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Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018

Did you ever read fairytales when you were a kid? Ever wonder what the live-action versions would look like? Gypsies in a Trunk wants to show you when they perform Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 in Oxnard this summer.

Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 performs at Harbor View Park on the first Sunday of each month from now through September. Bring a chair and snacks to enjoy the fun with your little ones absolutely free of charge (donations suggested but not enforced).

What: Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018
Where: Harbor View Park (3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard)
When: June 3rd, July 1st, Aug 5th & Sept 2nd, 2 pm
Admission: FREE (donations suggested)
Contact: Gypsies in a Trunk contact form

Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018

Gypsies in the Trunk puts a very modern twist on classic fairytales. This all-volunteer troupe performs Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 at Harbor View Park on the first Sunday of every month from now until September. While molded for the younger crowd, grown-ups will delight in these master retellings of fairytale classics, too. They also perform at 11:30 am in Westlake Village (Foxfield Park) and 4 pm in Simi Valley (Rancho Simi Community Park) on June 2nd, July 7th, Aug 4th and Sept 1st. And, they perform at 11:30 am in Camarillo (Valley Lindo Park) and 4 pm in Ventura (Barranca Vista Park) on June 9th, July 14th, Aug 11th and Sept 8th.

Every performance is provided to the public absolutely free of charge. However, a donation is suggested to help pay offset the costs of costumes and props. Since these shows are at outdoor venues, organizers suggest you wear sunscreen and hats. Feel free to bring along a picnic with snacks, water, and other goodies. And you might want to bring a chair or blanket from home for your comfort. Seating will not be provided at any venue. Each play lasts approximately 45 minutes. Long enough to maintain intrigue but short enough so the young ones don’t get bored. It really is fun for everyone.

Channel Islands Fairytales in the Park 2018 Schedule

June 3rd – The Princess Pajama Party
July 1st – Beauty and the Beast (and Bob)
August 5th – Rumplestiltskin
September 2nd – CSI: Wonderland

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Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018

Boating is a way of life along the Pacific Ocean coastline. It’s important to know how to safely navigate the area as well as what the current laws are in regards to boating. The US Coast Guard hosts their Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018 on May 12th. They encourage all boaters to attend this free community event to stay apprised of the rules of the waterways.

Learn safe boating techniques, take a tour of the 87' US Coast Guard cutter, chat with first-responders and even trade in your old life jacket for a new one at the Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018 on May 12th. Free admission. Open to all ages.

What: Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018
Where: US Coast Guard State (4201 S Victoria Ave, Oxnard)
When: Saturday, May 12th, 9 am to 4 pm
Admission: FREE
Contact: US Coast Guard Channel Islands (800) 704-5620

Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018

The Red Cross, Channel Islands Harbor Patrol, Oxnard Police, National Park, Fire Department, and, of course, the US Coast Guard (among others) plan on setting up informational booths at the Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018. While you’re there, take a tour of first responder vehicles, including the 87 foot USCG cutter. To take a tour of the Coast Guard’s vessel, guests must reserve a time slot first. To do so, visit the Safe Boating Expo website here. Make sure you and your party arrive at the Training Room 30 minutes before your scheduled tour time to check in.

Bring your own watercraft and let the Coast Guard inspect it to make sure it’s up to snuff for safety. First responders from various local departments lead live safety demonstrations throughout the day as well. The information they provide is priceless but you get it absolutely free of charge!

Have you or your family members outgrown their safety jackets? Are your boat flares past their “best to use by” date? Swap out old life vests for new ones (while supplies last). Drop off old flares and receive a discount on the purchase of new ones. Safety always comes first!

Get ready for all your summer boating activities now. Visit the Channel Islands Safe Boating Expo 2018 with your entire family.

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Channel Islands Whale Watching Season 2018 Open for Business

Living near the ocean gives us access to an amazing lifestyle here in Ventura County. Our homes sit right on the migratory highway for some of the world’s largest mammals: whales. Right now, the Channel Islands whale watching season 2018 is open for business. It’s your chance to view these fantastic sea creatures as they make their way along the Pacific Ocean waterway.

The Channel Islands whale watching season 2018 is open for business. Watch these amazing creatures migrate to their calving grounds in Mexico and back up to their feeding grounds in Alaska between now and mid-April.

What: Channel Islands Whale Watching Season 2018
Where: Island Packers (3600 S Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA)
When: Now through Mid-April
Cost: Varies
Contact: Island Packers (805) 642-1393 or via email

Channel Islands Whale Watching Season 2018

Spouting, breaching, diving, spyhopping. Whatever you see whales do feels simply magical. And it all happens right in our own Oxnard backyard. On one three hour Channel Islands whale watching expedition, you may see gray whales, humpbacks, sea lions, seals, dolphins, and even an occasional orca/killer whale pod or two.

Island Packers offers kayak tours, guided island tours, harbor cruises, and even overnight camping trips on the Channel Islands. Seats are limited and sell fast. So, contact Island Packers right away to reserve your spot on the next winter tour.

Recommended Gear

To make your Channel Islands whale watching all it can possibly be, the experts recommend you bring along certain gear on your tour. For example, always bring a jacket. While the weather may be chilly to start, don’t be surprised when the sun pops out in the afternoon. Layered clothing keeps you comfortable. Also, don’t forget the sunscreen. Even overcast days allow harmful UV rays through, making sunburns a very real possibility. Protect your skin. Add a hat and sunglasses to keep your eyes safe, as well. Also, binoculars, while not required, really help bring these incredible creatures into focus. Finally, don’t forget your camera! You’ll be so sad if you miss a photo-op with the seals, dolphins, whales or any other wildlife on your sea-faring adventure.

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Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016 Bursts with Flavor

The Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016 shows you all the ways you can incorporate strawberries into your daily life. Proceeds benefit local charities.Is there a more perfect summer fruit than strawberries?  I don’t think so.  The Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016 will be bursting with flavor as they honor this beautiful heart-shaped fruit at Oxnard College Park this weekend.  That’s two days of strawberry love.  What a berry sweet celebration!

What: Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016
Where: Oxnard College Park (3250 S Rose Ave)
When: May 21 & 22, 2016, 10am to 6:30pm
Cost: $12/Adult, $8/Senior (62+) and Active Military (w/ID), $5/Child Ages 5-12, FREE Under 5 Yrs Old
Contact: Strawberry Festival Info Line (888) 288-9242

Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016

Click here to search for Ventura County homes for saleStrawberries are packed full of antioxidants.  They are helpful in boosting your immune system (thank you Vitamin C).  They help with collagen production (bye-bye wrinkles).  They fight the “bad” cholesterol in your body, help regulate your blood pressure and reduce inflammation.  See?  They really are a superfood!

At the Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016, you’ll find out all kinds of ways you can consume this amazing little berry.  Straight up, they’re great.  Added to a smoothie or dessert, they bring a lovely flavor.  But, have you eaten strawberry pizza?  Or drank strawberry beer?  They are both delicious.  That’s just the beginning of the things you can do with this versatile little berry.  More than 50 booths will be set up showing you exactly how to incorporate strawberries into your daily meal planning without ever getting bored.  Celebrity chefs will be on-site giving live demonstrations.

There is more than just food at the Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016.  Listen to live music on one of two stages set up on the grounds.  Visit the more than 200 arts and crafts vendors for some one-of-a-kind products.  Let the kids work off some steam in Strawberryland.  There is something for all ages to enjoy here.

Proceeds from the Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016 will benefit several charities right here in the Southland.  Over the 33 years that the festival has taken place, more than $4.5 million has been raised for local charities.  For more information on which charities are supported by you through the Oxnard Strawberry Festival 2016, please visit the strawberry festival’s charity benefactors page here.

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Mother’s Day Weekend in Oxnard

Living in Oxnard provides the community with an abundant of family-friendly activities. This weekend is a special time to celebrate mom at the Spring Tea in Oxnard.  Enjoy a cup of tea, sandwiches, scones and dessert, catered by La Dolce Vita Restaurant. Be sure to wear your favorite spring hat for the hat contest. You can also shop at the Marketplace for last minute gifts for Mother’s Day.mothers-day

When: Saturday, May 9 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. (seating begins at 1:30p.m.)
Where: Heritage Square, 715 South A Street
Cost: $40 per person and $25 per child 12 and under
Contact: Heritage Square at 805-483-7960, ext. 3 or email heritagesquaredocents@gmail.com to make your reservations.

Search homes for sale in Ventura CountyIf the great outdoors is your passion, take mom to the Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Day Expo in Oxnard this weekend. Learning to be safe on the water is the focus of this year’s Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Expo. The expo includes safety demonstrations on personal flotation devices, as well as air, sea and fire rescue demonstrations.

When: May 9th from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Where: Channel Islands Harbor, 4201 S. Victoria Avenue
Cost: FREE
Contact: Safe Boating Expo at 800-704-5620 or visit the website for the complete event schedule.
Reserve your spot for a free Coast Guard boat tour or ride.

This family-friendly, exciting Safe Boating Expo event will include:
Safety demonstrations
Free tours of USCG vessels
Free flare inspection and disposal
Free digital selective calling (DSC) registration
Free vessel safety exams at the Launch Ramp
Commercial booths, hands-on exhibits
Agency booths and displays
Life jacket fashion show
A variety of food and beverages will be provided by the Pacific Cornthian Youth Foundation.

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2015 Oxnard Hamburger and Hops Music Festival

The 2015 Oxnard Hamburger and Hops Music Festival at Collection Park is an afternoon of family-friendly fun that includes music, burgers, beer and more.What tastes better than burgers and beer on a warm spring afternoon?  Throw in some live musical entertainment and you’ve got an afternoon of fun and frivolity ahead of you here in our Ventura County community.  You’ll find all of this and more at the 2015 Oxnard Hamburger and Hops Music Festival.

What: 2015 Oxnard Hamburger and Hops Music Festival
Where: Collection Park (2751 Parkview Ct Ste 261)
When: Saturday, March 2nd 11am to 5:30pm
Cost: $10 General Admission, Kids 12 & Under FREE
Contact: The Collection RiverPark (805) 988-0717

Search homes for sale in Ventura CountyThe 2015 Oxnard Hamburger and Hops Music Festival is a family-friendly event.  Do you like Reggae music?  Are you into Funk?  Is Top 40 at the top of your music list?  It’s all here and played live all afternoon long.  Everyone is invited to get up and shake your groove thing!

The best chefs around will be cooking the tastiest hamburgers, cheeseburgers and unique fusion burgers in all of Ventura County.  Anyone aged 21 or older is more than welcome to wash their burger down with a nice, cold craft beer.  Just make sure you bring a valid photo ID or you will not be served.  Are you not a fan of beer?  Get a delicious margarita instead.  There are plenty of non-alcoholic beverages for minors and your designated driver to enjoy as well.

When your belly is full and your thirst is quenched, try your hand at bocce ball, the bean bag toss or any of the other fun activities planned for the afternoon.  We know how much our pets mean to us.  But they will need to be left at home for this event.  The same goes for coolers, camel packs and any outside food or beverages.  Sealed water bottles are the only exception to this rule.  Bags will be checked before you enter, so make sure you leave any knives or weapons at home as well.

General admission is $10 for anyone aged 13 and older.  You can purchase a “Hops” ticket for $25 or a “VIP” ticket for $40.  Each “Hops” ticket will give you admission to the festival, a souvenir beer glass and one 12 ounce craft beer (must be at least 21 to purchase).  With your “VIP” ticket, you will get everything that the “Hops” ticket gives you as well as one Burt’s Bad @ss Burger, five samples of craft beer and access to the exclusive VIP Lounge.  You can purchase your tickets now by visiting the Hamburger and Hops Music Festival Eventbrite site here.

Bring the family out for an afternoon of fun and merry-making this Saturday.  Collection Park is THE place to be this weekend.  You won’t want to miss a minute of the 2015 Oxnard Hamburger and Hops Music Festival.

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2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales

Celebrate the Pacific Grey Whale as it migrates back up north. Visit the Marine Emporium Landing this Sunday for the 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales.Living in Southern California has many perks.  The ocean plays at least some part in the lives of all residents of Ventura County communities.  We have a deep respect for the ocean and all the creatures who call it home.  Whale watching is a popular past time, especially this time of year.  If you are in town this weekend, you may want to come to the 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales.

What: 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales
Where: Next to Marine Emporium Landing (3350 S Harbor Blvd)
When: Sunday, March 22 10am to 4pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Larchmont Farmer’s Market (818) 591-8161

Search homes for sale in Ventura CountyThe 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales celebrates the northern migration of the Pacific Grey Whale.  They migrate down from the north coasts of Alaska between October and February to breed in the warmer waters off of Baja.  Then, from February to July, they begin to migrate back up northward to their arctic feeding grounds.  This is why whale watching hits its peak in the Oxnard community between now and mid-summer.

At the 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales, guests are invited to enjoy live entertainment while they peruse the Channel Islands Farmer’s Market.  Learn about marine wildlife, including whales, at the educational exhibits.  Sign up for a whale watching excursion.  Visit the arts and crafts booths.  Several activities will be set up especially for the kids.  You may even want to pick up some fresh seafood or BBQ for Sunday dinner.

Bring the family down to the 2015 Oxnard Celebration of the Whales this Sunday at the Marine Emporium Landing.  It is going to be a day full of educational fun.  You never know.  You may even get to see a whale or two while you’re there!

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2014 Oxnard Christmas Tree Lighting

Between the 2014 Oxnard Christmas Tree Lighting on Fri and the Oxnard Christmas Parade on Sat, there will be no grinches left in Ventura County!For most folks in the Ventura community, a beautifully decorated and lit tree is the symbol of Christmas.  With only 20 days of shopping left before the big day, everyone is busy scurrying around to make sure they get gifts for each person on their list.  Stop for a moment so you can bask in the glow of the 2014 Oxnard Christmas Tree Lighting tomorrow night.

What: 2014 Oxnard Christmas Tree Lighting
Where: Park Plaza (500 S C St, Oxnard)
When: Friday, December 5, 2014 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Downtown Oxnard (805) 385-2705

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Downtown Oxnard is pleased to present the official 2014 Oxnard Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday evening, December 5th.  Free entertainment will keep things hopping.  Delicious hot cocoa will keep everyone warm.  And Santa is scheduled to make an appearance sometime that evening.

On Saturday, December 6th, you are going to want to come back to Downtown Oxnard a little early to find the perfect spot to set up your lawn chair.  That is because, come 10am, the Oxnard Christmas Parade will be strolling through town.  The parade route encompasses A, 5th and C St in the Downtown Oxnard area.  There will be marching bands and motorcycles, community organizations and horses, floats and classic hot rods.  Of course, no Christmas parade would be complete without the appearance of Santa and Mrs Claus.

This weekend is sure to set the holiday spirit free inside each and everyone in the Oxnard community.  Between the 2014 Oxnard Christmas Tree Lighting on Friday night and the Oxnard Christmas Parade on Saturday, you will be as jolly as Old St Nick himself.  No grinches to be found here!  Happy holidays.

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Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014

Get into the holiday spirit this weekend with the Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 at The Collection RiverPark on Saturday, Thanksgiving may still be a week away, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t start ringing in the Christmas season now.  Nothing says “Christmas” like a decorated tree.  If you visit Collection Park this Saturday night, you can watch the Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 for yourself.

What: Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014
Where: Collection Park (2751 Parkview Ct #261)
When: November 22, 2014 5:30pm
Cost: FREE
Contact: The Collection RiverPark (805) 988-7527

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The Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 marks the second year in a row that The Collection RiverPark has hosted a tree lighting.  Festivities begin at 5:30pm with live entertainment and Christmas carols.  The tree will be lit up at 7pm to make sure that the skies have darkened enough so that the twinkling lights really shine.  Santa himself is even expected to make an appearance.  So make sure you bring your camera.  You won’t want to miss this photo-op.  Everyone in the Oxnard community is welcome to stop by.

Need a night out?  Ready to get into the Christmas spirit?  Bring the family down to The Collection RiverPark for the Oxnard Holiday Tree Lighting 2014 ceremony this Saturday, November 22nd.  It is a night that the whole family can enjoy together.  Happy holidays!

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California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard

California Strawberry Festival in OxnardCalifornia leads the nation in strawberry production.  In fact, we provide almost 88% of the nation’s strawberries here.  So, it makes sense that one of Ventura County’s largest events, the California Strawberry Festival, will be coming to Oxnard the weekend of May 19 & 20, 2012.  Strawberry Meadows (3250 S Rose Ave) will play host to more than 250 arts and crafts exhibits and vendors, live music, games, rides, pie eating contests and, of course, strawberries galore!

From 10am to 6:30pm each day, the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard will showcase strawberries in just about every concoction imaginable: chocolate covered, shortcake, jams, powdered and even on a pizza.  Several live musical acts will be serenading visitors throughout the entire two-day event.  Whether you like Reggae or Ska, Latin Pop or Big Band, there’s something to keep your ears happy while your taste buds enjoy the fruits of other people’s labor.  The Strawberry Promenade features cooking demonstrations, a recipe contest and exhibits about the life of the strawberry.  Strawberryland for Kids includes fun rides, games, a bounce slide and puppet shows. Artisans from all over Ventura County and beyond descend upon the festival to sell their jewelry, soap, candles and other handmade arts and crafts.

On-site parking is limited and will cost $10.  However, free shuttles are available from Camarillo Premium Outlets, Channel Islands Harbor, Centerpoint Mall, the Oxnard Transportation Center and The Palms Shopping Center.  Admission is just $12 for adults, $8 for seniors (62+) and active military (with ID) and their dependents, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free to kids under 5 years old with accompanying paid adult.  All proceeds from the event (including ticket sales and food booths) benefit local Ventura County charities.  We hope you can make it to the California Strawberry Festival in Oxnard on May 19 & 20, 2012.  Eat some sweet treats, listen to some sweet music and help raise money for charity while spending a glorious day in the Southern California sunshine.  Is there anything better than that?

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