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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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December 2019

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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July 2021

4th of July in Dana Point

July 4 @ 9:00 pm
Dana Point Fireworks

The BEST Southern California fireworks display is back with a BANG!  Join us on Sunday, July 4th at 9:00pm to view this incredible show.  The fireworks are shot from a barge on the water, located off the coastline of Doheny State Beach. The music for the show is available on Spotify:

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September 2021

Maritime Festival

September 10 - September 12
Dana Point Tall Ships

OCEAN INSTITUTE PRESENTS: MARITIME FESTIVAL (formerly Tall Ships Festival) The annual Maritime Festival returns to the Ocean Institute September 10th - 12th, 2021! Schedule of Events Friday September 10th Cannon Battle Sail- 4:00 PM-8:00 PM Sails N’ Ales- Craft Beer, Live Music, and Mermaids (What more could you want)- 6:00 PM-TBD Saturday September 11th Mermaid Breakfast- 8:00 AM-9:30 AM Festival Kickoff- 10:00 AM Mermaid Show- TBD Educational Demonstrations: TBD Ship Tours- 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Beer Garden- 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Live…

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Ohana Festival – September 24-26, 2021 Doheny State Beach, Dana Point

September 24 - September 26
Ohana Music Festival

The annual Ohana Festival returns to Dana Point! September 24-26, 2021! BUY TICKETS

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October 2021

Ohana Festival Encore – October 1-2, 2021 Doheny State Beach (2nd Weekend)

October 1 - October 2
Encore Festival Doheny Beach

Never miss the ENCORE! Ohana Festival returns for a 2nd weekend in 2021!! October 1st & 2nd at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point! BUY TICKETS* *Selling out quickly!

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Dana Point Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce presents the Dana Point Lantern District Classic Car & Motorcycle Show! Located on Del Prado Avenue, between Violet Lantern and the Pacific Coast Highway/Del Prado Archway, this event attracts thousands of spectators to enjoy hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, entertainment, food and more. Come for the classic cars and motorcycles, stay for the great dining and shopping.

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