Ventura Aloha Beach Festival scene

By George Miller

We go to various festivals all the time. Most are cookie cutter affairs, with the same booths, same food, etc. This year’s Ventura Aloha Beach Festival was unique: salty sea, laid-back beach atmosphere, full of surfers, beach people, Hawaiian dancers, unique craft and photo exhibits.

There were plenty of events the “Aloha Stage,” K9 and people frisbee, surfing contest

There was a wide selection of good stuff this year. But I’ll have to say that the best food was the East Coast style pizza by Rock ‘n Roll Pizza of Moorpark.  I can honestly say it IS the best pizza I’ve had in California, although not “The Best Pizza West of the Hudson River,” as claimed. Don’t recall seeing any Hawaiian food there.

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There were some very authentic-looking dancing and singing acts at the Ventura Aloha Beach Festival. Photo:

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Scene on the Promenade at Ventura Aloha Beach Festival. Photo:

The surfing contest on Saturday was plagued by, well, really small surf. But that improved on Sunday,

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Saturday women’s surfing competition at ventura Aloha Beach Festival. Photo:


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Vince “Venturan” Felix and his Ventuckyians were there in force at the Ventura Aloha Beach Festival. Photo:


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This is VERY good pizza. Company is based in Moorpark.


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The guys don’t come to Ventura just for the surf. Photo:

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Face painting at Ventura Aloha Festival, 9-26-15, Photo:

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George Miller is Publisher of and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.

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