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Canada's 150th Birthday at the Beach

  • Doheny State Beach - Picnic Area B 25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive Dana Point, CA, 92629 United States (map)

Celebrate Canada Day at Doheny Beach!

Over 550 guests now confirmed!

We are celebrating 150 years of Confederation since the signing of the British North America Act on July 1st, 1867, created the Dominion of Canada. Bring the whole family, and tell your friends about this fun summer event! Wear your favorite Canadian tee shirt, ball cap, or just wear some RED and WHITE! Show your Canadian pride to kick off this long weekend with our fellow Americans!

Canadians in Orange County is thrilled to play a role in bringing the Canadian expat community together, right here in Orange County, to celebrate this special Canada Day!

About This Year's Location

This year, we’ve reserved a beautiful site at Doheny State Beach. The site has a large paved shaded area, picnic tables, sinks, and BBQ grills. Also included is an alcohol waiver, so you are welcome to openly enjoy the beer or wine you bring to the event!

What and When

Canada Day at the Beach, means you will have plenty of time to do "beach things", so bring what you would like so you can lay out and tan, surf, play frisbee, bean bag toss, toss a football, play volleyball, whatever you enjoy at the beach! Here is the agenda for you to plan your day around:

Event is open
Our Canadian Mountie Arrives
Consulate General of Canada, James Villeneuve will give an address
Singing of our National Anthem, O Canada
BBQ grills open for Lunch
Our Canadian Mountie departs
Lighting the fire pit
BBQ grills open for Dinner
Gather around the fire pit for live music
Park closes

What to Bring

  • Whatever you would like to grill on a coal fired barbeque!
  • Your favorite beer or wine*
  • Paper plates, napkins and utensils
  • Condiments
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Blankets, towels, and folding chairs
  • Warmer cloths for the evening

* Our permit only allows for beer or wine. Please enjoy responsibly.

Parking Info

Parking fees are charged for motorized vehicles only. There is no charge if you walk (parking elsewhere locally) or ride a bike into the park.

All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis. Fees are payable in cash or credit card (but not American Express).

$2.oo per vehicle, per hour metered parking in main parking lot
$15.00 per vehicle (day-use fee)
$14.00 per vehicle (senior day-use fee)

Photo with a Mountie

The Consulate General of Canada is flying in a RCMP officer to join in our festivities! Have your picture taken with a Mountie, eh!

Canadian Refreshments

MillerCoors is donating a few cases of Molson Canadian beer, Sapporo is donating a few cases of Unibroue beer, and Castoro de Oro donated some of their Canada150 wines, and if they clear customs in time, we'll have them too. These will be shared with our guests on a first-come-first-serve basis and there will be a limit to how many each adult will be allowed, so as many people as possible can enjoy a Canadian refreshment on Canada Day.

Music and Entertainment

What better way to top off Canada Day than live performances by Canadian musical artists living right here in Southern California? We are proud to partner with SOCAN who has an amazing network of publishers, composers, and songwriters from around the globe. SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music has value and music creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. Here in Southern California, we would like to help SOCAN get exposure for Canadian artists living here.

Performing for us around the fire after our evening barbecue will be:

Heather Longstaffe
Instagram/Twitter: @hlongstaffe | Website:

No stranger to the stage, Heather Longstaffe has played hundreds of high-energy shows throughout North America. Prior to moving to Nashville in 2011, she won the Radiostar National Songwriting Competition in Canada with her song “Waste of Gas”. Shortly after, she inked a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing. During her 3 years in Music City, she had the memorable honor of playing the Legendary Bluebird Café, and stood alongside Lady Antebellum for their performance on the 2011 CMA awards show. 2015 brought Longstaffe across Canada with Emerson Drive on their 'Tilt-A-Whirl' tour, an opening slot for Dallas Smith, and the release of her debut EP, “Slingshot”. Longstaffe is a highly sought after songwriter, with over thirty cuts to her name. Her songs have been heard on the Canadian top 50, Radio Disney, Rolling Stone, Sirius XM, and Keeping up with the Kardashians.

The Damn Lovelies
Instagram/Twitter: @thedamnlovelies | Website:

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The Damn Lovelies is a pop influenced, electro-blues duo consisting of Grammy and Oscar nominated songwriters, Joshua Bartholomew and Lisa Harriton. Together, they've written countless songs for other artists, film and TV, most notably "Everything Is Awesome" from The LEGO Movie. Both lauded, dynamic performers in their own right, it was a natural progression of their musical relationship to join forces as The Damn Lovelies. With songs that will simultaneously pull on your heart and get your feet moving, they're a musical tour-de-force like no other.Write here...

Doheny State Beach - Picnic Area B

25300 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

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