DowntownWorks Conference 2016

2016 DowntownWorks Conference DVP’s 2nd DowntownWorks Conference is back and is hosted in Vegas (checkout these Best of Vegas promos) It’s still FREE, and still just for you. Now is the … Continued

2nd Quarter Merchant Meeting Slides 2016

Click here to see the slides from the second quarter merchant meeting. If you have any questions, please reach out to Meredith at

Merchant Meeting Slides

Did you miss the first quarter Merchant Meeting? Click here to see the slides. Feel free to reach out to Kevin or Meredith if you’d like more in depth details to … Continued

2016 Event Calendar

Downtown is the hub for the best events in Ventura. Click here to see the schedule for 2016. Some events haven’t publicized their dates yet. We will be updating the calendar … Continued

Merchant Meeting Slides

We apologize for the technical difficulties at the September Merchant Meeting. Please click here to see the slides that were discussed. If you have any questions, feel free to email … Continued

Upcoming Events

June 27 & 28: Roadshow Revival – Mission Park July 4: Street Fair and Push ‘Em Pull ‘Em Parade – Throughout Downtown July 18-19: ArtWalk – Throughout Downtown August 5-16: Ventura … Continued

Be a part of our Think Local

We want to feature you in Downtown Ventura’s social media “Think Local” campaign. This will showcase your store or restaurant/bar to over 13,500 followers! Here is what we need: a … Continued

Downtown Ventura Partners Board Elections

 2015 is upon us, promising big things, including your opportunity to get involved with the DVP Board of Directors. As you know, the improvement district was recently renewed for 5 … Continued

St. Patrick’s Day Parade – March 14

The 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be gracing Downtown on March 14, starting at 10am. The theme this year is “Honoring our Troops” and Jeff Gorell is the … Continued

Ventura Winter Wine Walk

Sign up now to be a Winter Wine Walk tasting location. Contact Kevin or Meredith to get the ABC application and if you have any questions.

Important #’s

DVP Operations Manager Robert Vasquez (805) 258-1902 DVP Team Leader Jesus Vasquez – weekends (805) 861-8964 Police Non-Emergency Line(805) 650-8010 Graffiti Removal Hotline (805) 654-7805  

Shop Small Promotion

American Express Small Business Saturday is a great promotion that encourages people to shop local on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We are working to expand deals to others who don’t … Continued

Vagrancy & Theft – What you can do

If you see suspicious activity, please call the police 911 or non-emergency at 650-8010. If there’s individual loitering inside or outside your business, you can contact Robert (805) 258-1902, Kevin … Continued

Concert Series Wins Approval

City Council voted 7-0 to finalize the license agreement for a pilot concert series in 2015 above City Hall. These concerts have great potential to contribute to the economic development … Continued

Poinsettia’s decorate Downtown!

Let’s decorate Downtown for the holiday season! Downtown purchases Poinsettia’s at a great discount from our local Rotary. Each plant is $13 or you may purchase a case of 6 … Continued

The Scarecrows are Coming Back!

Would you like to house a scarecrow for two weeks in October? Local elementary schools create life-size scarecrows which Downtown then showcases. This is a fantastic connection of our community … Continued

Advertising Opportunities

DVP currently has 10 large panels available on the Big Belly Trash/Recycling units for advertising, and two more will be available in December. See the picture below. Rates range from … Continued

Congratulations Juni Winners!

Downtown Ambassador of the Year: Anacapa Brewing Co. Downtown Merchant Volunteer of the Year: Jen Livia – Red Brick Gallery Best Storefront: Iron & Resin Best Window Display: The Refill … Continued

Vote for the Downtown Juni Awards!

The DVO is proud to introduce the 2nd annual “Junipero Serra Awards,” soon to be known and beloved as the “Juni’s.” The purpose of these awards is to honor and … Continued