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Oxnard Tamale FestivalMultidisciplinary

The annual Oxnard Tamale Festival, held in conjunction with the Oxnard Christmas Parade in downtown Oxnard, will feature authentic home-style tamales served by local restaurants and vendors.

The festival will include tamale making demonstrations, eating contest, live mariachi music from Oxnard High School and local group Inlakech, raffles, arts & crafts for kids, and a visit by Santa Claus.


Proceeds of the Oxnard Tamale Festival go towards supporting local non-profits and recreation projects that serve over 100,000 of our youth each year. The event has also established a scholarship fund for Oxnard City Corps members that attend or plan to attend Oxnard College.


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Occurs in: December

Festival Location: Plaza Park; 500 South C Street Oxnard, CA 93030

Contact Information:
City of Oxnard Recreation and Community Services
Ernest Stein - Event Coordinator
500 South C Street, Oxnard, CA 93033

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