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June

Free Summer Concerts

Guide to summer concerts throughout Orange County.

Pictured - San Juan Summer Nights

Summerfest - Silverado
June 4-5, 2016

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 4-5, 2016

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 5, 2016
11:00 am to 5:30 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 5, 2016
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!

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

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

Aliso Island Volleyball Club 1 Day Clinic - Laguna Hills
June 11, 2016
5:30-7:30pm

Aliso Island VBC is hosting a 2-hour clinic at the Laguna Hills Community Center Gym on Saturday, June 11 from 5:30-7:30pm.

This is a great opportunity for girls in 3rd through 7th grades to get a sneak peek at club volleyball. Cost is just $25.

LOCATION:
Laguna Hills Community Center Gym
25555 Alicia Pkwy
Laguna Hills, CA

Annual Pier Swim - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 11, 2016
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 11-12, 2016
10 a.m.-10 a.m

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
June 12, 2016

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!

LOCATION:
OCSA's Margaret A Webb Theater

801 Main Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
(949) 582-4714

Summer Solstice Garden Gala - Fullerton
Saturday, June 18, 2016

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
June 18, 2016
11am-5pm

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

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
June 19, 2016
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.

Upcoming dates:
July 10, Aug 21, Sept 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Dec 4

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Summerfest - Fountain Valley
June 23-26, 2016

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

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.

LOCATION:
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-3030

Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival - Dana Point
June 25, 2016
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

Wags n Wine - Huntington Beach
June 26, 2016

An afternoon of wine and food tasting, live entertainment, silent & live auction and "Pooch Pageant". Raising money for 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.

LOCATION:
Huntington Harbor Bay Club
4121 Warner
Huntington Beach

A Taste of Greece
June

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

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July

4th of July Activities

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

Events listed by City

 

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.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-1145

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

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

INFORMATION:
714-708-FAIR

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!

LOCATION:
San Clemente Pier

INFORMATION:
949-440-6141

Capistrano Shakespeare Festival - San Juan Capistrano
July to August

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 23, 2016

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

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August

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

LOCATION:
El Centro Lions Park
201 North Cypress
La Habra, Ca

INFORMATION:
562-691-3482

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 .

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

San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival - San Clemente
August

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

LOCATION:
Ave Del Mar
San Clemente

INFORMATION:
949-492-1131

Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest - Brea
Saturday, August 20, 2016
4pm

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.

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

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA

Brea Fest - Brea
August

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

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…

LOCATION:
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.

LOCATION:
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anahiem, California

INFORMATION:
(714) 638-0981

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.

LOCATION:
30753 La Pata Road
San Juan Capistrano

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