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Oceanside Art Walk September 1, Artist Alley

Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of downtown Oceanside. The First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk will showcase live performances, jewelry, pottery, crafts and pop-up art galleries showcased in local businesses and public spaces. This event is free from 4-8pm. FIND OUT MORE

Labor Day Pier SwimSeptember 4, Oceanside Pier

The Pier Swim opens with swimmers diving into the surf, circles one mile around the pier and ultimately ends with swimmers riding waves onto the beach and dashing towards a finish line on the sand. It serves as a fundraiser for the Oceanside Swim Club. The mile can be enjoyed by all from ages 12 and up. Event is free, from 7-11:30am. FIND OUT MORE

U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing ChampionshipSeptember 6-10, Oceanside Pier

The best of the best show up to battle for the very first U.S. Open Adaptive Surfing Championship and a piece of the first prize money pool in adaptive surfing’s short history. The main goal for the Stoke for Life Foundation is to bring awareness to the rehabilitative benefits of adaptive water sports through clinics and education. This event is free to attend, happening all day. FIND OUT MORE

Jackie Venson LiveSeptember 7, The Brooks Theater

A rare performer is coming to town! Jackie Venson is a multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter known far and wide for her beautifully complex music and blazing guitar skills. Jackie Venson has been touring music from her albums, “Love Transcends” and “Evolution of Joy.” The R&B/Soul artist will be performing live at The Brooks Theater at 7pm. Tickets range from $25-$40. BUY TICKETS

Music For The PeopleSeptember 8, Tremont Collective

This year, Solis Team Real Estate is raising funds for an amazing cause. ‘Got Your Back, San Diego’ is located right here in Oceanside. GYBSD is a weekend food assistance program for children attending San Diego County schools, whose main source of nutrition is cafeteria food Monday through Friday but, apart from school, lack a reliable food source on Saturday and Sunday. As a result, many of these children must endure entire weekends with little to nothing to eat. This event is open to the public and takes place from 5-9pm. FIND OUT MORE

Moonlight Paddle September 9, Oceanside Harbor

The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division is offering an exciting program called “Moonlight Paddle,” where guests will get the chance to enjoy the beauty and romance of Oceanside’s Harbor under the moonlight! A short informational skills session will take place at the Oceanside Outdoor Aquatic Recreation Building (across from the Small Fishing Pier at the Oceanside Harbor) prior to launching the Kayaks. Please bring a change of clothes, as your clothing may get wet while paddling. The Recreation Division will be providing all the supplies needed. From 7-9pm. FIND OUT MORE

Street Level Vol 1.4: SurfridersSeptember 15, Oceanside Museum of Art

As the sun sets on another unforgettable summer, it’s time to say goodbye to the sun-soaked days in true SoCal style—with the beachy sounds of surf music. Join OMA for Street Level Vol. 1.4: Surfsiders featuring sensational surf band, The Tourmaliners, and talented vocalist Celeste Barbier. Revel in the essence of our beachside lifestyle, the music, the drinks, and the camaraderie that make our gatherings original. FIND OUT MORE

Sunshine Soiree by the SeaSeptember 16, The Seabird Resort

Enjoy an afternoon of Oceanside Theater Company’s Soiree entertainment and dancing while enjoying delicious food and beverages by The Seabird Resort. Witness the presentation of the Inaugural Lifetime Theatre Achievement Award to Kathy Brombacher which will include a special unveiling of a commissioned portrait, an honorary tribute program from her students, performers and collaborators. Raise your paddle for the Live Auction or bid on the last chance Silent Auction of original artwork and other priceless items and experiences. Event runs from 3-6pm. FIND OUT MORE

Matilda the MusicalSeptember 16, The Star Theatre

Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable star turn for a young actress, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Show starts at 7:30pm. BUY TICKETS


Coming Together Luau for MauiSeptember 9, Arrowhead Golf Course

Let’s come together to help Maui during this difficult time. Join us for our Luau Event on September 9th, a portion of the proceeds will go to the County of Maui Emergency Fund. Bring your friends and family for a special evening and honoring those in Maui. Hula, Haka, and Fire Show! Doors open at 5:30pm. Event is $45 Per Person, $20 Per Child (10 and under). FIND OUT MORE

O’side Flavor Presented by The O’sider & Pier Club PresentsSeptember 13, Goat Hill Park

Are you ready for the 5th Annual OsideFlavor? Oceanside’s premiere food, drink and music festival happening at Goat Hill Park! Taste flavors from all your current and soon to be favorite spots around town!

This all inclusive event features: 60+ vendors, local food, drinks, live music, silent auction and community connection! This is a 21+ event! Event runs from 5-9pm. Tickets range from $60-$90. BUY TICKETS

Movie In The Park: Super Mario Bros.September 16, Buddy Todd Park

Join the Oceanside Parks and Rec for our last Movie in the Park for Summer 2023 at Buddy Todd Park! Around 6pm, there will be family-friendly activities and fun crafts for children to enjoy with “Super Mario Bros.” starting around 7pm!

Parking will be limited, so carpooling, walking, biking, or taking transit to the park is encouraged. Show us your bike, transit ticket, or your GPS walking route for a free prize (while supplies last). Just stop by our booth to redeem your free item. FIND OUT MORE


Surf Crime

For more than 2 decades the founders of Crime have made strong contributions to the evolution of surfing and skateboarding. During a fun day of sharing waves and ideas they decided to team up and create a better more sustainable soft-top surfboard. A board that won’t water log and end up in a dumpster. Crime boards are built to last. Their business is located at 208 N. Freeman Street. FIND OUT MORE


Food Scraps Recycling

MainStreet Oceanside has partnered with Green Oceanside to help downtown businesses and restaurants divert organics from landfills. We want to support your efforts to make the process of adhering to SB-1383 as seamless as possible. Visit the Green Oceanside website for resources, guides, and posters available to assist you with your recycling, food scraps, and landfill needs, including this training video. WATCH HERE


Yasukochi Family Farms

For 85 years, Yasukochi Family Farms has been supporting communities throughout southern California by providing sustainable and healthy farm-to-table produce. “Farming is more than just our livelihood; it is a way of life for the Yasukochi family.” They are deeply passionate about giving back to their community and building up those around us. FIND OUT MORE


MainStreet Foundation | 701 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, CA 92054


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