It’s time to ‘Go Bananas’ once again when the 5th Annual Banana Festival at the Port takes place on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Port of Hueneme, Oxnard Harbor District, 105 Port Hueneme Road.
The free festival provides visitors an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day in addition to learning about the journey of the banana and inner workings of the Port. Festival highlights include delicious food and banana treats, live music, interactive displays, arts & crafts vendors, kids’ activities, Port tours and more.
Food & Beverages
Enjoy offerings by local restaurants which will include a special banana treat at each vendor as they get creative to win “top banana” recognition with their custom delicacies.
Music & Dance
Hot local bands will entertain the crowd on the main stage providing a wide array of music for all preferences.
Port Education at the Port Pavilion
The Port of Hueneme is the second largest employer in the area and is home to 1,500 employees. Learn about how the Port works for the community as one of California’s busiest seaports for general cargo, handling over 7 billion in cargo value annually.
Waterside & Land Port Tours
Port will be available for festival attendees wishing to view any operations taking place that day. This is a rare opportunity to see the Port from the sea as the Sunfish boat takes you on a tour in and around the Port and the Naval Base. Or tour the Port by land on a comfortable Roadrunner motorcoach. Photo ID will be required for all adults participating. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Waterside Port tours and land tours are every half hour. All tours are first come first serve. Visit the Port Pavilion onsite at the Festival for sign ups. Passengers will be escorted from the Festival and will board the Sunfish at the Port dock.
Tons of fun awaits the youth as they explore heavy equipment, do free banana arts and crafts and lots of inflatable fun.
Those who love to shop will enjoy browsing through local vendor exhibits offering gourmet foods, boutique clothing, hand-crafted jewelry, garden art, hats, sunglasses, maritime treasures and so much more.
For Festival information, call 805-535-4060 or visit www.BananaPortFest.com.