Jun 6 2014
Oxnard Salsa Festival July 26 & 27, 2014

Spicy food, hot music and Oxnard’s cool ocean breezes are on the menu for the 21st Annual Oxnard Salsa Festival, July 26 & 27, 2014 in Oxnard, California. Plaza Park is the place for a two-day celebration of everything salsa – the food, the music, and the dance. You can taste it, you can dance it, and you can even take it home! Free admission and parking… it’s Southern California’s HOTTEST Summer Event! Watch Video

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Become a Festival Vendor!

If your expertise is providing such offerings as spicy foods, cool treats, colorful merchandise, or unique artisan products, the Festival offers a terrific opportunity for vendors to reach hungry, happy consumers. Products like hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, one-of-a-kind fashions, garden art, home décor, children’s boutique items, hats and sunglasses are always top sellers. Visit the Vendor Center

Enjoy the Benefits of Sponsorship

From Zesty to Sizzling Hot – The Oxnard Salsa Festival offers a variety of sponsor opportunities to meet your budget and marketing goals! Benefits to sponsors include access to high-volume pedestrian traffic, promotion through the Festival’s marketing campaign, the opportunity to be part of a “feel good” community event, and the chance to engage with a multicultural, family-friendly audience. Learn More!

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The Festival Celebrates

“Lucky 21” Years of Salsa!

July 26-27, 2014

Come celebrate 21 years of the Oxnard Salsa Festival and enjoy the food, music, and dance of salsa – at Southern California’s HOTTEST summer event! Presented by the Oxnard Downtowners, the Festival is an award-winning celebration packed with exciting music, amazing salsa dancing, flavorful food, and terrific family fun.

Night Kick-Off Concert on
July 25
Featuring the


The festivities begin Friday, July 25 at Plaza Park with The Oxnard Salsa Orchestra, ‘OSO.” This all-star salsa band is led by Oxnard percussionist Raul Rico Jr. As musician, producer, radio programmer and bandleader, Rico has been involved in various aspects of Latin music for over 40 years. The vast musical repertoire of OSO consists of classic and ‘old school’ salsa music focusing on the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Featuring Candi Sosa and Ruben L. Palazuelos on lead vocals and Oscar Hernandez on piano.

Weekend Entertainment Lineup

We’ve locked in some of the hottest acts in Southern California for this year’s main stage lineup.

Saturday, July 26

11:00 to 1:00
Distinctive, powerful sounds with rich percussive rhythms, remarkably unique vocals, and robust brassy horns.

2:00 to 4:00: Sabor Latino Orchestra
Among the most accomplished performers of the golden era of the Mambo Kings, New York Salsa, and Afro-Cuban music.

4:45 to 6:45:  Yari Moré Latin Band
Yari has shared the stage with the biggest names in the salsa world for over 20 years.

Sunday, July 27
11:00 to 1:00: Conjunto Afro Son
Bobby Escoto III is considered one of the prominent bongo and conga players in salsa in his hometown of L.A.

2:00 to 4:00: Orquesta Tabaco y Ron
An exciting “big-band” orchestra whose high-energy, hard-edged brand of salsa music is the perfect way to dance the afternoon away.

4:45 to 6:45: Janeen Puente
Featuring Janeen Puente, granddaughter of the late legendary Tito Puente.

Thank you to our new and returning sponsors!
It’s not too late to join as a sponsor! Contact Ruth Ballin at sponsorships@oxnardsalsafestival.com for info.

Academy of Arts & Science * Amtrak CA Lottery * Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc. * Danmer Custom Shutters * Digital Satellite Zone * Geico * Humana * Kalani Chiropractic * Lifetime Cookware * Lovie’s Latin Studio * Mammoth Pro Audio * Oxnard Downtown Management District * Pacific View * Parentclick.com * PizzaMan Dan * Navy Federal Credit Union *  Rabobank * Rex Goliath Wines * State Farm * Vacation Village Resorts * Verengo Solar * Whole Foods Oxnard

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