Military Exhibits and Celebrations
With its close proximity to one of the largest military bases on the West Coast, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside has a unique connection to the United States Military as well as a profound respect for all that they do for the country. That connection brings about wonderful and diverse opportunities to honor and recognize the military as not only Memorial Day approaches, but also the 75th Anniversary of Camp Pendleton. Be sure to take the time and visit the following military exhibits and events taking place here in Oceanside.
Oceanside Museum of Art – “Healing Journeys: Veterans And Artists Unite”
What: Oceanside’s very own Museum of Art has announced their newest exhibit titled “Healing Journeys: Veterans & Artists Unite”. This exhibit invites veterans and active duty military, artists, visitors, and the rest of the community to explore veteran’s issues and the healing journey they take through the media of art. Healing Journeys encompasses three different exhibits, Ted Meyer: Scarred For Life, Meaning In Bronze, and A Time to Heal. Admission to the Oceanside Museum of Art is free for active military and their family members, as well as children under 18. For more information visit Healing Journeys.
Ted Meyer: Scarred For Life: May 27th – September 17th 2017
Meaning in Bronze: May 27th – October 8th 2017
A Time to Heal: July 29 – October 8 2017
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside CA 92054
Oceanside Public Library – “War Comes Home: The Legacy”
What: The traveling exhibit “War Comes Home: The Legacy” will be making a stop in Oceanside! This exhibit features private correspondence from almost every major conflict the United States has taken part in, offering an intimate perspective into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon a soldier’s homecoming throughout multiple different periods in history.
When: Through Saturday, June 17th, 2017
Where: Civic Center Library, 330 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
California Surf Museum – “China Beach-Surfing During the Vietnam War and the Healing Power of Wave Riding.”
What: The California Surf Museum is proud to announce the opening of its newest exhibit, “China Beach-Surfing During the Vietnam War and the Healing Power of Wave Riding.” This exhibit highlights Veteran’s surfing experiences during the Vietnam War at various in-country R&R spots including the famous China Beach, as well as how surfing served as a healing mechanism for Veterans returning from their service. Check out our Facebook Live tour to see the launch of the California Surf Museum’s exhibit in detail.
When: May 29th – January 1st, 10am – 4pm
Where: 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
Hard Corps Race Series – Marine Corps Mud Run
What: As part of Camp Pendleton’s 75th anniversary taking place this year, the Hard Corps Race Series continues with the Marine Corps Mud Run on June 10th and 11th. This race is open to the public, free to spectate, and features challenging 10K and 5K runs with rolling hills, river crossings, two 5-foot walls, three massive mud pits, tunnels, slippery hill, a cargo climb and much more! Participants experience a day in Marine Corps life hanging with the few and the proud. In addition to the race there will be food, live music, muddy merchants, family fun activities, beer, Marine Corps displays and the Mud Run Store for you to enjoy.
When: Saturday June 10th and Sunday June 11th, All Day
Where: O’Neill Lake, Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA 92058