Jumpin' July Events

Enjoy the full swing of summer in Southern California at Oceanside! It’s the perfect beach getaway with a wide range of activities and events that will keep you coming back for more. Oceanside offers a unique blend of family-friendly, artistic, musical, entertaining, and adventurous things to do for every occasion. Plan your next visit with the list of our upcoming events, giving you a taste of what you can experience this July along our sunny coastline. To see all of July’s events and future happenings, check out our Oceanside Event Calendar.

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.

When: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 7pm-9pm

Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054

More InfoMoonlight Paddle

What: Join Arrowood Golf Course for an island celebration featuring beer vendors, drink specials, local artisans, face painting, and food! This event is free to the public and all ages are welcomed to attend.

When: Saturday, July 1, 2023, 12pm-4pm

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

More InfoThe Islands Music Festival

Oceanside Fireworks Show

What: The City of Oceanside will host an incredible fireworks display at SoCal Soccer Complex at El Corazon in celebration of Oceanside’s 134th anniversary of the City’s incorporation. Fireworks will begin at 9:00 p.m. There will be food available onsite beginning at 5:30 p.m. This year’s event will feature live entertainment, a family fun zone with inflatables, a picnic area, and food vendors.

When: Monday, July 3, 2023, 5:30pm-10pm

Where: SoCal Soccer Complex at El Corazon, 3300 El Corazon Drive, Oceanside CA 92054

More Info: Oceanside Fireworks Show

What: Spend 4th of July in Oceanside! Join The Rooftop Bar for a historic flyover featuring the San Diego Salute Formation and a patriotic Presentation of the Colors. The flyover will feature vintage Beechcraft T-34s, propeller-driven, single-engine, military trainer aircrafts, soaring over the Oceanside Pier – a heart pumping reminder and demonstration of freedom, service and independence in SoCal.

When: Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 5:30pm-10pm

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

More Info: Mission Pacific Hotel

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, July 7, 2023, 4pm-8pm

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

More Info: Mission Pacific Hotel

What: First Friday at Tremont Collective returns for another epic night of eats, drinks, music, chain stitching and more! Tremont Collective (Al Fesko, Atacama, Brixton, Bottlecraft, Shootz, Communal, Stab Magazine and Verve) hosts the community the first Friday of each month for live music, art, food, drinks and giveaways. It’s a great place to spend an evening with friends and family.

When: Sunday, July 7, 2023, 5pm-11pm

Where: Tremont Collective 602 S Tremont St, Oceanside, CA, 92054

More Info: Tremont Collective

What: The Oceanside Historical Society will be hosting their Downtown History Walks for 2023 on the second Saturday of each month beginning at 9:00 a.m. Your tour guide will be a member of the Oceanside Historical Society, eager to show you around beautiful downtown Oceanside! The 2-hour, 1.5 mile history walk tour will begin at the front of the Oceanside Public Library at 300 North Coast Highway (look for the Andrew Jackson Myers plaque) and will show participants the historical significance of local homes, churches & banks, three Irving J. Gill buildings, the Oceanside Pier & bandshell, and a variety of other sites. These walks are free (donations accepted) and open to everyone, and are pleasantly paced so folks of all ages can participate.

When: Saturday, July 8, 2023, 9am-11am

Where: Civic Center Plaza 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: 760-722-4786

What: The Samoan Cultural Festival returns to Oceanside with a week of activities and events. 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: Saturday, July 8, 12pm-8:35pm

Where: Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, 200 The Strand North, Oceanside, CA 92054

More InfoSamoan Cultural Festival

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, July 9, 2023,  12pm-2pm

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

More InfoFree First Sunday at the Oceanside Museum of Art

What: “The First Annual Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship” was a one-day event held December 15, 1965 at Sunset Beach in perfect 10-12 foot surf. Twenty-four of the world’s best surfers were invited to compete. The television film coverage was directed by Larry Lindberg, a pioneer in sports television coverage in the early 1960s who was the first to package and produce televised surf competition for the major national television networks.

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2023, 6pm-8pm

Where: California Surf Museum 312 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: California Surf Museum

13, The Musical at The Brooks Theatre

What: Oceanside Theatre Company’s Youth Summer Program presents 13, The Musical by Evan Goldman July 14-16 at the Brooks Theater. 13 is a musical about fitting in – and standing out!

When: Friday-Sunday, July 14-16, 2023, Multiple Showings

Where: Brooks Theatre 219 North Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054

More Info: Oceanside Theatre Company

What: Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

When: Weekends, July 14-23, 2023, 7:30

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

More Info: Star Theatre

What: Join Mellano Farm Stand for Watermelon, Watermelon, and more Watermelon! Their delicious watermelon is in season and what better time to come pick up your own local watermelon but to enjoy a day at the farm with all things Watermelon. Live music from 11am-2pm by Mason Jopes. Food trucks and local vendors will be selling their artisanal items.

When: Saturday & Sunday, July 15 & 16 , 2023, 10am-4pm

Where: Mellano Farm Stand 5714 N River Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057

More Info: Mellano Farm Stand

What: Each summer, the Oceanside Museum of Art hosts this celebration of open-air painting, with artists convening at locations across the city to capture its inimitable coastline, cityscapes, lagoons, rolling hills, and historic buildings and vistas. All skill levels are invited to participate, and no membership is required. The event includes workshops led by featured artists, an art sale and awards celebration, and a plein air juried exhibition and auction.

When: July 15-22, 2023, All Day

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

More Info: Oceanside Plein Air

What: The two-act play, written by Synthia L. Hardy and directed by Bryan Rasmussen combines storytelling and song to capture the essence of Billie Holiday’s music and life. Musician Woody Woods joins Hardy on stage as Holiday’s pianist accompanying her through hits including the haunting “Strange Fruit,” as well as “God Bless the Child,” “Good Morning Heartache,” and “Lover Man.”

When: Friday-Sunday, July 28-30, 2023, Multiple Showings

Where: Brooks Theatre 219 North Coast Highway, Oceanside CA 92054

More Info: Oceanside Theatre Company

What: Join Arrowood Golf Course for Summer Concerts on the green! Enjoy 80’s tribute bands starting in May- September. July’s talent is Technique – New Order, Depeche Mode and more!

When: Saturday, July 29, 2023, 7pm-9pm

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

More Info: Arrowood Golf Course

What: Head to a local Oceanside park every month for Movie in the Park. This month, Oceanside Parks and Recreation will show “Minions: The Rise of Gru” at Mance Buchanon Park. Crafts and games will be available for use at 7. The movie will begin roughly at 8pm. This event is free to the public.

When: Saturday, July 29, 2023, 8pm-10pm

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

More Info: Movie in the Park

Published: June 30, 2023

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