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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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Halloween Festival on Amber Lantern

Del Prado Ave. Dana Point, CA 92629

We’re thrilled to announce that, in partnership with@pradosquare! The street of the Amber Lantern in Dana Point will be closed down for this event on October 7th from 11-4PM to bring you a Spooktacular Halloween Festival. Trick or Treat Yo' Self to a free block party event showcasing an artisan marketplace of our community’s best […]

Spooky Seas at The Ocean Institute

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

The Ocean Institute is excited to announce its upcoming Spooky Seas event, a captivating adventure designed to ignite curiosity and celebrate the magic of the oceans. With a diverse array of spine-tingling activities and enriching experiences, Spooky Seas promises a day of thrills and education for all ages. We believe in making learning an inspirational […]

Little Folk Club

Join us for Little Folk Club on Friday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  in the Clock Courtyard by El Torito for Little Folk Club! We’ll engage with your little one to make music and have fun! In Dana Point Harbor Wear a costume and come sing along!

Mermade Market

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

Mermade Market is a 4-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 our customers. Shop unique gifts November 8 - 11, 2023 at the Ocean Institute. For more information, […]

Dana Point Harbor Holiday Lights

Dana Point Harbor Dana Point, CA

The Dana Point Harbor Partners are delighted to announce that the Holiday Lights will illuminate the Harbor on November 15, 2023 through January 14, 2024. Families and friends of all ages can enjoy the beautiful light displays and holiday decorations throughout the Harbor. For more holiday happenings in the Dana Point Harbor, visit

SoCal Challenge

SoCal Challenge is Southern California's premier NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament. This tournament features matchups from some of the nation's best college teams. For a schedule of events and tickets, visit

Dana Point Harbor 48th Annual Boat Parade of Lights

Dana Point Harbor Dana Point, CA

Join Dana Point Harbor for the 48th Annual Boat Parade of Lights taking place December 8, 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m. Locals and visitors alike can look forward to lighting installations such as the giant whale sculpture and the “Merry Kiss Me” arch, along with holiday-themed photo opportunities, visits with Santa and more.