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Oceanside Harbor Days, September 24-25

Oceanside CA— Oceanside Harbor Days returns Saturday, September 24th and Sunday, September 25th, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.This special multi-attraction and multi- participation event involves people from all age groups and various degrees of interests.

On Saturday beginning at 7:00 a.m., the Harbor Days start out with the Oceanside Fire Department Association’s annual fundraising Pancake Breakfast. Then at 8:30 am the annual Fishing Derby begins at the Harbor Fishing Pier. At 9 a.m. volleyball players begin their tournament 10am while at the same time the pirates start appearing at the Pirate Village welcoming everyone, especially attendees who wish to wear their own pirate costumes.

Beautiful contestants will be found at the Harbor Days main stage later on Saturday morning when the Southern California Children and Teen Pageant begins at 10:30 a.m. Everyone can enjoy the two hundred and more Arts and Craft vendors situated in the North Harbor beach parking lots. The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce invites exhibitors and vendors to request their own booth in order to show off and sell their products and/or services during the Harbor Days weekend, too.

Special military guests are a highlight for Harbor Days, too. This year the Navy’s LCAC will land on the beach Saturday morning and vehicles from Camp Pendleton’s Mechanized Museum will be on display on the Harbor Beach.

The Oceanside Police Department Police Dogs will provide a canine demonstration at 11 am and 3 pm both on Saturday and Sundays. Live music will be performed on the main stage by a variety of local bands throughout the weekend.

Saturday, September 24th

7:00 a.m. – Oceanside Fire Department Assoc. Pancake Breakfast
Navy LCAC arrives

8:00 a.m. Shuttle service from Oceanside Transit Center begins

8:30 a.m.Fishing derby begins at Harbor fishing pier.

9:00 a.m Activity and Display areas open/Arts and Craft and Food booths
Beach Volleyball Tournament begins
Oceanside Fire and Police Department displays

10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem by
Debbie NiCastro
Oceanside Fire Department Color Guard
Open House – Coast Guard
Pirate Village Children’s Activities Start
Sign Up for Costume Contest (Age 11 and under)
– Search for buried Treasure ~ Pirate Tattoos
– Pirate & Mermaid Coloring Pages

10:30 a.m. Pageant begins

11:00 a.m. Beer Garden opens
Oceanside Police Department Canine Team demo
Pirate Village ~ Storybook Reading and Crafts (age 8 and under)

Noon Pirate Village Costume Contest (age 11yrs and under)

12:30 p.m. Red, White & Blues Band performs

1:00 p.m. Pirate Village Storybook Reading “David and Rusty’s  Pirate Adventure”

1:45 p.m.Chris Torres Band performs on stage

3:00 p.m. OPD Canine Team demo
Pirate Village Storybook reading “David and Rusty’s Pirate Adventure”

3:00 p.m. Millionaire Beach Bums performs

4:30 p.m. Cyan Rising performs

5:30 p.m. Beer Gardens close
Navy LCAC departs

6:00 p.m.  Activity and Display Areas close
Harbor Bus service ends

7:00 p.m. Bus service to Transit Center ends

Captain Jack with Captain June Bug and GG (Greek Goddess)

Captain Jack with Captain June Bug and GG (Greek Goddess)

Sunday brings more multi-participation choices for Harbor Day fans. First thing in the morning, at 7:30 p.m. starts the Tiki Swim Marathon. You’ll see the huge rubber ducky in the harbor just waiting for the swimmers as they set new athletic records.

Presented by Genentech and the Tri-City Medical Center, Oceanside’s Harbor Days has a traditional grand finale competition. It is the unique and famously remembered Nail N’ Sail competition. Boat building begins at Sunday at 10:30 am. Attendees build their own boats on the sand with limited supplies, which may sink or swim, or play it safe. Watch as teams pound nails into wood planks and decorate their new vessels within a very short amount of time. At 2:00 p.m. the boats are put to the test when the quirky maritime contestants launch their brand new boats into the harbor and seek to win the coveted Nail N’ Sail winning title.

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce organizes the integration of all these events for thousands of attendees to enjoy. They wish to remind everyone that entry deadlines for contestants, vendor and volunteer applications are nearing soon. For more information go to www.oceansidechamber.com/oceanside-harbor-days

Harbor Days is free to the public with complimentary transportation with buses picking up Harbor Days attendees from anywhere in on the Harbor Circle Drive and also provides a pick-up location at the downtown Oceanside transit center off Seagaze and Cleveland Streets.

Sunday, September 25th

7:00 a.m. Oceanside Fire Department Assoc. Pancake Breakfast

7:30 a.m.  Tiki Swim Marathon begins

8:00 a.m.  Shuttle service from Oceanside Transit Center begins

9:00 a.m.  Activity and Display areas open/Arts and Craft Booths
Food booths
Oceanside Fire and Police Department displays

10:00 a.m.  Open House – Coast Guard
Pirate Village Children’s Activities Start
Sign Up for Costume Contest (Age 11 and under)
– Search for buried Treasure ~ PIRATE Tattoos
– Pirate & Mermaid Coloring Pages

10:30 a.m. Nail ‘N Sail building begins

11:00 a.m.   Beer Garden opens

11:00 a.m. Upstream performs on stage
Oceanside Police Department Canine Team demo

Noon  Pirate Village Costume Contest (age 11yrs and under)

12:30 p.m.  Saloon No. 12 performs on stage

1:00 p.m.  Nail & Sail Boat Building Competition Ends and Judging  begins
Pirate Village Storybook Reading “Pirate’s Lullaby Mutiny  at Bedtime”

2:00 p.m.  Nail & Sail Boat Races Start
Gone Blonde Performs

3:00 p.m. OPD Canine Team demo
Pirate Village Storybook Reading “Pirate’s Lullaby Mutiny at Bedtime”

3:30 p.m.  Fabulous Woodies performs

5:00 p.m. Beer Gardens close
Activity and Display Areas close
Harbor Bus service ends

6:00 p.m.  Bus service to Transit Center ends