756 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura, CA 93001, United States of America
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Whale Watching Cruises - April 18, 2014 through December 31, 2014

Enjoy a Whale Watching Cruise to witness Pacific Gray Whales migrating 6,000-10,000 to the secluded lagoons in Mexico to breed and bear their young then journey back to their feeding grounds in the Bering Sea. With half-day and all-day whale watching tours, Island Packers wants to offer you a chance to marvel at these majestic creatures.

Location: Ventura Harbor, which is just 3.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel.

Ventura (Downtown) Farmers Market - April 18, 2014 through December 27, 2014
The Downtown Ventura Farmers Market is held at the City Parking Lot on the corner of Santa Clara and Palm Street every Saturday from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. The market is open rain or shine every week and offers selections of the freshest fruit, produce, baked items, flowers and more! All Ventura County Certified Farmers' Market vendors must raise, catch, gather, grow or produce any product sold at the Ventura County Farmers Markets.
Downtown Ventura Food Tour - April 18, 2014 through December 28, 2014

Explore Downtown Ventura with local experts while experiencing a unique combination of food tastings, cultural history, culinary knowledge and healthy walking. You will not only sample some of the best eateries Ventura has to offer, but you get an intimiate behind the scenes look at many of these establishments. These guided walking food tours generally run about 3 hours long as you make stops at 6 different locations. Bring comfortable walking gear and a hearty appetite! Tours are held on weekends only and require advance purchase.

For more information, please visit www.VenturaFoodTours.com.

Ventura (Midtown) Farmers Market - April 18, 2014 through December 17, 2014
The Midtown Ventura Farmers Market is held at the Pacific View Mall in the West Parking Lot every Wednesday from 9 AM to 1 PM. The market is open rain or shine every week and offers selections of the freshest fruit, produce, baked goods, plants and more! All Ventura County Certified Farmers' Market vendors must raise, catch, gather, grow or produce any product sold at the Ventura County Farmers Markets.
Walks at Grant Park - April 18, 2014 through December 27, 2014

The Ventura Botanical Garden will be hosting monthly Walks at Grant Park to exercise, explore, and appreciate nature on the 4th Saturday of every month. Join Jeff Lambert, Director of Community Development of the City of Ventura, or knowledgable Ventura Botanical Garden's members will be leading the walks while providing educational information on gardening and nature. Be sure to have comfortable shoes, a hat, sun block, water, and even a little litter bag to pick up trash along the walk.

Meeting location: Upper parking lot behind City Hall on Poli, which is just 0.5 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel.

Ventura/Tri-County National College Fair - April 24, 2014

The Ventura/Tri-County Spring National College Fair provides a chance for students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission reprsentatives from a variety of national and international, public and private, and two year and four year colleges and universities. The fair will have workshops on financial aid, college admissions process, and more. Some past colleges and universities that will participated before include Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Services, Boise State University, Central Washington University, DeVry University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FIDM, Grand Canyon University, Holy Family University, Iona College, Johnson & Wales University, Lasell College, Menlo College, Nichols College, Oklahoma State University, Penn State University, Quinnipiac University, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. Thomas University, Texas Christian University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of California Santa Barbara, University of Southern California, William Peace University, and many more.

Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Hours are 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM.

7th Annual Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest - April 26, 2014

The Ventura 7th Annual Earth Day Eco Fest is a fun and green event for the whole family, with profit going to fund enrichment programs for the city's public schools. The event will have over 100 exhibitors, children's activities, entertainment, free bike valet, and much more. The Green Auto Expo will showcase a variety of "green cars" that are sustainable ang eco-friendly. Educational activities include the kids education pavilion, recycled crafts center, raptor show, scavenger hunt, and more. Participate or offer goods for the Earth Day Raffle which auctions off services and merchandise from local Ventura County businesses.

Location: Ventura beachfront Seaside/Promenade Park and Surfer's Point Boardwalk, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. This event is free. Hours are 10 AM - 5 PM.

6th Annual Spring Garden Tour - April 26, 2014

The Ventura Botantical Gardens will be hosting the 6th Annual Spring Garden Tour which will explore seven local home gardens followed by a garden party in a historic Hollywood home. The garden tour will have educational talks and demonstrations on composting, tree care and pruning, and other helpful garden tips.

Tour is from 10 AM - 4 PM and after party is from 4 PM - 7 PM. This event is recommended for ages over 12 and to wear flat shoes.

Crossroads of the West Gun Show - April 26, 2014 through April 27, 2014

The Crossroads of the West Gun Show attracts more guests than any other gun show in America, from the once-a-year hunter to the avid gun collector. With hundreds of vendors too buy or sell guns, this event is not one to miss for a gun enthusiast.

Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Hours: Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM and Sunday from 9 AM - 4PM.

2nd Annual Ventura Exo Xtreme Mud Challenge - April 27, 2014

The Ventura Police Department presents the 2nd Annual Ventura Exo Xtreme Mud Challenge to have fun while raising money for the Dee Dowell Foundation. The challenge is a 5K route with views of the city and oceam while tackling an extreme phsyical obstacle of trails, hills, steps, and mud. There will also be a Kids 1K Mud Run that will have a mud pit bottleneck, cargo net climb, and prizes for all kid participants that finish. Compete for awards as an all male, all female, or co-ed teams, or on an individual basis by age groups. Following the race, try your strength at the Pull Up Challenge where the top female and male contestants will win awards for the most pull-ups in a row.

Location: Grant Park, which is just 1.0 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Registration fees range from $10 - $40.

May 2014
Clif Bar Mountains2Beach Marathon & Half - May 25, 2014

The Clif Bar Mountains2Beach Marathon & Half will have a 26.2 marathon and a 13.1 half marathon from Ojai to the Ventura Pier. The event will be providing shuttle service from the Ventura County Fairgrounds to the starting line in Ojai. Following the marathon will be a post-race party with the awards ceremony, music, race day expo, beer garden, and more. All participants who finish the marathon will receive a medal of the race logo made from recycled materials and all marathon entrants will receive a free recycled technical fiber running shirt.

Shuttle Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Registration fees range from $40 - $109. Event starts at 6:00 AM.

Ventura Country Offroad Show - May 31, 2014 through June 1, 2014

The Ventura County Off-Road Show will have ATV's, Buggies, trucks, dirt bikes, toy haulers, camping accessories, apparel and much more for avid off-road enthuasiasts. The event will also have a teeter-totter ramp, ramp travel index (RTI), truck dynamometer, and a bikini contest.

Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Hours: Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM. Admissions is $10, children under 12 get in for free, and $2 military discount with ID. Get a family pass for up to 4 adults at just $30 or get a 2 day event pass at $15.

June 2014
Ventura Gun Show - June 6, 2014 through June 7, 2014

McMann's Roadrunner will be hosting the Ventura Gun Show, a 2 day long event with ammunition, guns, knives, swords, gun accessories, shooting accessories, coins, books, fishing equipment, jewelry, safes, collectibles, and much more.

Location: McClellan Conference Center, which is just 10.3 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. The event is open to the public and admission is $11.

6th Annual Roadshow Revival - June 14, 2014

The 6th Annual Roadshow Revival is a tribute to Johnny Cash with a number of bands playing a combination of their top hits along with their own tributes to the memory of Johnny Cash. Participate or watch the Car & Bike Show which will have pre-1970 American cars and trucks, lowriders from 165-1973, and custom and vintage motorcycles on display.

Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Ticket prices range from $5 - $45. Kids, 12 and younger and dressed in black get in for free. Parking is $10 per car.

Vans Warped Tour 2014 - June 22, 2014

The Vans Warped Tour will be stopping in Ventura with your favorite musicians and extreme sports. Featured artists include Chelsea Grin, Anberlin, Cute Is What We Aim For, Mayday Parade, Teenage Bottlerocket, The Maine, The Ready Set, and much more.

Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Ticket prices range from $35 - $45. Doors open at 11:00 AM.

September 2014
Ventura Gun Show - September 6, 2014 through June 7, 2014

McMann's Roadrunner will be hosting the Ventura Gun Show, a 2 day long event with ammunition, guns, knives, swords, gun accessories, shooting accessories, coins, books, fishing equipment, jewelry, safes, collectibles, and much more.

Location: McClellan Conference Center, which is just 10.3 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. The event is open to the public and admission is $11.

Ventura Marathon - September 6, 2014 through September 7, 2014

The Ventura Marathon will have a full marathon, half marathon, 5K, kids run, and bike rides. The event will also have beach parties, live local bands, free kids activities, arts and crafts, beer garden, food truck, and more.

Location: Ventura Promenade, which is just 0.6 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Registration fees range from $15 - $125.

November 2014
Ventura Gun Show - November 1, 2014 through November 2, 2014

McMann's Roadrunner will be hosting the Ventura Gun Show, a 2 day long event with ammunition, guns, knives, swords, gun accessories, shooting accessories, coins, books, fishing equipment, jewelry, safes, collectibles, and much more.

Location: McClellan Conference Center, which is just 10.3 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. The event is open to the public and admission is $11.

December 2014
Crossroads of the West Gun Show - December 20, 2014 through December 21, 2014

The Crossroads of the West Gun Show attracts more guests than any other gun show in America, from the once-a-year hunter to the avid gun collector. With hundreds of vendors too buy or sell guns, this event is not one to miss for a gun enthusiast.

Location: Ventura County Fairgrounds, which is just 0.7 miles from the Vagabond Inn Ventura hotel. Hours: Saturday from 9 AM - 5 PM and Sunday from 9 AM - 4PM.

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