The Summer Months in San Diego County bring about fantastic opportunities for birders to observe the local breeding grounds filled with new families of various species, including the endangered California Least Tern. As the Summer continues so does the excitement, with the post-breeding diffusion often resulting in unusual species sightings!
Oceanside is home to a wide variety of summer concerts that take advantage of Oceanside’s beautiful venues and wonderful weather. Whether it be a free concert in one of Oceanside’s many beautiful parks, or a large concert with top musical talent at the Pier Amphitheatre, Oceanside has got you covered!
Looking for fun ways to celebrate the return of Summer? Oceanside’s got you covered with these great beach-y events, ranging from surf festivals to free movies by the pier, cultural celebrations to the Dinghy Parade and more! The event calendar is full of hot activities that will have you begging to spend another day in Oceanside!
It’s that time again…the San Diego County Fair is back in town! Slated to bring in over 1.5 million visitors with over 4,000 attractions and 1,879 concerts, these 26 days of fun cannot be missed! To make sure you get the most out of your trip we’ve compiled everything you need to know to make for an unforgettable experience.
Summer unofficially kicks-off on Memorial Day weekend down in Southern California, and we are excited for all of the fun events scheduled for June! As the weather starts to heat up everywhere else, think of Oceanside as your cool Southern California beach escape. Whether you enjoy live music and games, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in some diverse cultural celebrations, enjoy a free movie at the Pier, cheer on the Independence Parade, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the waves go by, Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of must see events taking place this month.
Oceanside’s California Welcome Center is a powerful resource for visitors and locals alike. Leading the way on TripAdvisor as the #1 thing to do in the city, the Welcome Center sees more than 60,000 visitors every year and the knowledgeable volunteers and staff hear every traveler question under the sun. For the times you can’t make the drive over to the California Welcome Center in Oceanside, check out these answers to some of the most common questions being asked right now, including discount ticket information, where to get a cup of great coffee and where you can eat while enjoying a great view!
Fourth of July is coming up, and now is the time to start planning which patriotic events you will be attending! To help you decide we have compiled a list of fun, family friendly events happening all week in and around Oceanside for you to experience and enjoy this Independence Day!
May is here, one of the most beautiful months of the year in Oceanside and a perfect time to visit and experience everything this beach city has to offer. Whether you enjoy live music and gourmet food, are interested in a unique and bustling art scene, want to soak in a classic at the theatre, rock out to music and get covered in vibrant colors, or just enjoy a day in the sand watching the Beach Soccer Championships, Oceanside has got you covered! Check out our list of wonderful events like these that you can experience during May in Oceanside.
April is here and Oceanside welcomes you with open arms! As the weather heats up and the flowers begin to cover the landscape come enjoy a variety of events that are sure to make your trip a memorable one! With activities and spectacles such as the famous IRONMAN traithlon, the ever popular First Friday: Art Walk, the two day juried Oceanside fine art festival & much more, there is something for everyone to enjoy here in Oceanside!
Oceanside is home to tremendous musical talent and an abundance of venues hosting live events. With a variety of genres and performance styles being performed across the city on any given night of the week, Oceanside’s live music scene has something for everyone. So check out our list of a few of the many great venues in Oceanside that offer free live entertainment on a regular basis!
Easter Weekend is almost here, and what better place to celebrate than Oceanside? Enjoy everything this beautiful beach city has to offer, including great weather, a bustling dining scene, and family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy! We hope you have a fantastic Easter and we look forward to seeing everyone out enjoying themselves this weekend!
Looking for some ideas on what to do and where to go this spring? We’ve got the inside scoop on not only great activities to do, but also the best spots for a picnic and great indoor/outdoor restaurants to try! So look no further than our Volunteer Corner series highlighting California Welcome Center volunteer expertise on ideas and suggestions from those that know and love Oceanside! For any other questions you might have the best place to get them answered is always the California Welcome Center here in Oceanside. With 60+ volunteers that operate the center daily there is always a wealth of great information there to take advantage of.
There’s so much that keeps us from taking our days off—some imagined, some unavoidable—but don’t let failure to plan be the reason you don’t take time off. January 30th is National Plan for Vacation Day, and now is the time to make your 2018 vacation a priority! Need a little help? We are here every step of the way to make your vacation planning process a little easier with handy tips and expert advice about all things O’side.
Downtown Oceanside is the home to dozens of beautiful and striking murals which engage the community, and help to make our city more inviting and walk-able. Check out our rundown of a few of these murals, their artist’s backstories and our mural map which highlights each mural’s location!
Happy Children = Happy Parents! Save a little time and make sure you check out our list of fun things to do with your family during your next trip to Oceanside. Our list of hands-on activities will give you plenty of time to talk with and reconnect with your children.