Roddy Browning

Summertime Wine and At-Home Pickling

Roddy Browning, owner of Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen and the author of our new culinary series “86 the Hot Tea,” offers insight from his experience owning a popular restaurant and farm, with over 20 years of combined experience in wine studies to give an inside look into seasonal food and wine. This month Roddy gives his choice of two great affordable summertime wines, as well as information about pickling left over produce to get the most out of your personal garden.

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Least Tern Batiquitos

San Diego County Summer Birding

The Summer Months in San Diego County bring about fantastic opportunities for birders to observe the local breeding grounds filled with new families of various species, including the endangered California Least Tern. As the Summer continues so does the excitement, with the post-breeding diffusion often resulting in unusual species sightings!

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Oceanside Art Events

With talented local artists putting out fantastic work, Oceanside businesses happy to show the art off, passionate locals pushing art as a priority, and a strong foundation of established art institutes and museums, Oceanside has developed a diverse and welcoming art community that is here to stay! So grab a friend, your significant other, or even your kids and check out these amazing Oceanside art events!

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San Diego County Fair Tripper

Take the Train to the Fairgrounds: San Diego County Fair

The San Diego County Fair is back! As one of San Diego’s most popular summer time events you do not want to miss the fun and festivities! With exciting and thrilling rides, excellent food, live music and concerts, contests, exhibits, petting zoo’s, and more there is sure to be something for everyone. Check out our helpful tips on how to best experience the fair and get there from right here in Oceanside!

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RAAM-Support-Vehicle

Have you seen the RAAM Vans?

Over the next several days you will begin to see vehicles covered in stickers and decals, some even with speakers attached to the roof of the vehicles. You may ask yourself what is going on?, but have no fear! These are the RAAM vans! They are the support vehicles for the participants of Race Across America (RAAM) and Race Across the West (RAW) and will be traveling with the riders as they make their way from Oceanside, CA to their final destinations of either Annapolis, MD or Durango, CO

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Hard Corps Race Series-Becky Mintz (2012)

Hard Corps Race Series? Challenge Accepted!!!

Oceanside is home to several fitness challenges a year, but did you know that there are an additional seven endurance events held annually on neighboring Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton? Many people are familiar with the Marine Corps Mud Run, but in addition to that, the Hard Corp Race Series (HCRS) has a variety of other events that are compiled of running, cycling, and water challenges that take the traditional fitness challenge to the next level. We sat down with Becky Mintz, an athlete and HCRS participant, to ask her why she chooses to include the HCRS events in her annual training schedule.

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World Famous Mud Run_ Camp Pendleton

10 Can’t Miss Events Happening in June

With summer unofficially kicking-off on Memorial Day weekend, we are excited for all of the fun events scheduled for June right here in Oceanside (and a few honorable mentions happening around San Diego County). As the weather starts to heat up, think of Oceanside as your cool Southern California beach escape. Whether you enjoy live music and games, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in the diverse cultures present in Oceanside, enjoy a free movie at the Pier, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the waves go by Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of 10 must see events taking place this month.

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California Welcome Center, Oceanside, Visitor Center, Information Center

Volunteer Corner: Summer Tips From the California Welcome Center

We are often asked for recommendations on a number of things from those visiting wonderful North San Diego County; with such a diverse and thriving area there is certainly no shortage of things to do! The best place to get those questions answered is always the California Welcome Center here in Oceanside, with 60+ volunteers that operate the center and encounter these questions daily there is a wealth of great information there. To highlight this we are launching Volunteer Corner, bringing you ideas and suggestions from our wonderful knowledgeable volunteers.

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Beach Soccer Championship

Events to Plan For in The Month of May

May is here, one of the most beautiful months of the year in Oceanside and a perfect time to visit and experience everything this beach city has to offer. Whether you enjoy live music and gourmet food, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in a Pulitzer Prize winning classic at the theatre, rock out to music and get covered in vibrant colors, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the Beach Soccer Championships, Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of wonderful events like these that you can experience during May in Oceanside.

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