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). CV NfL helps children ages zero to five reach their highest potential through quality education and programs that encourage family involvement.
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.