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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: Dec. 12/21/2014 - 12/27/2014
Winter Fantasy Music & Light Show
Holiday Festivity
December 05, 2014 — January 01, 2015 Recurring daily
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Plaza Park


Contact: Oxnard Downtowners
Phone: (805) 988-0717
Admission: FREE
Handicap Accessible
Children Welcome

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Enjoy your favorite holiday musical jingles as they play in a synchronized show with over 30,000 colorful lights, animated characters, and decorated trees. Holiday animation runs every 15 minutes.

Twas the Night Before - A Radio Drama
Holiday Festivity
(No End Date) Recurring every December 24th
See website for times
KVTA Radio AM 1520


Children Welcome
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We proudly present our new copyrighted drama honoring military families and those who serve with, "Twas the Night Before." It's a heart-tugging radio drama that takes place during the golden era of radio on Christmas Eve, 1944. Four American families, affected by World War II, come together at their annual holiday gathering for a reading of a famous poem. Something happens that no one expects.  At the breaks, we compare 1944 life and the economy back then with now.  ALSO for Christmas time, Thousand Oaks TOTV channel 10 presents our 2009 radio drama, "Christmas Carol- A Ghost Story," performed the way Dickens intended-as a ghost story. Presented with a collage of visuals, our returning celeb co-hosts Cheryl Ladd, Jamie Farr, Charlene Tilton and Tim Conway reveal details about Charles Dickens.

Victorian House Christmas Tours
Victorian House Christmas Tours
Holiday Festivity
December 06, 2014 — December 28, 2014 Recurring weekly on Saturday, Sunday
10-4 Saturday, 1-4 Sunday
Heritage Square
715 South A Street
Oxnard, CA 93030


Phone: (805) 483-7960
Admission: $7 per person
Children Welcome
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Take a tour of the houses in Heritage Square all dressed up for Christmas! Docents, dressed in period clothing, guide visitors through the 1800's-style Victorian houses that are filled with history and storybook tales.  A blend of interior tours and vignettes.  More homes open during this tour than the regular year-round tour.  Call for reservations or weekday appointments.

 

Christmas Tree Lane
Christmas Tree Lane
Holiday Festivity
December 14, 2014 — December 25, 2014 Recurring daily
Nightly 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Henry T. Oxnard Historic District
F & G Streets
Oxnard, California 93030


Phone: (805) 988-0717
Admission: FREE
Handicap Accessible
Children Welcome
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Walk or drive through this holiday fantasy display "F" & "G" Streets between 5th & Palm, in the Henry T. Oxnard National Historic District OR ride the Holly Trolley!  Look for appearances from Santa or the holiday carolers!

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.

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

Semper Paratus: Always Prepared, Selections from the United States Coast Guard Art Program”
Art Exhibit
August 04, 2014 — March 31, 2016 Recurring daily
Daily 11-5



Contact: Karen/Liz
Phone: (805) 984-6260
Admission: Adutls $5, Seniors $4, Child 6-17 $2, Members free

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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!

 
 
 
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    • Let Oxnard help you rediscover your Holiday Spirit with an old-fashioned, small-town holiday experience. Escape from the hustle and bustle, the Mall Madness and the Pack-a-Snack traffic jams!
  • Oxnard Restaurant Week

    • Oxnard is celebrating California Restaurant Month! Dine locally for great specials during the week of January 10-25, 2015.
  • About Oxnard
    About Oxnard

    • On the coast, an hour northwest of Los Angeles, Oxnard is the place for uncrowded beaches, waterfront fun, downtown attractions and the world's freshest strawberries.
  • Map of Oxnard
    Map of Oxnard

    • With LA to the south, and Santa Barbara to the north, Oxnard is ideally situated for exploring some of California's best attractions. Just 11 miles offshore is the spectacular Channel Islands National Park.
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    Getting Here

    • By air, by car, by train or even boat, be sure to find your way to Oxnard and Channel Islands Harbor.
  • Calendar of Events
    Calendar of Events

    • Attend a festival, tour a museum, enjoy a symphony concert - Oxnard has plenty to see and do all year round.
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    • Oxnard is home to 3 unique wineries and their tasting rooms along with a waterfront wine tasting room, and many wine related events.
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    Special Offers, Coupons, Packages

    • Amazing hotel packages, dining discounts, and special event discounts - be sure to check back often for other enticing offers from Oxnard hotels and attractions.
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  • Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

    • The Cowboys are back in Oxnard this summer! Get a FREE parking pass when you stay overnight in an Oxnard hotel! Tell them you are here for camp!
 

 

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