Notable Oceanside Events

Oceanside plays host to a great number of events throughout the year, so its hard to pick just a couple.  But we did anyway.

Listed below are some of the bigger city events that occur in Oceanside throughout the year.

For the current event calendar, including city and user submitted events, check out the OsideAlive.com Oceanside Event Calendar

Major Oceanside Events

Antiques on Mission

An annual festival on Mission Avenue with antiques, collectibles, and some live entertainment.

Who, where, when?
  • Where: Mission Avenue
  • When: Annual, September
  • Provided By: MainStreet Oceanside
  • Contact: (760) 754-4512

Event Information

The annual Oceanside Antiques on Mission celebrates the history of our lovely coastal town with local and regional antiques, many of which are particular to wonderful Southern California.  Crowds throng booths of great keepsakes and heirlooms offered by locals and regional vendors.  Entertainment is often offered to provide a little extra to this great free event.


Dia de Los Muertos

The Day of the Dead (Día de los Difuntos or Día de los Muertos in Spanish) is a holiday celebrated mainly in Mexico and the Mexican immigrant community living in the United States, with variations of it also observed in other Latin American countries and other parts of the world. The Mexican celebration occurs on November 1 (All Saints’ Day) and November 2 (All Souls’ Day).

Who, where, when?

  • Where: Pier View Way
  • When: Annual, Oct
  • Provided By: MainStreet Oceanside
  • Contact: (760) 754-4512

Event Information

Though the subject matter may be considered morbid from the perspective of some other cultures, celebrants typically approach the Day of the Dead joyfully, and though it occurs roughly at the same time as Halloween, All Saints’ Day and All Souls Day, the traditional mood is much brighter with emphasis on celebrating and honoring the lives of the deceased, and celebrating the continuation of life; the belief is not that death is the end, but rather the beginning of a new stage in life. In Mexico and Mexican immigrant communities in the United States and Europe, the Day of the Dead is of particular cultural importance.


Oceanside Days of Art

Oceanside Days of Art is the annual celebration of local artists in all mediums along Oceanside’s Pier View Way.
 

Who, where, when?

  • Where: Pier View Way
  • When: Annual, April
  • Provided By: Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation
  • Contact: (760) 722 - 1534

Event Information

The Oceanside Days of Art is the annual celebration of the visual and performings arts presented by the Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation. The artists are primarily local and feature works of art in all mediums, from glass and sculpture to photography and watercolors, and also include exhibitions of local performing arts groups. Held on beautiful Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside, there are activities and events for all ages - younger visitors have a blast at the Hands-On Art Area. In addition to delighting the eyes, many of the works of art are also available for purchase.


Oceanside Harbor Days

Oceanside Harbor Days is the annual gathering of vendors, artists, and family-oriented entertainment at the Oceanside Harbor.

Who, where, when?

  • Where: Oceanside Harbor
  • When: Annually in September
  • Provided By: Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
  • Contact: (760) 722 - 1534

Event Information

Provided by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, Oceanside Harbor Days is a 2 day extravaganza falling in mid September. Sponsored by vendors from both Oceanside and San Diego county, Harbor Days features numerous activities for families, locals, and visitors alike. This year’s Harbor days featured the Mayor’s Cup Regatta sailing competition, a Fishing Derby, the Nail & Sail craft building and sailing competition, live music, a beauty pageant, a talent show, and a children’s area. It also featured many local restauranteurs selling everything from Philly cheesesteaks to kebabs.


Oceanside Freedom Days Parade

Who, where, when?

  • Where: Coast Avenue Highway 101
  • When: Annualy, July
  • Provided By: Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
  • Contact: 760-754-4512

Event Information

The annual fourth of July celebration including floats and a parade, with various vendors and games near the Oceanside Pier.  When the sun goes down, Fourth of July fireworks entertain the crowds on the beach.

Posted

05/26/2010 - 4:20pm