Revving Up Father’s Day Fun: Channel Islands Harbor’s Double Delight of Car Shows!

Calling all car enthusiasts and aficionados! Get ready to rev your engines and celebrate Father's Day (June 18, 2023) in style at the scenic Channel Islands Harbor. This year, the harbor is hosting not one, but two thrilling car shows that will make any gearhead's heart race. Buckle up and join us as we take a joyride through the stunning Harbor View Park and the fascinating Channel Islands Maritime Museum for an unforgettable Father's Day weekend!

Harbor View Park – A Car Lover’s Paradise

Imagine a picturesque park with a breathtaking view of the harbor, now picture it filled with an incredible array of cars from every era and make. That's exactly what you'll find at Harbor View Park's car show.

The event features an eclectic mix of custom cars, hot rods, low riders, motorcycles and classics. It is the perfect day to show off your rides and reconnect with friends and family.

All proceeds of the event will benefit FoodShare of Ventura County.

To register for the car show or participate as a vendor, please visit or contact Stephanie Sipe via phone at 805-941-3300 and/or email at

Classics by the Sea - Vintage Bliss at Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Step back in time as you make your way to the Channel Islands Maritime Museum for their "Classics by the Sea" car show. This event caters specifically to classic car and motorcycle enthusiasts, showcasing some of the most remarkable vehicles from the past. Picture yourself surrounded by gleaming chrome, iconic tailfins, and the nostalgic purr of engines long gone but not forgotten. But that's not all! In addition to classics, you'll also find an impressive collection of woodies and hand-built watercraft. It's like stepping into a living automotive museum!

Fun Activities for the Whole Family

These Father's Day car shows are not just for car enthusiasts. Bring the whole family along for a day of fun-filled activities:

  • Live Entertainment: Groove to the beats of live music that sets the mood and keeps the energy high throughout the day. It's the perfect soundtrack for a day dedicated to all things automotive.
  • Food Trucks and Refreshments: Indulge your taste buds with a mouthwatering selection of food trucks offering a wide variety of cuisines. From juicy burgers and gourmet hot dogs to tasty tacos and refreshing beverages, there's something to satisfy every craving.
  • Meet the Owners: Engage with passionate car owners who are more than willing to share their stories and knowledge about their beloved vehicles. It's a great opportunity to learn about the history and personal connection behind these beautiful machines.

This Father's Day, Channel Islands Harbor is revving up the excitement with not one, but two incredible car shows. Whether you prefer all types of cars at Harbor View Park or have a soft spot for classic cars and motorcycles at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, you're in for a treat. Mark your calendars, gather your family and friends, and head to the harbor for a day filled with automotive marvels, entertainment, and memories that will last a lifetime. Let's celebrate Dad and his love for all things on four wheels!

Editor's Note: this story was published on May 24, 2023.