Fire Breather Ted Shred entertains the crowd on the Carousel Stage during Pirate Days at the Harbor Village in Ventura on Sunday afternoon July 19. Shred is one of the premiere fire manipulators in Hollywood and holds an unofficial fire breathing record of 28 feet fire breathing distance reached.
Mati Waiya of the Chumash tribe cleanses animals, like little Peewee here — a 5-year-old teacup brindle poodle — with a traditional blessing outside Linda’s Claws and Paws on Sunday afternoon on July 11 in midtown Ventura. In his ritual cleansings, Waiya uses a conkshell, incense, eagle feathers, as well as tobacco on animals ranging from turtles to dogs and even personal items and people.
Around 50,000 people flocked to Main Street in downtown Ventura for the Fourth of July festival, the Cal Music Fest and the Ventura Film Festival.