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Let the Good Times Roll

Dana Point Events

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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Redo Market

Del Prado Avenue 24582 Del Prado, Dana Point, CA, United States

A community gathering uniting vintage fans and local artisans of California. Stroll and explore a curated collection of vintage and an authentic assortment of makers on Del Prado Avenue on Sunday, April 28 from 9am-5pm. Live music, hands on experiences and a selection of food trucks will make it a day for all to enjoy. […]

Dana Point Film Festival

Salt Creek Beach

The Dana Point Film Festival is a 4-day ocean-inspired film festival showcasing documentaries on conservation, exploration, education, adventure, and surfing. In addition to film screenings, the this fun-filled weekend will offer free outdoor movies, musical performances, cultural events, and educational talks with renowned global oceanographic experts. For a full schedule of events and more information, […]

Mermade Market

Ocean Institute 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA, United States

Mermade Market is a 3-day festival that feels like a pop-up shop, meets craft fair, meets farmers market, meets family reunion! It is a hand curated marketplace with a mission to bring incredible finds from amazing creators to customers. Shop unique gifts May 3-5, 2024 at the Ocean Institute. Friday: 10am-6pm Saturday: 10am-6pm Sunday: 10am-8pm […]

Cinco De Mayo Harbor Cruise with Capt. Dave’s

Capt. Dave's Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari 24440 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA, United States

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with a fun 2-hour harbor cruise in charming Dana Point Harbor aboard Captain Dave's upscale power catamaran, Hoku Nai'a. Cruise Highlights: Authentic catered tacos or cheese quesadillas with rice & beans Two free margaritas Live music by Trio Mariachi Capri Tour of picturesque Dana Point Harbor Upscale power catamaran with seating […]

Modern Makers Mart

Dana Point Harbor 34571 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA

Enjoy a day with friends and family, shopping the annual Modern Makers Mart at the Dana Point Harbor on May 11 from 10-4 p.m. Support locally handmade goods and experience live music, tasty treats in a free and pet-friendly environment.

Dana Wharf Whale Watching 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA, United States

Treat Mom to a relaxing a two hour Coastal Cruise aboard the Ocean Adventures Catamaran with Dana Wharf Whale Watching on Sunday, May 12 at 10:00am. This trip will depart Dana Point Harbor and cruise up the coastline to Laguna Beach. MOMosas, Champagne, fresh seasonal fruit, juices, pastries and muffins will be served. Book Reservation

Cosmic Creek Surf Festival & Concert

Salt Creek Beach

Save the date! The Cosmic Creek Surf Festival + Concert returns June 1 - 2, 2024 at Salt Creek Beach. Join the fun at this community event paying homage to the more alternative, experimental era of surfing's history. Cosmic Creek is open to the public and a true gathering of legends, groms, craftsmen, and storytellers. […]

NSSA Surfing Competition

Salt Creek Beach

Save the date! The National Scholastic Surfing Association's (NSSA) Surfing Competition returns June 14-16, 2024 at Salt Creek Beach. More information will be available at

Father’s Day Dinner Cruise with Dana Wharf

Dana Wharf Whale Watching 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA, United States

Treat your Dad to a proper Father’s Day and join Dana Wharf on the Dana Pride for a coastline dinner cruise he won’t soon forget on Sunday, June 16 from 6-8pm. Enjoy a unique evening of fun on the water, complete with live music, a BBQ dinner, and a full cash bar! Listen & Boogie to […]

Doheny Surf & Art Festival

Doheny State Beach 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA, United States

Doheny State Beach Foundation and California State Parks presents Doheny Surf & Art Festival on June 22-23, 2024 from 9:00am-5:00pm. The Doheny Surf & Art Festival is a free two-day festival with an array of activities including a variety of art and surf booths, live music, great food, and more. Pack up the van with […]