The Downtown Ventura Farmers Market is held at the City Parking Lot on the corner of Santa Clara and Palm Street every Saturday from 8:30 AM - 12 PM. The market is open rain or shine every week and offers selections of the freshest fruits, produce, baked goods, flowers, and more from over 45 farmers and vendors.
Explore Downtown Ventura with local experts while experiencing a unique combination of food tastings, cultural history, culinary knowledge and healthy walking. You will not only sample some of the best eateries Ventura has to offer, but you get an intimiate behind the scenes look at many of these establishments. These guided walking food tours generally run about 3 hours long as you make stops at 6 different locations. Bring comfortable walking gear and a hearty appetite! Tours are held on weekends only and require advance purchase.
For more information, please visitwww.VenturaFoodTours.com.
The Midtown Ventura Farmers Market is held at the Pacific View Mall in the West Parking Lot every Wednesday from 9 AM - 1 PM. The market is open rain or shine every week and offers selections of the freshest fruits, produce, baked goods, plants, and more from over 25 farmers and vendors.
The SNA Designs Swap Meet has vendors offering antiques, collectibles, toys, clothing, records, and much more.
Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Admission is $1. Swap Meet is every Wednesday, from 7 AM - 2 PM.
The 7th Annual Turkey Trot will be taking place Thanksgiving morning, and will be benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Ventura. It is encouraged for participants to donate canned or boxed food for the Turkey Trot Food Drive, which will be donated to FOOD Share. The event will have a 5K Run/Walk, Kids 1K, raffle, post-race food, and awards.
Location: Ventura Auto Center, which is just 7.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Registration fees range from free to $40.
The Ventura Winter Wine Walk and Holiday Street Fair returns to Downtown Ventura with vendors, live entertainment, food, music, and more.
Location: Downtown Ventura on Main St., which is just 4.1 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Admission is free. Street fair is from 12 PM - 8 PM and the wine walk is from 4 PM - 7:15 PM.
The Crossroads of the West Gun Show attracts more guests than any other gun show in America, from the once-a-year hunter to the avid gun collector. With hundreds of vendors too buy or sell guns, this event is not one to miss for a gun enthusiast. Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Hours: Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM and Sunday from 9 AM - 4PM.
McMann's Roadrunner will be hosting the Ventura Gun Show, a 2 day long event with ammunition, guns, knives, swords, gun accessories, shooting accessories, coins, books, fishing equipment, jewelry, safes, collectibles, and much more.
Location: McClellan Conference Center, which is just 10.3 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. The event is open to the public and admission is $11.
The 17th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race will have people powered vehicles traveling an all-terrain courses that includes water, sand mounds, race track, and mud pit.
Location: Ventura Harbor, which is just 3.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel.
The Seaside Highland Games is a Scottish event with whisky tsting, bagpipes, athletic competitions, classic British cars, dancing, live music, and much more.
Location: Seaside Park and Ventura County Fairgrounds, which are both located conveniently near the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Ticket prices range from $5 - $25. Hours are from 5 PM - 10 PM on Friday, and 9 AM - 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday.