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June

Free Summer Concerts, Movies and Shakespeare

Guide to free summer Concerts, Movies & Shakespeare in the Park throughout Orange County.

Pictured - Brea Summer Concerts in the Park

Baroque Music Festival - Corona del Mar
June 16-23, 2024

Founded in 1981, our yearly Festival presents five concerts over eight days in late June. This Festival provides astounding wealth and diversity of the Baroque era in a wide variety of ways. Large-scale works, with and without singers, are offered during Sunday concerts, while three mid-week programs give the opportunity to enjoy solo recitals and chamber music, all performed by the finest musicians in the historically informed Baroque field

LOCATION:
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

Brewfest at The MET - Costa Mesa
Friday, June 21, 2024
5:30PM to 8:30PM

Join us for an unforgettable summer evening filled with local craft beers and fine wines. Whether you're a beer connoisseur or just looking for a fun time, this event is perfect for you. Located at The MET in Costa Mesa, the venue offers a fantastic atmosphere for enjoying your favorite brews. It's a family-friendly event where you can sip, savor, and create lasting memories with friends.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to try new flavors, raise your glass and support a good cause. Brewfest at the MET is a fundraiser for Project Youth OC. Mark your calendars and make it a night to remember! Cheers!

LOCATION:
The MET in Costa Mesa
535 Anton Blvd
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

A Taste of Greece
June 21 - 23, 2024

This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, boutique & delicious Greek food. There will also be Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and kids play zone

Admission – $3 Children under 10 – FREE

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

Summer Solstice Food Festival - Irvine
June 22-23, 2024
10am - 12pm

Join us as we welcome summer! Our culinary team will be preparing summer-inspired dishes to enjoy and to share!

$5 per person (Children 2 and under are FREE. Military servicemembers are FREE) includes general admission to the festival, visiting the Barnyard Educational Exhibit, Pollinator Garden, free play areas for the kiddos, and lots of photo ops. Food and other activities are priced separately.

LOCATION:
Tanaka Farms
5380 3/4 University Dr
Irvine

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, June 23, 2024
10am - 12pm

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village.

The Wiener Dog Races are always one of the most popular attractions at Old World, and while the races are usually held around once a month. Entry and admission prices vary

UPCOMING DATES:
July 28, 2024,Cobblestone Classic Race & Pet Expo (10-2p)
August 25, 2024-Plum Fest Free-For-All Race and Pet Expo (10-2)
September 8, 2024 -Octoberfest Launch Race and Pet Expo (10a-2p)
September 22, 2024-Inge Invitational Race and Pet Expo (10a-2p)

LOCATION:
Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
June 28-30, 2024

Held since 1945, the event features Opportunity Drawing, Beer & Wine Garden, Carnival Rides, Booths & Rock bands throughout Lions Park. The Fish Fry is presented to help raise money for local schools, clubs, and other organizations in the community.

Admission is FREE! Fish Dinners $15

LOCATION:
Lions Park
570 18th Street
Costa Mesa

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
Friday, June 28 to Sunday, September 1, 2024

Outdoor arts and crafts 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

OC ShakesBEER Festival - Dana Point
June 29-30, 2024
3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Beer Tasting
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Shakespeare’s The Tempest

The OC ShakesBEER Festival comes to Dana Point June 29 & 30th with a production of William Shakespreare’s The Tempest. This inaugural family friendly free event features beer tasting from local breweries, games for the kids, and a live 90-minute production of one of the Bard’s classic plays.

The beer tasting event features local breweries Dillahunt, Left Coast, Docent and Station Craft. Food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase. There will be a bounce house for the kids and some fun lawn games too!

IMPORTANT: No seating available so bring your low-back chair or picnic blanket.

LOCATION:
Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point

Parking at Salt Creek Beach Pay & Display Parking Lot

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
RSVP at ocshakesbeer.com for FREE ticket

Sigler Park Splash Pad - Westminster
Open Weekends: May 25–June 9, 2024
Open Daily: June 15–Sept 2, 2024
12:00 – 5:00pm

The Sigler Park Splash Pad is back Memorial Day weekend and is the coolest place to enjoy some summer fun! The Splash Pad is FREE to enjoy for all from 12:00 to 5:00pm on days of operation. Check out the hours below!

It’s also the perfect spot for your next birthday party, play date, or even a Summer Camp field trip! Reserve for your private party today!

LOCATION:
Sigler Park
7200 Plaza St.
Westminster, CA 92683

INFORMATION:
For more information, please call the Community Services & Recreation Department at (714) 895-2860 or email

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July

4th of July Activities

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

Events listed by City

 

Festival of Arts
Laguna Beach

July 3 – August 30, 2024

Come discover the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

INFORMATION:
800-487-3378

Festival of Arts: Adult and Teen Art Workshops
July 3 – August 30, 2024
(closed on July 4 and August 24)
Weekdays 4 - 8pm, Weekends 12noon – 8pm

The Festival’s Art Center, presented by Bank of America, provides a spacious area perfectly suited for visitors to create their own art with the help of professional artists. All workshops are held daily.

Multi-Media Art Workshops: Discover a broad palette of artistic mediums. This workshop is great for all ages and skill levels!

Printmaking Workshops: The Festival’s most skilled printmakers will demonstrate relief, monoprint, and reductive printmaking techniques, giving visitors an interesting and informative look into the creative art process.

Ceramic Workshop: Create a colorful pot by painting glazes or using a marbling technique. There is a $25+ material fee per ceramic pot.

Cost: Free with Festival Admission, Material Fee for Ceramics

LOCATION:
Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Pageant of the Masters “Art Colony: In the Company of Artists”
Laguna Beach
July 6 – August 30, 2024
Shows Nightly at 8:30pm

The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Each evening during the summer season, classic and contemporary works of art are faithfully re-created with theatrical illusion and real people posing as living pictures. Enjoy art that comes to life under the stars in the Pageant’s outdoor amphitheater. In 2023, the Pageant of the Masters will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first presentation of “living pictures” at the Festival of Arts. From that humble beginning, the Pageant has continued to evolve and grow into the world-class entertainment it is today. The 2023 production, “Art Colony: In the Company of Artists,” will acknowledge the deep connections and memorable stories of artists assisting one another throughout the world and throughout history.

Tickets start at $35 per person (Includes season pass to the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show)

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
www.foapom.com
(949) 497-6582, (800) 487-3378

German Heritage Day - Huntington Beach
Sunday, July 14, 2024
2-8 pm

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Germany at the highly anticipated German Heritage Day! Join us for a day filled with authentic German cuisine, lively music, and traditional dancing, creating an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

German Heritage Day is a celebration honoring the first Germans who immigrated to the United States in the 1600s. This is a family-friendly event open to everyone – guests can dress casually or don traditional dirndls and lederhosen.

Free admission and parking

LOCATION:
Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

City of Westminster Safety Day - Westminster
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

City of Westminster's annual Public Awareness Safety Day is on Wednesday, July 17, 2024

This free educational event provides children and their families an opportunity to become familiar with the City’s safety staff and services. Enjoy exciting displays and demonstrations from the Westminster Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority.

LOCATION:
Sigler Park
7200 Plaza St.
Westminster, CA 92683

INFORMATION:
For more information, contact the Community Services and Recreation Department at (714) 895-2860 or visit ww.westminster-ca.gov

The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 19 - August 18, 2024
Wednesdays-Sundays

Always a Good Time!! 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.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no transaction fees on Fair admission! Fairgoers should make sure to get tickets for special days and group adventures now.

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

INFORMATION:
714-708-FAIR

Ocean Festival - San Clemente
July 20-21, 2024

Celebrating "The Greatest Show on Surf!"

Competitions include the NEW Tandem Boogie Board contest, the NEW Pier Bowl Surf Classic, our world-famous Dory boat races, 5K beach run, and one-mile ocean swim.

For kids and family fun, there's Kid’s Dolphin Dash, ‘Groms Rule’ Surf Contest, and Fishing Derby. This years line-up includes a FREE beach concert, Sand Sculpting Contest, Woody Car Exhibits, and the Ocean Art Show

LOCATION:
San Clemente Pier

INFORMATION:
949-440-6141

Praise & Worship Jam 2 - Anaheim
July 27, 2024
6-9 pm

All are welcome to a praise and worship jam night with the Worshiphouse band performing original worship music and other worship musicians. This is an open jam night for all Christian musicians to connect with other like-minded musicians to collaborate. Friends and family of all ages are also welcome to join us in paise and grow a supportive community of faith. Looking forward to seeing you there!

LOCATION:
241 South Via Montanera
Anaheim, CA 92807

INFORMATION:
(949) 533-0295

South Coast Repertory presents: The Old Man and the Old Moon
July 27 - August 11, 2024

An epic adventure across land, sea and sky–all in the name of love! Indie-folk music and ingenious staging transform this tall tale into a thrilling theatrical event like no other. The Old Man who keeps the moon filled with light wakes up one morning to find his wife has gone, lured away by a mysterious melody. In his quest to find her, he encounters colorful characters, gets caught in an apocalyptic storm and is swallowed by a giant fish. Can he find her before the moon runs out of light and the world plunges into darkness?

Recommendation: For swashbucklers and yarn-spinners ages 7 to 97

LOCATION:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Old Mission Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
Phone: (714) 708-5555

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
July 28, 2024
Cobblestone Classic Race & Pet Expo
10 am - 2 pm

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village.

The Wiener Dog Races are always one of the most popular attractions at Old World, and while the races are usually held around once a month. Entry and admission prices vary

UPCOMING DATES:
August 25, 2024-Plum Fest Free-For-All Race and Pet Expo (10-2)
September 8, 2024 -Octoberfest Launch Race and Pet Expo (10a-2p)
September 22, 2024-Inge Invitational Race and Pet Expo (10a-2p)

LOCATION:
Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

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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 April.

Summer and fall bring the giant blue whales. They can be seen from May through October

Humpback whales, finback whales, & minke whales are viewed year round. Giant marine protected park provides pristine habitat for whales and dolphin and means a simple 2-2.5 hour cruise is all that needed to see whales and dolphin from Dana Point and Newport Beach

LOCATIONS:
You can book cruises at the following locations:

DANA POINT:
NEWPORT BEACH:
Captain Dave's Dolphin & Whale Safari
24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629
Davey's Locker Whale Watching
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661
Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
Newport Landing
309 Palm - Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661
$16 Cruise Special!
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