Port of Hueneme: Committed to Community

Community engagement at the Port entails educating and informing the local community about Port operations and the economic and environmental impacts associated with goods movement. Celebrating this commitment to environmental stewardship and the Port’s role as an economic engine for the region is an important component of the Port’s outreach activities. Community engagement also adds a level of transparency that local communities have come to expect from public agencies and is part of being a valued neighbor.


Connecting with our Community is Essential

The Port of Hueneme hosts and supports numerous local events and organizations to foster awareness and advance the quality of life for the community.

Port Supported Events and Organizations include:

  • Port of Hueneme Banana Festival
  • Local Schools (Elementary, Secondary, University and Technical)
  • Mixteco/Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP)
  • American Heart Association Heart Walk
  • Animo Theater Company
  • Caregivers
  • Channel Island Maritime Museum
  • City of Oxnard – Heritage Square Concert Series
  • Oxnard Downtowners – Christmas Paradework
  • Diversity Collective
  • El Concilio Del Condado de Ventura
  • Focus on the Masters
  • FOODshare
  • Friends of the Bard
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • ILWU – Alex’s Lemonade Cancer Walk
  • Latin Business Association
  • Mariachi Festival
  • Mission Produce Foundation
  • Naturipe Charity Golf Tournament
  • Navy League
  • New West Symphony Association
  • O’ My Theater
  • Oxnard Jazz Festival
  • Oxnard Knights of Columbus
  • Oxnard Police Activity League
  • Red Cross of Ventura County
  • Santa to the Sea – 5K Run
  • United Way of Ventura County
  • Ventura County Ag Week
  • Ventura County Star – Food and Wine Festival
  • Veteran Farmers of America

Community Engagement

Go to our Port tour page to find out more about tours for students.

The annual Banana Festival was first held in 2012 and attracted over 11,000 participants. This family oriented and highly anticipated event provides a chance for the community to experience The Port with tours, arts and crafts, educational displays, and maritime related experiences, all while enjoying one of the Port’s largest imports — bananas!

The Port offers an award-winning 12-week Global Trade & Logistics class for Oxnard Union High School District students and partners with local universities to develop maritime education programs. Read More

In conjunction with local businesses and Port partners, The Port offers hosts an annual MAST Expo with local STEM/STEAM student engagement. Read More

Internships are also available through the Port. Read More

The Port is a member of and supports many local organizations including:

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