Trek N’ Treat: Annual Walkathon

2nd Annual Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast event in Oceanside on November 5
Features More Great Cuisine, 2-Day Expo and a New Century Ride
Cyclists usually look for great food after they get home from cycling events, but that’s all changed with the second year of Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast, set for Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Oceanside Pier.

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This unique event – featuring 7, 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile bicycle rides along the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and through the spectacular San Diego North County beach towns — has again joined forces with Main Street Oceanside (MSO) to provide participants and spectators with an array of culinary delights at the Taste The Coast festival that will surround the start and finish of the bike tour at Oceanside Pier.

MSO, producers of the weekly Farmers and Sunset Markets, will bring in a range of popular local food providers from their weekly markets. Booths will offer a wide variety of choices, ranging from handmade ice cream, street tacos and hamburgers to Mediterranean, Philippine and Cuban cuisine. Meanwhile, music, a beer garden and a sports expo in the beachside bandshell area will provide a lively festival atmosphere that received rave reviews in 2010. This year’s event extends the Expo, Food & Music to Friday afternoon and early evening.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to experience the range of food and fun that Oceanside has to offer,” said Kim Heim, Director of MSO (www.msoceanside.com). “We are looking forward to the second year of a great event with a larger space and even more for people to taste.”

The Taste the Coast festival also features sports and fitness booths for both riders and spectators. Bike the Coast — Taste the Coast, produced by Event Media, Inc., has partnerships with the Oceanside Bicycle Committee and Main Street Oceanside along with Visit Oceanside. These groups are bringing together the cycling and business communities in Oceanside to promote bicycling and offer a fun day at the Oceanside Pier. Friday’s events run noon – 7:00pm and the Saturday Festival starts at 9:30 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m.

About Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast
Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast is a choice of 7, 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile bicycle rides starting and finishing with food, fun and music at the Oceanside Pier on Saturday, Nov. 5. The cycling courses include the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and San Diego’s North County beaches of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Proceeds from the ride support the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition — www.sdcbc.org — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in greater San Diego. For more information on Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast, including registration, sponsorship and expo information visit: www.bike-the-coast.com.

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Radical Reptiles & Creepy Crawlies for Tweens

2nd Annual Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast event in Oceanside on November 5
Features More Great Cuisine, 2-Day Expo and a New Century Ride
Cyclists usually look for great food after they get home from cycling events, but that’s all changed with the second year of Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast, set for Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Oceanside Pier.

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This unique event – featuring 7, 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile bicycle rides along the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and through the spectacular San Diego North County beach towns — has again joined forces with Main Street Oceanside (MSO) to provide participants and spectators with an array of culinary delights at the Taste The Coast festival that will surround the start and finish of the bike tour at Oceanside Pier.

MSO, producers of the weekly Farmers and Sunset Markets, will bring in a range of popular local food providers from their weekly markets. Booths will offer a wide variety of choices, ranging from handmade ice cream, street tacos and hamburgers to Mediterranean, Philippine and Cuban cuisine. Meanwhile, music, a beer garden and a sports expo in the beachside bandshell area will provide a lively festival atmosphere that received rave reviews in 2010. This year’s event extends the Expo, Food & Music to Friday afternoon and early evening.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to experience the range of food and fun that Oceanside has to offer,” said Kim Heim, Director of MSO (www.msoceanside.com). “We are looking forward to the second year of a great event with a larger space and even more for people to taste.”

The Taste the Coast festival also features sports and fitness booths for both riders and spectators. Bike the Coast — Taste the Coast, produced by Event Media, Inc., has partnerships with the Oceanside Bicycle Committee and Main Street Oceanside along with Visit Oceanside. These groups are bringing together the cycling and business communities in Oceanside to promote bicycling and offer a fun day at the Oceanside Pier. Friday’s events run noon – 7:00pm and the Saturday Festival starts at 9:30 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m.

About Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast
Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast is a choice of 7, 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile bicycle rides starting and finishing with food, fun and music at the Oceanside Pier on Saturday, Nov. 5. The cycling courses include the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and San Diego’s North County beaches of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Proceeds from the ride support the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition — www.sdcbc.org — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in greater San Diego. For more information on Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast, including registration, sponsorship and expo information visit: www.bike-the-coast.com.

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Oceanside Library Book Sale

2nd Annual Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast event in Oceanside on November 5
Features More Great Cuisine, 2-Day Expo and a New Century Ride
Cyclists usually look for great food after they get home from cycling events, but that’s all changed with the second year of Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast, set for Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Oceanside Pier.

{Image Source: http://bit.ly/H8cARl}

This unique event – featuring 7, 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile bicycle rides along the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and through the spectacular San Diego North County beach towns — has again joined forces with Main Street Oceanside (MSO) to provide participants and spectators with an array of culinary delights at the Taste The Coast festival that will surround the start and finish of the bike tour at Oceanside Pier.

MSO, producers of the weekly Farmers and Sunset Markets, will bring in a range of popular local food providers from their weekly markets. Booths will offer a wide variety of choices, ranging from handmade ice cream, street tacos and hamburgers to Mediterranean, Philippine and Cuban cuisine. Meanwhile, music, a beer garden and a sports expo in the beachside bandshell area will provide a lively festival atmosphere that received rave reviews in 2010. This year’s event extends the Expo, Food & Music to Friday afternoon and early evening.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to experience the range of food and fun that Oceanside has to offer,” said Kim Heim, Director of MSO (www.msoceanside.com). “We are looking forward to the second year of a great event with a larger space and even more for people to taste.”

The Taste the Coast festival also features sports and fitness booths for both riders and spectators. Bike the Coast — Taste the Coast, produced by Event Media, Inc., has partnerships with the Oceanside Bicycle Committee and Main Street Oceanside along with Visit Oceanside. These groups are bringing together the cycling and business communities in Oceanside to promote bicycling and offer a fun day at the Oceanside Pier. Friday’s events run noon – 7:00pm and the Saturday Festival starts at 9:30 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m.

About Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast
Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast is a choice of 7, 15, 25, 50 and 100-mile bicycle rides starting and finishing with food, fun and music at the Oceanside Pier on Saturday, Nov. 5. The cycling courses include the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and San Diego’s North County beaches of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Proceeds from the ride support the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition — www.sdcbc.org — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in greater San Diego. For more information on Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast, including registration, sponsorship and expo information visit: www.bike-the-coast.com.

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Oceanside Expands into Meeting Markets

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OCEANSIDE CONTINUES ITS EXPANSION INTO MEETINGS MARKET
WITH OPENING OF NEW COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT HOTEL

Oceanside, Calif.- October 2011- Though best known for its military roots and laid-back, surf culture, Oceanside, Calif. is quickly becoming a sought after Southern California coastal meetings destination with unique venues and accommodations ideally suited to groups. The opening of the newly constructed Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Oceanside on November 3 highlights the city’s continued growth as a competitive destination in the small meetings market.

“In the last few years, the city’s meetings offerings have grown tremendously,” said Leslee Gaul, CEO of Visit Oceanside. “Despite the tough economic climate, we continue to move forward with projects that help us cater to the meetings market and ultimately bring increased revenue and business to the city.”

Located in the emerging Rancho Del Oro business district, the new Courtyard Oceanside is close to area businesses, Camp Pendleton and the beaches. The hotel will feature 133 guest rooms and 9 suites. The hotel will have 64 double queen rooms, a feature typically in high demand by groups. The property’s Endless Summer ballroom, which can accommodate up to 160 guests, is ideal for large group functions. The Blue Crush Boardroom with seating for 12 is suited to executive retreats or intimate break-out sessions. The hotel also offers a pre-function foyer and creative outdoor space including a fire pit for break outs and receptions.

Courtyard Oceanside guests stay connected with complimentary wireless Internet in guest rooms, meeting rooms, the lobby and outdoor courtyard. The lobby also features media pods and GoBoard, an interactive informational display that allows visitors to explore the local area and attractions. The hotel restaurant, The Bistro®, brews fresh Starbucks coffee in the morning with made-to-order fresh breakfast and serves dinner and specialty cocktails in the evening. Other hotel amenities include a complimentary exercise room with high-tech cardio equipment and strength machines, on-site guest laundry and valet service.

The Courtyard Oceanside is just the latest addition to several new and improved Oceanside meeting venues including the neighboring Marriott Residence Inn that opened in 2007 and the Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort located across from the pier in downtown Oceanside. Other signature meeting spaces include the Quantum Learning Network’s North County Conference Center, which features 42,000 square feet, seven meeting rooms and a 10,500 square foot exhibit hall, the outdoor beach amphitheater near the Oceanside pier, and the Oceanside Museum of Art, which recently completed a lobby expansion that includes indoor/outdoor function space particularly suited to cocktail receptions. For executive retreats, the city’s impressive Mission San Luis Rey is another unique venue and offers peaceful and serene surroundings. For more information, visit www.mail-forward.org.

About Oceanside
Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is
considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic
Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside
To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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Run, Walk or Sail to Oceanside for Coastal Holiday Fun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RUN, WALK OR SAIL TO OCEANSIDE FOR COASTAL HOLIDAY FUN

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Oceanside, Calif.- October 11, 2011- Oceanside, Calif. delights in the holiday spirit this season with a lineup of festive events for visitors of all ages. From a the scenic turkey trot along the beach and dazzling parade of lights at the harbor to an enchanting holiday concert and electric downtown holiday street fair, this relaxed beach town will be a buzz with yuletide activity all season long.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011, 7 a.m.
Oceanside’s official kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now in its 6th year, the event is a family affair that benefits Oceanside schools and charities. Races include a 5 Mile, 5K and a 1-mile kid’s course. All courses provide scenic race routes along the Oceanside coastline. For more information, visit osideturkeytrot.com.
Oceanside Parade of Lights
December 10, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dress up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.

Holiday Sunset Market
Thursdays in December, 5-9 p.m.
The Sunset Market kicks off the holiday season in style with the City of Oceanside’s grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and cookies and milk will be served. During all five Thursdays in December, shoppers at the Sunset Market will be treated to the Downtown Holiday Gift Market with hundreds of unusual and exotic gift ideas from around the world. The Certified Farmers Market section features farm fresh produce and floral items plus a myriad of gourmet food items to take home for holiday parties. Strolling carolers add to the merriment. Kids are delighted by pony rides, face painters and a jump house. Sunset Market is located in downtown Oceanside at Pier View Way.
For information, contact Main Street Oceanside at (760) 754-4512 or visit www.msoceanside.com.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Oceanside Museum of Art
December 8, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
333 Pacific restaurant in Oceanside has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a dynamic jazz concert series featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines. The concert on December 8 will be holiday themed and feature a performance by Izzy Chait. Chait’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Once Upon A Time, was widely applauded for his fresh spin on the style and sound of jazz classics, and is considered to be his “magnum opus.” The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 or $20 for members of Oceanside Museum of Art. Call 760.435.3721 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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Memento Mori: Remember Your Mortality

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RUN, WALK OR SAIL TO OCEANSIDE FOR COASTAL HOLIDAY FUN

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Oceanside, Calif.- October 11, 2011- Oceanside, Calif. delights in the holiday spirit this season with a lineup of festive events for visitors of all ages. From a the scenic turkey trot along the beach and dazzling parade of lights at the harbor to an enchanting holiday concert and electric downtown holiday street fair, this relaxed beach town will be a buzz with yuletide activity all season long.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011, 7 a.m.
Oceanside’s official kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now in its 6th year, the event is a family affair that benefits Oceanside schools and charities. Races include a 5 Mile, 5K and a 1-mile kid’s course. All courses provide scenic race routes along the Oceanside coastline. For more information, visit osideturkeytrot.com.
Oceanside Parade of Lights
December 10, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dress up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.

Holiday Sunset Market
Thursdays in December, 5-9 p.m.
The Sunset Market kicks off the holiday season in style with the City of Oceanside’s grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and cookies and milk will be served. During all five Thursdays in December, shoppers at the Sunset Market will be treated to the Downtown Holiday Gift Market with hundreds of unusual and exotic gift ideas from around the world. The Certified Farmers Market section features farm fresh produce and floral items plus a myriad of gourmet food items to take home for holiday parties. Strolling carolers add to the merriment. Kids are delighted by pony rides, face painters and a jump house. Sunset Market is located in downtown Oceanside at Pier View Way.
For information, contact Main Street Oceanside at (760) 754-4512 or visit www.msoceanside.com.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Oceanside Museum of Art
December 8, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
333 Pacific restaurant in Oceanside has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a dynamic jazz concert series featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines. The concert on December 8 will be holiday themed and feature a performance by Izzy Chait. Chait’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Once Upon A Time, was widely applauded for his fresh spin on the style and sound of jazz classics, and is considered to be his “magnum opus.” The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 or $20 for members of Oceanside Museum of Art. Call 760.435.3721 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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Halloween Hi Jinks

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RUN, WALK OR SAIL TO OCEANSIDE FOR COASTAL HOLIDAY FUN

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Oceanside, Calif.- October 11, 2011- Oceanside, Calif. delights in the holiday spirit this season with a lineup of festive events for visitors of all ages. From a the scenic turkey trot along the beach and dazzling parade of lights at the harbor to an enchanting holiday concert and electric downtown holiday street fair, this relaxed beach town will be a buzz with yuletide activity all season long.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011, 7 a.m.
Oceanside’s official kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now in its 6th year, the event is a family affair that benefits Oceanside schools and charities. Races include a 5 Mile, 5K and a 1-mile kid’s course. All courses provide scenic race routes along the Oceanside coastline. For more information, visit osideturkeytrot.com.
Oceanside Parade of Lights
December 10, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dress up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.

Holiday Sunset Market
Thursdays in December, 5-9 p.m.
The Sunset Market kicks off the holiday season in style with the City of Oceanside’s grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and cookies and milk will be served. During all five Thursdays in December, shoppers at the Sunset Market will be treated to the Downtown Holiday Gift Market with hundreds of unusual and exotic gift ideas from around the world. The Certified Farmers Market section features farm fresh produce and floral items plus a myriad of gourmet food items to take home for holiday parties. Strolling carolers add to the merriment. Kids are delighted by pony rides, face painters and a jump house. Sunset Market is located in downtown Oceanside at Pier View Way.
For information, contact Main Street Oceanside at (760) 754-4512 or visit www.msoceanside.com.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Oceanside Museum of Art
December 8, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
333 Pacific restaurant in Oceanside has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a dynamic jazz concert series featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines. The concert on December 8 will be holiday themed and feature a performance by Izzy Chait. Chait’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Once Upon A Time, was widely applauded for his fresh spin on the style and sound of jazz classics, and is considered to be his “magnum opus.” The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 or $20 for members of Oceanside Museum of Art. Call 760.435.3721 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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24th Annual Toys for Tots Ride

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RUN, WALK OR SAIL TO OCEANSIDE FOR COASTAL HOLIDAY FUN

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Oceanside, Calif.- October 11, 2011- Oceanside, Calif. delights in the holiday spirit this season with a lineup of festive events for visitors of all ages. From a the scenic turkey trot along the beach and dazzling parade of lights at the harbor to an enchanting holiday concert and electric downtown holiday street fair, this relaxed beach town will be a buzz with yuletide activity all season long.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011, 7 a.m.
Oceanside’s official kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now in its 6th year, the event is a family affair that benefits Oceanside schools and charities. Races include a 5 Mile, 5K and a 1-mile kid’s course. All courses provide scenic race routes along the Oceanside coastline. For more information, visit osideturkeytrot.com.
Oceanside Parade of Lights
December 10, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dress up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.

Holiday Sunset Market
Thursdays in December, 5-9 p.m.
The Sunset Market kicks off the holiday season in style with the City of Oceanside’s grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and cookies and milk will be served. During all five Thursdays in December, shoppers at the Sunset Market will be treated to the Downtown Holiday Gift Market with hundreds of unusual and exotic gift ideas from around the world. The Certified Farmers Market section features farm fresh produce and floral items plus a myriad of gourmet food items to take home for holiday parties. Strolling carolers add to the merriment. Kids are delighted by pony rides, face painters and a jump house. Sunset Market is located in downtown Oceanside at Pier View Way.
For information, contact Main Street Oceanside at (760) 754-4512 or visit www.msoceanside.com.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Oceanside Museum of Art
December 8, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
333 Pacific restaurant in Oceanside has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a dynamic jazz concert series featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines. The concert on December 8 will be holiday themed and feature a performance by Izzy Chait. Chait’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Once Upon A Time, was widely applauded for his fresh spin on the style and sound of jazz classics, and is considered to be his “magnum opus.” The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 or $20 for members of Oceanside Museum of Art. Call 760.435.3721 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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Haunted Market

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RUN, WALK OR SAIL TO OCEANSIDE FOR COASTAL HOLIDAY FUN

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Oceanside, Calif.- October 11, 2011- Oceanside, Calif. delights in the holiday spirit this season with a lineup of festive events for visitors of all ages. From a the scenic turkey trot along the beach and dazzling parade of lights at the harbor to an enchanting holiday concert and electric downtown holiday street fair, this relaxed beach town will be a buzz with yuletide activity all season long.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011, 7 a.m.
Oceanside’s official kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now in its 6th year, the event is a family affair that benefits Oceanside schools and charities. Races include a 5 Mile, 5K and a 1-mile kid’s course. All courses provide scenic race routes along the Oceanside coastline. For more information, visit osideturkeytrot.com.
Oceanside Parade of Lights
December 10, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dress up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.

Holiday Sunset Market
Thursdays in December, 5-9 p.m.
The Sunset Market kicks off the holiday season in style with the City of Oceanside’s grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and cookies and milk will be served. During all five Thursdays in December, shoppers at the Sunset Market will be treated to the Downtown Holiday Gift Market with hundreds of unusual and exotic gift ideas from around the world. The Certified Farmers Market section features farm fresh produce and floral items plus a myriad of gourmet food items to take home for holiday parties. Strolling carolers add to the merriment. Kids are delighted by pony rides, face painters and a jump house. Sunset Market is located in downtown Oceanside at Pier View Way.
For information, contact Main Street Oceanside at (760) 754-4512 or visit www.msoceanside.com.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Oceanside Museum of Art
December 8, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
333 Pacific restaurant in Oceanside has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a dynamic jazz concert series featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines. The concert on December 8 will be holiday themed and feature a performance by Izzy Chait. Chait’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Once Upon A Time, was widely applauded for his fresh spin on the style and sound of jazz classics, and is considered to be his “magnum opus.” The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 or $20 for members of Oceanside Museum of Art. Call 760.435.3721 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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A Matter of Space: Cathy Breslaw

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RUN, WALK OR SAIL TO OCEANSIDE FOR COASTAL HOLIDAY FUN

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Oceanside, Calif.- October 11, 2011- Oceanside, Calif. delights in the holiday spirit this season with a lineup of festive events for visitors of all ages. From a the scenic turkey trot along the beach and dazzling parade of lights at the harbor to an enchanting holiday concert and electric downtown holiday street fair, this relaxed beach town will be a buzz with yuletide activity all season long.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011, 7 a.m.
Oceanside’s official kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now in its 6th year, the event is a family affair that benefits Oceanside schools and charities. Races include a 5 Mile, 5K and a 1-mile kid’s course. All courses provide scenic race routes along the Oceanside coastline. For more information, visit osideturkeytrot.com.
Oceanside Parade of Lights
December 10, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dress up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.

Holiday Sunset Market
Thursdays in December, 5-9 p.m.
The Sunset Market kicks off the holiday season in style with the City of Oceanside’s grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and cookies and milk will be served. During all five Thursdays in December, shoppers at the Sunset Market will be treated to the Downtown Holiday Gift Market with hundreds of unusual and exotic gift ideas from around the world. The Certified Farmers Market section features farm fresh produce and floral items plus a myriad of gourmet food items to take home for holiday parties. Strolling carolers add to the merriment. Kids are delighted by pony rides, face painters and a jump house. Sunset Market is located in downtown Oceanside at Pier View Way.
For information, contact Main Street Oceanside at (760) 754-4512 or visit www.msoceanside.com.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Oceanside Museum of Art
December 8, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
333 Pacific restaurant in Oceanside has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a dynamic jazz concert series featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines. The concert on December 8 will be holiday themed and feature a performance by Izzy Chait. Chait’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Once Upon A Time, was widely applauded for his fresh spin on the style and sound of jazz classics, and is considered to be his “magnum opus.” The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 or $20 for members of Oceanside Museum of Art. Call 760.435.3721 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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Shae Geary or Lori Kennedy
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Art After Dark – OMA & U4RIK Vodka

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RUN, WALK OR SAIL TO OCEANSIDE FOR COASTAL HOLIDAY FUN

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Oceanside, Calif.- October 11, 2011- Oceanside, Calif. delights in the holiday spirit this season with a lineup of festive events for visitors of all ages. From a the scenic turkey trot along the beach and dazzling parade of lights at the harbor to an enchanting holiday concert and electric downtown holiday street fair, this relaxed beach town will be a buzz with yuletide activity all season long.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011, 7 a.m.
Oceanside’s official kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now in its 6th year, the event is a family affair that benefits Oceanside schools and charities. Races include a 5 Mile, 5K and a 1-mile kid’s course. All courses provide scenic race routes along the Oceanside coastline. For more information, visit osideturkeytrot.com.
Oceanside Parade of Lights
December 10, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dress up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.

Holiday Sunset Market
Thursdays in December, 5-9 p.m.
The Sunset Market kicks off the holiday season in style with the City of Oceanside’s grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and cookies and milk will be served. During all five Thursdays in December, shoppers at the Sunset Market will be treated to the Downtown Holiday Gift Market with hundreds of unusual and exotic gift ideas from around the world. The Certified Farmers Market section features farm fresh produce and floral items plus a myriad of gourmet food items to take home for holiday parties. Strolling carolers add to the merriment. Kids are delighted by pony rides, face painters and a jump house. Sunset Market is located in downtown Oceanside at Pier View Way.
For information, contact Main Street Oceanside at (760) 754-4512 or visit www.msoceanside.com.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Oceanside Museum of Art
December 8, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
333 Pacific restaurant in Oceanside has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a dynamic jazz concert series featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines. The concert on December 8 will be holiday themed and feature a performance by Izzy Chait. Chait’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Once Upon A Time, was widely applauded for his fresh spin on the style and sound of jazz classics, and is considered to be his “magnum opus.” The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 or $20 for members of Oceanside Museum of Art. Call 760.435.3721 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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Mira Costa’s Stargazing Party

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RUN, WALK OR SAIL TO OCEANSIDE FOR COASTAL HOLIDAY FUN

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Oceanside, Calif.- October 11, 2011- Oceanside, Calif. delights in the holiday spirit this season with a lineup of festive events for visitors of all ages. From a the scenic turkey trot along the beach and dazzling parade of lights at the harbor to an enchanting holiday concert and electric downtown holiday street fair, this relaxed beach town will be a buzz with yuletide activity all season long.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011, 7 a.m.
Oceanside’s official kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now in its 6th year, the event is a family affair that benefits Oceanside schools and charities. Races include a 5 Mile, 5K and a 1-mile kid’s course. All courses provide scenic race routes along the Oceanside coastline. For more information, visit osideturkeytrot.com.
Oceanside Parade of Lights
December 10, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dress up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.

Holiday Sunset Market
Thursdays in December, 5-9 p.m.
The Sunset Market kicks off the holiday season in style with the City of Oceanside’s grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and cookies and milk will be served. During all five Thursdays in December, shoppers at the Sunset Market will be treated to the Downtown Holiday Gift Market with hundreds of unusual and exotic gift ideas from around the world. The Certified Farmers Market section features farm fresh produce and floral items plus a myriad of gourmet food items to take home for holiday parties. Strolling carolers add to the merriment. Kids are delighted by pony rides, face painters and a jump house. Sunset Market is located in downtown Oceanside at Pier View Way.
For information, contact Main Street Oceanside at (760) 754-4512 or visit www.msoceanside.com.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Oceanside Museum of Art
December 8, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
333 Pacific restaurant in Oceanside has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a dynamic jazz concert series featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines. The concert on December 8 will be holiday themed and feature a performance by Izzy Chait. Chait’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Once Upon A Time, was widely applauded for his fresh spin on the style and sound of jazz classics, and is considered to be his “magnum opus.” The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 or $20 for members of Oceanside Museum of Art. Call 760.435.3721 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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Veteran’s Day Celebration

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RUN, WALK OR SAIL TO OCEANSIDE FOR COASTAL HOLIDAY FUN

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Oceanside, Calif.- October 11, 2011- Oceanside, Calif. delights in the holiday spirit this season with a lineup of festive events for visitors of all ages. From a the scenic turkey trot along the beach and dazzling parade of lights at the harbor to an enchanting holiday concert and electric downtown holiday street fair, this relaxed beach town will be a buzz with yuletide activity all season long.

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
November 24, 2011, 7 a.m.
Oceanside’s official kick off to the holiday season starts with the annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning. Now in its 6th year, the event is a family affair that benefits Oceanside schools and charities. Races include a 5 Mile, 5K and a 1-mile kid’s course. All courses provide scenic race routes along the Oceanside coastline. For more information, visit osideturkeytrot.com.
Oceanside Parade of Lights
December 10, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dress up in holiday swag and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event. Harbor Village at North Harbor has shops, dining, and seating areas.

Holiday Sunset Market
Thursdays in December, 5-9 p.m.
The Sunset Market kicks off the holiday season in style with the City of Oceanside’s grand Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony on December 1 at 6:00 p.m. Santa will arrive on a fire engine and cookies and milk will be served. During all five Thursdays in December, shoppers at the Sunset Market will be treated to the Downtown Holiday Gift Market with hundreds of unusual and exotic gift ideas from around the world. The Certified Farmers Market section features farm fresh produce and floral items plus a myriad of gourmet food items to take home for holiday parties. Strolling carolers add to the merriment. Kids are delighted by pony rides, face painters and a jump house. Sunset Market is located in downtown Oceanside at Pier View Way.
For information, contact Main Street Oceanside at (760) 754-4512 or visit www.msoceanside.com.

Holiday Jazz Concert, Oceanside Museum of Art
December 8, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
333 Pacific restaurant in Oceanside has partnered with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present a dynamic jazz concert series featuring the region’s top jazz musicians, paired with gourmet appetizers, desserts and specialty wines. The concert on December 8 will be holiday themed and feature a performance by Izzy Chait. Chait’s critically-acclaimed debut album, Once Upon A Time, was widely applauded for his fresh spin on the style and sound of jazz classics, and is considered to be his “magnum opus.” The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is $25 or $20 for members of Oceanside Museum of Art. Call 760.435.3721 for reservations. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the night of the event.

About Oceanside

Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.

About Visit Oceanside

To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.mail-forward.org.

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Shae Geary or Lori Kennedy
JLK Communications
Shae.geary@sbcglobal.net
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760-815-8617

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