4th of July Street Fair

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Join us for Ventura's 4th of July Street Fair in 2016

Ventura's 4th of July Street Fair continues its proud 41-year-old tradition on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 10 am to 5 pm in Ventura’s Downtown Cultural District. "Celebrating Ventura's 150 Years" is this year's theme.

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The Independence Day event regularly draws 30,000 residents and visitors.

This SHOWCASE of handmade arts and crafts by more than 300 artisans stretches along six blocks of Main Street from Fir Street to Mission Park.

Enjoy savory FOODS from many booths sponsored by local organizations and businesses and LIVE ENTERTAINMENT on several stages along Main Street:

KIDS ZONE: At Mission Park kids can enjoy rides and inflatables and visit a Ventura Fire Department fire engine.

PUSHEM PULLEM PARADE: Children and adults and their bicycles and little red wagons are invited to dress up for the Pushem-Pullem Parade sponsored by the Ventura East Rotary Club. The parade assembles at Cemetery Park (Main & Crimea) at 9:30 am and begins to parade down Main Street at 10 am. Participants receive a free commemorative button while supplies last. Dress up in your favorite patriotic attire.

Admission to the event is free thanks to its presenter, the City of Ventura Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships and sponsors listed below.

ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

FIR STREET STAGE
10:30 – 11:30    Got Rhythm Dance & Performing Arts Center
12:00 – 12:30    Barranca Vista Dancers
12:30 – 1:00    Channel Aire Chorus
1:30 – 3:00    Rhythm 805
3:30 – 4:30    Tom & Milo Folk n Blues Duo

CALIFORNIA STREET STAGE
11:00 – 1:00    Raised On Vinyl
2:30 – 4:30    Bar B And The Ranch Hands

PALM STREET STAGE
10:30 – 12:30    Unusual Suspects
2:00 – 4:00    Caliente

 OAK STREET STAGE
11:00 – 3:00    Iron Mountain Boys

Vendor Information, Applications & Guidelines

Vendors accepted for this year's street fair will receive an email notification by Thursday, May 19. Their confirmation packets should reach their mailbox by May 27. If they don't receive them by June 1, they are to contact Michelle Godoy-Morales at (805) 654-7749 or mgodoy@cityofventura.net

Vendors receive notices from us only through quarterly and secure Constant Contact emails called "4th of July Street Fair News." Sign up here and be sure not to "unsubscribe" if you wish to receive breaking news or official notices from us (no more than 4 issues per year). Please add mgodoy@ci.ventura.ca.us to your address book so we'll be sure to land in your in e-mail box.

View and download guidelines (G) and applications (App). Complete Apps for mail-in only.
Monday, February 1:
Hand-delivered applications accepted in PRCP office, Room 226, 501 Poli  starting at 8 am

Thursday, May 26: Application deadline extended
No refund for cancellations after June 3
(1) Arts & Crafts App (G) Guidelines Application deadline has been extended until May 26 or until booths are filled  (2) Mandatory Business License: if you do not have a current business license click here for information
(3) Non Profit App (G) Guidelines
(4) Commercial App (G) Guidelines
(5) All spaces are now filled! Community Group Stage Performance App
(6) Food vendors spaces are now filled!  Food Booth App (G) Guidelines - food vendors must complete TFF App below:
(7) TFF App (Ventura County Temporary Food Facility Application)
(8) Mandatory Insurance Endorsement sample

(9) Activities Booth Application

For vendor or media questions contact 805.654.7749 or mgodoy@cityofventura.net

Vendor confirmation packets will be mailed out by Tuesday, May 10. If you do not receive yours by Thursday, May 26, please notify us at mgodoy@cityofventura.net or 805.654.7749.

Click on the image below, then click on individual sponsor logos for direct links to our sponsors!


SEARCH FEATURE: Click here or on the mfmaps icon at left to find your favorite vendor

PARKING: Park for free in the downtown parking structure, lots or Ventura County Government Center (VCGC) where a free shuttle runs to the street fair every 30 minutes (no pets, except for service animals, or smoking allowed) between 10 am and 4 pm. The last shuttle leaves the Street Fair for the VCGC at 5 pm.


TAKE THE FREE SHUTTLE 10 AM to 5 PM: from parking lots at theVentura County Government Center at Victioria and Telephone. Directions to shuttle station: Off NB 101: Exit Victoria, turn right.  Off SB 101: Exit Victoria, turn left at Valentine Road and then left at Victoria Avenue.  Off WB 126: Exit Victoria, turn left.


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The City of Ventura no longer sponsors its own Holiday Street Festival in December