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Arts News The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its...

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"Inaugural Alumni Enter…

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  Music Academy of the West Announces Winners of Inaugural Alumni Enterprise Awards; Total of $90,000 Awarded for Innovative Programs June 13, 2018...

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Renowned Santa Barbara Artis…

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Santa Barbara Studio Artists is pleased to welcome Bud Bottoms and Irma Cavat as new members. Both award winning artists...

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Malala Yousafzai, An Afterno…

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 UCSB Arts & Lectures announces Malala Yousafzai: An Afternoon with the 2014 Nobel Peace Laureate, featuring a rare appearance by the world-renowned...

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HOME & GARDEN

3 ways to bring a touch of n…

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Fond memories of holidays past are one of the many gifts of the seasons, and it turns out a bit...

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The 5 most important things …

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You use it to get clean, refresh, relax or get invigorated, but how much do you really know about your...

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5 Easy Fall Home Updates

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There are so many reasons to love fall. From the brisk breeze and color-changing leaves outdoors, to prepping for the...

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Tis the season for good etiq…

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In today's fast paced, eat-on-the-run world, it seems very few of us make time for a regular sit down meal...

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FOOD & WINE

Nutrient-rich ingredients, s…

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  With summer in the rearview mirror, many Americans will now be pressed for time: Fall (when kids go back to...

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Black Eyed Pea Stew with Sea…

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Here's a couple of my favorite summer recipes below for ya...

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Coconut-Almond-Nutmeg Cookie…

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What cup of tea would be complete without a cookie?

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Chef's Corner-Candace Hilger…

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Former leading lady of the corporate chef world, Candace Hilger couldn’t have been happier to leave the confined strict rules...

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VAM: Improvisational Paintin…

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Congratulations to the artists – Alphonso Acosta, Linda Garcia, Rima Muna, Devin Oatway, and Nash Rightmer; and to the curator...

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Studio Channel Islands Art C…

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Studio Channel Islands Art Center held their Annual Fashion Show to a packed audience last month. The audience enjoyed watching...

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Pacific Pride Foundation's R…

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Pacific Pride Foundation's Royal Ball was held for the 3rd year this past April at the beautiful Bacara Resort &...

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A Taste of Camarillo Wine Au…

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This past July , Meadowlark Service League held it's 26th Annual Wine and Food Festival on the lawns of the...

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JULY4TH
 
 
CAMARILLO
4th of July Fireworks and Family Fun Day
 
Fireworks, live music, and family fun at Camarillo's 2018 Independence Day celebration. An extra-special, 30-minute fireworks display is planned at 9:00 p.m.! Click here for more information.
 
CARPENTARIA
The 21st Annual Rods and Roses Classic Car Show will take place on Saturday, June 30th, from 10 am to 3 pm, followed by an Independence Day Parade at 5 pm.
 
FILLMORE
Fillmore & Western "Firecracker Train" 
 
The Fillmore & Western "Firecracker Train" departs at 6:30PM for a BBQ dinner and ride, topped off with a viewing of the City of Fillmore fireworks display. www.fwry-blog.com

July 4th Fillmore Chili Cook-off & Beer Fest 2018

We are bringing this cook-off BACK! There is no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than with chili, a beer garden, live music, cornhole, Fillmore & Western Train Rides and MORE! It will run right next to the Sespe Creek Car Show. www.chilicookoff.com

 
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GOLETA
Goleta Fireworks Festival 
 
This event occurs in the city of Goleta, CA, minutes north of Santa Barbara. This annual event is held in Girsh Park, 7050 Phelps Rd, behind Camino Real Marketplace in the city of Goleta. The festival runs 5pm-9:30pm and includes live musical entertainment. Activities for kids include inflatable jumpers, face painting and much more. Great food & beverages are a prelude to a spectacular fireworks display at 9pm. Tickets are available at the gate of the event. The festival is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event. For more information, see www.goletafireworks.org
 
Elks Lodge Family Fun Fair
 
This event occurs in the city of Goleta, CA, minutes north of Santa Barbara. 4th of July Family Fun Fair. Celebrating the American family with an all-day family fun fair. July 4th, 11-am-5pm. Free admission. Full BBQ tri-ip and chicken dinner Noon-4:30pm, hamburgers & hot dogs. Music & entertainment for the whole family. Bingo, pull-tabs, raffle, pony rides, children's crafts area. Local arts & crafts on sale. Santa Barbara Elks Lodge, 150 N. Kellog Ave, Goleta. (805) 964-6858. Click here for more info.
 
MOORPARK
3rd of July Fireworks Extravaganza
 
The City of Moorpark is pleased to announce the annual Fireworks Extravaganza to be held on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Arroyo Vista Community Park. Plan to arrive early as close to 12,000 people attend this event annually. Click here for more information on the extravaganza!
 
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NEWBURY PARK
 
Borchard Community Center 190 Reino Road, Newbury Park
 
Pancake Breakfast 8:00 - 11:00am
All you can eat, only $5 per person. Info: 805-381-2791
Home Run Derby 8:30 - 10:30am
Take the challenge- men's/women's and age divisions, $5/person. Info: 805-495-4674
Senior Home Run Derby 9:00-11:00am
Test your skills for only $5/person - multiple divisions. Info: 805-381-2744
FREE Family Open Swim from noon to 4pm at the Community Pool at CLU and Newbury Park High School pools. 805-241-0894
 
Conejo Community Park 1175 Hendrix Avenue, Thousand Oaks

Concert in the Park - FREE 5:00 - 7:00pm
Patriotic hits performed by the LA ALLSTARS! Plus, patriotic games & crafts for the kids. www.crpd.org
 
OJAI
Ojai 4th of July Celebrations
 
4th of July concert and fireworks show will take place at Nordhoff High School Stadium, gates opens at 5:30 pm. Fireworks will begin at 9:15 pm. For more information of the days festivities visit www.4thofjulyinojai.com
 
 4th of July Parade at 10am - 2017 theme is "Ojai Centennial: Celebrating the Libbey Legacy" with Grand Marshall, Carl Greenfield.
 
July 3rd Free Concert on Tuesday, 6pm at Libbey Bowl. Live entertainment with the Ojai Band and others. Apple Pie Contest at 6:30pm. www.libbeybowl.org
 
OXNARD
17th Annual Channel Islands 4th of July 5K & 10K
 
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4th of July Children's Parade July 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am The Channel Islands Harbor 4th of July Children’s Parade is back! Click link for more info.

3rd Annual 4th of July Electric Boat Parade July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm See more than 50 patriotic themed electric boats will cruise around the Harbor! Click link for more info.

Fireworks by the Sea July 4 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Free -There’s only one seaside 4th of July fireworks show in Ventura County and it’s the Channel Islands Harbor’s Fireworks by the Sea. Click link for more info.
 
SANTA BARBARA
55th Annual 4th of July Parade and 2018 Concert at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens
 
The 55th Annual 4th of July Parade in Santa Barbara will take place on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, beginning at 1 p.m. at Micheltorena Street, proceeding down State Street to Old Town Barbara, ending at Cota Street. Over 175 agencies will parade to a patriotic theme for the community to enjoy. This event is coordinated by the Pierre Claeyssens Veterans Foundation. For more information please visit their website. www.pcvf.org
 
Another community favorite is the free Annual July 4th Concert held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse Sunken Gardens starting at 5:00 p.m. The 4th of July Concert will feature American song favorites performed by the West Coast Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Christopher Story VI and Dr. Michael Shasberger, along with special guest Steve Amerson, "America's Tenor." More information may be found at www.cieloperformingarts.org.
 
 
Celebrate Independence Day with Acme Hospitality & Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. with a July 4th BBQ!
 
Acme Hospitality properties and Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. announce a neighborhood July 4th BBQ Celebration on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, when The Lark parking lot transforms into a community BBQ party. The July 4th BBQ Celebration is from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and is open to the public. All food and beverages are for purchase. There is no cover fee to attend.Click here for more info.
 
Santa Barbara City College 4th of July
 
Santa Barbara City College is proud to host a family-friendly 4th of July viewing at their Main Campus. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy views of the fireworks show at the Santa Barbara Waterfront. Food Trucks will be on site from 4 - 8 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring their own food, but please be advised that no alcoholic beverages are allowed on campus or in parking lots. Campus rules regarding alcohol and smoking will be enforced. Viewing areas will be located on the West Campus Great Meadow and the East Campus Winslow Maxwell Overlook. For more information, including a map of the campus, click here.
 
4th of July on Stearns Wharf - Live Music and Fun
Stearns Wharf celebrates Independence Day with the best view of the annual fireworks show. While waiting for the fireworks show to begin, the wharf offers many attractions, click here to see what they are!
 
4th of July Art Show

Visit the Old Mission Santa Barbara (2201 Laguna Street) for a special 4th of July Art Show and view 80 incredible artisans for one of the largest and longest running art shows in California! Grab a bite to eat and enjoy the sights and sounds of this long running art show. Free parking and admission! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit www.oldmissionartshow.com for more information.
 
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SIMI VALLEY
 Reagan Library Presidential Library 4th of July Celebration
 
To celebrate our Nation’s 242nd birthday, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is hosting a day full of family-fun activities. This year’s celebration includes patriotic concerts, family entertainment, games, crafts, and more. All outdoor activities are free; admission rates apply to view the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum and the Air Force One Pavilionand our blockbuster special exhibit, Genghis Khan: The Exhibition. Reservations are not required for this event. For more information please visit www.reaganfoundation.org/events
 
The Star Spangled 4th of July Fireworks Celebration
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SOLVANG
Solvang 4th of July Parade
 
 
This event occurs in the city of Solvang, CA, 30 minutes north of Santa Barbara. The annual parade begins at 11am on Mission Drive in the city of Solvang and travels down Mission Drive, turns on Fourth Street and back to Copenhagen Drive. Festivities continue at Mission Santa Ines and feature food, fun music and culmintae with a fireworks display when the sun sets. The event is free to the public. For more information, visit www.solvangusa.com
 
 
THOUSAND OAKS
 
The Oaks & Janss Marketplace Parking Lots, Thousand Oaks
 
Fireworks Spectacular - FREE 9:00pm
Best viewing is from The Oaks and Janss Marketplace parking lots. Visit www.janssmarketplace.net for more information
 
 Ice Cream Social & Birthday Celebration at Stagecoach Inn Museum 51 South Ventu Park Road, Newbury Park.
 Call (805) 498-9441 or visit www.stagecoachmuseum.org for more information.
 
VENTURA
43rd Annual 4th of July Street Fair
The City of Ventura 4th of July Street Festival and 43rd Annual Pushem-Pullem Parade are free, with the parade starting at 10am, street fest on Main Street and side streets with over 200 artisans, food booths, vendor displays and live music. Click on image above for more details.
 
2018 Rotary Club of Ventura 4th of July Fireworks Show and Family Picnic
Celebrating family, community and country,this joyous event is spread across several acres of beautiful lawn at the Ventura College Athletic Fields, and includes a spectacular fireworks show, live music, food vendors, a Kids Fun Zone, and what we like to call 'the friendliest hometown picnic in America'! www.venturafireworks.com
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WESTLAKE VILLAGE
4th of July Fireworks Show in Westlake Village 
 
The 5th Annual Fireworks Spectacular Show will be presented by the City of Westlake Village on July 4, 2018. The fireworks will be fired from the Westlake Village Golf Course at 9:10 pm all the show will run 18 minutes. For more information on this show please click here.
 
49th Annual City of Westlake Village 4th of July 2018 Parade- Please click here for the days schedule of activities.