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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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August 2019

Redo Market

August 25, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Featuring curated vintage vendors and authentic makers, enjoy a day full of unique finds on Del Prado.

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Shea Concert Series

August 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Shea Properties is hosting a month-long concert series coming to Ocean Ranch Village, the popular neighborhood center located at the corner of Camino del Avion and Golden Lantern in Dana Point. Every Saturday in August from 6-8 p.m. the community is invited to bring their friends and family out to enjoy live music from some of SoCal’s top talent. August 31 – Jason Feddy (Classic Rock) Ocean Ranch Village is one of South Orange County’s premier community shopping centers with…

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September 2019

D. Yoder Family Sundays: Battle of the Bands

September 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cast your vote in a battle of the bands! Local youth bands will compete for audience appreciation in this celebration of contemporary music. The concerts kick off at 12:00 PM. 

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Tall Ships and Ocean Festival

September 6, 2019 - September 8, 2019

In celebration of California’s rich maritime history, the Ocean Institute annually hosts a fleet of historic tall ships that sail into Dana Point Harbor.  This extraordinary event takes place each year in September.  History comes alive, as crews from each ship, along with historical re-enactors, engage the public in cannon battles, pirate adventures, mermaid encounters, ship tours, and much more.

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Culinary Cookout Series

September 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Pacific Ocean sets the scene on the Dana Lawn for the Pacific Northwest Seafood Celebration presented by Executive Chef Andrew Litherland. Guests can enjoy a behind-the-scenes look as the culinary team prepares the entire menu in an outdoor kitchen. The family-style menu features a fresh raw bar of crab claws, oysters, and shrimp, along with entrees of hickory elk ribs, lobster and summer truffle cavatelli, pork belly, and crispy Brussel sprouts. These delectable dishes along with others will be…

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Searching for the Big One Film Tour

September 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Four weeks. Four films. Over 5,700 miles. This film trip took us from sub-zero temperatures in Central Idaho to 80-degree days in Southern California, testing our mettle against snow, stone, and sea. Our most ambitious production yet will be a film tour you won’t want to miss. Searching for the Big One is coming to Dana Point to premiere these films and celebrate humanity. There will be food, drinks, and fun with proceeds benefiting local charities.

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Yappy Hour

September 18, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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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Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show

September 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the City of Dana Point, presents the Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Held on Del Prado between Violet Lantern and the PCH/Del Prado Archway, this event will feature hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more!

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Ohana Festival 2019

September 27, 2019 - September 29, 2019

Ohana Festival is 3-day music festival at Doheny State Beach. The festival will take place on September 27, 28, & 29. The diverse music line-up includes The Strokes, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Ohana will donate a portion of proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation, a California non-profit that cooperatively works with the California State Parks to develop, preserve and enhance the recreation and experience of California's unique and beautiful coastal parks.  

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October 2019

1000 Lights Festival

October 5, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thousands of floating lanterns illuminate the Dana Point Harbor waters for the first-ever 1000 Lights Festival in Dana Point. Enjoy live music, food, and entertainment throughout the evening. Tickets include your lantern, decoration kit, entertainment, and a donation to local charities.

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