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Irvine Events Calendar

If you're headed to Irvine for business or pleasure, be sure to check out the calendar of events below before your trip. Whether you're looking for family fun, live music, stand-up comedy, theater, dance or other events, you'll find it here or minutes away.

Being in the center of Orange County, Irvine is not only home to artists and entertainers, it's a stop on the circuit from San Diego to Los Angeles. And of course, mild winters, springs, summers and falls mean great festivals and outdoor events all year long!

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07/30/2016

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"The Elegance of Mercedes-Benz" vehicle exhibit

Address: 19300 Ike Jones Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92707 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: July 01 – August 01, 2016

Angels Baseball Exhibit, Calling All Angels, Features Historic Memorabilla

Venue: John Wayne Airport - Vi Smith Concourse Gallery, located on Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 2-5 in Terminal A, Gates 18-21 in Terminal C & free-standing display cases across from Gate 14
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: February 23 – July 31, 2016

To commemorate the 56th season of Angels Baseball, John Wayne Airport is featuring the Calling All Angels exhibit in the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery, located on the Departure (upper) Level, across from Gates 2 through 5 in Terminal A, Gates 18 through 21 in Terminal C and in the free-standing display cases across from Gate 14. "Both Angels Baseball and John Wayne Airport have a long history in Orange County and it's only fitting that the Airport be a venue where travelers... More »

Blue Whale Migration Summer 2016. $16 Cruise Special!

Address: 309 Palm St STE A, Newport Beach, CA 92661 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: June 01 – September 30, 2016

The annual "Giant Blue Whale Migration" brings hundreds of blue whales each spring & summer to the waters off Newport Beach. Over 350 blue whales were viewed last summer 2015. Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off southern California, but over the last seven years this has changed dramatically with hundreds of giant blue whales spotted each summer. These giants of the sea reach lengths of up to 90 feet and are the largest of all animals. Along with viewing th... More »

Burgers and Brews

Address: 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday Visit Website Dates: July 02 – August 27, 2016

Some things just belong together - like hearty burgers and ice cold brews served at EATS Kitchen & Bar. And on Saturdays, guests can get both for just $9. Diners can pick any burger on the menu during lunch or dinner or try Chef Jason's weekly off-the-wall creation. Then they add a local beer featured on tap, while they kick back on the patio. Voila! Their Saturday is made. More »

John Wayne Airport Exhibit Captures Diversity of Beauty on California Plan

Venue: John Wayne Airport photographs can be viewed on the Departure (upper) Level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B & C, & on the Arrival (lower) Level adjacent to Baggage Carousels 1 & 4
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: July 14 – August 16, 2016

Landscape photographs by Irvine resident Richard Pradenas will be on display as part of John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Community Focus Space Program (CFS).  "Mr. Pradenas perfectly captures the native beauty of California's grasslands," says Board Chairman Lisa Bartlett. "We are fortunate to have a world-class airport that highlights our community's many talented artists through our Arts Program." While pursuing his favorite outdoor activities Richard Pradenas ... More »

Leave the Night On

Address: 17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: May 01, 2015 – December 17, 2016

Happy hour carries on and on into the night with 50% off select drinks every weekend.  More »

Orange County Fair

Address: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa,
Venue: OC Fair & Event Center
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: July 15 – August 14, 2016

Indulge in a little bit of deep-fried everything at the Orange County Fair. Get your fair face on with the whole family and enjoy action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), tribute bands, carnival with rides, La Grande Wheel, livestock competitions, agricultural displays, petting zoo, wine tasting and of course-fried food galore. Concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre include artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire and Train. More »

Saturdays Uncorked

Address: 17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday Dates: July 30 – December 17, 2016

Good wine, good food and good company-this is what Saturday nights are made for. EATS Kitchen & Bar embraces Saturday night fun by offering half off bottles of wine. And for those who want to dip into their own wine cellars, EATS Kitchen & Bar will waive the corkage fee. Diners can enjoy their meal on the restaurant's outdoor patio to set the scene for a romantic date night, a lively birthday celebration or an evening catching up with friends. More »

Smile: Expressions of Orange County

Address: Sand Canyon & Marine Drive, Irvine, CA 92650 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: May 01 – August 14, 2016

The Orange County Great Park Gallery, in collaboration with the Photographic Society of Orange County, presents "Smile: Expressions of Orange County," a photographic journey through the diverse cities and communities of Orange County, California.      More »

On-Going Events

“Follow the Sun” Crystal Cove Alliance Art Show and Sale

Address: 5 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657
Venue: Education Commons of Crystal Cove State Park in the Historic District
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: July 29 – 31, 2016

Love California Plein Air paintings? Join Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA) for its annual summer art show and sale featuring work by more than 25 Plein Air Artists who have captured the beauty of Crystal Cove. Guests can delight in an Art Preview and Sale while enjoying drinks, appetizers and live music. Costs of tickets may be applied toward the purchase of any painting. A free public show will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 and 31. Fifty percent of all proceeds from the s... More »

All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley

Address: 606 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: July 06 – August 07, 2016

One girl’s dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll in this all Elvis musical, loosely based on William Shakespeare’s play Twelfth Night. Featured songs include hits like All Shook Up, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender, Don't Be Cruel, and Can’t Help Falling in Love. It’s the perfect summertime musical. Produced by the same team that brough... More »

Drink of the Day

Address: 18000 Von Karman, Irvine, CA 92614 Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: Starting January 01, 2015

A new drink offered daily at the discounted price of $7.00. More »

Drop- In Family Art Inventions

Address: 1802 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92706
Venue: Bowers Kidseum
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: Starting January 03, 2015

Culturally and artistically enriching, Kidseum’s Art Lab provides a hands-on experience for children ages 4 and up by creating innovative and unique art projects. Discover arts and crafts from around the world, with new techniques and materials each weekend. Parents and/or grandparents welcome! More »

HIPCOOKS COOKING CLASSES

Address: 125 N Broadway, Ste C, Santa Ana, CA 92701
Venue: Hipcooks Orange County
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: Starting June 03, 2016

Hands on cooking classes, where every class ends up with a dinner party. More »

Irvine Certified Farmers Market

Address: 5001 Newport Coast Drive, Irvine, CA
Venue: Mariners Church, Irvine Campus
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday Visit Website Dates: Starting January 03, 2015

Rain or Shine. More »

Mummies of the World: The Exhibition

Address: 2002 North Main St., Santa Ana, CA, CA 92706
Venue: Bowers Museum
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: March 19 – September 05, 2016

The exhibition features more than 150 artifacts, real human and animal mummies from across the globe. With over 1.4 million visitors experiencing Mummies of the World to date, the display at Bowers Museum will be the first time the exhibit has been to Orange County. As the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, the exhibit provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world including Europe, South America and Ancient Egypt, off... More »

National Choreographers Initiative

Address: 4242 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612 Recurrence: Visit Website Dates: July 30, 2016

Molly Lynch, Artistic Director Be there for the birth of four new ballets created as part of the intensive 3-week process of the National Choreographers Initiative. Artistic Director, Molly Lynch invites four choreographers, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. NCI is a southern California project with national influence. Over the past twelve years, NCI has brought 48 different choreographers to California to develop new works. Ma... More »

Orange County Korean/American Cultural Exchange (OCKACE) Annual Korean BBQ Picnic

Address: 130 Sanctuary, Irvine, CA 92620
Venue: Woodbury Community Park
Recurrence: Visit Website Dates: July 30, 2016

Our Annual Korean BBQ Picnic will include various Korean games (like "Yootnori" and "Hwatu"), and other fun activities. Let's not forget the delicious AUTHENTIC Korean BBQ and other popular HOMEMADE Korean picnic/bbq food. Plenty of vegetarian items available for those who do not eat meat. This is a great opportunity to hang out and meet new friends! PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS NOW SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH FOOD TO PREPARE. This fee covers the price of food, ticketing servi... More »

ROAD FIGHTERS THE RiDE 7D

Address: 746 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618
Venue: THE RiDE 7D
Recurrence: Recurring daily Visit Website Dates: May 27 – September 30, 2016

THE RiDE 7D is an Immersive, Interactive Motion Ride Experience. You will feel the thrill of a rollercoaster and the excitement of a state-of-the-art laser blasting game all in one! About the RIDE: It's the year 2156 and pollution, famine and war has brought civilization to an end. An evil group affected by the high level of radiation have been spared and are now fighting for their lives and to find food. Don't let them be your destruction! More »

Rockin' Rainbow Harbor Cruise with Live Music

Address: 100 Aquarium Way, Dock 6a, Long Beach, CA 90802
Venue: Hornblower Cruises
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday Visit Website Dates: June 25 – September 04, 2016

Hornblower Cruises is offering a casual and relaxing 90 minutes on the water every Saturday and Sunday this summer happy hour with live music. The new happy hour featuring Sights & Sips & Songs is designed to entertain summer visitors and locals seeking a unique and relaxing time on the water with views and live music. More »

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