Marvelous May Events

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.


First Friday at Tremont Collective


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, Shoots, 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: Friday, May 5th, 5pm-10pm

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

More Info: Tremont Collective


Cinco de Mayo Nerd Comedy at The Brooks Theatre


What: Get ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style with the hilarious comedian Rene Garcia! Labeled the Latino Jerry Lewis, Rene is one of the most entertaining and energetic humorists on the circuit today. He is a master of comedy, with a quick wit and a talent for making audiences of all ages laugh. Rene’s strong audience connection and blend of clever observations and relatable anecdotes will have you in stitches.

When: Friday, May 5th, 8pm-10pm

Where: The Brooks Theatre
217 N Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Oceanside Theatre Company


First Friday Downtown Art Walk


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 5th, 5pm-9pm

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

More Info: Oceanside Art Walk


Mother’s Day is Sweet


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 6th, 2pm-5pm

Where: Various Locations, Downtown Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Mainstreet Oceanside


Change Your Mind Festival


What: The goal of Change Your Mind is to encouraging candid conversations about mental health in a fun and stress-free environment. Attendees of all ages can participate in a full day of workshops, performances, and wellness-related experiences.

When: Saturday, May 6th, 11am-4pm

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

More Info: Change Your Mind Festival


What: OMA welcomes friends and neighbors on Free First Sundays, our fun hands-on art-making experience led by artists and cultural partners from our community. Whether you’re new to art or have your own creative flow, Art For All is the time to let your imagination soar. Each month OMA invites community partners to create an art-making experience for all levels. Participants are encouraged to spark inspiration by visiting current exhibitions. Explore different art-making materials through creative projects at each session while learning from local and regional artists. Check back each month to see what we’re up to next!

When: Sunday, May 7th, 12pm-2pm

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

More Info: Oceanside Museum of Art





Oceanside Harbor Wine Cruise


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 6th, 5pm-6:30pm

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

More Info: Oceanside Whale Watching


O’side Bakery Local Market


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 13th, 10am-2pm

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

More Info: O’side Bakery

Summer Concerts on the Green


What: Join Arrowood Golf Course for Summer Concerts on the green! Enjoy 80’s tribute bands starting in May- September.
Rally the crew and get your tickets today!

Summer Line up:

        • May 27 – ARENA- Duran Duran Tribute Show
        • June 24 – The Curse- The Cure Tribute show
        • July 29 – Technique-New Order, Depeche Mode & more 80’s Tribute
        • August 26 – X Syndicate & Pretty in Pink- Flock of Seagulls & Psychedelic Furs Tribute Show
        • September 23 – 4NR- Foreigner Tribute show

When: Saturday, May 27th, Doors 6pm, Show Starts at 7pm

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

More Info: Arrowood Golf Course

“Good People” at The Brooks Theatre


What: Join Oceanside Theatre Company for a production of Good People at The Brooks Theatre. When Margie Walsh gets fired from yet another job, her landlord threatens eviction. Determined to keep a roof over her daughter’s head, she turns to a former friend for help finding a job. From the moment she steps into Dr. Michael Dillon’s office, tensions mount in this reunion of old friends as they navigate the decisions that led them down different life paths. An emotional, heartfelt drama broken up by poignant moments of laugh-aloud humor, “Good People” by David Lindsay-Abaire will have audiences debating what it means to do the right thing.

When: Friday-Sunday, May 12th-28th, 8pm and 2pm Showings

Where: Oceanside Theatre Company at Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Oceanside Theatre Company




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 & Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Sunset Market


Sip, Paint and Gaze


What: Join Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions every Friday 5pm-7pm to “Sip, Paint and Gaze” on the rooftop of the Mission Pacific Resort painting the Oceanside Pier.

Find inspiration from the coastal views, and paint a masterpiece. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase to fuel your inspiration.

When: Every Friday, 5pm-7pm

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

More Info: Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions

Published: May 3, 2023

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