Operation Appreciation has a date for 2021! On Saturday, May 21, 2022 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!
This event will span over 3 blocks in downtown Oceanside and will begin near the corner of Pier View Way and Coast Highway. Free parking is available in the Civic Center Parking Structure as well as the Transit Center parking structure. Free shuttles provided by the Riverside County Sheriff Department.
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, San Luis Rey Bakery, and Domino's Pizza. Beverages provided by Frazier Farms. Entertainment will be provided by the Kenny Marquez Band.
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GENERAL EVENT INFORMATION
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Time: 11 AM to 4 PM
Location: Civic Center Plaza
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 Kristi Hawthorne at 760-722-1534 for more sponsorship details. Sponsorship information.
LIST YOUR BUSINESS IN THE OFFICIAL OPERATION APPRECIATION GUIDE!
Our media partner, Military Guides USA, will produce the official Operation Appreciation Guide, printing 40,000 copies to be distributed around Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, and at the event. You can list your business on our "We Support our Troops" page for only $50 (Members) and $100 (Non-members). Please complete the bottom portion of the listing form and return it to the Chamber. For more details, contact Hana Gilbert at 760-213-4262 or Hana@OceansideChamber.com.
PRESENTING "GENERAL" SPONSORS
SERGEANT MAJOR SPONSORS
FUN ZONE SPONSORS