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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

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...

Arrowhead Necklace

  • March 14, 2015 to February 07, 2016
  • 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: Cost details: $5.00 for Non-Members, $1.00 for Members $10 for a Non-Member bundle package (Adobe Brick Making, Panning for Gold, and Arrowhead Necklace making)

Weekends 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join the fun! Craft your own arrowhead necklace while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans.  Students and adults will delight i...

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...

Irvine Barclay Theatre 25th Anniversary and Debut Performances History

  • March 10, 2015 to December 05, 2015
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport

Travelers can explore 25 years of Irvine Barclay Theatre history   ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture space located in the pre-security pedestrian walkway between Riley ...

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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“Oh, Say Can You Sing” Fairhaven Memorial’s Annual Singing Contest 2015

  • March 25, 2015 to April 30, 2015
  • Location: Fairhaven Memorial Park
  • Address: 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: All Day
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Can you sing? Would you like a chance to perform the National Anthem in front of an audience of 3,500 on Memorial Day? Now’s your chance! Between March 25 and April 30 Southern California reside...

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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...

Dana Wharf Whale Watching's Wyland "Art Lessons in the Wild"

  • February 21, 2015 to April 25, 2015
  • Location: Dana Wharf
  • Address: 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Admission: See website for details
  • Recurrence: (Every Saturday)
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Renowned environmental artist Wyland, is partnering once again with Dana Wharf Whale Watching for a fourth straight year. The Wyland Dolphin and Whale Adventures, “Art Lessons in the Wild&rdquo...

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Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX)

  • April 18, 2015 to April 19, 2015
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Times: Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Admission: $15
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The Marine Aquarium Expo (MAX) is a family-friendly, consumer trade show for the saltwater aquarium hobby with nearly 100 booth exhibits, many selling equipment, livestock and coral "frags" ...

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 ...

Strawberry Tours

  • February 14, 2015 to June 28, 2015
  • Address: 5380 3/4 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Tanaka Farms
  • Times: Tour Times: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30
  • Admission: Adult - $18; Child - $18;children (age 2 yrs old and under) - Free; Group rates are available. Call for details.
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Saturday)
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What Is It? This is a guided tour around the farm that takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 1/4 hour on a tractor- pulled wagon. You will see how fruits & vegetables grow and sample many of those ...

The Shops at Mission Viejo, Glamour and GQ Team Up For LOOKBOOK Live

The Shops at Mission Viejo, a Simon mall, is inviting shoppers to ‘Make A Date With Style’ at LOOKBOOK Live, a spring fashion event taking place on Saturday, April 18 from noon to 5 p.m. o...

Undeniable

  • March 28, 2015 to May 15, 2015
  • Location: DAX Gallery
  • Address: 2951 Randolph Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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There is at times a line that connects us all and an energy that amplifies our humanity and brings out the very best in us. It’s powerful when it occurs and undeniable. In the exhibition titled,...

Walk for Wishes

Join us at Walk For Wishes on April 18! Walk For Wishes® is a Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 5,000 wishes that have already been granted locally, while raising funds fo...

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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...

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Wine Tasting- Frisby Cellars OC Urban Winery & Tasting Room

  • Started March 08, 2014
  • Location: Frisby Cellars Winery and Tasting Room
  • Address: 20331 Lake Forest Dr. C-3, Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Times: 12-5PM
  • Admission: $15 Tasting Fee
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Saturday)
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Frisby Cellars Winery & Tasting Room is open for wine tasting on weekends in Lake Forest. Frisby Cellars is an award winning craft winery specializing in limited production wines from Paso Robles...

Wyland’s Whale and Dolphin Adventure Art Lessons in the Wild

  • February 21, 2015 to April 25, 2015
  • Address: 34675 Golden Lantern St , Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Venue: Dana Wharf Whale Watching- SAVE 40% OFF Promo Code VISITOC
  • Times: Saturday’s January 24th – April 25th !! Art Lesson & VIP Boarding 9am – 9:45am Whale Watching 10am – 12pm
  • Admission: $5 donation includes Art Lesson and 2-hour whale watching adventure package for children ages 3-12. (*Children must be accompanied by a paying adult – with up to 2 children allowed per adult.) $45 Ad
  • Recurrence: (Every Saturday)
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The Wyland Dolphin and Whale Adventures, “Art Lessons in the Wild” program begins January 24, 2015, and continues Saturdays through April 25, 2015. Passengers will learn how marine wildlif...

04-19-2015

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...

Arrowhead Necklace

  • March 14, 2015 to February 07, 2016
  • 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: Cost details: $5.00 for Non-Members, $1.00 for Members $10 for a Non-Member bundle package (Adobe Brick Making, Panning for Gold, and Arrowhead Necklace making)

Weekends 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Join the fun! Craft your own arrowhead necklace while learning about the lifestyle of Mission Native Americans.  Students and adults will delight i...

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...

Irvine Barclay Theatre 25th Anniversary and Debut Performances History

  • March 10, 2015 to December 05, 2015
  • Location: John Wayne Airport
  • Address: 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, CA 92707
  • Venue: John Wayne Airport

Travelers can explore 25 years of Irvine Barclay Theatre history   ORANGE COUNTY: Destination Art & Culture space located in the pre-security pedestrian walkway between Riley ...

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.

Annual Events

Annual Orange Plaza Classic Car Show

  • Started April 21, 2013
  • Location: Orange Plaza Square
  • Address: 100 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange, CA 92866
  • Times: From: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
  • Recurrence: (Recurring on the 3rd Sunday of April)
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Head on down to the beautiful Plaza area in Old Towne Orange to see 425 pre-1975 Street Rods, Custom and Classic vehicles on display. This one-day event attracts over 15,000+ spectators. Enjoy the car...

Ongoing Events

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“Oh, Say Can You Sing” Fairhaven Memorial’s Annual Singing Contest 2015

  • March 25, 2015 to April 30, 2015
  • Location: Fairhaven Memorial Park
  • Address: 1702 Fairhaven Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: All Day
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Can you sing? Would you like a chance to perform the National Anthem in front of an audience of 3,500 on Memorial Day? Now’s your chance! Between March 25 and April 30 Southern California reside...

  • 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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