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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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10-31-2014

Featured Events

Disneyland® Resort Just Got Spookier

  • September 12, 2014 to October 31, 2014
  • Location: Disneyland Resort
  • Address: 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803
  • Venue: Disneyland Resort

Gather your family and friends for Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort. It’s frightfully delightful fun for the whole family!

Elizabeth Turk at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s main level galleries is a solo exhibition of work by mixed media artist Elizabeth Turk, comprised of new work along with pieces from earlier series. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan....

Halloween Bug Bash

Little ghouls and boys will have a howling good time at Pretend City Children's Museum's creepy, creaky, critter city.

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

  • September 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014
  • Location: Irvine Regional Park
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, Orange, CA 92869
  • Venue: Irvine Regional Park
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Activities for kids of all ages - hay rides, face painting, Halloween bounce house, face painting, and more.

JWA Features American Institute of Architects Orange County Annual Design Awards Program

  • September 24, 2014 to November 28, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

More than 80 entries from the 2012 and 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orange County Design Awards Program are on exhibit at John Wayne Airport through November 28, 2014. The collectio...

Lita Albuquerque at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s lower level galleries is an installation by internationally acclaimed environmental artist Lita Albuquerque. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015

OC: 125 Exploring Orange County’s Story Exhibition

  • September 24, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

Through February 2015, viewers can take a historical journey through Orange County history by exploring the exhibition for free in the ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture exhibition space...

  • Fused Glass Sushi Set by Artist Maggie Spencer, an instructor at Sawdust Studio Art Classes

Sawdust Studio Art Classes

  • October 03, 2014 to December 26, 2014
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Admission: $95
  • Visit Website

A year-round program of art workshops taking place Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Sawdust Art Festival grounds. For $95, a professional artist guides students through a special...

Ongoing Events

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2 Hour Whale Watching Adventure-SAVE 40% OFF Promo Code VISITOC

Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point. Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf's ocean adventure cruises offer rare glimpses int...

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Incoming Cultures: Influences & Legacies in the OC

  • October 05, 2014 to November 16, 2014
  • Address: 3101 West Harvard Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704
  • Venue: Heritage Museum
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $8 Adults, $5 Kids 12 & Under (FREE PARKING)
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Hear the migration stories of the OC’s multi-ethnic residents as they share their tales of moving from their homeland and of assimilation to their new surrounds. Enjoy the cultural atmosphere a...

Murder Mystery Dinner Show

  • Started April 18, 2014
  • Location: Embassy Suites
  • Address: 1325 East Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Admission: 59.95+
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • 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 cities across the country every ...

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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Orange County Wine Tasting Cruise

*These cruises run Friday and Sunday nights. $49 per person 5:30pm - 7:00pm Click Here for our Wine Cruise Page Join us for a 90-minute evening cruise aboard our luxury catamaran through the beau...

11-01-2014

Featured Events

A Night at the Cocoanut Grove

  • November 01, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Playhouse
  • Address: 606 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Swing back to a night at the Cocoanut Grove when Bing Crosby crooned, big bands jammed, and old Hollywood hoofed it.   The black-tie gala takes cats to a glamorous supper club with ...

Elizabeth Turk at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s main level galleries is a solo exhibition of work by mixed media artist Elizabeth Turk, comprised of new work along with pieces from earlier series. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan....

JWA Features American Institute of Architects Orange County Annual Design Awards Program

  • September 24, 2014 to November 28, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

More than 80 entries from the 2012 and 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orange County Design Awards Program are on exhibit at John Wayne Airport through November 28, 2014. The collectio...

Lita Albuquerque at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s lower level galleries is an installation by internationally acclaimed environmental artist Lita Albuquerque. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015

OC: 125 Exploring Orange County’s Story Exhibition

  • September 24, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

Through February 2015, viewers can take a historical journey through Orange County history by exploring the exhibition for free in the ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture exhibition space...

  • Fused Glass Sushi Set by Artist Maggie Spencer, an instructor at Sawdust Studio Art Classes

Sawdust Studio Art Classes

  • October 03, 2014 to December 26, 2014
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Admission: $95
  • Visit Website

A year-round program of art workshops taking place Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Sawdust Art Festival grounds. For $95, a professional artist guides students through a special...

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

  • User submitted image from 2 Hour Whale Watching Adventure-SAVE 40% OFF Promo Code VISITOC

2 Hour Whale Watching Adventure-SAVE 40% OFF Promo Code VISITOC

Delight in the exciting sights and sounds of the magnificent ocean creatures off Dana Point. Known as a landmark for marine life sightings, Dana Wharf's ocean adventure cruises offer rare glimpses int...

  • User submitted image from Incoming Cultures: Influences & Legacies in the OC

Incoming Cultures: Influences & Legacies in the OC

  • October 05, 2014 to November 16, 2014
  • Address: 3101 West Harvard Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704
  • Venue: Heritage Museum
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $8 Adults, $5 Kids 12 & Under (FREE PARKING)
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Hear the migration stories of the OC’s multi-ethnic residents as they share their tales of moving from their homeland and of assimilation to their new surrounds. Enjoy the cultural atmosphere a...

Murder Mystery Dinner Show

  • Started April 18, 2014
  • Location: Embassy Suites
  • Address: 1325 East Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Admission: 59.95+
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • 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 cities across the country every ...

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...

Santa Ana Art Walk

  • Started June 01, 2013
  • Address: 200 N. Spurgeon, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Times: From: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

On the first Saturday evening of every month, join the gallery owners of the Artists Village in downtown Santa Ana for a festive evening of dining, music, shopping for original works of art and viewin...

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