Hueneme Beach Festival
After a several year hiatus and its cancellation in 2020 because of the pandemic, the City of Port Hueneme in partnership with the nonprofit REACH is hosting the Hueneme Beach Festival, Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Admission is free. The public can enjoy live music on two stages, fair-style carnival rides and games, local vendor booths and a variety of food and drink. Carnival rides for all ages and will stay open late from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday night.
Live entertainment on the Main Stage includes Latin hip-hop band Ozomatli; veteran rockers together known as Think; eight-piece funk and soul group Diggin Dirt; reggae band Arise Roots; Fausto Cuevas Y La Moderna performing salsa music; and Los Angeles-based rock band LAW. The Community Stage will feature performances by a mix of local bands from Ventura County.
Adjacent to the festival, professional and aspiring amateur artists will create elaborate chalk designs at a Chalk Art Exhibition. Young budding artists can try their hand at chalk art at the Kids Chalk Zone. The Sand Sculpture Contest, staged daily at the water’s edge, will have professional and amateur teams competing for cash prizes. Sign up on the festival website.
Proceeds from the festival will go toward helping REACH continue to provide financial support to recreational, cultural and educational activities in Port Hueneme. Festival location: 550 E. Surfside Dr. in Port Hueneme. Parking is $10. Information: huenemebeachfestival.org.
550 E. Surfside Dr.
Port Hueneme, CA 93041