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What’s Up Downtown Oceanside

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Mardi Gras Night at the Sunset Market

Jan. 19, Sunset Market

From 5-9 p.m. next Thursday on Pier View Way west of Coast Highway, we’ll be kicking off the first-ever O’side Mardi Gras celebration. At Mardi Gras Night at the Sunset Market, enjoy live Zydeco and blues music by the Bayou Brothers on the Main Stage, festive Mardi Gras giveaways and activities, and vendor specials at decorated booths. Starting at 5 p.m., stop by the Informational Event Booth in Downtown Lot 35 near the Main Stage to receive free Mardi Gras beads (one per guest while supplies last) and O’side Mardi Gras event info. The first 100 booth visitors will also receive a free Mardi Gras mask! In addition, Oside Handmade will be offering a mask making activity in the Dorothy’s Military Shop and Laundry lot. Let the good times roll with us at the Sunset Market in Downtown Oceanside! FIND OUT MORE

O’side Mardi Gras

Jan. 19-Feb.21

We’re bringing a new, lively spirit of Mardi Gras to our city during the months of January and February leading up to Fat Tuesday, Feb. 21. Created by Downtown Oceanside businesses and sponsored by MainStreet Oceanside, Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, Visit Oceanside and the Oceanside Cultural District, the first-ever O’side Mardi Gras celebration will kick off next Thursday with Mardi Gras Night at the Sunset Market. Oceanside businesses will create a Mardi Gras/Carnival experience within their decorated establishments with events, specials and live music, concluding with a Fat Tuesday celebration on Feb. 21. O’side Mardi Gras will also include a monthlong food drive for North County Food Bank. Local businesses can sign up here through Jan. 13. View the expanding O’side Mardi Gras event calendar below. FIND OUT MORE

Authors Night at the Sunset Market

Jan. 26, Sunset Market

Come meet your local authors at Authors Night at the Sunset Market. From 5-8 p.m., writers representing a variety of literary genres will be here signing and selling their books. Chat with area authors while enjoying all the international eats, gourmet goodies and desserts, eclectic shopping and live entertainment of the Sunset Market at this MainStreet Oceanside special event. See a list of confirmed authors below. FIND OUT MORE

Public Safety Night

Feb. 2, Sunset Market

Meet your Oceanside Public Safety first responders at Public Safety Night! From 5-8 p.m., the Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Fire Department and Oceanside Lifeguards will be back at the Sunset Market with vehicle displays, handing out items such as coloring books and stickers and sharing public safety info and opportunities to become part of our city’s safety team. The Remembrance Rescue Project will also return with a special display. Bring the whole family to this fun and free annual event! FIND OUT MORE

Mar-Tea Gras at Bliss Tea & Treats

Jan. 14-Feb.19, Bliss Tea & Treats

Every Saturday through Fat Tuesday, Bliss Tea & Treats will offer a family-friendly High Tea with carnival savories (muffulettas), desserts and no-booze mocktails. From 2-4 p.m., there’ll be weekly kids activities, including coloring, and bead and mask making. This Saturday, don’t miss King Cake to celebrate Dr. King, a special High Tea experience. The tea room’s Mar-Tea Gras event calendar also includes Self Care Sundays on Jan. 22 and Feb. 19 and a Blissful Brunch Valentine/Galentine High Tea on Feb. 12. FIND OUT MORE

Omer Khan, Photojournalist and Afghan Refugee

Jan. 14, Oceanside Public Library

Join Oceanside Public Library in welcoming photojournalist Omer Khan Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms. Afifa Zaman, a MiraCosta College counselor, educator, and active member of the Afghan-American community in Oceanside, will lead a discussion with Khan about his work as a photographer in his home country of Afghanistan and his experiences as a resettled Afghan in San Diego. Khan’s photographs of Afghanistan will be on display at the Oceanside Civic Center Library through Jan. 27. FIND OUT MORE

Jane and Evie’s Mardi Gras Book Event

Jan. 19-Feb. 21, Jane and Evie’s Used Books

Head to Jane and Evie’s Used Books across the street from the Civic Center Library for a weekly book event featuring free book drawings during O’side Mardi Gras. No purchase necessary for entry. Come in mask or costume to receive a bonus entry. FIND OUT MORE

Mardi Gras Clothing Sale at Previously On

Jan. 19-Feb.21, Previously On

Celebrating O’side Mardi Gras with Fat discounts! Every Tuesday and Thursday through Fat Tuesday, Previously On will be discounting ALL items an extra 15% on top of the already 70% discount on all clothing. FIND OUT MORE

Date Night, Pacific Coast Market

Jan. 19, 22, Pacific Coast Spirits

Join Pacific Coast Spirits next Thursday for a prix fixe menu curated for a special new monthly Date Night. Two craft cocktails are paired with select meats and a cheese board and decadent entrees. After dinner, enjoy a complimentary dessert. Book your reservation below. Then next Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., don’t miss the first Pacific Coast Market, a monthly outdoor craft makers market on Sundays in the Downtown Oceanside distillery’s parking lot. FIND OUT MORE


Jan. 21, Bliss Tea & Treats

Join the Oceanside Public Library and the Jane Austen Society of North America San Diego Chapter in celebrating the life and works of Jane Austen this Jane-uary at Bliss Tea & Treats. At 2 p.m. next Saturday, participate in a discussion about the author, her life and her writings led by Nicole Odwazny, regional coordinator for the JASNA. Registration is required for this free event. Tea and scones will be provided by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. FIND OUT MORE


The Lounge

A place of good people, good conversation and amazing drinks, this new Downtown cocktail bar at 301 Mission Ave., part of Harney Sushi, serves Japanese-inspired craft cocktails Thursday-Saturday 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. Enter through Harney Sushi and ask for The Lounge. FIND OUT MORE

5 small changes can lead to big results with your health

Think you have to spend hours at the gym or switch to a stringent diet to improve your health? 

While you may believe that big changes are the only way to achieve results, small lifestyle changes can actually make a big difference to your overall health and well-being. FIND OUT MORE


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