Owl Festival at Ventura's historic Olivas Adobe, free family fun
Free family fun at Owl Festival, April 23 at Ventura’s historic Olivas Adobe
VISITORS are invited to the fifth annual Owl Festival, a free family event, on Sunday, April 23, from 11 am to 3 pm at the historic Olivas Adobe, located at 4200 Olivas Park Drive in Ventura.
LIVE RAPTORS: In honor of the resident owls, The Ojai Raptor Society will bring live owls and hawks for visitors to see and learn about, with a program starting at 1pm. Docents will display an exhibit of owl pellets and related items from the adobe’s own birds.
ART & GIFTS: The Channel Islands Gourd Society will display members’ gorgeous artistic creations and offer demonstrations of how they are created; some items will be for sale. And visit the courtyard display from the gift shop of owl related gifts and souvenirs for sale.
CRAFTS FOR KIDS: Olivas Adobe Junior Docents will assist children and adults in the creation of pinecone owls at the craft table for visitors to take home.
MUSIC: Throughout the day Leif Engeswick plays his "Book Organ," a magnificent vintage instrument.
TOURS: Olivas Adobe Historic Interpreters, who present the Owl Festival, will offer costumed docent-led tours during the event, as they do every weekend, between 11 am and 3 pm. Trained docents take you back in time to bygone days of life at the adobe.
For more information and driving directions, visit www.olivasadobe.org.