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ANNUAL EVENTS IN THE CENTRAL COAST BY REGION

Ventura Region

JANUARY
Tall Ship Tours - Channel Islands Harbor
Whale Watching Season Begins - Channel Islands Harbor

FEBRUARY
Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Tours - California Welcome Center

MARCH
Celebration of the Whales Festival - Channel Islands Harbor
Coreopsis & Wild Flowers Bloom - Channel Islands National Park
Tall Ship Tours - Channel Islands Harbor

APRIL
Armed Forces Boxing Championships - Naval Base Ventura County
Earth Day - Downtown Oxnard
Seabee Days - Naval Base Ventura County  
Central Coast Orchid Show - Arroyo Grande 

MAY
Annual California Strawberry Festival - Oxnard
Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Day - Channel Islands Harbor
NCTC Mud Run - Naval Base Ventura County 
Spring Garden Tour - Ventura 

JUNE
Father's Day Car Show - Channel Islands Harbor
Heritage Square Summer Concerts - Downtown Oxnard

JULY
Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Show - Channel Islands Harbor
Annual Ventura County Boat Show - Channel Islands Harbor
Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival - Downtown Oxnard
Central Coast British Car Club Car Show - Channel Islands Harbor
Concerts by the Sea - Channel Islands Harbor
Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks by the Sea - Channel Islands Harbor
Heritage Square Summer Concerts - Downtown Oxnard
Obon Festival-"A Gathering of Joy" - Downtown Oxnard
Point Mugu Air Show - Naval Base Ventura County
Strawberry Fields Triathlon - Mandalay Beach in Oxnard 

AUGUST
Concerts by the Sea - Channel Islands Harbor
Heritage Square Summer Concerts - Downtown Oxnard
Ventura County Fair - Ventura County Fairgrounds, Ventura
Vintage VW Car Show - Channel Islands Harbor 

SEPTEMBER
Aloha Beach Festival - West of Ventura Pier, Ventura Promenade, Waterfront
C Street Longboard Classic - Ventura
Camarillo Art & Jazz Festival - Camarillo
Fiestas Patrias-Mexican Independence Celebrations - Downtown Oxnard
Oxnard Autumn Historic Home Tours - Henry T. Oxnard Historic District
Premier Nationals Hot Rod & Motorcycle Show - Ventura County Fairgrounds
The California Beer Festival - Mission Park, Ventura
Ventura Hillsides Music Festival - Arroyo Verde Park, Ventura
Ventura Vintage Rods Harbor Run - Channel Islands Harbor  

OCTOBER
Annual Multicultural Festival - Downtown Oxnard
Farmer's Market Pumpkin Fun Day - Channel Islands Harbor
Haunted Swamp - Naval Base Ventura County
Farmer's Market Pumpkin Fun Day - Channel Islands Harbor
Ojai Studio Artists Tour - Ojai
Oxnard Student Digi Film Festival - Plaza Cinema 14, Downtown Oxnard
The Ventura Show-European Auto Festival - Ventura Waterfront 

NOVEMBER
Galaxy of Gems Show - Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center
Laguna Peak Challenge - Point Mugu 

DECEMBER
Annual Boat Parade of Lights - Channel Islands Harbor
Oxnard Tree Lighting Celebration - Downtown Oxnard
Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show - Downtown Oxnard
Christmas Tree Lane - Henry T. Oxnard Historic District
Holly Trolley Holiday Light Tour - Henry T. Oxnard Historic District
Oxnard Christmas Parade Tamale Festival - Downtown Oxnard
Ventura Harbor Parade of Lights & Fireworks - Ventura Harbor
Victorian Christmas Home Tour - Heritage Square 

Santa Barbara Region

JANUARY
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Santa Barbara

FEBRUARY
Amgen Tour of California - Solvang & Santa Barbara

MARCH
Santa Barbara International Orchid Show - Santa Barbara
Taste of Solvang - Solvang 

APRIL
Santa Barbara County Vinters' Festival - Santa Barbara Wine Country

MAY
I Madonnari Italian Street Painting Festival - Mission Santa Barbara

JUNE
Summer Solstice Parade & Festival - Santa Barbara

AUGUST
Old Spanish Days Fiesta - Downtown Santa Barbara

SEPTEMBER
Annual All Ford Car Show & Swap Meet - Santa Maria
28th Autumn Arts, Grapes & Grains Festival - Santa Maria 
Los Alamos Old Days Celebration - Los Alamos
Danish Days - Solvang

OCTOBER
California Avocado Festival - Carpinteria
California Lemon Festival - Goleta
Santa Barbara Beer Festival - Elings Park
Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival - Santa Barbara Harbor

DECEMBER
Annual Downtown Holiday Parade - Santa Barbara 
Winter Wine Classic - Santa Barbara

San Luis Obispo Region

JANUARY
Cambria's Annual Art & Wine Festival - Cambria 

MARCH
Annual Women's Surf Contest - Cayucos Pier
Beer Fest & Chili Cook Off - Morro Bay  

APRIL
Morro Bay Kite Festival - Morro Bay
Orchid Festival - Grover Beach 

MAY
Cruisin' Morro Bay Car Show - Ocean View Garage
Strawberry Festival - Arroyo Grande
Flavor of SLO - Downtown, San Luis Obispo 

JUNE
Morro Bay Music Festival - Morro Bay

JULY
Mid State Fair - Paso Robles

AUGUST
Stone Soup Music Faire - Grover Beach

SEPTEMBER
Avocado & Margarita Festival - Morro Bay
Danish Days - Solvang
Savor the Central Coast - Santa Margarita Ranch

OCTOBER
Harbor Festival - Morro Bay
Jubilee by-the-Sea Jazz Festival - Pismo Beach
Pismo Beach Clam Festival - Pismo Beach

Monterey Region

JANUARY
Fungus Fair - Santa Cruz 
Annual Black and White Ball - Pismo Beach 

FEBRUARY
Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Pebble Beach 

MARCH
Annual Orchid Show and Sale - Arroyo Grande 

APRIL
Taste of Pismo - Pismo Beach

MAY
Artichoke Festival - Castroville 
Santa Cruz Long Board Contest - Santa Cruz
Annual Classic California Golf Tournament - Pismo Beach 

JUNE
Woodies on the Wharf - Santa Cruz 
Annual Classic Car Show - Pismo Beach

JULY
Shakespeare Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz
Warf to Warf Race - Santa Cruz 
Annual 4th of July Fireworks Celebration - Pismo Beach 
Annual Central Coast Wine Classic - Pismo Beach 

AUGUST
Begonia Festival - Capitola
Shakespeare Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz 
Annual Shell Beach Art Walk - Pismo Beach 

SEPTEMBER
Annual Santa Cruz County Fair - Watsonville
Monterey Bay Birding Festival - Watsonville
Monterey County Fair - Monterey County Fairgrounds
Monterey Greek Festival - Custom House Plaza
Monterey Jazz Festival - Monterey Fairgrounds & Expo
Northern California Renaissance Fair - Casa de Fruta
Taste of Morgan Hill - Downtown Morgan Hill
The First Tee Open - Pebble Beach
Monterey Bay Birding Festival - Santa Cruz 

OCTOBER
Annual California International Airshow - Salinas Municipal Airport
Carmel Art and Film Festival - Carmel
Cold Water Classic Surf Competition - Santa Cruz
Global Tuner Grand Prix - Mazda Raceway, Monterey
Open Studio Art Tour - Santa Cruz
Pacific Rim Film Festival - Santa Cruz 
Roaring Camp's Ghost Train - Santa Cruz 
Welcome Back Monarchs Day - Santa Cruz 
Annual Central Coast Railroad Festival - Pismo Beach 
Annual Marching Band Review - Pismo Beach 

NOVEMBER
Annual Big Sur Half Marathon - Monterey to Asilomar
Annual Great Wine Escape Weekend - Monterey County
Big Sur Food and Wine Festival - Big Sur
Callaway Golf Pebble Beach Invitational - Pebble Beach
Capitola's Surfing Santa - Capitola 
Santa Cruz Sea Glass & Ocean Art Festival - Santa Cruz  

DECEMBER
Annual Holiday Harmony and Tree Lighting - Pismo Beach
Annual Light Up Pismo Beach - Pismo Beach
Annual Holiday Stroll - Pismo Beach