2023 Celebration of the Whales Festival Offers Family Fun!

kids activities

Visitors who attend the 24th Annual Celebration of the Whales Festival at the Channel Islands Harbor are going to be in for a variety of surprises. This year’s event will feature two new activities – a concert in the park and a community “paint a whale” mural project. In addition, there will be family-friendly activities,…

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Channel Islands Harbor to Host Fireworks by the Sea in 2023!

Purple and blue light spills from fireworks over Channel Islands Harbor

Ventura County’s only July 4th seaside fireworks show is back. Ventura County Harbor Department Director Michael Tripp announced today the July 4th Fireworks by the Sea will be brought back to the Channel Islands Harbor after being cancelled in 2020, 2021, and 2022 due to the impacts of COVID-19 and budget concerns. “In speaking with…

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February 2023 Director’s Message

harbor with mountains in background

Mother Nature greeted us with some heavy storm activity in early-January and created some challenges around the Channel Islands Harbor. Dozens of private marina slips were damaged, the wind pounded our landscape and ripped through signage, and, to our north, the Santa Clara River “flushed” out debris that eventually floated downcoast, collected on our beaches,…

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