Festivals & Events

Regularly scheduled Events
Azu’s Restaurant
457 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai
Saturday & Sunday – Farmers Market Brunch :: 11 – 5 pm – Bottomless Mimosa’s
Monday’s at Azu’s ~ Wine Down with our Signature $30 menu and 30% off wine by the bottle and by the glass. Signature Menu includes: One Green Salad and one Entree. Martini Tuesday’s ~ Every Tuesday enjoy 30% discount on all select Martinis’ and Specialty Cocktails. Happy Hour at Azu ~ Join us daily from 12 – 6pm and all night on Wednesday for 20% off all Tapas! $3 Beer, $4 House Wine, $4 Well Drinks, $5 Martinis Wine Club ~ Every second Thursday of the Month 5-7 pm Tasting $15 per person, includes 4 wines and bite of Tapas.
Azu’s Restaurant Ojai
Feast Bistro
254 East Ojai Ave. Ojai
In the historic downtown Arcade in the heart of Ojai
Tuesday
Burger Night, our EEL River Organic Burger is available Tuesday evenings (always available at lunch)
Wednesday
Wine Night 50% off all bottles – $1 off by the glass & $1 off all beer
Thursday
Three for One, three courses, one price – $26
Feast Bistro of Ojai
Weekly Certified Farmer’s Market Every Sunday 9 – 1 pm
Rain or Shine
Behind the Arcade
Ojai Farmers Market
Old Creek Ranch Winery 10024 Old Creek Rd. Ventura
Open Daily 11 – 5 pm
Old Creek Ranch Winery
Noble Oaks Vineyard & Winery Our fine wines can be tasted weekends at Ojai Beverage Company in Ojai. Please click below for their hours and location. Noble Oaks Vineyard
(at Ojai Beverage Company)
Casa Barranca Wine Tasting Room Open daily 12 – 6 pm
In the Arcade
Casa Barranca Wine Tasting Room
Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room 109 S. Montgomery St. Ojai
Open daily 12 – 5 pm
Ojai Vineyard Wine Tasting Room
Ojai Beverage Company 655 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai
805-646-1700
Store Hours: Monday 12-9 pm, Tuesday & Wednesday 11-10 pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11-11 pm, Sunday 11-9 pm. Kitchen opens at 11:30 am Monday-Sunday
Ojai Beverage Company
Ojai Playhouse Theater 145 East Ojai Avenue
Ojai, CA 93023
805-646-1011
Showtimes: 7 pm Daily Matinees: Wednesday at 2:30 pm Saturday & Sunday at 1:30 pm
Ojai Playhouse Theater
Historical Walking Tours of Ojai Ojai Valley Museum
130 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai
(All Day Event) Every Saturday 10:30 am
Ojai Valley Museum
Ojai Olive Oil Tour 1811 Ladera Rd. Ojai
Tours: Wednesdays 1 – 4 pm & Saturdays 10 – 3 pm
805-646-5964
Ojai Olive Oil
May ’15
Peddlers’ Fair Every 3rd Weekend of the month 9 – 4 pm
Chaparral Auditorium
414 East Ojai Ave. Ojai
Historical Walking Tours of Ojai Ojai Valley Museum
130 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai
(All Day Event) Every Saturday 10:30 am
www.ojaivalleymuseum.com
Eating Ojai Tasting Tour The newest of our tasting tours, Eating Ojai gives guests an up close and personal look into the culinary scene in Ojai. Tours run on select Saturdays, check website for availability and begin at 10:30am in Downtown Ojai and run to approximately 1:30 pm. Ojai Eating Tasting Tour
Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio Secussical Jr.
May 1 – 17, 2015
316 East Matilija Ave. Ojai, CA
The Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio spring production of Seussical, Jr. will take place May 1-17, featuring a pop-inspired musical score by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and youth ensemble and solo performances. Admission is $10 and all shows are family friendly and wheelchair-accessible.
Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio
No Risk, No Reward Featuring Ellwood Risk, mixed media, Sabine Pearlman, photography
May 1 – 24, 2015
galerie 102
102 W. Matilija St. Ojai
www.galerie102.com
The 16th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival May 1 – 3, 2015
Libbey Bowl, Ojai
Welcome to the 16th annual Ojai Storytelling Festival. This year’s festival is literally going to be a trip. Our tellers will be taking you on a journey around the world on the wings of story. No passports needed. just your imagination. No bags to pack, just your own suitcase of dreams. Charlie Chin takes us to ancient China, Vijai Nathan to India, Andy Irwin to a land of laughter, Donald Davis to the Crack of Dawn, Regi Carpenter to lands near and far, Minton Sparks to the poetical and musical South, and Clare Murphy to the Emerald Isle. We are planning some special events to go with this year’s theme of traveling our global village of tales. So if enjoy traveling, come join us for an unforgettable weekend filled with savory delights and unexpected adventures. It’s not just a festival, it’s an experience. The Topa Topa peaks tower in the distance. Fragrant orange blossoms fill the air. A canopy of majestic oaks reaches overhead. Downtown Ojai welcomes visitors to its charming shops, galleries and cafes.
Ojai Storytelling Festival
Fusion World Music and Dance May 1 – 3, 2015
Lake Casitas, Ojai
Join us for a magical 3 day weekend filled with professional music and dance performances from around the world! Dance, laugh, make new friends, camp, eat delicious foods, and shop our incredible World Marketplace. 3 Days of world music & dance performances + workshops + world foods + camping at beautiful Lake Casitas! We’re building something amazing and we hope that you’ll join us for this inaugural May Day weekend event!
Fusion: World Music and Dance
Ojai Playwrights Conference Celebration Join us in town for “Show-Stoppers”
Saturday, May 2, 2015
The Matilijia Auditorium :: 3 pm
To kick-off the 2015 Annual Benefit Gala celebration, the Ojai Playwrights Conference presents a show-stopping production of11 o’clock numbers from great moments of musical and dramatic theatre.
Order show tickets now!
Ojai Playwrights Conference
Annual Benefit Gala Saturday, May 2, 2015
TOWN: “Show-Stoppers” – 3 pm
A 90-minute life-affirming, soul-stirring cabaret featuring show-stopping 11 o’clock songs and scenes from great moments of musical and dramatic theater. Show at Matilija Auditorium, starting at 3 pm.

COUNTRY: Memorable-Moments – 5:30 pm
A post-show gathering of artists and friends sharing delicious appetizers, fine wines, amazing cocktails, chef-inspired local foods, and live auction fun in a spectacular country setting. Aspen Grove Ranch.
Seating is Limited! Last year’s event sold out in record time.
Ojai Playwrights Conference
The Ventura County Pastel Artists “Annual Spring Show” Artists Reception
Saturday, May 2, 2015
11 – 4 pm (ONE DAY ONLY)
West Hills Gallery, 1545 Cuyama Rd., Ojai, You are cordially invited to join the Ventura County Pastel Artists as they exhibit their newest paintings created with soft pastels. Refreshments will be served and there will be pastel demonstrations throughout the day. For additional information please contact Bert Collins at the West Hills Gallery at 805-646-6907.
Chamber Music Concert Chavdar Parashkevov, violin
Natasha Kislenko, piano
May 10, 2015 :: Sunday 2 pm
Ojai Art Center
113 S. Montgomery St. Ojai
Ojai Art Center
Dancing at Lughnasa May 15 – June 7, 2015
Ojai Art Center Theater
113 S. Montgomery Street Ojai, CA
This moving celebration of life, memory and family concerns the many trials of the unmarried Mundy sisters of Ballybeg, Ire- land. Poverty-stricken and foiled by all kinds of love, these remarkable women dance through a hardscrabble existence as remembered by their now-grown nephew Michael. Join him and us as he fondly relates their confrontations with loneliness, romance, death, madness, and ultimately a primal and human joy. Directed by Brian Robert Harris.
Ojai Art Center Theater
Chamber on the Mountain Sunday, May 17, 2015 :: 3 pm Logan House
Ji – Pianist
Hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “a gifted young pianist who is clearly going places,” Ji
has been lauded from a young age for his compelling musical presence and impressive technical command. Ji’s 2014-2015 season includes recital appearances at the Summer Stars Chamber Music Festival, Honest Brook Music Festival, Tannery Pond Concerts, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the South Windsor Cultural Arts Commission, the West Side Concert Series, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. He returns to his native Korea to give a six-city recital tour alongside violinist Stefan Jackiw. He appears with the Rockford Symphony, and makes his Alice Tully Hall debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, performing Ravel’s Concerto in G Major.(adjacent to the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts)
8585 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd. (in Upper Ojai)
Ojai, CA 93023
Chamber on the Mountain
Astronomy Nights at Lake Casitas Recreation Area Saturday, May 23 – “Welcome to Summer”
Meet at Picnic #1 by Santa Ana Launch Ramp
Event starts at 8:30 pm
Far far away from city lights, Lake Casitas Recreation Area is a perfect place to stargaze with NASA accredited astronomer Ernest Underhay. Peek through our super big telescope and/or bring your own binoculars or telescope. Mr. Underhay is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable. Everyone is welcome. Park entrance fees apply. You may want to bring your blanket or lawn chair.
Astronomy Nights at Lake Casitas
Ojai Concert Series LEFTOVER CUTIES
Saturday May 23, 2015
Dancing Oak Ranch
A playful and energetic quartet with a crowd pleasing timeless folk/jazz fusion sound, combining sultry vocals, pitch-perfect songwriting, and seasoned musicianship.
Ojai Concert Series
Family Entertainment to Educate and Inspire Thumbelina with The Oregon Shadow Theater
Saturday, May 23, 2015 :: 4 – 5 pm
The Kim Maxwell Studio
226 W. Ojai Ave. #102, Ojai
Thumbelina is one of Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen’s most delightful characters, a miniature girl born from a flower who has to find her own way in the world of nature. In this OST production Thumbelina journeys through a series of natural habitats to discover her home in the land of the flower fairies. The visual design of this colorful shadow play is drawn from Art Nouveau, the decorative art movement of the late 1800s which is characterized by its flowing organic lines and its nature themes. While the plot of the play follows Andersen’s story, the script supports a comic sub text linking music of the 1960’s and ’70s to Thumbelina’s desire to find her home in a land of flowers. The live music is performed on hammer dulcimer, electric guitar, and an assortment of percussion and sound effects devices. Oregon Shadow Theatre’s production of “Thumbelina” has been awarded the UNIMA-USA Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry.
Toys for the Mind Family Series
38th Annual Art in the Park May 23 – May 24, 2015
Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday & Sunday :: 10 – 5 pm
Libbey Park & Downtown Ojai
Art in the Park is an annual tradition started in 1977 by local artists at the Ojai Art Center to give fine artists a place to sell their work during Memorial Day weekend. Nestled amongst the oaks in beautiful Libbey Park (Ojai, California), a natural setting is created to showcase the rich mixture of works in a variety of mediums. Art in the Park has enjoyed a long tradition of displaying quality art. Presented by the Ojai Art Center, the oldest non-profit art center in California, the festival attracts artists from near and far.
Art in the Park
Memorial Day Community Celebration Monday, May 25, 2015
Libbey Bowl, Ojai
12 – 2 pm :: FREE
The Ojai Valley Veteran’s of Foreign Wars, Post 11461 presents the Annual Memorial Day Community Celebration, featuring Ventura British Brass.
Memorial Day Community Celebration
Nordhoff Spring Concert Friday, May 29, 2015 :: 6:30 pm
Libbey Bowl, Ojai

Nordhoff Spring Concert
Ojai Valley Century Saturday, May 30, 2015
Ojai Valley
Ojai Valley Century
June ’15
Peddlers’ Fair Every 3rd Weekend of the month 9 – 4 pm
Chaparral Auditorium
414 East Ojai Ave. Ojai
Historical Walking Tours of Ojai Ojai Valley Museum
130 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai
(All Day Event) Every Saturday 10:30 am
www.ojaivalleymuseum.com
Eating Ojai Tasting Tour The newest of our tasting tours, Eating Ojai gives guests an up close and personal look into the culinary scene in Ojai. Tours run on select Saturdays, check website for availability and begin at 10:30am in Downtown Ojai and run to approximately 1:30 pm. Ojai Eating Tasting Tour
Dancing at Lughnasa Ojai Art Center Theater
June 1 – 7, 2015
113 S. Montgomery Street Ojai, CA
This moving celebration of life, memory and family concerns the many trials of the unmarried Mundy sisters of Ballybeg, Ire- land. Poverty-stricken and foiled by all kinds of love, these remarkable women dance through a hardscrabble existence as remembered by their now-grown nephew Michael. Join him and us as he fondly relates their confrontations with loneliness, romance, death, madness, and ultimately a primal and human joy. Directed by Brian Robert Harris.

Ojai Art Center Theater
Astronomy Nights at Lake Casitas Recreation Area Saturday, June 6 – “Jupiter King of the Planets”
Saturday, June 13 – “Big Dipper and Companions”
Saturday, June 27 – “New Moon and Venus”

Meet at Picnic #1 by Santa Ana Launch Ramp
Event starts at 8:30 pm
Far far away from city lights, Lake Casitas Recreation Area is a perfect place to stargaze with NASA accredited astronomer Ernest Underhay. Peek through our super big telescope and/or bring your own binoculars or telescope. Mr. Underhay is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable. Everyone is welcome. Park entrance fees apply. You may want to bring your blanket or lawn chair.
Astronomy Nights at Lake Casitas
Ojai Valley Golf Classic Monday, June 8, 2015 :: 12 pm
Benefiting The Ojai Education Foundation & The Ojai Valley Youth Foundation
Ojai Valley Inn
905 Country Club Rd.
Ojai Valley Golf Classic
69th Annual Ojai Music Festival June 10 – 14, 2015
Libbey Bowl, Ojai

Ojai Music Festival
29th Annual Ojai Wine Festival Sunday, June 14, 2015 :: 12 – 4 pm
Lake Casitas, Ojai
Ojai Wine Festival
Ojai Valley Lavender Festival Saturday, June 27, 2015 :: 10 – 5 pm
Libbey Park Ojai
Ojai Valley Lavender Festival
July ’15
Peddlers’ Fair Every 3rd Weekend of the month 9 – 4 pm
Chaparral Auditorium
414 East Ojai Ave. Ojai
Historical Walking Tours of Ojai Ojai Valley Museum
130 W. Ojai Avenue Ojai
(All Day Event) Every Saturday 10:30 am
www.ojaivalleymuseum.com
Eating Ojai Tasting Tour The newest of our tasting tours, Eating Ojai gives guests an up close and personal look into the culinary scene in Ojai. Tours run on select Saturdays, check website for availability and begin at 10:30am in Downtown Ojai and run to approximately 1:30 pm. Ojai Eating Tasting Tour
Mame Ojai Art Center Theater
July 10 – August 9, 2015
113 S. Montgomery Street Ojai, CA
Based on the life of “the ultimate Greenwich Village eccentric,” her nephew wrote a novel about his Auntie Mame, which be- came a Broadway play, movie and a great musical. A fun-loving lady with a flair for life, a razor sharp wit and a huge heart, Mame’s home becomes a welcome center for struggling artists, writers, freethinkers and radicals during the Great Depression. Amidst all that excitement, the death of her brother brings her nephew into the fold and the ad- ventures, and songs, accumulate. Directed by Buddy Wilds.
Ojai Art Center Theater
Ojai Concert Series DE TEMPS ANTAN
Saturday July 11, 2015 :: 7 pm
Dancing Oaks Ranch
One of the premier French Canadian Quebecois bands in the world performing time-honored melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past.
Ojai Concert Series
Astronomy Nights at Lake Casitas Recreation Area Saturday July 18 – “Saturn, Lord of the Rings”
Meet at Picnic #1 by Santa Ana Launch Ramp
Event starts at 8:30 pm
Far far away from city lights, Lake Casitas Recreation Area is a perfect place to stargaze with NASA accredited astronomer Ernest Underhay. Peek through our super big telescope and/or bring your own binoculars or telescope. Mr. Underhay is as entertaining as he is knowledgeable. Everyone is welcome. Park entrance fees apply. You may want to bring your blanket or lawn chair.
Astronomy Nights at Lake Casitas
Ojai Summer Playwrights Conference

July 27 – August 10, 2015
Zalk Theater, Besant Hill School, 8560 Ojai Santa Paula Rd. & Matilija Auditorium, 703 El Paseo Ojai
Under the direction of Artistic Director/Producer Robert Egan, carefully selected playwrights will join together this summer for an intensive two-week, in-residence conference to develop new works for the American theater. This process culminates in the OPC SUMMER NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, a five-day celebration of new plays and creative collaboration featuring readings of new plays, special performance events, and the popular OPC Youth Workshop show.
Ojai Playwrights Conference