There is nothing quite like the warm sun shining down while you feel the ocean breeze on your skin and the smell of pumpkin spice in the air. Welcome to fall in Oxnard, where the days are warm enough to enjoy a beach day and the evenings are cool enough to cozy up and enjoy a warm apple cider. Don’t miss out on some of our favorite things to do in Oxnard this fall.
Each year, Channel Islands Harbor holds a Halloween-themed parade where onlookers dress up and enjoy the decorated vessels as they float among the harbor. Friends and families come together to celebrate the holiday with endless candy and activities for children.
Take a Wine Tasting Tour
Sip your way through the fall season! Just a quick 30 minute drive east from Channel Island Shores, Ventura County is home to more than two dozen wineries and numerous tasting venues. The variety of minerals in the soil and the cold air that blows in from the ocean make the region particularly well suited for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Take a trip to the Farmer’s Market
Every Sunday Channel Islands Farmers Market is open from 10am-2pm. You will find an assortment of fresh picked fruits, vegetables and flowers. Live music and entertainment make this the perfect Sunday activity.
Holiday Shopping at a Local Store
It is never too early to start shopping for the holidays! Whether you are looking for gifts for loved ones or treating yourself, check out some of these hidden gems the city has to offer:
- Asahi Market on Oxnard Boulevard: A Japanese market selling hard-to-find delicacies and traditional Japanese dishware including sake sets.
- BlueFin Gifts at Channel Islands Maritime Museum: Nautical gifts and treasures including local art, gifts and jewelry that highlight local marine life, beaches and the boating community.
- Fifty150 Brand is the go-to choice for outfits that stand out. Launched in association with comedian George Lopez, the customizable clothier makes unique designs with an urban twist; shoppers can purchase any of the garments in-house or put in a special design request.
- Heritage Square Visitors Center in Downtown Oxnard: A Victorian gift shop offering unique items related to this historical gem.
Unwind at your home away from home. Relax with a glass of wine on your private patio or recreate your favorite fall meal in your kitchen with fresh produce from the farmers market. Channel Island Shores awaits you for your next adventure!