Things To Do This Weekend

This weekend is the perfect time to come experience Oceanside and all that this beautiful beach city has to offer. The Event Calendar is overflowing with fantastic activities for you to do, and we’ve highlighted just a few to give you an idea of all that you can experience this weekend. So if you’re up for an adventure and a great time come on down to Oceanside and check out these top events you don’t want to miss!

What: Come “move your feet before you eat” at the Pacific Marine Credit Union O’Side Turkey Trot, recognized as one of the Top Trots in the country by Runner’s World Magazine. Free digital photos, medals, shirts, and timing are available to all registered participants. The 5K Walk adult entry fee is $37 and the 10K Run/Walk adult entry fee is $40. Youth options are available.

Additionally, for seniors 65 and older there is a special 1 mile O’Side Turkey Trot experience held after the 5k and 10k. The 1 mile senior event will cost $30. Family members are welcome to participate to provide assistance if needed. Please see website for complete rules and qualifications. 


  • O’side Turkey Trot: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 6am-11am
  • Festival of Senior 1 Mile Run/Walk/Push: Thursday, November 22, 2018, 10:20am

Where: Oceanside Civic Center, Pier View Way & North Ditmar Street, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

More Info: O’side Turkey Trot

  • Course Options: There are two options for this event, a 5K Run/Walk or a 10K Run. This event is family friendly and includes fun contests and competitions, as well as live entertainment along the course. Join one of the fastest growing holiday traditions!

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! Tickets are $5 for ages 13+, $3 for ages 4-12, and kids 3 and under are free.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10am-4pm

Where: Rancho Guajome Adobe, 2210 N Santa Fe Ave, Vista, CA 92083

More Info: Rancho Guajome Adobe Christmas

What: Come discover an array of handcrafted and artisanal goods by local makers at this free, two-day holiday pop-up market in Artist Alley in Downtown Oceanside. Shoppers can browse jewelry, candles, art, glassworks and more while exploring Artist Alley shops and eateries and listening to live holiday music.


  • Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10am-5pm
  • Sunday, November 25, 2018, 10am-2pm

Where: Artist Alley, Downtown Oceanside

More Info: To learn more visit Shop Local Oceanside

What: Yoga & Beer at Legacy Brewing Co! Bring your friends and family who are in town for the holidays and treat them to an hour flow followed by a delicious craft beer for just $15! Tickets available at or pay at the door.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 11am

Where: Legacy Brewing Co, 363 Airport Road Oceanside, CA 92058

More Info: For more information visit Yoga & Beer Facebook

What: Participate in a guided walking tour of Mission San Luis Rey. Explore areas of the Mission that are not normally open to the public; including the private rose gardens and the pepper tree. General admission tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, students and active military. The special behind-the-scenes tour is available most Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Pre-registration is encouraged. 


  • Saturday, November 24, 2018, 11am, 1pm
  • Sunday, November 25, 2018, 11pm

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

More Info: For more information please call (760)757-3651 x115

What: Enjoy tastings from your favorite Oceanside breweries, wineries and craft beverage makers while you explore shops and listen to live holiday music! Two Sip and Shop events will be taking place to kick off and conclude Shop Local Oceanside. The first will be located in downtown Oceanside on Saturday, November 24th from 2-5pm and the second will take place in South Oceanside in conjunction with the South O Walkabout on Wednesday, December 12th from 5-8pm.

Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance or $20 the day of. Purchasing tickets in advance for both Sip and Shop events is $25. Don’t forget to fill up a Shop Local Holiday Passport along the way, you can receive up to two passport stamps per Sip Stop!

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 2-5pm

Where: Sip Stops Include:

  • The Arcade Tattoo, 604 Mission Ave.
  • Endurance House Oceanside, 401 N. Coast Highway, Suite 103
  • Gypsy Soul Dreaming, 212 Artist Alley, Suite E
  • Meric Spearfishing, 605 B Mission Ave.
  • Monroe Boutique LLC, 301 Mission Ave., Suite 101A
  • The Loose Leaf Tea Bar, 408 Mission Ave.
  • Oceanside Ace Hardware, 263 S. Coast Highway
  • Oceanside Jewelers, 222 N. Coast Highway
  • Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way
  • Stage and Screen FX, 510 N. Coast Highway, Suite B
  • Whitlock Surf Experience, 609 Mission Ave.

More Info: To learn more visit Shop Local Oceanside


What: Join Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions on Saturday afternoons for Paint and Sip! This veteran owned fine art gallery and studio specializes in paint nights with a beautiful, relaxed environment where groups can create, socialize and have a blast while sipping on their favorite drink. Paint Nights are BYOB with all art supplies, art instructions, and light refreshments provided.

When: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 5-7pm

Where: Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions, 1906 Oceanside Blvd. Ste. Q

More Info: To learn more visit Artist Uncorked Sip and Paint

For a complete listing of events, please view the Oceanside Event Calendar.

Published: November 20, 2018

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