Events at the Olivas Adobe Historical Park

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Celebrate Life on the Rancho Event Series

Celebrate what it was like to live, work, and play on Rancho San Miguel! 

Victorian Halloween, October 9

Sunday, October 9, 2022, 11am - 3pm (Free)

Explore the historic home as you've never seen before. Learn about Victorian customs and hear haunting stories. Docent-led house tours of the two-story Adobe will be available for a small fee. 

Small Adobe : What lies beneath historical Exhibit

New Exhibits in the Small Adobe

Tour the Small Adobe and discover its two new exhibits! A Family of Distinction and What Lies Beneath: Unearthing the Secrets of the Small Adobe.

Sundays (September – December 2022) 11am – 3pm 

View artist renderings of the Small Adobe, including Romance of the Adobe by Laura J. Jespersen and artistic depictions from Plein Aire Ventura County.

The two-story adobe home will be open for docent-led tours, and all visitors are welcome to stop by the gift shop.

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Music Under the Stars

Music Under the Stars is an outdoor concert series held on Saturdays during the summer. Presented in the open-air courtyard at the historic Olivas Adobe, sold out crowds spend an evening under the stars dancing and listening to live music. It's an experience you won't want to miss!

View this year's concert lineup.

Painting of a hillside overlooking downtown VenturaPainting by Marguerite Hardeman

Murals & Roses al Fresco Art Exhibit

Murals and Roses is a free art exhibit held annually on Mother’s Day at the Olivas Adobe. The exhibit showcases the historic Olivas Adobe Rose Garden and a series of colorful murals painted by renowned California muralist Marguerite Hardeman. Each year, up to fifteen of the murals are taken out of storage and displayed around the Olivas Adobe grounds in celebration of spring. Visitors can enjoy historic tours of the Olivas Adobe grounds and browse the site’s unique gift shop. 

This exhibit is presented by the Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters. 

Visit the Murals & Roses al Fresco Art Exhibit webpage.