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Ojai Signature Events 2017

Our annual events are listed below.  Come for the day, or stay for a few days and immerse yourself in the Ojai culture. For a full listing of events and festivals, check out the Ojai Events page.

Several inns and hotels offers special rates for Ojai festivals.

April - Ojai Pixie Month

Enjoy the festivities of Ojai Pixie Month

Each year in April we celebrate the harvest of our indigenous Pixie Tangerine. Ojai’s unique micro-climate offers optimal growing conditions for our petite, ultra-sweet tangerines. The whole community comes together and celebrates by offering Pixie-centric hotel packages, libation and culinary specials, spa treatments, retail discounts, outdoor activities and much more!

April 2017

117th Annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament

The Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament is only one of a multitude of activities that tennis fans and visitors can partake in while visiting Ojai, an idyllic destination for those who know the more intricate settings of Southern California. Spectators will enjoy the best that tennis has to offer in the largest tennis tournament in the United States. The tournament features juniors, college and Pac-12 teams.

April 26 - 30, 2017


23rd Annual Garden Tour

Each year the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce produces a Garden Tour as a fundraising event. The Garden Tour is a one-day event, and is a self-guided walking and driving tour featuring five private gardens in and around the Ojai Valley.

May 13, 2017

40th Annual Art in the Park

Presented by the Ojai Art Center, the oldest non-profit art center in California, this festival attracts artists from all over! Art in the Park takes place in Libbey Park and features live music, food, and a student exhibition area!

May 27 - 28, 2017

Mountains 2 Beach Marathon

Uniquely situated and completely surrounded by beautiful mountains, the city of Ojai holds the start of the Cliff Mountains 2 Beach Marathon. This point to point race winds through the Ventura River Valley as it makes its way to the pristine beaches of Ventura. Runners will love gradual downhill nature and amazing weather, which is prime to make you faster.

May 28, 2017


71st Annual Ojai Music Festival

In early June, the Ojai Music Festival becomes the summer home for exceptional artists. Audiences are drawn into an immersive experience in the enchanting Ojai Valley, encompassing stimulating lectures and engaging concerts. Whether early morning sunrise performances on Ojai hilltops or inspiring late night concerts in Libbey Bowl, each day brings joyful, moving, and surprising moments in this annual iconic event.

June 8 - 11, 2017

31st Annual Ojai Wine Festival

The Ojai Wine Festival has been named by Sunset Magazine as one of the top five “Food and Wine Havens in the West.” This festival has become a favorite affair for attending wineries with their numbers doubling to event capacity every year at the beautiful Lake Casitas Recreation Area.

June 11, 2017

14th Annual Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

Don't miss the season to pick your own fragrant lavender! Frog Creek Farm offers a bounty of pick-your-own lavender. The Ojai Valley Lavender Festival offers scholarships to local residents who are, or will be, actively engaged in an educational program that focuses on agriculture practices or the beneficial uses of lavender. Free parking and admission, with over 100 vendors.

June 24, 2017


55th Annual Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

Enjoy a patriotic concert at Libbey Bowl on Monday, July 3rd, then Tuesday's festivities include a pancake breakfast, a youth freedom run, Ojai's annual parade and fireworks show at night with live music, kid zone and food trucks.

July 4, 2017


Ojai Playwrights Conference: Summer New Works Festival

One of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country presents its 20th Anniversary Summer New Works Festival in Ojai, California. Be sure to attend the must-see August 10 event!

August 6 - 13, 2017


17th Annual Ojai Storytelling Festival

An acclaimed group of storytellers will take you on a journey around the world on the wings of story - no bags to pack, just your own suitcase of dreams. See you at Ojai's iconic Libbey Bowl.

September 7 - 10, 2017

24th Bowlful of Blues in Libbey Bolwl

Join us, and enjoy talented blues musicians in Ojai's iconic Libbey Bowl. Tasty food, beer and wine will be available for purchase. A portion of proceeds benefit local youth music education.

Sept. 16, 2017

Mountainfilm on Tour

Get ready for a night of outdoor fun, food trucks and adventure inspired short films, Mountainfilm style! Ojai Valley Land Conservancy teams up with Mountainfilm on Tour to bring the original films of the annual Telluride festival to Ojai.

September 23, 2017

Boccali's Annual Tomato Festival & Wine Tasting

Each year, Boccali's celebrates their summer garden harvest. On September 23rd, join us on the lawn for an all-you-can-eat buffet, local wine tasting, farm fresh produce stand, dynamic live music by Blue Latitude, our famous strawberry shortcake and more!

September 23, 2017


Boccali's Pumpkin Patch & Haunted Hayrides

Boccali's Pumpkin Patch is an Ojai tradition. Kids love the maze and hayrides. Beware ... After dark, the pumpkin patch gets scary with Haunted Hayrides!

October 7 through 31, 2017

Topa Topa Folk Festival

Be inspired by the scenic mountain range in Ojai, and join us for a balmy fall weekend at the Topa Topa Mountain Folk Festival. Enjoy craft beers and food truck specialties while listening to a stellar lineup of the finest folk & country music bands.

October 6 and 7, 2017

34th Annual Ojai Studio Artists Tour

The self-guided tour offers guests an intimate glimpse into the private studios of Ojai’s accomplished artists and their inspiration to create.

October 14 - 16, 2017

Ojai Day

The entire community comes together as we celebrate the magical valley we call home, with handcrafted wares, farm-fresh food, fun offerings for kids, live music and much more for Ojai Day!

October 21, 2017

17th Annual Taste of Ojai

Savor the best cuisine Ojai has to offer, along with local wine, beer, and tequila tastings! Enjoy live entertainment, dancing, and silent auction on the pastoral grounds of the legendary Ojai Valley Inn & Spa golf course!

October 22, 2017


18th Annual Ojai Film Festival

The Ojai Film Festival is dedicated to presenting a wide array of distinguished motion pictures of filmmakers throughout the world. Come join the fun for this multi-day festival!

November 2 - 12, 2017

21st Annual Ojai Holiday Home Tour & Marketplace

Sponsored by the Ojai Festival Women’s Committee, this timeless holiday tradition offers an exclusive tour of stunning Ojai homes to celebrate the art of living. Once you’ve been inspired by these homes dressed in holiday splendor, take care of your holiday shopping at the Marketplace.

November 11 - 12, 2017

Serenity Season at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Thanksgiving weekend officially kicks off the holiday season at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. The entire Ojai community joins in for the annual tree lighting followed by five weeks of festive events!

November 25 - December 31, 2017


Serenity Season at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

Thanksgiving weekend officially kicks off the holiday season at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. The entire Ojai community joins in for the annual tree lighting followed by five weeks of festive events!

November 25 - December 31, 2017

Ongoing events

Saturdays - Ojai Historical Walking Tours

Saturdays - Ojai Food Walking Tours

Sundays - Ojai Certified Farmers Market

Daily - Local Wine Tasting

Plus art exhibits, concerts, food tours, plays, art and writers workshops throughout the year.