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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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03-28-2017

Featured 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...

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)
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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...

03-29-2017

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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...

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

Casa Wellness Wednesdays: Sushi making workshop

Learn to make three kinds of sushi, including cut and hand rolls, in this delightful hands-on class led by Tspoons Cooking School. $35 Materials fee Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 7:00 PM 4...

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 ...

03-30-2017

Featured 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)
  • 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...

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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A Talk With Chris Voss, Author of Never Split the Difference

  • March 30, 2017
  • Location: General Assembly
  • Address: 1621 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Admission: FREE
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Join author Chris Voss for a discussion on his latest book, Never Split the Difference , which offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at ho...

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:...

03-31-2017

Featured 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)
  • 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...

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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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...

Stand-Up Comedy with Andrew Norelli

  • March 31, 2017 to April 01, 2017
  • Location: Cabrillo Playhouse
  • Address: 202 Avenida Cabrillo, San Clemente, CA 82672
  • Times: Starting: 8:00 PM
  • Admission: $20
  • Recurrence: (Recurring daily)
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Come out for an evening of Comedy with Andrew Norelli. As seen on Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Show with David Letterman, and TED Talks, Andrew will have you laughing until you cry. Young adults we...

04-01-2017

Featured 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...

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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"Enjoy the Good Life" Art Show with Aldo Luongo & Guy Buffet

  • April 01, 2017
  • Location: Lahaina Galleries
  • Address: 1173 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Admission: free
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Celebrate “The Good Life” with two of the world’s most celebrated artists, together for one truly amazing evening Saturday, April 1st, 2017 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm! Aldo Luongo and ...

April Fool's Day

Happy April Fool’s Day! Join us for our wacky rendition of acting foolish and being silly! Our day will be full of fun-filled activities to celebrate this silly day!

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Certified Farmers Market

  • Started September 05, 2015
  • Address: 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Venue: Old World Village
  • Times: From: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Admission: free
  • Recurrence: (Every Saturday)
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A new Certified Farmers Market has opened in July 2015 and is open now every Saturday from 9am - 2pm. Rain or Shine. The market is located in the charming Old World Village that had been a place for ...

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Certified Farmers Market

  • Started September 19, 2015
  • Address: 7561 Center Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
  • Venue: Old World Village
  • Admission: free
  • Recurrence: (Every Saturday)
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A new Certified Farmers Market has opened in July 2015 and now running every Saturday from 9am - 2pm. Rain or Shine. The market is located in the Old World Village, West Parking lot, a place for many...

Crystal Cove Spring Art Show and Art in the Park

  • April 01, 2017
  • Location: Education Commons in the Historic District
  • Address: 5 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657
  • Venue: Crystal Cove Alliance
  • Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Admission: $15
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Join Crystal Cove State Park and Crystal Cove Alliance on April 1 and April 2 from 10am-4pm in the Historic District for the latest creations by Crystal Cove’s resident artists! The Spri...

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