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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.

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Week of: Jul. 07/20/2014 - 07/26/2014
Oxnard Salsa Festival
Oxnard Salsa Festival
Cultural/ Culinary/ Wine
July 26, 2014 — July 27, 2014 Recurring daily
11am to 7pm
Plaza Park, Downtown


Contact: Festival Office
Phone: (805) 247-0197
Admission: FREE
Handicap Accessible
Children Welcome

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The annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is a two-day celebration of all things salsa - the food, the music and the dance! Event highlights include main stage entertainment with salsa and Latin bands; a salsa tasting tent with more than fifty flavors of salsa to sample; more than 100 vendors in an eclectic vendor marketplace; international foods in two food courts; kids korner attractions with tortilla art; and a popular salsa recipe contest. It's Southern California's HOTTEST Summer festival.

Concerts by the Sea: Summer Concert Series
Music
July 05, 2014 — August 30, 2014 Recurring weekly on Saturday
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Channel Islands Harbor
3900 Pelican Way
Oxnard, CA 93035


Phone: (805) 985-4852
Admission: FREE
Handicap Accessible
Children Welcome

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Set against a summer sky with the sparkling water as a backdrop, visitors can enjoy a multitude of musical selections with the "Concerts by the Sea" Summer Concert Series. A wide array of musical entertainment is offered including Rock, R&B, Jazz, Blues and Swing. Visitors are encouraged to bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy this fun family event.

Citrus Classic Balloon Festival
Citrus Classic Balloon Festival
Festival/ Fair
July 25, 2014 — July 26, 2014 Recurring daily
FRIDAY 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m., SATURDAY 6:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m., SUNDAY 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Santa Paula Airport
18249 East Telegraph Rd
Santa Paula, CA 93060


Phone: (805) 988-0717
Admission: Varies
Handicap Accessible
Children Welcome
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Evening Balloon Glows, Sunset Wine Dinner, Wine Tastings, Live Music, Singles Mixer, Ag Alley & Kids Fun Zone, Food & Retail Vendors, Morning Balloon Tether Rides & Ascensions, Vintage Tractor Display, Train Rides to Discover Historic Downtown, Taste of Ventura County Tasting Pavilion, Glow 'N Show Car Show, Air Show, Sky Writing & Sky Divers, Beer & Wine Tasting, Motorcycle Rally, and BBQ Concert.

Tickets will be available for purchase online and in retail locations May 1st.

ROCK the Collection FREE Summer Concert Series
ROCK the Collection FREE Summer Concert Series
Music
July 26, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Collection RiverPark
2751 Parkview Court, Suite 261
Oxnard, CA 93036


Phone: (805) 988-7527
Admission: Free


The Spazmatics - 80's cover band! And when something's this hot, word travels fast. In a town that prides itself on hipster chic, the Spazmatics trot on stage sporting New Balance tennies and so-snug perma-knit pants. But the moment they begin their set, it's revenge of the nerds and then some. The Spazmatics go way beyond kitsch as they blaze into memorable early-'80s tunes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Wham!, Billy Idol and Adam Ant. By the time they're working the Depeche Mode medley, you just can't get enough. .

Ongoing Events
Downtown Oxnard Farmers Market
Downtown Oxnard Farmers Market
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
Admission: Free
Handicap Accessible
Children Welcome
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Local fresh produce, flowers, baked goods and plants.  Often live music too!  Great lunch stop.

Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market
Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market
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
Admission: Free
Handicap Accessible
Children Welcome
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Local farm fresh produce, fruits, plants, flowers, fresh seafood, bakery, cheese, nuts, BBQ, arts and crafts, entertainment and more.

Pets not allowed.

Monday Night Foreign Films
Cultural/ Culinary/ Wine
(No End Date) Recurring monthly on the 3rd Monday
6:30 p.m.
Plaza Cinemas 14
255 W. 5th St.
Centennial Plaza
Oxnard, CA 93030


Phone: (805) 798-0830
Admission: General Admission $9.75, Seniors $6.25
Handicap Accessible

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The Downtown Center for the Arts proudly presents the Monday Night Foreign Film Series.  An ongoing showing of foreign films (subtitles included) on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.  Films are shown at Plaza Cinemas in Downtown Oxnard.

A list of upcoming shows can be found on their website.

OUR MISSION - Founded in November 2006, the mission of the nonprofit Oxnard Film Society is to develop programs that promote cross-cultural understanding through the universal language of the arts.

Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology Tours
Tour
(No End Date) Recurring monthly on the last Friday
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology
439 Calle San Pablo
Camarillo, CA 93012


Admission: $3.00
Children Welcome
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Staff of the WFVZ conduct public tours of the large collection of bird eggs, nests, and mounted specimens on the last Friday of every month at 3 p.m. (except May, November, and December).

Please call at least one day in advance to get on the waiting list (each tour is for a maximum of 20 people).

Our fee for tours is $3 per person.

Cooking Classes at La Dolce Vita
Cooking Classes at La Dolce Vita
Cultural/ Culinary/ Wine
(No End Date) Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday
Call for hours.
La Dolce Vita Ristorante and Lounge
740 South B Street
Oxnard, CA 93030


Contact: La Dolce Vita
Phone: (805) 486-6878
Admission: $55 per person

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Don't miss an opportunity to learn culinary secrets at La Dolce Vita Restaurant taught by Owner and Executive Chef Michelle.  Classes may also include guest chefs.  Classes are scheduled from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. every 4th Saturday of the month and are very popular.  Classes must be prepaid.  The culinary experience includes your meal, a glass of wine, and hands on training (not just watching!).  Call for menu details and reservations. We have had over 85 classes so far and everybody is raving about them!  

Monthly Concerts at Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club
Music
(No End Date) Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
1:00 PM till 4:30 PM
Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club


Contact: Rod Beveridge
Phone: (805) 701-1242
Admission: $7.00 members $10.00 Others

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Live Danceable Swing & Jazz

 
 
 
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