Experience Downtown Ventura
in a whole new way. Now extended to June 2024!

Safely shop, sip, dine & stroll in the streets during Main Street Moves (and beyond, with more food and shopping options on side streets and our emerging Front Street area):

Taste your way through 30+ 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 historic Mission to Fir Street) and one block of South 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, and 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. Please note that the City has turned back on the parking meters on side streets. You must adhere to all posted parking signs, meters and restrictions. All parking on side streets remains 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.


Nu-Line Partners built accessible ramps throughout the closure area

Temporary ADA restrooms have been installed at California & Main streets for public use, in addition to hand-washing stations located throughout.

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. Hand-washing stations provided.

If you need assistance or have any immediate concerns, our Downtown Park Safety Ambassadors are here to assist you: 805-258-1902.

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_]