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First Friday Art Walk
See an Artist…Be an Artist
Not only can you see dozens of talented local artists, you can be an artist by collaborating in the first “audience participation” art walk to be held in downtown Oceanside. Art supplies will be available in Artist Alley and the artists will provide suggestions for adding to the canvas “art in progress” as participants walk through more than 15 venues. The Art Walk is a free event and welcomes all ages. Join us as we feature our vibrant art community showcasing live performances, music, poetry, art education, culinary samples and pop-up art galleries. Visit www.oceansideartwalk.org for more information.
Earth Month 2017
Join the Green Oceanside team in honoring our local environment this April during Earth Month 2017! April is packed with FREE events for the entire family to celebrate sustainability in Oceanside!
Earth Festival
Saturday, April 22. 10am-3pm
Come celebrate at North County’s largest Earth Day Festival in Downtown Oceanside on Saturday, April 22, from10am to 3pm in Downtown Oceanside, on the Corner of Pier View Way & Tremont Street.
Other Earth Month 2017 events include:
  • Curb Up Donation Weeks
  • Used Oil Filter Exchange- Saturday, April 15
  • Fix-A-Leak Workshop-Tuesday, April 15
  • Green Oceanside Business Network Event –  Thursday, April 20
  • Loma Alta Beach Cleanup – Saturday, April 22
  • DIY Compost Bin Design Workshop – Saturday, April 22
  • Where Do We Go From Here? Climate Change Lecture – Sat, April 22
  • Home Depot Plant Fair-Saturday, April 22
CLICK HERE for more information
Oceanside Days of Art
Friday & Saturday, April 22 & 23
The 25th annual Oceanside Days of Art will be held on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm. The Oceanside Days of Art is a juried fine art festival featuring up to and sometimes over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, and photography. The festival which is offered free to the public has live stage performances, children’s and adult’s hands on art activities, street chalk artist, painting and sculpture demonstrations, and a delicious variety of food choices in the food court.
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April is National Poetry Month, and the Oceanside Public Library is offering a Community Poetry Celebration and Poet Talk. In keeping with a hope to foster an appreciation of poetry and demonstrate the power of words, Library staff have asked Oceanside locals and community leaders to share their favorite poems. The Community Poetry Celebration and Poet Talk will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, at 330 N. Coast Highway in downtown Oceanside.

In tandem with the Community Poetry Celebration, the Library will also feature a Poet Talk by Patricia Traxler, who will be sharing some of her favorite poems, as well as a sampling of her own original poetry. Traxler was born and raised in San Diego, and now lives and teaches in Kansas. She is the author of several volumes of poetry, including Naming the Fires and Forbidden Words, and has recently completed her first novel, Blood. She will be reading from Naming the Fires, and copies of that book will be available for purchase immediately following.

This Community Poetry Celebration and Poet Talk is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and Poets & WritersMagazine. For more information, please visit the library’s website at www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org and click “Poetry Celebration” under the “Adults” tab, or call (760) 435-5600.


 MiraCosta College Physics Instructor Jonathan Cole will address the current state of the climate change debate, and offer options to explore for the future, in an engaging Oceanside Public Library program, “Climate Change: Where Do We Go from Here?” on Saturday, April 22, at 10:00 a.m., at the Civic Center Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, in downtown Oceanside. For those who wonder how to move forward and deal with climate change in a time of rising temperatures and political polarization, Cole brings academic expertise to the topic. He has taught physics at MiraCosta since 1984, and began teaching an introductory course on climate change in 2013.  Cole was a visiting scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and has done graduate work in Climate Science at Scripps.

This is a free program, sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. Call (760) 435-5600 for more information on this event, and please visit www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org to learn more about what is going on at the Library in Oceanside.


Join us downtown Oceanside every Thursday for MainStreet Oceanside’s:
Farmers Market
(9am-1pm)Shop a wide variety of fresh fruits & vegetables, retail, live plants, and listen to live music.
Sunset Market (5-9pm)
Enjoy Live Music, Good Food, Shopping, Kids Zone
& Sweet Treats!



On Tuesday, April 18 at 5:00 p.m. we will be screening Libby, Montana, a documentary about the City of Libby, where 70 years of strip-mining has exposed workers and their families, and thousands of residents to a toxic form of asbestos, creating what the EPA has called the worst case of industrial poisoning in American History.  This film documents the history of the town, the mining company that knew of the exposure, and the cleanup efforts that continue.

On Tuesday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. we will be screening Of Men and War, a film that follows Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families to a first-of-its kind PTSD treatment center.  Made between 2003 and 2014, Of Men and War begins with a scenic drive through California’s Napa Valley, where therapist and social worker Fred Gusman, who pioneered revolutionary PTSD programs at the Veterans Administration in the late 1970s, opened The Pathway Home residential treatment center in Yountville in 2008. The beauty of the surroundings stands in stark contrast to the intense inner turmoil suffered by the veterans arriving.

These free film screenings are sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library and are provided for free in partnership with PBS POV.   For more information, please visit the library’s website at http://www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org or call (760) 435-5600.

Daddy/Daughter Doo-wop Dance 

Oceanside Parks and Recreation cordially invites you to the Daddy/Daughter Doo-Wop Dance on Friday, June 9, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Country Club Senior Center located at 455 Country Club Lane in Oceanside. Included in the evening is dinner, dancing, activities, costume contest, live DJ and more. Ticket prices are $15 per dad, $10 per daughter, ages 4-12.  Pre-registration is required! Space is limited, so get your tickets today at www.oceansiderec.com and click on green “register now” button.  Enter search term “daddy” to purchase tickets.  For more information call Lori or CJ at (760) 435-5250.

For more information about Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs, please visit www.oceansiderec.com, call (760) 435-5041, or visit Facebook page at “City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation.”

Join us downtown Oceanside every Thursday for MainStreet Oceanside’s:
Farmers Market
(9am-1pm)Shop a wide variety of fresh fruits & vegetables, retail, live plants, and listen to live music.
Sunset Market (5-9pm)
Enjoy Live Music, Good Food, Shopping, Kids Zone
& Sweet Treats!






All information supplied by MainStreet Oceanside
 The City of Oceanside













  1. Jane Gladden says:

    St. Thomas More Catholic Church events aren’t hitting the calendar. Perhaps they’re not being submitted properly? This just began occurring about six months ago. Please advise if they’ve been received…..Spring Ring on April 16th; Gala celebration on April 29th; Bible Study on May 4th.

    Thank you.

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