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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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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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Channel Islands Harbor Holiday Food & Toy Drive Provides Much-Needed Donations

Ventura County families in need will receive much-needed food and toys this holiday season thanks to the 3rd Annual Holiday Food & Toy Drive hosted on Dec. 3, 2022 at Fisherman’s Wharf in the Channel Island Harbor. An estimated 1,100 high quality toys were collected to benefit the Spark of Love Toy Drive. More than…

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Brightly light and playfully themed boats on Parade in the harbor

Channel Islands Harbor 56th Annual Parade of Lights Winners Announced

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Channel Islands Harbor (@channelislandsharbor) More than 60 boisterous boaters took to the Channel Islands Harbor waters during the 56th Annual Parade of Lights. Nearly 30 of the boaters were competing for Sweepstakes Prize, an award that goes to the entry with the highest overall…

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Harbor Department to Recommend Negotiations With Developer for Fisherman’s Wharf

Ventura County Harbor Department officials announced today it will recommend to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in December 2022 to enter into an Exclusive Right to Negotiate (ERN) with a development group who proposes to transform Fisherman’s Wharf at the Channel Islands Harbor into Karl’s Adventure Village. The development is proposed by Robert Dahl,…

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