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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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03-05-2015

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...

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
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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...

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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Farmers Market at the OC Fair & Event Center

A weekly California-certified farmers' market where genuine farmers sell fruits, nuts and vegetables directly to the public. Every farmer who sells at a certified market is inspected by the county agr...

First Thursdays Art Walk

  • Started June 06, 2013
  • Recurrence: (Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday)
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Take a walk on the "art side" when more than 50 participating galleries open their doors from 6 to 9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month throughout the year. Galleries offer artist rec...

foaSouth (Festival of Arts satellite gallery)

  • January 10, 2015 to April 09, 2015
  • Location: Active Culture
  • Address: 1006 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Active Culture
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Murray Kruger - Digital Art exhibit, Jan. 10-April 9, 2015. Gallery is open Monday- Sunday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is free.

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Food Truck Fare at the OC Fair & Event Center

  • March 04, 2015 to March 26, 2015
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Times: Wednesdays 5:30-9 p.m. & Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Every Wednesday, Thursday)
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Food Truck Fare will offer twice weekly a variety of gourmet food trucks that will change weekly. Wednesdays also feature a cash bar for adults. Open Wednesdays 5:30-9 p.m. & Thursdays 11 a.m.-2 p...

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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Whale Watching During Gray Whale Migration 2015-$16 Cruise Special

The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the Newport Beach coastline from the summer feeding g...

03-06-2015

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...

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.

Sawdust Studio Art Classes

  • December 05, 2014 to March 21, 2015
  • Location: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $95
  • Visit Website

Take a two-hour workshop from a local artist in fused glass, oil painting, jewelry making, photography and more. Offered every Friday & Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: $95 per sessi...

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...

foaSouth (Festival of Arts satellite gallery)

  • January 10, 2015 to April 09, 2015
  • Location: Active Culture
  • Address: 1006 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Active Culture
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

Murray Kruger - Digital Art exhibit, Jan. 10-April 9, 2015. Gallery is open Monday- Sunday from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is free.

Fullerton Art Walk

  • Started June 07, 2013
  • Location: Downtown Fullerton
  • Times: Starting: 6:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
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On the first Friday of every month from 6 - 9 p.m., enjoy free art events and exhibition openings all within walking distance of each other in historic downtown Fullerton.

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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Newport Beach Full Moon Dinner Cruises

  • March 06, 2015
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Times: From: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Admission: Price: $84.95 per person *Tax, service charge and landing fee additional
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YOUR DINNER CRUISE INCLUDES: 3-hour yacht cruise 4-course dinner Boarding glass of champagne or cider Complimentary Soda, Coffee, Tea and Water Wine and cocktails available for purchase DJ enter...

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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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Whale Watching During Gray Whale Migration 2015-$16 Cruise Special

The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the Newport Beach coastline from the summer feeding g...

03-07-2015

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...

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Artist Open Studios

  • January 03, 2015 to March 07, 2015
  • Address: 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Visit Website

Take a free tour to visit 25+ professional artists in their private studios. A unique opportunity to view their creative spaces and buy local art right from the source. Free parking in Act V parking...

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...

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.

Sawdust Studio Art Classes

  • December 05, 2014 to March 21, 2015
  • Location: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Admission: $95
  • Visit Website

Take a two-hour workshop from a local artist in fused glass, oil painting, jewelry making, photography and more. Offered every Friday & Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost: $95 per sessi...

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