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The Ocean Institute hosts the West Coast’s largest gathering of tall ships, with living-history encampments, scrimshaw carving demonstrations and lots more family-friendly marine-themed activities.
For two weekends, a parade, street fair, nature walks and talks, canoe races, surfing clinics, art exhibitions, live music, and surf ‘woody’ wagon and hot-rod show make up the merriment.
Blues legends such as Buddy Guy and Keb Mo perform alongside up-and-comers over a weekend of funky live music performances and family fun at Doheny State Beach.
A two-month celebration of original artwork in almost all its forms...
On the first Thursday of the month, downtown gets festive during these walks, which includes 40 local galleries and the Laguna Art Museum from 6pm to 9pm. Shuttles run from the museum to various clusters of galleries.
Hey, did that painting just move? Welcome to the Pageant of the Masters , in which elaborately costumed humans step into painstaking recreations of famous paintings on an outdoor stage...
Independent-minded festival that takes place in late autumn.
The week before Christmas brings thousands of spectators to Newport Harbor to watch a tradition dating back over a century...
Roll out the red carpet for screenings of over 350 mostly new independent and foreign films, along with occasional major-studio premieres such as Crash and anniversary showings of classics like Sunset Boulevard .
Flashy food-and-wine fest shows off local restaurateurs, top chefs, prestigious winemakers and brewmasters with live rock concerts staged near Fashion Island.
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