Posted Dec 23, 2020 | By Alejandra Cerball

Grab Your Calendar, Here's What's on In Oxnard in The New Year

Ready to Enjoy Epic New Experiences in The New Year? Grab Your Calendar and Pencil in These Unique Events Happening in Oxnard.

*Events subject to cancellation due to COVID-19 pandemic.


Say Aloha to the Hawaiian Chieftain, a 103-foot square-rigged gaff-rigged topsail ketch built in Lahaina, Maui. Hop aboard for Vessel Tours at the Channel Islands Maritime Museum dock, or take to the sea on a Natural History Sail/Adventure Sail.

When: January - February TBD
Where: Channel Islands Maritime Museum dock


Watch your favorite comedians take the stage at Levity Live at The Collection at RiverPark. Make it a date night or celebrate a special occasion with friends and laugh the night away. Snacks, entrees, and specialty cocktails are available at the venue.

When: February
Where: Levity Live

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Learn about the maritime mysteries at the "Art Comes Alive" event. Friends of the Channel Islands Maritime Museum dress up in period costumes and activate the spirit of various paintings, ship models, and periods featured in pieces on display in the galleries. The characters share fascinating stories and facts about the pieces they represent, creating an exciting experience, unlike any other!

Guests are encouraged to come in maritime-themed costumes or maritime characters and artists.

When: February
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Admission: $10 for Adults; $7 Members/Seniors/Military & Children 12 and under; $20 for Families of Four, ($5 ea. Additional Child)


Set sail on a whale-watching adventure during their annual migration through the Santa Barbara Channel. Keep a lookout for whales, dolphins, and other marine life in the Pacific Ocean.

When: January to mid-April
Where: Depart from Channel Islands Harbor


Don't miss the Celebration of the Whales Festival, a fun event for the whole family. The free event includes family-friendly activities, chalk art, shopping, and prize drawings that include whale watching excursions for the entire family.

When: March TBD
Channel Islands Maritime Museum, the Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market, and a "Gray Whale Migration Trail" along the marina path that connects the two activity centers.


Brush up your cooking skills and start the new year, learning something new in the kitchen. Chef Michelle Kenney hosts cooking classes at The 1901 Ristorante. Enjoy complimentary wine and beverages and give your tastebuds a treat. You'll go home with a full belly and tasty recipes to make at home.

Cost: $75 per person (Adults only)

When: TBD
Where: The 1901 Ristorante

Check here for available dates.


Celebrate the golden era of the 1920s and sip high tea in a gorgeous outdoor plaza, surrounded by beautifully restored historic homes. The annual Spring Tea at Heritage Square, held on Mother's Day weekend, features a Red Carpet Fashion Parade and a silent auction. The full tea experience includes treats by The 1901 Restaurant chef, Michelle Kenney. There will be a no-host bar featuring champagne and signature cocktails.

Guests are encouraged to wear their "Glitz and Glam" from the '20s, 30's or '40s. All proceeds benefit our educational programming.

When: May 8th, 1:30-4:00 p.m.
Heritage Square
Price: $40 per guest; $25 per guest 12 yrs & under. Group Sales: $210 for a table of 6 or $280 for a table of 8.


Indulge in chocolate-dipped strawberries, strawberry margaritas, strawberry pizza, and dozens of other strawberry treats at the two-day California Strawberry Festival. The festival features over 50 food booths, concerts, rides, and over 200 Arts & crafts vendors.

When: May 15 & 16
Strawberry Meadows of College Park - 3250 South Rose Avenue

Like to plan ahead? Check out our Events Calendar to see what's happening from June to December.

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About the Author:

Alejandra Cerball (Journalist | Travel Writer)

Alejandra Cerball is an award-winning journalist, writer, and editor of, a Travel + Lifestyle online destination filled with compelling and honest travel tips + resources. On her blog, Alex shares inspiration for your bucket list, family travel + adventure itineraries, and style guides to help you pack for your next trip.

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