Vans U.S. Open of Surfing • July 28 – Aug. 5 • www.vansusopenofsurfing.com
In addition to the surf competition, includes skateboarding and BMX bike competitions, movie premieres, vendor exhibitions, demos and art exhibitions.
Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts • Through Aug. 10 • www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
The Orange County Fair • Through Aug. 12 • www.ocfair.com
A wide variety of exhibits, foods, entertainment, rides and hands-on activities. Something for everybody at the Fair including the summer headline concert series, working farm and petting zoos, thrill rides, contests, and games.
Garden Grove Free Summer Concert Series • Through Aug. 16 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm • www.ggcf.com
Thursdays. There will be free activities for kids in the Kids Zone! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Orange Concerts in the Park • Through Aug. 22 • www.cityoforange.org
Every Wednesday. See website for lineup. 7-8:30pm / Hart Park Bandshell
Festival of Arts • Through Sept. 1 • www.foapom.com
Featuring original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Art-related attractions and events include jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run.
Pageant of the Masters • Through Sept. 1 • www.foapom.com
Audiences are amazed and enchanted by 90 minutes of “living pictures”, incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series • Through Sept. 2 @5:00pm • www.hbconcertband.org
Sundays. Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this Huntington Beach tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups.
Sawdust Festival • Through Sept. 2 from 10:00am – 10:00pm • www.sawdustartfestival.org
Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing!
Dana Point Concerts in the Park • Through Sept. 12 Sundays from 3:00pm – 6:00pm • www.danapoint.org
Be sure to bring a blanket or beach chair. A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase, proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934.
La Habra Movies in the Park • Through Oct. 12 • www.lahabracity.com
Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club.
Hyatt Regency Summer Concert Series • Through Oct. 12 Fridays @7:00pm • www.series.hyattconcerts.com
Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
La Habra Corn Festival • Aug. 3 – 5 • www.lahabracornfestival.com
Food, rides, games, music and fun for the whole family. Enjoy corn on the cob, great sandwiches, sweet warm funnel cakes and other tasty treats. Visit the new Corn Festival Marketplace. Parade on Saturday at 9:30am.
Cruisin For the Cause • Aug. 4 • www.thejohnnyo.org
Presented by The Johnny O Foundation and Old World Village. Raffles for “Cool” prizes. The event is open to all makes and models of cars and trucks! Market consists of a Farmers Market, food and drink, collectibles plus arts and crafts from displayed by vendors from all over. Free parking and admission.
Furry Friends Pet Fair • Aug. 4 • www.cityofalisoviejo.com
Everything to keep your pets happy and healthy including pet exams, low-cost vaccinations, micro-chipping and more. Several vendors will be on hand with products and giveaways. 9am-Noon / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center & Vista Park
Civil War Days • Aug. 4 – 5 • www.heritagemuseumoc.org
Heritage Museum will offer two days of learning from both the Confederate and Union soldiers as they reenact daily routines during the civil war. See large and small Civil War weapons and artillery, experience canon fire demonstrations and visit their blacksmith shop for interactive activities.
Cordova Park Camp Out • Aug. 4 – 5 from 4:00pm – 10:00am • www.cityofmissionviejo.org
Family fun activities, including giant life-sized games, crafts, a flashlight hike, and more! S’mores and breakfast provided with registration. Please bring a sleeping bag, flashlight, water bottle, and tent (stakes are OK). No pets.
Newport Beach Lobsterfest • Aug. 5 @3:00pm – 8:00pm • www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com
Maine lobster is flown in fresh on the morning of the event. Live entertainment from our beach located stage. Percentage of the proceeds go to Leadership Tomorrow and Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire.
Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series • Aug. 5 & 12 @5:30pm • www.cityofirvine.org
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Gourmet food trucks with be on-site.
Rancho Summer Nights • Aug. 11 @4:00pm – 8:00pm • www.saddleback.com
Tyrone Wells is a singer/songwriter with over 60 million Spotify streams, 55 thousand albums and 400 thousand singles sold. Bring your low lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Food trucks will be available, no alcohol permitted.
San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival • Aug. 12 @9:00am – 7:00pm • www.scchamber.com
Food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music, contests for all ages, a Salsa Challenge, arts & crafts show, kiddie area, exhibits, face painters and much more.
Brea Fest • Aug. 17 @6:30pm – 10:00pm • www.cityofbrea.net
Live bands, outdoor dancing, a gallery exhibit and artist demonstrations, along with theatre performances. Over 35 area restaurants will provide food and beverage samples with taste tickets being sold for only $3 each.
Paws in the Park • Aug. 18 @10:00am – 2:00pm • www.ci.stanton.ca.us
Bring your four-legged friends for a fun-filled day with activities for pets and humans alike. Pet-related vendor booths, an obstacle course, races and a pet fashion show.
Pacific Wine and Food Classic • Aug. 18 – 19 @2:00pm – 5:00pm • www.pacificwineandfood.com
This all-inclusive event offers incredible food from our top local chefs, wines, beers and premium cocktails on the sand.
Plum Festival • Aug. 19 @2:00pm – 6:00pm • www.oldworld.ws
This is a fun family day to celebrate with your family and friends. Live Music, Carnival Games, Face Painting, Plum Cakes, Plum Crepes, Berliners, BBQ Kitchen and Wiener Dog Races. Free admission!
Mission Viejo Restaurant Week • Aug. 20 – 26 • www.mvrestaurantweek.org
No passes, tickets or coupons are required for this scrumptious event. Instead, diners may simply visit participating restaurants during the week to enjoy the restaurant options.
Wedgewood Aliso Viejo Summer Wedding Fair • Aug. 22 @6:00pm– 8:30pm • www.cityofalisoviejo.com
This fun event showcases the center’s vast amenities and gives couples and families the chance to tour the property, meet vendors, sample delectable appetizers and entrees, toast with drinks and play wedding games.
One Spirit Many Souls Dance & Music Festival • Aug. 25 @2:00pm – 7:00pm • www.oldworld.ws
Guest Artists, International Dancers, Food, Craft Vendors. Kamakani Komohana Organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the preservation and education of Polynesian culture, dance, and music.
Splash-In Movie & Recreation • Aug. 25 @6:30pm • www.cityofirvine.org
Grab your swimsuit, floatie and family, and come on down to the pool for a movie. Swim and float in the pool while Secret Life of Pets plays on the big screen. Lifeguards will be on duty. Fee is $2 per child and $4 per adult.
Barks & Brews Fundraiser • Aug. 25 @4:00pm – 7:00pm • www.petprojectfoundation.org
Celebrate National Dog Day with Outlets at San Clemente and Pet Project Foundation. Sniff, schmooze and sip craft beer and enjoy the following activities: Doggy Costume Contest with prizes, Craft Beer & Cocktail tastings, Photo Booths, Food Truck, Live Entertainment, Free Treats, Dog- Friendly Vendors, Face Painting & Balloon Animals.
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo • Aug. 25 – 26 • www.rmvrodeo.com
The richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this year’s Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding.
Elvis Festival • Aug. 26 @10:00am – 6:00pm • www.facebook.com/ElvisFestival
Themed “Always on Our Minds,” the event brings together Elvis fans and tribute artists who emulate the King of Rock and Roll. Activities include the King of Cadillac Car Show, a new Hound Dog Motorcycle Ride and Show presented by Lifestyle Cycles, food trucks, and more!
Senior Fitness Expo • Aug. 31 @12:00pm • www.cityofirvine.org
This free event will include health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.