Ventura Pier


Since 1872, the Ventura Pier has stood as a symbol of the region's rich history and natural resources. Once the cornerstone of Ventura County's agricultural, construction and oil trade, today the Ventura Pier is a favorite attraction for fishing, picnics, sunset strolls and beautiful views of Ventura County's coastline and the Channel Islands.
  View the Ventura Pier Interpretive Panels

Pier into the Future

In 1993 a dedicated group of community leaders created Pier into the Future, a non-profit 501 (c ) 3 organization, to establish a $1 million endowment fund to preserve, maintain and enhance the historic Ventura Pier for future generations to enjoy. This committed group achieved its fundraising goal but continues its mission through year-round community outreach efforts that culminate in the ever-popular food and wine tasting event called Pier Under the Stars. View 'Celebrating 20 years'

The organization has contributed more than $460,000 to the City of Ventura over the last 20 years to enhance the Pier. Donors can Adopt-a-Bench for $5,000 or inscribe a donor name on the pier’s granite “honor roll” at various levels beginning at $175 - View the Pier into the Future brochure and visit the website at

Pier under the Stars - October 3, 2015

2015 ticket order flyer (pdf): Pay by mail, fax or online.

Each year more than 800 residents and visitors attend this beachfront culinary fair adjacent to the pier to sample the county’s best food and spirits provided by over 50 area businesses. Restaurants, cafes, wineries and breweries showcase their signature dishes and beverages from tented booths on the seaside Promenade while guests enjoy live music and dancing and bid on silent auction items—all to benefit the city’s historic pier.

  • Beachfront Promenade near the Ventura Pier
  • Alcohol is served only to adults ages 21 and up (I.D. required).
  • BY PHONE: 1.800.838.3006
  • ONLINE: - type "Pier under the Stars" into "Search event" or this link: