Oceanside is the home to military, surf, skate and NOW A THRIVING ART DISTRICT. Join us as we promote our vibrant art community showcasing live performances, music, poetry, art education, culinary and pop-up art galleries embedded in local businesses and public spaces. Downtown Oceanside is coming alive with vibrant arts, performances, music, poetry, activities, food, and fun for all ages, all free. Hundreds of regional residents attend the First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk each month, put on by dozens of businesses and showcasing dozens of local artists. Event maps are distributed every month, listing that month’s locations, art happenings and sponsors. Event dates for 2016: June 3, July 1 - Literary Art Walk, Aug 5, Sept 2, Oct 7, Nov 4, and Dec 2. Businesses, civic areas and vacant spaces throughout downtown Oceanside. The Oceanside Cultural Consortium (OCC) was established in 2013 with the goal of establishing Oceanside and surrounding communities as an important arts, culture, entertainment and tourism hub/destination that catalyzes economic prosperity and a high quality of life for Oceanside’s future. Its members include nearly 50 different Oceanside arts, community, business, and civic organizations Event maps are distributed every month, listing that month’s locations, art happenings and sponsors. Check each month to see what are the participating artists and venues.