Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Aug. 4-11

The new Ferris wheel is 33 meters or 108.27 feet seen on Tuesday August 2, 2022. This years theme, "A County Fair with Ocean Air" for the Ventura County Fair which runs from August 3 - August 14, 2022, with carnival rides, food booths, concerts, exhibits, agricultural shows and more. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

The Ventura County Fair runs daily through Aug. 14. In the photo, the new Ferris wheel, at 33 meters or 108.27 feet, as seen on Tuesday, August 2, 2022. The fair, with the theme “A Country Fair with Ocean Air” has carnival games and rides, fair fare savory and sweet foods, concerts, exhibits of agriculture, livestock, fine and practical arts, a youth expo, and a rodeo. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)

 

Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, Aug. 4-11.

 

EVENTS

 

Ventura County Fair: The 147th fair, “A Country Fair with Ocean Air,” is underway, today through Aug. 14. The venerable fair includes the traditional fair fare of art, home and livestock exhibits, midway carnival and games, entertainments and savory and sweet food specialties. Exhibit departments include agriculture, amateur and professional art, floriculture, gems and minerals, hobbies and collections, home arts, horse shows, large and small livestock, photography and a youth expo. Grandstand entertainment includes:

KC and the Sunshine Band, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4
The All-American Rejects, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5
Blue Öyster Cult, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6
La Arrolladora Banda Limon, Los Parras and Jesus Ojeda, 3 p.m. Aug. 7
The Beach Boys, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8
Clay Walker, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9
Cheap Trick, 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10
Professional Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo: 7 p.m. Aug. 12, 2 and 7 p.m. Aug. 13-14

Hours, 1 p.m. Aug. 4-5; noon Aug. 6-7; 1 p.m. Aug. 8-11; noon Aug. 13-14. The exhibit buildings close at 10 p.m. (11 p.m. Friday-Saturday). The main midway closes between 11 p.m. and midnight. Admission $15 ages 13-64; $10 ages 65-99 and ages 6-12; free for ages 100 and up (with proper ID) and for ages 5 and younger. Carnival wristbands are an extra fee.

Parking is limited onsite ($20). Shuttle service is available from five locations, government center, Pacific View Mall, Ventura Community Park, Ventura High School and San Buenaventura State Beach ($10 parking fee for this location). Details and a map for shuttle service: venturacountyfair.org/fair/free-shuttles-transportation.

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Ventura County Fair Grounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd, Ventura. Updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/venturactyfair. venturacountyfair.org

Pasadena Bead and Design Show: Find designer accessories, antique and handcrafted beads, hand-sewn clothing, jewelry findings, hand-printed fabrics, jewelry and jewelry-making workshops, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 5-6; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7. Admission $8 online; $10 at the door. Hilton Pasadena, 168 S. Los Robles Ave. www.beadanddesign.com

Community Bingo Night: American Legion Post 288 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1614 in La Crescenta host the 10th annual Bingo Night fundraiser for veterans’ programs in the local area, 6 p.m. Aug. 19. Doors open, 4:30 p.m. Admission $20 (food available for purchase and the event includes raffles). Purchase tickets at the door, or in advance, 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday-Thursday at the Crescenta Valley Chamber of Commerce Office, 3131 Foothill Blvd., Suite D, La Crescenta. Healy Hall at Holy Redeemer Catholic Parish, 2361 Del Mar Road, Montrose. Dick Clubb, 818-384-5761.

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Source:: Los Angeles Daily News

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