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Orange County Entertainment

Orange County Entertainment Overview

Orange County

Orange County entertainment includes large theaters for major concerts, small community theaters for local plays, comedy clubs, dinner shows, outdoor shopping & entertainment centers and more fun things to do in Orange County. From dinner and jousting at Medieval Times to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, you're sure to find great entertainment in Orange County.

Buena Park Entertainment

Medieval Times is located off Highway 91 in Buena Park, within walking distance of Knott's Berry Farm. This is a dinner theater with arena seating. Events include medieval jousting, falconry, sword fights and more. Visitors eat with their hands and are encouraged to be loud and supportive of their knight. Visitors can enter the Torture Chamber for an extra fee where medieval torture devices are displayed along with depictions of how they were used. Not good for the appetite but very interesting nonetheless. Medieval Times is one of many fun things to do with kids in Orange County.

Medieval Times
7662 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, California 90620
(888) 935-6878

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Pirate's Dinner Adventure is found off Highway 91 near Interstate 5. This indoor dinner theater is new at the time of this writing. The original location in Orlando, Florida gets great reviews. Located one block north of Knott's Berry Farm, Pirate's Dinner Adventure features a pirate show with a full-size pirate ship and motley crew in a 250,000 gallon lagoon. Pirate's Dinner Adventure is one of many fun things to do with kids in Orange County.

Pirate's Dinner Adventure
7600 Beach Boulevard
Buena Park, California 90620
(866) 439-2469

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Anaheim Entertainment

Honda Center

Honda Center is situated off Highways 57, 55 or Interstate 5 at the Katella Avenue exit, near Angel Stadium. The arena hosts Ducks hockey, ice skating events, championship boxing, concerts and more.

Honda Center
2695 E Katella Avenue
Anaheim, Californa 92806
(714) 740-2000 or (213) 480-3232

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The Ranch Restaurant & Saloon is found off Ball Road between the 5 and 57 freeways. Situated on the bottom floor of the Extron industrial building, The Ranch in Anaheim is part restaurant, saloon, dance hall, concert venue and banquet facility. Enjoy DJ country music and dancing nightly and live country musicians on weekends. Dance lessons are offered for line dance, waltz, two-step and many more country classics. The award-winning restaurant specializes in prime steak and seafood like Chilean Sea Bass, Cowboy Ribeye, Jidori Chicken and Petite Filet.

The Ranch
1025 E. Ball Road
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 817-4200

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City National Grove is located off Highway 57 or Interstate 5 at the Katella Avenue exit, across the street from Angel Stadium. This large concert venue hosts bands performing rock, punk, soft rock, classical and more.

City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, California 92806
(714) 712-2700

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Downtown Disney is situated outside the Disneyland® & California Adventure® parks and features outdoor shopping, bowling alley, movie theaters, jazz club restaurants, House of Blues Anaheim and more. This is a great place to get a Disney® souvenir if you're not going into the theme parks. Downtown Disney is one many fun things to do in Orange County with kids.

Downtown Disney
Donwtown Disney Drive
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 781-7290

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Irvine Entertainment

Irvine Spectrum

Irvine Spectrum is found off Interstates 5 and 405 in Irvine. Look for the huge ferrous wheel. This outdoor mall features a mix of shops, movie theaters, restaurants and entertainment. Entertainment includes a comedy theater, concert & dinner bar, video arcade for adults and more.

Irvine Spectrum
71 Fortune Drive
Irvine CA, 92618
(949) 753-5180

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Beach City Entertainment

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is situated off Interstate 405 at the Bristol Street exit. This concert hall hosts performances of Broadway, jazz, symphony, opera and other classical music events.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, California 92626
(714) 556-2787

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Pacific Amphitheater is found off the 55 freeway at the OC Fairgrounds. This large concert amphitheater hosts top performers in rock, punk, reggae, rap and more.

Pacific Amphitheater
100 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 708-1500

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Balboa Fun Zone

Balboa Fun Zone is located on the Newport Peninsula off Balboa Boulevard. Situated in Newport Harbor, the Balboa Fun Zone features a ferris wheel, arcade games, boat rentals, restaurants, shops and the Balboa Ferry. Boat rentals include motor boats, Sea-Doos, Duffy boats and SUP (Stand-up Paddleboards). Balboa Fun Zone offers plenty of fun things to do in Orange County.

Balboa Fun Zone
600 E. Bay Avenue
Newport Beach, CA 92661

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Laguna Playhouse is situated at the mouth of Laguna Canyon Road (Hwy 133). The Laguna Playhouse has been in operation since the 1920's and hosts theatrical plays, musicals, concerts and dance performances.

Laguna Playhouse
606 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-2787

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Festival of Arts is found at the mouth of Laguna Canyon Road (Hwy 133). The Festival of Arts is a seasonal event of fine art shows, daily concerts and the world-renowned Pageant of the Masters. The Festival of Arts complex includes art galleries, restaurants and the Irvine Amphitheater. The Pageant of the Masters is a unique presentation where artists recreate famous works of art using actual people as a canvas. This is an amazing event that can be appreciated by anyone. Festival of Arts is one of the more unique things to do in Orange County.

Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
(949) 497-6582

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Piers are always a center for entertainment, shopping and great restaurants and always some of the most popular Orange County attractions. Two of the most popular piers in Orange County are Huntington Pier and Newport Pier.

  • Seal Beach Pier features a wide, sandy beach and a quaint Main Street that leads to its pier. The City of Seal Beach has taken great care in maintaining its small town appeal over the years. Walking down Main Street gives the feel of a California beach community from decades ago. The shops, Irish bars and fish taco stands are all worth a visit. The Bay movie theater plays classic films year round for cheap. This is a great pier community for its friendly people and original laid-back feel.
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  • Huntington Pier has a well-developed Main Street that leads up to the pier with a multitude of touristy shops and restaurants. Along the 'Strand' (beach bike path) are bike rental and concession stands. At the base of the pier is Duke's Restaurant or walk to the end of the pier for a great burger and shake at Ruby's Diner.
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  • Newport Pier is a little less developed than Huntington but still plenty of entertainment and shopping to be had. Many bars and restaurants are located at the Newport Pier. Newport also has a bike path that parallels the beach and comes close to seamlessly linking with Huntington to the north. Bike rentals are available at the pier.
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  • Balboa Pier is a little less developed than Huntington but still plenty of entertainment and shopping to be had. Many bars and restaurants are located at the Balboa Pier. Newport also has a bike path that parallels the beach and comes close to seamlessly linking with Huntington to the north. Bike rentals are available at the pier. Walk to the end of the pier for a great burger and shake at Ruby's Diner. The nearby Balboa Fun Zone has a small ferris wheel, arcade, shops and entertainment.
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The Coach House is found off Interstate 5 at the Camino Capistrano exit. This concert and dinner theater hosts bands performing rock, reggae, 80's retro and more. Many local bands are included in the line-up.

The Coach House
33157 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675
(949) 496-8930

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Inland O.C. Entertainment

House of Blues is situated within the Disneyland® Theme Park in Downtown Disney. House of Blues Anaheim specializes in mixing live music and Louisiana Cajun food. Enjoy live rock, blues, R&B, hip hop and more on most nights. Open daily for lunch and dinner.

House of Blues Anaheim
1530 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 520-2334

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The Observatory is found off Interstate 405 at the Harbor Boulevard exit. Formerly the Galaxy Theater, this concert and dinner theater hosts bands performing rock, punk, reggae, rap and more. Many local bands are included in the line-up.

The Observatory
3503 S. Harbor Boulevard
Santa Ana, California 92704
(714) 957-0600

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The Dinner Detective

The Dinner Detective is located off the 55 freeway from Dyer Road. The Dinner Detective® hosts interactive murder mystery dinner shows at the Doubletree Hotel Sacramento. Help to solve a murder case with a touch of comedy while you enjoy a fantastic four-course meal. Everyone is a suspect, even you, and the killer may be sitting at your table. The Top Sleuth of the evening is awarded a prize package at the end.

The Dinner Detective
Embassy Suites Hotel
1325 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(866) 496-0535

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The Yost Theater is found off Interstate 5 from the 4th Street exit. Situated in downtown Santa Ana, the historic Yost Theater is the oldest in Orange County and a registered Historic Landmark. This small theater hosts performing arts events, concerts, DJ parties, club nights, MMA events and more.

The Yost Theater
307 N. Spurgeon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(888) 862-9573

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The Outlets at Orange are located near the intersections of the 22, 5 and 57 freeways in Orange. This outdoor mall features a mix of shops, movie theaters, restaurants and entertainment. Entertainment includes a upscale bowling alley, skate park, video arcade for adults and more.

The Outlets at Orange
20 City Boulevard West
Orange, California 92868
(714) 769-4001

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The Slidebar is found off the 91 Freeway from Harbor Boulevard. The Slidebar Rock-n-Roll Kitchen is a small-scale concert venue, restaurant and bar that host up-and-coming bands as well as some established acts.

The Slidebar
122 E. Commonwealth Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 871-2233

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Maverick Theater is located off the 91 Freeway from Harbor Boulevard. Situated across the tracks from the Fullerton Train Station, the Maverick Theater features theatrical plays from Shakespeare to SciFi.

Maverick Theater
110 E. Walnut Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 526-7070

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