Wild animals, rubber ducks, music, silly jokes, lots of food and dance await you for the weekend.
Ventura and Oxnard
The Ventura Music Festival presents a variety of concerts, including chamber music, guitar performances, Mexican tunes and dance. Concerts will be at the Ventura College Performing Arts Center and other venues in Ventura and Oxnard. Check schedule for times and locations.
When: July 12-15, 18 and 20-22
Cost, info: From free to $75. Not recommended for children younger than 5. Dogs not permitted in indoor venues. (805) 648-3146, venturamusicfestival.org
When: 6 p.m. July 20
Cost, info: Adults $21 plus fees; 21 and older. Service animals only. (323) 644-4200, lazoo.org/roaringnights
When: 10 a.m. July 21
Cost, info: Some events are free, others from $5-$30. Most activities are family-friendly. Dogs permitted in outside areas, but only service dogs permitted in indoor workshops. (213) 355-8510, golittletokyo.com/delicious
When: 5 p.m. July 21
Cost, info: Adults from $25 plus fees, children 20 and younger from $15 plus fees. Dogs on leash OK in outdoor areas; only service dogs permitted indoors. (626) 821-1781, arcadiapaf.org/americana
When: July 21 and 22
Cost, info: Free to enter, but fees for various activities. No dogs permitted. (949) 440-6141, oceanfestival.org
Adults can sample gourmet street tacos, tequilas (Saturday only, no children), margaritas and craft beer while listening to live music all day at the Tequila and Taco Music Festival at downtown Plaza Park. Arts and crafts vendors will ply their wares. Proceeds benefit Food Share, which helps feed and educate hungry people in Ventura County.
When: 11:30 a.m. July 21 and 22
Cost, info: Adults from $10 plus fees, children (12 and younger) free with adult. No animals permitted. (805) 628.9588, lat.ms/tequilatacos