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posted by: Best Western Oxnard Inn on: September 29, 2018
Ford Mustang close up.
Photo by Tama66.

Bananas, mustangs and canoes? It’s all about seeing the unseen this month with tons of quirky, cool and traditional events happening in Oxnard. 

Banana Festival

Only in Oxnard can you celebrate everything banana at the Port of Hueneme. Starting at 10am and running until 5pm on Saturday, September 29, you can taste great food, listen to live bands and explore the port through tours. “Go bananas” with fun for all ages, including a kids zone. The Banana Festival is free to attend - check out videos from last year’s event to see what you can expect! 

Ponies by the Sea

Now it might not be the ponies you were expecting - on October 14, Mustangs from all eras will be on display in a “Ponies by the Sea” car show. The event is hosted by the Tri-County Mustang Club and free to attend. Participate in picking the winners of People’s Choice, Best of Show, Best Paint, Best Engine, and more, including a special “Most Likely to get a Ticket” award that is given by the California Highway Patrol. It’s not everyday you get to see a row of classic cars by the coast, so be sure to check out Ponies by the Sea at the Marine Emporium Landing. 

Hikianalia California Voyage

The Polynesian voyaging canoe, Hikianalia, is making the 2,800 mile trek from Hawaii to California and will be stopping by the Channel Islands Harbor on from October 10 to 14. Stop by the harbour on Wednesday, October 10 at 4pm for the welcome ceremony and catch crew presentations, dockside canoe tours, over the Friday and Saturday. The stop will give you the opportunity to learn about traditional Polynesian voyaging and the story behind the California voyage. Double check times and places online so you can plan accordingly! 

Whether you’re travelling by Mustang or voyaging canoe, you will need a place to stay. Best Western Oxnard Inn suits the needs of every traveller, whether you’re looking for a room with a kitchenette or a suite with a jacuzzi to make your stay extra special. The hotel is also pet-friendly so you don’t have to leave anyone behind! 

Plan your weekend getaway, or last minute road trip, to check out the sights that are stopping by Oxnard this month and don’t forget to book your stay