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Ojai Signature Events 2016

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 2016

116th 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 19 - 24, 2016


22nd 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 14, 2016

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 29, 2016


70th Annual Ojai Music Festival

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 9 - 12, 2016

30th 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 12, 2016

13th 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 residents of the Ojai Valley who are, or will be, actively engaged in an educational program that focuses on agriculture practices or the beneficial uses of lavender.

June 25, 2016


54th Annual Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

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

July 4, 2016


Ojai Playwrights Conference: Summer New Works Festival

One of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, presents its 19th Summer New Works Festival in Ojai, California.

August 7 - 14, 2016


33rd 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 8 - 10, 2016

Art Ojai Tour

The annual walking tour featuring the work of many of Ojai's new and exciting artists’ studios and homes throughout the Ojai Valley! Come meet the artists during this weekend event.

October 8 - 9, 2016

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 15, 2016

16th 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 23, 2016


16th 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 3 - 13, 2016

20th 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 12 -13, 2016

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 26 - December 31, 2016


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 26 - December 31, 2016

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.