- Always the third Saturday in October!
- FREE admission! FREE parking!
- Special areas for KIDS, TEENS, ALL AGES!
Ojai, commonly known as “Shangri La” (based on Frank Capra’s Lost Horizon’s film) is located about 85 miles north of Los Angeles. The name Ojai comes from the Chumash language and means “The Moon” or “Bird’s Nest.” It’s a truly spiritual place often categorized with Sedona, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico. A melting pot consisting of performers from the stage and screen, world renown artisans, hippies young and old, transfer students, small town folks and big-city transplants. This land of art galleries, rustic retreats, top rated spas, quaint boutiques and restaurants proudly welcomes locals and visitors for their many events such as the annual tennis tournament, music, screenwriters and film festivals.
But October in Ojai is particularly magical -- October in Ojai suggests the end of summer and the arrival of Ojai Day. “The event was originally conceived in 1917, took a hiatus in the 1920’s and has been back with a vengeance since 1991. It’s grown tremendously and has become one of the most popular events in Ojai. The event itself celebrates life, culture and the arts.