March 7, 8

Dana Point Symphony presents Symphony Spectacular aboard the Brig Pilgrim at the Ocean Institute located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive. An ocean themed extravaganza with the Symphony, singers, dancers, chorus from South Orange County School of the Arts, and high-flying aerialist dancers from the Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles. Let the symphony transport you into a spectacle never seen before in Dana Point. This is a not-to-miss event. Tickets limited.

There will be three performances:

• March 7th evening performance only at 7 PM

• March 8th will feature a matinee at 3 PM and evening performance at 7 PM

Tickets are $25 for adults and children 15 and over.  The Matinee is free to children under 15.  Purchase tickets at  For additional information call 301-832-0388.

The mission of the Dana Point Symphony is to provide world-class classical music to Dana Point and surrounding community, and make it accessible to everyone. The Dana Point Symphony was created through the vision of its artistic and executive director Berenika SchmitzDean Anderson, conductor and music director and The City of Dana Point under the leadership of Councilmember Scott Schoeffel. In addition to presenting high caliber music, the Dana Point Symphony features one visual artist exhibition at the meet-the-artist receptions. Each concert experience is artistically crafted to the desires of the audience.


March 1, 2, 8, 9

Harbor Music Series Presented by the Dana Point Harbor Association in the Dana Wharf Courtyard and Harpoon Henry Grassy Area near Mariner’s Village 12 Noon – 3 PM.  Enjoy a variety of musical styles and sounds.  949-923-2255 or  FREE


February 28, March 1, 2

12th Annual Ocean Institute Jazz Festival

Opening night offering a Wine and Appetizer Reception and Concert Performance
Wine Reception: 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Concert: 7:30pm – 10:00pm
VIP Tickets: $250 (Includes VIP Reception) Only 48 seats available.
Premier Seating: $125
General Seating: $95

The Premiere Evening at the Ocean Institute featureing a Gala Gourmet Dinner and Jazz Performance. The elegant, intimate affair includes a cocktail reception with passed canapés, and an award-winning, four-course taste extravaganza with wine pairing. The dinner is specially created for this event and prepared by celebrated local chefs from the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa, Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa, Montage Laguna Beach, and The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. The evening also includes connoisseur silent and live auctions.

Gourmet Dinner, Auction and Performance:
Cocktail Reception, Dinner & Silent Auction: 5:30pm – 9:00pm
Performance: 9:00pm – 10:30pm
Dinner Seating: $450

A change of pace offering a relaxed lunch and Encore Performance. This unique experience includes a beer and wine tasting as well as a Bristol Farms gourmet boxed lunch and time for questions with the artists.

Lunch: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Performance: 4:00pm – 5:30pm
VIP Table of 12:  $1,000 – Front row seating!
Premier Seating: $100
General Seating: $75

All events benefit the children’s educational programs. For more information:  949-496-2274 Ext. 337 or


March 9

Whale of a Concert and BBQ In honor of the whales migrating by Dana Point Headlands “singing their song” the Festival of Whales festivities will include a FREE outdoor concert at Baby Beach with bands performing on the water on a specially designed stage.  Concert will begin at noon with Small World Band (Rock) performing from 12 – 1 pm, Keston & The Rhythm Killers (Rock) performing from 1:30 – 3 pm and Wild Child (Doors Tribute) performing form 3:30 – 5 pm. 

Bring your beach chairs, towels and blankets and enjoy an afternoon of musical entertainment. Concessions for scrumptious BBQ specialties will also be available, including a Spirits Garden for those over 21 years old with a valid driver’s license.