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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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  • Location: Old Orange County Courthouse
  • Address: 211 W. Santa Ana Blvd., Santa Ana,
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  • July 14, 2014 - October 10, 2014

Old Orange County Courthouse is pleased to present "Orange County Circa 1889," a collection of historic photographic work taken 125 years ago documenting the founding era of Orange County. In 1889, Orange County was striving to create an identity during a period of great change. After 20 years of struggle, residents had overwhelmingly voted in favor of separation from Los Angeles County to form California's 53rd and newest County. In agriculture, a recent blight in the local viney... more

  • Location: O’Neill Regional Park
  • Address: 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, ,
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  • October 04, 2014

The event offers hikes, activities and nature exhibits designed to re-introduce families to the great outdoors. Acorn Day presents ranger-led hikes and interpretive programs for families as well as crafts, games, tree planting, story telling and a puppet show for children. Live animals will be on exhibit with a petting zoo. Other booths will include Inside the Outdoors, Western Monarch Guardians and SoCal Bluebird Club. Various presentations will be going on throughout the event, including ac... more

  • Location: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
  • Address: 600 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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  • September 28, 2014

A true classical music superstar, Joshua Bell enjoys a successful concert career, famous chamber music collaborations, partnerships with artists outside the classical arena and performances on movie soundtracks — including, famously, “The Red Violin.” Glazunov’s lyrical Violin Concerto is a colorful, bravura showpiece for our special guest.

With masterful dancing and a delightful charm, Festival Ballet Theatre's Alice in Wonderland takes you on a heart-racing adventure. Lewis Carroll's classic tale comes magically to life with all your favorite characters - the lovable White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, and the infamous Queen of Hearts. Take a journey down the Rabbit Hole, into Wonderland Garden and through the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, all adorned with whimsical sets, wildly realistic masks and colorful cost... more

  • Location: Salt Creek Beach Park
  • Address: 33333 S. Pacific Coast Hwy., Dana Point, 92629
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  • October 04, 2014 - October 05, 2014

The Rainbow Sandals Gerry Lopez Battle of the Paddle will bring paddlers from all over two full days of competition. Events will include kids, open and elite competitors, along with an expo and Kids Zone. Special Instructions: Parking: Concierge shuttle service is provided free of charge to all spectators, competitors and exhibitors, direct to the event site. Shuttles will transport from parking lots at Dana Hills High School, Strands Beach Park and Salt Creek before, during and after. Visit... more

  • Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Address: 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, ,
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  • September 30, 2014

Learn to identify native plants with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this moderate paced, steep and rocky, 3.5-mile hike (600-ft. elevation gain). Special Instructions: Ages 12 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5-miles south of I-5/405). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

  • Location: Various
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • August 22, 2014 - December 31, 2014

OC's 125th Birthday - Quasquicentennial In 1889, locals voted to separate from Los Angeles County and form the County of Orange. In 1989, the County of Orange commemorated its centennial. Throughout 2014, the County will celebrate its 125th anniversary, also known as the Quasquicentennial. Find OC 125 commemorative events by visiting the website.   

  • Location: Samueli Theater, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Address: 615 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • October 03, 2014 - October 04, 2014

Academic subjects are never boring when presented through megahits such as "Conjunction Junction," "I’m Just a Bill," "Interplanet Janet" or "Three is a Magic Number." Schoolhouse Rock Live! explodes onto the stage with songs you loved, updated for a whole new generation.

  • Address: 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Floe
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • September 11, 2014 - (No End Date)

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

Specifically For: Families with children of all ages who are on the autism spectrum; Pretend City will be closed to the general public. This special evening is an opportunity for children and their parents/siblings/caretakers to have some fun in an autism-friendly environment along with other families. Many community partners, who specialize in supporting children on the autism spectrum, will be on-hand to enrich your family’s play experience with welcoming smiles and practical support. R... more

  • Location: Irvine Regional Park
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92862
  • Venue: Irvine Regional Park
  • October 08, 2013 - (No End Date)

Features vendors with organic produce, artisan bread, specialty nuts, Mediterranean and Hispanic food items vendors and flowers. It is operated by the Orange County Farm Bureau. Irvine Regional Park also includes the Irvine Park Railroad train ride, pony rides, the OC Zoo, playgrounds, picnic tables and walking paths.    

  • Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Address: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just north of 73 Toll Road)., Laguna Beach, CA 92651
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  • October 02, 2014

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (900-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Special Instructions: Ages 15 and up. Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 South to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Special Instructions: All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink returns to Giant Wheel Court this holiday season. The outdoor Ice Rink will offer fun for the whole family. Skate sessions are 75 minutes. Helmets are optional and provided free of charge. Season passes, private lessons and private parties are also available.   The Holiday Ice Rink is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  • Address: 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Floe
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
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  • September 14, 2014 - (No End Date)

1/2 price on all Signature drinks and Quick Bites for everyone working in the hospitality industry.

  • Location: The Back Bay Conference Center (above Irvine Lanes)
  • Address: 3415 Michelson Dr., Irvine,
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  • September 13, 2014 - October 03, 2014

 Named the Best Comedy/Improv in Southern California by The LA Time, The Best Improv Show in Orange County by CBS Los Angeles and the Best Comedy Club by the OC Hotlist three years in a row, ImprovCity performs a 90 minute high energy, audience interactive, completely improvised comedy show based on audience suggestions. Because of this, no two shows are ever alike! Best part is that ImprovCity shows are always 100% clean and family friendly! ALL AGES WELCOMED!  Food + Drinks availabl... more

  • Location: Across from UCI
  • Address: Bridge Road & Campus Drive, Irvine, CA
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
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  • June 21, 2014 - (No End Date)

Rain or Shine.

  • Location: Irvine Regional Park
  • Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
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  • October 01, 2014 - October 31, 2014

Irvine Park Railroad's ninth annual pumpkin patch is fun for the entire family! Activities include train rides, hay rides, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, face painting, picture stands, John Deere tractor races and a lot more. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary. School and group discounts available. For additional information and costs, please visit www.irvineparkrailroad.com.

Musical Theatre Village (MTV) is a community-based theatre serving Southern Orange County. Conveniently located near the Irvine Spectrum, MTV presents five family-oriented musical plays each year, showcasing the talents of members of our community; primarily family groups - brothers, sisters, moms, dads, cousins, and school friends - all working together to create wholesome and reasonably priced family entertainment.

  • Location: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Address: 615 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
  • Venue: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • September 25, 2014 - September 28, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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  • September 25, 2014 - November 01, 2014

Dying for a Knott's Scary Farm vacation getaway? Combine admission to Knott's Scary Farm with an Irvine area hotel to complete your frightful getaway experience on select nights.

  • Location: Knott’s Berry Farm
  • Address: 8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park,
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  • September 25, 2014 - November 01, 2014

Experience eleven elaborately themed walk-through mazes and interactive haunted attractions filled with trained scare masters, four endless scare zones, two live shows, including the return of Elvira-Mistress of the Dark, headless horsemen and more than 1,000 live monsters, ghosts, ghouls, goblins, freaks, mutants, maniacs and other beasts lurking in the fog to scare even the bravest guests.

  • Address: 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612
  • Venue: Floe
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Thursday
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  • September 11, 2014 - (No End Date)

Live Music

  • Address: 16525 Von Karman Ave STE E, Irvine, CA 92606
  • Venue: Elements Massage
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • June 01, 2014 - March 01, 2015

Make Mondays "me time". Enjoy bagels and coffee company of other local moms and a short presentation on how to carve out special time for yourself.

  • Location: Santiago Oaks Regional Park
  • Address: 2145 N. Windes Drive, Orange, CA 92869
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
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  • May 05, 2013 - (No End Date)

72 Nature Center open the 1st Sunday of each month. Join a Park Ranger for a tour of the nature center and learn about local history, flora and fauna. All ages.

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