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Harbor Days Favorites

Screen Shot 2013-09-28 at 1.09.48 PMIf you’ve been staying away from Harbor Days  because the crowds make you crazy, here are a few tips for joining in on the fun without stressing out.

Go Early!  The Fire Dept. Pancake breakfast starts at 7:00  am both days and the Tiki Swim is at 8:00 tomorrow (who doesn’t want to watch other people freeze their tikis off?!) and the craft & activity booths open at 9:00 am.

Getting in and out can be easy – here are some tips from Fire Mountain locals on how to get there and where to park:

  • There is FREE parking in downtown Oceanside at the Oceanside Transit Center Parking Garage (located at Cleveland St. and Seagaze Dr.) with free shuttle service from the North County Transit Center.  Just look for the double decker busses for a free ride Saturday 8am – 7pm and Sunday 8am to 6 pm.
  • Look for parking by the Jolly Roger restaurant – first row is for slip renters only, but the second row is public parking (check signs for time limits, etc.)
  • Ride your bike! If you aren’t in Fire Mountain you can take the San Luis Rey bike trail all the way to the coast – with tons of access points, it’s easy! Fire Mountain can be difficult to bike with young kids, so If you aren’t close to a trail or bike access point, you may want to but the bikes in your car and get closer to the coast.  Follow the  bike paths and ride all the way to the harbor! (If you’re there late, one local FM resident suggested keeping a nice friend with a truck on standby to come get you –  seems like a good idea after an afternoon in the beer garden!)

If you have more suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Be safe and have fun!

——- A quick update for those wondering about the Nail and Sail 2013 Judging and Race times:

Judging for best Craftsmanship and Best Costume is 1:00 – 1:30 pm * First Heat 2:00 p.m. * Second Heat 2:20 p.m. * Third Heat 2:40 p.m. * Fourth Heat 3:00 p.m. * Championship 3:20 p.m. *

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Oceanside Harbor Days, September 28-29, 2013

Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 8.52.29 PMThe perfect summer ender for us is the annual Oceanside Harbor Days. Yes, it’s September 28-29, which may seem a bit late to call it summer, but here in Oceanside, CA, as you may have noticed, summer comes late.

Every year, we swear we’re going to do the Nail ‘n’ Sail…every year we chicken out and just watch so we can “create a strategy” for the next year.  This year Oceanside Harbor Days includes a Sand Castle building contest in addition to the Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast, Oside Yacht Club Boat Parade, Tiki Swim and other live entertainment – it’s a total mix of old fashioned fun and even has it’s own Facebook page  so you can follow the fun. Hope to see you there and  we’ll meet you in the Prohibition Brewing beer garden!


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Oceanside Turkey Trot Registration Now Open

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Last year 9000 people participated and new for 2013 is a limit of 10,000 participants.  Better sign up early to “move your feet before you eat!”

Follow the link for info and registration: http://www.osideturkeytrot.com/

 


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Pride at the Beach – October 13, 2012

Pride at the Beach takes place Saturday, Oct. 13th, near the Oceanside Municipal Pier and amphitheater and includes a tent city full of vendors and food merchants. A line up of entertainment is listed below and for more information please visit the North County LGBT Resource Center Web Site or Pride at the Beach.

2012 Entertainment:

11:00 am – Opening with Laura Jane
11:15 am- San Diego Women’s Chorus
12:00 pm – Speakers
12:30 pm – Diversity Arts
1:00 pm – Social Animal
1:30 pm – Full Strength Funk Band
2:15 pm – San Diego Kings Club
2:45 pm – Full Strength Funk Band
3:30 pm – Traci Dinwiddie
4:15 pm – San Diego Gay Men’s Chorus
5:15 pm – Headliner No Angel


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On September 29-30, 2012 the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce along with Genentech will present Oceanside Harbor Days at the Oceanside Harbor. The event will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. The event is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

For a full schedule of events check out the North County Times

Be ready for a some walking, as parking is limited!