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Knott's Scary Farm
Sep
19
to Nov 3

Knott's Scary Farm

Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest and most haunting Halloween experience in Southern California, with unimaginable scares and innovative thrills that can’t be found anywhere else. The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking in the fog and hiding in every corner of the park.

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Pumpkins in the Pines
Oct
12
to Oct 27

Pumpkins in the Pines

  • Skypark Santa's Village (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Pumpkins in the Pines is Back for another Festive Fall Season! Read on for further details.

Saturdays & Sundays: October 12/13, 19/20, 26/27
Fall Flavors | Entertainment | Artisan Fair & Fun!

-Inspired Vibe Events Artisan Fair 10-6pm
-Pumpkin Patch 10-5pm
-Pumpkin Painting 10-5pm
-Fall Face Painting 10-5pm
-Fall Faery Tale Puppet Show *see entertainment schedule
-Saturday Night Costume Skate Party 5-9pm
-Pumpkin Archery
-Trick or Treating 4-6pm
-Playscape Scavenger Hunt
-Fall Entertainment *schedule Coming Soon!
-Magic Show every Sat & Sun!

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Tall Ships Festival
Sep
6
to Sep 8

Tall Ships Festival

Friday, September 6: 
Cannon Battles: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sails ‘n Ales Night One 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm 

Saturday, September 7: 
Breakfast with a Mermaid 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Cannon Battles 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sails ‘n Ales Night Two 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Sunday, September 8: 
Breakfast with a Mermaid 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Cannon Battles 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Boots on the Beach
Sep
1
4:30 PM16:30

Boots on the Beach

Labor Day Weekend featuring The Troubadour Experience--Tribute to George Strait, and Blown Away--Tribute to Carrie Underwood. Amanda Kate Ferris and The Arnie Newman Band will be releasing their new original songs this evening also. The event is all ages with doors at 430. Kerry Kick will be providing dance lessons!! Go to newportdunes.com and reserve your camping spot for your RV or tent or you can stay in one of the beach cottages available at Newport Dunes.

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Orange International Street Fair
Aug
30
to Sep 1

Orange International Street Fair

Lot’s of Food from around the world, Lot’s of ice cold beer, Lot’s of music…Live music from around the world. Vendor booths and Tchotchke. Sponsored by the Saltwater Creek Band (pictured).

In 1973, The City of Orange was looking for ideas to celebrate its one hundredth year. Inspired by the Orange Street Fair of 1910 it was decided that for their centennial celebration, Orange would have the Orange International Street Fair (OISF). The Fair was so successful that it has become an annual tradition during Labor Day weekend. The Fair is located near Plaza Park in the historic downtown district.

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4th of July Firework Show - Dana Point Harbor
Jul
4
9:00 PM21:00

4th of July Firework Show - Dana Point Harbor

Every year the City of Dana Point hosts one of the best firework shows in Southern California. Gather the family and friends and look towards the skies over Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza. FREE bus service from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm to Dana Point Harbor. Bus pick-up to the harbor located on Golden Lantern, north side between Acapulco and Stonehill, with limited parking at Dana Hills High School and surrounding streets in that area. For more information call City of Dana Point Recreation at (949) 248-3536 or via email at recreation@danapoint.org.

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Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks

The City fireworks show will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. The Monument Point area will be closed all day on the 4th of July. Beginning at approximately 5 p.m., the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed to the public to allow for fireworks preparation. City trolleys will operate under a modified schedule, the Coastal Route will run from 9:30am to 7pm and Canyon Route from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Irvine  Fourth of July
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Irvine Fourth of July

Featuring:

  • Live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group

  • Professional Field Entertainers with Field Games and Activities

  • Bounce Houses

  • Raffle with Prizes

  • Gourmet Food Trucks (food available for purchase)

Enjoy a Pyro Musical sky concert & Fireworks extravaganza by Pyro Spectaculars. Blankets & Lawn chairs recommended for seating on the football field. Bleacher seats will be available. EZ-Ups will be permitted, no stakes or any objects may penetrate the turf! 

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Queen Mary's All American Fourth of July Celebration
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Queen Mary's All American Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day aboard the historic RMS Queen Mary with an action-packed day fit for the entire family. Celebrations at the All-American 4th of July will include live entertainment, family-friendly activities and carnival games, delicious food, spectacular drinks from multiple bars, vintage aircraft flyover, and more on Thursday, July 4 from 3 - 10 p.m. The red, white and blue festival will be a ship-wide celebration, culminating with one of SoCal’s top 4th of July fireworks displays above one of America’s “shining seas.”

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Independence Day on the Back Bay
Jul
4
2:30 PM14:30

Independence Day on the Back Bay

Join us for our historic 4th of July annual INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THE BAY celebration, with special performances by the World’s Greatest Journey Tribute — DSB, and other guests! Come early to set up your spot on the beach for the largest and most spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks show in Orange County, sponsored by the City of Newport Beach! Bring your beach chairs and umbrellas for a fun day in the sun with live entertainment, food trucks, and a full bar.

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Mission Viejo Street Faire and Firework Show
Jul
4
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Viejo Street Faire and Firework Show

Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular on Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda.  Live entertainment on the Main Stage and youth bands performing on our Freedom Stage.  There will be rides for the kiddies to enjoy. Food and Game Booths operated by local service groups will be available to delight your taste buds and bring fun and laughter to the little ones. Admission is FREE with tickets being sold for games and rides. For your convenience, a free shuttle will operate from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sky will sparkle at 9:00 PM for the fireworks spectacular. If you and your family would like to volunteer for this exciting event, please call 949-830-7066.

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Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade

The tradition began on July 4, 1904, when Huntington Beach commemorated the arrival of the first electric passenger train linking the area with Long Beach and Los Angeles. The Board of Trade, a forerunner of the Chamber of Commerce, sponsored this first event, bringing 50,000 people to town to join in the day's celebration.

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Aliso Viejo 4th of July
Jul
4
9:00 AM09:00

Aliso Viejo 4th of July

Bike parade begins at 9 am at Grand Avenue and travels down Aliso Viejo Parkway to the lawn next to 26800 Aliso Viejo Parkway for a free community festival featuring carnival games, giant slide, obstacle course, rock wall, face painting, a DJ & game master!

Parade participants are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers, and all dogs must be leashed. Street closures are planned from 8 am to noon that day: Aliso Viejo Parkway between Pacific Park and Vantis with event parking access from Pacific Park Drive only Grand between Wood Canyon and Vantis.

For more information, contact 949-425-2550

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4th of July Red, White & Blue or Brew Run
Jul
4
8:00 AM08:00

4th of July Red, White & Blue or Brew Run

This race is your freedom run…It’s a Red, White, & Blue custom cast medal, a patriotic event shirt, the a freedom feeling vibe, stage entertainment, games, music & BLING.  The coolest finisher medals and age group awards. Angels Memorabilia randomly raffled. 

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Ladera Ranch All Day 4th of July Celebration
Jul
4
7:00 AM07:00

Ladera Ranch All Day 4th of July Celebration

Known for one of the best fireworks displays in South Orange County.
7:00 a.m.  10K Freedom Run
7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
8:30 a.m. 5K Freedom Run
9:30 a.m. 1K Kids' Firecracker Dash
10:30 a.m. Community Parade
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Games & Activities
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Food/Concession Sales
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Teen Zone
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Concert (Vanity Fair - Top 40)
Dark - Fireworks

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Laguna Niguel 5K 10K, Pancake Breakfast, Live Concert, and Firework Show
Jul
4
7:00 AM07:00

Laguna Niguel 5K 10K, Pancake Breakfast, Live Concert, and Firework Show

5K run/walk, 10K run, dog walk, and children's races with proceeds benefiting the Y's scholarship program. Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce, Live concert and firework show. Spend your entire day in Laguna Niguel and have a blast.

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Independence Day Fest & Fireworks
Jul
3
5:00 PM17:00

Independence Day Fest & Fireworks

This Independence Day community celebration includes a pyrotechnics show, live music by the Tijuana Dogs and Moxy Anne, kids bounce house, family-friendly activities, community booths, Heroes Hall, Centennial Farm and more.  Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs, and blanket and enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends! Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Glass containers and bottles are prohibited. No hard-sided coolers or outside alcohol permitted.

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California Poppy Festival
Apr
27
to Apr 28

California Poppy Festival

  • Sgt. Steve Owen Memorial Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The California Poppy Festival™ kicks off spring in the Antelope Valley with a glorious array of celebrated performers, unrivaled events, and mouth-watering delicacies designed to delight, enchant and amuse people of all ages. Join us for two days of music, art, food and fun celebrating the state flower of California and the appearance of poppies in the Antelope Valley!

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Bunny Blast
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Bunny Blast

A Seuss Eggstravaganza!
One egg, two egg, green egg, blue egg. It is time for everyone’s springtime favorite, Bunny Blast: A Seuss Eggstravaganza! Enjoy a fun filled event for the entire family, with a day of activities including game booths, rides, music, and other funny things! Oh the things you will find! Bring your own bags or baskets to collect eggs full of candy from a variety of themed egg stations using your free egg station card.

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St. Josephs Day and the Return of the Swallows
Mar
19
9:00 AM09:00

St. Josephs Day and the Return of the Swallows

St. Joseph’s Day and the Return of the Swallows Celebration is a world-renowned tradition celebrating the annual return of the famous swallows to Capistrano. This tradition was started by Father O’Sullivan in the 1930’s at Mission San Juan Capistrano, historic California landmark and home of the swallows, and is carried each year on March 19th. Join us for this historic celebration, full of tradition, community, and festivity marking the return of our famous swallows to Capistrano and the coming of spring - a time of renewal and rebirth.

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Casa Classic: Liv Redpath – Soprano
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Casa Classic: Liv Redpath – Soprano

Enjoy a romantic evening of opera, champagne, and desserts with the youthful sounds of LA Opera soprano singer Liv Redpath this Valentine's day. The Harvard University alumna and Juilliard-trained vocalist has received awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Palm Springs Opera Guild, The Loren L. Zachary Society, and the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation.

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New Year's Eve Yacht Party - Newport Beach
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Yacht Party - Newport Beach

  • 2901 W Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA 92663-4027, United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Celebrate this New Year’s Eve in style! Join us on Newport’s most elegant oversized luxury yacht, The Royal Princess! 120 Feet, 2 levels, outdoor decks, Lounge and a beautiful dance floor. This event has SOLD OUT 15 years in a row so get your tickets early!

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New Year's Eve Party at San Juan Hills
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Party at San Juan Hills

Ring in the New Year at San Juan Hills. Doors open at 8:00, band plays 9:30 to 12:30. Enjoy complimentary tapas, appetizer stations, midnight munchies and west coast champagne toast. Take home a souvenir photo (or two) from our New Year's themed photo experience. Don't miss this chance to dance into the New Year with style... FAMILY STYLE!!

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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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NYE at the Beach with Illenium
Dec
31
to Jan 1

NYE at the Beach with Illenium

  • Magnolia at PCH, Huntington Beach (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Start 2019 off right at the NYE at the Beach- White party bash December 31, 2018. ILLENIUM is an American musician, DJ and producer. In 2013 he made his official debut with the release of his self-titled EP. He won Remix of the Year at the 2017 Electronic Music Awards for his "Say It" Flume remix. ILLENIUM top songs are: Take You Down, Feel Good and Beautiful Creatures. The event will be located on the beautiful beach of Huntington State Beach in Huntington Beach, CA in a heated tent.

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"Absolutely, Positively Rita's Last Show Ever in 2018"
Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

"Absolutely, Positively Rita's Last Show Ever in 2018"

This comedy legend is hosting her own early evening New Year's Eve party at the Laguna Playhouse, where you'll toast the end of 2018 and watch the ball drop on the East Coast with a complimentary champagne drink and dessert. Rita Rudner's "Absolutely, Positively Rita's Last Show Ever in 2018" is a one night special performance featuring special musical guests.

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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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9th Annual Elf Crawl
Dec
26
12:00 PM12:00

9th Annual Elf Crawl

The Annual Elf Crawl returns again this year with a twist. Purchase an Inaugural SJC Chamber Elf Crawl Cup and receive Elf Specials at participating locations. Most locations will be dog and kid friendly. Cups can be purchased online or after December 21 at El Adobe de Capistrano or Swallows Inn for $5 each.  

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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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