January Oceanside Events

After the hustle and bustle of a busy holiday season, start the new year off right with these fun events and activities planned throughout the city. From the WSL Sambazon World Junior Championships at the Oceanside Pier and Candlelight Concerts to O’side Mardi Gras and an exclusive Stephen King reunion, Oceanside is the place to be for the start of the new year! To see the rest of the events taking place this January and beyond be sure to visit the Oceanside Event Calendar.

What: The field will feature the world’s best up-and-coming surfers aged 20-and-under, from each of the WSL’s seven regions. Only one woman and one man will emerge victorious, claiming the 2023 World Junior Champion Titles. The event waiting period opens on January 9 and holds a competition window through January 14, 2024. The men’s and the women’s fields will each feature 24 surfers, comprised of two regional qualifiers from each of the WSL’s seven regions and 10 wildcards selected by the WSL Tours and Competition team. The 2023 World Junior Champions, who will be decided by this competition, will also secure spots on the 2024 Challenger Series, giving them the opportunity to further showcase their talent on a global stage. 

When: Tentative: Tuesday-Sunday, January 9-14, 2024, See Site For Updates 

Where: Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA, 92054

More Info: World Surf League

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: Saturday, January 13th, 2024, 6:30pm and 9pm Performances

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

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What: House & Disco Made Me Do It! Join Cococabana for a Broken Resolutions Party with a fun lineup including two awesome levels of music and a a cool “SPECIAL GUEST” that you’ll be happy to dance with. This is a no cover event so don your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie!

When: Saturday, January 13th, 2024, 6pm-1am

Where: Cococabana, 408 Pier View Way Suite 401 Oceanside, CA 92054

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What: The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon is an annual North County event occurring in January. Over 10,000 runners and walkers from all over the United States and many foreign countries are expected to participate in the race weekend festivities. The 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses will feature tours through Carlsbad Village, along oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway and past sandy beaches and picturesque lagoons. Participants are sure to stay motivated and entertained with support stations and live bands every mile, spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and thousands of spectators and volunteers lining the course. 

When: Sunday, January 14, 2024, all day

Where: Shoppes at Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92010

More InfoCarlsbad Marathon 2023

What: Oceanside International Film Festival proudly presents the Stephen King’s “Thinner” Special Reunion Screening on Saturday, January 20th, 2024, Brought to you by Visit Oceanside.
Join OIFF for this Exclusive Event featuring a Special Big Screen Presentation of the Film alongside Legendary Horror Film Director Tom Holland, who will all be on hand for a not-to-miss retrospective Q&A discussion on his career in filmmaking, as well as a limited meet and greet afterward. Also joining us for the Q&A Panel will include;

Stars Robert John Burke (Billy Halek) and Joe Mantegna
Vincent J. Guastini (Makeup and Visual Effects)

When: Saturday, January 20, 2024, 8pm-10pm

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

More InfoOceanside International Film Festival

What: Trying to get your Mardi Gras on, but can’t make it to New Orleans? Don’t worry. Oceanside has you covered. We’re bringing a new, lively spirit of Mardi Gras to our city during the month of January leading up to Fat Tuesday (February 13). Downtown O’side businesses will be creating an experience within their establishments that reflect the Mardi Gras/Carnival experience—you know, plenty of food and drinks, jazz music playing in the background, colorful decorations and Big Easy themed events splashed around the calendar. 

When: Late January – February 13, 2024

Where: Downtown Oceanside

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