Posted Jun 30, 2022 | By Alejandra Cerball

The Best Events to Attend in Oxnard This Fall (2022)

Looking for what to see and do in Oxnard? Here's a look at the fun events and festivals happening this Fall.

Fall is here, and it's time to enjoy all the activities happening in Oxnard. With the kids back in school, the weather cooling, and the smell of pumpkin spice lattes in the air, here's what's happening in Oxnard in Autumn.

BEST THINGS TO DO IN OXNARD DURING FALL

The Latinx Experience: Featuring Journey of the Skeletons, A Dia de Los Muertos Story

September 9 to October 9 | The Elite Theatre Company (2731 Victoria Ave, Oxnard, CA)

Don't miss A Dia de Los Muertos Story, a heart-warming comedy that follows a Latino family as they prepare to connect with their loved ones who must pass through the underworld to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos. The Elite Theatre Company production features a variety of Latino Artists from our community, including dancers, poets, storytellers & musicians. Juliana Acosta directs the play by Dr. Max Branscomb. The Experience runs for five weekends.

Events:

  • Sept 9 & 10 at 8 pm: Papel Picado & Marigolds Craft Workshops w/ “Mr.G” — FREE
  • Sept 11 at 2 pm: Sugar Skull Craft Workshop w/ “Mr.G” — FREE
  • Sept 16 & 17 at 8 pm: Journey of Skeletons and Community Artists
  • Sept 18 at 2 pm: Journey of Skeletons and Community Artists
  • Sept 21, 6:30 pm: Sneak Peak at the Camarillo Library — FREE
  • Sept 22, 5:30 pm: Grief Workshop in English and Spanish — FREE
  • Sept 23 & 24 at 8 pm: Journey of Skeletons and Community Artists
  • Sept 25 at 2 pm: Journey of Skeletons and Community Artists
  • Sept 30 & Oct 1 at 8 pm: Journey of Skeletons and Community Artists
  • Oct 2 at 2 pm: Journey of Skeletons and Community Artists
  • Oct 6, 7 & 8 at 8 pm: Journey of Skeletons and Community Artists
  • Oct 9 at 2 pm: Dia de Los Muertos Community Celebration — FREE

For more information, visit theelite.org.

The 25th Annual Multicultural Festival

October 1, 2022 from 11 to 4 pm | Plaza Park in Downtown Oxnard

The Multicultural Festival features a variety of fun, educational activities, entertainment and exhibits for all ages. Enjoy performances, cultural dance groups, band and various activities for kids, including jolly jumpers. Grab a Multicultural Festival passport and receive stamps by visiting the booths representing Africa, Belize, Bolivia, China, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Mexico, the Middle East and the Philippines. Attendees who submit a fully stamped passport will receive a prize and be entered into the hourly raffle.

Shop locally or globally made hand-crafted goods. Indulge in delicacies from around the world and try something new with various gourmet food trucks and food vendors in the international food court.

Related: How to Plan Your Visit to the Oxnard Multicultural Festival

2022 Central Coast British Car Club Show

October 2 from 9:00 - 2:30 pm | Harbor View Park (3600 Harbor Blvd)

Love cars? Then this event is for you. The Central Coast British Car Club Show features 125 British cars, food trucks, a DJ, and more. The car show is judged by the participants, with an awards ceremony held at 1:30 pm. This event is free to attend.

SPELLBOUND Magic Mashup Benefit Show

October 7, 2022, at 7 PM | Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Enjoy a night of magic for the whole family at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center. SPELLBOUND Magic Mashup hosted by Oxnard Performing Arts Center Corporation (OPAC) and The House of MAGIC Foundation, is a one-night show that benefits the underserved, children at risk, and people with disabilities. The show features magicians from the Magic Castle, Europe and Santa Paula, including Host Wildcat Jackson, a self-proclaimed monarch of the west who entertains as an old-west showman in a modern world.

Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased online at spellboundmagicshow.com.

Ponies by the Sea Car Show

October 9 from 10-3 pm | Harbor View Park (3600 Harbor Blvd)

Mustangs from all eras will be on display at the Ponies by the Sea Car Show, hosted by the Tri-County Mustang Club. There will be food trucks, music, games, and more!

This is a free event to attend. Proceeds from registration fees will benefit Guide Dogs of America.

TRICK-OR-TREAT AT THE COLLECTION AT RIVERPARK

October 26 from 5 pm-7 pm

Calling all superheroes, princesses, witches and ghosts! Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy sweet treats at the Collection at RiverPark. This is a fun event the whole family can enjoy.

Parade of Frights

October 29 at 6 pm | Channel Islands Harbor

This Halloween, head to the Channel Islands Harbor to watch the inaugural Parade of Frights. The non-competitive Halloween-themed boat parade starts at 6 pm. Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy watching the decked-out Halloween-themed vessels. There will also be activities at the Harbor before the parade.

If you’re a boater who wants to join the parade, click here to sign up.

Dia De Los Muertos

November 5 | Oxnard Performing Arts Center

Join OPAC for another year of celebrating Dia de Los Muertos. Festivities include local art exhibitions, inspiring performances by local dancers, poets and singers, guest speakers, artisan vendors, traditional food, children's activities and community altars.

The free event starts with a procession going through the neighborhoods around the center to get others involved. You're invited to contribute to the community altar.

VENTURA COUNTY FARM DAY

November 5, 2022

More than 20 Ventura County farms, ranches, and agricultural organizations will open their doors and invite the public to experience a day of agricultural activities and tours during the 10th Annual Ventura County Farm Day. You can explore everything from berry fields and hydroponically grown food to livestock ranches. Shop for fresh and local products at many of the farms. This event is free to attend.

The Oxnard Tamale Festival

December 3rd from 9 to 6 pm | Plaza Park, Downtown Oxnard

Don't miss the 15th annual Oxnard Tamale Festival in Downtown Oxnard. The event is located along the route of the yearly Oxnard Christmas Parade. Enjoy delicious tamales, live music, and a kid's zone.

56th Annual Parade of Lights

December 10 from 7- 9 pm | Channel Islands Harbor

The Channel Islands Harbor will kick off the holidays with its 56th Annual Parade of Lights. The 2022 theme is “Let It Glow.”

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