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What’s Up Downtown Oceanside?

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Mother’s Day Is Sweet Early Bird Discount Through March 27Our spring tasting event is back and sweeter than ever! Experience the sweeter side of Oceanside at Mother’s Day Is Sweet. On Wednesday, May 4, from 3-6 p.m., treat Mom to an afternoon of dessert and craft beverage tasting at Sweet Stops throughout Downtown Oceanside while you shop for her and make her day. Bring the whole family and enjoy mobile scavenger hunt fun through the new Mother’s Day Is Sweet Challenge and sweets while you walk. Tickets for this walkable downtown shopping experience are limited. Save $5 through Sunday with code SWEET. Want to participate as a Sweet Stop, Sip Stop, Beverage Sponsor or Sweet Maker? We are accepting applications from Oceanside restaurants, shops, breweries, wineries and artisanal bakers through April 1.


Art That Excites Naming Contest Through April 1 Help us name Downtown Oceanside’s next public art mural! Mayor Esther Sanchez and stained glass artist Don Myers recently placed the final two pieces of the Ocean Glass Mosaic Mural. Our thanks to all who helped create the 12-by-16-foot mural by assembling its six panels or by sponsoring a sea animal or plant. Now we are seeking the community’s involvement once again in naming the mural, which represents a community of local sea life as it resides below the surface of the Pacific Ocean just off our beaches. The winner of the contest will receive a $100 gift card to the Downtown restaurant of your choice. To enter, follow @mainstreetoceanside and comment with one or more names for the mural by April 1. The selected mural name — and the winner — will be announced at the installation of the mural.

“Into the Woods”Through May 2, Brooks Theater
A co-production by New Village Arts and Oceanside Theatre Company, this Stephen Sondheim musical brings well-known fairytale characters to musical life. Interwoven through their tales is the story of a baker and his wife, whose longing for a child is thwarted by a mischievous witch. Previewing through Friday and opening Saturday, “Into the Woods” will transform the Oceanside Theatre Company’s stage into a magic land where almost anything can and does happen.
Dinner + Theatre Downtown
April 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, Piper Restaurant, Brooks Theater
New Village Arts, Oceanside Theatre Company, The Seabird Resort and Piper Restaurant, located in The Seabird, are proud to partner for an exclusive opportunity for theater patrons to enjoy farm-to-table dining and Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” in Downtown Oceanside! Receive dinner at The Seabird and a ticket for a Friday or Saturday evening performance at the Brooks for $99 per person.
Spring Festival March 26, Rising Co.
Join Rising Co. for a family-friendly day of activities from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday benefiting Sanderling Waldorf School, a community-based nonprofit school. Enjoy a Student Maker Market, live music, delicious food, drinks, ice cream and DIY experiences which include making your own jump rope, leather key fob and custom embroidery. Come photo ready; there will be a professional photo booth as well!
Nevada Street Nerd Market
March 26, Nevada Street and Mission Avenue
Nevada Street Nerd Market returns from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Panels Comic Book Coffee Bar and Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions are hosting this community event to support local artists, businesses and vendors. If you love art, anime, coffee, comics, collectables, cosplay, gaming and food, you’ll love the Nerd Market.
Fine Wine & Dining
March 30, Orfila Tasting Room & Kitchen
Orfila’s Fine Wine & Dining experience is back at the Tasting Room & Kitchen in Downtown Oceanside. Chef Luke has come up with a fresh and flavorful spring menu that attendees are sure to love. Seating begins at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday and tickets are $95 per person.
Email katharine@orfila.com to reserve your table today before seats for the Five-course Prix Fixe Wine Paired Dinner fill up. See the courses.
IRONMAN Night at the Sunset Market
March 31, Sunset Market
Sunset Market welcomes IRONMAN 70.3 next Thursday. Grab a bite under the lights at San Diego County’s top weekly food and music market from 5-9 p.m. Enjoy international eats, live music, gourmet goodies and eclectic shopping every Thursday in Downtown Oceanside. Located on Pier View Way west of Coast Highway, this free, family-friendly event also features Dorothy’s KidZone with children’s activities
IRONKIDS Oceanside Fun Run
April 1, Oceanside Pier
The IRONKIDS Oceanside Fun Run supports the Oceanside Parks and Recreation Youth Scholarship program, with $5 of each registration going to fund youth recreation programs. Ages 1-17 are welcome to join in running three distances next Friday at 5 p.m: the 80-foot Toddler Dot Trot (ages 1-3), ½-mile (ages 3-8) or 1-mile race (ages 5-17). Registration is $20, which includes a T-shirt, finishers medal, goodie bag and racing bib.
IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside
April 2, Oceanside
Athletes from around the world travel to Oceanside for the IRONMAN 70.3. The course consists of the following: a 1.2-mile swim in the Pacific Ocean, a 56-mile bike loop through Camp Pendleton, and a 13.1-mile run along the coastal community in Oceanside. Everyone is welcome to cheer on the athletes as they complete this intense course. The all-day event starts at 6:30 a.m. next Saturday.
Community Art Days:
Living (Art) History
April 3, Oceanside Museum of Art
Get the most out of your Free First Sunday experience at OMA by creating your very own work of art inspired by some of the fresh creations on display at the museum. Join artist Trinh Mai to explore how art can be a thread that connects our family histories through memory and storytelling. This workshop will be open to all ages and will encourage the creation of collaged artworks using family photos for artists to hang in their homes and to keep their loved ones in sight, in mind and in heart.
Cocktail Workshop: Gin
April 7, Communal Event Space
Join Jen Byard, owner of Communal, and Laura Johnson, who opened San Diego’s You & Yours Distilling Co. in 2017, at 7 p.m. You will learn three fun gin-based cocktails made with Johnson’s very own You and Yours gin brand. Held in Communal’s Event Space at 407 Minnesota St., this is the third in a series of cocktail workshops each featuring different spirits and new mixing techniques.
Tickets are $95 for this two-hour event. See more upcoming Communal workshops.


Apply Through March 31

Attention MainStreet Oceanside market vendors and makers! The California Office of the Small Business Advocate has awarded $4,175,000 in funding to the County of San Diego for the Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. This program will provide grants of $2,500 to County of San Diego microbusiness owners who were in operation in 2019, are still in operation and were impacted by the COVID-19 public health restrictions.

The County of San Diego is partnering with the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network along with the Asian Business Association of San Diego, East County Economic Development Council, Logan Heights Community Development Corporation and South County Economic Development Council to assist microbusiness owners to apply for this grant funding. Grants are to be distributed evenly between each of the five supervisorial district areas.


Need help with your energy bill? Whether you rent or own, you could be eligible to receive no-cost, energy-efficient home improvements that can make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy bill.


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