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Ojai Annual Events 2018

Our annual events are listed below. Come for the day, or stay for a few days and immerse yourself in the Ojai culture.

Several inns and hotels offers special rates for Ojai events.

April

118th 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 25 - 29, 2018

May

Chamber of Commerce 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 12, 2018

41st 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 26 - May 27, 2018

Mountains2Beach 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 27, 2018

June

72nd 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 7 - 10, 2018

32nd 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 10, 2018

15th 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 30, 2018

July

56th Annual Fourth of July Parade & Celebration

Enjoy a patriotic concert at Libbey Bowl on July 3rd, then July 4th 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, 2018

20th Annual Ojai Playwrights Conference

Every summer, theatre professionals and enthusiastic audiences from Southern California converge in the magical Ojai Valley to participate in the development of new plays for the American theatre.

July 2018

August

September

18th 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 2018

25th Bowlful of Blues at Libbey Bowl

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. 22, 2018

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 22, 2018

Boccali's 17th Annual Tomato Festival & Wine Tasting

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

September 2018

October

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 2018

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 2018

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 13 - 15, 2018

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 20, 2018

18th 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 2018

November

19th 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 2018

22nd 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 2018

Serenity Season at Ojai Valley Inn

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 22, 2018 - January 2, 2019

December

Serenity Season at Ojai Valley Inn

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!

December 2018

Ongoing events

Fridays - Ojai Village Experience - Every third Friday of the month, select shops and museum stay open later for locals and visitors.

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.