Posted Feb 07, 2023 | By Alejandra Cerball

The Best Free Things To Do in Oxnard This Summer

Your Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun in Oxnard

Wondering what to do this summer? Make the most of your summer vacation and spend some time outside enjoying the amazing California weather.

Here's our guide to the summer's hottest free things to do in Oxnard.

Check out the Dallas Cowboys Training Camp

Watch your favorite Dallas Cowboys players get ready for the upcoming football season. Enjoy activities and entertainment, including Dallas Cowboys merchandise trucks, VIP Experience Opportunities for Dallas Cowboys United members, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Autograph sessions and more.

Admission is free. For more information, visit Dallas Cowboys Training Camp.

Indulge at Oxnard's First Thursday Food Truck Event

Get a taste of Oxnard's foodie scene at the monthly Food Truck event at Plaza Park in Downtown Oxnard. Enjoy sweet and savory food selections from gourmet trucks, live entertainment and a local pop-up market. The event is held on the first Thursday of the month, with free parking. Pets on a leash are welcomed.

Rock the Collection

Dance at a Summer Concert

Heritage Square | Downtown Oxnard

Explore eclectic music genres during Heritage Square's annual summer concert series! Music lovers of all ages will love the variety of live entertainment, from old school to classic rock to Latin jazz to rhythm and blues.

Concerts by the Sea Summer Concert Series | Harbor View Park

Listen to live music at Harbor View Park in the Channel Islands Harbor all summer! Concerts are held on Saturdays with music genres that include Rock, R&B, Jazz, Blues and Swing. Bring picnics, blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy this fun family event.

Rock the Collection | The Collection at RiverPark

Grab your lawn chairs, sit back and enjoy timeless classics at this family-friendly event. Catch cover bands of your favorite rock & roll acts that are sure to make you want to get up and dance!

For the full lineup, check out The Best Summer Festivals and Concerts in Oxnard

Fun 4th of July Events

4th of July Parade

Celebrate Independence Day at the 4th of July parade in Channel Islands Harbor. The parade begins at Albacore Way, travels north up Harbor Blvd. and ends at Cabezone Circle, home to Marine Emporium Landing. You must have a 4th of July Family Parade form filled out and submitted before participating. Sign up here.

Fireworks by the Sea

Ventura County’s only July 4th seaside fireworks show is back! Make your way to the Channel Islands Harbor and watch the night sky light up with dazzling colors. Be sure to get there with plenty of time to secure your viewing spot.

Electric Boat Parade

Don't miss the 4th of July Electric Boat Parade at the Channel Islands Harbor. Bring the family and sit harbor side to see the patriotic themed electric boats.

Channel Islands Harbor Fine Arts Festival

The Channel Islands Harbor Art Festival will feature various artists displaying their original artwork in all fine art and fine crafts mediums. The artwork will include clay, glass, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, photography, metal and sculpture. All of the artwork is available for purchase.

The free event takes place Harbor Landing, 2800 Harbor Blvd.

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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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