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Taste of Oceanside Ticket Sale
Save $5 through Aug. 15

Oceanside’s original tasting event is returning to Downtown Oceanside on Saturday, Oct. 1. Come taste your way through Oside’s exciting food and brew scene — one bite and sip at a time. From 2-5 p.m., walk or ride your bike to each participating venue — or take the Taste Trolley — to sample local handcrafted cuisine and, optionally, beverages by the restaurants, brewers and wineries that have made Oceanside one of the leading foodie destinations in North County San Diego. Taste of Oceanside will once again kick off Friday, Sept. 30, from 5-7 p.m. with the Third Annual Taste of Oceanside VIP Party on the rooftop of Pierside South. Our $125 VIP ticket includes a Taste of Oceanside combo ticket for Saturday’s event. Get ready to treat yourself to a weekend full of the very best of Downtown Oceanside!.
Automatically save $5 on all tickets through Aug. 15 at Tasteofoceanside.com. MainStreet is accepting applications from local restaurants, breweries and wineries and Downtown retailers through Aug. 30.

Farmers Market 30th Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway Aug. 11, Oceanside Morning Farmers Market

Pick up a tote Thursday and you could win this market basket! The Oceanside Morning Farmers Market is celebrating 30 years during National Farmers Market Week, in partnership with Energy Upgrade California. Starting at 9 a.m., stop by the Farmers Market Information Booth on Pier View Way east of North Coast Highway to receive a FREE market tote and find out more about the Power Saver Rewards program that allows you to earn credits on your electric bill. Each reusable fabric tote will include a Cheryl’s Caramel, Chrystal’s Pure Honey Stick, Color the Sea coloring book and more And one tote will have a certificate inside for a special market anniversary prize: a handmade basket by Benjamin’s Baskets filled with market goods! Tote bags are limited to the first 100 booth visitors. Read more about Power Saver Rewards and the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market Anniversary below.FIND OUT MORE

First Friday Art Walk

Aug. 5, 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 Free Friday with Music at the Museum

Aug. 5, Oceanside Museum of Art

Music at the Museum is back at the Oceanside Museum of Art with the soothing sounds of Leonard Patton Trio. Join OMA for First Free Friday from 5-9 p.m. as the First Friday Art Walk extends into the night in Downtown Oceanside with vocalist Leonard Patton and explore the exhibitions for free. Brazilian food will be onsite. Drinks by Mission Avenue Bar & Grill will be available for purchase. You can also reserve presale drink tickets and premium tables below.FIND OUT MORE

First Friday at Tremont Collective

Aug. 5, Tremont Collective

Brixton presents First Friday: Just Passin’ Thru at Tremont Collective Friday from 4-8 p.m. Swing by the Downtown Oceanside retail collective for food, drinks, live music by DJ Abby Normal, chain stitching at a custom hat station, photo booth and more at this monthly, all-ages event.FIND OUT MORE

Humans of Oceanside

Aug. 5, Oceanside Public Library

Converse with Oceanside residents who are actively making a difference in our community during the Art Walk at 6 p.m. Friday in the Civic Center Library Courtyard. These “Humans of Oceanside” will share their passions and work with attendees. Registration is required. This event is part of the Adult Summer Reading program, “Reading Beyond the Path.”


“Bye Bye Birdie”

Aug. 5-7, Brooks Theater

For one weekend only, catch the Oceanside Theatre Company Youth Camp production of “Bye Bye Birdie!” Come support the campers, who have been working hard to perfect their roles since July 11 and designing costumes since July 25. Get your tickets for one of three performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday for just $15.FIND OUT MORE

North County Health & Wellness Fair

Aug. 11, Civic Center Plaza

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual North County Health & Wellness Fair next Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market 30th Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway. The health fair is free and a great way to receive health info, meet a new health specialist and learn about healthy living.


Mysteries and Histories Live

Aug. 11, 14, Brooks Theater

Join the Oceanside Historical Society and Oceanside Theatre Company for the telling of local history and mysteries next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the studio of the historical Brooks Theater. This this free talk features the back stories, details and truth about people and events in Oceanside and beyond.


Oceanside Longboard Surfing Contest and Beach Festival

Aug. 12-14, Oceanside Pier

This three-day family friendly event includes a wide variety of activities that the whole family can enjoy. Professional and amateur surfers from California and Hawaii will compete for bragging rights next Friday through Sunday. Admission is free. The festival will provide a variety of activities, live music and entertainment for all ages.


Creative Communal Artisan Market

Aug. 13, Rising Co. and Pacific Coast Spirits

Creative Communal returns to Rising Co. and Pacific Coast Spirits next Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Along with a variety of handmade artisanal goods from area makers, this free event will include live music, food and drinks in the parking lots of both Downtown Oceanside businesses, which would appreciate your support.


Small Business Census

Through Aug. 19

MainStreet Oceanside is participating in a pilot small business census by Main Street America that will allow us to better understand the diversity and inclusivity of our network, our work and our impact, by gathering data on small businesses and business owners nationwide. MainStreet is asking all business owners in Oceanside to complete the census. Read more about the census.


Write On, Oceanside!

Aug. 13, Oceanside Public Library

Join Oceanside Public Library and Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation in this 13th annual literary festival to celebrate and inspire local authors. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Oceanside Civic Center Plaza next Saturday, this free in-person event will feature readings, drawings, activities for kids and a special workshop, “Parts of the Book” with Tiffany Vakilian. The Write On, Oceanside! local author showcase will feature 20 local authors sharing from, selling and signing their books. Winners of the festival’s Six Word Story and “Getting through to the Other Side … in Oceanside” writing contests will be announced, and one special local author will be highlighted for helping to bring literature to the forefront in Oceanside.


Sunset Market 15th Anniversary Celebration and Giveaway

Aug. 18, Sunset Market

Pick up a tote and you could win a night out at the Sunset Market! The Oceanside Sunset Market is celebrating 15 years, in partnership with Energy Upgrade California. Starting at 5 p.m. on Aug. 18, stop by the Sunset Market Information Booth in the center of the market at Pier View Way and North Tremont St. to receive a FREE market tote and find out more about the Power Saver Rewards program. Each reusable fabric tote will include a Cheryl’s Caramel, O’Shun’s Orchard Honey Stick, Color the Sea coloring book and more. And one tote will contain $50 in Market Bucks for a night out at the Sunset Market! Totes are limited to the first 100 booth visitors. Read more below. Photo by Socal Travel Blog

Visit us at the Farmers and Sunset Markets
The Oceanside Morning Farmers Market and the Sunset Market have become community staples. There’s great food and a relaxed atmosphere that’s close to home, but we also strive to educate and engage folks on issues and opportunities that affect them. That’s why you may have noticed bright orange materials promoting Flex Alert and Power Saver Rewards at our Information Booths. We want everyone who stops by our markets to understand how these programs benefit them. 

Flex Alert helps us avoid preventable power outages by telling us when there’s not enough energy supply to meet demand. This gives community members the opportunity to reduce their energy use to prevent a power outage. This year, Power Saver Rewards was created to give you a credit on your electricity bill whenever you cut energy use during a Flex Alert (sign up at PowerSaverRewards.org). 

These programs help us prevent power outages and get rewards. They also benefit the community by protecting folks who could be seriously harmed by power outages, like disabled individuals, babies or the elderly. So next time you’re at our markets, stop by the Info Booth with bright orange materials and ask us any questions that you might have about Power Saver Rewards and Flex Alert.
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Oceanside Morning Farmers Market July 31, 1992

Featuring certified local and regional produce, baked goods, packaged items and retail, the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market started out three decades ago. The family-friendly market has since grown to a sustainable event averaging 70-75 booths weekly in Downtown Oceanside. 

“Because of our beautiful location, this market draws a diverse group of tourists as well as locals,” said Mark Bendixen, 30-year market manager. “Being able to talk to vendors and people makes my job fun, and it’s a joy to participate in something bigger than myself.” 

Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Oceanside Farmers Market is rain or shine and is canceled only if the safety of customers and vendors is threatened.

Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Oceanside Farmers Market is rain or shine and is canceled only if the safety of customers and vendors is threatened.


Oceanside Sunset Market Aug, 2, 2007 

A small group of volunteers had a vision to create a weekly community experience in the heart of Downtown,” said Kim Heim, Sunset Market food manager. Oceanside’s Weekly Gathering, Thursdays from 5-9 p.m., hosts over 400,000 guests annually, offering international cuisine, gourmet packaged foods, shopping, live music and a kid’s play area. 

“When we first proposed an evening market almost 20 years ago, critics said nobody would come Downtown after dark,” said MainStreet Oceanside CEO Rick Wright. “I think we’ve proved them wrong.” 

Sunset Market Manager Cathy Nykiel credits “the city, community, businesses and volunteers for partnering with us to make the Sunset Market such a fantastic place for friends and family to visit!”

Farmers Market recognized for 30th Anniversary

MainStreet Oceanside received a certificate of recognition this week at the MainStreet Morning Meeting from the Office of California State Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath on the occasion of the Oceanside Morning Farmers Market’s 30th anniversary. The certificate, accepted by 30-year Market Manager Mark Bendixen, thanks MainStreet for creating a venue in Downtown Oceanside that provides endless opportunities for local small businesses and boosts economic growth in Oceanside.


MainStreet Oceanside | 760.754.4512 | mainstreetoceanside.com 


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