The festival has become a showcase for tropical food and upbeat music including surf, Hawaiian, Caribbean and Reggae. This year will include a special tribute band to celebrate the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary. It will also feature over 75 vendors, a children's activity area with hands-on science exhibits, games, tropical birds and arts and crafts.
All proceeds from the festival benefit Conejo Valley Neighborhood for Learning (CV NfL, http://www.cvnfl.org)
Last year, more than 8,000 festival goers attended Tropical Daze. Sponsors already include Comerica Bank, Better Health & Wellness, Lockheed Federal Credit Union, Big Shots, Macaroni Kid, Conejo Valley Guide, At Your Service, Thousand Oaks Inn, Hobbs & Son, The Acorn Newspapers, Hollywood Storage, Trader Joe’s, MB2 Raceway, Conejo Deals and Ventura Night Out. "Tropical Daze primarily attracts families and couples of all ages. It's a good opportunity for local businesses to reach important segments of our community," says Strong.
Tropical Daze hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., both days. Admission is $5 for adults, kids 5 and under are free. Greater Conejo Chamber of Commerce members receive a 30 percent sponsorship discount. For more vendor and sponsor information, contact Randy Strong, event organizer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 805-499-6312 or go to www.tropicaldaze.org.
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Tropical Daze Summer Music Festival is an annual event that takes place in July in Thousand Oaks. The two-day, free festival features Caribbean, reggae, surf and island music and entertainment and children's activity areas.