August Events in Oceanside

The weather in Southern California continues to warm up and our event calendar is smokin’ hot with awesome events happening right here in Oceanside! Check out these can’t miss activities that will connect you with our city and the O’siders who make it so unique – including the kick-off of the Oceanside Longboard Contest and Festival and Heiva Festival! View the full Oceanside Event Calendar to be in the know about everything happening in O’side.

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, August 4, 2023, 4pm-8pm 

Where: Downtown Oceanside 311 N Tremont St Oceanside, CA 92054

More InfoOceanside Art Walk

What: The Friends of El Corazon is bringing family friendly FREE concerts to Mance Buchanon. Enjoy salsa lessons from 5 to 6pm, and Savor: A Santana Tribute will play from 6 to 8pm. There will be free activities for kids including giant bubbles, giant chess, corn hole, and giant jenga. If you walk or bike, stop by our booth for a free gift complements of Green Oceanside.

When:  Friday, August 4, 2023, 5pm-9pm 

Where: Mance Buchanon Park, 425 College Blvd. Oceanside CA 92054

More InfoFriends of El Corozon

What: Join Mission San Luis Rey for a free Summer Concert on the steps of the Historic Church of Mission San Luis Rey. Bring your own chair and listen to the beautiful and inspirational music of several talented artists.

When:  Friday, August 4, 2023, 7pm-9pm 

Where: Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057

More InfoMission San Luis Rey

What: The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division is offering an exciting program called “Moonlight Paddle,” where guests will get the chance to enjoy the beauty and romance of Oceanside’s Harbor under the moonlight! A short informational skills session will take place at the Oceanside Outdoor Aquatic Recreation Building (across from the Small Fishing Pier at the Oceanside Harbor) prior to launching the Kayaks. Please bring a change of clothes, as your clothing may get wet while paddling. The Recreation Division will be providing all the supplies needed.

When:  Saturday, August 5, 2023, 7pm-9pm 

Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info:  Oceanside Parks and Rec

What: Join Heiva for an unforgettable celebration of Tahitian culture at Heiva San Diego, the ultimate destination for dance enthusiasts and festival goers alike. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing rhythms, vibrant colors, and electrifying energy of traditional Tahitian dance. Witness breathtaking performances by world-class dancers showcasing their skill, passion, and dedication to this ancient art form.

When:  Saturday, August 5, 2023, All Day

Where: Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre 200 North Strand Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info:  Heiva

What: Join the Oceanside Museum of Art on the first Sunday of every month for Art For All. This hands-on-art-making experience is available for all art levels, and is free to the public. Guests are encouraged to spark inspiration by visiting exhibits currently featured at OMA. Visit Oceanside Museum of Art’s website to learn more about each month’s theme.

When:  Sunday, August 6, 2023, 12pm-2pm

Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info:  Oceanside Museum of Art

What: The three-day family friendly event will be held at the Oceanside Pier and Amphitheater. This event promises to provide the public with a wide variety of activities that the whole family can enjoy. Professional and amateur surfers from Hawaii, as far north as Santa Cruz to our southern border. Surfers will compete for bragging rights in the Coalition of Surfing Clubs. This year our event will include a Pro/Am Invitational titled The King and Queen of the Pier. The event will run on Friday, August 11th with Finals Saturday, August 12th. In the Band Shell area just a few paces from the beach, vendors offer unique products or services and live music to the contest spectators as well as beachgoers.

When:  Sunday, August 11-13, 2023, All Day

Where: Junior Seau Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre 200 North Strand Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info:  Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club

What: The Oceanside Historical Society hosts the Downtown History Walks. Walks are free and open to everyone and are pleasantly paced so folks of all ages can participate. The tour takes approximately 2 hours. Walks begin at the Oceanside Civic Center Fountain at Coast Highway and Pier View Way.

When: Saturday, August 12, 2023 9am-11am

Where: Civic Center Fountain, 510 N Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Oceanside Historical Society

What: Join South O Brewing Company for their monthly Cruise Nights. Enjoy great brews, good food and classic cars all in one spot! Cruise night take place every third Wednesday of the month.

When: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 5pm-10pm

Where: South O Brewing Company, 1575 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, California 92054

More Info: South O Brewing

What: Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in San Diego. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Taylor Swift at Star Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight.

When: Friday, August 18, 2023 6:30 pm and 9pm seatings

Where: Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Fever Events

What: All are invited to attend the Annual World Bodysurfing Championships held at the Oceanside Pier to cheer on 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world. The contest is projected to start at 6:30am each morning. The contest schedule will feature the quarter finals, semi and finals for all age brackets. The Men and Women’s Grand Championship Final will follow the last age group Final. Vendors will be featured with product booths on the Strand.

When: Saturday & Sunday, August 19-20, 2023

Where: Oceanside Pier Beach, 301 The Strand N, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: World Bodysurfing Championships

What: Join Arrowood Golf Course for Summer Concerts on the green! Enjoy 80’s tribute bands starting in May- September. August’s show features  X Syndicate & Pretty in Pink- Flock of Seagulls & Psychedelic Furs Tribute Show.

When: Saturday, August 26, 2023, 7pm-9pm

Where: Arrowood Golf Course, 5201 Village Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057

More Info: Arrowood Golf Course

Published: August 1, 2023

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