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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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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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April 2019

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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Headlands Nature Walk

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for a Naturalist led walk throughout the Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area as we introduce our local plant community, Coastal sage scrub, and the wildlife that relies on it. Learn more about the unique flora and fauna of the Headlands, including rare and endangered plants and animals that call this area home. The Headlands Nature Walk occurs on the first Saturday of each month and begins at the Nature Interpretive Center (34558 Scenic Drive, Dana Point, CA 92629) at…

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Beach Cleanup with the Ocean Institute

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please come prepared with a filled reuseable water bottle, a snack and closed toed shoes. Ocean Institute will provide trash pickers and bags! Sign up through the Ocean Institute!

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Junior Golf Camp

April 8 @ 1:00 pm - April 11 @ 6:00 pm

This junior camp at Monarch Beach Resort will focus on learning the game, proper etiquette, basic fundamentals and includes some on-course time.

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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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Whale Talk & Walk

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day 13 of the month, repeating until May 11, 2019

Join us for a Naturalist presentation on whales, other cetaceans, and marine mammals that can frequently be seen from the Dana Point Headlands. Designed to introduce participants to the natural history of marine mammals, whale characterization, and interesting tidbits about these large and fascinating creatures of the sea. A walk along the Dana Point Preserve will focus on what types of marine mammals we see, how to identify them, where and when to look for them, and how to responsible…

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Junior Golf Camp

April 15 @ 1:00 pm - April 18 @ 6:00 pm

This junior camp at Monarch Beach Resort will focus on learning the game, proper etiquette, basic fundamentals and includes some on-course time.

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A Walk Through History

April 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:00am on day 16 of the month, repeating until April 20, 2019

Join us for a Naturalist led event focusing on local Dana Point History. Designed to introduce participants to the several different main historical periods (Acjachemen, Spanish Mission, Rancho, and Modern Era), touching more on the "Woodruff" era of the 1920's and 30's, the surfing heritage, and the harbor construction. Walking throughout the Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area will give context to the rich history of Dana Point, pointing out notable landmarks and telling stories to connect the past with our…

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Ukulele Lessons

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 17, 2019

Always wanted to learn to play the ukulele? Here's your chance. Instructed by Lincoln Kaio, SHACC offers our members monthly group ukulele lessons for just $8 per session. We also offer the free use of Kala Ukuleles for beginner students and those who don't have their own. Non-members can join SHACC online by clicking HERE. Classes are offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Beginner lessons are from 6:30-7:00 pm and intermediate and advanced lessons from 7:00-9:00 pm. We also offer a great line of…

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