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Orange County - Local Events

Orange County, California lays claim to an incredible array of annual festivals and exciting events. From the coast to the parks to the diverse inland communities, The OC's signature events are intertwined with culture, music, art, cuisine and the SoCal beach lifestyle.  Locals and visitors alike love to participate in these unique events that make up that quintessential "Forever Summer" experience.

 

 

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04-18-2014

Ongoing Events

“Oh, Say Can You Sing” Fairhaven Memorial’s Annual Singing Contest 2014

  • March 26, 2014 to April 30, 2014
  • Location: Fairhaven Memorial Park
  • Address: 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: All day
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Would you like to perform the National Anthem in front of an audience of 3,500 on Memorial Day? Now’s your chance! Fairhaven Memorial Park is hosting a singing contest for its 22nd annual Memori...

Gray Whale Watching Trips at Dana Wharf Whale Watching

  • March 27, 2014 to April 30, 2014
  • Address: 34675 Golden Lantern St , Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Venue: Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
  • Times: 10am,12pm,2:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Admission: Adults - $45 Seniors (55+) - $35 Kids (3-12) - $25 2 and under are FREE!
  • Recurrence: (Recurring every week day)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

GRAY WHALE SEASON CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION Whales travel through Dana Point year round, but Gray Whales migrate now through April. DANA POINT, Calif. –The migration season for the magnificent Gra...

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Mermade Market Handmade Craft Fair

  • April 17, 2014 to April 19, 2014
  • Location: Dana Point Community House
  • Address: 24642 San Juan Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Times: 10am-9pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The first ever bi-annual Mermade Market hosted in the charming Dana Point Community House. A Handmade-only market featuring handmade arts including paper goods, fine art, jewelry, paper goods and othe...

Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Dinner Detective

  • Started October 26, 2013
  • Location: Embassy Suites
  • Address: 1325 East Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: 6:00 - 9:30
  • Admission: 59.95+
  • Recurrence: (Every Friday, Saturday)
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The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in over 25 cities across the countr...

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Sea Change

  • July 24, 2013 to May 18, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Times: 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)

Los Angeles-based artist Tanya Aguiñiga has transformed the museum’s upper level gallery into a forest of kelp, corals, barnacles, and other wonderful natural forms that one would typical...

Sportfishing trips at Dana Wharf Sportfishing

3/4 Day Fishing These 9-hour trips will fish locally off the coast. These trips depart 7:00am - 4:00pm. Adults - $64 Seniors- $59 Children - $46 Halibut Derby-Starts October 1st "6th Annual!...

04-19-2014

Featured Events

Science Saturdays & Science Sundays

  • February 01, 2014 to December 21, 2014
  • Location: ExplorOcean
  • Address: 600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: ExplorOcean
  • Admission: Free

ExplorOcean offers families a fun, interactive hands-on experience to connect to the 7 essential principles of ocean literacy through Science Saturdays at ExplorOcean and Science Sundays at the Back B...

Ongoing Events

“Oh, Say Can You Sing” Fairhaven Memorial’s Annual Singing Contest 2014

  • March 26, 2014 to April 30, 2014
  • Location: Fairhaven Memorial Park
  • Address: 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: All day
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Would you like to perform the National Anthem in front of an audience of 3,500 on Memorial Day? Now’s your chance! Fairhaven Memorial Park is hosting a singing contest for its 22nd annual Memori...

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Mermade Market Handmade Craft Fair

  • April 17, 2014 to April 19, 2014
  • Location: Dana Point Community House
  • Address: 24642 San Juan Ave, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Times: 10am-9pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

The first ever bi-annual Mermade Market hosted in the charming Dana Point Community House. A Handmade-only market featuring handmade arts including paper goods, fine art, jewelry, paper goods and othe...

Murder Mystery Dinner Show - Dinner Detective

  • Started October 26, 2013
  • Location: Embassy Suites
  • Address: 1325 East Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: 6:00 - 9:30
  • Admission: 59.95+
  • Recurrence: (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

The Dinner Detective is the largest, award-winning, interactive comedic murder mystery dinner show in the United States. We are now running public and private shows in over 25 cities across the countr...

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Sea Change

  • July 24, 2013 to May 18, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Times: 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)

Los Angeles-based artist Tanya Aguiñiga has transformed the museum’s upper level gallery into a forest of kelp, corals, barnacles, and other wonderful natural forms that one would typical...

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Wine Tasting- Frisby Cellars OC Urban Winery & Tasting Room

  • Started March 08, 2014
  • Location: Frisby Cellars Winery and Tasting Room
  • Address: 20331 Lake Forest Dr. C-3, Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Times: 12-5PM
  • Admission: $15 Tasting Fee
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Saturday)
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Frisby Cellars Winery & Tasting Room is open for wine tasting on weekends in Lake Forest. Frisby Cellars is an award winning craft winery specializing in limited production wines from Paso Robles...

Wyland's Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lessons in the Wild At Dana Wharf

  • March 29, 2014 to April 26, 2014
  • Address: 34675 Golden Lantern St , Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Venue: Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
  • Times: Art Lesson & VIP Boarding 9am - 9:45am Whale Watching 10am - 12pm
  • Admission: $5 donation includes Art Lesson and 2-hour whale watching adventure package for children ages 3-12. (*Children must be accompanied by a paying adult – with up to 2 children allowed per adult.) $45 Ad
  • Recurrence: (Every Saturday)
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Dana Wharf and The Wyland Foundation have entered into a partnership to offer the most unique and creative experience on the water. Every Saturday from January - April 2014!! Art Lesson & VIP Bo...

04-20-2014

Featured Events

Science Saturdays & Science Sundays

  • February 01, 2014 to December 21, 2014
  • Location: ExplorOcean
  • Address: 600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: ExplorOcean
  • Admission: Free

ExplorOcean offers families a fun, interactive hands-on experience to connect to the 7 essential principles of ocean literacy through Science Saturdays at ExplorOcean and Science Sundays at the Back B...

Annual Events

Annual Orange Plaza Classic Car Show

  • Started April 21, 2013
  • Location: Orange Plaza Square
  • Address: 100 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92866
  • Times: From: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Recurrence: (Recurring on the 3rd Sunday of April)
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Head on down to the beautiful Plaza area in Old Towne Orange to see 425 pre-1975 Street Rods, Custom and Classic vehicles on display. This one-day event attracts over 15,000+ spectators. Enjoy the car...

Ongoing Events

“Oh, Say Can You Sing” Fairhaven Memorial’s Annual Singing Contest 2014

  • March 26, 2014 to April 30, 2014
  • Location: Fairhaven Memorial Park
  • Address: 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: All day
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Would you like to perform the National Anthem in front of an audience of 3,500 on Memorial Day? Now’s your chance! Fairhaven Memorial Park is hosting a singing contest for its 22nd annual Memori...

Easter Sunday Brunch at Balboa Bay Resort

  • April 20, 2014
  • Address: 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Balboa Bay Resort
  • Times: 10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Admission: $79.00 adults; $39.50 children (4-12)
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Executive Chef Vincent Lesage invites you to join us in our beautifully decorated Grand Ballroom for an extraordinary buffet complete with all of your traditional breakfast favorites, live chef action...

Free Kids Fishing Clinic

Every Sunday! 12-12:30pm Free clinic held dockside. No reservations needed. Dana Wharf is proud to offer an experience for young anglers! Ask the experts and learn new fishing techniques, new hook ty...

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OCEaster

  • April 20, 2014
  • Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
  • Address: 8808 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618, Irvibne, CA 92618
  • Times: 9am, 11:15am
  • Admission: FREE
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Come celebrate Easter at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine. Services are Sunday, April 20 at 9am and 11:15am and will include celebratory worship, a creative arts piece, teaching, baptisms a...

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Sea Change

  • July 24, 2013 to May 18, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Times: 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)

Los Angeles-based artist Tanya Aguiñiga has transformed the museum’s upper level gallery into a forest of kelp, corals, barnacles, and other wonderful natural forms that one would typical...

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Wine Tasting- Frisby Cellars OC Urban Winery & Tasting Room

  • Started March 08, 2014
  • Location: Frisby Cellars Winery and Tasting Room
  • Address: 20331 Lake Forest Dr. C-3, Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Times: 12-5PM
  • Admission: $15 Tasting Fee
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Frisby Cellars Winery & Tasting Room is open for wine tasting on weekends in Lake Forest. Frisby Cellars is an award winning craft winery specializing in limited production wines from Paso Robles...

04-21-2014

“Oh, Say Can You Sing” Fairhaven Memorial’s Annual Singing Contest 2014

  • March 26, 2014 to April 30, 2014
  • Location: Fairhaven Memorial Park
  • Address: 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: All day
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Would you like to perform the National Anthem in front of an audience of 3,500 on Memorial Day? Now’s your chance! Fairhaven Memorial Park is hosting a singing contest for its 22nd annual Memori...

Gray Whale Watching Trips at Dana Wharf Whale Watching

  • March 27, 2014 to April 30, 2014
  • Address: 34675 Golden Lantern St , Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Venue: Dana Wharf Whale Watching & Sportfishing
  • Times: 10am,12pm,2:30pm and 4:30pm
  • Admission: Adults - $45 Seniors (55+) - $35 Kids (3-12) - $25 2 and under are FREE!
  • Recurrence: (Recurring every week day)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

GRAY WHALE SEASON CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION Whales travel through Dana Point year round, but Gray Whales migrate now through April. DANA POINT, Calif. –The migration season for the magnificent Gra...

  • User submitted image from Sea Change

Sea Change

  • July 24, 2013 to May 18, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Times: 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)

Los Angeles-based artist Tanya Aguiñiga has transformed the museum’s upper level gallery into a forest of kelp, corals, barnacles, and other wonderful natural forms that one would typical...

Sportfishing trips at Dana Wharf Sportfishing

3/4 Day Fishing These 9-hour trips will fish locally off the coast. These trips depart 7:00am - 4:00pm. Adults - $64 Seniors- $59 Children - $46 Halibut Derby-Starts October 1st "6th Annual!...

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