Oxnard Artist To Unite Community Through Art at Whales Festival

An Oxnard muralist will play a big part in uniting the community through her art at the 24th Annual Celebration of the Whales Festival at the Channel Islands Harbor. One of the new features of the whales festival provides an opportunity for attendees to help paint a 8-foot-high by 20-foot-wide mural depicting a whale underwater…

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March 2023 Director’s Message

Winter weather has been biting us a bit recently, but it has not slowed down our plans for fun activities and making progress on important infrastructure and development projects in the Harbor. Celebration of the Whales Festival Our Celebration of the Whales Festival is the first major event/activity we introduce every calendar year. This free-to-attend,…

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2023 Celebration of the Whales Festival Offers Family Fun!

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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A rowing team paddles in the harbor

Karls to Host Community Outreach Workshops Regarding Fisherman’s Wharf Proposal

A proposal to revitalize Fisherman’s Wharf into a visitor-serving center, Karls Village, has been provided to the Ventura County Harbor Department. The Karls development team will be present for a series of outreach workshops from Feb. 10-15 to talk about the proposed project and discuss any questions or concerns. All outreach workshops will be held…

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Purple and blue light spills from fireworks over Channel Islands Harbor

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

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

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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