Festival of Colors
What: Live music, dance, yoga, mantras, food and the throwing of colors — eco-friendly powders (made from corn starch, food-grade dyes and fragrance) that are available on-site.
When: March 3, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Martha McLean Park, 5759 Jurupa Ave., Riverside
Tickets: $6.50-$30
Information: www.festivalofcolorsusa.com

FOW_frankie_michinock_FINAL-1000Festival of Whales
What: Whale watching (via boats and from land), art displays and classes, classic cars, carnival, fishing clinics, sand-sculpting competitions, walking tours and more are on tap for the 47th annual event. During the peak season (December to March) for the 5,000-mile migrat
ion of the California gray whale from Alaska to Mexico, 40-50 whales pass by Dana Point each day.
When: March 3-4, 10-11
Where: Dana Point Harbor, 24650 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Tickets: Fre

Information: festivalofwhales.com



Air + Style

What: Inspired by two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White, the fourth annual event features four of his passions ­— sports, music, art and culture. Phoenix, Zedd and Gucci Mane are this year’s music headliners, and more than 20 acts will be performing on two stages. New this year are a street-style snowboarding contest and additional skateboarding competitions.
When: March 3-4
Where: Exposition Park, 700 Exposition Park Drive, Los Angeles
Tickets: $149 for 2-day general admission, $239 for 2-day VIP
Information: airandstyle.com

Orange County Bridal Show
What: Shop, compare and connect with 100 Orange County wedding vendors, including florists, disc jockeys, photographers, gowns and tuxedos, venues and honeymoon getaways.
When: March 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Park Hotel, 1855 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim
Tickets: $12
Information: www.brideworld.com

OC Restaurant Week
What: With 150 restaurants in Orange County participating there is something for everyone! Enjoy family night, date night, girls night out and more.
When: March 4-10
Where: List of participating restaurants will vary. See website link below.
Tickets: The prix fixe menus are priced at $10, $15 and $20 per person for lunch, and $20, $30, $40 and $50 per person for dinner. The only thing to make for dinner during Restaurant Week is reservations!
Information: www.ocrestaurantweek.com

Taste of Dana
What: The Taste of Dana is our major fundraiser supporting a safe, drug and alcohol-free Grad Nite celebration.
When: March 7; 6 to 9 p.m.
Where: Dana Hills High School
Tickets: Price of admission provides endless tastes from 20+ restaurants! Advanced tickets are $15 dollars ($20 at the door).
Information: www.tasteofdana.com

Pechanga Wine Festival & Chocolate Decadence
What: Chocolates and pastries play nicely with wines, champagnes and spirits during Chocolate Decadence on Friday, and the 10th annual wine festival takes over on Saturday with selections from top producers from California, France, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and more plus live music.
When: March 9-10
Where: Pechanga Resort & Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula
Tickets: $35 and up
Information: pechanga.com/entertain


California Irish Festival
What: Four city blocks in downtown Upland will be transformed into a showcase of Celtic-themed cuisine and food trucks, family fun, live music, vendors and a beer garden.
When: March 10-11; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday
Where: 215 N. Second Ave., downtown Upland
Tickets: Free
Information: www.californiairishfest.com

Festival of Colors
What: Live music, dance, yoga, mantras, food and the throwing of colors — eco-friendly powders (made from corn starch, food-grade dyes and fragrance) that are available on-site.
When: March 10-11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and until 4 p.m. Sunday
Where: Whittier Narrows Park, 750 S. Santa Anita Ave., South El Monte
Tickets: $6.50-$30
Information: www.festivalofcolorsusa.com

Beyond Wonderland
What: Electronic music and dance festival returns for its eighth outing.
When: March 16-17
Where: NOS Event Center, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino
Tickets: $149 general, $249 VIP
Information: beyondwonderland.com

International Children’s Festival
What: Dancing, singing, crafts (including Japanese origami), games and other activities highlight the 13th annual event presented by children representing a variety of cultures and nations.
When: March 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach
Tickets: Free with Aquarium admission ($30 adults, $18 ages 3-11)
Information: www.aquariumofpacific.org


Latin Food Fest
What: Opportunities to indulge in the flavors of the Americas during this celebration of Latin food, wine and spirits. “Mexico in 32 Flavors” opens the event on March 23, at 7 p.m.
When: March 23-24
Where: Santa Monica Pier Beach, 200 Santa Monica Pier A
Tickets: $19-$149
Information: latinfoodfest.com

Catalina Arts & Crafts Festival
What: Arts and crafts are for show and for sale during this spring event, presented by the Catalina Art Association.
When: March 30-April 1
Where: Avalon waterfront, Catalina Island
Tickets: Free
Information: catalinaartassociation.org