The beautiful Channel Islands Harbor, located just about an hour's drive from Los Angeles, is a great destination to celebrate the 4th of July on the beach. Waterfront parks in Oxnard are perfect for picnics and relaxation. In addition, the city offers an array of festive events to celebrate America's Independence.
One of the highlights of Oxnard 4th of July celebration is the annual Channel Islands Harbor Family Parade, which sets off at 10:30 am on Harbor Boulevard. The parade travels north up Harbor Boulevard and ends at Cabezone Circle. Decorated bikes, strollers, wagons, as well as everything red blue and white is a must!
The 4th of July Electric Boat Parade is another popular event at the Channel Islands Harbor. The parade starts at 2 pm, when more than 50 brightly decorated electric boats go around the east and west channels of the Harbor. This patriotic event is sponsored by Central Coast Electric Boats and the Channel Islands Yacht Club. Other holiday activities at Channel Islands Harbor include an artists' market, carnival rides, games, and plenty of entertainment. Oxnard Fireworks by the Sea are canceled for 2022 due to lack of funding.