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Ojai Day Festival October 2015

Ojai Day Festival October 17, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Ojai Day is a the annual downtown street fair hosted by the Recreation Department but it’s not your ordinary festival – it’s a cultural explosion bursting with art, food, spiritual incantations, multi-ethnic celebrations and good old fashion fun and games.

Ojai Day offers a little something for everyone and tops it off with Ojai’s unique character. Before event day, starting at 10 p.m. on Friday night, adults can come to the intersection of Signal Street and Ojai Avenue to help create the beautiful mandala painting, always a signature part of the Ojai Day experience.

Mandala Painting Starting at 10 p.m. on Friday night before Ojai Day, adults can help create the centerpiece of the event, the beautiful mandala painting at the intersection of Signal Street and Ojai Avenue.

Ojai Day was first celebrated in the 1920's after glass magnate Edward Libbey offered to finance the construction of the downtown Arcade, present day Libbey Park and the post office with its 65-foot bell tower.

Ojai's most prominent citizens decided to host a city wide celebration to show their appreciation to Libbey. Ojai Day was born.
Ojai Day Mandala
Ojai Day Mandala
Children's events include: children's parade – A stage of music, magic and animals Free (and some minimal charge) activities for kids of all ages Bounce, slides and other fun games Face Painting Hair Braiding Hoola Hoop Contests Petting zoo.

Other events at Ojia Day include Belly dancing, hoop dancing, historic Chumash and Mexican folk dancing, rock bands and D.J.s, 150 + booths, 5 music stages, and many food booths, Finger licking good food and treats from home-made tamales to sumptuous strawberry desserts, Spinning, Knitting and sculpting hands on demonstrations, Classic cars & motorcycles displays and free hay rides.

Ojai Day festivities always the third Saturday in October, 10 am – 5 pm in downtown Ojai. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking in all the neighboring streets and public parking areas.

Always the third Saturday in October with free admisson and parking, a great day trip destination for the whole family.

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