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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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08-29-2015

Featured Events

Adobe Brick Making

  • February 21, 2015 to December 27, 2015
  • Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Address: 2680l Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $3.00 for Adobe Brick Making, $5 for both activities

Join the fun!  During this hands-on activity, kids are encouraged to make and build their own adobe brick.  Examine the daily lives of Mission Native Americans.  Students and adults wil...

Arrowhead Necklace

  • March 14, 2015 to February 07, 2016
  • Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Address: 2680l Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Cost details: $5.00 for Non-Members, $1.00 for Members $10 for a Non-Member bundle package (Adobe Brick Making, Panning for Gold, and Arrowhead Necklace making)

Weekends 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join the fun! Craft your own arrowhead necklace while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans.  Students and adults will delight i...

Irvine Barclay Theatre 25th Anniversary and Debut Performances History

  • March 10, 2015 to December 05, 2015
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport

Travelers can explore 25 years of Irvine Barclay Theatre history   ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture space located in the pre-security pedestrian walkway between Riley ...

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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Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2015-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special

  • May 12, 2015 to October 31, 2015
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: Times Daily 10 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, 6 pm
  • Admission: $16 Blue Whale Watching Cruise Special
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to the waters off Newport Beach. Over 645 blue whales were viewed in 2014. Giant blue whales ...

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City of Dana Point Pacific Coast Highway Trolley

  • June 26, 2015 to September 05, 2015
  • Location: Dana Point Harbor
  • Address: 34402 Pacific Coast Highway , Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Times: Fridays- 12 noon to 10pm, Saturdays- 10 am to 10pm, Sundays- 10am to 8pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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Free Dana Point Pacific Coast Highway Trolley Service every Thursday through Sunday will run from Capistrano County Beach to the Ritz Carlton and Monarch St. Regis where it will connect with the Lagun...

Dana Wharf Live Music Cruise

Line up for this summer… Live Music Cruise breezes into town in MAY! Are you ready to party with Dana Wharf!? Cruise aboard the 95-foot Dana Pride which has upper deck seating as well as insid...

E. A. T. Food: Exploring Art Through Food

What’s better than admiring art? Eating it! Come indulge in mouthwatering dishes inspired by My Generation, prepared by local chefs, and served community style. The evening includes drummers and...

Festival of Arts

Recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers, the Festival of Arts is one of the most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows featuring the artwork of 140 award-w...

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Festival of Arts Celebrity Benefit Concert and Pageant

This private event begins at 5pm with star-studded red carpet arrivals and fine art, followed by an intimate concert with Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester. Enjoy g...

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Festival of Arts Fine Art Show

  • July 05, 2015 to August 31, 2015
  • Address: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Festival of Arts California’s Premier Fine Art Show, The
  • Times: Open daily July 5 - August 31 from 10am - 11:30pm (early closing July 5 at 6pm and August 29 at 3:30pm).
  • Admission: General Admission: Weekdays $7, Weekends $10; Students & Seniors: Weekdays $4, Weekends $6; Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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This summer explore Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Southern Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art desti...

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Gem Faire

  • August 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015
  • Location: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, DE 92626
  • Times: Friday Noon-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Admission: General $7 weekend pass
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Shop for fine jewelry, gems, beads, minerals, crystals, findings and more at manufacturer's prices. Plus, find nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world, classes, demonstrations, jewelry repair, rin...

Grand Opening of the Heart & Seoul Korean Exhibit!

  • August 01, 2015 to September 07, 2015
  • Address: 29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
  • Venue: Pretend City
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Included with museum admission. Come dressed in a Hanbok, or traditional Korean clothing, to receive free admission!"
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The growing popularity of all things Korean, from fashion and film to music and cuisine, has swept up Pretend City Children’s Museum. Join us for the Grand Opening of our brand new exhibit that...

Live Music harbor Cruise at Dana Wharf

Every Saturday 8pm to 9:30pm $19 per person Experience live musicians from the deck of the Dana Pride. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Dana Pride's special Pride Punch! Full cash bar available. Book...

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)
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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 cities across the country every ...

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Pageant of the Masters “The Pursuit of Happiness”

  • July 08, 2015 to August 31, 2015
  • Address: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Festival of Arts/Pageant of Masters
  • Times: Starting: 8:30 PM
  • Admission: Advance Tickets $15 - $230
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants ("living pictures"), i...

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Watermelon Tours

  • July 04, 2015 to August 30, 2015
  • Address: 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Tanaka Farms
  • Times: From: 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Admission: Adult - $18; Child - $18; Children (age 2 yrs old and under) - Free; Group rates are available. Call for details.
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Saturday)
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What Is It? In A Nutshell: •Take a wagon ride around our 30 acre farm •See how summer fruits and vegetables grow •Taste some delicious fruits and vegetables •Cut up some far...

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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...

08-30-2015

Featured Events

Adobe Brick Making

  • February 21, 2015 to December 27, 2015
  • Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Address: 2680l Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: $3.00 for Adobe Brick Making, $5 for both activities

Join the fun!  During this hands-on activity, kids are encouraged to make and build their own adobe brick.  Examine the daily lives of Mission Native Americans.  Students and adults wil...

Arrowhead Necklace

  • March 14, 2015 to February 07, 2016
  • Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Address: 2680l Ortega Hwy., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Admission: Cost details: $5.00 for Non-Members, $1.00 for Members $10 for a Non-Member bundle package (Adobe Brick Making, Panning for Gold, and Arrowhead Necklace making)

Weekends 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join the fun! Craft your own arrowhead necklace while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans.  Students and adults will delight i...

Big Band Swingin’ Sundays – Boardwalk Circle

  • June 14, 2015 to August 30, 2015
  • Location: Knott's Berry Farm
  • Address: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Venue: Knott's Berry Farm

The timeless allure of swing dancing is something guests won’t want to miss this summer! Jump, Jive & Swing to the sounds of Orange County’s best local Big Bands. Sundays, June 14 &nda...

Irvine Barclay Theatre 25th Anniversary and Debut Performances History

  • March 10, 2015 to December 05, 2015
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport

Travelers can explore 25 years of Irvine Barclay Theatre history   ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture space located in the pre-security pedestrian walkway between Riley ...

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...

Acoustic Summer Sundays

  • July 05, 2015 to September 27, 2015
  • Address: 1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Venue: House of Blues Anaheim
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday)
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Come join us for free music during Acoustic Summer Sundays at House of Blues Anaheim! Featuring talented local songwriters and musicians every Sunday night at 8pm starting July 5th on the patio!

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Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2015-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special

  • May 12, 2015 to October 31, 2015
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: Times Daily 10 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, 6 pm
  • Admission: $16 Blue Whale Watching Cruise Special
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to the waters off Newport Beach. Over 645 blue whales were viewed in 2014. Giant blue whales ...

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