Love going to fun local events in Orange County? Then check out our list of all the exciting stuff happening this February 2016 in Orange County. Highlights include the Socal Winter Brew Fest and the Surf City Marathon. Let the fun begin!
Têt Festival 2017
Friday, January 27th – Sunday, January 29th
You can celebrate the Lunar New Year at the OC Fair Grounds this weekend before we welcome the month of February. The Têt Festival is the largest in the world and attracts over 60,000 guests including hundreds vendors all weekend long. Enter the Phở eating contest, watch the Miss Vietnam of Southern California pageant, enter the Talent Show Competition or shop and eat your way through all of the booths. Têt Festival volunteers contribute thousands of hours planning and organizing in order to help bring the festival to life.
Socal Winter Brew Fest
Saturday, February 4th
Held at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, the Socal Winter Fest will feature tastings from over 60 brews from breweries across the country. Among the award-winning will be limited seasonal winter beers from select breweries as well as specialty hard cider. Ticket gets you unlimited craft beer, live music and access to LA and OC’s favorite food trucks. Are you ready to feast on unlimited seasonal brews?
Surf City Marathon & Half Marathon
Sunday, February 5th
Celebrating over 20 years of running Surf City, California’s classic oceanfront marathon is back again. In Southern California style, the Beach Party will be in the finish area, right next to PCH where you can come on in and have a free cold one with the Sam Adams Crew! Sign up now and secure your spot. There will also be a 3-day Active Lifestyle Expo for everyone including participants to pick up gear, prepare and shop a variety of healthy vendors.
Laguna Beach Music Festival
Wednesday, February 8th – Sunday, February 12th
The Laguna Beach Music Festival is an annual multi-day celebration featuring outstanding classical and contemporary concerts in intimate spaces, community outreach programs and more special events. The series features acclaimed cellist Johannes Moser as festival artistic director, in collaboration with the Calder Quartet and other artists. It’s all held at the Laguna Playhouse, tickets for each performance are sold separately.
Taste of San Juan
Thursday, February 9th
Taste of San Juan brings many of the restaurants and caterers serving San Juan Capistrano under one roof for one delicious night to kick off the celebration of the Fiesta de los Golondrinas. Night includes live entertainment from Mark Liddell and the Wranglers, 25 local restaurants and fun. Tickets are $35.
Valentine’s Whale Watching Cruises
Friday & Saturday 10th & 11th
4-6pm Whale Watching On The Dana Pride
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne or sparkling cider while gazing at the beautiful sunset and look for marine life. $29 per person
Saturday & Sunday 11th & 12th
2 Hour Whale Watching Trips 10am, 12 Noon And 2pm On The Dana Pride
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne or sparkling cider. $45 adult | $35 senior | $29 child
Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruise
4-6pm | 21 & Over On The Dana Pride
Whale watch during a romantic sunset. Enjoy complimentary chocolate treats and bottomless champagne. $42 per person
Valentine’s Day Sparkling Wine Tasting Cruise
5:30-7PM | 21 & Over
Sparkling wine tasting harbor cruise on the luxurious catamaran OCean Adventures. Four organic sparkling wine tastes and a chocolate bar are included. $52 per person.
Golden Years Vintage Market
Saturday, February 11th
Golden Years Vintage Market is a vintage clothing and vinyl records market dedicated to not letting the past die. The spring Golden Years Market will take place in Downtown Santa Ana in February, bringing together vintage and vinyl shops from all over LA, Long Beach and Orange County. This event will feature some of the best vintage finds in men's and women's clothing and accessories, plus vintage scores for record lovers and collectors.
Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance
Tuesday, February 14th
The latest Dancing with the Stars tour is an action-packed 90-minute live show, brimming with exciting and romantic performances from the hit ABC show. The stars will be coming the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and there are plenty of packages to choose from including meet & mingle tickets where you can meet the stars up close and personal.
Fight Club OC
Thursday, February 16th
Held at the OC Fair Grounds at the Hangar Building, undefeated light heavyweight Mike Lee, (18-0, 10 KO’s), will return to fight for the first time in six years headlining the next installment of the acclaimed Fight Club OC. Lee is the first fighter from Notre Dame’s legendary amateur boxing program to win a title in the professional ranks. Along with winning the school’s boxing championship three years in a row, Lee is also a Chicago Golden Gloves Champion.
San Juan Capistrano Kid's Pet Parade
Saturday, February 18th
Sign-up at 10AM and walk at noon in the San Juan Capistrano Kid’s Pet Parade. Kids between the ages of 5 and 12 can show off their favorite animals and compete in a variety of contests for: Best team costume, Best household pet, Best exotic pet, best farm animal and best bird. Entry fee is $5 and the day also includes food, games and more fun. A special "Judges Choice" prize will be awarded and this winner will be given the opportunity to be in the Swallows Day Parade!
Paws FUR Pink Orange County
Sunday, February 26th
This dog-friendly event partially benefits Susan G. Komen Orange County and National Canine Cancer Foundation and celebrates the unconditional love we share with our four-legged family members. Run, walk, or wag your way to better health while raising funds for breast cancer! The schedule of events includes a vendor expo, 5K fun run, 1-Mile Dawdling Doodle Walk, pink costume contest, and awards.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder at Segerstrom
Tuesday, February 28th – Monday, March 5th
Getting away with murder can be so much fun, and there’s no better proof than the knock-‘em-dead hit show that’s earned rave reviews and won the 2014 Tony Award® for BEST MUSICAL. This hilariously quirky musical is about Monty Navarro, a distant heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way.
If we missed your favorite upcoming event in Orange County this February 2017, leave a comment and tell us all about it!