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March 2018 Events – Orange County

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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.
http://festivalofwhales.com/

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.
https://www.goldstar.com/orange-county

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.
www. musink.org

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.
www.ocrestaurantweek.com

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.
www.ocfashionweek.com

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.
https://www.scsboa.org/jazz-festival-schedule/

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.
http://www.swallowsparade.com/

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.
https://www.sagehillschool.org

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!
https://www.glitterfest.com/

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.
http://www.hbcbfest.com/

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.
www.southcoastcollection.com

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.
www.swallowsparade.com/portfolio/fiesta-grande/

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.
https://www.comic-con.org/wca/purchasebadges

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.
http://www.firkfest.com/eat-some-firkin-food

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.
http://www.swallowsparade.com/

Events Resources
www.visittheoc.com/events
www.orangecounty.net/html/events.html
www.visitanaheim.org/explore/events
www.visitsjc.com
www.missionsjc.com
www.lakeforestca.gov
www.destinationirvine.com
www.pretendcity.org
www.ocfair.com/ocf2
www.newportwhales.com

Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

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March 2017 Orange County Events

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
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Dana Point Fine Arts Outdoor Art Show at 2017 Festival of Whales Mar 4
Dana Point Fine Arts Association, a nonprofit organization, will have their annual outdoor art show and sale during the Dana Point Harbor Festival of Whales will be from 9:30 AM to 5 PM at the Harbor Boardwalk along the boat docks in Mariner’s Village. Watercolor, oil, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel and photography by many award-winning local artists will be available for purchase. Dana Point Fine Arts annually donates a portion of the proceeds from the show to Dana Hills High School Art Department.
http://danapointfinearts.org

Orange County Heart & Stroke Walk  Mar 4
The American Heart Association will host a 5K timed run and 5k walk. Come take the first step towards a healthy lifestyle with activities for the whole family (four-legged friends included!). Before the walk, enjoy the Expo which includes healthy snacks, demonstrations, health screenings and healthy activities. The annual Orange County Heart & Stroke Walk raises funds for research, and initiatives that promote prevention, treatment, community outreach and better patient care in areas related to heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
www2.heart.org

Festival of Whales Mar 4&5, 11&12
The annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan-size event. In addition to whale watching at the height of whale watching season, festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, plus much more!
http://festivalofwhales.com

OC Restaurant Week  Mar 5-11
Nothing brings people together like food!  Orange County’s most treasured restaurants are ready to dish up delicious food at fantastic prices during Orange County’s most anticipated culinary event. The only thing to make ALL week is reservations. This is the time for food lovers to try new places, enjoy a romantic dinner, get a group of friends, and dine out! Enjoy a week of fabulous dining, start planning your week of great eats today!
www.ocrestaurantweek.com

Dachshund Races  Mar 12
Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift ‘wiener dogs’ race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.
http://www.oldworld.ws/dachshund-races.html

Coast Con 2017  Mar 18
Coast Con is a FREE to attend event dedicated to celebrating anime, video game and cosplay culture. We’ve heard the feedback and have implemented many of your opinions and as a result we are expanding.
www.universe.com
Annual Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School   Mar 18
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.
www.sagehillschool.org/page/Support/Multicultural-Fair

Saint Joseph’s Day at the Mission Mar 19
Live music, community presentations, Special Guest “Swallows Speakers”, Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend. Free for Mission Members. General Admission $15 for Adults and Seniors
www.missionsjc.com
Cherry Blossum Festival  Mar 19
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.
www.hbcbfest.com

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado Mar 25
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. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.
www.swallowsparade.com

Ocean Institute 2017 Jazz Festival Mar 24-25
The Ocean Institute turns 40 this year so we hope you will help us celebrate with two nights of exciting musical entertainment from Michael Paulo, Ray Parker, Jr., Gregg Karukas, and Kevin Toney!
www.ocean-institute.org/jazz-festival

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza Mar 25
Hop on over with family and friends to enjoy this fun and exciting Spring time event. Children can meet and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny as well as participate in several activities that are located throughout the area. An exciting egg hunt will include eggs filled with a variety of treats or prizes.  Each egg hunt is limited to a certain number of children. Children may bring their own basket or purchase one from Irvine Park Railroad.
www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Events Resources
www.visittheoc.com/events
www.orangecounty.net/html/events.html
www.visitanaheim.org/explore/events
www.visitsjc.com
www.missionsjc.com
www.lakeforestca.gov
www.destinationirvine.com
www.pretendcity.org
www.ocfair.com/ocf2
www.newportwhales.com

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