HOT News from the Oxnard Salsa Festival

Aerial view of pagoda and Festival.

Aerial view of pagoda and Festival.

Spice up the summer with the 21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, July 26th and 27th at Plaza Park, Fifth and ‘B’ Streets in downtown Oxnard. Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, the festival features everything salsa – the food, the music and the dance.

The celebration gets underway with a special ‘Friday Night Kick-off Concert’ on July 25th (paid concert) introducing the Oxnard Salsa Orchestra led by Raul Rico Jr. from 7 to 9pm. The momentum continues when six electrifying salsa and Latin bands take to the stage, playing continuously throughout the weekend.

The Salsa Tasting Tent showcases 22 different exhibitors ranging from local restaurants to gourmet salsa purveyors and specialty grocers. Tent admission is just $5, which includes fresh Mission Food tortilla chips and 10 tasting tickets!

Other Festival highlights include marketplace shopping, an expanded Kids Korner, salsa recipe contest, and salsa dance performers. The popular ‘Dancing with our Community Stars Dance Contest & Charity Fundraiser’ is a crowd favorite taking place on Sunday at 1pm.

The Festival Marketplace is filled with 150 food, craft and retail exhibitors including hand-made jewelry, pottery, tropical clothing, toys, potted succulents, gourmet sauces & spices and more. Two international food courts offer authentic Mexican cuisine and Festival favorites!

The 21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival is sponsored by Gold Coast Broadcasting, Bud Light, Mission Foods, Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ventura County Star, and many other generous community partners.

For Festival information, call 805-247-0197, or visit

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