine & Beer Walk, Shop, Mingle Jingle and much more! Solvang Julefest is one of the top ten most Christmassy small towns in America.

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December 2

Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade

More than 65,000 spectators line State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara each year in anticipation of Santa Barbara’s only nighttime parade, the 64th Annual Downtown Santa Barbara Holiday Parade. The parade begins at 6:30 PM at State and Sola Streets and concludes at Cota Street. Officially kicking off the holiday season, this signature Downtown Santa Barbara event brings a colossal contingent of high-stepping marching bands, fabulous holiday-themed floats, spectacular performance groups, local personalities, and a celebrity Grand Marshal.

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December 10

Parade of Lights

Channel Islands Harbor will hold its 50th annual Parade of Lights noon – 8 p.m., Dec. 12, with the parade beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to enjoy a full day of holiday activities, including a snowplay area, Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday artists’ market, exhibitors, live music, children’s activities, and much more.

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