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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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12-11-2017

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...

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 Cruises - $20 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Visit Website

The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed ...

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:...

12-12-2017

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...

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 Cruises - $20 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Visit Website

The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed ...

12-13-2017

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...

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 Cruises - $20 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Visit Website

The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed ...

12-14-2017

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...

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 Cruises - $20 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Visit Website

The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed ...

Ongoing Events

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)
  • 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:...

12-15-2017

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...

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 Cruises - $20 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Visit Website

The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed ...

Ongoing Events

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Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights

  • December 15, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Location: Huntington Harbour
  • Times: 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
  • Admission: *see event website
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday)
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In December, both locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks, and boats during the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Crui...

Taffy Class

  • November 03, 2017 to December 29, 2017
  • Location: Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour
  • Address: 8650 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Times: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Admission: $15
  • Recurrence: (Every Friday)
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An old fashioned taffy pull is fun for all ages! Watch as Sweet Pete's confectioners pull a sugar mixture into taffy. Each guest will pull, cut, and wrap taffy. Class is approximately 45 minutes in...

12-16-2017

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...

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 Cruises - $20 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Visit Website

The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed ...

Ongoing Events

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Christmas with The Alley Cats

  • December 16, 2017 to December 17, 2017
  • Address: 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821
  • Venue: Curtis Theater
  • Times: Saturdayat 4 P.M. & 8 P.M., Sunday at 3 P.M.
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Side-splitting laughs, unbelievable a cappella energy and the incomparable style of 1950s and 60s Doo Wop in a live show reminiscent of The Rat Pack. America’s Premier Doo-Wop Group arrives just...

  • User submitted image from Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights

Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights

  • December 15, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Location: Huntington Harbour
  • Times: 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
  • Admission: *see event website
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website

In December, both locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks, and boats during the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Crui...

12-17-2017

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...

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 Cruises - $20 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Visit Website

The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed ...

Ongoing Events

  • User submitted image from Christmas with The Alley Cats

Christmas with The Alley Cats

  • December 16, 2017 to December 17, 2017
  • Address: 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea, CA 92821
  • Venue: Curtis Theater
  • Times: Saturdayat 4 P.M. & 8 P.M., Sunday at 3 P.M.
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
  • Visit Website

Side-splitting laughs, unbelievable a cappella energy and the incomparable style of 1950s and 60s Doo Wop in a live show reminiscent of The Rat Pack. America’s Premier Doo-Wop Group arrives just...

  • User submitted image from Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights

Huntington Harbour Cruise of Lights

  • December 15, 2017 to December 23, 2017
  • Location: Huntington Harbour
  • Times: 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm.
  • Admission: *see event website
  • Recurrence: (Every Sunday, Monday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Visit Website

In December, both locals and visitors share the beauty of thousands of lights and animated displays on brightly decorated homes, docks, decks, and boats during the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Crui...

12-18-2017

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...

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade 2017 Cruises - $20 Cruise Special

  • December 01, 2017 to December 31, 2017
  • Location: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Address: 309 Palm Street Suite A, Newport Beach, CA 92661
  • Venue: Newport Landing Whale Watching
  • Times: 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 8:30 p.m.
  • Admission: $20
  • Visit Website

The 2017 Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event for Southern California. With more than 107 years of history, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Of Lights is viewed ...

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