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Downtown Ambassador Program Through Sept. 3, west end of the Pier View Way pedestrian underpass
MainStreet Oceanside’s Downtown Ambassador Program is back for the summer! From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, Downtown Ambassadors are stationed at the Information Booth on Pier View Way on the west end of the pedestrian underpass to welcome visitors and locals to Downtown Oceanside. We are still looking for highly enthusiastic individuals ages 16 and older to provide info to help people explore the area and enhance their Downtown experience.
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. The deadline to apply is Friday. A local tradition since 1892, the parade is made possible by over 100 volunteers. Apply to volunteer here.
First Free Friday with Music at the Museum
June 3, Oceanside Museum of Art Explore the exhibitions and stay for the music as Oceanside’s First Friday Art Walk extends into the night at OMA with Daring Greatly, a heartland rock and soul band. Renowned for their brotherly harmonies, siblings Patrick Croome and Liam Croome form the heart of the five-piece ensemble. Cash bar and food sales available beginning at 5 p.m. Music starts at 6 p.m. VIP tables are limited.
First Friday Art Walk
June 3, Artist Alley Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of Downtown Oceanside at the First Friday Oceanside Art Walk. From 5-9 p.m. on Friday, enjoy arts, jewelry, pottery, crafts, live music and more from local artists in Artist Alley. This free, family-friendly event is produced by the Oceanside Friends of the Arts in support of arts-related activities in Oceanside. Oceanside Friends of the Arts gives back to the Oceanside community through cultural events, scholarships and grants.
First Friday at Tremont Collective
June 3, Tremont Collective Another First Friday is happening this week at Tremont Collective. Starting at 5 p.m. Friday, come enjoy live music from The Stand Outs and DJ Chaps, beer from Harland Beer and Bottlecraft Oceanside, food by Shootz Fish x Beer,a custom hat station by Brixton and so much more at this monthly, all-ages event that continues to close.
“Songs for a New World”
June 3-26, Brooks Theater Adapted from Teatro San Diego’s successful production streamed during the COVID-19 pandemic, “Songs for a New World” is a gorgeous song cycle by Jason Robert Brown, composer of “Parade” and “Bridges of Madison County.” Having the common theme of making a difficult important decision, each song and performer represents a form of social injustice. Preview the production June 3-5. Opening night is June 10 and performances continue Friday-Sunday.
Filipino Cultural Celebration
June 4, Civic Center Plaza The 21st Annual Filipino Cultural Celebration, hosted by the Filipino-American Cultural Organization and the Oceanside Public Library, is free and open to the public from noon to 6 p.m Saturday. The theme of this year’s event is FACO’s Journey and Legacy of Resilience, and will offer attendees an afternoon full of Philippine folk dancing and music and delicious Filipino cuisine. Guests will be delighted by the FACO Cultural Dance Group, which will perform dances from Luzon, Mindanao and the Visayan Islands.Photo by Steve Marcotte
Community Art Day with Studio ACE
June 5, Oceanside Museum of Art Be inspired by the exhibition James E. Watts: “Storyteller” at the Oceanside Museum of Art during a fun, free afternoon of creativity Sunday for the whole family in partnership with Studio ACE. All materials will be supplied and no experience is necessary. This two-hour workshop, from noon-2 p.m., is open to all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Healthy snacks are included, and both the workshop and admission to the museum are free. Just bring your imagination!
Jane & Evie’s Used Books Grand Opening Celebration
June 9, Jane & Evie’s Used Books Stop by Jane & Evie’s Used Books at 323 N. Coast Highway across from the Oceanside Public Library next Thursday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for the Grand Opening of Jane & Evie’s Used Books. Enjoy guest speakers, light refreshments and giveaways at the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library bookstore in Downtown Oceanside.
Pride by the Beach
June 11, Civic Center Plaza Join in celebrating Pride at the largest coastal Pride festival in California! This year’s free, family- and pet- friendly Pride by the Beach will kick off at noon next Saturday with live entertainment, including Emcee headliner and Main Stage drag performer Paris Sukomi Max performing “Little Mermaid” and “Moana,” a youth zone, food trucks and more until 6 p.m. See Pride Month events and civic engagements here. Photo by Joe Dusel Photography
Open Mic & Art Show
June 11, Oceanside Alternative Medicine & CBD Store Join Oceanside Alternative Medicine & CBD Store next Saturday for the Downtown Oceanside store’s monthly Open Mic & Art Show by Kizzy Presents. Enjoy performances by artists, poets and comedians with snacks and CBD tea at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend and perform at Oceanside Alternative Medicine’s new location at 401 N. Coast Highway across from the Star Theatre.
Summer of Bliss and Juneteenth
Starting June 1, June 19, Bliss Tea & Treats The Bliss Tea & Treats Summer of Bliss kicked off Wednesday with fun events, new teas and treats, and a “Wizard of Oz” theme. Saturdays the Downtown tea room will be open until 8 p.m. for game night and karaoke. Join Bliss for its 2nd annual Juneteenth Poetic Sanctuary with special guest Tiffany V, who will share her new book launch with the Bliss community. Space is limited. Make reservations early for June 19 from 2-3:30 p.m.


Rotary Clubs of Oceanside Charity Golf Tournament

June 13, El Camino Country Club

Join the Rotary Club of El Camino Real and the Rotary Club of Oceanside for a fun-filled day of golf, food and fellowship at their 41st Charity Golf Tournament! Starting at 11:30 a.m., bid on special virtual auction items and win special prizes, including a $10,000 hole-in-one on a designated par 3. All proceeds go toward furthering Rotary Clubs of Oceanside’s efforts to support our community. FIND OUT MORE


Mural site prep underway We are currently prepping the site of Downtown Oceanside’s next public art mural. The fourth mural of our Art that Excites program, yet to be named, depicts a community of local sea life as it resides below the surface of the Pacific Ocean just off our beaches. The final mural name, voted on by the Oceanside community, will be announced at the installation 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. Residents and businesses still have the opportunity to honor a loved one by sponsoring a sea animal or plant starting at $200. Sponsors will be recognized next to the mosaic mural on a plaque, which can feature the name of the donor or the donor’s family, an honoree, a group or a business. See available sponsorships below.


Sign up to save during a Flex Alert

We’ve helped our members and our community be mindful of their energy usage for a long time because it’s the right thing to do for each other and the environment. A new program called PowerSaver Rewards makes doing the right thing easy. After you sign up, you earn rewards to use less energy during an energy emergency. Join Power Saver Rewards and remember that each of us has a role to play in preventing power outages. Go to PowerSaverRewards.org for more.


Venegas Creek Roses Stop and smell the roses, sunflowers and in-season offerings from Venegas Creek Roses every Thursday at the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market. Venegas Creek Roses is a certified farm in North County San Diego that grows what it sells.


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