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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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04-21-2018

Featured Events

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
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$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray wha...

Ongoing Events

42nd Annual VSA Festival - You've gotta have HeART!

  • April 21, 2018
  • Location: MainPlace Mall
  • Address: 2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
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Join us for the 42nd Annual VSA Festival: "You've Gotta Have HeART" celebrating the artistic accomplishments of individuals with disabilities! The annual festival is a FREE event for the ...

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Angels 5k & Fun Run

  • April 21, 2018
  • Location: Angel Stadium
  • Address: 2000 E. Gene Autry Way, Anaheim, CA 92806
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 AM
  • Admission: 5K: $45, Fun Run: $30
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"Bubble Detour": All runners will have the chance to run through foam bubbles during part of the course! Expo: You will have the opportunity to visit over 30 health and fitness vendors. ...

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Billy Idol (IDOL X) at The Fifth in Anaheim

  • April 21, 2018
  • Location: The Fifth
  • Address: 1650 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Times: From: 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Admission: $20
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JACK-FM Radio presents a Rooftop Concert at the Fifth in Anaheim featuring LA's best Live Billy Idol Experience... IDOL X! IDOL X is an amazing tribute to the music of Billy Idol and features Rober...

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Dana Point Fine Arts Association 2018 Spring Art Festival

  • April 21, 2018 to April 22, 2018
  • Location: Dana Point Harbor
  • Address: Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Times: 9:30-5:00 Saturday & Sunday
  • Admission: free, art available to purchase
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Dana Point Fine Arts Association, a nonprofit organization, announces their 1st Annual Dana Point Fine Spring Arts Festival, April 21 – 22. The art show and sale will be from 9:30 AM to 5 PM at ...

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Eric Buss in Shenanigans

  • April 21, 2018
  • Address: 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821
  • Venue: Curtis Theater
  • Times: Saturday at 3 P.M. & 8 P.M.
  • Admission: $32
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Hysterical antics, and complex magic are brought to life! An imaginative, exciting performer with a knack for fun, Eric Buss and company deliver magic and shenanigans in a fun and modern format! Apr....

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Explore Merrimac

  • April 21, 2018
  • Location: Merrimac Way (Between Harbor Blvd. and Fairview Road)
  • Address: Merrimac Way, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
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Explore Merrimac Way on Saturday, April 21st from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. to experience pop-up street improvements while enjoying free family-friendly activities, music, prizes and more! E...

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LOVE YOUR EARTHLY BEING: PLANT YOURSELF and GET ROOTED for A DAY of SELF-CARE

  • April 21, 2018
  • Location: Origins at South Coast Plaza
  • Address: 3333 Bristol St. #2017, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: South Coast Plaza
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
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PLANT YOURSELF and GET ROOTED for A DAY of SELF-CARE EARTH DAY WEEKEND April 21 & 22, 2018 12-5 p.m. Origins South Coast Plaza & Linkronicity.com present A day of fun with Plant-base...

OCRM hosts 4th OC Children's Business Fair

  • April 21, 2018
  • Location: Village of Hope
  • Address: 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
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Calling All Shoppers! OC’s Youngest Entrepreneurs Have the Goods for You Join the Orange County Rescue Mission for a little shopping for a good cause on Saturday, April 21st from 11:00a.m...

04-22-2018

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Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray wha...

Ongoing Events

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Dana Point Fine Arts Association 2018 Spring Art Festival

  • April 21, 2018 to April 22, 2018
  • Location: Dana Point Harbor
  • Address: Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Times: 9:30-5:00 Saturday & Sunday
  • Admission: free, art available to purchase
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Dana Point Fine Arts Association, a nonprofit organization, announces their 1st Annual Dana Point Fine Spring Arts Festival, April 21 – 22. The art show and sale will be from 9:30 AM to 5 PM at ...

Film: JFK (1991)

  • April 22, 2018
  • Address: 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
  • Venue: Bowers Museum
  • Times: Starting: 12:30 PM
  • Admission: $9 Member or w/paid admission; $12 General
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Directed by Oliver Stone and starring Kevin Costner, don’t miss the Oscar-winning drama that delves beyond the surface of the official story about President John F. Kennedy’s assassination...

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Grapes for Grads® - Laguna’s Largest Annual Wine Tasting Event

  • April 22, 2018
  • Location: Festival of Arts
  • Address: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Times: From: 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $50 (Advanced Purchase)/ $60 (At Door)
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Come and enjoy Laguna's Premier Wine Tasting event - Grapes for Grads®. The annual fundraiser will be held at the Laguna Beach Festival of Arts located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. This amazin...

04-23-2018

Featured Events

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
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$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray wha...

Ongoing Events

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:...

04-24-2018

Featured Events

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray wha...

04-25-2018

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray wha...

Ongoing Events

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John Wayne's Celebrations Cruises aboard Wild Goose

  • April 25, 2018 to June 16, 2018
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Times: 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 12:00 noon
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Celebrate the life and legend of John Wayne aboard his former yacht, Wild Goose, for a dining cruise with Madame Tussauds Hollywood famous John Wayne wax figure in full Western attire. Snap a shot an...

04-26-2018

Featured Events

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray wha...

Ongoing Events

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)
  • Visit Website

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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John Wayne's Celebrations Cruises aboard Wild Goose

  • April 25, 2018 to June 16, 2018
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Times: 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 12:00 noon
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Celebrate the life and legend of John Wayne aboard his former yacht, Wild Goose, for a dining cruise with Madame Tussauds Hollywood famous John Wayne wax figure in full Western attire. Snap a shot an...

TIMELESS MELODIES: BROADWAY IN THE 40S

  • April 26, 2018
  • Address: 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
  • Venue: Bowers Museum
  • Times: Starting: 1:30 PM
  • Admission: $9 Member or w/paid admission; $12 General
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Presented by Larry Maurer, historian of the Timeless Melodies Foundation for Education, Inc. In Timeless Melodies newest course, join Larry Maurer for a year-by-year review of the decade that propell...

04-27-2018

Featured Events

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray wha...

Ongoing Events

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John Wayne's Celebrations Cruises aboard Wild Goose

  • April 25, 2018 to June 16, 2018
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Times: 6:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 12:00 noon
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Celebrate the life and legend of John Wayne aboard his former yacht, Wild Goose, for a dining cruise with Madame Tussauds Hollywood famous John Wayne wax figure in full Western attire. Snap a shot an...

04-28-2018

Featured Events

Gray Whale Migration Off Newport Beach Winter/Spring - $16 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to April 30, 2018
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m., 1:00–3:30 p.m., 3:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

$16 Whale Watching Cruise Special.  Click website for special The Gray Whale makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray wha...

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