Green Oceanside Events

Join the Green Oceanside team in honoring the environment during Earth Month 2014. Here's your opportunity to learn about your local environment and participate in activities that not only protect it, but improve it. There's an event for everyone, including adults and children.

Create to Educate Peformance Showcase - April 25 at Star Theater, 402 North Coast Hwy
Come see Oceanside Youth on Friday, April 25, as they “act out” for the environment with their own creative flair at the historic Star Theater! Students will showcase their musical and theatrical talents as they entertain and educate the audience on the environmental issue that speaks to them. Come early and enjoy a lobby reception from 6 pm to 7 pm with the Showcase beginning at 7 pm. Admission is free. Create to Educate Acrobat icon (526.8 KB)

Earth Festival - April 27 in Downtown Oceanside, Pier View Way & Tremont Street
Grab the family for North County’s largest Earth Day celebration! Located in downtown Oceanside, the Earth Festival has free and exciting attractions for everyone! With even more booths, you’ll enjoy the Children’s Eco-Zone, environmentally-geared booths, delicious food and dazzling entertainment. Be sure to check out the Vintage Market, Green Home Improvement area, and a Water-Friendly plant sale all at North County’s Earth Festival on Sunday, April 27, from 10 am to 5 pm. The Earth Festival will feature a home improvement section focused on water conservation practices that can be implemented in homes and landscapes. Vendors specializing in garden rock and California-friendly plants will be featured along with a spotlight on participants and winners in our California Friendly Landscape Contest. Celebrate Mother Earth North County Style!

Prescription Drug Take Back Day - April 26 at Tri-City Medical Center
Looking to get rid of unwanted and expired prescription drugs? Take action during Earth Month 2014, dispose of all unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs at the following Oceanside location on Saturday, April 26, from 10 am to 2 pm: Tri-City Medical Center 4002 Vista Way. For more information about disposal options and other locations please click here.

Loma Alta Creek Cleanup - April 26 at Loma Alta Creek
Join community volunteers on April 26, from 9 am to 12 pm to help remove trash and debris from Loma Alta Creek. Volunteers can choose from several sites and will receive cleanup supplies, refreshments and community service hours.

Compost Bin Design Workshop - April 26 at El Corazon Compost Facility
Have you considered buying a compost bin for your home, but find they are too expensive or they don’t reflect your personal style? The Compost Bin Design Workshop will guide you through the process of creating a compost bin by using repurposed items from your home. Instruction and worms will be provided! Registration opens Friday, April 4, 2014. Visit for registration information.
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Master Composter Series - El Corazon Compost Facility
Would you like to become a Compost Ambassador to your community? The Master Composter Series is open to Oceanside residents interested in educating the community about the techniques and benefits of local and residential composting. Registration opens Friday, April 5, for the May series. Visit for registration information.
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Farmers and Sunset Markets - April 24 at Downtown Oceanside
The City of Oceanside has partnered with MainStreet Oceanside to get the Farmers and Sunset Markets on the Road to Zero Waste. Join us on Thursday, April 24, as the Markets take the next step to get rid of plastic shopping bags and Styrofoam! The Farmers Market is held from 9 am to 1 pm and is full of wonderful local produce. From 5 pm to 9 pm the Sunset Market brings the addition of eclectic merchandise, food, and live entertainment. Visit for event details and location.

Used Oil Filter Exchange Events - April 26 at O'Reilly Auto Parts on Mission Avenue
Recycling used oil and oil filters helps protect our waterways and ocean from pollution. Let the City of Oceanside help you take care of your car and our environment. Bring up to two used oil filters and receive up to two new oil filters FREE! Saturday, April 26, at O’Reilly Auto Parts, 3661 Mission Avenue from 10 am to 2 pm.

Oceanside Days of Art - April 26 - April 27 at Coast Hwy 101 & Pier View Way
Located across from the Earth Festival, this two-day art show features local artists, live stage performances, children’s art activities, street chalk artist demonstrations and delicious food. Visit for more information.

California Friendly Landscape Workshop - May 3 at El Corazon Senior Center
Learn six ways to become a more waterwise gardener during this free and information-packed presentation. Topics will cover Right Plant, Right Place, Using Rainwater as a Resource, and Managing Irrigation. Bring questions about your own landscape to these gardening experts! Class is free but seating is limited.
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California Friendly Plant Fair and Sale - May 31 at Home Depot on 5755 Mission Ave.
Join the City of Oceanside Green Team along with local plant experts at Home Depot for a fun-filled morning focused on low water-use plants. There will be guidance on plant selection and design. Selected California Friendly plants will be up to 50% off for one day only. Lots of prizes, giveaways and children’s activities. Free to the public. Home Depot Flyer Acrobat icon
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For more information on any of these events, or to volunteer or enter a contest, please visit