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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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Underwater Robotics

  • July 21, 2014 to July 25, 2014
  • Location: ExplorOcean
  • Address: 600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: ExplorOcean
  • Times: 9am – 12pm or 1:30pm – 4:30pm
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July 21 – 25, August 11 – 15 and August 18 – 22*, 2014 9am – 12pm or 1:30pm – 4:30pm Ages: 9 and older Extended hours: 8am – 9am, 12pm – 1:30...

Ongoing Events

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2 for 1 TUESDAYS SPORTFISHING

Join us on any Tuesday (all year long) and fish for half price! Valid on 1/2 day and 3/4 day day fishing trips and all whale watching cruises.

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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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Blue Whale Watching *With Underwater Viewing Pods**

#1 Rated Orange County whale watching company. Daily, year round, dolphin and whale watching trips aboard high-tech catamarans. Summer is blue whale season and Southern California has more blue whales...

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...

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Flora Kao: Wind House

  • June 07, 2014 to August 10, 2014
  • Location: CSUF Grand Central Art Center
  • Address: 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Times: 11:00am
  • Admission: FREE
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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Flora Kao’s installations respond to the endless repetition of the urban landscape. Each installation is a drawing in space, built from a multitude of repeating marks. By multiplying ordinary el...

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Jody Zellen: Above the Fold

  • June 07, 2014 to August 10, 2014
  • Location: CSUF Grand Central Art Center
  • Address: 125 N. Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701
  • Times: 11:00am
  • Admission: FREE
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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Above the Fold is an exhibition of a series of artworks that take their point of departure from world news images from the New York Times. Included in Above the Fold are gouache on paper paintings, di...

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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My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy

  • July 09, 2014 to August 16, 2014
  • Location: HB Library Playhouse
  • Times: July 9-August 17, 2014
  • Admission: Wed. & Thu $45-$55,Fri, Sat & Sun: $55-$65 *plus $3 service fee
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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MY MOTHER’S ITALIAN, MY FATHER’S JEWISH & I’M IN THERAPY July 9-August 17, 2014 Huntington Beach Library Theater. 7111 Talbert Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648 Box Office 855...

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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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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...

Summer Art & Archaeology Camp #5: In the Wake of the Vikings: Exploring Scandinavia

  • July 21, 2014 to July 25, 2014
  • Address: 1802 N. Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706
  • Venue: Kidseum at Bowers Museum
  • Times: 9 AM- 3 PM
  • Admission: $160.00 per child (members); $185.00 per child (non-members)
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Delve into ancient history and visit exotic lands while creating ART FROM THE PAST in the Bowers Kidseum Summer super fun ART EXTRAVAGANZA. History, art & culture, cultural foods. For additiona...

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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Underwater Robotics

  • July 21, 2014 to July 25, 2014
  • Location: ExplorOcean
  • Address: 600 East Bay Avenue, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: ExplorOcean
  • Times: 9am – 12pm or 1:30pm – 4:30pm
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July 21 – 25, August 11 – 15 and August 18 – 22*, 2014 9am – 12pm or 1:30pm – 4:30pm Ages: 9 and older Extended hours: 8am – 9am, 12pm – 1:30...

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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2014 OC Fair

  • July 11, 2014 to August 10, 2014
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Times: Wed-Fri Noon-Midnight, Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-Midnight
  • Admission: $7-$12 plus admission promotions daily
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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“Summer Starts Here” at the 2014 OC Fair from July 11-August 10 with 23 jam-packed days of world-class entertainment, delicious Fair food, adorable animals, thrilling rides, challenging ca...

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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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