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Ventura To Celebrate Sea in Two Ways

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TASTE News Service, February 12, 2019 – Apparently, National Clam Chowder Day is the 24th of February (who knew, right?).

Ventura Harbor Village is inviting people to visit and sample 10 different varieties of chowder, as well as explore two sailing ships evoking sea travel from a distant era.

Tasters can purchase $10 tickets good for seven tasting portions of chowders created by area restaurants, including 805 Bar & Grilled Cheese; Andria's Seafood Restaurant & Market; Baja Bay Fish & Taco; Boatyard Pub; Brophy Bros. Restaurant & Clam Bar; Le Petit Café & Bakery; and The Greek Mediterranean Steak & Seafood.

The Seaside Promenade Stage boasts the Carrillo Trio all afternoon and Chowder Taste tickets will be sold on a first come, first serve basis at the Village Visitor Booth nearby.

Ventura Tall Ships Rick Horn5 1 PicmonkeyTall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain enter Ventura Harbor        Photo: Rick Horn

The event coincides with the visit of historical Tall Ships, Lady Washington & Hawaiian Chieftain, which will be docked in Ventura Harbor Village until March 5th. Guests will be able to arrive early to board the ship for a Dockside Tour from 10am to 1pm, browse coastal shops & galleries, bask in the sunshine with live music, and partake in the Chowder Taste options from 11am to 3pm.

Hawaiian Chieftain was built in Hawaii in 1988 and originally designed for cargo trade among the Hawaiian Islands. Launched in 1989, Lady Washington is a full-scale reproduction of the original Lady Washington, which was built in 1750s and was one of the first U.S. – flagged ships to explore the west coast of North America.

The Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington travel down the West Coast stopping in ports and harbors for historical and educational visits.  These ships host over 8,000 school children a year.  For more information on these sailing vessels visit https://www.historicalseaport.org/

About Ventura Harbor Village:

Located on scenic Highway 101, Ventura Harbor Village is 30 minutes South of Santa Barbara and one-hour North of Los Angeles. Ventura Harbor Village is a vibrant, working harbor village and fishing marina boasting 35 coastal shops, galleries, restaurants, and waterfront activities. For more information visit www.VenturaHarborVillage.com

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