2021 BOOGIE NIGHTS SUMMER RUN SERIES IN VENTURA
August 25, September 1, September 8, 2021
The Boogie Nights Summer Run Series is back for a 5-week run in 2021 on Wednesday nights starting at 6 p.m. The new race start/finish is San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St, Ventura. The run includes chip timing, light snacks after the run, a T-shirt for those who register for the series, and a flat course along the Ventura Promenade.
Each race has a different theme – August 25: Team Night, September 1: Pajama Night, September 8: Tie Dye Night.
DATES: August 25, September 1, September 8, 2021
TIME: See website
COST: $20 per race or $75 for the entire 5-week series, including T-shirt.
INFORMATION: Learn more and sign up at
THE 2021 WILD & SCENIC FILM FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Ventura Land Trust’s annual benefit, the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, inspires environmental activism and a love for nature through film. The film festival shares an urgent call to action, encouraging festival-goers to learn more about what they can do to save our threatened planet. This is Ventura Land Trust’s largest annual event to raise funds to protect and conserve Ventura County’s open spaces. Support helps Ventura Land Trust restore habitat, build trails, plant trees and clean up local rivers. Ventura Land Trust preserves are open daily for visitors to enjoy and are always free.
This year, the film festival will be a live experience with films, food, drinks and a raffle of items from local businesses.
DATE: Saturday, August 28, 2021
TIME: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
COST: $5 – $125. See website.
LOCATION: Ventura County Credit Union, 2575 Vista Del Mar Drive, Ventura, CA 93001
39TH ANNUAL MALIBU CHILI COOK-OFF
Labor Day weekend, September 3-6, 2021
The 39th Annual Malibu Chili Cook-Off is a four-day event featuring chili (but of course), a carnival and fair, live entertainment, a silent auction, food for sale, vendors and more. The fun event is hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Malibu.
DATES: Labor Day Weekend, September 3-6, 2021
TIMES: Friday, Sept. 3, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Locals Night)
Saturday, Sept. 4, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. (chili competition)
Sunday, Sept. 5, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. (chili competition)
Monday, Sept. 6, from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
COST: Advance tickets only. Tickets will not be sold on-site. The cost is $15 per person, per day, or $55 for a 4-day weekend pass. Carnival tickets will be sold separately.
LOCATION: 23575 Civic Center Way. Event parking is $20, cash only.
INFORMATION: Learn more and purchase tickets at bgcmalibuchilicookoff.org
PIER TO PEAK 2021
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Pier to Peak is Santa Barbara’s unique half-marathon run/walk, which starts at sea level, winds through the city and finishes on top of the mountains (elevation 4,000 ft.). It takes you from the famous Santa Barbara Friendship Dolphins Fountain at the edge of Stearns Wharf, past the “Queen of the Missions” and up to an elevation of 3996 feet with majestic views at La Cumbre Peak. Capture the panoramic layout of the city, Santa Barbara Channels and the Channel Islands. You can see where you started from 13.1 miles earlier at sea level. There will be a well-earned medal for all finishers.
DATE: Sunday, September 5, 2021
TIME: Start time is 6:30 a.m. (6 a.m. for walkers) at Stearns Wharf, State Street & Cabrillo Blvd.
COST: See website
LOCATION: Santa Barbara Wharf, 1 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
THE BULLDOG ULTRA
Saturday, October 2, 2021
The Original Bulldog Trail Runs
Welcome to Southern California’s oldest 50k, now in its 29th year!
Come run the challenging Bulldog Ultra course through the beautiful Santa Monica mountains. One full day with one course and two races – the 25k Trail Run or the 50k Ultra.
The track offers incredible views of the rugged terrain and breathtaking ocean as you weave through the course and fire roads. Be prepared for a fantastic workout as temperatures can be very hot in the mountains.
DATE: Saturday, October 2, 2021
50k Bulldog Ultra – 7 a.m.
25k Bulldog Trail Run – 8 a.m.
COST: See website
LOCATION: Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Road, Calabasas, CA 91302