The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will be a hub of activity and fun on Father’s Day, June 20, 2021, as it celebrates with “Classics by the Sea.” This family-friendly event will feature a wonderful display of boats, travel trailers, woodies, and classic cars of all vintages, many one-of-a-kind, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Museum will also be hosting a unique maritime treasure sale including used tools, books, ship models, and art. Live music will be provided by local favorite “Unkle Monkey” who will play from noon to 3 p.m.

Inside of the Museum, there will be knot-tying demonstrations the Museum will also be hosting live characters, in period costumes, from maritime history. The Museum’s current temporary exhibition, Art of the Sailor, will also be available for viewing

All outdoor activities are free to the public. Regular Museum admission fees apply inside of the Museum. Active members of the military (with ID) and children 5 years old and younger are free. The Museum gift shop, BlueFin Gifts, will be open during the event as well (there is no admission fee to enter the gift shop only).

About the Channel Islands Maritime Museum: Founded in 1991 and located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor, the Museum’s galleries feature rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine art exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. The Museum is currently open Friday-Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Editor’s Note: this story was published on May 24, 2021.