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Earth Day Fun Zone at the Sunset Market 🌎

April 20, Sunset Market – Join MainStreet Oceanside and Green Oceanside Thursday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Earth Day Fun Zone at the Sunset Market. Enjoy family-friendly games and crafts, all centered around being better stewards of our planet by conserving water, protecting our watershed and recycling and composting right. Be sure to invite your friends and family and check out all our community partners in Downtown Lot 35 next to the Main Stage to learn how to take action for our planet! You won’t want to miss this Earth Day event for all ages. FIND OUT MORE

Monarch Munchies Plant Giveaway 🌎

April 27, Sunset Market -Take home a plant next Thursday from the Monarch Munchies booth at the Sunset Market! On the final Thursday of Earth Month, MainStreet Oceanside is partnering with students at MiraCosta College to help save our local monarch butterfly population.The disappearance of milkweed plants is one of the primary factors in the Monarch severe population decline. Come grab a locally grown, native narrow-leaved milkweed for FREE so you can plant a monarch snack in your backyard! Plants are limited to the first 200 booth visitors. FIND OUT MORE

Mother’s Day Is Sweet

May 6, Downtown OceansideSAVE $5 PER TICKET WITH CODE MOMS and get ready for the sweetest Mother’s Day yet! Experience the sweeter side of Oceanside at the Third Annual Mother’s Day Is Sweet! The weekend before Mother’s Day from 2-5 p.m., treat Mom to an afternoon of dessert, small bite and craft beverage tasting at our largest spring tasting and shopping event yet. Enjoy a record of 33 tastes at 30 Sweet, Savory and Sip Stops throughout Downtown Oceanside while you shop for Mom and make her day. See this year’s full tasting lineup. Bring the whole family and don’t forget to sign up for the Mother’s Day Is Sweet Challenge for a chance to win! FIND OUT MORE

Mother’s Day Is Sweet Challenge

May 6-May 14, Oceanside

REGISTER IN ADVANCE & WIN! Sign up to take our returning mobile challenge to shop, eat and play local with Mom for Mother’s Day. Download our scavenger hunt mobile app, and get ready to visit Oceanside businesses and destinations during Mother’s Day Is Sweet through Mother’s Day for a chance to win three local grand prizes: a $250 Downtown shopping spree, a Taste of Oceanside VIP Experience and Brunch and a Massage. Sign up by Wednesday, May 3, for a chance to win a free family pack to Mother’s Day Is Sweet! REGISTER

Downtown Oceanside Survey 

Through April 19 – Last chance to take our Downtown Oceanside Survey for a chance to win! Live, work, eat, shop or play here? We want to hear from you. We would love you to take our survey and answer honestly as this will help us with branding our Downtown district with Libre Design and planning future events, murals and more in a way that remains true to our Oceanside. Complete our survey for a chance to win a one-night staycation at The Seabird Resort or The Brick Hotel. Help us keep it real, Oceanside. TAKE OUR SURVEY

Green Oceanside Eco-Challenge 🌎

Through April 30

Each week of April the City’s Green Oceanside team has created a fun virtual environmental challenge to help you invest in your community through everyday action. Get your friends and family involved and participate for a chance to win T-shirts, eco-conscious prizes and more! This week clean up our community through the Creek to Bay Cleanup and next week be Water Smart by checking for leaks inside and outside your home and signing up for the WaterSmart portal. FIND OUT MORE

Southern California Asian & Pacific Islander Festival

April 29, Oceanside Civic Center – Free to the public, the first SoCal Asian & Pacific Islander Festival is coming to Downtown Oceanside next Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the heritage and traditions of Asian and Pacific Islander countries at the First Annual Southern California Asian & Pacific Islander Festival. This family-friendly event will include live performance, culinary arts, cultural education, martial arts, artisan booths, zen senior lounge and much more! FIND OUT MORE

North County Student Creatives Showcase

April 21-May 2, HillStreet Country Club – The North County Student Creatives Student Showcase featuring artworks from student artists from MiraCosta College, Palomar College and California State University San Marcos opens Friday at Hill Street Country Club from 5-8 p.m. Viewing is by appointment only for one week only. This exhibition is made possible through the North County Higher Education Alliance. FIND OUT MORE

Walk for Earth Day 🌎

April 22, Downtown Oceanside – Join us for the Walk for Earth Day! Plan to get outdoors in Downtown Oceanside on Saturday and pledge your steps walked to help raise awareness and inspire our community to give back to the Earth that has given so much to us. Take action locally and join walkers worldwide who have pledged over 2 millions steps so far. PLEDGE YOUR STEPS

Earth Day Spiritual Faire 🌎

April 22, Artist Alley Oceanside – Join Mystic Soul Ritual Shop in Artist Alley Saturday from noon-6 p.m. in celebration of Earth Day. Enjoy live music, live painting, jewelry and vintage clothing pop-ups and crafting, plus henna, tarot reading and much more. FIND OUT MORE

Plant Workshop 🌎, Cocktail Making, Mini Mama Market

April 22, 30, Rising Co.

Join Rising Co. on Saturday for an afternoon of cocktail making and an evening of plant workshopping. At 4 p.m., learn about bourbon and tequila at a Cocktail Making Class. At 6:15 p.m. on Earth Day, learn all you’ve ever wanted to know about houseplant care at Spring Planing with Ornamental Plant Boutique. Janet Shepherd will give a talk on how to prepare for the coming spring and summer seasons, and share tips on how to keep your plants healthy and happy. Next Saturday, support young entrepreneurs at the Mini Mama Market as they promote and showcase their businesses and hand-made items. Enjoy mama time at Rising Co. with mini photo sessions and special deals. FIND OUT MORE

“Living Will,” Daring Greatly, Jason Perez, Shane Hall Presents

April 21, 22, 27, 28, Oceanside Theatre Company – On Saturday at 8 p.m., Daring Greatly, a nominee for ”Best Rock Artist” at the San Diego Music Awards, will blend multiple genres, including soul, rock and Americana into a vibrant master class performance. On Friday at 7 p.m., Richard Lederer returns to OTC for a night of Shakespeare in “Living Will: Lederer on Shakespeare.” Next Thursday, San Diego Poet Laureate Jason Perez comes home to Oceanside at 7 p.m. to share his work in the city where he grew up. Next Friday at 8 p.m., Shane Hall partners with Blake Dean from the band Mrs. Henry to perform an intimate acoustic tribute to the sounds of the 90s. Photo by MadStrange FIND OUT MORE

Oceanside Transit Center Redevelopment Community Meeting

April 26, Oceanside Public Library – North County Transit Distict is planning to redevelop the Oceanside Transit Center on South Tremont Street and they’d like to hear from you. They are holding a community meeting next Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms. Members of the project team will lead a discussion on public art, architecture, landscaping and overall project aesthetics. FIND OUT MORE

“The Little Mermaid”

April 28-30, May 5-7, Star Theatre – Don’t miss this Star Theatre Coast Kids production of Disney’s under-the-sea-adventure, “The Little Mermaid.” In eight performances across two weekends, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World.” At 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., “The Little Mermaid” offers the chance to for these talented local kids to perform some of the best-known songs from the past 30 years.  Photo by Jen Rubin FIND OUT MORE

OmneShip Lunch and Learn Workshop

May 3, MainStreet Oceanside

Join us to learn how OmneShip could help streamline your business and increase your competitive edge! If you’re a small business owner doing your own local deliveries or supply runs or looking to offer faster delivery to your local customers, this Lunch and Learn Workshop by MainStreet Oceanside is for you! FIND OUT MORE

First Friday Art Walk

May 5, Artist Alley Oceanside – Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of Downtown Oceanside at the returning First Friday Oceanside Art Walk. From 5-9 p.m., 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. FIND OUT MORE


 KOCT Luncheon Fundraiser

April 20, Texas Road House – Get your tickets for the 16th Annual KOCT Luncheon Fundraiser Thursday at Texas Roadhouse. Join KOCT at noon for a fun afternoon of food, drinks, raffle prizes, silent auction, tours of their mobile truck studio and more! KOCT depends on your generosity to keep producing high quality local content for Oceanside, including the Oceanside Independence Parade, returning June 24. FIND OUT MORE

Creek to Bay Cleanup 🌎

April 22, Multple Locations, Oceanside

Join the City’s Green Oceanside team for the Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. In partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego, Green Oceanside will host multiple cleanup sites along Loma Alta and Buena Vista Creek for volunteers to remove debris and litter to help keep O’side classy. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate. REGISTER



OmneShip provides small businesses the opporutnity to provide same-day delivery for anything that fits in a vehicle in Southern California. Founded by Marine Veteran Gabriel Gillespie, OmneShip connects businesses with daily commuters for affordable same-day delivery. Come out May 3 and learn more from Gillespie about how OmneShip can help increase your competitive edge. FIND OUT MORE


6 tips to clean out your medicine cabinet

Taking expired medicine can be risky, proper disposal is easy

When it comes to medications, keeping them beyond their expiration dates and letting them accumulate in your medicine cabinet can be risky. Timely disposal can reduce the risk … READ MORE


Save energy with the Smart Thermostat Program

Enrolling in SDG&E’s Smart Thermostat Program can help lower your energy bill and it’s great for the environment. Let SDG&E’s Smart Thermostat program take your energy savings to a new level. LEARN MORE


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