California Halloween Events

Parade of Frights Boat Parade

 October 28, 2023, 2-9 p.m. | 7 p.m. parade begins

Channel Islands Harbor
3350 S. Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, CA

Prior to the Parade of Frights, a variety of organizations and businesses will be offering Halloween-related events and activities, with no shortage of free candy for youth. Activities during the weekly Farmers' Market in Channel Islands Harbor include a pumpkin decorating contest, trick or treating, children's costume parade & contest. Arts & crafts, food, and live music are also part of the festivities in an event in which visitors can shop for a bountiful harvest from local farmers and fresh seafood from the local waters.

Parade of Frights Marketplace Costume Contest & Parade

October 28, 2023, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Channel Islands Farmers' Market at Harbor View Park
Marine Emporium Landing
3600 Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 

  • Reusable Parade of Frights bags to children (while supplies last)
  • Vendors  hand out candy
  • Crafts booths for children to create Halloween-themed art
  • Costume contest
  • Costume parade at 5 p.m. and organizers with special Halloween-themed medals for all participants.
  • Inflatable jump zone
  • Radio station KBBY 95.1 plays music & gives away prizes 

Spooky Maritime Scavenger Hunt

October 28, 2023, 2-4 p.m.

Maritime Museum
3900 Bluefin Circle Drive
Oxnard, CA

The scavenger hunt will be held 2-4 p.m. at the Maritime Museum, located at 3900 Bluefin Circle Drive Oxnard, CA 93035

The scavenger hunt includes a journey into maritime mysteries, ghost ships, and more! Candy will be handed out to attendees and costume-wearing is welcome!


The Collection at RiverPark  Trick or Treat

 Oct. 25, 2023, 5-7 p.m.

 2751 Park View Court
Oxnard, CA 93036
Free, may reach capacity,

RSVPs are required, and additional details about the event can be found on

Halloween Happenings

October 28, 2021,

Oxnard Public Library, Meeting Room B
Oxnard, CA

Come in costume as spooky stories are read and kids can pin the face on the pumpkin, stir the cauldron and look for silly ghosts.


Oxnard Halloween Haunt in the Park

October 26, 2019, 4-7 p.m.

Plaza Park, Downtown Oxnard
500 S. C Street
Oxnard, CA

Trick-or-Treat Village
Games, tricks and goodies
Free activities
Bounce houses
Face painting
Music and themed movie clips

Kids can come dressed in their costumes and participate in a contest to win prizes. Registration for costume contest available on-site. The contests and event are produced by Oxnard Downtown Management District.


Sugar Skull, the Musical

November 2, 2019, 6 p.m.

Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center
800 Hobson Way
Oxnard, CA

Celebrate DIA DE LOS MUERTOS with guest artists and altars, vendors, nonprofit exhibitors, family-friendly activities, face painting, and an epic show in the theater with SUGAR SKULL, A Dia de Los Muertos Musical Adventure! Sugar Skull is a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Dia de los Muertos. Featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers, this colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.

Heritage Square Halloween Pop-up

October 28-29, 2023, 4-9 p.m.

Historic Heritage Square
715 South A Street
Downtown Oxnard, CA

Last year it was called Halloween Haunt in the Park. This year the Downtown it calling it a Pop-up.

Costume Contest 
Craft Stations

Halloween Trunk Or Treat Spooktacular

October 23, 2023, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Oxnard Police Station
251 South C street
Oxnard, CA

Oxnard Police Department Halloween Spooktacular is on the way! Community groups and company are participating in the Trunk or Treat and will hand out candy from their decorated car trunks filled with Halloween themes.

Oxnard Fall Festival

October 21, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Plaza Park
500 S. B Street
Oxnard, CA
Phone: (805)377-5828

Fall-themed activities including a Halloween carnival area, fun contests, food vendors and an area dedicated to Dia de Muertos holiday.

Halloween Monster Ball

October 28, 2023, 6-10 p.m.

Strey Cellars
951 North Rice Avenue
Oxnard, CA
Free, no cover, age 21+,
(551) 404-4044

Howl at the moon with Ignition playing live. Costume Contest and Prizes, Food Trucks, and wine you can purchase in the barrel room where the party takes place.  Ventura County's  most requested cover plays favorites from the 60s to the 2000s. 

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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