Oxnard College will host its inaugural Family Festival on Sunday, May 1st, 2022 from Noon - 3pm. This family-friendly event is FREE and open to the community; it will take place in front of the college’s Performing Arts Building and in tandem with the Oxnard College Foundation’s weekly Community Market.

“We look forward to welcoming families and friends of Oxnard College to our beautiful campus for a day of festivities and fun,” shared Luis Sanchez, president of Oxnard College. “We hope to grow this event into an annual tradition so that young children can begin thinking about college from an early age and so our community can learn about Oxnard College’s award-winning programs.”

The festival will include activities for all age groups, including a Kids Zone, live music and dance, food trucks and retail vendors through the Oxnard College Foundation’s Community Market. The Kids Zone will include face painting, jolly jumps, carnival games, train rides around the campus, and even a fire truck for children to visit. There will also be live entertainment, including music, poetry, and dance.

Oxnard College will also showcase its award-winning programs and host an Open House for its “Little Condors” Child Development Center, which provides childcare services (ages 3-5) for local families. The campus is home to several awards, including the prestigious 2020 Bellwether College Consortium Award given to its Fire Academy, with its Dental Hygiene Program included as a runner-up. Oxnard College has also been recognized among the Aspen Institute’s top 150 community colleges in the nation and named an Equity Champion by the Campaign for College Opportunity for its work supporting Latino student transfers. Recently, the college was named Ventura County’s only Top STEM School for Hispanics by The Hispanic Outlook in Education Magazine.

The OC Family Festival will also include the Oxnard College Foundation’s Community Market, which takes place every Sunday from 8am to 3pm in the campus parking lot near the gym (throughout parking lots H and F). The Community Market includes a wide range of food trucks and retail vendors, and raises funds for student scholarships, college services and programs, and other projects in support of the college.

The event will be covered live by 102.9 FM Radio Lazer and 96.7 FM La Mejor. Parking is free and will be available along Rose Avenue and in marked parking lots around the campus. For additional information, contact the college’s director of outreach and marketing, James Schuelke, at jschuelke@vcccd.edu or 805-678-5275.

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