One of California’s first 14 designated cultural districts, Oceanside Cultural District is home to an eclectic, emerging art scene. Along historic Highway 101 and the Pacific Ocean, with an iconic pier and amphitheater, you will find a unique destination with an abundance of cultural resources.
Oceanside Museum of Art is a premier regional art museum and a leader of arts and culture. The California Surf Museum connects with nontraditional arts audiences while honoring local surf culture. The historical Sunshine Brooks and Star Theatres provide opportunities for all ages and introduce professional theatrical expression to thousands of schoolchildren each year.
Cultural events are varied, colorful, and celebratory as well as educational, featuring dance, music, and food. The district is home to MainStreet Oceanside’s Farmer’s Market and Sunset Market, San Diego County’s top weekly food and music street fair. Tattoo artists recognize the area’s military historical heritage with much of their work, and Artist Alley provides an interactive experience for all with practicing artists and artisans. Restaurants, wineries and breweries in the district highlight local artists and musicians.