The Best Oceanside Events Coming In October


OCEANSIDE, CA – October is shaping up to be an eventful month in Oceanside. Here are some of the favorite events coming up this month.

Saturday October 2: Taste of the ocean
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Oceanside’s first downtown dining experience. Sample Oceanside’s exciting food and brewing scene, one bite and one sip at a time. Taste Saturday only tickets are SOLD OUT. The VIP Friday Night Party on October 1 features a special guest chef, light fare with refreshments, and live entertainment. Limited VIP tickets are available for $ 125 and include a combo ticket for the Saturday event.

Saturday October 2: Feast of St. Francis Blessing of the animals
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mission San Luis Rey
The Franciscan friars and the staff of Mission San Luis Rey will celebrate the feast of Saint Francis with the annual Blessing of the Animals. A day of fun, food, and fabulous furry friends, including a pet costume contest, OPD dog show, and pumpkin painting booth. Help our community by bringing in non-perishable food items or toiletries to donate to the ward ministry of social affairs and pet food to donate to the Humane Society. Free event. Open participation

Friday October 8: Fundraising for KOCT’s 40th anniversary
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
KOCT Studios
3038 Industry Street Suite 101, Oceanside, CA 92054
KOCT Television celebrates a 40-year legacy on the KOCT Television soundstage in Oceanside, California. The historic evening will include shows, silent auctions, raffles, dancing, studio tours and friendship. The price per person is $ 40 for 40 years. You can not do that ? Consider donating $ 40 for 40 years and become a FRIEND of KOCT and support Oceanside’s only local TV station. For more information or to donate, visit:

Saturday October 9: Filipino Cultural Festival
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Oceanside Civic Center Square
330 N. Coast Highway in the Cultural District of Oceanside CA
The annual cultural celebration of the Philippines is back! The celebration will provide attendees with a day filled with Filipino dance and music, colorful costumes, special shows, and delicious Filipino and international cuisine. In addition, there will be crafts and activities for children in the courtyard of the community rooms of the Civic Center library. Entrance to the event is FREE and open to the public. The Philippine American Cultural Organization (FACO) and the Oceanside Public Library will host the 20th Annual Cultural Celebration of the Philippines. For more information on the event, please visit For more information about the library, visit

Thursday October 14: Oceanside Senior Expo
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Oceanside Civic Center Square
330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, California
The Oceanside Senior Expo, Healthy Lifestyles and Active Aging. Provide services and information to older people and families. This popular event will feature health related businesses, nonprofits and seniors’ organizations. Free health-related screenings and demonstrations for the public. The event is free More details.

Sunday October 24: Dia de los Muertos Festival
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Downtown Oceanside
311 N Tremont St Oceanside, California 92054
The 20th annual Dia de los Muertos Festival returns to its origins in downtown Oceanside, at the corner of Pier View Way and South Tremont Streets.

Saturday October 24: IRONMAN 70.3
All day
Ocean side jetty
301 The Strand N Oceanside, CA 92054 USA
Athletes from around the world come to Oceanside for the IRONMAN 70.3. The course consists of the following: 1.2 mile swimming in the Pacific Ocean, 56 miles of cycling loop through Camp Pendleton and 13.1 miles of running along the coastal community of Oceanside. Everyone is invited to cheer on the athletes as they complete this intense journey. No cost

Events that take place throughout the month of October

Children ride for free in October at Oceanside Adventures.
Available on the 2-hour Whales and Dolphins tours with each purchase of 2 full-price adult tickets, 1 child (up to 12 years old) is FREE. Valid only in October 2021. No other coupons or discounts apply. FREE parking in the designated area.

Every weekend in October: October Farm Holidays
Mellano farm stand
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
5750 N River Road, Oceanside, CA 92057
In October, visit our square of pumpkins, our corn maze and our pick-your-own sunflowers. On Saturdays and Sundays, come join us for food trucks, pony rides and a petting zoo (11 am-2pm) and fall crafts.

Explore San Diego museums (and more) for free in October
San Diego Kids Free is back!
From October 1-31, children 12 and under receive FREE entry with a paying adult to many of San Diego County’s favorite cultural institutions, including museums, historic sites, aquariums, gardens, and more. You do not know where to start ? Check out our comprehensive Kids Free Family guide with highlights and planning tips from over two dozen participating museums. We’ve included an overview of some of the fun options you’ll find in every corner of the county below. To participate in Kids Free, simply download a coupon for each participating museum from and get ready to explore!

Looking for even more things to do in oceanside? The Visit Oceanside team offers the latest events and events for visitors and locals.

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