In Simi Valley, the living’s always nice, easy, and breezy. But in the summer months, Simi Valley can be extra special. For many reasons.
First off, there’s the region’s coveted Mediterranean climate. While the mercury creeps toward triple digits in parts of Los Angeles and other nearby valleys like the San Fernando Valley, average high temperatures in Simi Valley sit at 82 degrees in July and 83 degrees in August. It’s hard to beat that.
No matter what you choose to do here in the summer, you’ll be able to do it in comfort, with the sun shining on your face—minus the sweat dripping down it. You won’t feel like you’re melting. You’ll just feel…cool. Like the overall vibe of Simi Valley.
Of course, there’s plenty of activities to choose from during summer in Simi Valley. Including an array of events and festivals. Let’s take a closer look at some of the 2023 summer offerings now.
Simi Summer Days Festival
Memorial Day weekend is considered the official start of summer by many. And you know it’s summertime in Simi Valley when Simi Summer Days Festival kicks off. This year’s festival starts at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26 and runs through 10:00 p.m. on Monday, May 29. Featured musical artists at Summer Days include Los Angeles-based acts Jon Ranger, Steely Dan tribute band Dr. Wu, and classic rock band Reign. Ranger kicks things off with the first live music show at 7 p.m. Friday night. Children and families can enjoy carnival games, rides, and an array of activities. Adults can explore and indulge at the festival’s expansive beer garden. There’s truly something for everyone here. Visit www.simivalleytowncenter.com to learn more.
Happy Face Music Festival
Running concurrently with Simi Summer Days Festival is the newer Happy Face Music Festival. In just its second year, this charity fundraiser event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise lasts just one day, but it packs all of Saturday, May 27 chock full of music, community, and fun. Unfolding at the scenic Rancho Santa Susana Community Park, Happy Face Music Festival is a true delight for lovers of 80s music. Attendees can also enjoy delicious food and fun activities. Learn more online and purchase your ticket ($50, including 5 drink tickets) here.
Free Summer Concert Series
Fri-Sun 7 p.m.
2023 Simi Summer Days Festival isn’t the only opportunity to catch live music and entertainment at Simi Valley Town Center this summer. The Town Center’s free summer concert series runs through early September. All concerts take place in the Town Center’s Center Court. Here’s a closer look at the planned summer concert series schedule. All shows start at 7 p.m. and many feature popular area cover bands.
- Saturday, June 3: Axxcess (classic rock)
- Saturday, June 10: The Grizwalds
- Saturday, June 17: Fantasic Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute band)
- Saturday, Aug. 5: Trinity (Journey, Foreigner, Styx tribute band)
- Saturday, Aug. 19: Bruno and the Hooligans (Bruno Mars tribute band)
- Friday, Sept. 1: Ignition (classic rock cover band)
- Saturday, Sept. 2: Twisted Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac tribute band)
- Sunday, Sept. 3: 805 Social Club
June – July
Get ready for a unique movie experience at Rancho Pool! Gates open at 6:00 PM and the movie starts at dusk. You can watch the movie while playing in the pool, but remember to take a swim test before using the diving boards and AquaTrack. Life jackets will be available, and bring your favorite chair and blankets if you want to stay dry. The snack bar will be open, offering popcorn, candy, and drinks, as well as a different food truck for each movie. Children 6 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult in the pool, and flotation devices and glass are not permitted. Don’t forget to register ahead of time or at the event, and the entrance fee is only $4 per person (2 & under free).
June 10 – Lilo & Stitch
July 22 – Finding Nemo
Music in the Park
Grab your picnic and lawn chair and get ready to rock out with your family this summer at Music in the Park! This exciting concert series has been entertaining locals for over a decade. Mark your calendars for the third Saturday in June, July, and August for the Simi Valley shows. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to enjoy great music in the great outdoors!
Saturday, June 17th: Angels Roost-Southern Rock/Country
Saturday, July 15th: Adelaide Pilar-Latin
Saturday, August 19th: The Spazmatics-80’s
Get ready to make a splash at Rancho Pool’s FREE family-friendly event – just bring your swimsuit and let the water fun begin! With exciting activities like water slides, hamster wheels, diving boards (1M and 3M), AquaTrack obstacle course, water basketball, beach balls, inner tubes, and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So come on out and dive into the fun!
Simi Valley Certified Farmers Market
Fri 11:00–3:30 p.m.
The Simi Valley Certified Farmers Market has become a popular staple of life for many in the community over the past several years. Unfolding at the intersection of Tapo Canyon Road and Alamo Street, this vibrant and eclectic farmers market regularly features live entertainment, crafts, and delicious food from area farms and vendors. There’s even an array of beer, wine, and cider options for adults to sample and enjoy. Learn more by visiting the Farmers Market online here. NOTE: A recent addition to the Simi Valley Farmers Market options is also available now. This market also takes place on Fridays, but from 4-8 p.m., in Simi Valley Town Center.
The Star Spangled Rock ‘n Country Jam & Fireworks Celebration
Get ready for a rocking Fourth of July at the Star-Spangled Rock ‘N Country Jam! The event kicks off at 3:00 PM with a lineup of non-stop entertainment and FREE fun for kids. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the fireworks show with family and friends. Thanks to the support of many sponsors, this event is free to attend with donation boxes will be available throughout the park to support various charitable foundations and community organizations.
Reagan Library 4th of July Celebration
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library is holding an exciting day of festivities, featuring a patriotic concert by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band, family entertainment, lawn games, crafts, and more. Activities include face painting, carnival picnic games like sack races and water balloon tosses, and much more.
Beauty and the Beast Live
Jul 22 – Aug 20
Get ready to be whisked away to the magical world of Beauty and the Beast at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center! From July 22 to August 20, 2023, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, catch the enchanting live musical performance that brings to life the beloved story of Belle and the Beast. This stage version features all the classic songs from the original animated feature, performed live in a stunning production that will leave you spellbound. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unforgettable theatrical experience!
Join us for a unique camping experience in a local park! Simply bring your tent and personal belongings, and we’ll take care of the rest. Enjoy a delicious dinner with a choice of beef, turkey, or veggie hot dogs, chips, and a drink, followed by s’mores by the campfire. Activities include games, storytelling, and snacks like hot cocoa. No need to register children under 2 years old.
Simi’s Endless Summer Beer Fest
Get ready to raise your glass and celebrate local craft breweries at the Simi Valley Endless Beer Fest! On August 26th, 2023 from 5pm – 9pm, join us for an unforgettable evening featuring two dozen local breweries showcasing over 50 unique beers, ciders, and seltzers for you to taste. Savor unlimited beer tastings, savor delicious bites from local food trucks, and groove to live music under the stars. Hurry and grab your tickets now before they sell out – this is an event you won’t want to miss!
Simi End of Summer Festival
Say goodbye to summer with a bang at the Simi End of Summer Festival! From September 1st to September 4th, join us for four days of family fun and live music that will keep you grooving all weekend long. With talented artists like Ignition, Twisted Gypsy, and 805 Social Club taking the stage each day, you won’t want to miss a beat. So come on out and celebrate the end of summer with us – it’s going to be a blast!
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