2:00 pm to 5:00 pm





In order to make your check-in experience easier, please take a few minutes to review this information to save yourself some time on Saturday.


PARKING: We encourage you to park at the Civic Center parking garage (300 North Coast Highway). There are hundreds of free parking spaces available. Note that there are two entrances to the facility - one on Ditmar Street and one on Civic Center Drive. Look for our signs.



BIKE PARKING: There is an unattended bike corral one block from check-in at the corner of Pier View Way and North Tremont Street.


CHECK-IN: All participants will need to check in.


Check-in will be located at CIVIC CENTER PLAZA IN FRONT OF THE LIBRARY - 330 N. Coast Highway - just steps from where you parked (see above).


Each participant should be prepared to show photo ID at check-in.


At check-in you will receive your lanyards and wrist bands (required for beverage tasting). You will then visit the Green Oceanside booth where you will receive your map and spork.  






Each paid ticket will receive a lanyard with a card that looks like this:

This will serve as your ticket to receive your tastes. Each participating restaurant will mark your ticket when you receive your taste. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR CARD TO RECEIVE YOUR TASTES.


IF YOU PAID FOR A TICKET THAT INCLUDES BEVERAGE SAMPLING, you will receive a BEVERAGE WRIST BAND. PER ABC RULES, you must be wearing a wristband to receive alcoholic beverages.


Your map will be in your goodie bag. The map shows all of the taste stops, the sip stops, the trolley stops, the restrooms and the live music locations.


Taste Trolleys will be making a continuous loop throughout the downtown. Step on - step off. It couldn't be easier to get your Taste of Oceanside! The six trolley stops are marked on your map. Trolleys are handicap accessible.

UTENSILS: Our sponsor Green Oceanside will be providing a souvenir metal spork to each ticket holder. This will eliminate over 28,000 plastic utensils from being added to our local landfill! (One complimentary spork per ticket please - extra sporks will be on sale for $5.00.)

RESTROOMS: There will be portable restrooms available for use during the event at the parking lot at Pier View Way and North Tremont Street. This is marked on the taste map with this symbol:







Other restroom facilities may be open throughout the venue at the discretion of the businesses.


KIDS: A reduced price child's ticket is not available. Parents are welcome to share their "tastes" with their children.


STROLLERS: Trolleys can accommodate strollers but they must be folding and will be stored up front with the conductor on space available basis. Strollers in the aisle ways would constitute a safety hazard.


DOGS: Since most of the tastings this year will be inside the businesses, we recommend that you leave your canine friends at home. Dogs will not be allowed on the Taste Trolley.


Online ticket sales will end at midnight on Friday, October 5th unless tickets sell out before then. Remaining tickets (if any) will be sold starting at 1:45 pm on Saturday, October 6th at the check-in area in front of the Oceanside Public Library at 300 N. Coast Highway. Add $5.00 per ticket for day-of purchases. Credit cards accepted.



The Taste of Oceanside is proud to partner with the

North County Food Bank for this year's event.


$2.00 from each ticket sold will be donated

to the North County Food Bank.

















Taste of Oceanside attendees are asked to

bring nonperishable food items to donate

to the North County Food Bank.

All food donations will benefit

individuals and families in need in

North County communities.

The Food Bank's "most needed" items include:

Canned meats

Canned fish

Canned vegetables

Canned fruit

Canned soup

Peanut butter



Dry beans


Donation bins will be set up at the

Taste of Oceanside check-in area at the Oceanside Civic Center Plaza. 

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Photography by Dave Thomas

and Lu DeLucy

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