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Orange County events lay claim to an incredible array of annual festivals and exciting events. Whether you're looking for things to do in Orange County this weekend or looking for things to do in Orange County today, there's always something to do. 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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09-28-2016

Featured Events

  • User submitted image from Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2016-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special

Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2016-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special

The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to the waters off Newport Beach. Over 350 blue whales were viewed last summer 2015. Giant blu...

Teatro Martini

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

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Food Truck Fare (Wed & Thurs)

  • September 07, 2016 to October 27, 2016
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Times: Wednesday 5:30-9 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Every Wednesday, Thursday)
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Food Truck Fare will bring a variety of gourmet food trucks that will change weekly each Wednesday & Thursday. Check our Twitter (@ocfair) or Facebook (OCFair) pages for each week's offerings and ...

Old Capistrano Certified Farmers Market

  • Started July 15, 2015
  • Location: Yorba Street (between El Camino Real & Camino Capistrano)
  • Address: Yorba St, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
  • Times: 3PM-7PM Spring/Summer 3PM-6PM Fall/Winter
  • Admission: FREE
  • Recurrence: (Every Wednesday)
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Each Wednesday, residents and visitors can enjoy purchasing fresh flowers, produce, and specialty foods at the San Juan Capistrano Farmers' Market. The market features up to 30 vendors and is held at ...

West Anaheim Certified Farmers' Market will launch May 4!

  • May 04, 2016 to November 16, 2016
  • Location: Twila Reid Park
  • Address: 3100 W Orange Ave, Anaheim, CA, CA 92804
  • Times: 4-8PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Every Wednesday)
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A new certified farmers' market will give locally sourced food access to residents living in West Anaheim. In response to an overwhelming amount of requests from West Anaheim residents, the City of An...

09-29-2016

Featured Events

  • User submitted image from Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2016-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special

Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2016-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special

The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to the waters off Newport Beach. Over 350 blue whales were viewed last summer 2015. Giant blu...

Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

  • September 29, 2016 to October 02, 2016
  • Location: Newport Beach Civic Center
  • Address: 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Times: Thursday, Sept. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 2 (various times)
  • Admission: http://www.newportwineandfood.com/tickets/
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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The Thrid Annual Newport Bech Wine and Food Festival returns to bring the best culinary experinces to Orange County. This four day event provides a host of food and wine events that will delight foo...

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

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Farmers Market (Costa Mesa)

  • September 08, 2016 to October 27, 2016
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Times: Thursdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Every Thursday)
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A 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 agricultur...

Farmers Park Market at the historic Anaheim Packing District returns Friday May 6

  • Started May 09, 2016
  • Location: Farmers Park
  • Address: 400 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA, CA 92805
  • Times: 4-8PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Every Monday, Thursday)
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Farmers Park Market at the historic Anaheim Packing District returns Friday May 6! Farmers Park Market is a fresh Southern California certified farmers' market, which takes place every Friday, from 4:...

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Food Truck Fare (Wed & Thurs)

  • September 07, 2016 to October 27, 2016
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Times: Wednesday 5:30-9 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Admission: Free
  • Recurrence: (Every Wednesday, Thursday)
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Food Truck Fare will bring a variety of gourmet food trucks that will change weekly each Wednesday & Thursday. Check our Twitter (@ocfair) or Facebook (OCFair) pages for each week's offerings and ...

Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

  • September 29, 2016
  • Location: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
  • Times: Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Days & Hours Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Prices - Admission Free Prices - Parking $8 About This Event Referred to as creative, colorful and cool, this three-day ...

Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival

Days & Hours Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Prices - Admission Free Prices - Parking $8 About This Event Sugar Plum welcomes the holiday season with gifts to warm t...

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

  • September 29, 2016 to October 22, 2016
  • Location: The Gem Theatre
  • Address: 12852 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $26 / $23 seniors / $18 children 12 yrs and under / $15 Student Rush (Th & Fri ONLY) / $40 Opening - Gala Night (with reception)
  • Recurrence: (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
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An unjustly exiled barber returns home in 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a proprietres...

09-30-2016

Featured Events

  • User submitted image from Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2016-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special

Blue Whale Migration Spring/Summer 2016-$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special

The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to the waters off Newport Beach. Over 350 blue whales were viewed last summer 2015. Giant blu...

Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

  • September 29, 2016 to October 02, 2016
  • Location: Newport Beach Civic Center
  • Address: 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Times: Thursday, Sept. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 2 (various times)
  • Admission: http://www.newportwineandfood.com/tickets/
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

The Thrid Annual Newport Bech Wine and Food Festival returns to bring the best culinary experinces to Orange County. This four day event provides a host of food and wine events that will delight foo...

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

Bodies & Ink

  • September 30, 2016
  • Location: Saddleback College
  • Address: 28000 Marguerite Pkwy, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
  • Times: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:30pm Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 7:30pm Friday, October 7, 2016 - 7:30pm Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 7:30pm
  • Admission: $15 general; $10 Students/Faculty/Seniors (presale only)
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BODIES AND INK: CELEBRATING NATIONAL BANNED BOOKS WEEK THROUGH MOVEMENT, THEATRE, AND VISUAL ARTS Guides will lead audiences through the three story LRC (library) building to encounter ten performanc...

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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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Oktoberfest 2016

  • September 16, 2016 to October 30, 2016
  • Location: The Phoenix Club
  • Address: 1340 S. Sanderson Av., Anaheim, CA 92806
  • Times: Fri 6pm to midnight, Sat 5pm to midnight, Sun Noon to 6pm
  • Admission: Adult $10.00, Under 19 Free
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
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KTOBERFEST 2016! Party like a German at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, the heart of Orange County. Every weekend Sept 16-Oct 30! Join us at the best Oktoberfest in Orange County. We are located in A...

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

  • September 29, 2016 to October 22, 2016
  • Location: The Gem Theatre
  • Address: 12852 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $26 / $23 seniors / $18 children 12 yrs and under / $15 Student Rush (Th & Fri ONLY) / $40 Opening - Gala Night (with reception)
  • Recurrence: (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

An unjustly exiled barber returns home in 19th century London seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge who framed him and ravaged his young wife. Revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a proprietres...

10-01-2016

Featured Events

Newport Beach Wine and Food Festival

  • September 29, 2016 to October 02, 2016
  • Location: Newport Beach Civic Center
  • Address: 100 Civic Center Drive, Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Times: Thursday, Sept. 29 - Sunday, Oct. 2 (various times)
  • Admission: http://www.newportwineandfood.com/tickets/
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

The Thrid Annual Newport Bech Wine and Food Festival returns to bring the best culinary experinces to Orange County. This four day event provides a host of food and wine events that will delight foo...

Rock & Brews

  • Started September 17, 2015
  • Location: Rock & Brews
  • Address: 7777 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Times: Varies by day
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

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...

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