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July

4th of July Activities

Fireworks displays, parades, festivals, 5K runs and more!

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Free Summer Concerts

Guide to summer concerts throughout Orange County.

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Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach
July 8 – August 31, 2015

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.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-1145

2015 Yappy Hour
Thursday, July 9, 2015
5 to 8 p.m.

Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions held on The Dana Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines. Proceeds from the 2015 Yappy Hour season will go to the Wounded Veteran's Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

Upcoming events:
Thursday, August 13
Thursday, September 10

LOCATION:
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Marionette Show at Fairmont School Campuses - Tustin & Anaheim Hills
Jul 10, 2015

Colorful, interactive, and child friendly marionette puppets perform right out in front of the audience. Your children will delight at the puppets' animated moving eyes, mouths and eyebrows. This event is appropriate for children ages 2-6.

RSVP online

LOCATION & TIMES:
North Tustin Campus
(for children ages 4-6)
12421 Newport Ave., North Tustin, CA 92705
2:00pm-2:45pm

Anaheim Hills Campus (for children ages 2-6)
5310 E. La Palma Avenue Anaheim Hills, CA 92807
9:15am-10:00am

German Heritage Day - Huntington Beach
July 12, 2015
2 - 6:30 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.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 17 - August 16, 2015
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

Ocean Festival - San Clemente
July 18-19, 2015

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!

LOCATION:
San Clemente Pier

INFORMATION:
949-440-6141

Capistrano Shakespeare Festival - San Juan Capistrano
July 24 to August 2, 2015

Performing different works of Shakespeare every July.

The 2015 'Capo Shakes' event will present 'Midsummer Night's Dream' in the Historic Town Center Park & 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged on the indoor stage. Great fun!

LOCATION:
Historic Town Center Park
El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 675

INFORMATION:
(949) 489-8082

Cypress Community Festival - Cypress
Saturday, July 25, 2015

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

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 7-9, 2015

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

Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons - Huntington Beach
August 7 – 9, 2015

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 .

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

San Clemente Street Faire and Fiesta - San Clemente
August 9, 2015
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. Three stages with continuous entertainment throughout the day, food booths, contests and events, business expo and children's activities are provided by non-profit organizations.

LOCATION:
Ave Del Mar
San Clemente

INFORMATION:
949-492-1131

2015 Yappy Hour
Thursday, August 13, 2015
5 to 8 p.m.

Follow Fido to Yappy Hour, a monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions held on The Dana Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel. Pooches, hounds and pups enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and lapping up refreshing libations, thanks to bacon, chicken, cheese, beef and liver flavored water, while their companions can purchase burgers, brews and wines. Proceeds from the 2015 Yappy Hour season will go to the Wounded Veteran's Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

Upcoming events:
Thursday, September 10

LOCATION:
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest - Brea
August 15, 2015

The 6th 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.

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

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA

Brea Fest - Brea
August 21, 2015
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 nominal charge of $3 per ticket 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

The Fit Expo - Anaheim
August 22-23, 2015

Non stop competitions for fitness, physique, women’s figure, martial arts, and strength contests. Events also include bodybuilding, the Gracie family’s Jiu Jitsu tournament, powerlifting, strongman, arm wrestling, jump rope and Olympic weightlifting contests, and loopkicks demonstrations. Your ticket includes admission into the giant exhibition floor filled with cutting edge companies displaying, promoting and selling fitness, health and well-being products and services and also includes FREE admission to all competitions taking place on TheFitExpo Anaheim exhibit floor! Don't forget to check out the FREE seminars, demonstrations and celebrity autograph sessions and grab all the FREE samples. Many of our exhibitors are offering great new products at discounted prices so be prepared for the shopping action.

$25 One day or $40 weekend package. Included in your paid admission to the show is a one-year magazine subscription ($9.99 value) to either Women's Health or Men's Health!

LOCATION:
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - San Juan Capistrano
August 22-23, 2015

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

Plum Festival - Huntington Beach
August 23, 2015
2-6 pm

The Annual Plum Festival at Old World Huntington Beach is August 23rd. 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…

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

Harvest Crusade - Anaheim
August 28-30, 2015

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

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.

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