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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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12-06-2016

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)
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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 seasid...

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...

Ongoing Events

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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)
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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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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...

12-07-2016

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

  • User submitted image from Annual Gray Whale Migration 2017 - $16 Whale Watching Special

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...

  • 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)
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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...

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 ...

12-08-2016

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
  • 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...

Ongoing Events

  • User submitted image from Annual Gray Whale Migration 2017 - $16 Whale Watching Special

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...

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:...

  • 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...

12-09-2016

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

  • User submitted image from Annual Gray Whale Migration 2017 - $16 Whale Watching Special

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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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...

  • 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 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
  • 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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