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Easter Egg Hunting is coming up and with that in mind, here's a few local 'hunt's happening around town. Also, in celebration of spring, The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel introduces four incredible, non-edible Easter eggs, each individually painted by a local artist including Trevor Mezak, James Galindo, Robin Hiers, and Kym de los Reyes. The enormous hand crafted eggs are a “must see” and make the perfect backdrop for a springtime family portrait. Guests are invited to hop on over to the resort to see these brightly decorated eggs, which will be on display at the entrance of the resort from Saturday, April 1 through Sunday, April 23, 2017.

Easter Sunday is April 16, 2017

San Clemente: 

  • When: April 15 2017 - 9am to 12pm (Pancake breakfast at
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Welcome to the Dana Point 
Festival of Whales!

Join us for two fun-filled weekends, March 4 & 5 and 11 & 12, 2017 for the  46th anniversary celebrating the California Grey Whale migration. 

The festivities kick off with the annual Whale Parade - on March 4th, starting at 10am. The parade embraces the Festival’s theme of Magical Migration with parade floats and entries decorating in an ocean/whale theme and costumes. Giant helium parade balloons of a Blue Whale, Orca and many other sea life creatures fill the air over head during the parade. The parade promptly begins at 10:00 AM with a route along Pacific Coast Highway beginning at Selva Road and ending at Golden Lantern in Dana Point, approximately 1 mile.

FREE shuttle service to and from Harbor

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Celebrating 40 years of the Ocean Institute!

The Ocean Institute turns 40 this year so we hope you will help us celebrate with two nights of exciting musical entertainment from Michael Paulo, Ray Parker, Jr., Gregg Karukas, and Kevin Toney! The event started in 2003 and has raised more than $1 million for the nonprofit Ocean Institute’s educational programs, which include maritime history, ocean education and marine science. There's two different events to choose from:

When: FRIDAY MARCH 24, 2017 

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: VIP Admission – $250
VIP Admission for one Attendance at VIP reception with artists

Premier Admission – $125

Join us for a delightful evening of the finest local restaurants, fantastic jazz, delicious food and wine, craft beer,

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 Los Angeles Lakers executive and co-owner Jim Buss has added another piece to his personal roster, buying an ocean-view spot in Dana Point for $2.915 million.

The approximately quarter-acre lot sits behind gates at the Strand at Headlands, a development of luxury custom homes and sites above the beach in Dana Point. The property adjoins a half-acre lot that is also owned by the Lakers vice president of basketball operations, public records show.

In 2013, Buss paid more than $13.5 million for four home sites in the community. Among them were two to-be-completed Mediterranean-style homes, one of which was briefly on the market in 2015 for $5.995 million.

Current homes for sale in this prestigious community start at the high $8M - and the highest

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Love to drive around at night looking for some of the the best neighborhoods when it comes to the being festive during the holidays in Orange County? 

Here's a small list of some of the best places to see Christmas lights in Orange County : from homes to streets to events, we have it right around us.

Dana Point:

The Holiday Parade of Lights at the Harbor tops this one. Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats in their best holiday spirit and you can view the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor.

  • Where: Dana Point Harbor
  • When: December 9, 10, 16, & 17, 2016

While in Dana Point - the city has done a terrific job with the renovation of PCH and it's very festive this time of the year. Drive all the way from DP

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Dana Point Harbor Welcomes UNDER THE SEA
42nd Annual Boat Parade of Lights
with Festive Holiday Activities Dec. 2-17

There's a handful of wonderful Holiday Events starting this weekend ( check our prior post on the San Clemente acivities for Saturday December 3rd). This one here is one of the top ones in Orange County: the 42nd Annual Boat Parade of Lights in Dana Point. The event will take place on December 9, 10, 16 and 17 beginning at 7:30 p.m. On each evening of the parade, OC Parks will host free festive family activities throughout Mariner’s Village, Mariner’s Alley and Dana Wharf beginning at 5:30 p.m. Parking will be available at the Doheny State Beach lot for $2 per hour. Free trolleys will be running from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. and will be dropping

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For the 4th year in a row, here's a Festival for the Food and Music Lovers: the Orange County's Food, Wine and Music Festival.

The festival features 50 wine varietals from all over the world as well as food from all over Orange County. Live Music and circus-like entertainers will keep the party up!

  • Where? : Sea Terrace Park at 33401 Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Time: 12pm-7pm
  • All ages welcome, children 5 and under are free, must be 21 to consumer alcohol
  • ATM's available on site 
  • General Admission & Unlimited Drink Sampling tickets include all areas of the event except VIP Grand Tasting,  VIP Grand Tasting tickets include all areas of the event
  • No dogs, chairs, outside food or beverage allowed into venue
  • Backpacks and
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Easter activities in Dana Point, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel 2016Yep, that time of the year. And if you are looking for Easter Activities around South Orange County, there's is plenty in stock for us, and most of them are Free. This year, Easter falls on Sunday March 27th 2016   Dana Point: Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016  9:00am-10:00am Cost: FREE! Location: Pines Park & Sea Canyon Park  (you get to choose, both locations events are at the same time)
34941 Camino Capistrano, Capo Beach and 33093 Santiago Drive, Dana Point
Capistrano Beach & Dana Point , California 92629

Activities include:  Children's Games, Petting Zoo, Easter Bunny Visits, Egg Hunt.  For ages up to 10 years.  Event begins at 9:00am and Egg Hunt promptly begins at 10:00am.  Make sure to bring an empty basket to pick up the

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Early bird Pricing is going on right now... are you ready for some fun before celebrating Thanksgiving?

This is one of the most famous and fun events in the city of Dana Point. Thinking of moving here? Here's a chance to experience first hand the wonderful community, and get some exercise with this great event ( is the sixth largest turkey trot in the country!) perfect for everyone in the family.

Produced by the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Run Racing, the Dana Point Turkey Trot was named a Top 3 Thanksgiving Destination by Fodor's Travel and one of America’s best Thanksgiving Day runs by Fitness Magazine. The Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 16,000 participants, including

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Live in Dana Point or thinking about moving there? The city has many, many events year round and Halloween - Fall time is no exception. 

We previously posted about the Dana Point OktoberFest - and now we have two of our favorite Halloween activities coming this October 23rd and 24th 2015.

  • Spooktacular & Moonlight Movie
Date: 10/23/2015 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM Cost: FREE Location: Dana Point Del Obispo Park and Community Center.   At 4:30 pm the City of Dana Point will be hosting spooky fun at the park.Halloween Carnival Games, Halloween Cookie Decorating & Crafts, Costume Parade at 5:30, Puppert Show and Scary Stories.

The night ends with the Moonlight Movie beginning at 7:00pm. This year's movie is ParaNorman (PG) . Free refreshments…
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