10 Awesome Oceanside Events in October
While the rest of the United States is seeing a change in the seasons, Oceanside is still sporting clear skies and sunshine! So avoid the cold, take in the warm beach ambiance, and check out these 10 awesome Oceanside events you can enjoy this October! Events range from opportunities to try out Oceanside’s legendary dining and beer scene, to Oktoberfest celebrations, Halloween events full of spooky spirit, Dia de los Muertos celebrations, and more! So come on down, fall in love with our perfect year-round temperatures and experience everything Oceanside has to offer this October.
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 fun event is free and open to the public.
When: Friday, October 4, 2019, 5-9pm
Where: Downtown Oceanside
More Info: First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk
What: Taste of Oceanside is back for 2019, offering you the chance to sample some of Oceanside’s best food, beer, and wine! This highly anticipated annual event is limited to 1,000 tickets, with regular food tasting tickets available for $30 and food tickets plus beer and wine tasting available for $40. There will also be ‘Taste Trolleys’ making continuous loops throughout downtown for you to hop on and off of so that you don’t miss a single delicious bite!
When: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 2-5pm
Where: Downtown Oceanside
More Info: MainStreet Oceanside Taste of Oceanside
What: Join Oceanside Adventures and Beach House Winery on the first Saturday of every month 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.
When: Saturday, October 5, 2019, 5-6:30pm
Where:256 Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Oceanside Adventures
What: Skelpin will engage the audience with Irish music fused with the passion of Spain, rhythms of the Middle East, and American romantic soul. Come boogie your cares away while enjoying gourmet appetizers, desserts, and specialty wines from 333 Pacific. A limited number of premium reserved tables are available in addition to general admission single tickets.
When: Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 6-8pm
Where: 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: Music at the Museum with Skelpin
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, October 11, 2019, 5-10pm
Where: 601 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
More Info: La Buena Vida Night Market
What: Join in celebrating Pride at the largest coastal Pride festival in California! This year’s free family-friendly celebration will kick off at 11 a.m and will include live entertainment on two stages, midway games, a youth zone, over 100 vendors, inspirational speakers, food trucks and more!
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11am-5pm
Where: Civic Center Plaza, 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA
More Info: Pride by the Beach 2019
What: Oceanside’s very own Oktoberfest celebration, dubbed ‘SurftoberFest,’ is back! Breakwater Brewing, SpringHill Suites, Hello Betty, and Compass Wellness Back2Good Program are teaming up to provide attendees music, food and a tasting glass good for unlimited tastings! This event helps Veterans & those in need walk again making for a great reason to get out and enjoy beer, food, and the ocean right here in beautiful Oceanside.
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 2-6pm
Where: Hello Betty Fish House, 211 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: To purchase your tickets visit Eventbrite Surftoberfest
What: Get ready for a funky steampunky Halloween party inspired by Brian Kesinger’s characters Otto and Victoria and his Dream It Yourself exhibition. Bring your friends, family, or pet octopus along to enjoy a variety of rousing cirque entertainment from J7 Productions, spooky good dance jams from DJ Mandy Mixes, and a few more surprises still in the works at OMA’s legendary annual event. This popular event is 21+ only, and sells out quickly so be sure to buy your tickets soon.
When: Saturday, October 26, 2019, 6-10pm
Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way Oceanside, CA 92054
More Info: To learn more and buy your tickets visit Art After Dark 2019
What: 2019 marks the 19th anniversary of the Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, festival in Oceanside. This traditional Mexican holiday dating back thousands of years celebrates and honors the memories of the deceased with colorful displays, face painting and more. This year the free public festival will be more vibrant and exciting than ever before with beautiful altars on display, as well as local traditional dancers and entertainment, a classic car show, arts & crafts, a shopping mercado filled with traditional food vendors and more. All attendees are encouraged to participate in the free interactive chalk cemetery where they can dedicate images, flowers and candles to their lost loved ones.
When: Sunday, October 27, 2019, 10am-4pm
Where: Mission San Luis Rey, 4050 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92057, USA
More Info: Mission San Luis Rey Dia Festival
What: Thursday is market day in downtown Oceanside! As the sun begins to set on October 31st the family-friendly Sunset Market will become a spooky good time! Kids will be able to trick or treat through the vendor booths as well as participate in a costume parade at the main stage. Contests will also be held at the main stage to find the most evil laugh and the most blood curdling scream! In addition, Halloween music will be playing all night long!
When: Thursday, October 31, 2019, 5-9pm
Where: Corner of Pier View Way and Coast Highway, Downtown Oceanside, 92054
More Info: MainStreet Oceanside Haunted Market