March OC Events Calendar


Pacific Coast Wine Festival     Mar. 1
Evening of wine tastings from across the globe, silent auction, fine dinner with exquisite wine pairings, live auction, and concludes with a chocolate and port tasting. Benefits Pacific Symphony’s award-winning education, artistic, and community programs such as “Heartstrings” and “Class Act.” 5pm. The Island Hotel: 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach. 714-876-2364 /

Calvary Chapel Surfing Association Surfing Competition     Mar. 1
Hosted by Calvary Chapel Surfing Association (CCSA), this event is open to all surfers and is the 2014 High School Winter Team Series. 6:30am-4:30pm. 9th Street and Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach. 714-893-4141 /

Festival of Whales     Mar. 1-2, 8-9
We’re celebrating our 43rd anniversary this year and hope you’ll be able to join us for BOTH fun-packed weekends. Draws over 100,000 visitors each year to Dana Point Harbor. Along with whale watching boats there will be a parade, hundreds of craft and food booths, kids activities and concerts. 888-440-4309 /

Coyote Hills Golf Course Bridal Show     Mar. 2
Come visit Coyote Hills Golf Course and enjoy free hors d’oeuvres while meeting preferred vendors. Enter to win prizes and giveaways, and pick up cost-saving booking incentives with Coyote Hill and vendors! 1-5pm. 1440 E. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton. (714) 672 6800 X5 /

CDM Bridal Walk     Mar. 2
Local Businesses in Corona Del Mar Village come together once a year to help plan your entire wedding. They are an exclusive group of talented and creative Individuals who will strive to make your day the best day. 11am-5pm. Corona Del Mar Village: 2407 East Coast Highway.

Celebrate Good Taste     Mar. 7-9
Enjoy world-class cuisine, prix fixe menus, major daily events, educational seminars, food and wine pairings, hotel packages and more. Costs vary depending on the event. Laguna Beach. (949) 497-9229 /

Summer Opportunities Jamboree     Mar. 9
Entertainment will include family fun attractions and demos, Kidpalooza Stage performances with youth talent, contests and the popular Jamboree Spelling Bee. Parents will also have the opportunity to enter their children in the Cutest Kid Cover Contest with the chance to appear on the cover of Parenting OC Magazine. 10am-3pm. 5 Federation Way, Irvine. (714) 630-4510 /

Toshiba Classic     Mar. 10-16
2014 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Toshiba Classic. Join us and watch defending champion David Frost take on Fred Couples, Bernhard Langer, Tom Watson, Jay Haas, Corey Pavin, Fuzzy Zoeller & more. Newport Beach Country Club: 1600 East Coast Highway. (949) 660-1001 /

“The Art of Helping” Children’s Art Auction     Mar. 12
Guests will enjoy delicious wine and appetizers as they have an opportunity to bid on art created by Orange County children and local artists as well as other silent auction items. Benefits Help Me Grow Orange County, an organization that connects children and their families to developmental services. 6-8pm. Room & Board at South Coast Plaza: 1661 West Sunflower Ave., Santa

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance     Mar. 15
Join the San Clemente Exchange Club for their 47th annual Dinner/Dance to raise funds for local organizations such as, The Boys and Girls Club, Fire and Police of the Year, Lifeguard of the Year, Laura’s House, and many other local organizations that serve the Community. 5-10pm. Community Center (100 N. Calle Seville) (949) 498-3602 /

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration & Green Festival     Mar. 16
All things green will share the spotlight during this event which combines a bit o’ the Blarney spirit and eco-friendly living. 10am-4pm. $2 or FREE w/pair of used eyeglasses. Kids 12 and under free. 10am-4pm. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (949) 723-6660 /

Orange County’s Largest Mixer     Mar. 19
Mix and mingle with business people representing hundreds of industries and companies in and around Orange County. Open to the entire business community. $20 per person (no credit cards or checks at the door) 5-9pm. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa. (714) 338-8338 /

Taste of Dana     Mar. 21
We will have incredible food from over twenty local restaurants, live music, a silent auction and a fantastic Hawaii trip raffle for a 7-night stay at the Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, on Maui, Hawaii.  All profits from Taste of Dana helping to throw a great (sober) graduation night event for our seniors. 5:30-9pm. Dana Hills High School: 33333 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point.

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado Street Faire     Mar. 22
The Parade is part of the Fiesta de la Golondrinas celebrating the legend of the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19th. Parade Starts at 11am. Mercardo opens at 8am. (949) 493-1976 /

Newport – Mesa Spirit Run     Mar. 23
Fabulous road race event promoting fitness, family, community, and education. The event consists of three adult races (15k, 10k, and 5k), eight youth races for ages 4-14 (Youth 5k and seven 1/4 to 1-mile races), and a Fitness and Youth Expo. 6am. Fashion Island: 401 Newport Center Dr.

Bridal Show Newport Dunes     Mar. 23
Brides and Grooms-to-be join us for a fun day of planning. Meet wedding professionals, door prizes, hor d’ oeuvres and complimentary glass of champagne. 11am-3pm. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina; 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. (949) 729-3800 /

This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.