What Events to Plan For in The Month of May
May is here! With sunny weather in the forecast and a nice cool ocean breeze to keep you comfortable, May is the perfect month to visit Oceanside and experience everything this beach city has to offer. To help give you an idea of the activities you can do we’ve created a little recap list of just a few of the wonderful events that you can experience this month.
Stay up to date with upcoming events taking place this month and beyond by visiting the Oceanside Event Calendar.
What: Join the Buena Vista Audubon Society on this regular monthly walk and survey of the birds at the Oceanside special wildlife sanctuary. The freshwater lake, adjacent riparian forest, and grassy upland hills provide an exciting array of bird species to view throughout the year.
When: Thursday, May 5th, 8am-10am
Where: Whelan Lake, 3650 North River Road Oceanside, CA 92058
More Info: Buena Vista Audubon
What: Star Theatre Coast Kids production of Disney’s “Newsies” runs April 29-May 8, this high-energy musical inspired by the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899 soars with rousing dance numbers and memorable songs.
When: Friday, May 6th: 7:30pm; Saturday, May 7th: 2pm & 7:30pm; Sunday, May 8th: 2pm
Where: Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Star Theatre
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, May 6th, 5pm-9pm
Where: Downtown Oceanside
More Info: Oceanside Art Walk
What: Music at the Museum will be bringing it back to move the culture forward with old school and funk music sets by DJ Grande. Throughout the event, Members Only Car Club will be holding it down with Lowriders parked outside. Explore the exhibitions for free and enjoy the music starting at 5:00pm.
When: Friday, May 6th, 5pm-9pm
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Museum of Art
Mothers Day Events:
What better way to spend Mother’s Day than at the coast with the beautiful weather, nice cool breeze, and some great food and drinks? Treat your loved one with a fun activity that is sure to make her feel special!
What: Experience the sweeter side of Oceanside at Mother’s Day Is Sweet, an afternoon of dessert and craft beverage tasting at Sweet Stops throughout Downtown Oceanside
When: Saturday, May 7th, 2pm-5pm
Where: Various Locations, Downtown Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Mainstreet Oceanside
What: Annual Mother’s Day Festival featuring farm-fresh flowers, specialty coffees, food truck, live music, strawberry U-Pick (FREE for Mom), tractor rides, photo ops, and more!
When: Saturday, May 7th, 10:30am-5pm
Where: Mellano Farm Stand, 5750 N River Rd, Oceanside, CA 92057
More Info: Mellano Farm Stand
What: Join Beach House Winery, So Rich! Chocolates, and Southern Draw Cigars for their upcoming wine, chocolate & cigar pairing event that will introduce your taste buds to a cascade of complex flavors and profiles!
When: Saturday, May 7th, 12-4pm
Where: Beach House Winery, 1534 Sleeping Indian Road, Fallbrook, California 92028
More Info: Beach House Winery Events
What: Join Oceanside Adventures and Beach House Winery 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 $49 per person, 21 and over.
When: Saturday, May 7, 5pm-6:30pm
Where: Oceanside Adventures, 256 Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Whale Watching
What: Oceanside Heritage Day celebrates the past, present & future of North County’s crown jewel. This FREE family-friendly event will include food vendors, music, and fun!
When: Saturday, May 14th 12pm-3pm
Where: Heritage Park 220 Peyri Drive Oceanside, CA 92057
More Info: Heritage Park Day
What: A day of recognition to all active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases. The day consists of activities including a children’s fun zone with inflatable jumps, rock climbing wall, kid’s crafts and face painting. All Active Duty Military and their dependents must bring an Active Duty Military ID Card to get unlimited activities and a free lunch.
When: Saturday, May 21, 2022, 11am-4pm
Where: Civic Center Plaza, 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Chamber of Commerce
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 & Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Sunset Market
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, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Mission Pacific Hotel, 201 N Myers St, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: For reservations, please call (760) 655-1332.
What: Join Arrowood Golf Course every Wednesday for trivia night! Get in on the fun, trivia starts at 6pm. Eat, drink and tease your brain. Prizes, drink and dinner specials included! Seating is limited, make sure you RSVP!
When: Every Friday, 6pm-9pm
Where: Arrowood Golf Course, 5201 Village Drive, Oceanside, CA 92057
More Info: Arrowood Golf Course