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 inaugural O’side Mardi Gras, to Behind-the-Scenes Mission Tours, WSA Surfing Competitions and more, 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.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Mission San Luis Rey

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, January 7-28, 2023, 11am-12:30pm
  • Sundays, January 8-29, 2023, 1pm-2:30pm 

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

More Info: BTS Tour at Mission San Luis Rey

El Corazon Garrison Creek Bird Walk

What: Come join the Friends of El Corazon for their monthly bird walk at the Garrison Creek Trailhead. Joan Bockman will also be sharing her knowledge of the local flora and the history of El Corazon. The walk lasts about an hour and a half to two hours. 

When: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7:30am-10:30am

Where: El Corazon Park, 3210 Oceanside Blvd Oceanside, CA

More Info: Bird Walk on Garrison Creek Trail 

Friday the 13th Party at Black Plague Brewery

What: Black Plague is celebrating all things macabre this Friday at their Black Plague Oceanside Taproom. Hangout and have a few pints while to rocking out to Live Music from Tuesday and the Gypsy from 7-9pm & Get tatted by local favorites at the Body Art Bus – mobile tattoos – new exclusive flash art designs. Food by Full Metal Burgers all night long!

When: Friday, January 13, 2023, 1pm-11pm

Where: Black Plague Brewing, 2550 Jason Court, Oceanside, CA 92056

More Info: Black Plague Brewery

WSA Western Surfing Championship Tour

What: Watch world-class surfing from right here in Oceanside! This competition is a qualifier for the West Coast Championships, U.S. Championships, Prime Event, and any World Team Event. Viewing the competition is free and open to the public, all ages will enjoy. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

When: Saturday and Sunday, January 14-15, 2023, 6:30am-5:30pm

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

More InfoSurf WSA 2023 Schedule

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

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 15, 2023, all day

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

More InfoCarlsbad Marathon 2023

O’side Mardi Gras

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 21). 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: January 19 – February 21, 2023

Where: Downtown Oceanside

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Live Music at Coomber Craft Wines

What: Join Coomber Craft Wines for an evening of live music, food and wine! There are two time slots that you can reserve, 5:30 to 7pm OR 7:30 to 9pm. 

When:  Monday – Saturday, 5:30pm and 7:30pm 

Where: Coomber Craft Wines, 611 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

More InfoCoomber Craft Wines or call (760) 231-8022

Comedy Night at Privateer Marketplace

What: Come on out to see hilarious stand-up comedy every Tuesday night at the Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar! To attend there is a $15 minimum food and/or drink purchase required.

When:  Every Tuesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm

Where: Privateer Marketplace & Wine Bar, 1704 S. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Comedy Night

Oceanside Sunset Market

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

Sip, Paint and Gaze

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, 5pm-7pm

Where: Mission Pacific Hotel, 201 N Myers St, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: For reservations, please call (760) 655-1332

Published: January 4, 2023

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