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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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Featured Events

Hidden Treasures: Art from the Permanent Collections of Orange County Colleges and Universities

  • February 19, 2015 to August 17, 2015
  • Location: John Wayne Airport - Vi Smith Concourse Gallery in Riley Terminal C across from Gates 18 through 21
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport

Travelers can explore local art from five Orange County colleges and universities in the HIDDEN TREASURES exhibit on display at John Wayne Airport. From the art collections of Cal State University Ful...

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 ...

NEWPORT BEACH WINE FESTIVAL

  • May 22, 2015 to May 24, 2015
  • Location: Balboa Bay Resort
  • Address: 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Balboa Bay Resort
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

This idyllic waterfront setting here at The Balboa Bay Resort provides the backdrop for three spectacular days of food and wine events.Acclaimed winemakers, our celebrated chefs, Master Sommeliers and...

Robert Henri’s California: Realism, Race and Region, 1914-1925

  • February 22, 2015 to May 31, 2015
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

Bringing together for the first time, the many works that Robert Henri produced during his sojourns in San Diego and Los Angeles.

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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Abstract Expressionist Nina K Cullen on special exhibit at John Wayne Airport

Abstract Expressionist Nina K Cullen presents "PASSION" a new vibrant collection of oil paintings. On special exhibit at the John Wayne Airport (May 14 - June 15, 2015) in the Thomas F. Rile...

Asian Pacific Festival

  • May 22, 2015 to May 24, 2015
  • Location: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
  • Address: 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Times: Friday: 4pm-10pm Saturday: 10am-10pm Sunday:10am-9pm
  • Admission: $20 for Frriday EDM Festival $10 for Saturday and Sunday
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Our Theme: "Imagine, Dream, Succeed" A 2 1/2 Day Asian Pacific Festival By the Sea offering a virtual trip to many Asian countries such as Vietnam, China, Thailand, Ko...

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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 ...

Fifth Annual West Coast Cigar & Spirits Tasting Event

More than 500 guests are expected to attend the Fifth Annual West Coast Cigar & Spirits Tasting Event. Hosted by Irvine-based Cigar & Spirits, the Gentleman’s Lifestyle Magazine, the one...

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 ...

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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...

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The Duke's Dining Cruises - Celebrate John Wayne's Birthday on Wild Goose

  • May 22, 2015 to May 26, 2015
  • Location: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Times: various
  • Admission: various
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Meet & Greet with Bert Minshall* Wild Goose Captain during the John Wayne years and author of the book “On Board With the Duke: John Wayne and the Wild Goose” Informal tours of Wayne&...

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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...

Hidden Treasures: Art from the Permanent Collections of Orange County Colleges and Universities

  • February 19, 2015 to August 17, 2015
  • Location: John Wayne Airport - Vi Smith Concourse Gallery in Riley Terminal C across from Gates 18 through 21
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport

Travelers can explore local art from five Orange County colleges and universities in the HIDDEN TREASURES exhibit on display at John Wayne Airport. From the art collections of Cal State University Ful...

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 ...

NEWPORT BEACH WINE FESTIVAL

  • May 22, 2015 to May 24, 2015
  • Location: Balboa Bay Resort
  • Address: 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Balboa Bay Resort
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

This idyllic waterfront setting here at The Balboa Bay Resort provides the backdrop for three spectacular days of food and wine events.Acclaimed winemakers, our celebrated chefs, Master Sommeliers and...

Robert Henri’s California: Realism, Race and Region, 1914-1925

  • February 22, 2015 to May 31, 2015
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

Bringing together for the first time, the many works that Robert Henri produced during his sojourns in San Diego and Los Angeles.

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 Abstract Expressionist Nina K Cullen on special exhibit at John Wayne Airport

Abstract Expressionist Nina K Cullen on special exhibit at John Wayne Airport

Abstract Expressionist Nina K Cullen presents "PASSION" a new vibrant collection of oil paintings. On special exhibit at the John Wayne Airport (May 14 - June 15, 2015) in the Thomas F. Rile...

Asian Pacific Festival

  • May 22, 2015 to May 24, 2015
  • Location: Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
  • Address: 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Times: Friday: 4pm-10pm Saturday: 10am-10pm Sunday:10am-9pm
  • Admission: $20 for Frriday EDM Festival $10 for Saturday and Sunday
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND Our Theme: "Imagine, Dream, Succeed" A 2 1/2 Day Asian Pacific Festival By the Sea offering a virtual trip to many Asian countries such as Vietnam, China, Thailand, Ko...

  • User submitted image from Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2015-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special

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)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 ...

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...

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)
  • 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 ...

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