5th Annual Chowderfest Event at Channel Islands Maritime Museum on Sunday, August 4, 2019

Select local restaurants will again compete for the title of “Ventura County’s Best Chowder” at the Fifth Annual CHOWDERFEST on Sunday, August 4, 2019, 2-6pm at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

A competition judged by both professional judges and guests, chowder tastings are complemented by wine tastings from local wineries and fine craft beer provided by Firestone Walker Brewery. Live music will create a festive mood with Kelly’s Lot and Friends. Local friends and visiting guests will gather at the summer’s most relaxing harbor-front garden party!

Chowderfest is an annual collaborative fundraiser hosted by the Channel Islands Maritime Museum, IOGB (International Order of the Blue Gavel), and local Yacht Clubs. Local restaurants will donate exceptional flavors to the Chowder Cook-off (clam, corn, Manhattan, potato, conch, veggie…) and support the Channel Islands Maritime Museum: a non-profit which celebrates Five Centuries of Art that Sails and gives back to the community nearly every day of the year.

Tickets will be sold on the museum website and at the museum for $25 pre-sale and $30 the day of the event. The price includes chowder, beer & wine tastings; a variety of side dishes; and free Museum admission. The museum welcomes the public and community to attend.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

Tickets: cimmvc.org or at the Museum

The Channel Islands Maritime Museum is open M/Th-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-4PM and closed Tues and Wed for group tours and private member events, also, closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Located in Oxnard’s Channel Islands Harbor at 3900 Bluefin Circle. Explore galleries full of rare and beautiful maritime paintings dating back to the 1600’s, more than sixty world-class models of historic ships, rotating thematic fine arts exhibitions, and interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to expand their horizons about everything maritime. Museum entry is free for members and children under 6, $7 adults, $5 seniors/military, $3 children (ages 6-17), and free on the third Thursday of the month. Info: cimmvc.org or (805) 984-6260.

10th National Collector Car Appreciation Day Car Show for Southern California on July 14th in Oxnard

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The Coachman Car Club of Ventura County is hosting the 10th National Collector Car Appreciation Day Car Show for Southern California on Sunday, July 14th, 2019. Event to take place at Vista Ford Lincoln of Oxnard, 1501 Auto Center Drive from 11am to 4pm.

This event is open to all makes and models of collector cars, whether it be a car, truck, SUV, hot rod, exotic, sedan, hatchback, muscle car, rat rod, sports car, sport compact, domestic, import, JDM, European, and everything in between.

Entertainment is coordinated by Pinups for American Heroes. Live Music from incredible local talent, and the ever popular and classy Pinup Competition. The pinup competition is open to all that would like to compete!

Event proceeds will be donated to the non-profit, Turning Point Foundation, which provides support to those with mental iillnesses in Ventura County.

More info at www.vistamotorsports.com/nccad10.

2019 Heritage Square Summer Concert Series on Friday Nights, June 21 to August 30

Oxnard's Heritage Square Summer Concert Series returns in 2019 for another 12 week run, from June 21 through August 30 (except July 26). Concerts start at 6pm and end at 8:30pm, with a half hour break at 7pm.

The concerts offer entertainment to suit every musical preference - styles range from Reggae to Big Band and from Latin Jazz to Rock.

There is a limit of two tickets per person, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations will be accepted. Ticket sales begin on-site at 5 p.m. in the main plaza on the day of the event. There will be a total of 80 individual seats in the main plaza for sale each night. Tickets are expected to sell out, so concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early to make their purchase.

Table sales begin May 1. Each table seats six guests. To reserve a table, call (805) 483-7960 or email heritagesquare@aol.com.

Limited lawn seating is free. Heritage Square is at 715 South A Street, Oxnard.

The Lineup:

  • 6/21: Impulse Band

  • 6/28: Chico Band

  • 7/5: 805 All Star Band

  • 7/12: Ignition Band (Classic Rock)

  • 7/19: Brandon Ragan (Jazz/Blues/Funk)

  • 7/26: no concert

  • 8/2: Truth - Rod Stewart and Jeff Beck Tribute

  • 8/9: Grupo Modazz (Cumbias/Pop)

  • 8/16: Soul Machine (Soul/R&B/Dance)

  • 8/23: Decadent Decades (Dance/Pop)

  • 8/30: Sound Effect (Funk & Pop)

Visit www.heritagesquareoxnard.com/concerts.html for more information.

Walk to End Alzheimer's at The Collection at Riverpark in Oxnard on September 28, 2019

The Collection at RiverPark is hosting Walk to End Alzheimer's at 8am on September 28, 2019

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s has raised more than $300 million to help those battling Alzheimer’s disease.  Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, the 5th leading cause of death in California, and the 4th leading cause of death in Ventura County. More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease, and every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Oxnard is set for Saturday, September 28, 2019 at The Collection at RiverPark, 2751 Park View Court, Oxnard.

Walk to End Alzheimer's is a free, non-competitive event.  Our Oxnard Walk will be just over 3 kilometers in length with shorter ADA accessible routes available for those participants who may not feel up to completing the full route.  Everyone in the community is invited to participate and raise funds to their individual comfort level.  To register or learn more please call 805.494.5200 or visit alz.org/walk or specifically THIS LINK.

Muscles & Mojo Morning Car Show at Murphy Auto Museum in Oxnard First Sunday of the Month


The Muscles & Mojo Morning Car Show hosted by Fireball Tim every first Sunday of the month at The Murphy Auto Museum, 2230 Statham Blvd., Oxnard from 7-9am.

Event features classics, hot rods, muscle cars, bombs, trucks and lowriders. Free coffee and Matchbox Cars! Dog friendly! Also, free admission to the museum during the event.

Upcoming dates: July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1.


2019 Channel Islands Harbor Fireworks by the Sea and Other 4th of July Activities

22nd Annual Fireworks by the Sea

Channel Islands Harbor

Thursday, July 4, 2019 • 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.


Channel Islands Harbor celebrates the 4th of July with a full day of family activities. The Harbor will host a variety of activities throughout the day, ending with the annual Fireworks by the Sea starting at 9 p.m., which can be viewed from anywhere in the Harbor.

Festivities begin with the 18th Annual Channel Islands Harbor 10K Race & 5K Fun Run/Walk along Sunset Lane, Hollywood Beach. Registration and check-in are at 7 a.m., followed by the 10K & 5K races starting together at 8 a.m. 

Children’s Parade: After the race, join Harbor residents and visitors for the 4th of July Children’s Parade. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. at Albacore Way, travels north up Harbor Blvd. and ends at Cabezone Circle, home to Marine Emporium Landing.

After the race, fun for the whole family begins at Marine Emporium Landing. There will be activities between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., including a crafters’ market, inflatable fun zone, a rock climbing wall and food booths.

At 6 p.m., more than 50 patriotic themed electric boats will cruise around the Harbor in the 4th Annual 4th of July Electric Boat Parade. The parade is being put on by Central Coast Electric Boats and the Channel Islands Yacht Club.

For more information on Fireworks by the Sea or the Channel Islands Harbor, visit www.channelislandsharbor.org.


Central Coast British Car Club Show at Channel Islands Harbor on July 14, 2019

More than 140 British cars from the 1930s and up will be on display during the 29th Annual Central Coast British Car Club Show, celebrating 50 years of the Triumph TR6. The Car Show will be held from 9-2:30 p.m. July 14 at Harbor View Park, Channel Islands, 3600 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard. The event includes an auto parts swap meet, food booths and entertainment. The Car Show is free to all, as is parking.

For more information visit centralcoastbritishcarclub.com.