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Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration

For its 23rd anniversary party, the railroad rolls its prices back to 1996 levels to commemorate the year it first opened. Activities include hay rides, panning for gold, carnival games and, of course, train rides. Families can also enjoy live entertainment, and every child at the celebration gets a balloon.

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Ghost Walk - San Juan Capistrano
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Ghost Walk - San Juan Capistrano

As the sun sets on the walls of the ruins of the great stone church, the dead walk the streets of old San Juan Capistrano. Join us on our newest venture into the dark and the macabre through the historic streets of one of California's oldest cities. Under the canopy of century old pepper trees hear the stories of the spirits that inhabit the old Los Rios district and make our way through the dimly lit Camino Capistrano to the outskirts of the Mission itself. Tales of headless spirits, bandits and even a pirate attack will be shared and elegant restaurants with a dark past and restless spirits await you. We end the tour outside the Mission near the church, where in 1812 a great earthquake struck, and forty-two parishioners were crushed under the falling stones, and at least one soul there is not at rest. A dark, history filled tour that will be remembered forever in one of Southern California's oldest and most haunted locations.

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Ghost Walk - Santa Ana
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Ghost Walk - Santa Ana

  • Howe-Waffle Manison, 201 W Civic Center Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA (map)
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From elegant structures of another age, the the bustling streets of the mercado, historic Santa Ana has another story to tell. Learn of tales of execution, murder and untimely death that have left in it's wake whispers of the undead that are all but at peace. Walk the streets of the historic district and hear the stories of restless spirits that may still inhabit the places of their bodily demise. From those who perished in an earthquake, to the "victim" of prairie justice, these stories will travel with you forever, pray nothing else does.

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Wilderness Access Day - Black Star Canyon
Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

Wilderness Access Day - Black Star Canyon

Enjoy self-guided access to Black Star Canyon’s variety of pleasant introductory trails for beginning hikers and families, along with challenging experiences for seasoned trail users. Designated trails are available for self-guided access for hiking, biking and equestrian use by connecting various loops to offer extended exploration throughout the canyons.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Mar
2
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
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Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Hoag Classic Golf Tournament
Mar
4
to Mar 10

Hoag Classic Golf Tournament

  • Newport Beach Country Club (map)
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For one week each year, the international spotlight shines brightly on Newport Beach and Orange County. Massive galleries file into Newport Beach Country Club to lend a level of excitement that has established this tournament as the finest stop on the PGA TOUR Champions.

After an illustrious 20-year partnership with Toshiba, this event is entering a new era with Hoag assuming title sponsor ownership and becoming the Hoag Classic. The partnership with Hoag provides an unparalleled opportunity to give back to the health and vitality of our community in Southern California.

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Renaissance Pleasure Faire
Apr
6
to May 19

Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Begun in 1963 in Agoura, near Malibu, to create “living history” for school children and their families, the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire has grown into an annual interactive playground and gallery for over 200,000 participants and guests. It has given birth to an industry nationwide and this year is more fun and exciting than ever. Magic, Dance, Jousting, Pub Crawls, costume fun, shows, memories.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Joshua Tree Music Festival
May
16
to May 19

Joshua Tree Music Festival

  • Joshua Tree Lake Campground (map)
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A growing family of music and art lovers convene in the Mojave desert twice a year - each May and October. This 4 day event features continuous live music, yoga from sunrise to sunset, kids activities, magical visual arts, healthy food options, inspiring play-shops, world market, Astronomy Theater + so much more. Leave inspired, rejuvenated, refreshed and full of LOVE.

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Battle of the Mariachis
May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Battle of the Mariachis

Mission San Juan Capistrano, with the generous support of the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation, is proud to present the Fifteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival. Join us in the beautiful Mission Courtyard for this highly-anticipated celebration of talent, interpretation and inspiration of Mariachi music.

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Balboa Island Artwalk
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Balboa Island Artwalk

Over a Mile of Art & Live Music! The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island's summer season. The 25th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk will take place along the South Bay front Promenade. Admission is free. This fine art show features 90 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on six stages along the walk.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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San Diego Scottish Highland & Games
Jun
22
to Jun 23

San Diego Scottish Highland & Games

  • Brengle Terrace City Park (map)
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46th annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans! Enjoy the Highland Athletics, Sheepdog Trials, Highland Dancing, Pipe & Drum competitions, live music at the beer garden, world class vendors, Scottish clan history, and more!

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Ghost Walk in Orange
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Ghost Walk in Orange

  • 307 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866-1507, United States (map)
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A collection of history and true ghost stories from one of Orange County's most haunted places. Join us for a leisurely stroll through Old Town Orange while we talk of things that go bump in the night. Walk past antique stores that deal in goods that may carry a deadly past or something from the other side. Lear about restaurants where meals may be served alongside the dead. And what would a ghost tour be without visiting a local business that used to be the Orange Undertaker's morgue. Filled with history, beauty and the macabre, our tour gives you a new way to see old sights. Bring comfortable shoes and your backbone.

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Country Bar Crawl
Feb
17
11:30 AM11:30

Country Bar Crawl

Welcome to the Inaugural Country Bar Crawl. Come celebrate all the best Downtown Huntington Beach bars has to offer with good folks, food, drinks specials and some of the best country bands in California. So put on your daisy dukes, boots and country best as Downtown Huntington Beach is going Country. Buy your tickets early and save at these fine venues tickets are only $15 versus $45 online (ONLY 50 tickets available at each bar so get them before they are gone:)

RED or Blue 
Red = Committed relationship 
Blue = Single, ready to mingle!

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American Revolution Reenactment - Huntington Beach
Feb
16
to Feb 17

American Revolution Reenactment - Huntington Beach

The British are coming!
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park, behind the library. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country's finest living history presenters. Spain's role in the independence of the United States was part of its dispute over colonial supremacy with the Kingdom of Great Britain. Spain declared war on Britain as an ally of France, itself an ally of the American colonies, and provided supplies and munitions to the American forces. Come by our tent and learn more! As always these events are absolutely free to the public.
Please check back here for schedule updates.

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Scots Festival & International Highland Games XXVI
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Scots Festival & International Highland Games XXVI

ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and the brand new North American Professional Highland athletics. With falconry, sheep herding and a large array of other activities, guests will have culture at every turn!

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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San Diego Brew Fest
Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

San Diego Brew Fest

The 9th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to Liberty Station, and promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks.  Admission is $45 for general admission (1pm to 4pm) and $55 for Early Admission (noon to 4pm). Both include unlimited beer tastings, with VIP admission offering an added hour.

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First Night in Fullerton
Dec
31
to Jan 1

First Night in Fullerton

  • Fullerton Downtown Plaza (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The City of Fullerton will be celebrating the 27th anniversary of the annual “First Night Fullerton” on Monday, December 31, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. This popular family-oriented, alcohol-free event will take place in Downtown Fullerton on Harbor Blvd., Pomona Ave., and Wilshire Ave. The event is free to the public and has an estimated attendance of over 15,000 guests every year.

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LA Zoo Lights
Dec
27
6:00 PM18:00

LA Zoo Lights

Glowing animals welcome you on an unforgettable nighttime journey that includes giant illuminated snowflakes, a disco ball forest, a whimsical herd of animated elephants, and a twinkling tunnel filled with dynamic swirls of color. Make unforgettable holiday memories as you explore this wild wonderland of light under the stars at the beautiful L.A. Zoo. Along the way, view real reindeer, visit with Santa on select dates, and enjoy seasonal treats and goodies.

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Festival of Lights
Dec
20
to Dec 26

Festival of Lights

The all new Festival of Lights with more than 2 million lights, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with spectacular fireworks and snowfall and ice skating under the stars on SoCal's largest outdoor ice rink. Winter Fest OC is also packed with over 30 carnival rides, attractions and games, a petting zoo, pony rides, trackless train through the Festival of Lights, interactive model trains, craft-making activities and plenty of Instagram-worthy picture opportunities. Make sure you also don't miss ringing in the New Year not once, but twice, with a special countdown, Orange Ball drop, fireworks spectacular and an unforgettable balloon drop at both 6:00 pm and midnight.

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Winter Fest - OC Fairgrounds
Dec
20
to Jan 6

Winter Fest - OC Fairgrounds

Featuring ice tubing down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain, massive snow play and slide area with separate areas for toddlers and kids with fresh snow blown in daily, ice skating on SoCal’s largest outdoor ice rink under the stars in the middle of Winter Fest OC, nightly Christmas tree lighting celebration with a parade of the Winter Fest OC characters, fireworks and snow flurries, plus a not to be missed experience with Santa and his reindeer flying over the fairgrounds through Christmas Eve, an all new Alpine Village with a new light maze and new wintery attractions, over 20 carnival rides and attractions, festive entertainment, seasonal eateries, visits with Santa and so much more.

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110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Dec
19
to Dec 23

110th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

Each year the beloved holiday tradition lights up the harbor and draws holiday enthusiasts from across the region. Residents and visitors can enjoy the spectacle from a variety of public viewing locations including the new 10.5-acre Marina Park, which offers 177 parking spaces, nautical-themed playground, picnic area and sailing center, and is also the largest public viewing area along the parade route.

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Christmas at the OC Zoo
Dec
15
11:00 AM11:00

Christmas at the OC Zoo

Christmas at the OC Zoo invites guests to watch the loveable resident animals open treat-filled gifts, and treats hidden inside of Christmas trees throughout the day. Children can join the holiday fun with seasonally inspired crafts. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be visiting with children and spreading holiday cheer, and the jolly fun continues with games and a photo station. Reservations are not required to enjoy Christmas at the OC Zoo. The holiday activities are free with paid zoo admission.

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Christmas in the Canyons
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Christmas in the Canyons

Plan to spend the day in Historic Downtown Silverado with a day of Fun,Food and Holiday music. Santa arrives at 10 am leading the annual Holiday Un-Parade. Photos with him from 10am-3:30pm. Come into town on the free wagon hayride. Do you holiday shopping choosing from the hand items from over 60 craft vendors. Food, music and wine tasting. Something for everybody.

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Candlelight Walk and Holidays at Heritage Hill Historical Park
Dec
7
to Dec 9

Candlelight Walk and Holidays at Heritage Hill Historical Park

Hundreds of luminarias will light the park’s pathways as strolling carolers and musicians fill the night air with seasonal music. The historical buildings will be aglow with Christmas lights and holiday decoration and will be staffed with docents to share each building’s history. Children can visit with Santa in the Arbor, enjoy crafts with Mrs. Claus, watch puppet shows in the Wagon Wheel Corral, and sit at a school desk while storytellers from OC Public Libraries spin holiday tales in the one-room El Toro Grammar School.  Visitors will enjoy historic holiday radio shows as they tour the 1930s Bennett Ranch house and can listen to a Spanish guitarist in the 1863 Serrano Adobe. There will also be musical entertainment in the 1891 St. George’s Episcopal Mission.  Hot chocolate, apple cider, popcorn and cookies will be available for purchase.

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Dana Point Harbor Parade of Lights
Dec
7
to Dec 15

Dana Point Harbor Parade of Lights

The 44th Annual Boat Parade of Lights will take place on December 7, 8, 14 and 15 and feature the theme “A Western Wonderland.” On each evening of the parade, OC Parks will host free family activities throughout Dana Point Harbor including games, crafts, live entertainment and selfies with Santa, all with a western twist. Festivities begin each day at 4:30 p.m. and the Boat Parade of Lights starts at 7:30 p.m.

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Capistrano Lights
Dec
6
to Dec 26

Capistrano Lights

  • Mission San Juan Capistrano (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2018: a nightly tree lighting at 5:00 p.m. The Mission’s new nightly lighting and music program will be held from December 2 through January 6, 2019. Guests must be on the grounds before closing at 5 p.m. to enjoy the lighting experience. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long.

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40th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk
Dec
2
11:00 AM11:00

40th Annual Corona del Mar Christmas Walk

This is an absolute can’t miss special event filled with holiday festivities for family, friends, residents and visitors looking for a spectacular way to ring in the holiday season. Each year “The Walk” brings together thousands of fun-loving people into the Village of Corona del Mar for live entertainment, food, prizes and games in true holiday spirit!

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Trader Santa's: TikiLand Trading Co.
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Trader Santa's: TikiLand Trading Co.

  • 777 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, California 92651 (map)
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Greetings fellow TikiLanders! We're going to be in Laguna Beach again, this time for "Trader Santa's TikiLand Trading Co." marketplace of over 60 Tiki artists, makers, and vendors.
Feel the ocean breeze as you stroll and indulge in Dole Whips, by Hula Girls Shave Ice, tiki cocktails and cuisine at the on-site pop-up by Royal Hawaiian, our grand sponsor.

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Christmas at the Mission - San Juan Capistrano
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Christmas at the Mission - San Juan Capistrano

SAVE THE DATE! Celebrate the holiday season at the historic Mission. Join us for Christmas at the Mission on Saturday, December 1 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. featuring the first-ever Christmas Tree Lighting in the Ruins of the Great Stone Church along with a Candlelight Procession and the Reading of the First Christmas. Christmas at the Mission tickets on sale online only beginning November 1. After Christmas at the Mission, join us from December 2 through January 6 for a new tradition, "Capistrano Lights, " featuring a nightly "Tree Lighting" at 5:00 p.m. Learn more by visiting our website at www.missionsjc.com/christmas

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Irvine Railroad Christmas Train
Nov
30
to Dec 23

Irvine Railroad Christmas Train

‘Tis the season for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart from the brightly-lit train station and drop passengers off at the North Pole. Children can share their wish list with Santa and have their photo taken with him too. You may take pictures with your personal camera or you may purchase a photo taken by Irvine Park Railroad.

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Turkey Trot - Dana Point Harbor
Nov
22
6:00 AM06:00

Turkey Trot - Dana Point Harbor

The Dana Point Turkey Trot will be held from 6 – 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 22. Registered participants can walk, jog, or run a 5K or 10K through picturesque Dana Point Harbor and Doheny State Beach. Kids ages 4-12 can also join the fun during the Kids’ Gobble Wobble race. Parents are allowed and encouraged to join their children during the Gobble Wobble race without prior registration. All participants will receive a shirt prior to the race and will be awarded a medal after crossing the finish line. Online registration closes November 19.

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Santa's Arrival and Holiday Kick-off
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Santa's Arrival and Holiday Kick-off

You're invited to witness Santa's official arrival in Surf City USA! Straight from the North Pole, Santa and two of his elves will appear in the sky and land on the beach in front of Pacific City! Special surprises are in store as Santa is escorted from his landing spot on the beach to Pacific City. The hall-decking happiness will commence with photo ops with Santa and your little ones as Pacific City celebrates the start of the holiday season. Expect holiday songs, Santa hats and candy canes while supplies last and so much more!

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Casa Wellness: Succulent Wreath Making
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Casa Wellness: Succulent Wreath Making

In this interactive workshop led by our Garden Director, participants create a living wreath using succulents grown in the Casa gardens. These handmade wreaths are perfect for the holidays and last all year long with easy care.

Casa Wellness Wednesdays are made possible with the support of Maggie and Eddie Chang.

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The Idle Hour - Museum Collection at Casa Romantica
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Idle Hour - Museum Collection at Casa Romantica

Casa Romantica will showcase some of the most significant holdings of The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine in Casa Romantica’s stunning Spanish Revival exhibition space and cultural center by the sea. The Idle Hour captures the beauty of the Southern California landscape as it was painted by the West Coast’s most renowned plein air artists between 1850 and 1930, and includes works by Joseph Kleitsch, Colin Campbell Cooper, Arthur Rider, Franz Bischoff, Granville Redmond, and Laguna Art Museum co-founder Anna Hill.

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Terrifying 10-Miler & Halloween 5K-10K-Kids Run
Oct
28
6:30 AM06:30

Terrifying 10-Miler & Halloween 5K-10K-Kids Run

  • Salt Creek Beach, 33333 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629 (map)
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Costume contests. Pumpkin decorating contest. Pumpkin patch. Trick and treats aid stations. Amazing views of the beach and, of course spooks, ghosts and goblins along the course. The course is all on paved trail 10 Mile Distance has Pacers. Run with your pacer to reach your target goal!

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WCKD Village
Oct
27
6:00 PM18:00

WCKD Village

Prepare to enter a realm of electrifying adventures as WCKD Village takes music festival to a whole new level with interactive elements, amazing talent across 4 stages and over-the-top themed areas to give you a Halloween experience like never before! On Saturday, October 27th, from 6 pm to Midnight, six blocks in the East Village will transform into San Diego’s largest Halloween Festival as the WCKD Village comes to life. Grab your crew, transform your look and take a journey into the unknown–where every which way you turn, something WCKD awaits…

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