Ventura Pier

pier with tramway

History of the Pier

Since 1872, the Ventura Pier has stood as a symbol of the region's rich history and natural resources. Once the cornerstone of Ventura County's agricultural, construction and oil trade, today the Ventura Pier is a favorite attraction for fishing, picnics, sunset strolls and beautiful views of Ventura County's coastline and the Channel Islands.

Pier into the Future

In 1993 a dedicated group of community leaders created Pier into the Future, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, to establish a $1 million endowment fund to preserve, maintain and enhance the historic Ventura Pier for future generations to enjoy. 
Pier into the Future continues its mission through year-round community outreach efforts that culminate in the ever-popular food and wine tasting event called Pier Under the Stars. 
Pier into the future Ventura, California

Pier Under the Stars

Each year more than 800 residents and visitors attend this beachfront culinary fair adjacent to the pier to sample the county's best food and spirits provided by over 50 area businesses. Restaurants, cafes, wineries and breweries showcase their signature dishes and beverages from tented booths on the seaside Promenade while guests enjoy live music and dancing and bid on silent auction items - all to benefit the city's historic pier. Visit the Pier into the Future website for more information.
  • Beachfront Promenade near the Ventura Pier
  • Alcohol is served only to adults ages 21 and up (I.D. required).
  • Purchase event tickets by phone at 800-838-3006 with a credit card (Master Card and Visa only)