Oceanside celebrates 125th anniversary

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fireworksOCEANSIDE (CNS) – Oceanside will celebrate its 125 years as an incorporated city with music, fireworks and a gigantic cake Wednesday.

The anniversary celebration is scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. at Civic Center Plaza. There will be music, speeches, proclamations, and enough cake to feed about 1,000 people, courtesy of Tri-City Medical Center, organizers said.

The Boys and Girls Club will be handing out carnations because Oceanside was known as the “Carnation City” back in 1888, when it incorporated.

At 6 p.m., the celebration will move into the vicinity of the El Corazon Senior Center on Senior Center Drive, which will serve as a command post for a 9 p.m. fireworks show.

From 6 to 9 p.m., food trucks will be parked on nearby Rancho Del Oro Road, selling a variety of foods. At 8 p.m., the El Camino and Oceanside high school bands will perform for an hour.

Organizers encouraged spectators to park in nearby lots and view the fireworks from Rancho Del Oro Road, between just north of Oceanside Boulevard at Seagate Way and just south of Mesa Drive at Ocean Ranch Boulevard.

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