For the love of uke.
The Orange County Ukulele Festival, also known as OC Uke Fest, (in its inaugural year) will take place in Santa Ana, Orange County, California. The festival was started by world-renown performing songwriter and ukulele player, Victoria Vox, who resides in Costa Mesa, CA and is no stranger to "the ukulele circuit". She has performed at ukulele festivals in Italy, France, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Germany, the Czech Republic, and across the USA. The OC Uke Fest aims to celebrate and promote the ukulele community in Orange County and provide a family-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy.
Meet the committee: Alex Alessandrini, Victoria Vox, Rik and Susan Boose, Ed Fagenson, and Jim Levy! It is our intention and goal to make this an educational, fun, and unique experience for our attendees.
Where will the OC Uke Fest be held?
Please visit our LOCATION tab for directions, venue address, nearby airport, and nearby hotels.
Is the Festival All Ages?
The festival is open to ages 10 and up, however minors (under 18) must be accompanied by a guardian/adult. We do offer a Parent/Child pass for a $10 discount.
Where Can I Find Food During the Festival?
On Saturday: We will have snacks and coffee/soda/water available for purchase, however, we will not have a food vendor on site. Please keep in mind that there are performances and showcases during the lunch break hours, so it is advised to stay “on campus” and either pack a lunch, or pre-order a Mendocino Farms Sandwich or Salad Lunchbox. Lunch orders can be placed anytime in advance prior to March 10th.
On Sunday: Meals will be available for purchase at Campus Jax.
Can I Pick Up My Partner's / Friend's Pass at Registration?
Each registrant is to pick up their own pass. Please bring a form of I.D.
Can I purchase a raffle ticket?
Each attendee will receive one (1) FREE raffle ticket for a chance to win cool prizes during the daytime drawing. You must be present to win. Additionally, we will have a silent auction (ending at 4:00 p.m.) to help with the costs of running a festival.
Can I Bring a Guest to the VIP Event?
Sorry, no, only VIP ticket-holders will be allowed entry on Friday, March 22, 2024.
Will I Get My Uke Fest Pass in the Mail?
VIP passes will be delivered at the VIP party on Friday, March 22, 2024. All regular passes will be available at the ALOHA REGISTRATION TENT starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday March 23, 2024. For those only attending the concert, your ticket will be available at Will Call prior to the concert (at 6:30 p.m.).
Do You Offer Refunds?
Sorry, all ticket purchases are final.
Do I Need to Sign Up for My Chosen Workshops?
Yes. After you purchase a pass, and after January 1, 2024, you will receive an email regarding workshop registration.
Where Can I Pick Up My Handouts and Materials?
We will provide a link for handout download to put on a tablet or to print at home in February 2024.
Do I Need a Music Stand?
No, all the of the class materials will be projected in the classrooms.
What Should I Bring to the Festival?
Items you may want to bring with you: ukulele, tuner, a chair cushion (if you like), and cash or credit card if you'd like to support our vendors. If you opt out of lunch box, please bring your own lunch, however, we can not provide refrigeration.
Can I Purchase Tickets Onsite?
Advance tickets are highly recommended. We will not be offering any walk-up tickets.
Do I Need to Know How to Play Ukulele to Enjoy the Festival?
You will get the most out of the festival if you are at least an advanced-beginner, and can play all the open chord shapes. You should know how to play: C, D, Dm, Em, F, G, G7, Am, and E7. Take a look at our TOOLBOX page with some instructional videos to get you started.
Is Re-Entry Allowed at the Festival?
Your button / pass will allow you to come and go at the festival, although it is recommended to enjoy the on-site lunch and music.
Parking and Accessibility:
There should be ample parking (including 9 handicapped spots), however carpooling is recommended.
Are Coolers Allowed?
Bags and personal coolers (smaller than 12x12) are allowed. All bags are subject to a security search.
Can We Bring Our Own Chairs?
All chairs / seating is provided by the Delhi Center.
Are Animals Allowed Inside the Festival?
Sorry, no animals.
Is Alcohol Allowed?
Alcohol will not be permitted during the Saturday workshops, however we will have a cash bar open from 6:30PM - 8:30PM before and during part of the Saturday evening concert.
On Sunday, at Campus Jax, a full bar is available.
Can I make a donation?
Thank you for your interest in helping us out! We would kindly appreciate donations (of any size). Please go HERE to donate.
Can I donate an 'ukulele?
YES! Bring your playable (but no longer needed) Ukes to the Orange County Ukulele Festival on March 23, 2024. We will be donating them to the OC Children's Therapeutic Arts Center in Santa Ana.
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