Celebrating the arts and culture of the 1980s, this year's Arts Alive Festival features chalk street painting; community collaborative projects; arts and craft vendors; interactive art workshops for all ages; and a bevy of live entertainment. Adding to this popular community event is the first annual Mission Viejo Food, Wine and Art Festival! So make plans for May 2-3 to savor some great food, wine, beer, music and art!

Where: Oso Viejo Community Park ( 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo)

When: May 2&3, 2015

Cost: Admission is Free. Each restaurant creates their own plates and pricing.  You can buy directly form each restaurant.

General Questions:

  • Will there be ATM's on site? Yes
  • Are dogs allowed? No
  • Outside Food and Drinks allowed? No

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Summer is approachin quickly and for those of you who enjoy the series of concerts that the city of Dana Point puts together every year, here's the information! And for those of you who are newbies at this : Dana Point's city does a really good job at entertaining its residents and visitors every summer with a series of concerts held at the main parks and the beach. All concerts are held Sunday's from 2:30pm-6pm.Food, beer, wine, water & soda are sold and served on site, and Atm's are usually available. The best thing to do is to bring your own chairs or blankets, and yes, dogs are allowed on leashes.

Here is a list of the dates and line-up: 

  • July 12th : Sapadilla & Surf's Up (Lantern Bay Park)
  • July 19th : Kelly Rae Country Band & Tony Suraci (Sea…

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Dana Point is known as the “Whale Capital of the West,” and for good reason.

Not only is it a popular place to see all kinds of whales – gray, blue, fin, orca – but it also plays host to a big event spanning two weekends that celebrates the massive mammals that like to vacation off our coast.

The 44th annual Festival of Whales kicked of last Saturday with the traditional Whale Parade on PCH ( Pacific Coast Highway)  and continues  March 14-15 – with a variety of events taking place in and around the harbor, for this upcoming weekend, here's a list of the events happening on both days and specific date events:

  • Water Taxi 

Daily service during the Festival will be offered between Dana Wharf and the Ocean Institute from 10 AM to 4 PM. Round trip…

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A Grand Opening will be held March 21, 2015!

Celebrate the opening of San Clemente's new Sensory Garden with a day of exploration and excitement at Courtney’s SandCastle, the award-winning universal playground, which is part of the Vista Hermosa Sport Park in San Clemente, California.

Courtney's SandCastle serves children of all abilities, and is especially designed for children with physical, mental and sensory disabilities.

San Clemente’s Courtney Smith was 4 years old in 2001 when adults in her life set out to find a way to build south Orange County’s first universal-access playground in her name.

Phase I has been open since 2012, and Phase II - the Sensory Garden is about to be open for the public!

The Sensory Garden will include:
a Sensory…

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6th Annual Diamond Dig @ Festival of Whales Monarch Beach Rotary Club Date: 3/8/2015 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Cost: $10 per shovel Location: Baby Beach at Dana Point Harbor
34551 Puerto Place
Dana Point, California 92629

Dana Point's Festival of Whales 6th Annual Diamond Dig is coming up on Sunday, March 8, 2015. 

The event will be starting promptly at noon so join us down at Baby Beach and make sure to wear your pirate costume for a head start at the dig!

This year our event is sponsored by Marinelli Fine Jewelry.  With a bit of luck, you may be the lucky person to find their donated diamond pendant valued at $2,200.  In addition to all the toys and fun, one of the best parts about the day is knowing that 100% of all net proceeds will…

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San Clemente’s 25th annual Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will bring Mexican food, Mariachis, Aztec Dancers, Ballet Folkloric, live bands, art and more to Max Berg Plaza Park on Saturday May 2nd 2015! 

Delicious carne asada tacos, burritos, and many other traditional food items will be cooked up by local San Clemente organizations.

City recreation staff and volunteers will provide a children’s arena with game booths, giant slide, crafts and much more. There is something to do for everyone.

What does 5 de mayo represent?

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May. The holiday celebrates an unexpected victory. The holiday actually celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Mexican army won the battle despite…

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