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    NAS Point Mugu, CA Festivals Arts

    Ballet fiends may be interested in the Ventura County Ballet Company, which supports a small ballet academy and performs classics, including Christmas season favorite, The Nutcracker.

    The Majestic Ventura Theater, in the city of Ventura, is a classic, 1920s decor theater for a wide variety of live music, other shows, and classic, art, and revival films.

    The Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center is a major local performance center, and their site displays a schedule of upcoming live shows, plays, music, dance, and convention shows.

    The New West Symphony is the local resident professional orchestra, with regular performances and an educational outreach program.

    The Nardcore punk rock scene started in Oxnard, produced several hardcore punk bands, and continues in venues around the area, especially Port Hueneme, and near Silver Strand Beach.

    The California Strawberry Festival is held in May, in downtown Oxnard, and features as much strawberry food as a person can take, including chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry funnel cake, strawberry cotton candy, and more unusual items, including strawberry pizza, strawberry nachos, strawberry kabobs, strawberry flan, deep-fried strawberries, strawberry beer, and strawberry margaritas.

    The Channel Islands Tall Ships Festival calls in August, and typically draws several tall ships from around the world, and a lot of little ones, too.

    The Ventura County Fair comes around in late July or early August (or both), at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, near shore, and features rides, fair food, vendors, live music, a parade, livestock shows, motorsports, exhibits, and more fun.

    Camarillo Outlet Malls: Camarillo is well known through southern California as an outlet mall center, and a serious shopper should know about them.

    The Citrus Classic Balloon Festival is a balloon festival in Santa Paula, held in July, attracting dozens of hot air balloons, with limited balloon rides available (arrange in advance), plus food, fun, a singles mixer, live music, a car show, and assorted other fun.