Celebrate spring time in Oxnard, CA.

Spend your spring time exploring the beautiful central coast city of Oxnard.

WHY TRAVEL TO OXNARD IN THE spring?

Spring in Oxnard is blossoming with breathtaking views at Channel Islands National Park, spring seasonal events and exciting outdoor activities at the Channel Islands Harbor. There's so much to enjoy about this affordable coastal destination where Southern California "cool" meets Central Coast relaxation. Bring your furry friends and stay at our pet-friendly hotels in Oxnard with rates that are lower than peak season. Savor the freshness of hand-picked fruits and veggies from our local family farms and farmers markets. Our calendar is packed with spring events! And so much more...

Spring Weather

We're proud to say that Oxnard's spring time hosts mild temperatures and sunny skies, ideal for outdoor adventures and beach days.

OXNARD SPring Weather & average temperatures

Before temperatures heat up in the inland areas, casting an early summer marine layer over the coastal areas, Oxnard typically experiences clear skies, mild and pleasant weather in the springtime, with temperatures ranging from the mid-60s to mid-70s Fahrenheit (around 18-24 degrees Celsius). Aside from the occasional bout of "May grey" and "June gloom," the spring season brings sunny days perfect for enjoying the outdoors, while visitors can enjoy cooler evenings thanks to refreshing breezes from the Pacific Ocean. Spring in Oxnard offers a delightful mild climate, making it an ideal time to explore the city's beaches, parks, and attractions.

Seabridge Marina Oxnard
Seabridge Marina; Photo by @istasik

Current OXNARD WEATHER & Live Cam

Compare spring averages with the current Oxnard forecast below. While it's true that April showers bring May flowers, "May grey" is also sometimes a phenomenon we experience in Oxnard, socheck our 24/7 livestream feed from Marine Emporium Landing located in Oxnard's Channel Islands Harbor, to see for yourself how the weather is looking near the water.

Friday, Jul 12
H: 70°   L: 61°

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Sunday, Jul 14
H: 70°   L: 59°

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Monday, Jul 15
H: 70°   L: 59°

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Tuesday, Jul 16
H: 69°   L: 58°

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Wednesday, Jul 17
H: 70°   L: 58°

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Channel Islands Harbor Oxnard
Channel Islands Harbor; Photo by Debora Dahl

Packing List FOR YOUR TRIP TO OXNARD

When packing for your springtime getaway to Oxnard, California, be sure to include a mix of lightweight clothing like t-shirts, shorts, and dresses for warmer days, along with long-sleeved shirts and light sweaters for cooler mornings and evenings. Don't forget to pack comfortable walking shoes for exploring the city and its surrounding attractions, and be prepared for sunny days with sun protection like sunscreen, sunglasses, and a wide-brimmed hat.

Additionally, consider bringing beachwear, a lightweight rain jacket or windbreaker, a camera or smartphone to capture memories, and a small daypack or tote bag for carrying essentials while on the go.

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Spring Break

Need inspo for an epic Spring Break? Let your kids set the itinerary. Oxnard is full of family-friendly activities.

Junior Surfers

Is your kid a surf grom? On the heels of Oxnard's powerful winter waves, springtime swells mellow out, making it the perfect time for rippers in training to paddle out with parents. Looking for instruction? Oxnard's "Silver Strand Surf School" helps with junior surf skills so you can train up for events like Point Mugu Surf Contest, which offers a juniors division.

Mommy and Me Picnic

Take your mini me, some kid-friendly bites and set up an Instagram-worthy picnic at one of Oxnard's waterfront grassy areas. Not sure where to find the perfect vendor? No problem! We've compiled a list of some of our top recommendations for Bohemian-style pop up picnic designers. For mom, might we recommend a charcuterie board to go from The Waterside Restaurant.

Baby-Friendly Surrey Rentals

Explore Oxnard's scenic paths with a Wheel Fun Rentals surrey bike. Mom and Dad can get some exercise, while the little ones enjoy a slow-moving ride through Channel Islands Harbor and USA Today's 2024 #1 Best Beach in California: Ol'ol'koy Beach Park (Oxnard Beach Park)! If your kids are a little older and more independent, try a deuce coupe, a chopper or a quad sport instead!


More Family Friendly Adventures

Imagination sparked? Great! We've rounded up more family fun activities so you can pack your itinerary with memorable experiences you'll cherish for a lifetime. They grow up so fast! Enjoy every moment.

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Spring Festivals & Events

Check out these seasonal Spring events!

Holidays & Special Events IN OXNARD

St. Patrick's Day

ST. PATRICK'S DAY TEA | Heritage Square

Step into the charm of Heritage Square and join us for a delightful St. Patrick's Day Tea Party! Don't forget to don your best St. Patrick's Day attire. The most creative ensembles will win fabulous prizes! Engage in lively games and indulge in some boutique shopping, where you'll discover unique treasures. Check out this afternoon of merriment and celebration at Heritage Square's St. Patrick's Day Tea Party—it's an event not to be missed!


Heritage Square Oxnard
Seabridge Restaurant Oxnard
Green pancakes from Seabridge Restaurant / Downtown Cafe

ST. PATRICK'S DAY MEALS | Oxnard Restaurants

Feeling green and glamorous? Get ready to feast your eye on these St. Patrick's Day offerings! Enjoy green pancakes, green beer and a green mimosa flight from Seabridge Restaurant and Downtown Cafe. Feel the luck o' the Irish on March 17th - The Raven Tavern typically hosts Irish dancers, bagpipes, green beer and an exclusive St. Patty's Day menu! Get your shamrocks ready for an epic celebration at Zachari Dunes' DIVE Bar & Game Lounge with Irish-inspired bites like traditional Shepherd's pie. Check out The Shores Bar & Restaurant for a March 17th special menu, Irish folk dancing and bagpipes. Or, pair some green beer, Irish whiskey and corned beef at The Strand Bar & Grill.

March Madness

MARCH MADNESS | Oxnard Sports Bars

Enjoy viewing the epic March Madness NCAA tournament at Oxnard's sports bars! Don't miss a single buzzer-beater moment as our bars broadcast the games on all available TVs. Our favorite viewing spots? Zachari Dunes' DIVE Bar & Game Lounge, The Shores Bar & Restaurant, The Raven Tavern, Q Club and The Thirsty Ox - to name a few!

Zachari Dunes Oxnard
DIVE Bar & Game Lounge at Zachari Dunes
Easter Oxnard

Easter / Spring Themed Events

PHOTOS WITH THE BUNNY | The Collection at RiverPark

Join us at The Collection from mid-March thru April for a hoppy good time! Gather the family and capture a moment with our adorable Spring Bunny. It's the perfect chance to make cherished memories and embrace the joy of the season. Don't miss this egg-citing opportunity—it's first-come, first-served! Check out prices and options here.

SPRING SCAVENGER HUNT | The Collection at RiverPark

This engaging event invites families of all ages to embark on an adventure, exploring the area to find spring-themed items. Participants who successfully complete the hunt have a chance to win exciting surprises. It's a perfect way to celebrate the vibrancy of spring while enjoying a day out with the family.

KIDS CLUB | Collection Park

This spring, The Collection at Riverpark invites families to enjoy its Kids Club, a series of free, outdoor events packed with engaging activities. Hosted on the lush green of Collection Park, these family-friendly gatherings feature a variety of entertainment, from crafts to fun surprises, ensuring a lively morning out.

Kids Club Oxnard
Easter Egg Hunt Oxnard

EASTER EGG HUNT & WILDLIFE SHOW | Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach

Celebrate Easter at Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach with a day packed with family fun. Highlights include an Easter Brunch buffet by Ox & Ocean, an Annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Beach, and a new exotic wildlife show. The event offers a unique opportunity to interact closely with rare animals, enhancing your Easter experience. Activities are complimentary for hotel guests and brunch attendees.

SPRING VIBES MARKET | The Collection at Riverpark

Soak up the spring sun and support 30+ local businesses while finding awesome goodies for your home or to give as gifts. Discover a curated collection of handmade gems crafted by local artisans and makers, guaranteed to put a little extra "spring" in your step. Join us for a fun day of finding awesome handmade stuff from our talented local artists and makers! Find out more about this event here.

The Collection At Riverpark
Celebration of the Whales Festival

Annual Celebrations

ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE WHALES FESTIVAL | Channel Islands Harbor

This milestone event celebrates the migration of the whales through the Santa Barbara Channel, which recently received a world class designation as a Whale Heritage Area. Families and friends will enjoy educational exhibits, a “paint a whale” mural project, chalk art, live performances, shopping at our award-winning Farmers Market, a children’s fun zone and more.

CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL | Ventura County Fairgrounds

Plan a weekend stay in Oxnard and savor the annual Strawberry Festival! With easy access off the 101 freeway, parking, free shuttles, and nearby Amtrak access, getting to the Fairgrounds is a breeze. Indulge in delicious strawberry treats, including build-your-own shortcakes, chocolate-covered delights, and refreshing strawberry beer. With 40+ food vendors, a Ninja Nation Obstacle Course, live music, and countless arts and crafts booths, there's fun for everyone.

California Strawberry Festival
The Shores Bar & Restaurant Oxnard
The Shores Bar & Restaurant

Weekly Live Music

Get ready to groove in Oxnard! Indulge in your love for music all weekend long with electrifying performances and delicious dining. Visit Ox & Ocean for live music Friday through Sunday, where happy hour extends into dinner for the ultimate vibe. Dive into the weekend spirit at the Shores with thrilling shows and Thursday evening karaoke sessions. Don't miss out on the magic at Waterside, where you can savor New American cuisine, enjoy breathtaking views, and soak in cool tunes on Thursdays, Fridays, and most weekends. It's a musical feast for the senses that you won't want to miss!

More SPRING Events IN OXNARD

Get your calendar dialed in for the spring season. Go to our Events Page and filter dates from March through May.

Enjoy Spring at these Oxnard Attractions

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Gondola Paradiso

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River Ridge Golf Club

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Heritage Square

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On the Water

With temperatures rising and daylight lasting later into the evening, these "on the water" recreational activities are perfect for the springtime!

Anacapa Island Sea Cave Kayaking

Embark on an exhilarating sea cave kayaking adventure off the coast of Anacapa Island, just a short boat ride away from Oxnard. As spring brings calm seas and tranquil conditions, it's the perfect time to paddle through mesmerizing sea caves, arches, and coves, marveling at the natural beauty of the Channel Islands.

Harbor Recreation

Oxnard’s harbor comes alive with a variety of recreational activities for visitors to enjoy in the springtime. From renting paddle boards and kayaks to taking leisurely strolls along the waterfront promenade, there's no shortage of ways to soak up the sunshine and fresh sea air.

Surfing in Oxnard

Catch some waves and embrace the laid-back surf culture of Oxnard during the springtime. In springtime, Oxnard typically experiences moderate swells, with wave heights ranging from 2 to 4 feet, ideal for a variety of surfing levels and beach activities.

Sport Fishing Operators

Cast your line and reel in the excitement with a thrilling sportfishing excursion departing from Oxnard's harbor. With experienced captains and state-of-the-art fishing vessels, Oxnard's sport fishing operators offer guided trips tailored to both novice anglers and seasoned fishermen alike.

Boat Cruises

Embrace the ocean breeze and embark on a picturesque boat cruise along Oxnard's stunning coastline. Whether you choose a romantic sunset cruise, a wildlife viewing expedition, or a leisurely sightseeing tour, Oxnard's boat cruises cater to diverse preferences.

Blooms & Beaches

After the winter rains, spring is in full bloom. The land comes to life with greenery and wild flowers, making it the most beautiful time to camp, hike, fish and explore the natural wonders of Oxnard and the Channel Islands.

Photo by Blake Bronstad

Gateway to channel islands national park

With the landscape freshly watered and bursting with vegetation and colorful blooms after the winter rains, Spring offers ideal conditions for embarking on a day trip or overnight excursion to these islands relatively untouched by human development. From hiking rugged trails to snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, Oxnard provides easy access to an unforgettable outdoor experience in one of California's most cherished national parks.

springtime camping IN OXNARD

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Channel Islands National Park's campgrounds, where you can wake up to stunning vistas of the shimmering sea and vibrant super blooms adorning the landscape. Spend your days exploring pristine beaches, hiking scenic trails, and marveling at the rich biodiversity of this coastal paradise. With opportunities for wildlife encounters and unforgettable sunsets, camping at Channel Islands National Park offers an unparalleled experience for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

harbor island trail

Gear up for an invigorating hike for a walk or run along the 8.9-kilometer concrete-paved loop trail at Channel Islands Harbor. Harbor Island Trail caters to all skill levels and boasts mostly flat terrain with minimal inclines (3% or less grade category). Featuring spacious 5-foot wide pathways, the trail is wheelchair and stroller accessible, and leashed pups are warmly welcomed. Whether you're an early bird eager to hit the trail for a run or prefer leisurely evening strolls, you'll be treated to unbeatable scenic vistas of the harbor along the way.

Spring Harvest

Discover the best of Oxnard's spring harvest at local family farms and farmers’ markets.

strawberry picking IN OXNARD

Oxnard is known as a grower of crops including lemons and avocados, but Oxnard is world renowned for growing strawberries. Our farms are dedicated to growing California's (and the world's) supply, but you can experience the joy of farm tours and strawberry picking in cities nearby Oxnard! Stroll through lush fields bursting with ripe, juicy berries, where you can hand-select the freshest fruits while basking in the California sun.

It’s a delightful and flavorful outing for the whole family or for a romantic afternoon with your loved one. Head on over to Underwood Family Farms (Somis) or McGrath Family Farm (Ventura) for a variety of You-Pick options, or check out their spring Easter Festival running mid-March to early April.

Strawberry Festival Oxnard

Oxnard farmers markets

You may not be able to visit our amazing farms for tours, but you can enjoy our many farmer’s markets during the spring. Pick from the best seasonal fruits and veggies, including artichokes, beets, carrots, lettuces, raspberries, blackberries and more!


Channel Islands Harbor Farmers Market | Channel Islands Harbor

Open every Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm at Channel Islands Harbor, the Farmers Market features farmers, fishermen and vendors selling seasonal fruits and vegetables, flowers, plants, freshly caught fish, baked goods, hand-made crafts and freshly prepared foods.

Downtown Oxnard Certified Farmers’ Market | 5th & B Streets at Plaza Park

Open year-round, the Downtown Oxnard market offers an enormous variety of the freshest local fruits and produce available as well as freshly prepared items such as bread, dried fruits, nuts and more. Tables and chairs are provided for guests to relax in the park, eat, listen to live music performances by local entertainers and bring the kids to enjoy the fresh air and activities.

Farmers Market Oxnard
Oxnard Dog Beach

For Pet Lovers

From pet-friendly hotels, dog parks and outdoor adventures, Oxnard offers the best for your canine companions.

spring is For Animals Too!

We all know your dogs are part of the family. So you don't need to leave your furry friends at home the next time you plan your summer trip to Oxnard. Luckily, Oxnard has an abundance of pet-friendly hotels!

Let your pup thrive in Oxnard's pet-friendly parks, offering abundant space for play, exercise, and furry companionship.:

  • College Park Dog Park is an off-leash dog park with two areas for small and big canines.
  • Campus Park, the former site of Oxnard High School, is another off-leash dog park. It's located on the corner of 5th and H streets.
  • Jax's Windrow Dog Park is an off-leash dog park located at 3052 North Ventura Road.
  • Hollywood Beach - Dogs can roam free before 9 am and after 5 pm.

If you are in need of Doggie Day Care or boarding, please find these services available at the following locations: Inglis Pet Hotel and Flying High Pet Resort.

Oxnard Pet Friendly Hotel
Enjoy pet-friendly accommodations at Zachari Dunes on Mandalay Beach

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