Experience Downtown Ventura
in a whole new way!

Safely shop, sip, dine & stroll in the streets during Main Street Moves:

Taste your way through 20+ restaurants!
Sip signature cocktails!
Shop one of a kind boutiques!
Support local businesses!
Just enjoy being outside!

What is Main Street Moves? We’ve transformed five blocks of Main Street (from the Mission to Fir) and one block of California Street (between Santa Clara and Poli) into a spacious promenade open to pedestrian and cyclist traffic only.

During Main Street Moves, many Downtown businesses have expanded their service area to the sidewalks, allowing more room for dining and shopping, giving visitors a chance to support Downtown Ventura businesses while maintaining safe distances. 

Street Closure Area

Photo: @iamgarybrink

During the street closures, vehicles will not be permitted in the area and barricades will be in place to ensure the safety of visitors. The streets will be closed 24/7 during this event. Palm, Oak, Chestnut, and Fir remain open to through traffic.


2,000 free parking spots are available in Downtown. The City’s meters and pay stations will continue to be OFF during the closure. All parking lots around the closure are FREE, but the posted times will continue to be enforced. We have added additional signage to direct visitors to the available parking structure and surface lots. All parking on side streets will remain available, though there may be parking spots dedicated to take-out or order pick-ups. There will also be additional ADA parking added to adjacent side streets.

Photo: @iamgarybrink

In addition to free parking, an additional 10 bike racks are being installed and can handle up to 140 bikes. Please be sure to lock up your bike when leaving it unattended.


Nuline Partners built accessible ramps throughout the closure area

Temporary ADA restrooms have been installed in the 300 block of Main for public use, in addition to hand-washing stations located throughout the area.

Additional ADA parking has been added to adjacent side streets for easier, closer access to the closure areas. Ramps have also been added throughout the Main Street Moves closure area.


For the safety of visitors, business owners and employees, we ask that you adhere to all public health guidelines. This includes practicing social distancing between yourself or your group and others and using the hand-washing stations provided.

Masks are now required, per the California Department of Public Health and Governor Newsom. Some exceptions apply. Additionally, businesses may require them upon entry. Our Safety Ambassadors are located throughout the closure and have masks available to you, should you need one.

If you need assistance or have any immediate concerns, our Downtown Park Safety Ambassadors are here to assist you: 805-620-7023.

Carousel photo credits: 1) Dog in Chair [credit: @gracious_mila] – 2) Dargan’s [Credit: dargans_ventura] – 3) Peirano’s [Credit: Debbie Fox] – 4) Overhead Shot [Credit: @MikeLoveRealty] – 5) Cafe Fiore and Lure [Credit: Megan Hook] – 6) Folks Eating at Rice Thai Cuisine [Credit: @rice_thai_cuisine ] – 7) Rip Curl Neon Sign [Credit: @edithacolitti] – 8) Le Jardin Charming Courtyard [Credit: @its_phoebe_dottie_and_ralphie_]