Ventura County isn't just a dream come true due to its endless recreational facilities and stunning natural landscape. It also is a haven for some of the most incredible artistic work in the country. The thriving arts and cultural scene throughout the communities in Ventura County ensure that there is always something interesting, enlightening, inspiring, and beautiful occurring. From visual arts, music, performing arts, theater, and so much more, there is something for everyone. Come celebrate the creative, artistic spirit of our area at these amazing events occurring this weekend in Ventura County.


Ojai Storytelling Festival

Dates: Thursday, September 7th - Sunday, September 10th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Libbey Bowl & Ojai Art Center

Cost: Varies per each performance/workshop

Enjoy 4 days of incredible spoken word storytelling and music at the 17th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival. With workshops and performances geared to audiences of all ages, there is something for everyone. Sit beneath the oak trees and stars as you listen to innovative stories. Check out the full Schedule.

Featured Storytellers & Musicians

Individual Tickets and Passes Available HERE


Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival

Dates: Saturday, September 9th - Sunday, September 10th

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Ventura Harbor Village (1583 Spinnaker Drive, Ventura)

Cost: FREE admission!

Marvel at incredible works of art at this fine arts and crafts festival. Stroll through the artisan marketplace to find 50 artisans selling their work, including jewelry, glass work, hand created crafts, paintings, sculpture, and more. There will also be 40 street painters masterfully creating works of art on the sidewalks along the docks!


Oxnard Jazz Festival

Date: Saturday, September 9th

Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Location: Oxnard Beach Park (1601 Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard)

Cost: $50 per adult (GA - Lawn Seating) | $15 per child (Ages 5-12)

Dance the day away to the greatest Jazz, Latin, Soul, R&B, and Blues music in the region and country. Along with some of the best live music you will hear all year, enjoy cultural foods, vendor booths, and more activities at this fun musical event. Check out all the related Special Events for fun occurring throughout the weekend in Oxnard.

Featured Artists

Opening Acts

Purchase tickets HERE!


Image Credits: Ojai Storytelling Festival, Ventura Art & Street Painting Festival, and Oxnard Jazz Festival