It's hard to believe that is has been 29 years since the Ocean Institute first celebrated the first Toshiba Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point. This is a beautiful event for those boat lovers and kids, as everyone gets to see and explore real working tall ships. 

There's plenty of activities planned, including:

  • Interactive living-history encampments  and demonstrations
  • Knot tying races
  • Great returning and new musical and dance acts for all ages
  • Ship tours
  • Friendly 'Pirate School': walk and sing like a pirate!
  • Art and the Sea workshop series


Visit the Ocean Institute and explore the sea creatures living inside this beautiful facility. Learn about the Ocean Institute's work on protecting the local watersheds through hands-on labs and…

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The Elephant Parade’s first ever appearance in the United States after successful appearances across the globe, including London, Milan, Amsterdam and many more, will begin at Doheny State Beach over the weekend of August 23rd – 25th where the entire “herd” will be on display. After this weekend, these colorfully painted art pieces will be scattered to various locations in Dana Point.

So what should we expect? There's going to be dozens of hand-painted, life-size baby elephant sculptures on display at Doheny State Beach. These beauiful art pieces were colorfully decorated by acclaimed artists, iconic celebrities and local talent, all to save a species now threatened with extinction. The open-air exhibition is open to the public all weekend. And be sure…

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Like Lobster? Well, the Dana Point Lobster Fest is in 2 weeks! YUM!

The 4th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club's Dana Point Lobster Fest Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 4pm at Doheny State Beach is going to once again be the party at the beach that you won’t want to miss this summer!

We hope you can join us to help out this wonderful organization dedicated to bettering the lives of children. Come for the delicious lobster and steak, enjoy some lively spirits, music and bid on some wonderful Silent Auction items.

NEW!! "Mariachi For All" opening the event!

FEATURED MUSIC ACT: Orange County's own FAMILY STYLE - Soul, Blues & Rock n Roll cover band.

  • When: Saturday, August 24, 2013
  • What time: 4pm to 9pm
  • Where: Doheny State Beach, Picnic…

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This premium location Four-Plex that is about to hit the market, located near Dana Hills High School close to Dana Strands beach, Headlands and the harbor. Be the first to know about it now!

The four units are very spacious, each one with their own single car garage, and additional parking allowed behing.This Fourplex exterior has just been professionally painted and added new electric roll-up garage doors. Three of the spacious units are town home style with fenced off patios.The 3bd unit has a fireplace in the living room. The fourth unit is a single level located over the garage.

Some other highlights of the property include:

  • Shared laundry room with coin operated washer/dryer
  • Located on a no through way cul-de-sac in a quite and clean…

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Food and Wine Lovers? This is the perfect festival for you, right on our beautiful Dana Point. Indulge with food from the restaurants while enjoying wine and music . 

Local restaurants will be participating:

  • What a Dish
  • Crepes & Corks
  • Mahe
  • Savannah
  • The Point
  • The Shwak
  • Luxe
  • Still Water
  • Inka Mamma's
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
  • Daphne's
  • El Torito


Wines from around the world will be represented at the Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival including wines from the U.S. California Coast, Chili, France, Italy, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Germany.



Everyones 80's favorite nerd band, the Spazmatics will be here to bring you the new wave hits of…

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The 60th annual San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival is coming to town this August 2013! The Fiesta starts at 9:00 a.m. concluding at 7:00 p.m. on Ave. Del Mar in beautiful San Clemente.  This exciting Street Festival features fun and activities for the whole family, including:

  • Non-Profit Food & Games Booths: food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations
  • Live Entertainment: This year's “headline” bands include: Sharp Turn Ahead, Ry Bradley, World Tour-Legends of Rock, Stranger//Danger, Department of Rock and more.  The Chamber is proud to highlight the following 2013 Street Festival Bands: Dirty Pints, Monsoons, Joint Committee, Sharp Turn Ahead, Blackberry, Johnny Oskam, Donnie V, Bondservant, New Day, sMALLTIME, Holland…

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