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Taste of Brea & Business Expo
May 21, 2015

Over 100 exhibitors and restaurants will be out promoting their businesses and fine cuisine.

Come early and come hungry. Lots of fun for the whole family. There will be plenty of room for you to dance up a storm and burn off the food you are going to eat. There will also be a mini car show as well and if the kids get bored you can always send them to the movies at the Edwards Theater while you make a date out this event.

Downtown Birch St. promenade

Strawberry Festival - Garden Grove
May 22-25, 2015

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

Euclid St & Main St
Garden Grove, CA


Annual UCLA Orange County Golf Classic - Dana Point
May 23-24, 2015

Make a difference in the life of an incoming UCLA student. Be a part of the Annual UCLA Orange County Golf Classic, A Fundraiser for Outstanding Students and the UCLA Fund.

This year, join Head Coaches Mora and Alford for exciting changes to the highly anticipated UCLA Golf Classic with its breathtaking, coastal location and exclusive Five-Star resort setting.

Monarch Beach Golf Links


KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival and Taste of the Bash - Mission Viejo
Sunday, May 24, 2015

With more than 30 headliners playing with each other in a giant jazz jam, each Bash is a once-in-a-lifetime concert for both the artists and the audience. The music will never happen in exactly the same way again. The listeners know that the event is something special - it has sold out each of the past 11 years even before the full line up was announced. More than 25 Restaurants and Wineries will be at the festival.

Oso Viejo Park / Norman P. Murray Community Center
24932 Veterans Way
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

(949) 582-4714

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
May 29-31, 2015

Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and rides in Fairview Park.

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

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

Newport Beach Jazz Festival - Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
May 29-31, 2015

Southern California's most scenic jazz festival returns! Celebrate the kick-off to summer with a star-studded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn. The annual event will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach for three spectacular days of jazz, R&B and soul music. Performances will feature a selection of the world's top instrumental artists and inspiring vocalists, including Boney James, Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Jeffrey Osborne, Patti Austin, Mindi Abair and many more!

Hyatt Regency
Newport Beach

Tickets are available online or by calling (949) 360-7800.

Volks Addiction So Cal 2nd Annual Car Show - Huntington Beach
May 31, 2015
8 am - 2 pm

100 VWs in Old World Village parking lot. Raffles, prizes, vendors, awards.

Show entry fee - $15 + 1 canned food donation

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington 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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Free Summer Concerts

Guide to summer concerts throughout Orange County.

Pictured - San Juan Summer Nights

Great Kitchens of Orange County - Yorba Linda & Anaheim Hills
Saturday, June 6, 2015
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Showcasing Design & Cuisine. This self guided tour is a community event including homeowners, local restaurants, chefs and volunteers.

There are six homes and each provide wonderful indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. A variety of styles from Tuscany, Provence to the Hamptons. Selected homes will feature clothing, plants, fun gifts and more. Add to that appetizers, tastings, desserts, wine and cool drinks. What more could you ask on a summer afternoon -- great food, a cool drink and shopping!

Online tickets available. Proceeds benefit CHOC & Littlest Angel Guild

Six homes in Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills. (Map received after ordering tickets)

Summer Festival and Car Show - Yorba Linda
Saturday, June 6, 2015
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Free Family Event!

Summer Festival and Car Show will have vendors, lots of cars to view, gourment food trucks, live music, kid zone with a petting zoo and bounce houses and more!

16850 Bastanchury Rd
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

6th Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair - Irvine
Saturday, June 6, 2015
9:00am - 2:00pm

The 6th Annual, Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair is taking place on Saturday, June 6, 2015! 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. The health fair is open to the general public at no cost and includes an opportunity for children to earn a free return visit to Pretend City Children’s Museum

Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Huntington Beach Concours - Huntington Beach
June 6 & 7, 2015

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.

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

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Sunday, June 7, 2015
11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

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.

Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

(714) 573-3326

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
Sunday June 7, 2015
11am to 4pm!

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!

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


OC Pop Concert 2014 - Santa Ana
Sunday, June 7, 2015

Young artists showcase their talents on the big stage at the City National Grove of Anaheim Theater!

Melody Makers and MDI producers are excited to present performances by the Melody Makers artist development students with special guest performances by MDI hits recording artists and more!

OCSA's Margaret A Webb Theater

801 Main Street
Santa Ana

(949) 582-4714

2015 Yappy Hour
Thursday, June 11, 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, July 9
Thursday, August 13
Thursday, September 10

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

Summer Solstice Garden Gala - Fullerton
June 13, 2014

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.

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road, on the CSUF campus

(714) 278-4792

Annual Pier Swim - Huntington Beach
June 13, 2015
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

Huntington Beach Pier
1 Main Street
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Community Services Department

Wags n Wine - Huntington Beach
June 14, 2015

An afternoon of wine and food tasting, live entertainment, silent & live auction and "Pooch Pageant". Raising money for A Leg Up Rescue and Waggin' Trails - rescuing dogs (and other animals) from certain death in our shelters or bad living situations ensuring they get placed in a forever home.

$55 pre-sale, $65 at the door. VIP $70 - vip begins at noon.

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 PCH
Huntington Beach

Chili at the Beach - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 20, 2015
11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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 at $10 each

Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

(714) 536-8300

Annual Irish Fair and Music Festival
June 20-21, 2015
10 am - 7 pm

The Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Western United States. The Fair highlights 16 entertainment areas featuring the very best in the music, song, dance and sport of the Irish, along with over 100 Irish, Scottish and English import shops and arts and crafts vendors along with sheepherding shows, Irish horse shows, Irish dog shows and one of the largest Irish Step Dancing competitions in California.

Eldorado Park, Long Beach

A Taste of Greece
June 26-28, 2015

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

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

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
June 26 - August 30, 2015

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


Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival - Dana Point
June 27, 2015
Noon - 7 pm

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.

Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point, CA

Relay for Life - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, June 27, 2015

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.

SJC Sports Park
San Juan Capistrano

Summerfest '15 - Silverado
June 27-28, 2015
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.

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

(714) 649-2760

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