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Flip Flop Shops Oceanside Grand Opening July 1, 214 N. Coast Highway Join the grand opening celebration with Downtown Oceanside’s newest premier footwear shop this Saturday! From 11 a.m.-4 p.m., enjoy refreshments, raffles, and giveaways while you shop for name-brand footwear, clothing accessories, outerwear, and more. Bring in non-perishable food items for SD Food Bank and North County Food Bank for a chance to spin the prize wheel. FIND OUT MORE

Independence Day Flyover July 4, The Rooftop Bar, Mission Pacific Hotel Grab an ice-cold beverage and Mediterranean bites as you secure your spot to view the San Diego Salute Formation’s flight demonstration in Oceanside! See vintage Beechcraft T-34 planes soar over the Oceanside Pier in a heart-pumping reminder of freedom, service, and independence in SoCal. Takeoff is at 3:30 p.m. This family-friendly event is open to the public. FIND OUT MORE

First Friday Art Walk July 7, Artist Alley Oceanside Celebrate our thriving arts and culture scene from 4-8 p.m. next Friday in Artist Alley Oceanside, outside the Oceanside Public Library, and in surrounding areas. Enjoy arts, jewelry, pottery, crafts, live music, and more from local artists. This free, family-friendly event is produced by the Oceanside Friends of the Arts in support of arts-related activities in Oceanside. Free parking is available at the Oceanside Civic Center next to the Library. FIND OUT MORE

Downtown History Walk July 8, 300 North Coast Highway Take a tour with the Oceanside Historical Society next Saturday and learn the historical significance of local homes, churches, banks, three Irving J. Gill buildings, the Oceanside Pier and bandshell, and a variety of other sites. Beginning at 9 a.m., the 2-hour, 1.5-mile history walk tour is free (donations accepted) and open to everyone, and is pleasantly paced so folks of all ages can participate. No registration is required. FIND OUT MORE

“The 1965 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship” July 12, California Surf Museum Twenty-four of the world’s best surfers competed in perfect 10-12 surf in the first annual Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship. See the film screening of the 1965 TV coverage directed by Larry Lindberg, a pioneer in sports television coverage in the 1960s and the first to package and produce televised surf competition for major national TV networks. Seating is limited. Call 760-721-6876 to buy tickets in advance and reserve your seat. Doors open at 6 p.m. FIND OUT MORE

13, The Musical July 14-16, Sunshine Brooks Theater Evan is about to turn thirteen, and he can’t wait. After being forced to move from big-city New York to podunk Appleton, Indiana, he must find a way to fit in. As Evan navigates the world of cool kids and nerds, jocks and cheerleaders, first kisses and heartbreak, he comes to understand “What it Means to Be a Friend.” Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Suitable for ages 10 and up. BUY TICKETS

Disney’s Beauty & the Beast July 14-16, The Star Theatre This “tale as old as time” classic tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, but if not, he will be doomed for all eternity. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Suitable for all ages. BUY TICKETS

Ready, Set, Register! Now, Online The O’side Turkey Trot is back and registration is now open! Last year, the event drew nearly 8,000 participants and raised $25,000 for local North County charities. Held annually on Thanksgiving Day morning in Downtown Oceanside, the event benefits the Move Your Feet Before You Eat Foundation. Register by July 27 and save 10%! FIND OUT MORE


Moonlight Paddle at the Harbor July 1, Oceanside Harbor The Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division is offering this exciting program on Saturday where guests will get the chance to enjoy the beauty and romance of Oceanside’s Harbor under the moonlight! The 2-hour kayak tour will start with a short informational skills session at 7 p.m. held at the Oceanside Outdoor Aquatic Recreation Building. All supplies will be provided. Please bring a change of clothes, as your clothing may get wet while paddling. FIND OUT MORE

Oceanside Fireworks Show July 3, SoCal Soccer Complex, 3300 El Corazon Celebrate Oceanside’s 135th birthday on Monday with the annual fireworks show! Gates open at 5 p.m. with great family-friendly activities, followed by live musical entertainment at 7 p.m., and the fireworks show at 9 p.m. Bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat from one of the onsite food trucks. Free and paid parking will be available; public transportation is encouraged to the nearby Rancho Del Oro Sprinter Station. FIND OUT MORE


gO’side Electric Shuttle Officially returning on Monday, July 3, the five-passenger shuttles will run Monday-Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Thursday-Sunday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Shuttles can be hailed by downloading the “Ride Circuit” smartphone app and choosing “Oceanside” as the location. A flat fare of $3 per rider will be charged via the app, with a cap of $6 for groups of two or more riders. FIND OUT MORE


Entrepreneurial pipeline partnership MainStreet Oceanside has partnered with MiraCosta College to highlight student makers and offer entrepreneurship opportunities through events including the Oceanside Sunset Market. The partnership will also include features in MainStreet Oceanside promotional publications and educational workshops to teach students the path of owning a small business in the Oceanside community. FIND OUT MORE


Cut costs on your summer energy bill Warmer temps are on their way but it doesn’t have to mean higher energy bills. Use major appliances when energy is less expensive, before 4 p.m. or after 9 p.m., Monday-Sunday. Here are ways to save energy and money while staying cool. First, let’s talk about appliances. They tend to use a lot of energy and heat up your home at the same time. READ MORE


Live Aloha Designs Owner Ashley Personeni channels her passion for design and the ocean into her products creating handmade clothing, jewelry, and accessories with love and Aloha. Shop her original and Hawaiian-inspired collection Thursdays from 5-9 p.m. at the Sunset Market. FIND OUT MORE


MainStreet Foundation | 701 Mission AvenueOceanside, CA 92054


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