Tuesday, July 05, 2011
From world class sporting and surf events, to refined evenings with artists and filmmakers, the excitement never stops in Oceanside, Calif. Throughout the summer and fall seasons, the city offers a wealth of popular events for community members and visitors that showcase both the city's natural beauty and unique cultural heritage.
Oceanside Museum of Art, July-October
In addition to its stellar exhibits that showcase the cultures of Southern California, Oceanside Museum of Art has an on-going calendar with events that appeal to every member of the family. Upcoming events include the Summer Soiree cocktail reception and art auction on July 23; Culinary Cinema Series combining a screening of the art-house movie Noodle with great food on August 4; Free Family Art Days on and August 7 and October 2; 333's Jazz at the Museum on August 18; and a Halloween themed Art After Dark on October 28. More information: www.oma-online.org
Jazz at the Beach, July 16 & September 25
Oceanside's outdoor beach amphitheater is the venue for KIFM smooth jazz radio's Jazz at the Beach concerts on July 16 and September 25. With the stunning Pacific Ocean as a backdrop, guests enjoy music from popular smooth jazz musicians such as Gerald Albright, Rick Braun and Peter White.
Monthly Historical Walks, July-September
The Oceanside Historical Society features Downtown History Walks on the second Saturday of each month beginning at 9:00 a.m. Participants meet Oceanside native and 101 historian John Daley at the Oceanside Civic Center for a walking tour of historic homes, buildings and sites including the famed Top Gun house, three Irving J. Gill buildings and the Oceanside pier and bandstand. The walks are free and done at a leisurely pace. No reservations necessary.
Known for its great surf, bike trials and other recreational amenities, Oceanside is a popular choice for top athletic events including:
- Surftech RSP3, July 17: A collection of events including a 5k Run, 1 mile run/walk, 1-mile open water swim and 3 or 6 mile paddleboard race. The event also includes a Sports and Fitness Expo featuring Live Music and great food.www.RSP3race.com
- Longboard Surf Contest, August 12: The 27th Annual Longboard Surf Contest and Festival has been combined with the 11th Annual Guy Takayama Pro Noseriding surfing contest. This year's event promises to provide the public with a wide variety of activities, booths and live music that the whole family can enjoy. www.