On September 27-28, 2014 the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce along with USAA and 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.
Two event filled days of sun, sand, and surf provide an outstanding opportunity for residents and neighbors to experience fun activities together. First, you can test your sand-building skills on Saturday, September 27, at this year’s “Fun in the Sand” sand sculpture competition event ($45 per teams, up to six members). Or try your boat-building and sailing skills on Sunday, September 28, at this year’s “Nail and Sail” event ($125 entry fee).
Another event sure to grab your attention is TikiSwim4 on Sunday, September 28. The TikiSwim has quickly become a must do event for swimmers and triathletes alike as well as the accomplished and the beginner. While there are other ocean swims, the TikiSwim was first to offer a wetsuit category that was awarded equally yet separately from traditional swimmers. We were also the first to have an aid station on the water stocked with water and Hammer Nutrition hydration and nutrition products.
Another aspect of the TikiSwim that sets it apart are our amazing awards and race swag. The TikiSwim trucker hats are in high demand and are only available to our finishers. Additionally, our finisher’s leis are hand woven by local non-profit community groups and all of our athletes receive a pancake breakfast that benefits the Oceanside Firefighter’s Foundation.
Lastly, as part of the two day Oceanside Harbor Days Festival, the TikiSwim is a very family friendly race. After the swim, shop and play with your family and friends at the festival featuring 400 plus vendor booths.
Harbor Days is free to the public and is hosted by the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce and Oceanside Harbor District and presented by USAA and Genentech. Harbor Days Sponsors include: Air Methods/Mercy Air, Amtrak, Cox Communications, GEICO, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Navy Federal Credit Union, Oceanside Harbor Village, Pacific Marine Credit Union, Prohibition Brewery, Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians, The Super Dentists, Tri-City Medical Center, USA Discounters, UT San Diego, Wal-Mart, Waste Management of North County and Welk Resorts.
There is free parking for this event in downtown Oceanside at Oceansite Transit Center Parking Garage (located at Cleveland Street and Seagaze Drive) with free shuttle service from the North County Transit Center.
Saturday, September 27, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, September 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission to the Oceanside Harbor Days is free.