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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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October 2019

Yappy Hour

October 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join other canines and their companions at Yappy Hour. Pups sniff and schmooze while human guests relax with a glass of wine, cocktail, or beer and a selection of barbecue items available for purchase. Complimentary – Food & Beverage available for purchase.

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November 2019

Dana Point Turkey Trot

November 28, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate the 42nd annual Dana Point Turkey Trot and run before you have that extra piece of pie! Run a 10k, 5k, or the Kids Gobble Wobble, all on a flat and scenic route. Register here.

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December 2019

Yappy Hour

December 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join other canines and their companions at Yappy Hour. Pups sniff and schmooze while human guests relax with a glass of wine, cocktail, or beer and a selection of barbecue items available for purchase. Yappy Hour is complimentary – Food & Beverage available for purchase.

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Ukulele Lessons

December 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm 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. SHACC also offers 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. SHACC also offers a great line…

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Live Entertainment @ OverVue Lounge

December 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Enjoy live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night at OverVue Lounge from 8pm-11pm!

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Sunday a la carte Champagne Brunch @ Raya

December 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

A tempting a la carte brunch and flowing champagne awaits guests every Sunday morning in RAYA. Start with a fresh fruit martini and selection of pastries then enjoy a three-course a la carte menu.

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March 2020

Festival of Whales – Weekend 1

March 7, 2020 - March 8, 2020

49th Annual Festival of Whales! NEW PARADE ROUTE The 2020 Festival of Whales Parade, March 7 will be held entirely within the Harbor. See map below. The parade will be staged on the west island side of the Harbor near the Dana Point Yacht Club. It will proceed east on Dana Drive toward the RH Dana statue and then (left/north) over the Island Way Bridge to Dana Point Harbor Drive. It will then turn right/east on Dana Point Harbor Drive toward…

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Festival of Whales – Cancellation

March 14, 2020 - March 15, 2020

In light of yesterday's announcement by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health advising the postponement or cancelation of public mass gatherings of 250 or more to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), weekend two of the Dana Point Festival of Whales has been canceled. The Harbor and its businesses are open. For Harbor information, please visit Whale watching trips will operate as scheduled.  

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September 2020

Outdoor Live Music Performances

September 3, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - September 27, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Enjoy live music, summer shopping, outdoor adventures and expanded al fresco dining patios  Dana Point Harbor continues to present live music performances throughout the month of September as part of “You, Me + Vitamin Sea,” welcoming the community back to a safe Harbor. Guests can enjoy free live music at select locations throughout the Harbor while indulging in al fresco dining along the water’s edge. Music performances will include a variety of genres including folk, jazz, country, contemporary island music, and…

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Virtual Maritime Festival

September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020
Dana Point Tall Ships

OCEAN INSTITUTE PRESENTS ITS INAUGURAL VIRTUAL MARITIME FESTIVAL September 11 to 13 The Ocean Institute announced it will host its first Virtual Maritime Festival, a multi-layered interactive and educational event, beginning on Saturday, August 15, and culminating with a three-day global stream marathon September 11 to 13. Replacing the annual Tall Ships Festival, Ocean Institute’s president and CEO Wendy Marshall sees the new virtual event as an annual festival moving forward. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with maritime museums and vessels from…

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