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If you live in or are planning a visit to Orange County and are looking for things to see and do there in March, then please check out our March Orange County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues at First American Title:

Daddy Daughter Prince & Princess Dance | Mar. 1 from 6:30-8:30pm | Yorba Linda Community Center

Princesses are invited to have an exciting night out with their “Prince Charming”. Activities include dinner, dancing, crafts and games. $20. For more information: 714-961-7100 | www.yorbalindaca.gov

Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade | Mar. 2 at 11am | Laguna Beach

Cancelled Due To Forecast For Rainy Weather. “Everyday Heroes” Entries in the popular event range from civic and veterans organizations to school bands, floats, vintage automobiles, and light-hearted novelty groups. The parade also honors citizens who have served the community and those who have served the nation in time of war or national emergency. For more information: www.lagunabeachparade.org

GEMfest | Mar. 2 from 9am-2pm | Sage Hill School, Newport Coast

For Middle school girls in grades 6 through 8! Become part of the Girls Empowerment Movement to make changes in your life, your school, your community and the world. Free snacks, a delicious lunch and a gift bag full of awesome swag. For more information: www.gemfestoc.com

Los Olivos Community Park Dedication | Mar. 2 from 4-6pm | 101 Alfonso, Irvine

The event will showcase the new 12.5-acre park, which features lighted baseball and soccer fields, a lighted basketball court, four tennis courts, and a musical-themed playground inspired by the former Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. For more information: www.cityofirvine.org

Parenting OC’s Summer Opportunities Jamboree | Mar. 2 from 10am-3pm | Discovery Cube Science Center, Santa Ana

Jamboree will have special guests, along with games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information. The Aquarium of the Pacific will be in attendance with the acclaimed Aquarium on Wheels, and back by popular demand is the Bubble-Dash Games. Come on down for this fun-filled, free family Event. For more information: 714-630-4510 x8 | www.parentingoc.com

Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival | Mar. 2 from 11am-5pm | Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa

Takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. Decorate your very own lantern, take in live music, try your hand at solving a riddle, take a Chinese folk dance lesson and more! For more information: 714-556-2787 | www.pacificsymphony.org

Festival of Whales | Mar. 2-3 & 9-10 - See website for schedule. | Dana Point Harbor

Celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale. In addition to whale watching, the festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/SUP Demos, plus much more! For more information: 949-472-7888 | www.festivalofwhales.com

German Style Carnival FASCHING | Mar. 3 from 3-6pm | Old World Village, Huntington Beach

Families with children ages 4-17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com. For more information: 714-895-8020 | www.oldworld.ws

Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5k Race | Mar. 3 from 7am-12pm | The District at Tustin Legacy

These races are designed to raise the maximum amount of funds for nonprofits and charities, while showcasing one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Southern California. For more information: www.tustinhangarhalf.com

Hoag Classic | Mar. 6-10 at 8am | Newport Beach Country Club

Each year, the tournament raises over $1 million for Hoag and other local charities, totaling more than $20 million in its history – making it the most philanthropic event on the PGA TOUR Champions. Additionally, it attracts a field of professional players that rivals any major championship in golf. For more information: www.hoagclassic.com

South County Pet Expo | Mar. 9 from 10am-2pm | Lake Forest Sports Park

This family and pet friendly event will feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors providing all manner of pet products and services, food trucks and giveaways. For more information: 949-858-1000 | www.adoptocpets.org/events

La Habra Races | Mar. 9 from 6-9am | La Habra Marketplace Shopping Center

Includes a 5K race for all ages, as well as a 1K Kiddy Run (ages 6-9 yrs.) and a 50-Yard Diaper Dash (ages 3-5 yrs.). For more information: 562-383-4211 | www.lahabracity.com

Kite Party | Mar. 9-10 | Huntington Beach Pier

Kite fliers connecting face to face with people who they may not otherwise have the opportunity to connect with. Kite Party is about socializing with people we have known for years, and meeting people new people. For more information: www.kiteparty.com

Surfin’ Sundays Concert Series | Mar. 9-10 from 8am-5:30pm | Huntington Beach Pier Plaza

Enjoy shopping from local vendors on Saturdays and live music on Sundays throughout the Summer. Pier Plaza concerts are from 11am-5:30pm. Vendors will be in Pier Plaza all day, from 8am-5pm during the summer. For more information: www.surfingmuseum.org

Cherry Blossom Festival | Mar. 15-17 | Huntington Central Park

A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30 year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan. For more information: www.hbcbfest.com

El Presidente Ball | Mar. 16 from 6-10pm | El Adobe de Capistrano, SJC

Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how “the West was fun” at this western style dinner dance. Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music. For more information: 949-493-1976 | www.swallowsparade.com

Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School | Mar. 16 from 11am-4pm | Wilkins Town Square, Newport Coast

Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment. For more information: 949-219-0100 | www.sagehillschool.org

Kids Night Out-Spring Break Party | Mar. 16 from 2-5pm | Stanton Central Park

Spring Break brings plenty of opportunities for students to play outdoors. A light snack will be provided. For more information: http://ci.stanton.ca.us

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run | Mar. 17 at 6am | Fashion Island, Newport Beach

Twelve racing events plus a 5k Family Walk and Toddler Trot. In between races, participants and spectators enjoy the Youth & Fitness Expo is located adjacent to the start/finish area in Edward’s Big Newport. A fun family expo showcases products and services of community businesses. Bungee jumping, rock climbing, a skate park, massage, running footwear and apparel, shopping, and more. For more information: www.nmspiritrun.org

Saint Joseph’s Day at the Mission | Mar. 19 from 9am-3pm | Mission San Juan Capistrano

Live mariachi music, community presentations, Special Guest “Swallows Speakers”, Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend. For more information: www.missionsjc.com

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande | Mar. 20 from 6-9pm | Swallow’s Inn, SJC

Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). There is a $5 entry fee per category for each contestant entered. For the more timid, spectators are always welcome at the hilarious Fiesta Grandé. For more information: www.swallowsparade.com

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado | Mar. 23 at 11am | Downtown San Juan Capistrano

The nation’s largest non-motorized parade. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop. Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band. For more information: 949-493-1976 | www.swallowsparade.com

Huntington Beachcruisers Meet | Mar. 23 from 8am-4pm | Downtown Huntington Beach

A popular gathering of beach cruising vehicles manufactured through 1972, featuring nomads, woodies, VW Transporters, convertibles, steel wagons and other beach cruisin’ vehicles of the era. Vehicles will be on display throughout the weekend along Main Street and in Pier Plaza. For more information: www.hbcruisers.com

Mad Hatter Children’s Tea Party | Mar. 23 from 11am-2pm | Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club

Guests will be treated to a delicious lunch and sweet treats, take part in a photo op with tea party characters and enjoy fun games and crafts. Tickets are $10 per person; complimentary for children under 12 months. For more information: www.samlarc.org

Birthday Bash | Mar. 24 from 4-7pm | Neighborhood Congregational Church-Bridge Hall, Laguna Beach

Exciting plans are in progress for LOCA’s biggest fundraising celebration to date. The public is invited to enjoy amazing food and wines, interactive art activities and art auctions. For more information: 949-363-4700 | www.locaarts.org

CRY OC - Holi By The Sea | Mar. 24 from 11am-3pm | Bolsa Chica State Beach

Bring color to a Child’s Life! Celebrate HOLI - The Festival of Colors! With Child Rights & You America, Inc. - Orange County, and ensure a brighter and more colorful future for children everywhere. Be ready to get very colorful and enjoy Amazing Bollywood music by Fusion Sounds! For more information: www.cryamerica.org

Swing for the Sea Lions | Mar. 25 from 12-7pm | Aliso Viejo Country Club

Benefiting Pacific Marine Mammal Center. 18 holes of golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A, beverages provided by Laguna Beach Beer Company, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more, a buffet dinner and contest opportunities. The helicopter golf ball drop, silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony follow at 5pm. For more information: https://pmmcgolf.accelraising.com

CrabFest 2019 | Mar. 29 from 4-7pm | Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park

Hosted by the Huntington Beach Lions Club. Enjoy all you can eat salad, chowder, crab and shrimp! During the event there will be a silent auction, raffle and live auction. Fundraiser will benefit a number of local charities and organizations, including Off the Streets Huntington Beach, Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach and many others. For more information: www.eventbrite.com

Jazz Festival 2019 | Mar. 29-30 | Ocean Institute, Dana Point

Friday Concert: Enjoy small bites from the best local restaurants. Mix and mingle while enjoying hosted bars, a silent auction and more. Saturday Jazz Gala: A four-course gala dinner presented by the Executive Chefs from Monarch Beach Resort, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Montage Laguna Beach, and The Laguna Cliffs Marriott. For more information: www.ocean-institute.org

Laguna Niguel Senior Games | Mar. 30-31 | Sea Country Senior and Community Center

Soccer, basketball, bocce ball, billiards, pickleball and table tennis. Opening Ceremony: March 29 at 6pm at Sea Country Senior and Community Center. For more information: 949-425-5151 | www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Glitterfest | Mar. 31 from 10am-3pm | Spring Field Conference Center, Fullerton

This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and more! For more information: 714-573-1025 | www.glitterfest.com

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