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Events to Plan For in The Month of May

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What Events to Plan For in The Month of May

May is here! With sunny weather in the forecast, and a nice cool ocean breeze to keep you comfortable, May is the perfect month to visit Oceanside and experience everything this beach city has to offer. To help give you an idea of the activities you can do we’ve created a little recap list of just a few of the wonderful events that you can experience this month. For a full list of events for any day of the year, always be sure to check out our Event Calendar.

Beach Soccer Championships

What: The annual beach soccer festival is a competitive tournament for regional and worldwide teams at Oceanside’s Harbor Beach. Additionally, it is the largest Beach Soccer Festival on the West Coast! Over the past decade, Beach Soccer has journeyed from the beaches of Brazil to the hearts of millions of fans all over the globe. The participation of internationally renowned players has helped to expand television coverage to large audiences in over 170 countries worldwide, making Beach Soccer one of the fastest growing professional sports in the world and converting it into a major showcase for international commercial opportunity. Spectating these games is free and family friendly!

When: Friday-Sunday, May 3-5, 2019, 8am-8pm

Where: Oceanside Harbor Beach, 1200 N Pacific Street Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Beach Soccer USA

Beach Soccer
First Friday: Art Walk Painting

First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk

What: Celebrate the thriving arts and culture scene in the heart of downtown Oceanside! The First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk will showcase live performances, music, poetry, art education, and culinary and pop-up art galleries showcased in local businesses and public spaces. Admission to all venues is free and open to the public, and event maps will be distributed making this a great way to explore downtown Oceanside.

When: Friday, May 3, 2019, 5-9pm

Where: Downtown Oceanside

More Info: Oceanside Art Walk

The Wizard of Oz at the Star Theatre

What: The Star Theatre presents their newest production, Wizard of Oz. Fly over the rainbow with Dorothy as she rides a twister into the merry and troubled land of Oz and learns that no matter how far our journeys take us – there’s no place like home!

When: May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2019

  • Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm
  • Saturday & Sundays, 2pm

Where: Star Theatre, 402 North Coast Hwy Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: To purchase your tickets visit Star Theatre Shows

Star Theatre Oceanside
Brooks Theatre

Man of La Mancha at the Brooks Theatre

What: Oceanside Theatre Company presents the biggest musical to come to Oceanside, Man of La Mancha. Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, ‘Man of La Mancha’ is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, ‘Man of La Mancha’ celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. 

When: May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 2019

  • Fridays & Saturdays, 7:30pm
  • Sundays, 2pm

Where: The Brooks Theatre, 217 N Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Brooks Theatre Tickets

Heritage Park Day

What: Oceanside Heritage Day celebrates the past, present & future of North County’s crown jewel. This family friendly event will include food, music, a classic car show, children’s games and more! Admission to this event is $5 for adults, $1 for children and the proceeds go towards future free public concerts in Oceanside parks.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12pm-4pm

Where: Heritage Park Oceanside, 220 Peyri Drive, Oceanside, CA 92058

More Info: Heritage Park Day

Heritage Park Oceanside CA
Oceanside Adventures Harbor Wine Cruise

Oceanside Harbor Wine Cruises

What: Join Oceanside Adventures and Beach House Winery for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard a luxurious catamaran through the beautiful Oceanside Harbor. This cruise features an appetizer platter and three tastes of great wines from Beach House Winery. Cost is $39 per person, 21 and over only. 

When: Saturday, May 4, 2019, 5-6:30pm

Where: Oceanside Adventures, 256 Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054

More: For reservations, please call 888-507-1130

333’s Music at the Museum

What: San Diego’s Queen of Boogie Woogie Sue Palmer has amazed audiences all over the world with her unique style. Come boogie your cares away while enjoying gourmet appetizers, desserts, and specialty wines from 333 Pacific. A limited number of premium reserved tables are available in addition to general admission single tickets.

When: Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 6-8pm

Where: Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: 333’s Music at the Museum

Music at the Museum - Sue Palmer
Downtown Oceanside History Walks

Downtown Oceanside History Walk

What: The Oceanside Historical Society will be hosting their Downtown History Walks on the second Saturday of each month. Your tour guide will be a member of the Oceanside Historical Society, eager to show you around beautiful downtown Oceanside! The 2-hour history walk tour will begin at the front of the Oceanside Public Library at 300 North Coast Highway (look for the Andrew Jackson Myers plaque) and will show participants the historical significance of local homes, churches & banks, three Irving J. Gill buildings, the Oceanside Pier & bandshell, and a variety of other sites. These walks are free (donations accepted) and open to everyone, and are pleasantly paced so folks of all ages can participate.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 9am-11am

Where: Civic Center Plaza, 300 North Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

See Also: Downtown Oceanside Historical Landmarks

Mothers Day Events:

What better way to spend Mother’s Day than at the coast with the beautiful weather, nice cool breeze, and some great food and drinks? Treat your loved one with a fun activity that is sure to make her feel special!

Mother’s Day Healing Brunch 

What: Join Santosha Nutrition and local healers for a transformative (and delicious) event on Mother’s Day! This event is open to ALL, so bring yourself, bring your mom, and bring your friends. Tickets include a plant-based brunch buffet, 5 mini-workshops, cranial-sacral massages & more! Yoga, Reiki, Art Healing, Intuitive Eating & Create Your Own Medicine – led by local healing leaders.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019, 9am-2pm

Where: QLN Conference Center, 1938 Avenida Del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056

Oceanside Adventures Mother’s Day Cruise

What: Treat mom to a two-hour Mother’s Day Cruise along the coast aboard the luxury Oceanside Adventure catamaran. The trip includes champagne drinks for mom plus assorted pastries and fresh fruit. Keep a look out for whale and dolphin sightings along the way! Every mom will take home a free flower, compliments of the crew.The price is $45 for adults, $39 for Seniors & Military, $29 for kids 3-12, and $10 for kids 0-2. To book your tickets call (888) 507-1130.

When: Sunday, May 12, 2019, 10am-12pm

Where: Oceanside Adventures, 256 Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054

Mother’s Day Sip and Paint Special

What: Join Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions as they celebrate mom for Mother’s Day! You will sip, paint and have a blast while mom, family and friends create their very own masterpiece. No experience is necessary. They will be pulling out the VIP treatment for the hardest loving person on the planet, Mom! All art supplies, art instructions, light refreshments and drinks will be provided! 


  • Saturday, May 11, 2019, 1-3pm and 5-7pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 2019, 1-3pm

Where: Cynthia’s Artistic Expressions, 1906 Oceanside Blvd Ste Q, Oceanside, California 92054, United States

More Info: Call (760)421-4422 to book your seats.

Mother’s Day is Sweet

What: Looking for a fun way to treat the mama in your life on Mother’s Day weekend? Participate in the inaugural Mother’s Day Is Sweet tasting event. Visit participating restaurants to sample delicious desserts and sip on beverage pairings. Dessert tastings will include gluten-free and vegan offerings. Beverage pairings will include non-alcoholic options and local craft beer and wine for those 21+.

The event will include a sidewalk chalk activity for kids.

Tickets are $20 per adult and $10 per child,  Families can save by purchasing a Family Package of two adult and two children’s tickets for $45 (a $60 value). 

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2-5pm

Where: Downtown Oceanside, 311 N Tremont St Oceanside, CA 92054

More Info: Mother’s Day is Sweet

Mother's Day Healing Brunch
Oceanside Adventures Luxury Cruise Boat Ride Whale Watching
Mother's Day MainStreet Event
Skateboarding Skatelife Oceanside

Skatelife Skateboarding Class – Beginner Level & Intermediate/Advanced Level

What: These 6 session classes are designed to develop skateboarding trick progressions for beginner and intermediate/advanced skateboarders ages 6-16. This class will include working on flip tricks, grinds, airs, and competitive routines in this class. All participants must wear helmets and pads. Skateboards can be rented from the instructor in advance of the class.


  • Beginner Level: Saturdays, May 18th-June 22nd, 2019, 10am-11am
  • Intermediate/Advanced Level: Saturdays, May 18th-June 22nd, 2019, 11am-12pm

Where: Melba Bishop Park, 5306 North River Rd Oceanside, CA, 92057

More Info:

  • Beginner Level
  • Intermediate/Advanced Level

Armed Forces Day Operation Appreciation

What: On Armed Forces Day, the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce presents the Annual Operation Appreciation event. Operation Appreciation is an opportunity for businesses, organizations and citizens to honor and thank active-duty military and their families stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton, one of the largest military bases in the United States. Held at Oceanside’s Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater and Beach Community Center, Operation Appreciation brings the community together for a day-long celebration of music, food and family fun.

All Active Duty Military and their dependents must bring an Active Duty Military ID Card to get unlimited rides, activities, and a free lunch. This event is open to the public. Tickets are available for purchase for children’s rides. Entertainment and military displays are free to everyone.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019, 11am-4pm

Where: Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, 200 The Strand North, Oceanside, CA 92054, USA

More Info: Armed Forces Day Operation Appreciation


For a full list of events in Oceanside be sure to check our Event Calendar often!

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