July 4th Celebrations around Ventura County

From fireworks to street fairs, Ventura County will be exploding with activity during the 4th of July holiday. Here’s a little guide to some of the activities coming to your neighborhood.

Conejo Valley

4th of July 5k/10k Run-Walk at Dos Vientos: July 4th, Dos Vientos Community Park, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park. 6:00 a.m. (Registration); 7:00 a.m. (10k); 7:30 a.m. (5K)

Newbury Park 4th of July Home Run Derby: July 4th, Borchard Park, Newbury Park, 8:30 a.m. $5 per person.

49th Annual Westlake Village 4th of July Parade and Party in the Park: July 4th, corner of Lakeview Canyon Road and Agoura Road in Westlake Village. Lineup 9:30 a.m., parade proceeds at 9:45 a.m.

Conejo Recreation & Park District Summer Concerts in the Park: July 4th, Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks. 5 p.m. Featuring L.A. Allstars. Free.

4th of July Fireworks Spectacular: July 4th, 9:00 p.m. Thousand Oaks. Best viewing is in the Janss Mall located on the corner of Moorpark Road and Hillcrest Drive.

5th Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show in Westlake Village: July 4th, 9:10 p.m., Westlake Village Golf Course, 4812 Lakeview Canyon Road, Westlake Village.

Moorpark

3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza: July 3rd, 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Arroyo Vista Community Park, 4550 Tierra Rejada Road, Moorpark. $5 per person. Children 4 and under are free.

Simi Valley

Reagan Presidential Library 4th of July Celebration: A day full of activities, musical performance, dramatic presentations and exhibits. Museum opens at 10:00 a.m. $25 general admission, $22 seniors, $18 (ages 11-17), $15 (ages 3-10), 2 & under free. Activities outdoors on the Ruwe Terrace and Reagan Library Courtyard are free. Located at 40 Presidential Drive,
Simi Valley.

The Star Spangled 4th of July Fireworks Celebration: July 4th, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Rancho Susana Community Park, 5005 East Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley

Camarillo

2018 Fireworks and Family Fun Day at Camarillo High School: July 4th, Camarillo High School Football Stadium, 4660 Mission Oaks Blvd, Camarillo. 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $2 per person (ages 5 and under are free).

Oxnard

Channel Islands Harbor 4th of July 5K/10K: July 4th. 5K, 8:00 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. 10K 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Registration $35. Channel Islands Harbor, 3950 Bluefin Circle, Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard.

4th of July Children’s Parade: Channel Islands Harbor, Oxnard. 10:30 a.m. Parade begins at Albacore Way.

Channel Islands Electric Boat Parade: July 4th, Channel Islands Harbor, 3350 South Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard. Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Channel Islands Harbor Fireworks by the Sea: Show starts at 9:00 p.m. Channel Islands Harbor, 3350 South Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard.

Ventura

4th of July Street Fair: Downtown Cultural District on Main Street in downtown Ventura. 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Free concerts scheduled throughout the day. Featured food, vendors and artisans will also be available.

2018 Ventura Fireworks Show & Family Picnic: Ventura College Athletic fields, 4667 Telegraph Road, Ventura. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. Shows starts at 9:00 p.m. Tickets available online, at select Vons stores, or at the gate. $6 adult, $4 child (4-12 years).  At the gate, $8 adult, $6 child (4-12).

Ojai

Ojai 4th of July Celebration – Free Libbey Bowl Concert: Tuesday, July 3, 6:30 p.m. Featuring 805 Brass and others. Libbey Bowl located at 210 South Signal Street, Ojai.

4th of July Parade: 10:00 a.m. Starts at Country Club Drive, travels down Ojai Avenue and ends at Park Road.

Ojai 4th of July Fireworks: Nordhoff High School, 1401 Maricopa Highway, Ojai. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets for sale online. Children, $5, Adult $10, Family pass for 4, $20.

Fillmore

32nd Annual Sespe Creek Car Show: July 4th. Located on Central Avenue in downtown Fillmore, 8:00 a.m.

Firecracker Train – BBQ Dinner & Fireworks: July 4th, Fillmore & Western Railway Company, 351 Santa Clara Street, Fillmore. 6:30 p.m.

Fillmore Free Concert & Fireworks: Activities begin at 6:15 p.m. Concert is at East Softball Fields, 8:00 p.m. At dusk, fireworks begin at the fairgrounds.

Santa Paula

4th of July Fireworks Show: July 4th, Harding Park, 1300 Harbor Boulevard, Santa Paula.

 

List complied by:

Tim Pompey, a freelance writer who has done lots of local affairs and entertainment/cultural writing, lives in Oxnard. Tim is also a fiction writer (Facebook Page). You can learn about his books on Amazon.com: amazon.com/author/booksbytimpompey.

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One Response to July 4th Celebrations around Ventura County

  1. William Hicks June 29, 2018 at 9:04 pm

    Don’t forget Calvary Community Church front lawn that faces Westlake Village. Bring a blanket and a picnic at sunset to wtch Westlake Villages fireworks display.

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