ORANGE COUNTY 2020 EVENT CALENDAR
Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
Whale and Dolphin Watching Ongoing
Choose from multiple cruises and sightseeing tours to catch a glimpse of whales and/or dolphins in their natural paradise.
Location: Newport Beach
More Information: http://www.newportwhales.com/
Knott’s Merry Farm Through Jan. 5
Knott’s Berry Farm is transformed into a Holiday paradise with magical lights, snow, shows, and dozens of festive activities the whole family can enjoy!
Location: Knott’s Berry Farm
More Information: https://www.knotts.com/
Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast Jan. 1
Celebrate the New Year with a dip in the Pacific Ocean. No wetsuits – that’s cheating! Participants also enjoy a pancake breakfast, costume contest, and vendor booths.
Location: Zack’s Pier Plaza
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 714.698.9837
More Information: http://www.hbsurfcitysplash.com/
Jurassic Quest Jan. 3-5
Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. It also features a fossil dig site, rides, mazes, a petting zoo, crafts, and much more!
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
More Information: https://www.jurassicquest.com/
Farm & Garden Classes Jan. 5,12, and 19
Centennial Farm is hosting gardening classes for participants ages 16 +. Reservations are required.
Location: OC Fair & Event Center
More Information: https://ocfair.com/
Blue Man Group Jan. 7-10
The Blue Man Group returns to Orange County to perform their new show! The event features coloring stations, games, and photo opportunities before the show! Use code BLUEKID for a free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Location: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
More Information: https://travelcostamesa.com/
Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 5K & 10K Jan. 9
This is a virtual race. Complete your race any time in January 2020, even better if it’s January 9th to honor all law enforcement officers everywhere.
More Information: https://www.virtualrunevents.com/
Irvine Half Marathon Jan. 11
Formerly known as the Southern California Half & 5K, the Irvine Half Marathon is taking place on Saturday, January 11.
Location: Mike Ward Park
More Information: https://www.irvinehalf.com/
Newport Beach Restaurant Week Jan. 13-26
Restaurant week showcases Newport Beach’s culinary scene, offering diners a wide variety of dining experiences. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner.
Location: Newport Beach, CA
More Information: https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/
Super Warrior 5K Jan. 18
Dress as your favorite super hero or warrior and join the Super Warrior 5K. The event also features a fun run for kids.
Location: Yorba Regional Park
More Information: http://stripesofawarrior.com/super-warrior-5k/
Amigo SoCal Jan. 18-19
This winter edition is the nation’s largest consumer guitar event!
Location: OC Fair & Event Center
Contact: email@example.com / 918.288.2222
More Information: https://www.amigoguitarshows.com/
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Pretend City Jan. 20
This children’s event features crafts and artistic activities to teach children about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream for a better world.
Location: Pretend City Children’s Museum
More Information: https://www.pretendcity.org/
Tet Festival Jan. 24-26
Tet, short for Tet Nguyên Đán, is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, the most important holiday in Vietnamese culture. Tet celebrates the arrival of a new spring where families reunite, enjoy each other’s company, forget about the troubles of the previous year and look forward to a better upcoming year.
Location: OC Fair and Event Center
More Information: https://tetfestival.org/
Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon Jan. 31- Feb. 2
This event features pre-race events and scenic a course on game day.
Location: Huntington Beach
More Information: https://www.motivrunning.com/run-surf-city/