An open-air night market aimed at families and foodies will be hosted at the Channel Islands Harbor in September.

The 805 Night Market, inspired by open-air night markets where people come to eat, drink, socialize, and be entertained, will feature food, merchandise, live entertainment, a children’s play area, and crafts that appeal to all ages. Check out the lineup of food trucks and vendors here: https://www.805nightmarket.com/september-11th-2021-1-1

 

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“We aim to create an event that will bring the community together and offer a space where local entrepreneurs can grow,” said Javier Lara, 805 Night Market Marketing Director. “We hope the 805 Night Market will become a place where attendees, their families and friends can have a great time in a safe environment.”

The event will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 11 at Harbor View Park, located just south of Marine Emporium Landing (3600 Harbor Boulevard, Oxnard, CA 93035). The cost of the event is free but registering for the event is encouraged for planning purposes. Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/805-night-market-tickets-162884396615

805 Night Market Origin & Trendi Eats

While the 805 Night Market is a new concept in Ventura County, the founders of the event are no strangers to offering foodie experiences.

Oxnard residents Javier Lara, his wife Raquel, and brother Roy Lara, founders of the 805 Night Market, are well known for being the creators of Trendi Eats, a social media-based foodie experience. The Laras travel throughout Southern California and visit well-known and not so well-known food spots. They post their experience each week on their social media platforms – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and TikTok – via video.  Trendi Eats’ content reaches more than 20 million social media users monthly.

“Highlighting local businesses and helping them succeed is a dream come true,” Raquel Lara said. “We are so happy, through our platforms, we are able to connect so many people from throughout Southern California and the United States to Ventura County’s culinary experiences.”

While the Laras have been offering their experiences through social media, they’ve always had a plan to bring some of the best food vendors they’ve visited to one central location. They’ve traveled near and far and have drawn inspiration from other night markets in neighboring counties. Hence, the birth of the 805 Night Market.

Editor’s Note: this story was published on August 18, 2021.