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Events

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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09-18-2014

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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...

Big Band Dancing at The Phoenix Club

  • Started August 21, 2014
  • Location: The Phoenix Club
  • Address: 1340 South Sanderson Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
  • Times: Thursdays 6:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Admission: $10.00 per person/$7.00 Club Members/$5.00 Students w/ID
  • Recurrence: (Every Thursday)
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Big Band Dancing is alive and well at The Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Join us every Thursday evening for Big Band Dancing in our Grand Ballroom. Bands change regularly and some nights we even host a si...

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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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GO Purple OC

  • September 15, 2014 to September 21, 2014
  • Times: All Day
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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During the week of September 15th, the Alzheimer’s Association will GO Purple OC and feature the color purple on Orange County’s well-known landmarks, city halls, retail shopping centers a...

Huntington Beach Art Walk

  • Started June 20, 2013
  • Location: Downtown Huntington Beach
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Thursday)
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Huntington Beach hosts a festive downtown art walk on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6 - 9 p.m. It's a fun opportunity to take a stroll and enjoy meeting the artists. Begin your exploration at ...

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 ...

Summer Sights & Sips Cruise

  • June 19, 2014 to September 18, 2014
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Times: 5:45 Boarding, 6:15 Embark
  • Admission: $35.00 per person *Tax, service charge and landing fee additional
  • Recurrence: (Every Thursday)
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You know it's summer when the Sunset Series begins! The famous sail boat races have been a popular event for many years and draws hundreds of spectators. Spectators enjoy the Sights and Sips, while ra...

Summer Sights and Sips Cruise

  • June 12, 2014 to September 18, 2014
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Times: Board at 5:45pm | Cruises from 6:15- 8:15pm
  • Admission: $35.00 per person *Tax, service charge and landing fee additional
  • Recurrence: (Every Thursday)
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You know it's summer when the Sunset Series begins! The famous sail boat races have been a popular event for many years and draws hundreds of spectators. Get a front row seat to see the Sunset Sailin...

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 ...

Third Thursday Art Talk: West Coast Avant-Garde, Part 1

  • September 18, 2014
  • Address: 850 San Clemente, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Venue: Orange County Museum of Art
  • Times: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: Free with museum admission

6 pm | Gallery tour 7 pm | Artist conversation Art talk in conjunction with The Avant-Garde Collection. Robert Irwin, John Mason, and Mary Corse discuss revolutions of the 1960’s and 1970&rsqu...

09-19-2014

Featured Events

OKTOBERFEST 2014 at The Phoenix Club

  • September 19, 2014 to October 26, 2014
  • Location: The Phoenix Club
  • Address: 1340 South Sanderson Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
  • Times: Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 4 p.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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OKTOBERFEST 2014 - at The Phoenix Club! Party like a German at Southern California's most authentic, largest and best Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim! Join us every Friday (6pm - Midnig...

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 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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GO Purple OC

  • September 15, 2014 to September 21, 2014
  • Times: All Day
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

During the week of September 15th, the Alzheimer’s Association will GO Purple OC and feature the color purple on Orange County’s well-known landmarks, city halls, retail shopping centers 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)
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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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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...

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)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

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 ...

09-20-2014

Featured Events

OKTOBERFEST 2014 at The Phoenix Club

  • September 19, 2014 to October 26, 2014
  • Location: The Phoenix Club
  • Address: 1340 South Sanderson Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806
  • Times: Fridays from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturdays from 4 p.m. to midnight, and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

OKTOBERFEST 2014 - at The Phoenix Club! Party like a German at Southern California's most authentic, largest and best Oktoberfest at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim! Join us every Friday (6pm - Midnig...

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

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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...

  • User submitted image from Blue Whale Migration Summer 2014-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special Newport Beach

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 ...

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GO Purple OC

  • September 15, 2014 to September 21, 2014
  • Times: All Day
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

During the week of September 15th, the Alzheimer’s Association will GO Purple OC and feature the color purple on Orange County’s well-known landmarks, city halls, retail shopping centers a...

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LIVE SUMMER MUSIC HARBOR CRUISE- $15 per person Includes 1 Complimentary Welcome Cocktail

Are you ready to party with Dana Wharf!? Sit back, relax and enjoy the live music as we cruise through Dana Point Harbor at sunset. You'll be welcomed aboard with a complimentary glass of Dana Pride ...

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