Channel Islands Harbor


November 2020 Director’s Message

As I write this message, the first seasonal rain is coming around the corner, the week after we changed our clocks so that it gets dark around 5 p.m.  Feels like winter is here.  While I miss the summer, I do like this “bundle-up weather,” as the air is cool but clean, and everything just…

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Channel Islands Harbor to Host Holiday Food & Toy Drive

The Ventura County Harbor Department is teaming up with the Harbor & Beach Community Alliance (HBCA) to spread holiday cheer this season by hosting the first Holiday Food & Toy Drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 12, 2020 at Fisherman’s Wharf. The Holiday Food & Toy Drive will benefit Food Share of Ventura…

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2020 Parade of Lights Canceled Due to COVID Concerns

The annual Parade of Lights at the Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concerns for spectators, the Ventura County Harbor Department announced. The 2020 Parade of Lights, which has taken place for 54-years, had been scheduled for Saturday, December 12.  The only time the event has been…

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October 2020 Director’s Message

While summer is officially behind us, there is still much activity in and around the Harbor.  The weather is still warm, and the beaches and harbor areas are still relatively crowded, particularly on the weekends.  Now is a great time of the year to get out and enjoy the Harbor, eat at one of our…

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Channel Islands Harbor Survey to Help With Future of the Harbor

Ventura County residents and visitors are encouraged to take a short survey to share their Channel Islands Harbor experience and help recommend ways to improve the Harbor as part of a visioning process. The survey can be taken by visiting these links: (English) (Spanish) The Channel Islands Harbor Visioning Process is being led…

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Channel Islands Farmers Market to Open on Wednesdays

Channel Islands Harbor residents and visitors seeking fresh fruits, vegetables, fish and other items at the Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market as an alternative to grocery stores are in luck. The market, historically open on Sundays, will now be open on Wednesdays from 1 5 p.m. starting in late October or early November. The…

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