Conejo Valley Days
Conejo Creek Park South, Thousand Oaks
May 10-13, 2018
What: 62nd Annual Conejo Valley Days
When: May 10-13, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday)
Hours: Thursday, May 10, 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ($25 carnival ride wristband night), Friday, May 11, 5:00 p.m. to midnight., Saturday, May 12, noon to midnight p.m. and Sunday, May 13, noon to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Conejo Creek Park South in Thousand Oaks (101 Freeway to 23 Freeway North, exit on Janss Rd., festival immediately on right side). Google Map
Thursday, May 10, $25 Carnival ride wristbands: Battle of the Bands – local bands battle it out of cash prizes and the opportunity to play Sunday night.
Friday, May 11, Country Western: Line dance lessons beginning at 5:30 with Kristal Lynn Konzen This is the third year for Kristal Lynn at CVD. She teaches line dancing at Borderline. Rebel Heart will perform.
Saturday, May 12, Rock & Roll: Saturday entertainment includes Petty and the Heartshakers (Tom Petty tribute band) at 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Rockgodz at 5:15 p.m. Rockgodz band members include Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), Tony Franklin (The Firm), Rory Kaplan (Michael Jackson), Buster Akrey (Buster), Rob Math (Player) and Freddie Salem (The Outlaws). For a list of bands and performance times, go to www.conejovalleydays.us, click on “Entertainment” then “Band Schedule 2018.”
Sunday, May 13. Sunday entertainment starts off with two hours of mariachi music beginning at noon. Three Rivers Band performs at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. while Kristal Lynn will once again offer line dancing lessons at 3:00 p.m.
Kastl Amusements is CVD’s carnival and midway operator. They are bringing over 30 carnival rides for all ages including G Force, Insanity and Sea Dragon “Big Kids” rides” and bumper cars, carousel and teacups for the little ones. Remember, Thursday night is $25 ride wristband night.
Drone Races: Saturday, May 12. Sponsored by Marty’s Hobbies.
Read & Ride program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade – read three books, ride three CVD rides for free. Forms and instructions are available on our website.
Nonprofits and Sponsors
More than 30 local nonprofit groups participate in CVD each year, raising money that is invested back into the community.
Conejo Valley Days History: In the late 40s, at the old Jungleland compound (now the site of the Civic Arts Plaza), the town held a “Community Circus.” The event officially became known as “Conejo Valley Days” in 1956.
CVD Today: In 2012, Frank Akrey, Conejo Valley businessperson and long-time CVD supporter and volunteer, assumed financial and operational responsibilities for Conejo Valley Days. Frank’s family has lived in Thousand Oaks since 1939. We’re continuing the hometown spirit by working hard to make Conejo Valley Days the best ever. CVD will always be part of our area’s tradition and heritage.
Conejo Valley Days entertains about 26,000 visitors each year over four days. With carnival rides, live entertainment, local vendors, arts & crafts, games, food and wonderful community involvement; it is truly a long-standing celebration perfect for the entire family.
Live entertainment and hands-on exhibits are included with general admission. Entry: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 through 12 and free for kids 5 and under. For more information, go to www.conejovalleydays.us, Follow Conejo Valley Days on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ConejoValleyDays and Twitter, @CVDays62.