Channel Islands Harbor to Host Inaugural Parade of Frights

Halloween weekend at the Channel Islands Harbor is sure to be howling with the introduction of the inaugural “Parade of Frights.”

The Parade of Frights, a non-competitive, Halloween-themed boat parade is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. on October 29, 2022.

Ventura County Harbor Department Director Michael Tripp said the introduction of the Parade of Frights is another way for the boating community to come together. It also creates lasting memories for attendees watching landside.

“The Harbor is full of rich traditions that have helped us form a unique identity on the Central Coast and in Ventura County,” Director Tripp said. “We would love it if boaters would register, rally and dress up with their family and friends, and light up the night with decked-out, Halloween-themed vessels.”

Interested boaters can register by downloading this form.

Prior to the Parade of Frights boat parade, a variety of organizations and businesses will be offering Halloween-related events, activities, and discounts.

For example, the Channel Islands Maritime Museum will offer a scavenger hunt for youth and the Channel Islands Farmers’ Market will offer a variety of family-friendly activities as well.

Stay tuned for more details.

Editor’s Note: This story was published on August 25, 2022. More details of the event will be added as the event draws closer.