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May

Taste of Brea & Business Expo
Thursday, May 25, 2017
5-9 PM

The Brea Chamber's annual family-friendly festival regularly attracts over 2,500 visitors and showcases our vibrant business community and city as one of Southern California's premiere destinations for exceptional dining, quality entertainment, and diverse shopping options. Vistors will also enjoy dancing to live music featuring Cold Duck. A DJ will be present as well during the event while you indulge in tasty treats and beverages.

LOCATION:
Downtown Birch St. promenade

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
May 26-29, 2017

The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city's strawberry-growing history. Free admission!

LOCATION:
Euclid St & Main St
Garden Grove, CA

INFORMATION:
714-638-0981

Scottish Fest - Costa Mesa
May 27-28, 2017

The event features hundreds of bagpipers and drummers, Scottish and Irish food and vendors, Scottish clans, Highland dancing and traditional Scottish feats of strength like the hammer throw, putting the stone and caber toss. Part of the United Scottish Society, the festival was established in 1932 and was called a Highland Games in the tradition of Scottish heritage.

LOCATION:
OC Fair and Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival and Taste of the Bash - Anaheim
Sunday, May 28, 2017

This year's KSBR Birthday Bash is a special "night club style" event. In addition to another incomparable show, there are gourmet food choices, a full bar and luxury seating options available.

LOCATION:
City National Grove of Anaheim
2200 E. Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806

INFORMATION:
(949) 582-4051

Memorial Day Events
Monday, May 29, 2017

List of ceremonies throughout Orange County honoring those who served our country.

 

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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June

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
June 2-4, 2017

Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and car show in Fairview Park. The Fish Fry is presented to help raise money for local schools, clubs, and other organizations in the community.

Event includes, fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides.

LOCATION:
Fairview Park
Placentia Ave. Near Estancia High School
Costa Mesa, Ca

Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair - Irvine
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9 am - 2 pm

Families throughout Southern California travel to Pretend City every year for the annual fair to receive free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors.

These free developmental checkups and health screenings include hearing, speech and language, behavior, body mass index (BMI), height and weight, blood pressure and denta. Families will enjoy the various entertainments at the event such as live music performances, face painting, prize giveaways, and more!

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

A Harvest of Quilts - Aliso Viejo
June 3-4, 2017

The Flying Geese Quilters Guild presents their annual Quilt Show where over 300 traditional and non-traditional style quilts will be on display. It brings together the “best of the best” in quiltmaking, with aisles of displays, retail exhibits, live quilt auction, antique quilts display, and hours of hands-on workshops.

LOCATION:
SOKA University
1 University Dr.
Aliso Viejo

Summerfest - Silverado
June 3-4, 2017
10 am - 4 pm

Some of this year's vendors include: ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, photography, oil and water colored artists, and much, much more. Enjoy the live music, BBQ, wine tasting, children's activities, demonstrations, nature programs, eco vendor and pony pictures.

LOCATION:
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
29322 Modjeska Cyn. Rd.
Silverado,CA 92676

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

Huntington Beach Concours - Huntington Beach
June 3-4, 2017

Classic Car & Motorcycle Show - Two Days of Fun!

The Huntington Beach Concours is a fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while knowing that they are also helping a worthy cause, The Huntington Beach Library Children's Resource Center. It is rated # 1 in California, please help us keep it that why by attending this years event.

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Central Park
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Tustin
Sunday, June 4, 2017
11:30 am to 6:00 pm

The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Chili Pepper & watermelon eating contests, kids carnival, Lazy Dog beer stein holding, music and much more.

Admission is free.

LOCATION:
Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

INFORMATION:
(714) 573-3326

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
Sunday, June 4, 2017
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Dozens of artists exhibits and sales, including paintings, photography, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, sculptures, wood carving, glass art, mixed media and cultural activities. This is a family friendly event offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, beerfest, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired!

Free parking and admission.

LOCATIONS:
Two locations- Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House & Hurless Barton Park

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

Experience Innovation Workshop - Santa Ana
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 AM

Today, organizations face pricing pressures, new regulations, and smarter competition in the market while dealing with morale, leadership and talent issues internally. Dale Carnegie recently performed extensive research on the major challenges to business growth and found that companies who pursued innovative approaches consistently outperformed the standard.

Attend this free session to understand how you can apply Experience Innovation at your organization and take advantage of the findings. For business owners, executives, mid and upper HR management, Customer Service management, Operations, Sales, and any person who influences an organization’s external touch-points with the market or their employees.

Upcoming workshops:
Uncovering Leadership Blind Spots - July 26, 2017
Employee Engagement Workshop - August 16, 2017

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

INFORMATION:
949-833-3253

Annual Pier Swim - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 10, 2017
7:00 am

Get yourself in shape, practice your stroke, learn the motions of the waves and you'll be in good company when the pier swim arrives. Join or watch this annual tradition as groups of swimmers from 12 years old and up swim approximately 1/2 mile around the Huntington Beach Pier. $25 entry fee

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Pier
1 Main Street
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
Huntington Beach Community Services Department
714-960-8870

Relay for Life - San Juan Capistrano
June 10, 2017
9:30 am

A fun and inspirational 24-hour event that brings together a community to raise funds for cancer research. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the largest cancer-fighting event in the nation, raising nearly hundreds of millions of dollars last year alone! It's a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we've lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

LOCATION:
SJC Sports Park
San Juan Capistrano

OC Pop Concert - Santa Ana
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Young artists showcase their talents for their biggest show of the year at their annual end-of-season concert. Held at the Orange County School of the Arts Margaret A. Webb Theater.

LOCATION:
OCSA’s Margaret A. Webb Theater
801 N. Main St.
Santa Ana, CA 9

INFORMATION:
(949) 423-5710

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
June 11, 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

Summer Solstice Garden Gala - Fullerton
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Guests will enjoy an evening "under the stars" with an evening of exquisite food, fine wines, & moonlight dancing in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum at California State University, Fullerton.

This annual event raises vital support for the living and historical collections of the Fullerton Arboretum.

LOCATION:
Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road, on the CSUF campus

(714) 278-4792

Chili at the Beach - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Chili Cook-Off and Salsa Tasting Contest. In addition there will be children's activities with kid's games and entertainment, all benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley. Attendance is free with unlimited chili and salsa tasting tickets

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

Summerfest - Fountain Valley
June 22-25, 2017

Carnival rides, vendors, food booths and the famous FV Classic Car Show, great entertainment, and the annual Dog Day Afternoon. Preview Night on Thursday where all rides are $1.

LOCATION:
The Recreation Center and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

A Taste of Greece
June 23-25, 2017

This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, full-Scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings

LOCATION:
Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church
4949 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92604

Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival - Dana Point
June 24, 2017
12-7

In 2013, Eventwerks launched the Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival. The event was an instant hit with more than 100 exhibitors in attendance, 15 restaurants, chocolatiers, live music from tribute bands, kids fun zone, International wine festival, art in the park and a microbrew festival. Food can be purchased directly from the various restaurant stands at the event. Restaurants provide their own menus and pricing which will be advertised at each booth. The event will also be serving beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda and water.

LOCATION:
Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point, CA

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

Outdoor arts and craftes 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

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