Operation Appreciation has a date for 2022! On Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 11 AM - 4 PM the Oceanside Chamber will bring the business community and area residents together to provide a day of recognition to all active-duty military stationed on Marine Corps Base Camp Joseph H. Pendleton and nearby military bases. Thousands of active duty military, their family and dependents are treated to a day of free food, entertainment and a fun zone for kids. Whether you are a civilian who wants to show your gratitude and enjoy a day of fun, or a member of the military family, this is a day for you to show your appreciation or to be appreciated!
The event will be held at the Oceanside Pier Amphitheater. Free shuttles provided by the Riverside County Sheriff Department and 8-2-8 Urgent Care.
This event is open to the public, and food and fun zone tickets available for purchase. The fun begins at 11 AM and lasts until 4 PM. The day consists of activities including a children's fun zone with inflatable jumps, rock climbing wall, kid's crafts and face painting. All Active Duty Military and their dependents must bring an Active Duty Military ID Card to get unlimited activities and a free lunch.
Participating Restaurants include Buffalo Wild Wings, Pick Up Stix, Subway and San Luis Rey Bakery. Beverages provided by Frazier Farms. Entertainment will be provided by The Spell band featuring Kenny Marquez and Tara B plus special guest performer Makayla Phillips! Makayla was an American Idol finalist and Golden Buzzer Winner on America’s Got Talent. She has performed before 16 million live television viewers multiple times.
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GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM
Location: Pier Ampitheater
Cost: Free to Active Duty Military and Dependents. Open to the public.
BENEFITS OF SPONSORSHIP
This event could not occur without corporate sponsorship. We provide our sponsors with an excellent branding opportunity and a chance to show your support for our military community. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please download a Sponsor Packet or call Porsche Copeland at 760-722-1534 ext.104 for more sponsorship details. Sponsorship information.
PRESENTING "GENERAL" SPONSORS
FOOD CENTER & ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR
SERGEANT MAJOR SPONSORS
FUN ZONE SPONSORS