Oceanside Events in October

Even with the fall season upon us, Oceanside is still sporting clear skies and sunshine! Enjoy our coastal destination by checking out these awesome Oceanside events happening this month! Throughout October the little ones will also get a chance to play and explore attractions, tours, museums and more for FREE during Kids Free Month. Fall in love with our perfect year-round temperatures and experience everything Oceanside has to offer.

Check out our full Oceanside Event Calendar to stay in up to date with the latest happenings in O’side!

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. This month to design and craft your very own unique buttons. Choose from an array of vibrant colors and materials to bring your personalized messages to life. 

When: Saturday, October 1, 2023, 12-2pm

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

More Info: Oceanside Museum of Art

What: 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: Friday, October 6, 2023, 5pm-11pm

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

More InfoFirst Friday: Oceanside Art Walk

What: Stroll around downtown Oceanside and sample food from some of the hottest restaurants our city’s incredible Dining Scene has to offer. In addition, tickets can be upgraded to include tastings from Oceanside’s breweries and wineries! Free ‘Taste Trolleys’ will be making a continuous loop throughout the downtown to make your taste journey a relaxing experience and to ensure you don’t miss out on any stops. 

When: Saturday, October 7, 2023, 1:30pm-5pm

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

More Info: Mainstreet Oceanside


What: Join Oceanside Theatre Company for the hauntingly romantic musical thriller “Welcome to Sleepy Hollow” written by Heather Megill Reba. Show Synopsis: Katrina Van Tassel feels like she’s outgrown the village school in Sleepy Hollow until an unwanted suitor and a fascinating new school teacher change her mind.

When: October 6-29, 2023, See Website for Date and Times

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

More InfoOceanside Theatre Company

What: Head to The Brook’s Theatre for a Musical Salute to Tom Petty featuring the Rolling Heartbreakers Band.

When: Saturday, October 8, 2023, 8pm-11pm 

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

More InfoOceanside Theatre Company

What: Join Arrowood Gold Course for BARKTOBERFEST! A family-fun event filled with live music, face painting, festive food, and drink vendors, and even an opportunity to adopt a new best friend! Enjoy beer from partner Coronado Brewing Company, as well as Dogleg Brewing Company, and 805. This event is complimentary to attend and your pup is welcome too!

When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10am-3pm

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

More InfoArrowood Golf Course

What: Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in San Diego. Get tickets now to discover the music of Vivaldi at Mission San Luis Rey under the gentle glow of candlelight.

When: Thursday, October 19, 2023, 9pm-11pm

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

More InfoFever Events

What: Artists have always used beautiful symbols from nature in their art. Using this positive theme, we will create paintings that reflect life, love, and happiness. A variety of examples will be our inspiration. Join Robin Douglas for appetizers and drinks before creating your own masterpiece.

When: Thursday, October 20, 2023, 5:30pm-7:30pm

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

More Info: Oceanside Museum of Art

What: Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.

When: Friday & Saturday October 20-21 & 27-28 at 7:30pm, Sunday October 22 & 29 at 2:00pm

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

More Info: Star Theatre

What: Join Flourish and Live Well for the O’side Boo Bash where they will have a spooky market, pumpkin decorating, food, music, psychic readings, cat adoptions and a screening of Frankenweenie starting at 7pm. Free to attend!

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 3pm-8pm

Where: Flourish + Live Well, 510 N Coast Hwy Ste B, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Boo Bash

What: The NSSA is the foremost amateur competitive surfing organization in the United States. The NSSA is divided into nine conferences – Southwest , Gold Coast, Northwest and NSSA JR in California, Hawaii, Northeast, Southeast/North, Southeast and the Florida Gulf in Florida. With a special emphasis on student/surfers, the NSSA membership is open to anyone who wants to surf competitively as an amateur. Competing in NSSA Conference contests allows members to qualify for an invitation to the Eastern (east coast members only), Hawaiian (Hawaii members only), Western (west coast members only) and National Championships.

When: Friday, October 21-22, 2023, All Day

Where: Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA 92054

More InfoNSSA

What: The 22nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Festival is returning to its origin in Downtown Oceanside…back to its roots. Come be part of theannual celebration of life, lowrider and classic car show, and festival event in downtown Oceanside! Free family event entertainment, catrin/catrina contest, vendors, food, Danza, crafts for kids, music and art!

When: Sunday October 22, 2023, 10am-5pm

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

More Info: Friends of Oceanside


What: Every last Saturday of the month (unless there is another city event taking place) Mystic Soul Ritual Shop invites local artists to set up shop in Artist Alley. This vibrant community of artists will showcase their beautiful creations and offer them for sale to the public. You’ll find everything from paintings and sculptures to handmade jewelry and unique crafts.

When: Saturday October 28, 2023, 12pm-6pm

Where: Mystic Soul Ritual Shop, 212 Artist Alley E, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Mystic Soul

What: Who’s ready to get spooky!? Join Mission Marketplace for their Halloween Spooktakular for Halloween themed activities that ALL children, including those with mobility limitations, will enjoy. 

When: October 28, 2023, 11-2pm

Where: Mission Marketplace, 427 College Blvd K, Oceanside, CA 92057

More Info: Mission Marketplace

What: Oceanside Parks and Recreation is excited to bring back the Halloween Spooktacular: Trunk or Treat! Children 12 and under are welcome to trunk or treat at Mance Buchanon Park on October 28 at this FREE event! The Oceanside Parks and Recreation will also have a crafts booth, inflatables, and kids group games.

When: Saturday October 28, 2023, 12pm-6pm

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

More Info: Trunk or Treat

Published: September 29, 2023

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