2019 Summer Bucket List in Ventura County

You have probably seen multiple posts about summer bucket lists. On those lists are activities that are family friendly and fun that are either only possible during summer because of the weather (if you live anywhere other than CA), or possible because you have more time. If you follow 805 families you know that all year is a good time for planned or spontaneous family outings. However, there are a few summer only activities in Ventura County that are worth the mention.

Fairy Tales in the Park

Free performances in Camarillo, Simi-Valley, Ventura and Oxnard

First or second weekend of the month May- September



Seaside Kids Club at Ventura Harbor $

Crafts and entertainment

Small FEE

Thursdays at 11am

July 11-August 8



$1 Movies at Century Riverpark 16- The Collection Oxnard

Movies rated G/PG

Mondays at 9:45am

June 17 – August 19 

6/17   Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

6/24   How To Train Your Dragon

7/1     Smallfoot

7/8     Kung Fu Panda

7/15   The Lego Movie

7/22   Spongebob Squarepants Out of Water

7/29   Sherlock Gnomes

8/5     Hotel Transylvania 3

8/12   Despicable Me 3

8/19   Peter Rabbit

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Concerts by the Sea

Free Concerts at Peninsula Park at CI Harbor in Oxnard

July 6- August 31st

Saturday’s 4-6pm


July 6              80s Invasion                          80s Covers

July 13              Sean Wiggins & Lone Goat   Country

July 20             Masters of the Past               Rock n Roll from the 60s, 70s, and 80

July 27             Unkle Monkey                       Reggae

August 3         Natalie Gelman                      Contemporary & Folk

August 10      Colette Lovejoy Band            Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, R&B

August 17      In Contempt Band                Rock and Soul

August 24      Ray Jaurique & The Uptown Brothers        R&B, Soul, Blues

August 31      Teresa Russell and Tom Buenger   Blues, Rock




Heritage Square Concerts in Oxnard

$10 admission fee per person, same day sales or FREE lawn sitting

Friday nights 6-8:30pm

6/21/19        Impulse Band                        Classic Rock   

6/28/19        Chico Band                 Latin/Rhythm           

7/5/19           805 All Star Band      (Caliente)       Latin Salsa/Cumbias/Old School    

7/12/19        Ignition Band             Classic Rock   

7/19/19        Brandon Ragan         Jazz/Blues/Funk      

8/2/19           Truth -  Rod Stewart &  Jeff Beck Tribute  Tribute          

8/9/19           Grupo Modazz           Cumbias/Pop           

8/16/19        Soul Machine             Soul/R&B/Dance      

8/23/19        Decadent Decades    Dance/Pop    

8/30/19        Sound Effect              Funk & Pop




Summer Concerts in the Park in Thousand Oaks

FREE concerts at Conejo Community Park


Monday          5/27   The Long Run

Thursday       7/4     Gold Rush Country

Sunday           7/21  Cougrzz Rock

Sunday           8/11   Fortunate Son

Monday          9/7     The Police Experience



Local Library Summer Programs

Your local library offers shows, lego play, arts and crafts, STEAM activities weekly dates and events vary by location. Check out the library near you!  


Aquatic Centers and Splash Pads 

Aquatic centers throughout the county re-open during the summer or have extended hours for water play fun.  For a list of specific locations visit