July Events in Oceanside
Summer in Southern California is in full swing making Oceanside the perfect place to escape the heat while enjoying a spectacular beach getaway! Chock-full of fun activities and events that will keep you coming back for more, Oceanside offers a unique blend of family-friendly, artistic, musical, entertaining, and adventurous things to do that are pure O’side! To help you plan out your next visit check out our list of events that give you an idea of what you can experience this July along the sunny coast. To view all of July’s events and everything else in the pipeline visit our Oceanside Event Calendar.
What: Every Sunday in July come to Oceanside’s Heritage Park for a FREE Summer Concert filled with a variety of different performances and entertainment for you to enjoy!
When: July 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th – 4pm-6pm
Where: Heritage Park, 220 Peyri Drive Oceanside, CA 92057
More Info: FREE Summer Concert Series
What: The First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk will be celebrating our nation’s Independence alongside Oceanside’s thriving arts and culture scene in this month’s “Stars and Arts” themed Art Walk! Enjoy live performances, music, dancing, pop-up art galleries with local artists, and more! Admission to all venues is free and open to the public.
When: Friday, July 7th, 5-9pm
Where: Downtown Oceanside
More Info: First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk
What: The Samoan Cultural Festival returns to Oceanside with the main event being held on July 8th beginning at 3:30pm at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater. This event is open to the public, will include traditional dancing, live music and performances, cultural competitions, food and local vendors, and more so don’t miss it!
When: Saturday, July 8th, 3:30pm
Where: Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre, 200 North Strand Oceanside, CA 92054
What: The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division is offering a new and exciting program called “Moonlight Paddle,” where you will get the chance to enjoy the beauty and romance of Oceanside’s Harbor from the vantage point of kayaks under the moonlight! Beginners are welcome as there will be a short kayaking lesson prior to launching in the water at the Oceanside Outdoor Aquatic Recreation Building (across from the Small Fishing Pier at the Oceanside Harbor). Please bring a change of clothes, as your clothing may get wet while paddling. The Recreation Division will be providing all the supplies needed. Pre-registration is required, please visit www.oceansiderec.com, or call (760) 435-5041.
When: Saturday, July 8th, 8pm-10pm
Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
More Info: Moonlight Paddle at the Harbor
What: The locally organized South O Walkabout is a monthly walking event that showcases the beach community and its’ unique shops and restaurants. This monthly event will be encouraging walkers to discover the unique shopping and dining experiences offered in South Oceanside so come eat, drink, shop, and Walk!
When: Wednesday, July 12th, 5-8pm
Where: South Oceanside; The Walkabout footprint starts at Urge Gastropub and extends north to the Privateer on Whaley St. The easy walk is about .4 miles each way.
More Info: How to Experience the South O Walkabout
What: The Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Academy presents Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr! Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film, this performance takes a look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
When: July 14th & 15th, 7pm. July 15th & 16th, 2pm.
Where: The Brooks Theater, 219 North Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054
More Info: The Little Mermaid, Jr.
What: Comic-Con International returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2017, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 19. 2017 marks the 48th year for the show, making it the country’s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention. Looking for hotels near Comic Con? Consider staying in Oceanside where you can ride the train to Downtown San Diego and avoid the traffic and astronomical parking fees! To reach Comic-Con via train from here in Oceanside head over to the Oceanside Transit Center in Downtown Oceanside and purchase the RegionPlus Day Pass for $12 at ticket vending machines or via the NCTD mobile app Compass Cloud. These passes cover all-day usage of the COASTER, SPRINTER, BREEZE, as well as MTS Trolley and buses.
When: July 19th-23rd, All Day
Where: San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
More Info: Comic-Con International: San Diego
What: Come to the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater (south of the Oceanside Pier) before sunset to enjoy a FREE movie right next to the beach! Moana will begin at sunset (approximately 8pm).
When: Saturday, July 22nd, 8pm
Where: Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre, 200 The Strand North, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
More Info: FREE Movie at the Oceanside Pier
What: Come to the Old Mission San Luis Rey Wednesday 6-9pm and experience Oceanside’s food scene in a historical landmark, the largest of all the 21 California missions! This food festival will be featuring the best local restaurants, breweries, and wineries around so you don’t want to miss it.
When: Wednesday, July 26th, 6pm-9pm
Where: Old Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Avenue Oceanside, CA 92057
More Info: Old Mission San Luis Rey Feast
What: The Oceanside Museum of Art in collaboration with Art n Soul on 101 and Visit Oceanside present Art Mart on the Terrace, a new monthly pop-up market featuring unique local artist made creations centered around a theme. In addition, the Art Mart coincides with the Sunset Market down the street making for a great night out filled with shopping, food, and entertainment.
This month come to the Art Mart on the Terrace for one of a kind art crafted around the theme of gardens and the outdoors.
When: Thursday, July 27th, 5pm-8pm
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Art Mart on the Terrace
What: The largest and only televised women’s surf contest in the world takes place right here in Oceanside, California! Supergirl Pro includes three days of surfing heats that lead to head-to-head competition between the world’s best female surfers. In addition there will be a festival village complete with live entertainment, vendors, activities, contests, concerts, seminars, and more all weekend long.
When: July 28th-30th, All Day
Where: Oceanside Pier, The Strand N, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Supergirl Surf Pro