Come and join the San Clemente community at the 41st Annual Ocean Festival! This is an annual festival with its roots in the Lifeguard community, a very unique and fun way for all ages to enjoy all that San Clemente’s beaches & pier have to offer.
When: JULY 15 & 16, 2017
Where: Pier Area in San Clemente
From athletic events, to kids and group events, there's something for everyone. In addition, there's all day events including: Arts, Crafts & Games, hosted by City of San Clemente Recreation Division. Face painting and DJ entertainment. Plus, Ocean Institute, Clif Kid & HERO Nutritional booths.
Athletic Events include the famous Dory boat races, SUP Surfing Championships, 5K beach run, and one-mile ocean swim.
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
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
When: April 15 2017 - 9am to 12pm (Pancake breakfast at
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.
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,
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
What: Lunar New Year Celebration
When:: January 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Outlets at San Clemente
Cost: free - open to public
The Outlets at San Clemente is having a family-friendly event this coming Saturday January 28th to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
Highlights include performances by more than 50 performers from the Irvine Chinese School and San Diego-based Three Treasures Cultural Arts Society. There will be a Dragon Dance, interactive Lion Dances for kids, musical performances, martial arts demonstrations, arts and crafts activities, face painting, balloon animals and a Red Envelope Giveaway!
Full of gifts and wonder, the Red Envelope symbolizes good luck and fortune.
Pick up your free Lucky Red…
If you live in Talega, or San Clemente, or just love to look at homes beautifully decorated for the Holidays, this post is for you.
Talega has their annual Light Up the Night Contest and the winners for this 2016 list is out! The most wonderful time of year in these neighborhoods includes the annual roundup of holiday light displays put on by your neighbors in and around Talega.
Pile into the car to drive by homes lit up for Christmas and enjoy!
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.
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
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