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June

Free Summer Concerts

Guide to summer concerts throughout Orange County.

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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

LOCATION:
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.

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

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Tustin
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.

LOCATION:
Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

INFORMATION:
(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!

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

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

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!

LOCATION:
OCSA's Margaret A Webb Theater

801 Main Street
Santa Ana

INFORMATION:
(949) 582-4714

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.

LOCATION:
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

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Pier
1 Main Street
Huntington Beach

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

Wags n Wine - Huntington Beach
June 14, 2015
1-5

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.

LOCATION:
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

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(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.

LOCATION:
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

LOCATION:
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.

LOCATION:
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-3030

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.

LOCATION:
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.

LOCATION:
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.

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

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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 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

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

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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

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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