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What’s Up Downtown Oceanside

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Name our next mural Through May 27T he MainStreet Oceanside Design Committee would like to thank you for submitting your ideas to name our soon-to-be-installed ocean glass mosaic mural by artist Don Myers. The committee has narrowed down our social media contest submissions to four finalists. Vote for your choice by next Friday. The selected mural name — and the contest winner — will be announced at the installation celebration of the mural this summer on the corner of Mission Avenue and Ditmar Street across from the MainStreet Oceanside office in the Oceanside Cultural District.
Participate in the parade Through June 3, Downtown Oceanside On Saturday, June 25, the Oceanside Independence Parade will return to Downtown Oceanside. Presented by Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, the 26th annual parade will feature the theme “Oceanside Strong, Honoring Our Hometown Heroes.” Local nonprofits, organizations, community groups, businesses, and car and motorcycle clubs are all eligible to participate in the parade, which draws thousands of North County residents. A local tradition since 1892, the parade is made possible by over 100 volunteers. Apply to volunteer here.
Operation Appreciation May 21, Oceanside Pier Amphitheater Operation Appreciation is returning Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oceanside Chamber of Commerce will bring the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases. Thousands of active duty military, their family and their dependents will be treated to a day of free food, entertainment and a fun zone for kids. Whether you are a civilian who wants to show your gratitude and enjoy a day of fun, or a member of the military family, this is a day for you to show your appreciation or to be appreciated. Free shuttles available. Come say hi to our Director of Events, Cathy Nykiel.
Exhibition Celebration May 21, Oceanside Museum of Art From 5-7 p.m. Saturday, discover what’s new at Oceanside Museum of Art and meet fellow art lovers as the museum celebrates the opening of four exhibitions. View “A Kind of Heaven” featuring recent paintings by Southern California visionary artists who imagine the world as another place; James E. Watts: “Storyteller” featuring sculptures inspired by classic literature made from repurposed assorted metal ephemera; Shinpei Takeda: “Limit of Your Safe Space” exploring what the concept of “safe space” looks like for those affected by traumatic experiences; and Philip K. Smith III: “Lozenge-Variant 1” featuring a singular artwork that will alternate colors, producing a meditative and deliberate experience. Free for members; $10 for visitors.
North County Craft Distillers Tasting May 21, Pacific Coast Spirits Participate in the North County Craft Distillers Tasting from 4-7 p.m. Saturday. Get your tickets for a spirited good time tasting San Diego’s premier craft distilleries and brands and spend your Saturday night at the Downtown grain-to-glass distillery, craft bar and kitchen enjoying live music and mingling with spirit connoisseurs and people who appreciate a good cocktail. A portion of the tickets sales from this family-friendly, 21-plus-to-drink event benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad.
Guest Chef Dinner May 21, The Miller’s Table Chef Darrell Campbell will be at The Miller’s Table preparing an Italian-inspired prix fixe 5-course dinner Saturday from 7-9 p.m. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience an Italian culinary adventure by the Oceanside private chef. Wine pairing included. Click below to reserve and to see more upcoming events at the Table, including a vegan Guest Chef Dinner by Liz Murphy of Santosha Nutrition on Friday and Flavors of the Mediterranean next Saturday and Sunday.
Frankie’s YEEHAW! Fundraiser May 23, Frankie’s Grab yer cowboy boots n’ daisy dukes before moseying on down to Frankie’s on Monday. The Downtown Oceanside bar is throwing a fundraising event from 4 p.m. to midnight for Kitchens For Good. The Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen, Carte Blanche, The Privateer and Dija Mara have donated chili, which will be sold for $3 a cup. All chili sales and 10 percent of alcohol sales will be donated. Enjoy an evening of live music, a pop-up by Ransack, food to pair with your chili by Felix & Lydia and a special cocktail menu.
Beachfront Improvement Options Public Meeting May 25, Oceanside Public Library A feasibility study is underway to explore potential improvements to Oceanside’s Junior Seau Beach Community Center and Pier Amphitheater area. The initial Discovery Phase of the study is complete and the City of Oceanside is progressing to the Options Phase based on what it has heard from the community. The next public meeting discussing this phase is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms to continue discussions on the potential improvement options for the facilities.
Live Music/Live Art by Ikigai Artifacts May 26, Petite Madeline Bakery Petite Madeline Bakery by the Beach will host musician Kai and artist Jessie Owens next Thursday during the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market from 10 a.m.-noon. This event is part of the Live Music/Live Art series created by Ikigai Artifacts to spread the Artist Alley shop’s love for art, music and culture. The series has previously popped up at FUGU Ice Cream & Taiyaki, Camp Coffee and Petite Madeline (pictured here).
“Songs for a New World”June 3-26, Brooks Theater Oceanside Theatre Company is working with Teatro San Diego to present “Songs for a New World” by Jason Robert Brown. Leading this production are co-directors Kevin “Blax” Burroughs and Julio Catano, both from Teatro San Diego, choreographer Alyssa Ajay Junious, music director William Ah Sing and scenic designer Reiko Huffman. Oceanside audiences are going to love what this talented, emerging group of young artists brings to the stage.


Vallie’s Forty-Greight Fundraiser May 28, El Corazon Senior Center Join Master Baker Vallie Gilley of Jitters Coffee Pub and One Kitchen Collaborative in celebration of her 48th birthday to raise funds for an OKC food truck for education, community engagement and disaster relief. From 4-9 p.m. next Saturday in the El Corazon Senior Center Dining Room, enjoy delicious food by Gilley, great music, dancing and more. Tickets are $48 and up.



MainStreet Oceanside has won the Main Street America Small Business Saturday Neighborhood Champion Innovation Contest. Our new city-wide scavenger hunt — the Oceanside Holiday Challenge — and our returning series of ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local events earned MainStreet the grand prize in the national 2021 contest presented by American Express. MainStreet Chief Operations Officer Gumaro Escarcega, Operations Coordinator Bobbie Mills and Director of Finance and Human Resources Angie Leonard were recognized Monday at the Main Street Now Conference in Richmond, Va., where Escarcega presented on the annual holiday campaign to support local retail businesses and artisans, a partnership between MainStreet Oceanside, Oceanside Economic Development, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and Visit Oceanside since 2016. Thank you to all who have participated in ‘Tis the Season to Shop Local over the years in support of Oceanside small businesses.FIND OUT MORE


allmine Now open Friday-Wednesday from 2-8 p.m. at 119 S. Coast Highway, allmine offers a menu of pizzas, sandwiches, appetizers and salads that will expand weekly with market driven-additions and more beer, wine and low-alcohol cocktails. allmine uses the freshest, in-season ingredients to let the ingredients shine with minimal intervention. The restaurant’s dough is made in a three-day process, allowing the flavors to develop.



It’s just dirt, right? Find out what’s below before you dig. Gas pipelines and electric lines can be located anywhere — under streets, sidewalks or even your yard. If you plan to plant trees or install that new mailbox or fence, it’s important to know if there are any such lines that run underground in the area you are planning to dig. Doing so will help prevent damage, service interruption or worse. Learn more at sdge.com/811 or contact 8-1-1. READ MORE


Mariposa Ice Cream Happiness is served in a cone every Thursday at the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market and Sunset Market and daily from noon to sunset under the Oceanside Pier. Made fresh weekly using a family recipe, Mariposa Ice Cream is hand-mixed in small, 5-gallon batches with high-quality dairy and natural, locally sourced ingredients, including 1/3 the sugar of most store-bought ice cream. FIND OUT MORE


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