The Lawn Experience: Tips and FAQ

DSCN0804

Thank you for being a part of our Festival lawn area! The lawn is a special experience for Festival patrons – it’s the place to enjoy a picnic before the concert; meet with a group of friends or family; and lie down to stargaze while enjoying the Festival’s music.

To help you enjoy the lawn, here are some things to know:

  • The right side of the lawn is designated for taller chairs and the left side for low-rise chairs.  (A low-rise, beach-style chair is a chair with legs of 10 inches or shorter and an overall height limit of 28 inches.) Patrons with higher-rise chairs, such as camping or deck chairs, will be asked to move to the right side or rear of the lawn so as not to hinder the views of others.
  • Line up early! Lawn lines start as early as two hours before a concert begins. There are two lines for lawn patrons – the left is designated for lawn series subscribers with an access pass and the right for single pass holders.
  • Save your place! Lawn series pass subscribers have the opportunity to save their spot on the lawn between the morning and evening concerts; please use the “Save My Spot” card mailed with your passes.
  • Store it! If you are attending two concerts in one day, you can also place your lawn chairs and blankets near the lawn entrance gate between concerts.  Please do not leave personal belongings as Festival staff cannot be responsible for items left unattended.
  • The Libbey Bowl and Park is a no-smoking and alcohol-free zone designated by the City of Ojai.
  • Ojai weather can be quite unpredictable! During the evening concerts we highly recommend bringing a warm blanket and for the day bringing sunscreen and wearing a hat in case it gets too hot.
  • At the Festival there are food vendors who will have a variety of light food options and beverages. For a greater variety, you can head to the various eateries within walking distance from the Bowl. Visit www.OjaiFestival.org for suggestions.
  • We’re happy to have children enjoy concerts; however, we know they can become restless! If your child needs to stretch their legs, please take them outside the Bowl so as not to disrupt the concert experience for other lawn patrons.

 

Thank you and enjoy!

 

Ojai Dining

Known for using fresh and local ingredients, Ojai’s many restaurants offer visitors a unique taste of the central coast. No trip to Ojai is complete without a delicious meal – use our quick restaurant guide to help you plan your culinary adventure!

 

Agave MariasAgave Maria’s Restaurant and Cantina
10:30 am – 9:00 pm
106 S. Montgomery St. | 805 646 6353
Mexican food with a fresh twist, featuring several organic and healthy options. Restaurant has a large outdoor patio and a wide selection of drinks. Located downtown. Reservations are recommended.


lBonnie Lu’s Country Cafe
7:00 am – 2:30 pm, closed Wednesday
328 E. Ojai Ave | 805 646 0207
Homestyle breakfast and lunch diner. Features a wide range of traditional American entrees – a local favorite for breakfast. Make sure to arrive early to get a table.


ca-marco-interior
Ca’ Marco Italian Restaurant
11:00 am – 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
1002 E. Ojai Avenue | 805 640 1048
Delicious and inventive Italian favorites.
Reservations recommended.


Deer Lodge
Deer Lodge

Mon – Thurs: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm (2:00 am Fridays)
Sat & Sun: 10:30 am – 10:00 pm (BBQ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm)
2261 Maricopa Way | 805 646 4256
Legendary Ojai restaurant featuring farm to table dining in a welcoming lodge environment. Reservations recommended.


farmer and cookFarmer and the Cook
11:00 am – 8:00 pm
339 W. El Roblar Ave. | 805 640 9608
Natural grocery with a restaurant featuring locally sourced and organic meals. Their weekly menu always includes tasty vegan and gluten-free options. Check their website for the menu of the week.


feastFeast Bistro
Tues – Sat: 11:30 am – close (lunch) | 5:30 pm – close (dinner)
Closed Sundays, except for special events
254 E. Ojai Ave. | 805 640 9260
New American bistro-style restaurant with seasonal daily specials and fresh desserts featuring locally grown ingredients. Special seasonal menu items and deals featured on their website. Reservations strongly recommended.


Los CaporalesLos Caporales Restaurant
307 E. Ojai Ave. | 805 646 5452
Located right next to Libbey Park, Los Corporales features traditional Mexican food in a comfortable and cozy setting. The bar has several unique specialty drinks. Reservations recommended.


noso-squareNoSo Vita
205 N. Signal St. | 805 646 1540
7:00am – 5:00pm (Espresso Bar)
7:00am – 3:00pm (Breakfast & Lunch, no kitchen on Tuesdays)
See website for detailed hours
Coffeehouse and bistro featuring fresh-brewed coffee, espresso, cold craft coffee on tap, and a fresh, vibrant locally-sourced menu.


obc Ojai Beverage Company
Mon: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm , Tues & Wed: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Thurs – Sat: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Sun: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm
655 E. Ojai Ave | 805 646 1700
The Ojai Beverage Company serves upscale bar food at its restaurant and is a premier destination for fine wine, craft beer and unique spirits. Has an extensive tasting menu and shop. Take away is available. Reservations are recommended for dining in.


ojaicafeOjai Cafe Emporium
7:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: Wed-Thurs, 3:00 – 8:00pm
Longtime favorite Ojai Cafe Emporium serves up soups, sandwiches, quiches – and now dinner – alongside their famous baked goods.


Ojai coffeeOjai Coffee Roasting Co.
5:30 am – 6:00 pm
337 E. Ojai Ave. | 805 646 4478
A local institution and favorite, the Roasting Co. serves coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as a variety of sandwiches and salads. Food can be called in ahead to be picked up.


68960_548177831877661_1351860288_nOsteria Monte Grappa
Sun – Thurs: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm, Friday – Sat: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
Closed Sunday dinner
242 E. Ojai Ave. | 805 640 6767
Authentic Italian cuisine offered at the heart of downtown Ojai. A wide range of pastas, entrees, and pizzas made fresh from local ingredients. Reservations are strongly recommended.


Rainbow BridgeRainbow Bridge
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
211 E. Matilija St. | 805 646 6623
Rainbow Bridge’s hot deli offers a wide variety of dishes as part of their rotating menu, as well as sandwiches, soups, and smoothies. The grocery has all the ingredients to perfect your picnic.


01Suzanne’s Cuisine
Wed – Mon: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (lunch), 5:30 pm – close (dinner)
502 W. Ojai Ave. | 805 640 1961
Suzanne’s is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. New American cuisine is served in a relaxing atmosphere featuring a beautiful outdoor patio. Reservations are strongly recommended.


ojaionlyThe Ojai Vineyard
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Sun – Thurs), 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm (Fri – Sat)
109 S. Montgomery St. | 805 798 3947
Owned by Adam and Helen Tolmach, the Ojai Vineyard produces artisan wines using local Ojai and Central Coast grapes. Located a block from Libbey Bowl, their cozy tasting room is a great place to unwind between concerts.


ranch house copyThe Ranch House
5:00 pm – 10:00pm
102 Besant Rd. | 805 646 2360
Famed for its original award-winning cuisine, the Ranch House’s menu and beautiful garden setting have long made it a destination of choice for Ojai visitors. Reservations are strongly recommended.

 

 

Plan Now: Lodging For The 2015 Festival

The Ojai Valley is home to many wonderful resorts, bed & breakfasts and motels that are happy to welcome you during your Ojai Music Festival experience. We strongly recommend securing lodging for the 2015 Festival as early as possible. For assistance, contact the box office or our complimentary Festival concierge, Sheila Cohn, at 805 646 2094 ext. 110.

Or, try something completely different with airbnb >>


OJAI VALLEY INN & SPA | 805 646 1111

OjaiResort.com

Festival patrons receive a special discount on rooms at the Inn. Click here to reserve online or use group code MUSIC when booking.


rancho thumb

OJAI RANCHO INN | 805 646 1434

OjaiRanchoInn.com

The Festival has rooms reserved for patrons. Please contact Sheila Cohn to book – 805 646 2094 ext 110 or scohn@sbtravel.com.


CASA OJAI | 800 255 8175

OjaiInn.com


SU NIDO INN | 866 646 7080

SuNidoInn.com


THE OAKS AT OJAI | 805 753 OAKS (6257)

OaksSpa.com


OAKRIDGE INN | 805 649 4018

OakridgeInn.com


BLUE IGUANA INN | 805 646 5277

BlueIguanaInn.com

 


EMERALD IGUANA INN | 805 646 5277

EmeraldIguana.com

 


CROWNE PLAZA (Ventura) | 800 842 0800

CPVentura.com

For a change in scenery, consider staying in the coastal city of Ventura, approx. 17 miles from Ojai where they have a variety of accommodations to suit your needs and budget. Visit the Ventura Visitor and Convention Bureau >>

 

Get Ready: Use Our Handy FAQ Sheet

Which are the best seats?
Since the new Libbey Bowl is a small amphitheater, virtually all of the seats are relatively close to the stage with good sight lines. Lawn seats are also available for those who prefer to spread out a bit. Blankets and beach chairs no taller than 12″ are allowed on the lawn. Lawn patrons with taller chairs will be seated on the right side of the lawn so not to hinder the view of others.

Will my seats be in the shade?
That depends on the time of the day. A shade cloth is erected to cover a large portion of the audience section, but we always recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen. A heavy jacket or wrap may be needed for evening concerts.

How can I learn more about the programs?
One hour before each concert, ticket buyers are encouraged to join us for free Concert Insights at the Libbey Park tennis courts. Musicologist Christopher Hailey and featured artists discuss the repertoire and the interesting connections of the music.

What do most people wear?
Comfortable casual wear is entirely appropriate. Since this is an outdoor facility and the weather is often very warm, we recommend a hat or visor and sunscreen. A heavy wrap, sweater or jacket may be desired for the evening concerts.

Can you accommodate persons with disabilities?
Handicapped seating and restroom facilities are available. A small parking lot behind the post office is reserved during the Festival for vehicles displaying ADA placards. Please call our box office to inquire about the seats at 805.646.2053.

What discounts do you offer?
We offer college students a special $5 lawn ticket with a current ID. Students can also purchase reserved seats at a 30% discount. Children ages 5 to 17 are $5 on the lawn; children under 5 are free. The Festival does not offer senior discounts. Groups of 8 or more receive a group discount on tickets to a single concert. Call our box office at 805 646 2053 for information.

Children and students
For concerts, lawn seating for children 5 to 17 is $5.00. Lawn seating for children under five years old is free. Children 10 years and under will not be admitted in the reserved section of the Libbey Bowl. Children over 10 receive a 30% discount in the reserved sections.

Can I come in and pick my seats?
Seating is done by our box office on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to donors and series pass subscribers. Single ticket holders will be seated in the remaining available seats. When purchasing tickets online, you are able to select your own seat. Please contact the box office with special seating requests and assistance. If you’re in the area, drop by our office at 201 S. Signal Street – we’d love to meet you!

Will tickets be available at the Box Office on the day of the concert?
Perhaps, but since we usually have near capacity audiences, ordering early will ensure the best seating we currently have available.

Can I reserve my seats and pay for them when I pick them up?
We can only hold prepaid tickets at Will Call. Tickets can be purchased with your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express.

What is your refund policy?
All sales are final for tickets and special events. There are no refunds or exchanges. In common with other outdoor venues, there are no refunds in case of rain. However, if you turn your tickets back to us for resale we can issue a receipt to you for a tax-deductible donation in the amount of the value of the tickets.

When will I get my tickets?
Ticket mailings begin in May. No tickets will be mailed during the week preceding the Festival, but will be held in will call for pick up prior to the concert.

How long do the concerts last?
Most of the concerts last about two hours and have an intermission of about 20 minutes.

What if I arrive late to a performance?
Late seating is based on the discretion of the House Manager.

Will food and refreshments be available?
There will be vendors for food and beverages, as well as concessions for gifts, mementos and souvenirs. You may also bring your own picnic lunch and refreshments for the lawn or our Gathering Place in Libbey Park. There is a no alcohol policy in Libbey Park and Libbey Bowl. Look here at our Ojai Eats page >>

May I bring my dog?
Only service animals are allowed at the concerts. Please call our box office at 805 646 2053 to make arrangements.

What about parking?
Parking is available on the streets surrounding Libbey Park and in various lots within a two block radius. All parking is free. Always allow enough extra time to find parking and have a leisurely stroll in downtown Ojai.

When should I get there to get the best lawn seats?
We open the Bowl one hour before the start of the concert. Subscribers get in first before single ticket buyers. People often begin lining up well before then. Come early, stake out your space on the lawn, and plan to attend the pre-concert lectures given 45 minutes prior to each concert. Occasionally, rehearsals may delay the opening of the gates. Click here for more on the lawn experience >>

Can lawn buyers picnic on the lawn?
Yes, please bring blankets to sit, relax and enjoy a meal! As far as lawn chairs, patrons who bring camp or deck chairs are placed usually on the right side of the lawn while lower beach chairs are placed on the left side as well as picnic blankets. Ushers will be available to direct patrons to the appropriate location on the lawn. Click here for more on the lawn experience >>

Can I take pictures of the concert?
The use of cameras, audio or video recording devices are not allowed during a performance.

Please contact us if you have any other questions at 805 646 2053 or boxoffice@ojaifestival.org. Thank you!

Prepare For The Festival By Reading Our FAQ Sheet

We look forward to seeing you in a few days! Prepare for your visit by reading our Festival FAQ Sheet:

Which are the best seats?
Since the new Libbey Bowl is a small amphitheater, virtually all of the seats are relatively close to the stage with good sight lines. Lawn seats are also available for those who prefer to spread out a bit. Blankets and beach chairs no taller than 12″ are allowed on the lawn. Lawn patrons with taller chairs will be seated on the right side of the lawn so not to hinder the view of others.

Will my seats be in the shade?
That depends on the time of the day. A shade cloth is erected to cover a large portion of the audience section, but we always recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen. A jacket or wrap may be needed for evening concerts.

How can I learn more about the programs?
One hour before each concert, ticket buyers are encouraged to join us for free Concert Insights at the Libbey Park tennis courts. Musicologist Christopher Hailey and featured artists discuss the repertoire and the interesting connections of the music.

What do most people wear?
Comfortable casual wear is entirely appropriate. Since this is an outdoor facility and the weather is often very warm, we recommend a hat or visor and sunscreen. A heavy wrap, sweater or jacket may be desired for the evening concerts.

Can you accommodate persons with disabilities?
Handicapped seating and restroom facilities are available. A small parking lot behind the post office is reserved during the Festival for vehicles displaying ADA placards. Please call our box office to inquire about the seats at 805.646.2053.

Ojai Dining – Plan Your Culinary Adventure!

Known for using fresh and local ingredients, Ojai’s many restaurants offer visitors a unique taste of the central coast. No concert is complete without a delicious meal – use our handy restaurant guide to help you plan your culinary adventure!

Agave MariasAgave Maria’s Restaurant and Cantina
11:30 am – 9:00 pm 805 646 6353
106 S. Montgomery St.
Mexican food with a fresh twist, featuring several organic and healthy options. Restaurant has a large outdoor patio and a wide selection of drinks. Located downtown. Reservations are recommended. Open late after the Friday evening concert.


BoccalisBoccali’s Pizza and Pasta
Mon – Tues: 4-9 pm | Wed – Sun: 12-9 pm
805 646 6116
3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Road
American Italian food at an Ojai institution. A local favorite for its rustic setting and seasonal desserts. Accepts cash and local checks only.


lBonnie Lu’s Country Cafe
7 am – 2:30 pm, closed Wednesday
805 646 0207
328 E. Ojai Ave.
Homestyle breakfast and lunch diner. Features a wide range of traditional American entrees – a local favorite for breakfast.


Deer LodgeDeer Lodge
11 am – 2 am
805 646 4256
2261 Maricopa Way
Legendary Ojai restaurant featuring farm to table dining in a welcoming lodge environment. Open late on the weekend.


farmer and cookFarmer and the Cook
8 am – 8 pm
805 640 9608
339 W. El Roblar Ave.
Natural grocery with a restaurant featuring locally sourced and organic meals. Their weekly menu always includes tasty vegan and gluten-free options. Check their website for the menu of the week.


feastFeast Bistro
Tues – Sat: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm (lunch) | 5:30 pm – 9 pm (dinner)
Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am – 3 pm
805 640 9260
254 E. Ojai Ave.
New American bistro-style restaurant with seasonal daily specials and fresh desserts featuring locally grown ingredients. Special seasonal menu items and deals featured on their website. Reservations strongly recommended.


jerseyJersey Mike’s Subs
10 am – 9 pm
805 640 9070
423 E. Ojai Ave.
Northeast-style sub sandwiches, both hot and cold. Food can be eaten on site or carried out for a picnic; call ahead for pickup.


La Valle2La Valle Restaurant Ojai
Th-Fr: 8:00-3:00pm, 5:00-9:00pm | Sat-Sun: 8:00am-9:00pm
805 640 1048
1002 E Ojai Ave Suite C-D
Providing delicious Italian and Mexican food selections, La Valle is good for groups and kids and has outdoor seating.


Los CaporalesLos Caporales Restaurant
805 646 5452
307 E. Ojai Ave.
Located right next to Libbey Park, Los Corporales features traditional Mexican food in a comfortable and cozy setting. The bar has several unique specialty drinks. Reservations recommended.


Marina1Marina Café
Hours of operation (varies day-to-day)
805 649 2514
11311 Santa Ana Road
Located at the scenic Lake Casitas, Marina Café serves breakfast and lunch. The café also provides free WiFi, and parking is convenient.


obc Ojai Beverage Company
11:30 am to 9 pm (Mon + Sun), 10 pm (Tues + Wed), 11 pm (Thurs – Sat)
655 E. Ojai Ave
The Ojai Beverage Company serves upscale bar food at its restaurant and is a premier destination for fine wine, craft beer and unique spirits. Has an extensive tasting menu and shop. Take away is available. Reservations are recommended for dining in.


Ojai coffeeOjai Coffee Roasting Co.
5:30 am – 6 pm
805 646 4478
337 E. Ojai Ave.
A local institution and favorite, the Roasting Co. serves coffee, tea, and pastries, as well as a variety of sandwiches and salads. Food can be called in ahead to be picked up.


68960_548177831877661_1351860288_nOsteria Monte Grappa
Sun – Thurs: 11:30 am – 8:30 pm Friday – Sat: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm
805 640 6767
242 E. Ojai Ave.
Authentic Italian cuisine offered at the heart of downtown Ojai. A wide range of pastas, entrees, and pizzas made fresh from local ingredients. Reservations are strongly recommended.


Rainbow BridgeRainbow Bridge
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
805 646 6623
211 E. Matilija St.
Rainbow Bridge’s hot deli offers a wide variety of dishes as part of their rotating menu, as well as sandwiches, soups, and smoothies. The grocery has all the ingredients to perfect your picnic.


09dd51cd5b3cc03f050278e870bb2008.wix_mp_srz_271_285_75_22_0.50_1.20_0Sakura Ojai
11 am – 2:30 pm (lunch) 5 pm – 9 pm (weekdays) | 5pm – 10 pm (weekends)
805 649 5555
11400 N. Ventura Ave.
Japanese soups, dishes, and sushi can be found at this casual and friendly restaurant – family owned and operated for almost ten years. Take away is available – call ahead to place your order.


01Suzanne’s Cuisine
11:30 am – close (closed Tuesday)
805 640 1961
502 W. Ojai Ave.
Suzanne’s is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. New American cuisine is served in a relaxing atmosphere featuring a beautiful outdoor patio. Reservations are strongly recommended.


ojaionlyThe Ojai Vineyard
12 – 5 pm
805 798 3947
109 S. Montgomery St.
Owned by Adam and Helen Tolmach, the Ojai Vineyard produces artisan wines using local Ojai and Central Coast grapes. Located a block from Libbey Bowl, their cozy tasting room is a great place to unwind between concerts.


ranch house copyThe Ranch House
5:30 – 8:30 pm (Tues – Fri) 5:30 – 6:30 pm / 8 – 8:30 pm (Sat) 11 am – 2 pm / 12:30 – 7:30 pm (Sun)
805 646 2360
102 Besant Rd.
Famed for its original award-winning cuisine, the Ranch House’s menu and beautiful garden setting have long made it a destination of choice for Ojai visitors. Reservations are strongly recommended.


Wendy'sWendy’s
10:30 am – 1 am
805 646 2135
11560 N Ventura
Perfect for food and desserts on the go.

6 Ways to Get Lost In Ojai…

Dusk-Besant-Hill

We always love sharing Ojai activities with Festival patrons including new hiking trails to discover. Read Ojai Quarterly Editor Bret Bradigan’s recent article from the winter issue.

1. Shelf Road
Directions: From Ojai Avenue, head north on Signal Street until it ends. Length: 3.5 miles return trip. Difficulty: Easy
It takes about an hour at a brisk pace to walk the length of the trail and back between the trailheads at either North Signal Street or Gridley Road. This hike is perfect for visitors or residents to get “ the lay of the land” in Ojai. It is also one of the most “dog friendly” walks around.

2. Ventura River Bottom Trails
Directions: From Highway 150, there’s a trailhead just east of the Ventura River bridge. From South Rice Road, there’s a trailhead just north of the intersection with Lomita Road. Also from South Rice, take a right on Meyer Road to the Oso Trailhead. Length: Varies. Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
Three trailheads lead you into the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy’s 1,600-acre Ventura River Preserve. This three-mile stretch of the Ventura River offers a spectacular glimpse into old-growth oak canopy, splendid vistas from rocky ridgelines, deep swimming holes, lush fern grottoes, rare wildflowers and many miles of trails to choose from.

3. Pratt Trail
Directions: From Ojai Avenue, turn north on Signal Street and drive about 1.2 miles until you see the Forest Service sign on the left. The trailhead is a further half-mile. Length: 4.4 miles to Nordhoff Ridge. Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous.
The Pratt Trail criss-crosses a seasonal stream through the backyards of private properties before opening onto a natural bowl formed by the slope of Nordhoff Ridge. Follow the signs through about two miles of dry and dusty switchbacks until you reach the ridgeline. From there, it’s another two steep, dusty miles to Nordhoff Peak, 4,426 feet above sea level.

Oh, The Places to Go – Ojai Expert Sheila Cohn

Sheila CohnThe Ojai Music Festival is fortunate to have amazing volunteers, who not only assist us during our four-day music event, but throughout the year as well. Meet one such volunteer, Sheila Cohn, who has taken on the duty as our helpful Festival Concierge for the last six years. Sheila is there to provide assistance on lodging and offer superb advice on places to eat, see and do.

My name is Sheila Cohn, and I have been a travel advisor for 38 years, currently at Santa Barbara Travel-Ventura Branch It has been my great privilege to be the Festival Concierge for these many years. This entails arranging lodging and giving advice about restaurants, transportation and sightseeing. Having lived in Ojai for 16 years I am fairly knowledgeable about the town which I love so much. During the Festival we are all immersed in the music and social activities. However, there is always a little downtime to explore the town. Here are some of my ‘go-to’ suggestions that I offer to our patrons looking for an ‘adventure’ close to the Libbey Bowl:

1) Hike up Signal Street. At the end, there are two beautiful trails-straight ahead is Shelf Road-a panoramic fire road that overlooks the city, where you will see orange and avocado groves and beautiful vistas. Go up about two miles and then turn around. If you turn left at the top of Signal you get on Pratt Trail, which is in the Los Padres National Forest. This trail is a little more challenging.

2) Walk along the Arcade (the main shopping street directly across from Libbey Park) and visit the charming galleries and shops. Make sure to visit the shops on Matilija, the street behind the Arcade and on Montgomery and Signal Streets.

3) Wine tasting at Casa Barranca, the Ojai Vineyard, or at Ojai Beverage Company which is a few blocks east of the park.

4) Have lunch at one of the several restaurants that have outdoor patios.

Bart’s Books

barts302 W. Matilija St. | 805 646 3755
Hrs: 9:30am – 6pm

No stay in Ojai is complete without a visit to Bart’s Books – the largest independently owned outdoor bookstore in the country. From collector’s editions to recent bestsellers, this legendary bookstore houses an extensive collection organized in nooks that are perfect for getting lost in. Stopping by after hours? Not a problem – books along the outside are sold on the honor system.

The Mob Shop – Bicycle Rentals

158837_1652534110 W. Ojai Ave. | 805 272 8102
Hrs: Mon-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 9-5, Sun: 9-4

From the leisurely Ojai Valley Trail to riding past orchards in the East End, sightseeing – and getting around – Ojai is often best done on a bicycle. The Mob Shop, located downtown a couple of blocks from Libbey Bowl, has a wide selection of bicycles for rent and offers a variety of tours in the area. Stop in and meet their friendly staff or visit the Mob Shop website for more information >>

Ojai Valley Museum

museum130 W. Ojai Ave. | 805 640 1390
Hrs: Tues – Sat: 10-4 pm, Sun: 12-4 pm
Admission: $4

The Ojai Valley Museum, located downtown in the historic Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church houses an extensive collection of art, Native American artifacts, and photographs of early Ojai.The museum also has in-depth temporary exhibits. Currently on show are “Fiber Arts Master Pieces” and “Beatrice Wood, Duchamp, and Chess”. Visit the museum’s Facebook page for photos and more information >>

On Foot at the Festival

downtown

Ojai is a very walkable city and with many of the Festival’s events taking place in and around Libbey Bowl, we often get asked for recommendations for places to stay within walking distance of the Bowl. Click through to read our list, with approximate distances, of nearby hotels that grant you a leisurely stroll to that Saturday morning concert.