From the national award winning California Strawberry Festival in May to the spicy Salsa Festival in July, Oxnard sure knows how to celebrate! Every season brings its own calendar of events and programs!
Whale watching season runs from late December through mid-April with the Celebration of Whales in March. Annually Oxnard hosts International Restaurant Week in January. Summer-time brings free outdoor summer concerts, air shows, car shows wine tastings and festivals of every flavor. The Multicultural Festival and Oktoberfest arrives in October, and then in December ... it's all about lights! The Parade of Lights in the harbor, Christmas Tree Lane in Oxnard's historic district, and the Winter Fantasy & Light Show in downtown Oxnard.
*To see a list of events for the week that you will be visiting, click the white arrows on the calendar week on the right.
|Week of: Oct. 10/26/2014 - 11/01/2014|
Festival/ FairNovember 01, 2014 — November 02, 2014 Recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday
Saturday, November 1st, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, November 2nd, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Oxnard Performing Arts and Convention Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA 93030
Contact: Norb Kinsler
Phone: (805) 644-6450
The Oxnard Gem & Mineral Society Presents: The Annual Galaxy of Gems Expo, Saturday, November 1, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday, November 2, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center, 800 Hobson Way, Oxnard, California 93030. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Hourly Door Prizes. Each kid will receive a free polished rock. Try our new Activity - Dino Dig! Choose a fist size "rock" and dig out one of 12 different Dinos! There will be nearly 70 display cases, games for kids, demonstrations of wire wrapping, rock polishing, select vendors and more! Most of all, it is a great opportunity to have some fun! For more information visit: www.oxnardgem.com
Farmer's Market(No End Date) Recurring weekly on Thursday
9:30 am to 2:00 pm
Downtown Oxnard Farmers Market
5th & B Streets at Plaza Park
Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: (805) 643-6458
Local fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and plants. Often live music too! Great lunch stop.
Farmer's Market(No End Date) Recurring weekly on Sunday
Every Sunday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market
3600 S. Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone: (805) 643-6458
Local farm fresh produce, fruits, plants, flowers, fresh seafood, bakery, cheese, nuts, BBQ, arts and crafts, entertainment and more.
Pets not allowed.
Art ExhibitAugust 04, 2014 — March 31, 2016 Recurring daily
Phone: (805) 984-6260
Admission: Adutls $5, Seniors $4, Child 6-17 $2, Members free
The Channel Islands Maritime Museum presents, “Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program” This exhibit will feature artworks by outstanding artists from around the United States from August 4th through March 31, 2015. The images were commissioned to illustrate the day-to-day activities and services rendered by the men and women who are charged with the security of our coasts. Photographs by USCG Auxiliary member, Michael Brodey, will complement the exhibit. The Opening Reception will celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard and the 75th of the USCG Auxiliary. It will be held from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Saturday, August 9th. The reception is open to the public. It will honor the service of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Station, Channel Islands Harbor Station and the USCG reservists, the USCG veterans and retirees with a ceremony and a birthday cake. This is an opportunity to meet the professionals who provide marine search and rescue and coastal security for Ventura County. USCG attendees in uniform and their immediate families are admitted free to museum activities through Labor Day. The cost for the reception is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us!