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South Coast Festival Returns After Pandemic But Scaled Down

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Conejo Valley Days returns this July

Conejo Valley Days has been a fixture for families in Thousand Oaks for 65 years. After being cancelled last year, it’s back.

The long-running event has been moved from May to July this year, after being cancelled last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Live music and games are gone - as it’s scaled down to carnival rides only.

CVD President Frank Akrey says it means a lot to the community.

"It's the crown jewel of the community," he told KCLU.

He explained that it’s running over two weekends for the first time ever, to accommodate more people safely.

"CVD is normally a four-day event over one weekend," says Akrey. "This July, it will be over two weekends so there will be plenty of room for everyone to spread out and enjoy themselves."

Conejo Valley Days will run July 8 through July 11 and July 14 through 18 at Conejo Creek Park South (Janss Rd. 23 Freeway).

Admission is $5. Children five and under are free. Limited parking is $5. Drop off and pick up is encouraged.

For festival hours, go to

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