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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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10-24-2014

Featured Events

Disneyland® Resort Just Got Spookier

  • September 12, 2014 to October 31, 2014
  • Location: Disneyland Resort
  • Address: 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803
  • Venue: Disneyland Resort

Gather your family and friends for Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort. It’s frightfully delightful fun for the whole family!

Elizabeth Turk at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s main level galleries is a solo exhibition of work by mixed media artist Elizabeth Turk, comprised of new work along with pieces from earlier series. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan....

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

  • September 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014
  • Location: Irvine Regional Park
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, Orange, CA 92869
  • Venue: Irvine Regional Park
  • Visit Website

Activities for kids of all ages - hay rides, face painting, Halloween bounce house, face painting, and more.

JWA Features American Institute of Architects Orange County Annual Design Awards Program

  • September 24, 2014 to November 28, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

More than 80 entries from the 2012 and 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orange County Design Awards Program are on exhibit at John Wayne Airport through November 28, 2014. The collectio...

Lita Albuquerque at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s lower level galleries is an installation by internationally acclaimed environmental artist Lita Albuquerque. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015

OC: 125 Exploring Orange County’s Story Exhibition

  • September 24, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

Through February 2015, viewers can take a historical journey through Orange County history by exploring the exhibition for free in the ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture exhibition space...

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...

  • Fused Glass Sushi Set by Artist Maggie Spencer, an instructor at Sawdust Studio Art Classes

Sawdust Studio Art Classes

  • October 03, 2014 to December 26, 2014
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Admission: $95
  • Visit Website

A year-round program of art workshops taking place Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Sawdust Art Festival grounds. For $95, a professional artist guides students through a special...

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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Avenue Q (School Edition) by HB APA

  • October 17, 2014 to October 26, 2014
  • Location: Huntington Beach High School Historic Auditorium
  • Address: 1905 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: $22 for adults, $16 for students/seniors 65+
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
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Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. Addressing humorous adult issues, this musical is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppe...

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Incoming Cultures: Influences & Legacies in the OC

  • October 05, 2014 to November 16, 2014
  • Address: 3101 West Harvard Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704
  • Venue: Heritage Museum
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: $8 Adults, $5 Kids 12 & Under (FREE PARKING)
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Hear the migration stories of the OC’s multi-ethnic residents as they share their tales of moving from their homeland and of assimilation to their new surrounds. Enjoy the cultural atmosphere 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)
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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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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...

10-25-2014

Featured Events

Art Exhibition: Bewitching

  • October 04, 2014 to October 25, 2014
  • Location: Orange County Great Park
  • Address: Sand Canyon & Marine Drive, Irvine, CA 92869
  • Venue: Orange County Great Park
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free

Bewitching examines the art of costume culture with a brief history of Halloween in Southern California.  This exhibition features an eclectic collection of hand-made costume couture, fashion...

Disneyland® Resort Just Got Spookier

  • September 12, 2014 to October 31, 2014
  • Location: Disneyland Resort
  • Address: 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, CA 92803
  • Venue: Disneyland Resort

Gather your family and friends for Halloween Time at the Disneyland® Resort. It’s frightfully delightful fun for the whole family!

Elizabeth Turk at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s main level galleries is a solo exhibition of work by mixed media artist Elizabeth Turk, comprised of new work along with pieces from earlier series. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan....

Halloween Zoo-tacular

  • October 25, 2014
  • Location: Orange County Zoo
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA
  • Visit Website

Kids will enjoy trick-or-treating, a scavenger hunt, themed crafts and face painting. The OC Zoo animals will receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day!

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

  • September 24, 2014 to October 31, 2014
  • Location: Irvine Regional Park
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, Orange, CA 92869
  • Venue: Irvine Regional Park
  • Visit Website

Activities for kids of all ages - hay rides, face painting, Halloween bounce house, face painting, and more.

JWA Features American Institute of Architects Orange County Annual Design Awards Program

  • September 24, 2014 to November 28, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

More than 80 entries from the 2012 and 2013 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Orange County Design Awards Program are on exhibit at John Wayne Airport through November 28, 2014. The collectio...

Lita Albuquerque at Laguna Art Museum

  • October 12, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: Laguna Art Museum
  • Address: 307 Cliff Dr. at North Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Laguna Art Museum
  • Visit Website

On display in the museum’s lower level galleries is an installation by internationally acclaimed environmental artist Lita Albuquerque. Oct. 12, 2014-Jan. 25, 2015

OC: 125 Exploring Orange County’s Story Exhibition

  • September 24, 2014 to December 31, 2014
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport
  • Visit Website

Through February 2015, viewers can take a historical journey through Orange County history by exploring the exhibition for free in the ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture exhibition space...

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...

  • Fused Glass Sushi Set by Artist Maggie Spencer, an instructor at Sawdust Studio Art Classes

Sawdust Studio Art Classes

  • October 03, 2014 to December 26, 2014
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: Starting: 10:00 AM
  • Admission: $95
  • Visit Website

A year-round program of art workshops taking place Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the Sawdust Art Festival grounds. For $95, a professional artist guides students through a special...

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