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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. 


  • 10K - 7:00AM: $49 pp
  • 5K - 8:30am: $44 pp( ages 4 and over)
  • 5K - 9:30am: $44 pp
  • Combo 5K & 10K : $62 pp
  • Kids Gobble Wobble (1 Mile) - 10:15AM :$22
  • Virtual Runner :$35

Note - regular registration…

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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!…

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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'.

Mermaid Breakfast (9:00 am-10:30 am): Our…

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Returning for a second year, the 'Market at North Beach' is coming back on Wednesday May 9th, and then weekly on Wednesdays from 4 to 8pm.

  Enjoy seasonal organic fruits and veggies, flowers, baked bread, and often the fresh-catch of the day. New this year will be freshly prepared foods, including tamales to bring home or snack on at the food court. Back by popular demand will be food trucks and artisan vendors selling unique and handmade goods. Art and music will also be periodically showcased. 

What: Farmers Market with Local Goods

When: Wednesdays from 4pm to pm

Where: 1832 N. El Camino Real

Visit our page featuring currently homes listed for sale in San Clemente or give us a call for a home tour! :)


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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
  • Jimmie Vaughan
  • John Nemeth & The Love Light Orchestra
  • California Honeydrops
  • Kim Wilson’s Blues + Boogie Revue
  • Larkin Poe
  • Chris Cain & The All Stars

3 Stages:

Doheny Stage: The largest of the three stage, the Doheny Stage is where the…

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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…

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MLK Jr. Day is often regarded as a day off when kids are barely back at school, but it doesn’t have to be just that. Should you want to take this day off as a teaching in a fun way opportunity, there are plenty of ways or ideas to do that:

1. Check out a book about MLK at your local library

2. Help out: Numerous volunteer opportunities for the King Jr. Day of Service are being coordinated through Orange County United Way and OneOC.

3. Hike and reflect: Climb Little Sycamore trail in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park on a self-guided hike featuring 14 uplifting quotations from King posted along the way. 

4.Walk in peace: Reclaim the Dream peace march and prayer vigil in Anaheim will start at 4 p.m. with sign and art making at United Universalist…

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The holidays are here and a fun - different activity - for our land of palm trees and beach is to go to an ice-skating place near us.  There's plenty of pop-up holiday rink nears us this 2017- 2018 season. Here we go:

Costa Mesa:

DEC. 21 - JAN. 7: Winter Fest OC 2017 - Snow, Tubing, Ice Rink. Don't miss this overwhelming winter paradise with ice skating, tubing, snow flurries, fireworks, Santa, crafts, carolers, a stroll-through lights display and more at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Capital "P" perfect for date nights or family outings!


Through JAN. 7: Ice Skating Under The Stars Outdoor Rink: Spectrum Center. Spectacular O.C. setting with fun "Themed Thursdays." Want to skate in your jammies? Not a problem! Check the calendar of…

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Are you looking for a place to donate or volunteer? Are you in need of a place to get a special dinner, or do you know someone in need? Here's a great list to share in your community:

Places offering Thanksgiving Meal

• 19th Annual Free Thanksgiving Day Dinner: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, sponsored by We Give Thanks Inc. the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Path of Hope Foundation, Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim's Katella Avenue/Douglass Road parking lot, 2695 E. Katella Ave. Free parking. Shuttles, provided by Child Shuttle, will take diners from La Casa Garcia Restaurant, 531 W. Chapman Ave., Anaheim, and St. Boniface Catholic Church, 120 N. Janss St., Anaheim, to Arrowhead Pond. Needed: Turkeys, money, paper goods, plastic tableware, aluminum foil, trays,…

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What? Taste of San Clemente
When: Friday, November 3, 2017 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Where: Casino San Clemente

The Taste will be held at the historic & beautiful Casino San Clemente on Friday, November 3, 2017, which will mark the 27th Annual Taste of San Clemente. For $95 per person, guests will enjoy a wine tasting from area vineyards as well as a sampling of Microbrews.  Guests will receive an engraved, limited edition "Taste of San Clemente" wine glass or beer mug. In addition, the event will include a fabulous Silent Auction with over forty wonderful baskets and gifts.

The Taste will include dancing to the fabulous band. The ticket price includes a complimentary Taste of San Clemente wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. …

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