Be a part of the Holly Trolley

  We’re making the trolley festive for the holiday season. Santa will ride the trolley on Dec. 14 & 15. Carolers will sign tunes throughout December. The Harbor and Downtown are partnering to offer special deals to trolley riders. If you’d like to offer a special Holiday deal – let us know asap.

Junipero Serra 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 celebrate our diverse and passionate Downtown merchants and businesses, with the awards voted on and chosen by you, the Downtown community. Click here to begin … Continued

Fourth Quarter Merchant Meeting

Downtown Ventura invites you to our 4th Quarter Merchant Meeting. Tuesday, October 2 at 8:30am at Grapes & Hops, 454 East Main St.

Send us your Mother’s Day promotions.

Let us know your plans for Mother’s Day. If you are hosting special promotions, parties, or sales, please let us know by May 1. A special Mother’s Day edition of our This Weekend Downtown e-blast will be sent to thousands of people. Please send a photo with your description.

All Hands Merchant Meeting

The Downtown Ventura Organization invites you to our 2nd Q Merchant Meeting. Tuesday, April 9th, 8:30 am Good Bar & Grill 533 East Main Street

Sons of the American Revolution Conference

The Sons of the American Revolution are hosting their annual conference in Ventura April 11-14. We are creating a special trip to Downtown to shop and recreate! We would like to give them a warm Downtown welcome by offering information, discounts and/or special offers to encourage them to visit your store or restaurant. Please respond … Continued

Earth Weekend in Downtown!

DVO is hosting another Window Decorating Contest! The Earth Day Eco Fest is Saturday, April 20th.  We would like all Downtown businesses to decorate their windows in “Earth Day” style. Windows would need to be decorated by April 1st and stay up for the entire month. The winner will receive $250 and the two runner-ups receive $50! Please let … Continued

The Juni Award winners are:

Ambassador of the Year Jen Livia – Red Brick Gallery     Best Storefront Dargan’s     Best Bar W2O     Best Window Display We Olive     Best Customer Service Fox Fine Jewelry     Best Live Music Venue Zoey’s Cafe     Downtown Merchant of the Year Red Brick Gallery     … Continued

Merchant Information and Save the Dates

What are your specials and parties for Valentine’s Day? Let us know your plans for Valentine’s Day. If you are hosting special promotions, parties, or sales, please let us know by February 5th.  A special Valentine’s Day edition of our This Weekend Downtown e-blast will be sent to thousands of people. Please send a photo with … Continued

Call to Contributors

We will be featuring new posts on our Merchant Matters page every month. This is intended to be a resource for you, by you! Sam Benner from WSI Global Marketing will be our first contributor. If you think you have a special knack for business or knowledge you’d like to share, please let us know. The post … Continued

Share and Shop in Downtown

NeedThree, a new downtown design firm, has developed a “Shop Downtown” logo for the Downtown community. We are going to be doing monthly contests through Facebook where we are asking our followers to “Like” and share the graphic. This way all of their friends will see the Shop Downtown logo and our audience will grow. … Continued

Looking for a few good windows! We want you!

The Children’s Celebration of the Arts outreach program is now in its 22nd year and is designed to teach children about the visual and performing arts through authentic hands-on participation in line with California State standards. They would like to display the art projects in Downtown stores for the month of June. More than 8,000 … Continued

Gordon Research is coming to Town

It’s that time of year again…Gordon Research Conference is returning!  Annie from the Ventura Visitors and Convention Bureau is working on setting up tour excursions for the attendees, providing Ventura information, and communicating with the organizers. This year’s GRC is in Ventura from January 6-March 22. This is the largest conference of the year, bringing in … Continued

What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

Let us know your plans for New Year’s. If you are hosting special promotions, parties, or sales, please let us know by December 26.  A special New Year’s edition of our This Weekend Downtown e-blast will be sent to thousands of people. Please send a photo with your description.

Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Winter Wine Walk

The Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Winter Wine Walk were a success! Thousands of people came Downtown to celebrate the kick off to the Holiday season. Thanks to all who came out and participated. To keep your trees healthy, get a tree service largo fl for frequent tree trimming and pruning. Besides shaping up … Continued

Upcoming Events

Nov. 30 4:45pm-7pm Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony On Main St. in front of the San Buenaventura Mission. Main St. will be closed from 1pm-9pm from the Museum to Palm. There will be snow this year! Dec. 1 noon-8pm Holiday Street Fair & Winter Wine Walk On Main St. and California St. The Street Fair is … Continued