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Mar
1
Thu
Ocean Institute Jazz Festival – Chef Showcase @ Ocean Institute
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ocean Institute Jazz Festival - Chef Showcase @ Ocean Institute | Dana Point | California | United States

Each year in March, our neighboring Ocean Institute in the Dana Point Harbor puts on a fabulous 2-day Jazz Festival. It’s the non-profit organization’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds benefitting OI’s Adopt-A-Class program, which bring underserved students to the Ocean Institute for hands-on immersion in whale watching, tall ships sailing, fun educational workshops and more.

Friday Night Is Foodie Love
Friday night, March 1st, kicks off the event with a 5:30 p.m. VIP Reception and Artist Meet-and-Greet. From 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., area chefs will be showcasing foodie bites and, from 7:00 – 9:30 p.m., it’s the jazz performance with a live auction. As has proven in the past, a cadre of significantly talented chefs show up on Friday night. Tickets are $75 and VIP Experience tickets are $250, which include the exclusive reception and premier seating.

Mar
3
Sat
Ocean Institute Jazz Festival – Gala @ Ocean Institute
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Ocean Institute Jazz Festival - Gala @ Ocean Institute | Dana Point | California | United States

Each year in March, our neighboring Ocean Institute in the Dana Point Harbor puts on a fabulous 2-day Jazz Festival. It’s the non-profit organization’s largest fundraiser of the year with proceeds benefitting OI’s Adopt-A-Class program, which bring underserved students to the Ocean Institute for hands-on immersion in whale watching, tall ships sailing, fun educational workshops and more.

Saturday Night Gala
On Saturday night, March 2nd, it’s the Institute’s gala dinner with a 5-course gourmet dinner while guests listen to live jazz and participate, again, in a live auction.

Monarch Beach Resort is this year’s Premier Catering Sponsor, so Executive Chef Collin Thorton will be creating two of the gourmet courses at Saturday night’s gala dinner. Additionally, chefs from our own Montage Laguna Beach and The Ranch at Laguna Beach also will be participating.