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Guests can enjoy a variety of local events that take place throughout the year. From festivals celebrating whales and artists to surf competitions and family fun runs, there is something for everyone to enjoy.


Hurley Pro

September 7 through 18, 2016 Lower Trestles

Don't miss the sport’s best surfers clash in wave-to-wave heats as they vie for the world title. The contest is part of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Men's Championship Tour for the World Surf League.

32nd Annual Toshiba Tall Ships Festival

September 9, 10 & 11, 2016

Every year a fleet of historically significant sailing vessels comes to join our ships at Dana Point. They come not only to display their beauty and majesty but also to share with the public a maritime history that is inextricably part of California's past, a heritage we work hard to preserve as we educate future generations about our oceans.


Dana Point Turkey Trot

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Located in the beautiful Dana Point Harbor, the Dana Point Turkey Trot is celebrating its 39 year.  Bring your family and friends to wobble before you gobble. Our flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble.  Join us on Thanksgiving Day and give yourself an excuse for an extra piece of pie.


Annual Boat Parade of Lights

Friday and Saturday, December 9 & 10 and December 16 & 17

Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for awards. You can view the parade free from anywhere in the Harbor, or make reservations at one of the restaurants to view it from a cozy and warm spot. Visitors are welcome to come down and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season.