Reminder: 2020 Fireworks by the Sea Canceled this 4th of July

4th of July fireworks pictured over Channel Islands Harbor (prior year's celebration)

As a reminder, the annual Fireworks by the Sea fireworks show at the Channel Islands Harbor will not take place this Fourth of July. Ventura County Harbor Department Director Mark Sandoval said the cancellation of the show was related to funding shortfalls and the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to cancel the show was made in…

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Museum Plans Re-Opening and Launches New Exhibit

A carving of a wooden fisherman holding up his catch is diplayed outside CIMM

Maritime enthusiasts are in luck. The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will reopen its doors for the first time since March 2020 on July 4th. Museum officials said they will be implementing a variety of safety measures – including wearing facemasks and limiting the number of visitors at once – that will assure visitors will be…

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Fireworks by the Sea at Channel Islands Harbor Canceled

Purple and blue light spills from fireworks over Channel Islands Harbor

The annual Fireworks by the Sea Fourth of July fireworks show at the Channel Islands Harbor will not take place this year. The funding for the fireworks show and related police costs was in question due to the elimination of the City of Oxnard funding which covered roughly half the cost of the show, an…

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Celebrate Your Father at the Channel Islands Harbor

A large group laughs while enjoying pepperoni pizza at Toppers

Dad doesn’t want new socks, shoes, shirts, or a coffee mug this Father’s Day. He wants an adventure. Check out the wide array of activities you can do with Dad. You’re welcome. Explore the Harbor on the Water If your Dad is an adventurer, you don’t want to visit the Harbor without getting out onto…

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June 2020 Director’s Message

A group of kayaks paddles past boats moored in Channel Islands Harbor

Just when we thought the world could get no worse, our Country is getting ripped apart because a police officer, and potentially three of his peers, killed a man during an arrest in Minnesota, an action that garnered nearly universal agreement that a murder had indeed occurred.  It understandably opened existing wounds, and we pray…

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