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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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03-29-2015

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...

Easter Bunny

  • March 13, 2015 to April 04, 2015
  • Location: Fashion Island
  • Address: 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Venue: Fashion Island
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Grab the bonnets and bring your children to Fashion Island to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Our favorite rabbit will be available for photos in his spring garden on the Atrium Lawn...

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...

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Crossroads of the West Gun Show

  • March 28, 2015 to March 29, 2015
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Times: Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Admission: $16
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Two-day gun and western Americana show. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Easter Eggstravaganza

  • March 14, 2015 to April 04, 2015
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, Orange, CA 92869
  • Venue: Irvine Regional Park
  • Times: Weekdays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Weekends: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Admission: For details visit the website
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt, where each egg will be filled with candy or a prize. The Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10 a.m. Tickets must be purchased on the day ...

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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KIDS FISH FREE SUNDAYS

Every Sunday! 12:45-5:15pm Free fishing trip for Kids. One free child and one free rod rental per full paying adult. Reservations required as space is limited. Every Sunday! 12pm-12:30pm Free clini...

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Knott's Boysenberry Festival

  • March 28, 2015 to April 12, 2015
  • Address: 8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Venue: Knott's Berry Farm
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Admission: Please visit knotts.com for details.
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Celebrate Knott’s delicious roots during the Boysenberry Festival, March 28 – April 12, in the theme park’s historic Ghost Town. The 16-day and entertainment festival returns with an...

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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Orange County Market Place

  • March 07, 2015 to March 29, 2015
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Times: Saturdays & Sundays 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Admission: $2
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Saturday)
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America's most unique swap meet celebrates food, fun, value and the entrepreneurial spirit. Every Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

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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...

Reaching for the Cure Half Marathon!

The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation is hosting their 17th annual Reaching for the Cure Run & Ride weekend, including races of all different lengths. All are welcome!

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 ...

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,...

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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...

03-30-2015

Featured Events

Easter Bunny

  • March 13, 2015 to April 04, 2015
  • Location: Fashion Island
  • Address: 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Venue: Fashion Island
  • Visit Website

Grab the bonnets and bring your children to Fashion Island to have their picture taken with the Easter Bunny! Our favorite rabbit will be available for photos in his spring garden on the Atrium Lawn...

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.

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