• Pamela Froman

Summer Entertainment Special 2019

Summertime is coming and the weather will be perfect. That makes it the best time to escape the house and get out to enjoy the season. Entertainment is a blast this summer. From music to food there are so many ways to simply have a good time!


There are so many beautiful pieces and exhibitions to explore.

Arts Alive Art Festival at Studio Channel Islands

Arts Alive is a festival which celebrates the art and features over 100 artists. Enjoy live music, food trucks, entertainment, and a wine and beer garden along with demonstrations and talks. Live stages will present a mix of world music. Jun. 1. SCIAC Campus, 2222 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo.

27th Annual Pasadena Chalk Festival

The renowned Pasadena Chalk Festival is back with artists, music, and family fun. Check out The Chalk of Fame which highlights movie posters and iconic scenes in film, and the Animation Alley featuring animation art. Jun. 15, 16. The Paseo, 300 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.

19th Annual Celebration of the Arts Festival Yorba Linda

The Celebration of the Arts and Music Festival is a fine arts, crafts, and music extravaganza. Paintings, sculptures, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art, fine glass, woodwork, mixed-media and photography set the stage. Jun. 2. 4701 Casa Loma Ave., Yorba Linda.


Listen to these awesome tunes.

Oakheart Country Music Festival Thousand Oaks

Country music is here! Come listen to household name country artists as you browse vendors, food trucks, and drink selections. Performers include Big & Rich, Russell Dickerson and Danielle Bradbery. Jun. 1. 1300 East. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks.

2019 Summer Concerts in the Park Thousand Oaks

Free concerts in the park! This year's lineup is: May 27 – The Long Run Eagles tribute band. July 4 – Gold Rush Country, a classic rock act with today’s top 40 country hits. July 21 – Cougrzz Rock, a high-energy, all-female dance band! Aug. 11 – Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute Band. Sept. 2 – The Police Experience – Tribute to Sting & The Police. Conejo Community Park, 1175 Hendrix Ave., Thousand Oaks.

Reggae On The Mountain Calabasas

Celebrate a decade of homegrown reggae. Two stages of your favorite reggae artists, amazing food and vendors, camping, silent disco and a yoga stage. The camping pass includes a late night Silent Dance hall and special acoustic performances.

Aug. 17, 18. King Gillette Ranch, 26800 Mulholland Hwy., Calabasas.

JazzReggae Festival 

The JazzReggae Festival is celebrating three decades of good vibes, jammin’ music, and cultural enrichment. In addition to jazz, reggae, and a grassy venue, there will be live art, and food and craft vendors. 2019 lineup includes: Freddie McGregor, Tobi Lou, Etana, Rayana Jay, Herbie Hancock, Institute of Jazz Performance Ensemble at UCLA, UCLA Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, The Roswell Universe and DJ Qbwoy of Jamaican Gold Sounds. May 27. UCLA's Sunset Recreation Center, 405 Hilgard Ave., Westwood.


Get your feet shaking and your body grooving.

Cairo Shimmy Quake 2019 Belly Dance Festival

Dancers, vendors, musicians, and attendees are ready for the 6th Annual CSQ Belly Dance Festival! There will be some amazing performances from around the world. Workshops by well-known stars – Tito Seif, Jillina Carlano, Amy Sigil, Faelan Shiva, and FatChanceBellyDance. June 7 - 9. Glendale Civic Auditorium, 1401 N. Verdugo Rd., Glendale.

Pacific Festival Ballet Civic Arts Plaza

Pacific Festival Ballet supports the art of dance, with classical ballet and new and ground-breaking theatre. Presenting three seasons of dance annually, each performance features company dancers, professional alumni and world-renown guest artists. Explore the different facets of dance. Watch the newest performance – Camelot! May 18. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

Paraguayan Folkloric Music and Dance Thousand Oaks

Performers will be showcasing traditional Paraguayan music with harp and guitar and traditional dances with attire representative of Paraguay! The show includes the famous "danza de la botella” where dancers place up to 10 bottles on top of one anothers' heads. May 14. CLU Preus-Brandt Forum, 135 Chapel Ln., Thousand Oaks.


This summer you can catch these shows that will tickle your funny bone.

Los Angeles Stand Up Comedy Festival

Los Angeles Stand Up Comedy Festival will deliver giggles and laughs with over 100 stand up comedians, regional and national acts, improvisation and sketch comedy. The weekend features workshops, networking, meet and greets, games, awards and even a musical comedy showcase. Jun. 22, 23. Barnsdall Theatre And Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles.

Ventura Comedy Festival 2019

The Ventura Comedy Festival is a gathering of the funniest people in the 805! Aug 19 - 25. Ventura Harbor Comedy Club and The Green Room Lounge, 1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura.

A Night of Improv Comedy @ Sunland Vintage

Funny Girl Events presents Tom Clark and Company for a night of Improv. Laugh till your sides hurt all while pairing yummy bites from BB’s Kitchen with Sunland Vintage Award Winning Wines. May 16. Sunland Vintage Winery Tasting Room, 1321 East Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.


Chow down this summer!

First Thursday Food Trucks Oxnard

First Thursdays returns to Plaza Park. Choose from a mobile buffet featuring a variety of savory and sweet selections from gourmet trucks including Hungry Belly, So Cal Comfort, The Crazy Greek, Okamoto Kitchen and Mister Softee. 500 S C St, Oxnard.

Tuesday Food Trucks At Los Robles Greens

The perfect date or family night out! Bring your blankets and beach chairs for seating at our beautiful outdoor venue and enjoy your food with music and games under the stars. Cousin's Maine Lobster, The Grilled Cheese Truck, EpicTacos and Dreamy Creations. May 14, Jun. 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept 10, Oct. 8. Los Robles Greens, 299 S Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks.

2nd Annual Hot Summer Night Festival

Old Boney Mountain Hot Sauce and Rotary Club of Newbury Park are back! Featuring an international hot sauce competition and corn-hole tournament. Unlimited hot sauce, craft beer, local winery and food tastings! Vote for your favorite sauce! July 11. Los Robles Greens, 299 S Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks.


Take a sip of your favorite vintage.

Rosè All Day Westlake Village

Dreaming of sipping Rosè in France? Come to the Stonehaus and taste what the French Riviera has to offer with the Rosè All Day celebration! Featuring the 2017 Stonehaus Rosè along with numerous Rosès from all over the world, pairing bites and live music. May 19. The Stonehaus, 32039 Agoura Rd., Westlake Village.

2019 Conejo Food And Wine Fest

Come sample the best food, wine, beer, desserts that the Conejo has to offer. Dozens of vendors including restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries, distilleries, and more will be there along with live music. June 23. 155 E Janns Rd., Thousand Oaks.

California Wine Festival Santa Barbara

Thousands of wine lovers pour into Santa Barbara for a day of sun, sea, wine, food, and music. Wine lovers will find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of artisanal cheeses, breads, olive oil, chocolates, and more! July 20. Chase Palm Park, 323 E Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara.


Catching a great flick is a great way to spend your summer.

Game Night & Drive-In Movie Oak Park

Enjoy playing giant outdoor games and board games, followed by a drive-in movie featuring Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs. Tune into your car radio or watch and listen outside. Jun. 1. Oak Park High School, 899 Kanan Rd, Oak Park.

Movies on the Green Woodland Hills

This outdoor theatre is the best in Southern California. Movies take place on Saturday evenings. There is a full concession stand. July 20, Ralph Breaks the Internet, July 27, Bohemian Rhapsody, Aug 3, Aquaman, Aug 10, The Incredibles 2, Aug. 17 Mary Poppins Returns. Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Center Park, 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills.


Watch performances on the stage is a wonderful experience.

Disney's Freaky Friday, The Musical! TO Civic Arts Plaza

When an uber-organized mother and her spontaneous teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right. They must work together to solve the mystery of how to break the spell. May 19. Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza-Scherr Forum, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

Magical Mystery Evening Sunland Vintage

Table by table magic to entertain even the most doubtful, followed by Stephen the Spectacular’s unique show featuring a personalized blend of mind reading, comedy, mystery and magic. Combine this with Sugo Italiano Food Truck! Jun. 20. Sunland Vintage Winery, 1321 E Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.


Get out into the sunshine and enjoy a fun-filled festival!

36th Annual California Strawberry Festival

Kick off summer at the 36th California Strawberry Festival. Indulge in chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry margaritas, strawberry pizza and dozens of other strawberry treats at the two-day festival in Oxnard. May 18, 19. Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard.

Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest and Folk Festival

Celebrating our 59th year with the Best Festival yet! Southern California's Favorite Old-Time, Folk & Bluegrass Music Festival. May 19. Paramount Movie Ranch. 2903 Cornell Rd., Agoura Hills.

From Tree to the Sea: Father’s Day Wooden Boat Show & Classic Car Show Channel Islands

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is excited to host the 4th Annual – From Tree to the Sea: Father’s Day Wooden Boat and Classic Car Show! It will feature classic wooden boats on display for everyone to enjoy. Participate in fun toy boat races, games, and engaging maritime activities! Jun. 16. Channel Islands Maritime Museum 3900 Bluefin Circle Oxnard.

Surf Rodeo 2019 Ventura

Surf Rodeo brings together thousands of people at the iconic Ventura Pier for some classic summer excitement. Surf Rodeo is a 2-day surf and music festival for everyone to enjoy California’s relaxed and positive vibes where fun always comes first. Surf Rodeo will feature competitions, rodeo games and a full-on music festival as well as a kid’s corral and an outdoor street fair. July 13, 14. Ventura Pier, Ventura.

Tequila And Taco Music Festival Ventura

Tequila takes center stage with a variety of top shelf tequila and mezcal sampling, live music, and of course, gourmet street tacos! Award-winning margaritas and craft beer will also be available for purchase. July 20, 21. Plaza Park, 651 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura.

Have an awesome – and entertaining – summer!

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