Orange County Events
Annual Festival of Whales (Mar 3, 4 & 10, 11)
The Festival of Whales celebrates migrating whales that use Dana Point's headland
as a landmark on their journey southward with a two-weekend festival. Includes a
street fair, children's carnival, pancake breakfast, art festival, and demonstrations.
Miss Anaheim Scholarship Pageant (Mar 11)
This annual scholarship pageant is affiliated with the Miss America Organization. The
competition, usually held in February, emphasizes community involvement and volunteerism
for its participants. Each contestant must identify a platform, an issue or problem that
she would promote during her tenure as Miss Anaheim. The winner goes on to compete for
the title of Miss California.
St. Patrick's Day Celebration (Mar 17)
The Anaheim Farmer's Market downtown hosts an authentic celebration with Irish dancers,
music and food.
Return of the Swallows Celebration (Mar 18-19)
Mission San Juan Capistrano
Participate in a festival of live entertainment, Aztec dancing food, and the traditional
ringing of the Mission Bell to celebrate the swallows' annual return to Capistrano.
Includes a Swallows Day Parade on the 19th of March, and Family Day on the 20th of March.
Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival (March 29-31
Orange County Fair & Exposition Center, Costa Mesa
For over 25 years we have been promoting Arts and Crafts Festivals featuring hundreds of
talented artisans, selling the best in handcrafted merchandise.
Bubble Fest! (Mar 31- Apr 15)
Discovery Science Museum
Join in the outrageous good, clean fun at BubbleFest's 10th Anniversary Celebration. See
spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, square bubbles
and more! Explore hands-on activities that reveal the secrets behind bubbles. Witness an
incredible bubble laser and light show featuring world-famous bubble artist and Guinness
Book record holder, Fan Yang. Plus, families can have photos taken standing INSIDE a giant
soap bubble (additional fee required). Don't miss this amazing Spring Break event! Show
times & ticket price to be announced.
Easter Bunny Photos and Crafts (Late Mar-Mid Apr)
Traditional photographs and delightful Springtime crafts will provide a cherished memory for
years to come. All center hours. Two locations: Carousel Court and Crate & Barrel/Macy's Home Store Wing
Glory of Easter (Late Mar- Mid Apr)
Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove
This annual Easter production features dramatic special effects, live animals and a cast of
over 200 in the dramatic presentation of the last seven days of Christ's life on earth.