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Dancing Under the Fireworks - Anaheim
Saturday, July 2, 2016

Spectacular Events has reserved the West Wing and outdoor garden of the Anaheim White House Restaurant for this special rotational dinner-dance. Have fun meeting new single friends as men change tables for each course (non-rotational tables available for couples). Dance inside the beautiful West Wing Ballroom or outside under the stars while viewing Disneyland's Spectacular Firework Show! Seating is limited to 300 and there will be a variety of music by popular DJ Larry.

DINNER, "Stars & Stripes" mixer game & DANCE: (6pm-midnight)
$44 by June 2; $49 after June 2; $55 at door
DANCE ONLY: (8pm-midnight)
$25 prepaid or $35 at door (includes Disney firework show)

Free parking on the street or $5 valet parking. Prepaid tickets will be held at the door in alphabetical order. Although tickets are non-refundable, you may transfer your ticket to a friend if you call in the name change at least 24 hours prior. Tickets may not be transferred to another event.

Anaheim White House Restaurant
887 South Anaheim Boulevard
Anaheim, CA

For prepaid discount tickets, call 714/622-4977 or pay online.
Questions?? Contact by email

Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach
July 7 – August 31, 2016

Presented in July and August since the early 1930's, these colorful events have won worldwide recognition. The Pageant consists of ninety minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.

650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach


German Heritage Day - Huntington Beach
July 10, 2016
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy Free Food for the First 500 People, as well as Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, Dachshund Races and German American Brass Band all Day.

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

A Venue Showcase at The Marconi Automotive Museum - Tustin
July 13-17, 2016

This summer The Marconi Automotive Museum invites wedding planners from across Orange County to visit their venue at this distinctive and flexible event space located in Tustin. The museum will be decorated for fusion celebrations to give traditional and nontraditional brides a unique twist on wedding day ideas.

Dare to be different and add a touch of class and adrenaline to your next special occasion!

The Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, California 92780

(714) 258-3001

The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 15 - August 14, 2016
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.

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


Cuban Nostalgia Dinner and Dance - Los Alamitos
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Doors open at 4:00 pm

St Isidore Historical Plaza is excited to present "Cuban Nostalgia Dinner and Dance" on July 16,2016.

Dance to the orchestra "Son de la Tierra" and enjoy a sit down Cuban dinner. Prior to the entertainment enjoy a Classic Car Display, a Museum of Cuban memorabilia, videos and souvenirs, Appetizers, Drinks, Cigar and Café lounge, Dominoes and more!

For information and tickets, contact: Hortensia Breton (562) 493-2213. Tickets also available online. Tickets purchased on their website will be held at will call. Find them on Facebook!

St. Isidore Historical Plaza
10961 Reagan St.
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Hortensia Breton (562) 493-2213

Ocean Festival - San Clemente
July 16-17, 2016

Celebrating over 35 years of "The Greatest Show on Surf!". Waterman & Waterwoman Competitions, 5K Beach run, Surf & Bodysurf Contests, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Children's Events and much, much more!

San Clemente Pier


Cypress Community Festival - Cypress
Saturday, July 23, 2016
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!

Cypress Community Center
Oak Knoll Park
5700 Orange Avenue

(714) 827-2430

Public - Diversity Employment Day Career Fair - Anaheim
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
From 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

City Career Fair’s Diversity Employment Day helps connect employers with great candidates from all backgrounds. City Career Fair salutes its over 4000 satisfied corporate, government, and non-profit clients for ACTIVELY supporting their Diversity Recruitment Initiatives. We invite you to join us and those who have participated in the past as we promote Diversity in the Workplace again in 2016!

Featured Industry Pavilions: Veterans, American With Disabilities, Education & Non-Profit, Healthcare, Women’s Government, Bilingual, Retail/Small Business, High Tech/Security & Finance

Business Expo Center
1960 S. Anaheim Way
Anaheim, CA 92805

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
June 24 - August 28, 2016

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

935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach


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.

You can book cruises at the following locations:

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

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

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La Habra Corn Festival - La Habra
August 5-7, 2016

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

El Centro Lions Park
201 North Cypress
La Habra, Ca


Anaheim Plaza - Back To School Event - Anaheim
Saturday, August 6, 2016
11 am - 1 pm

Free Fun Family Event - Anaheim Plaza Food Court

Anaheim Plaza will be hosting a Back To School Event. Shop and save on all your Back To School needs. This event is for the whole family and will include giveaways, balloon art, face painting and a kid friendly DJ.

Anaheim Plaza
N. Euclid St. & Santa Ana Fwy.
Anaheim, CA 92801

Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons - Huntington Beach
August 5 – 7, 2016

Pigs, Ribs and Watermelon Professional BBQ competition and Beer festival is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event. Beach goers will had the chance to revel in enjoyment of professionally prepared BBQ treats, craft beers and ice cold watermelon in Huntington Beach at Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons. Beer tasting event on Saturday and live music all weekend.

This event also helps raise funding to continue the work of the “Homeless to Hope to Home” shelter programs of the non-profit American Family Housing.

Huntington Beach State Beach
Beach Blvd. and PCH Lot 9 & 10

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival - San Clemente
August 14, 2016

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

Ave Del Mar
San Clemente


Open House at The Marconi Automotive Museum - Tustin
Sunday, August 14 , 2016
10 am - 2 pm

Come out to the Marconi Autmotive Museum on a Sunday! Get a chance to meet our founder and see car clubs from around Orange County!

Free museum tours, raffles and prizes, food trucks & music.

The Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, California 92780

(714) 258-3001

Brea Fest - Brea
August 19, 2016
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.

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

(714) 990-7771

Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest - Brea
Saturday, August 20, 2016

The 7th 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! There will also be a Silent Auction and Opportunity Drawing plus a No-Host Bar for the adults to purchase adult beverages at the event.


Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA

Plum Festival - Huntington Beach
Sunday August 21, 2016
Doors open at 1pm - Plum Fest is 2pm - 6pm.

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…

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

Harvest Crusade - Anaheim
August 26–28, 2016

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.

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anahiem, California

(714) 638-0981

Huge Queen Mary Dine & Dance - Long Beach
Saturday, August 27, 2016

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. Hundreds throughout Southern California attend the HUGE annual party on this romantic floating palace. Men change tables multiple times after dessert (this is not speed's rotational tables). Non-rotational tables for couples.

OUTSIDE DANCE DECK - Live Band featuring Rory Seldon with InnerSession. They will be playing R & B, Funk, Old School, some Latin & more for romantic dancing "under the stars" with spectacular ocean views....HUGE dance floor at tail end of ship.

INSIDE THE BRITANNIA SALON - Popular LA DJ Sweat will play a variety of music (Tasteful Top 40s, line dances, oldies, salsa, swing& more) for dancing inside the beautiful Britannia Salon.

A seminar by Rosie Anaya in the Victoria Salon will also be available from 1-4 pm. People who attend Rosie Anaya’s seminars want to release their inner brilliance and increase their relational intelligence.

SEMINAR ONLY (1-4pm): $20 prepaid or $25 at door
DINNER-DANCE & AFTER-PARTY (6pm-1am): $58 by 7/1; $68 after 7/1; $75 at door

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802

For prepaid discount tickets, call 714/622-4977 or pay online.
Questions?? Contact by email

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - San Juan Capistrano
August 27 & 28, 2016

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.

30753 La Pata Road
San Juan Capistrano

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