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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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09-19-2017

Featured Events

Blue Whale Migration Summer/Fall 2017-$16 Cruise Special

  • June 01, 2017 to October 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., & 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special. Click "Visit Website" for offer. The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to th...

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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David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own

  • September 17, 2017 to December 10, 2017
  • Location: University Art Museum, CSULB
  • Address: 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-0004
  • Times: 12:00-5:00
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
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University Art Museum presents David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own as part of Pacific Standard Time LA/LA On View September 17 – December 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 17th 4-6...

09-20-2017

Featured Events

Blue Whale Migration Summer/Fall 2017-$16 Cruise Special

  • June 01, 2017 to October 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., & 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special. Click "Visit Website" for offer. The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to th...

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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David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own

  • September 17, 2017 to December 10, 2017
  • Location: University Art Museum, CSULB
  • Address: 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-0004
  • Times: 12:00-5:00
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

University Art Museum presents David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own as part of Pacific Standard Time LA/LA On View September 17 – December 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 17th 4-6...

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Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes

  • September 07, 2017 to September 29, 2017
  • Location: LCAD Gallery
  • Address: 374 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Admission: free
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in Game Art is proud to present Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes, an exhibition showcasing works by Seattle-based concept artist, Th...

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Wednesday Matinees and Discussions: Begin the Conversation

  • July 19, 2017 to October 18, 2017
  • Location: Alzheimer's Orange County
  • Address: 2515 McCabe Way, Irvine, CA 92614
  • Times: 1:00pm- 4:00pm
  • Admission: 0.00
  • Recurrence: (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Wednesday)
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Join us for a movie and discussion about how dementia impacts families and relationships: The Notebook - Wednesday, July 19 1:00pm- 4:00pm Away From Her- Wednesday, August 16 1:00pm- 4:00pm Still A...

09-21-2017

Featured Events

Blue Whale Migration Summer/Fall 2017-$16 Cruise Special

  • June 01, 2017 to October 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., & 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special. Click "Visit Website" for offer. The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to th...

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 David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own

David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own

  • September 17, 2017 to December 10, 2017
  • Location: University Art Museum, CSULB
  • Address: 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-0004
  • Times: 12:00-5:00
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

University Art Museum presents David Lamelas: A Life of Their Own as part of Pacific Standard Time LA/LA On View September 17 – December 10, 2017 Opening Reception: Sunday, September 17th 4-6...

Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers’ Market & Craft Fair!

  • January 05, 2017 to December 28, 2017
  • Location: Downtown Anaheim
  • Address: 201 Center Street Promenade, Anaheim, CA, CA 92805
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: FREE
  • Recurrence: (Every Thursday)
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Shop local at the Downtown Anaheim Certified Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 11AM-4PM! Purchase locally sourced fresh fruits and vegetables, local artisans and discover handcrafted items! We...

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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Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes

  • September 07, 2017 to September 29, 2017
  • Location: LCAD Gallery
  • Address: 374 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Admission: free
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in Game Art is proud to present Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes, an exhibition showcasing works by Seattle-based concept artist, Th...

09-22-2017

Featured Events

Blue Whale Migration Summer/Fall 2017-$16 Cruise Special

  • June 01, 2017 to October 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., & 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special. Click "Visit Website" for offer. The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to th...

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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28th Annual Alzheimer's Disease Research Conference

  • September 22, 2017
  • Location: Irvine Marriott Hotel
  • Address: 18000 Von Karman, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Times: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Visit Website

“The Elephant in the Room: Sensitive Subjects in Dementia Care,” will shed light on the real challenges faced by those living with Alzheimer’s disease in an effort to reduce stigma a...

  • User submitted image from Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes

Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes

  • September 07, 2017 to September 29, 2017
  • Location: LCAD Gallery
  • Address: 374 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Admission: free
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in Game Art is proud to present Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes, an exhibition showcasing works by Seattle-based concept artist, Th...

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Newport Beach Dinner Cruise

  • July 28, 2017 to November 25, 2017
  • Address: 2431 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Venue: Hornblower Cruises & Events
  • Times: BOARDS: 7:00 PM, CRUISES: 7:30 PM–10:30 PM
  • Admission: $87.95-$92.95* per person (*Tax, service charge, and landing fee may apply)
  • Recurrence: (Every Friday, Saturday)
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Whatever you’re celebrating, few places are as beautiful as the deck of a Hornblower yacht at night with the light breezes and moon over Newport Beach. Enjoy champagne, an elegant dinner and ple...

Oktoberfest 2017

  • September 22, 2017 to October 29, 2017
  • Location: The Phoenix Club
  • Address: 1340 S Sanderson Ave, Anaheim, CA 92806
  • Times: Fri 6pm-midnight, Sat 5pm-midnight, Sun- 12pm-6pm
  • Admission: $10 for ages 19a nd up, 18 and under are free
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
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The OC’s Best Oktoberfest featuring live Oohm Pa Pa music every day! The Express band kicks off our season with the latest Oktoberfest hits. Special events this first weekend include the Offici...

09-23-2017

Featured Events

Blue Whale Migration Summer/Fall 2017-$16 Cruise Special

  • June 01, 2017 to October 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Sportfishing & Whale Watching
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., & 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $36; Special** $16 Cruise Rate
  • Visit Website

Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special. Click "Visit Website" for offer. The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to th...

Ongoing Events

Airmen of Note LIVE!!

The Airmen of Note are the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force, and are on tour in Irvine! The "Note" are playing a free concert at the Irvine Barclay Theater at 7:30pm. Com...

ARADHNA TRIPATI ON THE ANTARCTIC ENVIRONMENT

  • September 23, 2017
  • Address: 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
  • Venue: Bowers Museum
  • Times: 1:30 pm
  • Admission: $9 Member or w/paid admission; $12 General
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Aradhna Tripati, an award-winning geoscientist, climatologist, and professor at UCLA. She is Associate Professor of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, has over 3,000 citations for he...

Live Summer Music Cruise at Dana Wharf

Line up for this summer, are you ready to party with Dana Wharf!? Cruise aboard the 95-foot Dana Pride which has upper deck seating as well as inside seating in it’s large galley, making it on...

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Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes

  • September 07, 2017 to September 29, 2017
  • Location: LCAD Gallery
  • Address: 374 Ocean Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Admission: free
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website  |  Send Email

Laguna College of Art and Design’s (LCAD) BFA program in Game Art is proud to present Meta Painting: The Art of Thomas Scholes, an exhibition showcasing works by Seattle-based concept artist, Th...

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