Stars + Stripes: Independence Day Events [2018]

Oh, say, can you see how many amazing events are going on in the 805 area (and beyond) this Independence Day?!  Hold onto your stars and stripes — here they come!

Fireworks (le duh!)

  • Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park
    • Janss Marketplace and The Oaks parking lots, 9pm [family activities start at 5pm!]
    • Bethany Church on the Hill [family activities start at 6pm!]
  • Westlake Village
    • Westlake Village Golf Course and Calvary Community Church [9:10pm] — celebration starts at 6pm
  • Moorpark [3rd of July]
    • Arroyo Vista Park, $5 admission (ages 4 and under: FREE)
  • Simi Valley
    • Rancho Santa Susana Park [3-9pm, live music, crafts, food vendors, activities — FREE admission!]
  • Calabasas
    • $10 includes parking, entertainment, and activities — starting at 5pm
  • Woodland Hills
    • Warner Park, 9pm
  • Camarillo/Oxnard/Channel Islands Harbor
    • Channel Islands Harbor, 9pm
    • Camarillo High School [tickets $2]
  • Ventura
    • Ventura College Athletic Field [9pm, tickets available on Rotary Club Ventura’s website]
  • Ojai/Santa Paula
    • Nordhoff High School, Ojai [9:15pm]
    • Harding Park, Santa Paula [9pm]
  • Carpinteria/Santa Barbara
    • West Beach, Santa Barbara [9pm]



  • Pancake Breakfast at Borchard Community Center [Newbury Park, 9-11am, $5/person all you can eat!]
  • Cafe Firenze 3rd of July Celebration — tickets can be purchased here: — starting at 5pm, they’ll have a buffet with American & Italian classics, a Jolly Jump for the kids, cotton candy, a s’mores station, specialty patriotic cocktails, buckets of ice cold beer, + more!
  • Ice Cream Social at Stagecoach Inn [Newbury Park, 1-4pm] FREE ice cream!
  • The Goodland Festive 4th [Goleta] — Outpost Chef Damien will be grilling gourmet sausage and pepper dogs to accompany ice-cold beers and cocktails, while DJ Darla Bea will be providing the beats

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  • Free swimming at local schools, from noon to 4pm! [Newbury Park HS and Cal Lutheran University]
  • Home Run Derby at Borchard Community Center, Newbury Park [$5, 8:30-10:30am]
  • 48th Annual Stars + Stripes Fireworks Festival [July 3rd + 4th, Rancho Santa Susana Park, Simi Valley]
  • 48th Annual Westlake Village Parade [Berniece Bennet Park, 9:45-noon]
  • Summer Splash Party [Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center, 12-5:30pm]
  • Pet Show [Calabasas Lake greenbelt, 11am]
  • 41st Annual Lakeside Fun Run [Calabasas]
  • 16th Annual Channel Islands 4th of July 5k and 10k
  • Reagan Library 4th of July Celebration [10am-3pm; FREE music, presidential impersonators, face painting, and more!]
  • 21st Annual Rods and Roses Classic Car Show [Carpinteria, Saturday June 30th, Linden Ave] with Independence Day parade at 5pm
  • 55th Annual 4th of July Parade [State Street, Santa Barbara, 1pm]
  • Ojai Independence Day Parade [10am]
  • Marine Emporium Landing 11am – 9pm [Channel Islands] — crafters’ market, inflatable fun zone, rock climbing wall and food booths; at 6 p.m., more than 50 patriotic themed electric boats will cruise around the Harbor in the 3rd Annual 4th of July Electric Boat Parade
  • 43rd Annual Ventura Pushem-Pullem Parade at 9:30am, Main Street


  • Concert in the Park, Thousand Oaks [Conejo Community Park, 5-7pm]
  • Concert on the Green [Woodland Hills]
  • Concert in the Park with Fireworks, Agoura Hills[Sunday, July 8, Chumash Park, 6pm]

Any finally, a favorite quote from First Lady and all-around badass, Eleanor Roosevelt:

“True patriotism springs from a belief in the dignity of the individual, freedom and equality not only for Americans but for all people on earth, universal brotherhood and good will, and a constant and earnest striving toward the principles and ideals on which this country was founded.”
~Eleanor Roosevelt


Stay safe, have fun, and be thankful for our freedom!

xx, Your Team {LL805}

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