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August

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

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

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

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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September

Spectacular Eventz presents: Hawaii 10 Day Dream Cruise
September 22, 2017 - October 2, 2017

Book today with $100 deposit and interest-free payment plan. A limited amount of cabins are available on the beautiful 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice ship. Activities onboard the ship include: Hot Glass Show, spa, lawn club & outdoor activities, Sky Observation Lounge & Dancing, live shows, fitness center, Bible studies & more.

Rates per person begins at $1,839. Available excursions for purchase include snorkeling, river falls & tubing, dolphin encounter & more.

Organized by Spectacular Eventz, a leading organization in Southern California that organize dances, cruises and other fun events.

INFORMATION
CALL 714-622-4977 TODAY TO BOOK YOUR CRUISE. Ask about rates on suites and other categories.

Labor Day Events

Street cruise, civil war days and the annual street fair in Orange.

 

International Street Fair - Orange
Labor Day Weekend

International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. Many different ethnic foods and costume. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. They provide food, drink, entertainment and crafts to the visitors.

LOCATION:
Street Fair is located in a four-square block area radiating out from the center of the Orange Plaza, which is the intersection of Chapman and Glassell.

Parking can be found at several public parking lots in the surrounding area for a fee charged by local non-profit organizations. Please be prepared to walk several blocks to get into the event.

BEE’S KNEES: Casa 90th Birthday Bash - San Clemente
Sunday, September 3, 2017
10 am and 2 pm

Dress like a flapper, a rum-runner, a film star or a sheik! Join us in style for a celebration of the Ole Hanson home and Orange County’s brightest idea of the 1920s: San Clemente, Spanish Village by the Sea. The whole family is welcome. Eat cake, dance to live jazz music, play board games as the Hanson children did, and learn all about Ole’s vision of the California dream which inspired Casa Romantica’s transformation into an award-winning cultural arts center.

D. Yoder Family Sundays are held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages.

Free Admission

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point
September 8 - 10, 2017

The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. Additionally, you can explore the historic tallships and listen to the crew share tails of adventure and life at sea.

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute
Shuttle service from Salt Creek Beach Park at Pacific Coast Highway and Selva Road & from Dana Hills High School)

INFORMATION:
949-496-2274

Oktoberfest - Huntington Beach September 10 - October 29, 2017

Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most DIVERSE OKTOBERFEST (voted by German World Magazine) with live Oom-Pah-Pa Bands directly from Germany. Come get your prost on with one of your favorite Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more....

Guests can enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Enjoy tasty shots served by their beautiful shot hostesses. This is the party capitol of the OC Don’t miss the fun Wednesday through Saturday is our adult nights & Sunday’s are family day and Dachshund Races.

LOCATION:
Old World Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
714-696-TAP1 (8271)

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sundays
September 10, 2017
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

2017 DATES:
March 12, April 30, June 11, July 9, August 20, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Festival of Ales - Anaheim
Saturday, September 16, 2017
12pm-4pm

Fest of Ales is located in the heart of Downtown Anaheim and boasts over 40 craft breweries, food pairings, live music, and games!

Event will feature a home brew competition, unlimited craft beer tastes, unlimited gourmet food tastings, and one lucky brewery will be awarded the Mayor’s Trophy.

LOCATION:
Downown Anaheim
Center Street Promenade & Lemon Street

Annual Southern California Brain Tumor Walk - Anaheim
Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Southern California Brain Tumor Walk is an inspirational, all-ages fundraising walk and community day to support the brain tumor cause.

Form a team of family, friends and co-workers and help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors!

LOCATION:
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anaheim, CA

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade - Santa Ana
September 16-17, 2017

This annual tradition celebrates Santa Ana‟s vibrant Mexican culture with a parade, performers each night, delicious food, affor dable shopping, interactive activities, and exciting carnival rides for children of all ages

LOCATION:
Downtown Santa Ana

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival - San Juan Capistrano
September 16-17, 2017

Be Greek for the day! Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and traditional Greek costumes.

FREE Admission and FREE Parking. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the SJC Metrolink Station.

LOCATION:
27129 Calle Arroyo
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
(949) 542-3445

Surf City Days - Huntington Beach
Saturday, September 17, 2017

A great way to end the summer! Spend this weekend at Huntington Beach Downtown and engage in your favorite activities as a participant or spectator.

Join the Annual Surf Competition, CBVA Volleyball Tournament, HSS/Surfline Demo Days, Old Skool Skate Demo, Live Music and Surfin' Sundays concert.

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Pier & Downtown locations
Huntington Beach, CA

Storytelling in Business: How to Motivate, Inform and Inspire - Santa Ana
Thursday, September 21, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Whether you are an emerging leader or an experienced executive, storytelling is an essential communications tool to inspire and motivate your listeners. Professionals that master the art of storytelling can leave a lasting impression on their audience, influence others and engage their colleagues. Learn how you can leverage the power of storytelling to attract and hold attention while delivering key messages and takeaways that will prompt action.

Two hour free workshop.

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

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

Cruisin' For A Cure Car Show
Costa Mesa

Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017

The world's largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer.

Live music, food and vendors.

LOCATION:
OC Fair and Expo Center
Costa Mesa

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire - San Juan Capistrano
September 23, 2017

Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. Country western wear is encouraged!

All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship.

LOCATION:
The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center
26284 Oso Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
949-240-8441

Irvine Global Village Festival - Irvine
September 23, 2017
10 am - 6 pm

Boasting artistic cultural performances on five stages, the Festival's live entertainment is a mosaic of music and dance representing more than 50 cultures from Europe, Asia, Africa, and North and South America. Immerse yourself in cultural displays, world religion and demonstrations, indulge in international cuisine, explore the world marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with hands-on art projects, games and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village.

Festival admission and parking are free.

LOCATION:
Bill Barber Park
4 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92618

INFORMATION:
949-724-6606

Orange County Craft Beer Festival - Silverado
September 23, 2017

This year there will be over 90 breweries serving over 250 craft & import beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County. This is one beer fest where you won’t feel like you are choosing from the same brands you can get in your grocery store. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

This event raises thousands of dollars for the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund

LOCATION:
Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA

INFORMATION:
949-363-1774

St NorbertFest - Orange
Sunday, September 24, 2017

The annual St. Norbertfest (formerly Oktoberfest) continues to grow and helps to build the parish, school, and the Orange community. There will be great food fun games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting ridesand awesome entertainment for everyone—it’s a perfect time for fellowship!

LOCATION:
St. Norbert Catholic Church
300 E. Taft Avenue
Orange, CA 92865

INFORMATION:
(714) 637-4360

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