Farmers Market

It is a farmers market and more. You will be thrilled with the entertainment, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, cheese, baked goods, flowers, interactive kids area, artisans, crafters and foods from around the world! Downtown Oceanside keeps getting better and better!

The Farmer’s Market is an ongoing event taking place every Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

North Coast Hwy and Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
(760) 754-4512

Fun Facts

There are many interesting facts about Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and they include:

  • Camp Pendleton’s 125,547 acres host a self-sustaining water supply, sewage treatment plants, telephone and electrical systems. With a 60,000 daytime population, Camp Pendleton must maintain its self-sustaining capabilities.
  • The base facilities include:
    • 125,547 Family Housing Units
    • 7,300 Billeting Spaces
    • 18,000 Buildings
    • 2,600 Miles of Roads
    • 530 Railroad Tracks
    • 14 Sewage Treatment Plants
    • 7 Miles of Sewer Lines
    • 150 Sewage Lift Stations
    • 71 Water Wells
    • 33 Miles of Water Lines
    • 375 Water Reservoirs
    • 25 Miles of Steam Lines
    • 6 Miles of Gas Lines
    • 145 Miles of Electrical Lines
    • 335 Electrical Substations
    • 215 Boilers
    • 487 Landfills
  • Camp Pendleton contains the largest undeveloped portion of coastline in Southern California. The ecosystem includes beaches, bluffs, mesas, canyons, mountains and Southern California’s only free-flowing river. There are more than 1,000 species of plants, fish and animals, some of which are either threatened or endangered. Wildlife and habitat protection is a top concern of all who live, work and train at Camp Pendleton.

Fall Fun For Families in Oceanside, California

Line-up Includes Harbor Days, Bike the Coast, Dia de los Muertos and Kids Free in October

Oceanside, Calif.- August 2012– Families can extend their summer fun with a fall escape to Oceanside, Calif., San Diego’s North Shore, where exciting fall events and kids discounts provide an enriching getaway experience with tremendous value. A San Diego-wide Kids Free promotion in October combined with the popular Harbor Days, sporty Bike the Coast-Taste the Coast event and unique Dia de los Muertos festival make for a great fall line-up perfectly suited to families in search of a weekend escape.

Kids Free In October 2012

Museums and attractions throughout San Diego will be offering free admission for children 12 and under during the month of October. Participating Oceanside museums include the popular California Surf Museum (CSM) and the Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA). At the surf museum, kids will be stoked on exhibits including one entitled Secret Spot and another featuring teen surfer Bethany Hamilton’s shark-bitten surfboard. The OMA’s current lowrider exhibit is a popular draw as is the Free Family Art Day on October 14 where kids can spend a creative afternoon exploring a diverse selection of Asian-inspired art activities such as origami, crafting a paper koi fish and gyotaku or fish rubbing. For more information on Free Family Art Day, visit

Several Oceanside hotels also will be participating in the Kids Free in October promotion with special deals for families including:

Holiday Inn Oceanside Marina: During October, families get one Kids Eat Free voucher for every meal during their stay. Children under 13 may enjoy free breakfast and dinner from the children’s menu when accompanied by an adult enjoying a main course from the à la carte menu. Terms and conditions apply.

Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort: Free admission to the California Surf Museum for every adult and child with a reservation at Wyndham Oceanside Pier Resort during the month of October.

Residence Inn San Diego Oceanside and Courtyard San Diego Oceanside: Free beach-themed arrival gift for each child at check-in during October.

Oceanside Harbor Days, September 29 & 30, 2012

Pirates take over Oceanside Harbor during the annual Oceanside Harbor Days on September 29-30, 2012. Presented by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, this fun-filled event begins at 9 a.m. each day includes roaming pirates, trendy local bands, arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. Two event filled days of sun, sand and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents and visitors to experience fun activities including the new Beach area stage, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, Military, Police and Fire displays, and tours of The Californian, a tall ship at the dolphin dock. The event is free to the public.

Go Green: Southern California families can leave the car behind and reach Oceanside via Coaster, Amtrak or Metrolink. A free shuttle service to the Harbor is available from the Oceanside Transit Center. More information:

12th Annual Dia de los Muertos, Sunday, October 28, 2012

Dia de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead,” is an all-day, free family event taking place on Sunday, October 28from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oceanside’s historic Mission San Luis Rey. Dia de los Muertos is a special event with diverse cultural traditions, remembering and honoring deceased loved ones. The largest festival of its kind in San Diego County, the Mission will come alive with entertainment, carnival rides and vendors. Children will be entertained with a variety of craft activities and exciting carnival rides. The entire family will enjoy 75 diverse vendors, traditional food, chalk cemetery and a classic car show showcasing trunk altars put on by the Por Siempre Car Club. Admission is free and parking is $5 per car. Carnival rides begin on Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28, 2012. For further information please visit

Bike the Coast-Taste The Coast, November 3, 2012

As San Diego’s only Bike Friendly designated community by the League of American Bicyclists, Bike the Coast-Taste the Coast is ideally suited to Oceanside. Bikers of all ages and skill levels can participate in the event, which offers five out-and-back routes ranging from 7 miles to 100 miles. The relatively flat, 7-mile route along the San Luis Rey Bike Trail is the most family-friendly ride. All routes finish back at the Oceanside Pier, where the Taste the Coast Festival and Expo portion of the event takes place and features food booths and fun activities for the family.

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


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