Fun Summer Beach Events in Oceanside

Summer is nearly upon us, and we can’t wait to celebrate the big blue skies and perfect beach weather with some fun activities and events throughout the 2019 Summer calendar. Ranging from surfing championships to Independence Day events, endurance races to cultural celebrations and more, the event calendar is full of hot activities that will have you begging to spend another day in Oceanside!

Below are just a few highlights selected from our Event Calendar for the upcoming summer months. Be sure to check the full calendar often before planning your next trip to Oceanside!

Moonlight Paddle at the Harbor

What: The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division is offering an exciting program called “Moonlight Paddle,” where you 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. Pre-registration is required, to register please visit Oceanside Rec, or call (760) 435-5041.


  • Friday, May 17, 2019, 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7:15pm-9:15pm
  • Friday, June 14, 2019, 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Saturday, June 15, 2019, 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Friday, July 12, 2019, 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • Friday, August 16, 2019, 7:00pm-9:15pm
  • Saturday, August 17, 2019, 7:00pm-9:15pm
  • Friday, September 13, 2019, 6:15pm-9:15pm
  • Saturday, September 14, 2019, 6:15pm-9:15pm

Where: Aquatic Adventure Center, 1400 N Harbor Dr., Oceanside, CA 92054

Harbor Wine Cruises

What: Join Oceanside Adventures and Beach House Winery on the first Saturday of every month 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 $39 per person, 21 and over. 


  • Saturday, June 1, 2019, 5pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday, July 6, 2019, 5pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturday, August 3, 2019, 5pm – 6:30pm

Where: Oceanside Adventures, 256 Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: For reservations call 888-507-1130

Movie at the Park – The Goonies

What: Oceanside Parks and Recreation presents the Movie by the Park series! The movie to be featured is The Goonies. The movie will begin at dark (around 7:30pm). Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and set up their own “movie theater.” This event is free, and family friendly. For more information call (760) 435-5041.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 7:30pm

Where: Marshall Street Park, 1400 Marshall St, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

Filipino Cultural Festival

What: The Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration is back! The celebration will offer attendees a day filled with Philippine dancing and music, colorful costumes, special performances, and delicious Filipino and international cuisine. In addition there will be crafts and activities for children in the courtyard of the Civic Center Library Community Rooms. Event admission is FREE and open to the public.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019, 12pm-6pm

Where: Oceanside Civic Center, 300 North The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: 18th Annual Filipino Cultural Day

Surfing America USA Surfing Championships and Team Trials

What: The Surfing America USA Championships brings the best surfers and stand-up paddlers from across the country for competition and includes longboard, SUP and adaptive divisions. Sponsored by Surfing America, Inc. Surfing America is the IOC-recognized National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the USA. Surfing America is responsible for holding the USA Championships each year and for selecting the official USA Surf Team to compete internationally.

When: Tuesday, June 11th through Saturday June 15th, 2019, 8am-5pm

Where: Oceanside Harbor North Jetty, Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054

More InfoSurfing America USA Surfing Championship

Race Across America (RAAM and RAW)

What: Visit Oceanside welcomes the return of Race Across the West (RAW) and Race Across America (RAAM)! Come show your Oceanside spirit by cheering on the start of these endurance racers! RAAM is one of the most respected and longest running endurance sports events in the world, where racers must traverse 3,000 miles across 12 states. RAW is one of the world’s top RAAM qualifying events, taking place from Oceanside, CA to Durango, CO – 860 miles across the rugged American West. Both the RAAM and RAW racers are on the course at the same time making it a perfect way to see how you might do racing RAAM. June 11: Race begins for RAAM solo riders and all RAW participants. June 15: Race begins for RAAM team riders.

When: Tuesday, June 11 and Saturday, June 15, 2019,

Where: Junior Seau Beach Community Center, 300 North The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Race Across America (RAAM)

Oceanside Independence Parade

What: Come enjoy Oceanside’s annual Independence Parade as it makes it way north on Coast Highway from Wisconsin Avenue to Civic Center Drive (just past City Hall). Come see floats, bands, walking groups, cool cars and much more as we pay tribute to our nation, Hometown Heroes, our city and our local businesses. Viewing of the parade is available from the sidewalks along the entire route. Spectators are encouraged to bring folding chairs. The highest concentration of viewers will be on the north end of the route past Seagaze Avenue. Running time from beginning to end is about two hours.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019, 10am-12pm

Where: Downtown Oceanside, CA 92054

  • The parade starts in front of the 101 Cafe (Coast Highway at Wisconsin Avenue) at 10:00 am and works its way north with the first unit of the parade reaching City Hall around 10:15 am. 

More InfoIndependence Parade Information

Oceanside Samoan Cultural Celebration

What: The Samoan Cultural Festival returns to Oceanside with a week of activities and events. The final and main event will be held on June 30th starting at 12pm with the cultural celebration beginning at 4pm at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater. This event is open to the public, will include traditional dancing, live music and performances, cultural competitions, food and local vendors, and more so don’t miss it!

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2019, 12pm-9pm

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

The Yankee Doodle Dinghy Parade

What: The 17th annual Dinghy Parade is a fun celebration of Independence Day, with participants decorating their dinghies in a patriotic theme and parading them around the inner harbor where they are judged. All are welcome to enjoy this event, and anyone may decorate a patriotic dinghy 12 feet and under and participate in the parade. There is no entry fee, and trophies will be awarded. Those who are interested in participating may register at the Oceanside Yacht Club office before July 4th.

When: Thursday, July 4, 2019, 1-3pm

Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054

Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro

What: The largest and only televised women’s surf contest in the world takes place right here in Oceanside, California! Super Girl Surf Pro includes three days of surfing heats that lead to head-to-head competition between the world’s best female surfers. In addition there will be a festival village complete with live entertainment, vendors, activities, contests, concerts, seminars, and more all weekend long.

When: Friday-Sunday, July 26-28, 2019, All Day

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

More: Super Girl Surf Pro

World Bodysurfing Championships

What: All are invited to attend the annual World Bodysurfing Championships held at the Oceanside Pier and cheer on 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world. The contest is projected to start at 6:30am each morning, and will feature the quarter finals, semi finals and finals for all age brackets. The Men and Women’s Grand Championship Final will follow the last age group Final. In addition there will be vendors stationed along The Strand for you to enjoy.

When: Saturday – Sunday, August 17-18, 2019, All Day

Where: Oceanside Pier, 300 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054 USA

More InfoOceanside World Bodysurfing Championships

For a full list of events in Oceanside be sure to check our Event Calendar often!

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