Orange County Events

Absinthe Absinthe
Mar. 22, 2017 - Apr. 23, 2017

Inspired by the cabarets of late 19th century Europe, Absinthe is billed as an adult cocktail of circus, comedy, burlesque and vaudeville for a 21st century audience. The show, which has been playing to sold-out audiences at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas since 2011, runs March 22-April 23 in the intimate Spiegelworld Tent at L.A. Live. “Imagine Cirque du Soleil as channeled through the ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show,’ ” wrote The New York Times. “Totally off-the-wall, sexy, funny, unabashedly raunchy,” penned the Chicago Sun-Times. Las Vegas Weekly named it the No. 1 greatest show in Las Vegas history, noting that viewers feel as if they have “stumbled onto a secret meeting of acrobats, dancers and reprobates” and calling it “almost criminally fun.” The artists perform on a central circular stage 9 feet in diameter.

Knott's Boysenberry Festival Knott's Boysenberry Festival
Apr. 1, 2017 - Apr. 23, 2017

Celebrate the historic berry that put Knott’s Berry Farm on the map—the boysenberry! Knott’s Boysenberry Festival will feature countless one-of-a-kind boysenberry-inspired dishes, drinks and more, plus live entertainment for the entire family. Delicious treats include items such as boysenberry pizza with arugula and goat cheese, corn on the cob with boysenberry butter and mayo, freshly baked boysenberry fry bread. Also eat ribs, grilled chicken, alligator and more, all smothered in Knott’s very own farm-made Berry Market Boysenberry BBQ sauce.

Night Nation Run Night Nation Run
Apr. 8, 2017 - Apr. 29, 2017

Dance along an illuminated 5k course featuring live music from various electronic music DJs. Celebrate completing the course at an after party on the main stage, featuring surprise celebrity guest performers. General registration includes a Night Nation T-shirt, a race bib, a glow necklace, free giveaways and admission to the after party.

Get Lost VIP Get Lost VIP
Apr. 20, 2017 - Apr. 24, 2017

Embark on a powerful and emotional journey of self reflection—pulling back the layers to find yourself—lead by Certified International Life Coach Brittany, CEO of Dimensioned Wellness, radio host, author, and Huffington Post writer (featured in Essence, TD Jakes Talk Shows, CBS and NBC). The five-day retreat takes place at a private estate at a beautiful private estate in Los Angeles. In addition, experience daily yoga and meditation, cuisine from a private chef, massages and sharing of stories about failure & triumph from a group of strong women.

Newport Beach Film Festival Newport Beach Film Festival
Apr. 20, 2017 - Apr. 27, 2017

Movie buffs have the opportunity to watch some 350 feature films, shorts, documentaries and animation plus sessions with directors and screenwriters. Attend the opening night gala with a live performance and a taste of Newport Beach with light bites from some the area’s top restaurants.

Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race
Apr. 28, 2017 - Apr. 30, 2017

Watch the exciting start of boats from around the world set sail from the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach to Ensenada, Mexico at this world-famous 125-mile overnight race. The best views are from Corona del Mar coastal cliffs and Balboa Pier.

Taste of Huntington Beach Taste of Huntington Beach
Apr. 30, 2017

Sample favorite food from local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with California wines and unlimited sips from local breweries. Enjoy live entertainment and dancing.

Newport Beach Spirit Tasting: 2017 SIP Awards Newport Beach Spirit Tasting: 2017 SIP Awards
May. 13, 2017

Taste and rate spirits from all over the world in this world-renowned spirit tasting competition. With last year’s record of 462 brands entering the playing field and over 30+ spirits to choose from, learn how to effectively taste fine spirits in the categories of mezcal, scotch, moonshine and many more. Enjoy appetizers, refreshments and special giveaways.