Oceanside Events in November
We all know the holidays are right around the corner, and some are already itching to get all of their seasonal decorations out from storage, but wait! These awesome Oceanside events will have you holding off on skipping through November! From athletic events like Bike the Coast and the O’side Turkey Trot, to the family friendly Oceanside Art Walk and the Thoroughly Modern Millie play, and to the holiday kick-off of shopping local at the Merry Makers Fair. Oceanside is where you want to be this November!
As always, we couldn’t possibly fit everything in one list so make sure you check out the entire Oceanside Event Calendar to be in “the know” about everything happening here in Oceanside.
What: Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of downtown Oceanside. The First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk will showcase live performances, music, poetry, art education, and culinary and pop-up art galleries showcased in local businesses and public spaces. This event is open to the public, and admission to the Oceanside Museum of Art is free during the Art Walk!
When: Friday, November 1, 2019, 5-9pm
Where: Downtown Oceanside
More Info: First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk
What: The annual Bike the Coast event promotes Oceanside as a bike-friendly location. This year there will be five course distance options, a 7 mile ride, 15 mile ride, 25 mile ride, 50 mile ride, or a 100 mile ride along Highway 101. Entry fee prices range from $60 to $100. Following the bike ride the Taste the Coast Festival will begin at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater.
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, All Day
Where: Oceanside Pier, 301 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054 USA
More Info: Bike the Coast Oceanside
What: The Friends of Oceanside Parks and Recreation will be hosting the family friendly Heritage Park Fall Festival and Chili Cook Off from noon to 4pm, with the chili cook off taking place from noon to 2pm. This event is free and will include music, food and vendors booths. The “chili tasting” is $5 per person. The North County Model Railroad Society will be open for viewing as well as the “Trains For Kids” room.
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12-4pm
Where: 220 Peyri Drive Oceanside, CA 92057 USA
More Info: Heritage Park Fall Festival
What: Join Bagby Beer Co. for the La Buena Vida Night Market in Coastal Oceanside. The outside patio and open-air area transforms into a fun and delightful artisan market, with three bars and Market Food specials! Shop over 25 unique vendors in home goods, clothing, jewelry, bath, accessories, and more! Enjoy music and local entertainment while savoring some local craft beer and food. Shop small! Shop local!
When: Friday, November 8, 2019, 5-10pm
Where: 601 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
More Info: La Buena Vida Night Market
What: “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is a Tony-Award winning musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. Thoroughly Modern Millie tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China.
When: Friday, November 8, 2019 through Sunday, November 17, 2019
- Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM
- Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 PM
Where: Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Star Theatre Company
What: Come “move your feet before you eat!®” this Thanksgiving at Oceanside’s 14th Annual Pacific Marine Credit Union O’side Turkey Trot 10k Run/ 5K run/walk and Senior 1 Mile Presented by Tri City Medical Center. Voted one of America’s top trots, join in this fast growing Thanksgiving tradition that includes runs, walks, costume contest, team competition, fabulous live entertainment and finisher medals for all participants!
Right after the race at 10:20am, Turkey Trot holds the Senior Festival of Miles (65 yr- on). This 1-mile fun walk or race features some of the fastest seniors in the country as well as walkers, joggers, walkers with walkers, and a wheelchair push (a 400m wheelchair push is also an option).
When: O’side Turkey Trot: Thursday, November 28, 2019, 6am-12pm
Where: Oceanside Civic Center, Pier View Way & North Ditmar Street, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
More Info: O’side Turkey Trot
What: Take a trip back in time and experience what the holidays were like in the mid-1800s. Rancho Guajome Adobe welcomes you to its annual Rancho Christmas celebration where you can see and tour the historic 28 room adobe and 2 large courtyards dressed with festive wreaths, garlands and centerpieces. The celebration will also include tractor rides, Native American storytelling and Christmas Carolers!
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10am-4pm
Where: Rancho Guajome Adobe, 2210 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083
What: The Merry Makers Fair is a weekend long pop-up vendor showcase featuring artisanal businesses selling creative, hand-crafted products ranging from jewelry to home goods, flowers and succulents, woodwork, clothing, accessories, bath and body products, paper goods and art.
This event is a part of the ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local holiday campaign. Complementing the holiday shopping atmosphere there will also be a special Sip & Shop event providing beer and wine tastings inside participating retail establishments on Saturday, November 30th from 2pm-5pm.
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019, 10am-4pm
Where: Artist Alley – Downtown Oceanside