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What’s Happening in Arts & Culture in Orange County in 2024

Updated: Apr 26

World premieres, the reopening of a growing museum, and cultural events galore are on the schedule for the Orange County arts and culture calendar during winter/spring 2024.

"Viva!Volleyball" by Ide Chikae, part of "Asian Comics: Evolution of an Art Form," on view at the Bowers Museum, March 9-Sept. 8. Image courtesy of Bowers Museum

The new year is already looking promising for artists, cultural warriors and arts and culture enthusiasts in Orange County. Plenty of festivals and cultural events are planned, the Hilbert Museum of California Art will see a grand reopening in February, and world and national premieres are scheduled in theater, dance and music.

Here’s a look at what’s on tap in visual arts, dance, theater, classical and other music, food and drink, and culture in 2024, brought to you by Culture OC’s talented team of arts and culture writers. While this is not meant to be a comprehensive list, it should give you an idea of what’s worth marking down in your calendar, and what’s worth spending your hard-earned money on. 

Click on the arrow next to the topic below to discover our staff picks.

Visual arts



Classical Music


Food and Drink




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