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July

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
June 30 - September 3, 2017

Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.

LOCATION:
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-3030

Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach
July 7 – August 31, 2017

The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants ("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. A live narrator serves as a guide through the story of each living picture accompanied by the music of a professional orchestra.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-1145

The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 14 - August 13, 2017
Wednesdays through Sundays

The annual Orange County Fair is the premier family attraction in Southern California offering a wide variety of exhibits, foods, entertainment, rides and hands-on activities. There is something for everybody at the Fair including the summer headline concert series, working farm and petting zoos, thrill rides, contests, and games.

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

INFORMATION:
714-708-FAIR

Fiesta de Solano - Rancho Santa Margarita
July 21-23, 2017
Friday 5 - 10 pm

Saturday & Sunday 1 - 10 pm

A three day community event filled with rides, games, food, live entertainment, bingo games and a silent auction. Fun for the entire family! Admission and parking are FREE!

Bingo hours nightly from 5-9:30 with Blackout round at 9 pm. All proceeds benefit the church

LOCATION:
San Francisco Solano Catholic Church
22082 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita,CA 92688-1993

Cypress Community Festival - Cypress
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Festival Grounds Open: 9am-5pm

Pancake breakfast: 7-11am

One of the largest one-day festival in Orange County that attracts over 20,000 people annually. This event includes an early morning 5K / 10K run, a pancake breakfast, car show, chili cook-off, family games, food booths, the Chamber of Commerce business expo, children's rides, arts and crafts booths and four stages with continuous entertainment. The admission is FREE!

LOCATION:
Cypress Community Center
Oak Knoll Park
5700 Orange Avenue

INFORMATION:
(714) 827-2430

Spectacular Eventz presents: Disco Dance Party
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Disco, Retro, Oldies & variety of music thru Top 40's Groovy Retro.

TWO BALLROOMS ** Option to upgrade to VIP Ticket to dance in both rooms:
1) QD "DISCO ROOM" - Disco, 70s & variety of music & Hustle Dance Lesson.
2) QD GRAND BALLROOM - Ballroom Music plus Karaoke.

Details & Pricing -
QD "DISCO ROOM" - Disco, 70s, & variety of music & Hustle Dance Lesson Dance Only (8pm-midnight): $12 prepaid or $17 at door Dance & Hustle Lesson (7:15-midnight): $17 prepaid or $25 at door

UPGRADE TO VIP FOR ADMISSION TO BOTH BALLROOMS ABOVE
VIP (Dance both ballrooms) 8pm-midnight: $19 prepaid or $25 at door VIP (Dance both ballrooms plus Hustle dance lesson in Disco Room): 7:15pm-midnight: $24 prepaid or $30 at door FREE PARKING ******

Costumes optional. (Discount at www.AliciasCostumes.com when you mention this party). Organized by Spectacular Eventz, a leading organization in Southern California that organize dances, cruises and other fun events.

LOCATION:
QD
7732 Garden Grove Blvd
Westminster 92683

INFORMATION
CALL 714-622-4977 or buy online at www.SpectacularEventZ.com

Uncovering Leadership Blind Spots - Santa Ana
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM

Leadership matters. Leaders at the senior level strive to create a culture of engagement, while leaders on the front line need to motivate employees daily to drive results. Regardless of level, most leaders "think" they’re demonstrating the qualities of an effective leader, but the findings from a new study indicate otherwise.

Through a recent global employee study, Dale Carnegie identified specific areas where leaders are falling short – we call these "leadership blind spots". Join us for a business brief as we identify the leadership attributes that are critical to organizational performance and find out what your leaders may be missing. Two hour free workshop.

LOCATION:
1805 East Dyer Road, Suite 109
Santa Ana, California 92705

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

Whale Watching - Dana Point & Newport Beach

Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through early April.

Since the Gray Whales migrate just a few miles off the coast, simple cruises from Dana Point and Newport Beach enable you to see these spectacular creatures in their natural habitat.

LOCATIONS:
You can book cruises at the following locations:

DANA POINT:
NEWPORT BEACH:
Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
34451 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
Davey's Locker Whale Watching
400 Main Street
Newport Beach, Ca 92661
Dana Wharf
Sportfishing

34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Newport Landing Whale Watching
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661

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August

La Habra Corn Festival - La Habra
August 4-6, 2017

Food, Rides, Games, Music and fun for the whole family. Daytime or night time, anytime is the right time for fun at the La Habra Corn Festival. Meet Miss La Habra and her court when you purchase raffle tickets for a new Car or other great prizes. Enjoy hot buttery Corn on the Cob, great sandwiches, sweet warm Funnel Cakes and other tasty treats. Be sure to visit the new Corn Festival Marketplace

Spectator admission and live entertainment is free throughout the weekend

LOCATION:
El Centro Lions Park
201 North Cypress
La Habra, Ca

INFORMATION:
562-691-3482

Civil War Days at Heritage Museum OC - Santa Ana
August 5 & 6, 2017
10:00 am-3:30 pm

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.

Admission $5, weekend pass $8, under 12 Free. Free parking.

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Open House & Meet The Founder at The Marconi Automotive Museum - Tustin
August 6, 2016
8AM-2PM

Join The Marconi Crew for the ultimate Sunday Funday at Orange County's favorite auto museum. Founder Dick Marconi will be at the museum telling his personal stories about the cars and signing Ferrari posters for guests, which can be bought onsite. Car clubs from all over Southern California park out front of the museum and guests enjoy music, giveaways, raffles and food trucks.

It's a great event for the entire family and admission is FREE.

LOCATION:
The Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, California 92780

Spectacular Eventz presents: Legends of Motown Komedy SLAMM & After Party Dance
Saturday, August 12, 2017
7:30PM (doors open at 6:00pm)
After-party dance follows the show

Hosted by MONTY B. SHARPTON, (TBN's Comedy Specials) and MR. NEAT & HIS SON DJ SWEAT. Featuring Mother of Clean Comedy CORLOTTA SULCER ADAMS, WHITNEY HOUSTON Tribute by Yvette Cooke (Recording Artist, Former Lead Singer in Rose Royce....Car Wash) and more!

SHOW TICKETS (includes After-party Dance)
$25 prepaid or $35 at door
GROUP RATE FOR GROUPS OF 5 OR MORE: $5 OFF EACH TICKET
RESERVED TABLE FOR GROUPS OF 10+

NOTE: We sell out every show. This facility can only accommodate 600 - get your tickets now!

LOCATION:
HAWTHORNE MEMORIAL CENTER
3901 W. El Segundo Bvd (Enter at front west entrance entitled RECREATION & COMMUNITY SERVICES, then enter the back doors of the ballroom)

INFORMATION/TICKETS:
CALL 714.622.4977 or pay online

Antique Phonograph and Record Expo - Buena Park
Sunday, August 13, 2017
10 am to 3 pm

The Antique Phonograph Society will be holding its Annual Antique Phonograph (gramophone, aka “Grammy’s”) and Record Expo at the UFCW Union Hall in Buena Park. 65+ dealers from all over North America will be displaying a wide variety of items like phonographs, old recordings, music boxes and other antique mechanical music players. And you will see "Gramophones" too, from which the Grammy Awards statue is modeled!

Mention 'OrangeCounty.net' for free Sunday admission.

LOCATION:
UFCW Union Hall in Buena Park
8530 Stanton Ave - At the corner of Crescent Ave., one block from Knott's Berry Farm's main entrance

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival - San Clemente
August 13, 2017
9 am - 7 pm

Held on scenic Ave. Del Mar, two main blocks of downtown San Clemente are dedicated to an entire day of FUN. Food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music throughout the day, contests for all ages, a Salsa Challenge, arts & crafts show, kiddie area, exhibits, face painters and much more

LOCATION:
Ave Del Mar
San Clemente

INFORMATION:
949-492-1131

Employee Engagement Workshop - Santa Ana
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM

It’s time to change “I understand where the company is going” to “I believe in where the company is going.” Get the tools you need to change "don't make waves" into "take intelligent risks" and "do nothing wrong" into "do something right" so that you transform your organization.

At this event, you will share best practices on how to identify symptoms of disengagement, restore the confidence and commitment needed to forge ahead in these difficult times and re-engage and refocus employees on success today and growth tomorrow. Two hour free workshop.

LOCATION:
1805 East Dyer Road, Suite 109
Santa Ana, California 92705

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

Brea Fest - Brea
August 18, 2017
6:30 - 10 p.m.

Brea Fest features wonderful food from over 35 local restaurants and distributors, live music, theatre performances, gallery exhibits, live artist demonstrations, and free activities for kids. Local restaurants donate food to this annual community event that celebrates Brea's Art Programs such as the Curtis Theatre, Brea Art Gallery, and Concerts in the Park.

There is a small charge for tickets that can be used for food and/or beverages. Admission and entertainment is free.

LOCATION:
Brea Civic & Cultural Center
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA

INFORMATION:
(714) 990-7771

Harvest Crusade - Anaheim
August 18-20, 2017

Annual Harvest Crusade event, designed to be opportunities for Christians to invite family members, coworkers, friends, and acquaintances to hear the life-changing message of the gospel in an entertaining environment.

LOCATION:
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anahiem, California

INFORMATION:
(714) 638-0981

Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest - Brea
Saturday, August 19, 2017
4pm

The 8th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club's Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest is going to once again be the party at the beach you won't want to miss this summer. Entry price includes steak, lobster & seafood dinner with no-host bar, live music from 2 bands and dancing under the stars!

LAST YEAR SOLD OUT - BUY EARLY AND $AVE!!

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA

Plum Festival - Huntington Beach
August 20, 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a fun family day to celebrate before Oktoberfest kicks in.

Carnival games, Medieval Sword Fighters, the beach city floggers, Face Painting, and a great selection of plum recipes, crepes, berliners and our BBQ kitchen and more.

FREE Admission

LOCATION:
Old World German Restaurant and Beer Garden
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Downtown Art in the Park - Huntington Beach
August 26, 2017

Experience the talents of visual and performing artists, live music, food and fun in Downtown Huntington Beach! Art in the Park, replacing the monthly Art Walk, is a combined effort with HB Downtown BID and the Art Center to celebrate Art in Huntington Beach.

LOCATION:
Triangle Park and HB Art Center
538 Main St
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

Spectacular Eventz presents: Queen Mary Summer Dance Deck Party
Saturday, August 26, 2017
DINNER-DANCE & AFTER-PARTY (6pm-1am)
DANCE ONLY (8pm-1am)

Hundreds throughout Southern California attend the HUGE annual party on this romantic floating palace. You will meet people from other Meetup sites. Everybody is welcome! Dance under the stars on the DANCE DECK with breath-taking ocean views or inside our beautiful Britannia ballroom. Enjoy the Queen Mary party in a special ballroom with large private deck surrounded by water at the end of the ship. Inside or deck dining available for the dinner dance.

Live Band featuring Thee Champagne Band. They will be playing R & B, Funk, Old School, Latin & more for romantic dancing "under the stars" with spectacular ocean views....HUGE dance floor at tail end of ship.

DINNER-DANCE & AFTER-PARTY(6pm-1am):
$58 by 7/1; $68 after 7/1; $75 at door
DANCE ONLY (8pm-1am)
$30 by 7/1; $35 after 7/1; $40 at door.

Group specials available.

LOCATION:
Queen Mary
Long Beach, Ca

INFORMATION/TICKETS:
TO PREPAY FOR DISCOUNT TICKETS, call 714 622 4977 or pay online

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - San Juan Capistrano
August 26 & 27, 2017

This Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is good ol' entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation. Proclaimed as 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. You won't want to miss this year's excitement.

LOCATION:
30753 La Pata Road
San Juan Capistrano

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