Oceanside Harbor Days
Harbor Days HighlightsOceanside Harbor Days will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family. 50,000 people are expected at the event. The two-day festival will take place at Oceanside Harbor. Spectators can experience fun activities including the new Pirates Plunder exhibition, vintage pirate ships, children's area, Nail 'n' Sail Competition, Military, Police & Fire displays, and more. The harbor also offers plenty of dining and shopping.
Harbor Days is free to the public and is presented by Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, Oceanside Harbor District, Cox Communications and Genentech.
Nail & Sail Competition
The Nail & Sail is the highlight of the weekend. The contest pits brain against brawn as teams attempt to build and navigate a seaworthy craft
around a short, but treacherous course. Entrants compete for such awards as “First to Sink” and “Ugliest Boat”.
Authentic pirates, shiny new booty and pirate merchandise, canons that give a real bang, and a children’s area chalk full of pirate rides and activities for ye young ones. Meet Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew of scallywags as they scuttle around Harbor Days looking for lost treasure and their ships!
Poles and people swarm around the fishing pier while youngsters in various age brackets bait their hooks and cast their lines to see who will come up with the biggest fish of the day. Of course the fish stories get bigger every year.
Canoe Regatta Challenge
Canoes, paddles and instruction are provided for a team of four to join in a friendly competition with teams from other Oceanside organizations and groups.
Fun Displays and Programs
Annual features also include a fascinating Marine Corps amphibious vehicle demonstration, an exotic Polynesian Revue, a spectacular boat parade and a delicious pancake breakfast.
Other activities Include...
Entertainment Stage Featuring Live Music, a Bench Press Contest, Beauty Pageant and more.