Spectacular September Events in Oceanside

September is here, can you believe it? With the changing of the seasons, O’side is ready to welcome some epic events around town! Experience all the city has on the cal with family and friends as we approach the fall season. Enjoy events like Adaptive Surfing Championships, Super Girl Surf Pro, Oceanside’s long time tradition of Harbor Days, and a variety of markets, live music events and more. Be sure to send off the summer with a bang and give a warm welcome to a “cozy season” spent on our sunny coastline! To see the rest of the September events, visit our Oceanside Event Calendar.

Music at the Museum with Johnny Tarr

What: Explore the exhibitions for free starting at 5:00pm and stay for the free concert as Oceanside’s First Friday Art Walk extends into the night with the explosive sound and epic blues-rock guitar riffs of Johnny Tarr and his quintet.

When: Friday, September 2, 2022, 5pm-9pm

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

More Info: Oceanside Museum of Art

First Friday: Oceanside 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, music, poetry, art education, and culinary and pop-up art galleries showcased in local businesses and public spaces. 

When: Friday, September 2, 2022, 5-9pm

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

More InfoFirst Friday: Oceanside Art Walk

Stoophouse Film Premiere at The Seabird

What: Join Stoophouse at The Seabird Resort for the premiere of their first full length skate video! 

When: Saturday, September 2, 2022, 7pm-9pm

Where: The Seabird Resort, 101 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Get Tickets

Annual Labor Day Pier Swim

What: The Oceanside Pier Swim is an annual one mile swim that begins and ends on the beach, traversing around the Oceanside Pier. The Pier Swim opens with swimmers diving into the surf, circles one mile around the pier and ultimately ends with swimmers riding waves onto the beach and dashing towards a finish line on the sand.

When: Monday, September 5, 2022, 7-11:30am

Where: Oceanside Pier, 301 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054

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U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championships

What:  Established in 2017 right here in Oceanside, this contest showcases the best adaptive surfers in the country. The event was founded by the Stoked for Life Foundation bringing awareness to the rehabilitative benefits of adapted water sports through clinics and education in addition to raising awareness for access to our beach communities for those with disabilities.

When: Thursday-Sunday, September 8-11, 2022, All Day

Where: Oceanside Pier, 301 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: U.S. Adaptive Surfing Championships

Downtown Oceanside History Walk

What:  JoinThe Oceanside Historical Society for a 2-hour history walk tour will begin at the front of the Oceanside Public Library (look for the Andrew Jackson Myers plaque) and will show participants the historical significance of local homes, churches & banks, three Irving J. Gill buildings, the famed “Top Gun” house, the Oceanside Pier & bandshell, and a variety of other sites. These walks are free (donations accepted) and open to everyone, and are pleasantly paced so folks of all ages can participate.

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 9am-11am

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

More Info: Oceanside Historical Society

Movie in the Park: Raya and the Last Dragon

What: Join Oceanside Parks and Recreation Department for their final Movies in the Park of the summer, Raya and the Last Dragon! These family-friendly movies will start at dark so be sure to check sunset times to make sure you are there on time. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks!

When: Friday, September 10, 2022, 7pm-9pm

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

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Outside the Wire: Book Signing and Panel Discussion

What: Head to the Brooks Theatre for a panel discussion featuring 3 authors, all veterans – Major Scott A. Huesing USMC (Ret), bestselling author of Echo in Ramadi(2018), Major Fred Galvin USMC (Ret), bestselling author of A Few Bad Men (2022), Amy Forsythe, author of Heroes Live Here, and Moderator Robert Young Pelton- Author, journalist, and documentary film director. Panel will cover how 3 combat veterans fought, survived, and returned home to write and share their individually unique perspectives on war.

When:  Sunday, September 11, 2022

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

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O’side Flavor Food Festival

What: The Osider Magazine and Pier Club Day Party present “Oside Flavor,” a taste of Oceanside’s finest restaurants, bakeries and breweries all in one place! The Oside Flavor event brings together the best of Oceanside’s restaurants, bakeries and breweries at the picturesque Goat Hill Park along with an evening of fun and entertainment for all. For more information and tickets visit TheOsider.com.

When: Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5pm-9pm

Where: Goat Hill Park, 2323 Goat Hill Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: The O’sider Magazine

Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro

What: The world’s top professional female surfers will be back in Oceanside for the 15th annual Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro, a 3 day event from September 16 – 19, 2021. The weekend will be jam-packed with world-class surfing competition that will blow your mind, and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities and amazing entertainment. The event is free to attend!

The Super Girl Surf Pro is the largest female surfing event in the world, the only World Surf League (WSL) WQS 5000 women’s event in the U.S., and offers valuable points for surfers to qualify onto the Women’s Championship Tour in 2022.

When: September 16-18, 2022, All Day

Where: Oceanside Pier, 300 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Nissan Super Girl Pro

Oceanside Harbor Days

What: All are invited to Oceanside Harbor for the annual Oceanside Harbor Days celebration. This event will feature two days filled with sun, sand, surf, arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family including a costume party for kids 12 and under at Pirate Village, the annual Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, Military and Public Safety displays, a beer garden and more. Harbor Days is free to the public.

When: Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, 2022, 9am-5pm

Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA 92054

More InfoOceanside Harbor Days

Life’s Swell. Surf O’side. – California Surfing Day 2022

What: Oceanside is an O’riginal surf town! As a mecca for surfers ranging from novice to pro, our coastal destination allows everyone to enjoy the sport of surfing along our beautiful coastline. We invite you to hit the waves on September 20th to celebrate California Surfing Day! Share your stoke for Oceanside and the state’s official sport on social media by tagging @VisitOceanside in a selfie and using the hashtags: #CaliforniaSurfingDay and #SurfOceanside!

When: September 20, 2022, All Day

Where: Oceanside Pier, 300 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: California Surfing Day Oceanside

Taste Of Art: Animals in Art

What: Join Oceanside Museum of Art for an artful evening celebrating the variety and dynamism of all wildlife. Drawing inspiration from artists such as LeRoy Neiman, Frida Kahlo and Edward Hicks, create your own painting based on any real, abstract or imagined images of animals from around the world with an emphasis on texture, color and composition. Enjoy appetizers and drinks during a brief presentation before creating an original work of art. All materials provided.

When: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6pm-8pm

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

More Info: Oceanside Museum of Art 

Billie! Backstage with Lady Day

What: See this two-act play that combines storytelling and song to capture the essence of Billie Holiday’s music and life. Musician Woody Woods joins Hardy on stage as Holiday’s pianist, accompanying her through hits including the haunting “Strange Fruit,” as well as “God Bless the Child,” “Good Morning Heartache,” and “Lover Man.”

When: Saturday, September 23-25 & 30 and October 1-2, 2022, See link for Showings

Where: Brooks Theatre, 217 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA, 92054

More Info: Oceanside Theatre Company

Buffalo Alley 10k Trail Run

What: Have you ever wanted to run through the hills of Camp Pendleton? Now is your chance! The Buffalo Alley 10k trail run begins at Camp Horno, and winds up, up, up, into the hills of Camp Pendleton. The 10K is a loop out-and-back course that takes you past scenic vistas along gently rolling terrain.  

When: Saturday, September 24, 2022, 8:30am-10:30am

Where: Camp Pendleton, 20250 Vandegrift Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92058

More Info: Hard Corps Race Series

Oceanside Sunset Market

What: Sunset Market Day in Downtown Oceanside is BACK! 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 and Coast Highway, Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Oceanside Sunset Market

Sip, Paint and Gaze

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.

For a full list of events in Oceanside be sure to check our Event Calendar often!

Published: September 1, 2021

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