If your wish is to have a lot of options when it comes to events this March then consider your wish granted! March in Orange County is full of fun thing and you’re just lucky enough to have them all (well a good deal of them) listed below! Now go out and enjoy them!!!
Los Olivos Community Park Dedication | Mar. 2 | Irvine
The event will showcase the new 12.5-acre park, featuring lighted baseball and soccer fields, a lighted basketball court, four tennis courts, and a musical-themed playground inspired by the former Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
4-6pm / 101 Alfonso, Irvine
Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival | Mar. 2 | Costa Mesa
Takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. Decorate your very own lantern, take in live music, try your hand at solving a riddle, take a Chinese folk dance lesson and more!
11am-5pm / Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
Festival of Whales | Mar. 2-3 & 9-10 | Dana Point
Celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale. In addition to whale watching, the festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand
Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, plus much more!
See website for schedule. / Dana Point Harbor
German Style Carnival FASCHING | Mar. 3 | Huntington Beach
Families with children ages 4-17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus. com.
3-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5k Race | Mar. 3 | Tustin
These races are designed to raise the maximum amount of funds for nonprofits and charities while showcasing one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Southern California.
7am-12pm / The District at Tustin Legacy
Hoag Classic | Mar. 6-10 | Newport Beach
Each year, the tournament raises over $1 million for Hoag and other local charities, totaling more than $20 million in its history – making it the most philanthropic event on the PGA TOUR Champions. Additionally, it attracts a field of professional players that rivals any major championship in golf.
8am / Newport Beach Country Club
South County Pet Expo | Mar. 9 | Lake Forest
This family and pet-friendly event will feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors providing all manner of pet products and services, food trucks and giveaways.
10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
La Habra Races | Mar. 9 | La Habra
Includes a 5K race for all ages, as well as a 1K Kiddy Run (ages 6-9 yrs.) and a 50-Yard Diaper Dash (ages 3-5 yrs.).
6-9am / La Habra Marketplace Shopping Center
Kite Party | Mar. 9-10 | Huntington Beach
Kite fliers connecting face to face with people who they may not otherwise have the opportunity to connect with. Kite Party is about socializing with people we have known for years, and meeting people new people.
Huntington Beach Pier
Surfin’ Sundays Concert Series | Mar. 9-10 | Huntington Beach
Enjoy shopping from local vendors on Saturdays and live music on Sundays throughout the Summer. Pier Plaza concerts are from 11am-5:30pm. Vendors will be in Pier Plaza all day, from 8am-5pm during the summer.
8am-5:30pm / Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
Cherry Blossom Festival | Mar. 15-17 | Huntington Beach
A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30-year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.
Huntington Central Park
El Presidente Ball | Mar. 16 | San Juan Capistrano
Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how “the West was fun” at this western style dinner dance. Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.
6-10pm / El Adobe de Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano
Newport-Mesa Spirit Run | Mar. 17 | Newport Beach
Twelve racing events plus a 5k Family Walk and Toddler Trot. In between races, participants and spectators enjoy the Youth & Fitness Expo is located adjacent to the start/finish area in Edward’s Big Newport. A fun family expo showcases the products and services of community businesses. Bungee jumping, rock climbing, a skate park, massage, running footwear and apparel, shopping, and more.
6am / Fashion Island, Newport Beach
Swallows Day Parade & Mercado | Mar. 23 | San Juan Capistrano
The nation’s largest non-motorized parade. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop. Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.
11am / Downtown San Juan Capistrano
Mad Hatter Children’s Tea Party | Mar. 23 | Rancho Santa Margarita
Guests will be treated to a delicious lunch and sweet treats, take part in a photo op with tea party characters and enjoy fun games and crafts. Tickets are $10 per person; complimentary for children under 12 months.
11am-2pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
Birthday Bash | Mar. 24 | Laguna Beach
Exciting plans are in progress for LOCA’s biggest fundraising celebration to date. The public is invited to enjoy amazing food and wines, interactive art activities and art auctions.
4-7pm / Neighborhood Congregational Church-Bridge Hall, Laguna Beach
Swing for the Sea Lions | Mar. 25 | Aliso Viejo
Benefiting Pacific Marine Mammal Center. 18 holes of golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A, beverages provided by Laguna Beach Beer Company, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more, a buffet dinner and contest opportunities. The helicopter golf ball drop, silent auction, dinner, and awards ceremony follow at 5pm.
12-7pm / Aliso Viejo Country Club
Jazz Festival 2019 | Mar. 29-30 | Dana Point
Friday Concert: Enjoy small bites from the best local restaurants. Mix and mingle while enjoying hosted bars, a silent auction and more. Saturday Jazz Gala: A four-course gala dinner presented by the Executive Chefs from Monarch Beach Resort, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Montage Laguna Beach, and The Laguna Cliffs Marriott.
Ocean Institute, Dana Point
Glitterfest | Mar. 31 | Fullerton
his event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and more!
10am-3pm / Spring Field Conference Center, Fullerton