The 46th annual Conejo Valley Days Children's Parade will begin at 10 a.m. today at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Park, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Children up to 12 years old are invited to join in the procession, which will wend through the five-acre park. Each year, many participants don Western costumes and decorate wagons, bicycles and scooters.
On Sunday, the Conejo Valley Days Chili Cook-Off returns to Conejo Creek Park, at Janss Road and Moorpark Freeway, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event, sanctioned by the International Chili Society, attracts cooks from California and beyond who vie for a chance to move to the state championship.
Each cook is required to bring 2 gallons of chili for general sampling.
Tickets are $5 general, and free for children 12 and under.