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posted by: Best Western Oxnard Inn on: June 28, 2018
salsa festival
Image credit: Luke Van Zyl

Whether you’re headed over to Oxnard, California as part of your latest epic road trip, or even just as a weekend getaway, we guarantee this seaside town is sure to be fun for the whole family!
Oxnard city is known for its sandy beaches, the National Marine Centre, and their art museum, but if you’ve been-there-done-that with the touristy stuff, keep reading for something new and exciting:
First is the Oxnard Cruise Night - if you have a penchant for cars, make sure to feast your eyes on the vintage hot rods, eat some good food, and get some shopping done on the Historic A street, between 3rd and 6th Streets, every second Friday from July 13th to August 10th. All the vendors on the street will be offering special hours to make sure they show you a good time, offering free parking in the area, and it’s even kid-friendly!
Second is the summer series of “Concerts by the Sea” at the Channel Islands Harbor - featuring the Colette Lovejoy Band, playing a mix of pop, rock and funk all night long on July the 14th. The setup couldn’t be more perfect - watching a concert on a picnic blanket, eating snacks, all facing the sparkling water in the harbour as the sun sets. If you can’t make that date, there are more concerts at the Channel Islands Harbour, as well as at the Collection Riverpark, or at Heritage Square all summer-long.
Third is the Oxnard Salsa Festival at Plaza Park! It’s for those who like it hot - and we don’t just mean the food - the annual salsa festival is also all about music and dance! Before the festival (July 28-29), make sure to brush up on your salsa dancing, and try your hand at a few salsa recipes. Once you’re there, make sure to get to the Salsa Tasting Tent, check out the local musical talent, and let the kids frolick in the Kids Zone! To top it all off, it’s free admission and free parking, making the day entirely stress-free.
After all the festivities and food, come for a refreshing dip in the pool and relax in our hot tub at the end of the day. Our cozy beds will give you the good night’s sleep you deserve, and our 24-hr front desk staff will show you to the delicious continental breakfast - no matter how early or late you wake up. Book a room with us now and choose a room that best suits your needs: Business class? Check. Pet-friendly? Check. Jacuzzi-suite? All yours if you book with Best Western.