10 Events to Not Miss this March
Spring time is already here, can you believe it? With the month of March comes the blossoming of flowers (including the famous Flower Fields!) and the return of some of Oceanside’s iconic monthly events including the ever popular First Friday: Art Walk! March truly is one of the most beautiful times to be in Oceanside, and the countless fun events and activities taking place throughout the month make it an ideal time to come and visit. In addition, this year we are excited to have the Pan American Beach Handball Championships taking place right here on our Harbor Beach sand! So no matter what you’re looking to do or see, Oceanside has you covered this spring!
To see the rest of the events taking place this month and beyond be sure to visit the Oceanside Event Calendar.
What: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are back! From March 1st – May 13th, come to Carlsbad Ranch and take in the beautiful sights and smells that come from over 50 acres of vibrant blooming flowers! Parking is free, and admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 60+, and $8 for children 3-10. Additional group tours, season passes, and wagon rides are also available to purchase. Special events such as concerts and workshops will be taking place throughout the time the fields are open
When: March 1st – May 13th, 9am-6pm
Where: Carlsbad Ranch, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
More Info: The Flower Fields Calendar of Events
What: Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of downtown Oceanside. This special First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk will showcase live performances, music, poetry, art education, and pop-up galleries and more, all displayed in and around the SpringHill Suites hotel. Admission is free and open to the public.
When: Friday, March 2nd, 5-9pm
Where: SpringHill Suites Oceanside, 110 N Myers St, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk
What: Join Oceanside Adventures and Beach House Winery on the first Saturday of every month for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard a luxurious catamaran through the beautiful Oceanside Harbor. The cruise features an appetizer platter and three tastes of wines from Beach House Winery. Cost is $39 per person, 21 and over only.
When: Saturday, March 3rd, 5pm-6:30pm
Where: Oceanside Adventures, 256 Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Adventures Harbor Wine Cruises
What: The U.S. Navy Tenors will be performing a FREE concert RAIN OR SHINE right here in Oceanside!
When: Sunday, March 4th, 3pm-4:30pm
Where: Civic Center Plaza, 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
What: The USA Beach Handball team is coming to Oceanside Harbor to compete in the 2018 Pan American Beach Handball Championships! This championship will feature teams from North America, South America and Central America playing for the title of Pan American Beach Handball Champion. Both men’s and women’s teams will be competing, with the USA men’s team being the defending champions. Featured teams will represent Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico and the USA. Both Brazilian teams, men and women, have won world championships several times in recent years. This tournament is free to all spectators! The best 4 teams on both the men’s and women’s side advance to the World Championships in Russia, July 2018.
When: Thursday, March 8th through Sunday, March 11th
Where: Oceanside Harbor Beach, 1200 N Pacific Street Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Beach Handball
What: The locally organized South O Walkabout is a monthly walking event that showcases our localvore beach community and its’ unique shops and restaurants. This monthly event encourages attendees to discover the unique shopping and dining experiences offered in South Oceanside. So come eat, drink, shop, and Walk; Good Vibes only! The theme for this March South O Walkabout is “Shake your Shamrock”!
When: Wednesday, March 14th, 5-8pm
Where: South Oceanside – The Walkabout footprint is the shopping district in South O. On the south end it starts at Urge Gastropub and extends north to the Privateer Marketplace on Whaley St. The easy walk is about .4 miles each way.
What: Robert Rauschenberg used his artistic genius to creatively combine multiple images into a single cohesive work. Processes such as frottage, collage, assemblage, and printmaking will be taught and demonstrated by Robin Douglas so that each participant has the opportunity to create and take home their own contemporary masterpiece. All supplies provided including drinks and appetizers. Price is $40 for OMA members, $50 for visitors.
When: Thursday, March 15th, 6-8pm
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Museum of Art
What: A challenging mountain bike race featuring varied terrain, elevation and panoramic views aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton near Oceanside. This challenging mountain bike race offers Marines and Civilians alike a 15 or 25 mile course with 600 feet of elevation, varied terrain and panoramic views aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, neighboring Oceanside. This race also features a 1 Mile Kids Ride for the pint size Hard Corps athletes (Ages 6 and up).
When: Saturday, March 17th, All Day
Where: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California
More Info: Hell Fire Fat Tire
What: The community-wide “Big Read” program is back in Oceanside! Every year one special book is selected to be the center of a reading program that includes open discussions and events centered around the book throughout the city. This year’s selected book for the reading program is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Station Eleven is an audacious, darkly glittering story set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse. A fictional swine flu pandemic, known as the “Georgia Flu”, has devastated the world, killing most of the population. The spellbinding story follows a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of civilization, risking everything for art and humanity. Events include book giveaways at the Oceanside Museum of Art, Scholar Panel Discussions at MiraCosta College, an Escape Room and more!
When: March 17th – April 15th, times and days vary
Where: Oceanside CA
What: Come enjoy a FREE family friendly event from 10am – 11am on Saturday March 31st, 2018. There will be designated egg hunt areas as well as various prizes, a meet and greet with the Easter Bunny, and a magic show for the whole family to enjoy! This event is free for children ages 3-11.
When: Saturday, March 31st, 10-11am
Where: Mance Buchanon Park, Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd. Oceanside CA
More Info: Oceanside Easter Egg Hunt