Festival of Whales Mar 3-4, 10-11
The annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan-size event.
New World Flamenco Festival 2018 Mar 3-4
Flamenco is a wildly entertaining art form that’s bursting with fiery passion. Prepare to be wowed by these exceptionally skilled artists as they combine dancing, singing, guitar playing and more to give an unforgettable, animated performance. There has never been a more engaging and colorful form of storytelling than this popular Spanish style.
Musink Tattoo Convention & Music Festival Mar 4-6
Travis Barker brings 300 of the world’s finest tattoo artists together for a tattoo convention, car show and music festival. Some of this year’s performers include Snoop Dogg, Deftones, Circa Survive and more.
OC Restaurant Week Mar 6-12
Dine on specially priced prix-fixe menus at 140 Orange County restaurants, ranging from casual and family friendly to upscale fine dining. New to this year’s event is an $80 “luxe” menu offering wine or cocktail pairings.
OC Fashion Week Mar 13-16
Get ready for Orange County’s most glamorous and stylish week of the year. Presented by Maserati of Newport Beach, OC Fashion Week will feature runway fashions and events that showcase local talent, models, hair, beauty and fashion designers. The all-new venue is set against a beautiful skyline and sweeping ocean views.
Irvine High Jazz Festival 2018 Mar 17
The Irvine High Jazz Festival centers around celebrating young musicians as they play famous jazz hits. Students compete to see who has the best cops. Food will be grilled up and available for hungry fans.
El Presidente Ball Mar 17
Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how “the West was fun” at this western style dinner dance. Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.
Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School Mar 17
This colorful, fun-filled event showcases and celebrates Sage Hill school’s–and the community’s–amazing cultural diversity. Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment for the kids.
Glitterfest Mar 18
This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much, much more!
Cherry Blossum Festival Mar 18
A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30 year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.
Spring Fling at SOCO Mar 20
Put a spring in your step with SOCO and The OC Mix’s Fifth Annual Spring Fling. Bring the family for fun activities like a petting zoo, egg hunt, photo booth, Easter Bunny, face painting, kids crafting, and more.
Swallows Day Fiesta Grande Mar 21
This night of Old West entertainment consists of four contests are rolled into one! Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). So don your finest Old West outfit, belt buckle or facial hair! and enter one or more of the contests. There is a $5 entry fee (pay when you arrive) per category for each contestant entered.
WonderCon 2018 Mar 23-25
WonderCon in Anaheim, California, is a pop culture and comic book expo explosion. The three-day jubilee features celebrity meet and greets, film and television cast and crew panel discussions, comic book author autograph sessions, exhibits, booths selling collectibles and memorabilia, a dance party masquerade ball and all things nerd culture.
FirkFest Cask Tiki Beer Festival 2018 Mar 24
Working up a buzz from craft brews under the spring sun doesn’t sound too bad, right? Taste dozens of craft recipes from local brewers with hundreds of new friends. You can help judge the chili cook-off by sacrificing your taste buds to the spice Gods. FirkFest offerrs a fun time to anyone who likes a good pint.
Swallows Day Parade & Mercado Mar 24
The Parade takes place in down-town San Juan Capistrano. This is the nation’s largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. Arrive early; most street closures are by 10.00 a.m. The parade begins promptly at 11 am.
Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County