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Orange County's major annual events attract millions of visitors from all over the world.

From world-famous surf competitions to family fairs, from interactive art festivals to global operas and rock concerts in Orange County, The OC is a metropolitan mecca of festivities and fun!

Oktoberfest Orange County, Festival of Whales, A Taste of Greece, Battle of the Paddle, Orange County Fair, Nike Pro, US Open of Surfing, Return of the Swallows, Sawudust Art Festival, Toshiba Classic/PGA Tour, Oktoberfest, OC Marathon, OC Childrens Book Festival - just a taste of the exciting events you can experience in The OC.

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12-09-2016

Featured Events

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Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

  • December 01, 2016 to January 01, 2017
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, & 8:30 pm
  • Admission: $20 With Visit the OC Discount
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

The 2016 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California.  Since 1908, boat owners in Newport Beach have decorated their seagoing vessels and seasid...

Teatro Martini

  • Started September 24, 2015
  • Address: 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Times: Showtimes vary by night
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

While there are plenty of entertainment venues in SoCal for children and families, there are very few for just grown-ups. Teatro Martini is a new, edgy, fun, interactive experience for grown-ups that...

Ongoing Events

“This Is Hunger” Free National Exhibit: A Must-See Experience

  • December 09, 2016 to December 12, 2016
  • Location: University Synagogue
  • Address: 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Embark on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells in...

42nd Annual Boat Parade of Lights at Dana Wharf

42nd Annual Boat Parade of Lights $29 Adults – $19 Kids 12 & Under – 2 & Under are FREE December 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th: 7:30-9pm BE IN THE PARADE! Come aboard any ...

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Annual Gray Whale Migration 2017 - $16 Whale Watching Special

  • December 01, 2016 to May 31, 2017
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:30 pm
  • Admission: $16 With Visit the OC Discount
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Annual Gray Whale Migration 2017 - $16 Whale Watching Special Online Booking Discount - http://www.newportwhales.com/newport_beach_whale_watch_offer_16.html The Gray Whale makes the most spectacula...

Gem Faire

Featuring the finest in gems, beads, fine jewelry, costume jewelry, minerals, crystals, lapidary equipment, imports and much more from around the world. Days & Hours Friday Noon-6 p...

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Magic and Wine Tasting with David Minkin

  • Started August 28, 2015
  • Location: M3 Live Anaheim Event Center
  • Address: 2232 South Harbor Boulevard, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Times: Starting: 7:30 PM
  • Admission: $69 with promo code: GUEST
  • Recurrence: (Every Friday)
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SAVE $16 ON TICKETS NOW! Join David Minkin, International Magic Champion, for a unique evening of magic, food, and wine tasting. David starred on the Travel Channel show "Magic Outlaws", a...

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Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

  • December 02, 2016 to January 01, 2017
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, & 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Click on “Visit Website” for $20 special
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The 2016 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. Since 1908, boat owners in Newport Beach have decorated their seagoing vessels and seaside homes...

The Holiday Gem - a holiday extravaganza

  • November 25, 2016 to December 17, 2016
  • Location: The Gem Theatre
  • Address: 12852 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm
  • Admission: $26 adults/$23 seniors/$18 children 12 ys & under/$15 students with ID
  • Recurrence: (Every Friday, Saturday)
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Ring in the holidays with THE HOLIDAY GEM, a “fun for the whole family” holiday extravaganza! Backed by a live 7-piece band, stunning costumes, and tap dancing elves, enjoy hearin...

12-10-2016

Featured Events

  • User submitted image from Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

  • December 01, 2016 to January 01, 2017
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, & 8:30 pm
  • Admission: $20 With Visit the OC Discount
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

The 2016 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California.  Since 1908, boat owners in Newport Beach have decorated their seagoing vessels and seasid...

Rock & Brews

  • Started September 17, 2015
  • Location: Rock & Brews
  • Address: 7777 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Times: Varies by day
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Rock & Brews, co-founded by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS, features quality American comfort food, one of the area's largest selection of craft and international beers, all in an atmospher...

Teatro Martini

  • Started September 24, 2015
  • Address: 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Times: Showtimes vary by night
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

While there are plenty of entertainment venues in SoCal for children and families, there are very few for just grown-ups. Teatro Martini is a new, edgy, fun, interactive experience for grown-ups that...

Ongoing Events

“This Is Hunger” Free National Exhibit: A Must-See Experience

  • December 09, 2016 to December 12, 2016
  • Location: University Synagogue
  • Address: 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Embark on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells in...

26th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art &Craft Festival

  • November 19, 2016 to December 18, 2016
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for Seniors (65+), $4.00 for children (6-12). Children 5 and under are free.
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website

Running for five weekends beginning November 19 until December 18, the 26th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival is a one-of-a-kind holiday art and crafts festival that offers...

42nd Annual Boat Parade of Lights at Dana Wharf

42nd Annual Boat Parade of Lights $29 Adults – $19 Kids 12 & Under – 2 & Under are FREE December 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th: 7:30-9pm BE IN THE PARADE! Come aboard any ...

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Annual Gray Whale Migration 2017 - $16 Whale Watching Special

  • December 01, 2016 to May 31, 2017
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 am, 1:00 pm, & 3:30 pm
  • Admission: $16 With Visit the OC Discount
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Annual Gray Whale Migration 2017 - $16 Whale Watching Special Online Booking Discount - http://www.newportwhales.com/newport_beach_whale_watch_offer_16.html The Gray Whale makes the most spectacula...

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Certified Farmers Market

  • Started September 05, 2015
  • Address: 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Venue: Old World Village
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: free
  • Recurrence: (Every Saturday)
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A new Certified Farmers Market has opened in July 2015 and is open now every Saturday from 9am - 2pm. Rain or Shine. The market is located in the charming Old World Village that had been a place for ...

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Certified Farmers Market

  • Started September 19, 2015
  • Address: 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Venue: Old World Village
  • Admission: free
  • Recurrence: (Every Saturday)
  • Visit Website

A new Certified Farmers Market has opened in July 2015 and now running every Saturday from 9am - 2pm. Rain or Shine. The market is located in the Old World Village, West Parking lot, a place for many...

  • User submitted image from Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

  • December 02, 2016 to January 01, 2017
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, & 8:30 pm
  • Admission: Click on “Visit Website” for $20 special
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

The 2016 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. Since 1908, boat owners in Newport Beach have decorated their seagoing vessels and seaside homes...

The Butchery Grand Opening Open House at Crystal Cove

  • December 10, 2016
  • Location: The Butchery Crystal Cove
  • Address: 8058 E Pacific Coast Hwy, Newport Coast, CA 92657
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

THE BUTCHERY, Orange County’s premier, full-service butcher shop known for high-quality meats, artisan cheeses, hand-made sandwiches to order, craft beers and wines is hosting a Grand Opening ...

The Holiday Gem - a holiday extravaganza

  • November 25, 2016 to December 17, 2016
  • Location: The Gem Theatre
  • Address: 12852 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 pm
  • Admission: $26 adults/$23 seniors/$18 children 12 ys & under/$15 students with ID
  • Recurrence: (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Ring in the holidays with THE HOLIDAY GEM, a “fun for the whole family” holiday extravaganza! Backed by a live 7-piece band, stunning costumes, and tap dancing elves, enjoy hearin...

12-11-2016

Featured Events

  • User submitted image from Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade & Holiday Lights Cruises

  • December 01, 2016 to January 01, 2017
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 pm, 7:00 pm, & 8:30 pm
  • Admission: $20 With Visit the OC Discount
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

The 2016 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California.  Since 1908, boat owners in Newport Beach have decorated their seagoing vessels and seasid...

Teatro Martini

  • Started September 24, 2015
  • Address: 7600 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Times: Showtimes vary by night
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

While there are plenty of entertainment venues in SoCal for children and families, there are very few for just grown-ups. Teatro Martini is a new, edgy, fun, interactive experience for grown-ups that...

Ongoing Events

“This Is Hunger” Free National Exhibit: A Must-See Experience

  • December 09, 2016 to December 12, 2016
  • Location: University Synagogue
  • Address: 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Embark on a compelling journey, one that draws you into the lives of everyday Americans – and deepens your awareness about who struggles with hunger and why. This 45-minute FREE exhibit tells in...

26th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art &Craft Festival

  • November 19, 2016 to December 18, 2016
  • Address: 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Venue: Sawdust Art Festival
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for Seniors (65+), $4.00 for children (6-12). Children 5 and under are free.
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website

Running for five weekends beginning November 19 until December 18, the 26th Annual Winter Fantasy at the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival is a one-of-a-kind holiday art and crafts festival that offers...

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