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Valentine’s Week Kick-off with Giant Heart at Farmers Market

Oceanside CA— The City of Oceanside City Council, Parks and Recreation Division, the Chamber of Commerce, Mainstreet Oceanside and Visit Oceanside will be “unveiling” a 25-foot tall inflatable heart to kick off Valentine’s Week events on Thursday, February 4 at 8:00 a.m. at the Farmer’s Market. The heart will be located on the corner of Coast Highway/Pier View Way. There will be dignitaries and community members who will cut the ribbon and unveil the heart.

This event is being held to kick off a ten-day celebration of activities all relating to Valentine’s Day. During these ten days there will be discounts/specials at restaurants and hotels, Military Weddings at the beach, Shakespeare Play at Apothoque, and the City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation will host free movies at the Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater on Saturday, February 13 (Tangled @ 6 p.m./Sleepless in Seattle @ 8 p.m.).

There will be many activities, culminating in the first ever Valentine’s 5 K Run/Walk and Valentine’s Bike events which will take place on Sunday, February 14. The Valentine’s 5K in the morning and the Bike Ride in the afternoon will conclude at Oceanside Civic Center, 300 North Coast Highway, where there will be an Expo with vendors and a beer garden. For details on all of the events, please visit www.oceansidevalentinesweek.org.

For those who cannot attend the “unveiling” in the morning, please join City officials at the Sunset Market on Thursday, February 4 at 6:00 p.m. The heart will be located next to the stage on the corner of Pier View Way/Tremont. Come and take a photo with your family and friends to show your love in Oceanside.

For questions about Oceanside Parks and Recreation programs/events, visit www.oceansiderec.com, call (760) 435-5041, or Facebook “Oceanside Parks & Recreation.”