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Dana Point events range from rocking music festivals on the beach to surfing competitions. Good times and good vibes can be found nightly at Dana Point bars and music venues. Head to one of our oceanfront resorts for their iconic events like Yappy Hour—a shindig for you and your furry friend. Stroll the Farmers Market on Saturday mornings or take a walk through history at the Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center.

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Our signature annual events including the Tall Ships Festival, Ohana Festival, Doheny Blues Festival and Festival of Whales will have you returning to Dana Point year after year. Whether you’re an early bird or a night owl, Dana Point events provide endless opportunities to enjoy yourself. Explore all upcoming events in Dana Point.

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February 2019

Art Lessons in the Wild

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 27, 2019


The 2019 Whale and Dolphin Adventure “Art Lessons in the Wild” program – the most unique and creative experience on the water – begins January 26, 2019 and continues Saturdays through April 27, 2019 for children ages 3-12. Each child participating will be entered into a contest to win prizes as well as receive a gift from Wyland just for entering. Children ages 3-12, who take the art lesson aboard the Dana Pride (with a $5 donation to the Wyland Foundation) will attend…

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March 2019

Festival of Whales

March 2 - March 10

At the Dana Point Festival of Whales,  it’s about getting up close and personal with the marine wildlife that dots our horizon each spring. It’s about understanding marine life habitats and protecting these delicate areas for generations to come. And it’s about coming together with family to celebrate the stunning beauty and scenic wonder of our home we call Dana Point. Learn more about the annual Dana Point Festival of Whales and how you can make your own migration to…

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Return of the Swallows Celebration

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The 61st Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebrates the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph’s Day, which is March 19th. The Parade takes place throughout downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Swallows Day Parade is one of the nation’s largest non-motorized parade. It is a spectacular event that you will want to attend. It is organized and presented…

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Jazz Festival featuring Denise Williams

March 29 - March 30

Spend your weekend at the 17th Annual Jazz Festival! Friday Concert:  Enjoy small bites from the best local restaurants.  Mix and mingle while enjoying hosted bars, a silent auction and more. Saturday Jazz Gala:  A four-course gala dinner presented by the Executive Chefs from Monarch Beach Resort, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Montage Laguna Beach, and The Laguna Cliffs Marriott.​ Special rates offered at the Monarch Beach Resort during the weekend of March 29th & 30th!  

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April 2019

Springtime Family Pops Concert

April 5 @ 7:30 pm

Dana Point Symphony Orchestra's Springtime Family Pops Concert featuring music from movies, video games, and more!

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Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco, & Music Festival

April 6 - April 7

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival, headlined by The Offspring & Flogging Molly is a weekend filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music! This Sabroso festival date will feature up to four hours of unlimited craft beer tastings (for those 21+) featuring over 150 craft beers, including some of the best local favorites. Festival hours will be 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM (VIP entry is noon). Craft tacos from local restaurants and…

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Science Night: Comets and Asteroids

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Keep exploring and learning at our Science Night events! Every 2nd Wednesday (except December) scientists, naturalists, and esteemed experts explore a range of topics regarding natural sciences and our environment. Spencer Murray is a member of Orange County Astronomers and active participant in OCA’s Outreach Program which allows thousands of young children the opportunity to look through telescopes, many for the first time. He volunteers at The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo and Caspers Wilderness Park. He is president of…

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Mother Earth Beach, Creek, and Park Cleanup

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Let's clean up the beach! Bring your work gloves and biodegradable trash bag. Meet at the Lifeguard Headquarters.

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Earth Day @ The Headlands

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learn about: Dana Point Headlands & its endangered & rare species Water quality & conservation Recycling Dana Point Native Americans through a “Journey to the Past” View local: Live birds of prey Live snakes Fossils & geologic history Marine Mammals from the Whale Trail Participate in: Native American basket weaving (Space limited, RSVP required) Nature face painting The Earth Day scavenger hunt FREE Giveaways! Prizes! Limited parking will be available along Scenic Drive and Green Lantern. Skip the crowds and…

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Easter Brunch Buffet @ The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gather with the family for an afternoon brunch buffet featuring savory stations of fresh seafood, meat carving, mixed salads, create your own omelet and more. Adults: $129 Kids: $65 For reservations, please call  949.240.2000.

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