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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

May

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

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

June

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 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 24, 2017

July

55th 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, 2017

August

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 2017

October

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 - 15, 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 2017

November

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 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 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 26 - December 31, 2016

December

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.