Old Santa Ynez Days

Old Santa Ynez Days

Yeehaw!

Get ready for a good old time at Old Santa Ynez Days

 By Misty Hall

Old Santa Ynez Days returns to the Central Coast June 21 through 23. Along with the traditional favorite activities of the weekend, this year’s 60th annual celebration also includes several new events for 2024. Established in 1882, Old Santa Ynez Days is a nod to the community’s ranching and agricultural history.

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Ojai Wine Festival pours out the fun at Lake Casitas

Ojai Wine Festival pours out the fun at Lake Casitas

June event serves up local wine, beer, and spirits in Rotary Club benefit

By Clarissa Fishman

Wine has been around for a very, very long time. Current findings suggest that it originated in West Asia (modern-day Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, northern Iran, and eastern Turkey). It is said that as people migrated, it spread through the Mediterranean and then, to the rest of the world. The vitis vinifera, the vine that grows wine grapes, was produced and turned into wine for the first time somewhere around 6000 BC, or so they say. There are still debates about this because new archaeological discoveries are continuously being made, so really, there is still a bit of mystery around this beloved elixir of life.

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2021 Fall Events

2021 Fall Events

The Central Coast has a calendar full of fun activities and events to check out.

Due to COVID-19 all events are tentative and their dates are subject to change. We encourage you to call ahead or visit the event’s website!

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Central Coast Events, Spring 2020

Central Coast Events, Spring 2020

By Tiobe Barron

Spring heralds a flurry of activity in the natural world, and with how breath-takingly beautiful this part of the world is this time of year, whether you’re passing through California, or have lived here your whole life, you’ll want to get out and enjoy it too. Here is just a smattering of the events happening around Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura counties this spring.

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Winter Events

Winter Events

It is cold outside — at least, by California standards! 
Luckily, the Central Coast has a calendar full of fun activities and events to keep you toasty.

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Ojai Film Festival Celebrates Two Decades

Ojai Film Festival Celebrates Two Decades

This fall the Ojai Film Festival celebrates 20 years of bringing film to Ojai, and pays tribute to classic Hollywood with Lifetime Achievement Awards honoring actors Pat Boone and Eva Marie Saint. For directors, screenwriters, producers, animators, actors, students, Hollywood veterans, Academy members, and industry insiders alike, the Ojai Film Festival welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world Oct. 31 through Nov. 10.

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