A super fun tradition in Dana Point and very famous around Orange County is right around the corner! Register for the Dana Point Turkey Trot and give yourself two reasons to exercise on Turkey Day: more room for your turkey and give a donation to local charities while participating!
The race course is on flat course alongside Dana Point's Harbor, and has been listed as “One of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs” by Fitness Magazine and named one of the top 3 destinations in the world for Thanksgiving by Fodor’s Travel.
Springtime is here even if we still have some clouds hovering over us. Are you looking for an event or something fun to do this weekend?
Check out or previous post on the California Wine Festival happening April 26 and 27th in Dana Point. But if wine is not your thing, here's another idea: the annual Woodie Club and Car Show at Doheny State Beach!
Woodies start lining up in the north day-use area at dawn and begin departing in the mid-afternoon. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled day!
When: April 27th 2019
Time: 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Where: Doheny State Beach (25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive Dana Point, CA 92629 )
If you are interested in homes that are walking distance to the many events happening in Dana Point year round, contact us!
Thinking of enrolling your child in one of the Spanish Immersion Schools offered by the Capistrano District in South Orange County? There's a new program starting at RH Dana Elementary in the upcoming school year 2019-2020.
Parents, students and community members have three chances to learn more about RH Dana Elementary School’s Spanish Dual Immersion Program through a series of informational meetings.
Under the language immersion instruction, students would be taught in English 50 percent of the time and in Spanish the other 50 percent. The transition will be introduced in the 2019-2020 school year, starting with the kindergarten class, which will carry the program through each subsequent grade level. The Capistrano Unified School District Board of
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 the second weekend 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.
Where: Ocean Institute - Dana Point
When: September 7-9, 2018
What to expect: feel like a pirate! Come hungry for a special 'Mermaid Breakfast' . This a crowd favorite and tickets sell out every year. Tour the ships, watch 'real life pirates' and come aboard the 'Spirit of Dana Point'.
Coming back again on its 21st year, the popular event that brings the world's finest Blues musicians to Orange County, will move from Doheny State Beach to Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point this year. The award-winning festival will be re-imagined at its new seaside home, with more intimate stage areas, elevated food and beverage offerings, spacious VIP & GOLD amenities
When: May 19-20th, 2018
Where: Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point
Line up includes:
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
John Nemeth & The Love Light Orchestra
Kim Wilson’s Blues + Boogie Revue
Chris Cain & The All Stars
Doheny Stage: The largest of the three stage, the Doheny Stage is where the
Are you a wine and food lover? Need any ideas for a date tonight? How about wine, food, music, sea and sun. These elements create the quintessential wine tasting experience at the California Wine Festival – Orange County in Dana Point. At this sunny seaside setting, California’s best wineries pour hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view. Experience one of the California’s most popular wine festivals.
When: April 20th and 21st, 2018
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018
Sunset Reserve & Rare Wine Tasting Friday, April 20, 2018 6:30- 9pm Laguna Cliffs Marriott - Richard Henry Dana Ballroom 25135 Park Lantern
Looking for a fun activity for this Earth's Day - Saturday April 21st? The City of San Clemente and the Watershed Task Force will be co-hosting the 16th annual Earth Day Festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Parque Del Mar in the Pier Bowl near the San Clemente Pier.
Start with a morning beach clean up (8am). Supplies will be provided to all participants who want to walk the beach and collect trash and debris. Then come to the Parque del Mar - just above the Pier, and enjoy a free-to-the-public festival that will feature live music, educational displays, environmental vendors, and artists.
Looking for Earth Day activities in Dana Point?
Come join the Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area for our annual Earth Day Celebration! This is
The popular event in Dana Point which marks the 47th year of its existence this year, will start this following weekend ( March 3-4) and finalize on March 10-11 2018.
The festivities on this two-weekend event brings together the community in no other way. Highlights for this year’s Festival of Whales, besides the incredible gray whale watching expeditions, include lessons by wildlife artist Wyland, Marine Mammal lectures, sailing and stand-up paddling clinics, Captain Dave’s Undersea Eco Carnival and the delectable 7th annual Whale of a Clam Chowder Cook-off.
To kick off the event, there will be a parade on Saturday March 3rd along PCH at Selva Road and ending at Golden Lantern in Dana Point, starting at 10 am. The parade embraces the Festival’s
This a beautiful event to celebrate food and wine in Orange County. The Festival will take place at Sea Terrace Community Park in Dana Point, a one day event full of incredible entertainment, top notch food and a huge selection of California wine!
The Festival includes over 30 restaurants, specialty foods and chef demos, 40 craft breweries & 80 varieties of craft brews, 50 varieties of wine from around the world, craft cocktail lounges and specialty drink bars, and live Music from multiple stages and areas throughout the event: 40 Oz to Freedom, No Duh, and Faux Fighters!
Where: Sea Terrace Park at 33501 Niguel Rd., Dana Point, CA 92629
When: Saturday June 24th 12pm-7pm
How much? :from $8 per drink or $60 unlimited, to $150
Celebrating 20 years this 2017, the Doheny Blues Festival is coming up this May 20 & 21, 2017 and headlined by legendary Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh, Melissa Etheridge's This Is MEmphis Rock & Soul, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience, Chris Isaak, 2-time GRAMMY-winner Mavis Staples and Bobby Rush, among many others.
Where: Doheny State Beach 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive Dana Point, California 92629
When: May 20th and 21st 2017
How much? $75-$250 (kids $15)
What to expect?
For the last 20 years, the Doheny Blues Festival has created a festival environment like none other! Three alternating stages of blues, rock and soul music, legendary artists, a beachfront venue, microbrews, overnight camping, an eclectic vendor village and 20,000