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Want to know what’s going on in Orange County in March? Check out just some of the many events taking place in our listings below, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration | Feb. 29-Mar. 1 | Irvine Regional Park, Orange

To celebrate their 24th year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend, including $2 train rides! The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2-$4 activities and concessions. Fpr more information: www.irvineparkrailroad.com

3K Walk for Horses | Mar. 1 | 8-10am | Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center

The Free Rein Foundation rescues horses and then works with them in Equine-Assisted therapy programs for kids, vets, and adults. Meet the rescued horses and take photos! Scavenger hunt map for the entire course! Food, drinks, activities, and booths will be available! Gifts and prizes! For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3k-walk-for-horses-in-huntington-beach-tickets-74224261765?aff=ebdssbeac

Hoag Classic | Mar. 4-8 | 1600 East Coast Highway, Newport Beach

Massive galleries file into Newport Beach Country Club to lend a level of excitement that has established this tournament as the finest stop on the PGA TOUR Champions. For more information: 949-660-1001 | www.hoagclassic.com

Boca de Oro Festival of Literary Arts & Culture | Mar. 7 from 10am-10pm | Downtown Santa Ana

Free writing and arts and crafts workshops, panel discussions, author talks and performances throughout Downtown Santa Ana. This year’s theme, “The Spirit of Transformation” with the nine Greek muses was illustrated in a stunning poster by Santa Ana Illustrator and Artist Barbie Godoy. For more information: www.bocadeoro.org

Littlest Angel Guild’s Pursenally Yours | Mar. 7 from 10am-3pm | Disney Grand California Hotel & Spa, Anaheim

"Fly Away to Neverland" Island where buying designer purses never gets old. Enjoy a delightful day bidding on stunning one-of-a-kind designer purses and wondrous auction items to raise funds for the kids and families of CHOC Children’s. New and vintage handbags for sale. For more information: 714-509-8690 | https://foundation.choc.org

Orange County Beach Bocce Championships | Mar. 7 at 8am | Doheny State Beach, Dana Point

Hosted by The Boys and Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley. Lunch, drinks and event t-shirt provided for all registered players. For more information: www.bgccapo.com

Art in the Park | Mar. 7 from 11am-2pm | Village Green Park

Featuring interactive art exhibits, DIY projects, live performances and more! Furthering the City’s efforts to “Reimagine” Garden Grove, the Art in the Park event is a collaboration with the Garden Grove Unified School District, showcasing their First Impressions Student Art Exhibit. For more information: www.ggcity.org

Festival of Whales | Mar. 7-8 & 14-15 - See website for schedule | Dana Point Harbor

Celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan-size event. 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. For more information: 949-472-7888 | www.festivalofwhales.com

CRY OC - Holi By The Sea | Mar. 8 from 11am-3pm | Bolsa Chica State Beach

Open to all - just be ready to get very colorful and enjoy amazing Bollywood music by Fusion Sounds! ALL proceeds support underprivileged children. For more information: 714-512-6499 | https://events.cryamerica.org

Cherry Blossom Festival | Mar. 13-15 from 10:30am-5:30pm | Central Park Bandstand, Huntington Beach

A FREE day of fun 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: 714-500-4994 | www.occbfest.com

St. Patrick’s Day @ Old World Village | Mar. 13-17 from 11am-9pm | Old World German Restaurant

Come on down and celebrate a meal with us. Irish Stew and Corned Beef & Cabbage served with carrots, onions, potatoes, and horse radish. Old World also has full line of imported German beers on tap! For more information: www.oldworld.ws

Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School | Mar. 14 from 11am-4pm | Wilkins Town Square, Newport Coast

This colorful, fun-filled event showcases and celebrates Sage Hill school’s—and the community’s—amazing cultural diversity. Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy musical and dance performances; bid on baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment for the kids. For more information: 949-219-0100 | www.sagehillschool.org

#La Habra Races | Mar. 14 from 6-9am | La Habra Marketplace Shopping Center

Annual 5K Run/Walk with 1K Kiddy Run & 50-YD. Diaper Dash. All participants in these two races will receive participation medals, the 1K Kiddy Run will also include timing and finish line management, and the top three male and female runners will receive awards at the awards presentation. For more information: 562-383-4200 | www.lahabracity.com

Parenting OC’s Summer Opportunities Jamboree | Mar. 14 from 10am-3pm | Discovery Cube Science Center, Santa Ana

This year, Jamboree will have special guests, games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information. For more information: 714-630-4510 x6 | www.parentingoc.com/jamboree

El Presidente Ball | Mar. 14 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: www.swallowsparade.com

Annual Irish Festival on the Green | Mar. 14 from 11am-5pm | Village Green: 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo

OC favorite Cillian’s Bridge will be on the stage, OC Herding, BFOC Irish Dance, inflatables for the kids, Euro Bungee, dart and axe throws, free crafts and games, face painting and so much more. Food, beer and drinks are available for purchase. There will be a judged Irish costume contest at 2pm sharp. For more information: 949-830-2151 | www.mvactivities.com

Buena Park: Walk Your Way with SLDC | Mar. 15 from 7am-12pm | Knott’s Berry Farm

Speech and Language Development Center (SLDC) is holding an annual 1 mile walk with Peanuts Characters, an interactive sensory kids zone, and a resource fair for parents. Every walker gets a commemorative medal and slice of boysenberry pie. For more information: www.sldcwalkyourway.org

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande | Mar. 18 from 6-9pm | Swallow’s Inn, SJC

This night of Old West entertainment consists of four contests are rolled into one! Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). So don your finest Old West outfit, belt buckle or facial hair! and enter one or more of the contests. There is a $5 entry fee (pay when you arrive) per category for each contestant entered. For more information: www.swallowsparade.com

Knowledge & Health Fair Expo | Mar. 18 from 10am-1pm | Costa Mesa Senior Center

Market your agency’s services and resources to more than 300 seniors in the community. Fpr more information: www.costamesaca.gov

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center Spring Family Arts Night 2020 | Mar. 19 from 5:30-7:30pm | 1201 West Malvern Avenue, Fullerton

Join us as we open our art studios for your budding artist to get to see our space and meet some of our on-staff artists. Kids of all ages can come and enjoy as they get their hands dirty trying ceramics, drawing, and painting along with a multitude of other artistic crafts. For more information: 714-738-6595 | www.themuck.org

Saint Joseph’s Day at the Mission | Mar. 19 from 9am to 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 Parade & Mercado | Mar. 21 from 11am to 1pm | Downtown San Juan Capistrano

This is the nation’s largest non-motorized parade. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band. For more information: www.swallowsparade.com

Huntington Beachcruisers Meet | Mar. 21 from 7am-3pm | Downtown Huntington Beach

A popular gathering of beach cruising vehicles manufactured through 1967, featuring nomads, woodies, VW Transporters, convertibles, steel wagons and other beach cruisin’ vehicles of the era. In addition, vintage longboard collections will be on display with event-themed vendors next to Pier Plaza. For more information: www.hbcruisers.com

Jack’s Surfboards Pro | Mar. 26-29 from 8am-5pm | Huntington Beach Pier - Southside

Watch as the top surfers of the world compete to qualify for the World Surfing League. There will be a live webcast on World Surf League as well as live contest updated on Jack’s Surfboards social media accounts. Jack’s Surfboards shop will have event merchandise at its location on Main Street. For more information: www.worldsurfleague.com

Springtime Eggstravaganza | Mar. 27 from 10am-12pm | Tierra Grande Park, San Clemente

A sensational day for your little one and their friends to come out for a morning of crafts and activities! ! Bring your baskets and camera and be prepared to SCRAMBLE for eggs, play some games, dye and decorate eggs, dance, and meet the Easter bunny! For ages 3-5. For more information: 949-361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org

Ocean Institute FEST 2020-Culinary Music Festival | Mar. 27-28 from 6-11pm | 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive

Guests will experience an all-inclusive Waterfront Food Festival featuring the best restaurants of Orange County. Executive Chefs will present the crown jewel of each of their menus. Explore unique craft cocktails. Musical Guest and Entertainment by LA’s Hottest ‘LIVE 61’ For more information: 949-496-2274 | www.ocean-institute.org

Run Seal Beach | Mar. 28 from 7:30-9:30am | Seal Beach Community Center

You won’t want to miss this scenic race, through Old Town Seal Beach, featuring historic landmarks and amazing views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. This one of a kind course takes you along the San Gabriel river, past stunning homes on the famous “Gold Coast” and our iconic wood pier. For more information:  www.runsealbeach.com

OC Yoga Festival | Mar. 28-29 from 9am-4pm | Huntington Beach Pier Plaza

Enjoy yoga, meditation, sound healing, workshops, talks, live music, vendors and more! Your ticket will give you access to yoga classes and workshops located in Pier Plaza. For more information: www.ocyogafestival.com

Glitterfest | Mar. 29 from 10am-3pm | Spring Field Conference Center, Fullerton

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

Kidstock Family Friendly Music and Arts Festival | Mar. 31-Apr. 8 | Pretend City Children’s Museum, Irvine

This nine day event will be amped up with music, dancing, art and more at Kidstock Music & Arts Festival. This family friendly festival will have your creative talents flowing and frolicking through our Traveling Exhibit and Museum. For more information: https://www.pretendcity.org/event/kidstock/

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