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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

Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series featuring Jonathan Butler

The 2014 Annual Summer Concert Series celebrates the 23rd anniversary of the series with a stellar line-up of musicians bringing a range of genres to the stage including jazz, smooth jazz, contemporar...

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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Art-A-Fair

  • June 27, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Address: 777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Art-A-Fair Festival
  • Times: Sun-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, July 4 10am-6pm
  • Admission: Adults $7, Senior/Military/Students $4, Groups (20+) $4, Children 12 & under free with an adult
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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View fine art by 125 renowned artists and master craftspeople from around the world, across the United States and gifted local artists as well. Stroll through Art-A-Fair's peaceful garden setting, wit...

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Art-A-Fair -A Fine Art Festival

  • June 27, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Address: 777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Art-A-Fair Festival
  • Times: Sun-Thurs 10AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 10AM-10PM
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Discover Art-A-Fair A Fine Art Festival June 27, 2014 to August, 31, 2014 One of Southern California’s most popular art festivals for real artwork by world class artists at reasonable prices....

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Art-A-Fair -A Fine Art Festival

  • June 27, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Location: Art-A-Fair
  • Address: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Times: Open Daily: Sun thru Thurs: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors/Military $4.50, Children under 12 free.
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Art-A-Fair – A Fine Art Festival June 27 thru August 31, 2014 Discover one of Southern California’s best kept secrets – Art-A-Fair- a journey into world class art created by 125 fi...

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Blue Whale Migration Summer 2014-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special Newport Beach

  • July 02, 2014 to September 30, 2014
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, & 6 pm
  • Admission: $16 Blue Whale Watcing 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 800 whales were viewed last summer (summer 2013). Giant blue ...

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Costa Mesa Restaurant Week

  • August 15, 2014 to August 22, 2014
  • Times: Various
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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One of the most anticipated events in Costa Mesa, Restaurant Week is an eclectic mix of the top culinary options the city has to offer. Now in its fourth year, the weeklong celebration gives visitors ...

ExplorOcean Maker Workshops

  • June 23, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Address: 600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: ExplorOcean
  • Times: Times vary
  • Admission: Prices Vary
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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This summer, ExplorOcean introduces 13 new hands-on science workshops full of exciting new projects, tools and technology! Join us in our new Innovation Lab for Maker Hours where young makers get the ...

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Festival of Arts - California's Premier Fine Art Show

  • July 06, 2014 to August 30, 2014
  • Address: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Festival of Arts California’s Premier Fine Art Show, The
  • Times: Please visit the website for times and more information.
  • Admission: General Admission-(Mon-Fri): $7, (Sat & Sun): $10; Students–(Mon-Fri): $4, (Sat & Sun): $6; Children 12 or under, Military & Laguna Beach residents: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The Festival of Arts is California’s longest-running outdoor fine art exhibition. Its jury process and open-air gallery setting allow this festival to please all types of connoisseurs. The show ...

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Festival of Arts Fine Art Show

  • July 06, 2014 to August 30, 2014
  • Address: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Festival of Arts/Pageant of Masters
  • Times: Open daily July 6 - August 30 from 10am - 11:30pm (early closing July 6 at 6pm and August 23 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 dest...

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 ...

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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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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Pageant of the Masters

  • July 09, 2014 to August 30, 2014
  • Address: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Festival of Arts/Pageant of Masters
  • Times: 8:30pm nightly
  • Admission: Prices vary, please visit website for more information.
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Celebrating their 81th anniversary, Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed by 90 minutes of tableaux vivants ("living pict...

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Paint Nite

  • July 11, 2014 to October 24, 2014
  • Address: 2405 Park Avenue, Tustin, CA 92782
  • Venue: Bowlmor Lanes
  • Times: 7:00
  • Admission: Buy tickets at paintnite.com for $25 with coupon code VISITTHEOC.
  • Recurrence: (Every Friday)
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In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or cocktail of your choice*, our performing artist will guide you through a painting step-by-step. At the end of the night...

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Sawdust Art Festival

  • June 27, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: 10am-10pm
  • Admission: Please visit website for details & to purchase tickets
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Voted “Best Festival” by OC Weekly, and “one of the country's top five festivals” by American Style Magazine, the Sawdust features artwork created only in Laguna Beach. Located...

SUSAN ROBB: WILD TIMES

  • May 03, 2014 to October 12, 2014
  • Location: CSUF Grand Central Art Center
  • Address: 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92835
  • Times: 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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Artist Susan Robb‘s Wild Times merges new media, social engagement, and a 2,650 mile hike as an invitation to explore wildness as a geographic ideal and a state of mind. Beginning in mid-April ...

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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

  • 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...

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Art-A-Fair

  • June 27, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Address: 777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Art-A-Fair Festival
  • Times: Sun-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10pm, July 4 10am-6pm
  • Admission: Adults $7, Senior/Military/Students $4, Groups (20+) $4, Children 12 & under free with an adult
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

View fine art by 125 renowned artists and master craftspeople from around the world, across the United States and gifted local artists as well. Stroll through Art-A-Fair's peaceful garden setting, wit...

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Art-A-Fair -A Fine Art Festival

  • June 27, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Location: Art-A-Fair
  • Address: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Times: Open Daily: Sun thru Thurs: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Admission: Adults $7.50, Seniors/Military $4.50, Children under 12 free.
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Art-A-Fair – A Fine Art Festival June 27 thru August 31, 2014 Discover one of Southern California’s best kept secrets – Art-A-Fair- a journey into world class art created by 125 fi...

  • User submitted image from Art-A-Fair -A Fine Art Festival

Art-A-Fair -A Fine Art Festival

  • June 27, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Address: 777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Art-A-Fair Festival
  • Times: Sun-Thurs 10AM-9PM, Fri-Sat 10AM-10PM
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

Discover Art-A-Fair A Fine Art Festival June 27, 2014 to August, 31, 2014 One of Southern California’s most popular art festivals for real artwork by world class artists at reasonable prices....

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Blue Whale Migration Summer 2014-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special Newport Beach

  • July 02, 2014 to September 30, 2014
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, & 6 pm
  • Admission: $16 Blue Whale Watcing 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 800 whales were viewed last summer (summer 2013). Giant blue ...

ExplorOcean Maker Workshops

  • June 23, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  • Address: 600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: ExplorOcean
  • Times: Times vary
  • Admission: Prices Vary
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

This summer, ExplorOcean introduces 13 new hands-on science workshops full of exciting new projects, tools and technology! Join us in our new Innovation Lab for Maker Hours where young makers get the ...

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Festival of Arts - California's Premier Fine Art Show

  • July 06, 2014 to August 30, 2014
  • Address: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Festival of Arts California’s Premier Fine Art Show, The
  • Times: Please visit the website for times and more information.
  • Admission: General Admission-(Mon-Fri): $7, (Sat & Sun): $10; Students–(Mon-Fri): $4, (Sat & Sun): $6; Children 12 or under, Military & Laguna Beach residents: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

The Festival of Arts is California’s longest-running outdoor fine art exhibition. Its jury process and open-air gallery setting allow this festival to please all types of connoisseurs. The show ...

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