Awesome Oceanside Events This April
It’s time to get outside in O’side this spring! As the weather continues to heat up and spring landscapes bloom, Oceanside welcomes you with open arms to make your next adventure in the city one to remember. Throughout the month of April, enjoy a variety of Oceanside events including the First Friday Art Walk, Harbor Wine Cruises, Art Classes, a local artisan Makers Market and much more! Make the most of your stay by meeting locals and experiencing fun events across Oceanside’s inland, downtown, harbor and South O neighborhoods.
Stay up to date with upcoming events events taking place this month and beyond by visiting the Oceanside Event Calendar.
What: Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of downtown Oceanside. The First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk will showcase live performances, jewelry, pottery, crafts and pop-up art galleries showcased in local businesses and public spaces.
When: Friday, April 1, 2022, 5pm-9pm
Where: Downtown Oceanside
More Info: Oceanside Art Walk
What: Athletes from around the world travel to Oceanside for the IRONMAN 70.3. The course consists of the following: 1.2 mile swim in the Pacific Ocean, 56 mile bike loop through Camp Pendleton, and 13.1 mile run along the coastal community in Oceanside. Everyone is welcome to cheer on the athletes as they complete this intense course!
When: Saturday, April 2, 2022, All Day
Where: Oceanside Pier, 301 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: IRONMAN 70.3
What: Check out the Spring Artisan Market at Rising Co. and Pacific Coast Spirits! The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance along with local gifts, live music, craft coffee, and spring themed photo op!
When: Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10am-12pm
Where: Rising Co., 332 Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Creative Communal Spring Market
What: Participate in a guided walking tour of Mission San Luis Rey. Explore areas of the Mission that are not normally open to the public; including the private rose gardens and the pepper tree. General admission tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and active military. The special behind-the-scenes tour is available most Saturdays beginning at 11am and Sundays beginning at 1pm with a maximum of 10 people.
- Saturdays, April 2-16, 2022, 11am-12:30pm
- Sundays, April 3-10, 2022, 1pm-2:30pm
Where: Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057, USA
More Info: BTS Tour at Mission San Luis Rey
What: Join Oceanside Adventures and Beach House Winery 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 $49 per person, 21 and over.
When: Saturday, April 2, 2022, 5pm-6:30pm
Where: Oceanside Adventures, 256 Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Whale Watching
What: Get ready to create three fun gin based-cocktails made with You & Yours Distilling Co.! Explore new techniques for mixing up unique cocktails with experts in the industry. Communal’s kitchen next door will be serving up charcuterie and their signature pizzettas. With hospitality being at the forefront of the Communal brand, they are excited to open their doors to you for this fun evening!
When: Thursday, April 7, 2022, 7pm
Where: Communal Coffee – The Annex, 407 Minnesota Ave Suite 105, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Cocktail Making: Gin
What: As part of our Refresh and React series, join Robin Douglas to connect to art on a multi-sensory level by exploring the essential question – what makes a work of art work? Dive deep into the work of artists like Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Wassily Kandinsky to dissect the dominant and subdominant parts of their unique compositions to inspire the elements of your own painting working to create one stunning image. All supplies for your original artwork will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome.
When: Thursday, April 14, 2022, 6pm-8pm
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Museum of Art
What: Join the Buena Vista Audubon Society birders for their basic birding workshop and bird count at the Buena Vista Lagoon. No experience necessary! On this birding walk, you will start along the Buena Vista Lagoon, visit Maxton Brown Park, traverse to the ocean and weir beach, and loop back to the Nature Center stopping at various locations along the way to observe the micro-niche habitats containing various birds species in the area.
When: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 9am-12pm
Where: Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center, 2202 S Coast Hwy Oceanside CA 92054
More Info: Buena Vista Audubon Events
What: Explore Sunset Market Day in Downtown Oceanside! This outdoor style festival brings together international food vendors, live entertainment and a children’s area – make an evening of it, stay and eat dinner! The market also includes arts and crafts vendors, making it a wonderful place to purchase the perfect gift or souvenir.
When: Every Thursday, 5pm-9pm
Where: Corner of Pier View Way and Coast Highway, Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Sunset Market
What: Join Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions every Friday 5:30-7:30pm to “Sip, Paint and Gaze” on the rooftop of the Mission Pacific Resort painting the Oceanside Pier. Tickets are $55 per person and includes all art supplies, instructions, 3 hours of validated parking and a complimentary glass of wine and the best ocean views.
When: Every Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Mission Pacific Hotel, 201 N Myers St, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: For reservations, please call (760) 655-1332.
What: Join Arrowood Golf Course every Wednesday for trivia night! Get in on the fun, trivia starts at 6pm. Eat, drink and tease your brain. Prizes, drink and dinner specials included! Seating is limited, make sure you RSVP!
When: Every Friday, April 1st – April 29th, 2022, 6pm-9pm
Where: Arrowood Golf Course, 5201 Village Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057
More Info: Arrowood Golf Course
What: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are back! From March 1st – May 8th, come to Carlsbad Ranch and take in the beautiful sights and smells that come from over 50 acres of vibrant blooming flowers! Special events such as concerts and workshops will be taking place throughout the time the fields are open
When: March 1 – May 8, Various Times
Where: Carlsbad Ranch, 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
More Info: The Flower Fields Calendar of Events