Just southeast of the Santa Clara River and Ventura lies Oxnard. Home to fabulous beach communities, cultural restaurants, shopping areas, entertainment venues and agricultural centers. Attractions include the Carnegie Art Museum, Heritage Square, the Performing Arts Center, Fisherman’s Wharf, Oxnard Beach Park, and the Channel Islands Harbor. With a deep rooted agricultural history founded on sugar beets in the late 1800s, Oxnard thrives today with production of strawberries, peppers, celery, citrus, and many other crops. The California Strawberry Festival in May has gained popularity every year since the early eighties. A diversity of neighborhoods, outdoor activities, and exciting things to see and do bring more and more residents to Oxnard every year.