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June

Free Summer Concerts
Now through September

Many cities in Orange County sponsor free concerts every summer!

List includes dates, times, addresses and bands scheduled to play.

Pictured - San Juan Summer Nights

Summerfest - Fountain Valley
June 21 - June 24, 2018

Carnival rides, vendors, food booths and the famous FV Classic Car Show, great entertainment, and beer garden.

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

Romancing the West - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, June 23, 2018
7:00 pm

Romancing the West® is the critically acclaimed time-traveling documentary concert taking audiences on a 240-year journey through the American West, telling the epic story of Western Expansionism with rare historic photographs, film, and original music. The two-hour show spans decades, from the Native tribes and the free trappers to the Spanish Missions and Gold Rush, the Indian Wars, through the industrial revolution and the Great Depression, World Wars and The Sixties to the present day.

Tickets $30.00 per person, cabaret table $40.00.

LOCATION:
Camino Real Playhouse
31776 El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
Tickets

Summer Suds Brewfest - Fountain Valley
Saturday, June 23, 2018
12-4 pm

35+ craft breweries with over 70 beers to taste. Festival will include live performances from DJ Peter G, DevvLov, & Cali Conscious. Visit our giant party game arena for some friendly competition and feast on some of Southern California's best food vendors cuisine.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to sip under the sun and enjoy unlimited beer tastings featuring summer seasonal releases, sway to good vibes live music, and hang with good people all for a great cause.

LOCATION:
Miles Square Sports Park
Fountain Valley, CA

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, June 24, 2018
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 World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

$3 admission fee for adults, $2 for kids. Admission Tickets sold at #38. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

MORE 2018 DATES:
July 8, August 19, November 11, December 9

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Summer Play Dates at Main Place Mall - Santa Ana
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
11 am - 1 pm

Let summertime fun begin at MainPlace Mall! Wednesdays from 11am - 1pm there will be FREE Summer Play Dates in Courtyard Eateries, near Starbucks. Each week will have a themed activity, craft or entertainment, and giveaways!

Upcoming Dates:
July 11: Summer Garden
July 18: Shark Week
July 25: Colorful Art Paint Party
Aug 1: Book Worms & Bugs

LOCATION:
Main Place Mall
Santa Ana, Ca

Hoag Summerfest - Newport Beach
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
5-8 pm

Once again, Hoag Hospital Foundation and the 552 Club are collaborating with more than 40 of the finest restaurants in Orange County to host an evening of fantastic food, fun and entertainment, all to benefit Hoag.

LOCATION:
Newport Dunes
1131 Back Bay Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

2018 Beauty Pageant in Newport Beach
Registering now.
Pageant to be held Saturday, July 14, 2018
For Ages 6 months - Adults with over 10 age groups

Enter to win over $500 Cash Prizes! There will be Talent Scouts judging the competition and there to answer any questions you may have at the end of the show.​

Non Refundable Regsitration Fee: $15.00
Beauty Pageant: $75.00
Photogenic Optional : $25.00 ​

There will be a $25 fee for anyone signing up at the door if there is availability

Proceeds to benefit the Lymphoma Leukemia Society

LOCATION:
Newport Beach Civic Center
Newport Beach, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 524-7365

A Taste of Greece
June 29 - July 1, 2018

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 29 - September 2, 2018

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

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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July

4th of July Activities

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

Events listed by City

 

The Johnny O Foundation and Old World Village Presents: Cruisin For the Cause - Huntington Beach
July 1, 2018
Event begins 8am
Market hours will be 9am-3pm

Farmers Market, Car Show and much much more! Held the First Sunday of every month beginning May 6th!

Come have some fun, see other cars and enjoy all the events at Old World Village. FREE DONUTS AND DRINKS (while supplies last) for cars who enter the event. Raffles for “Cool” prizes. The event is open to all makes and models of cars and trucks!

Market consists of a Farmers Market, food and drink, collectibles plus arts and crafts from displayed by vendors from all over. Free parking and free admission.

LOCATION:
West parking lot at Old World Village
7561 Center Ave. (I405 and Beach Blvd)
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

INFORMATION:
For Vendor and Event Info, contact Mark ORavitz – 602-751-7522 or email marko@thejohnnyo.org

Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach
July 7 – September 1, 2018

The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants ("living pictures"), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. A live narrator serves as a guide through the story of each living picture accompanied by the music of a professional orchestra.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-1145

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, July 8, 2018
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 World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

Free admission for this month

MORE 2018 DATES:
August 19, November 11, December 9

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

German Heritage Day - Huntington
July 8, 2018
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy Free Food for the First 500 People, as well as the Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, German American Brass Band, Carnival Games, Face Painting, and Wiener Dog Races.

German Heritage Day: FREE Admission.

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

The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 13 - August 12, 2018
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

Contestants Wanted - 2018 Beauty Pageant - Newport Beach
Registering Now, pageant to be held Saturday, July 14, 2018
For Ages 6 months - Adults with over 10 age groups

Enter to win over $500 Cash Prizes! There will be Talent Scouts judging the competition and there to answer any questions you may have at the end of the show.​

Non Refundable Regsitration Fee: $15.00
Beauty Pageant: $75.00
Photogenic Optional : $25.00 ​

There will be a $25 fee for anyone signing up at the door if there is availability

Proceeds to benefit the Lymphoma Leukemia Society

LOCATION:
Newport Beach Civic Center
Newport Beach, CA

INFORMATION:
(949) 524-7365

Fiesta de Solano - Rancho Santa Margarita
July 20-22, 2018
Friday 5 - 10 pm

Saturday & Sunday 1 - 10 pm

A three day community event filled with rides, games, food, live music, bingo games and a silent auction. Fun for the entire family! Admission and parking are FREE!

Bingo hours nightly from 5-9:30 with Blackout round at 9 pm. All proceeds benefit the church

LOCATION:
San Francisco Solano Catholic Church
22082 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita,CA 92688

Ocean Festival - San Clemente
July 21 - 22, 2018

Celebrating over 40 years of "The Greatest Show on Surf!". Competitions, Beach runs, Bodysurfing clinics, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Children's Events and much, much more!

LOCATION:
San Clemente Pier

INFORMATION:
949-440-6141

Vegan Faire 2018 - Anaheim
Saturday, July 28, 2018
4-10 pm

Presented with love by Healthy Junk, our award winning vegan restaurant, the Vegan Faire is an annual one day festival showcasing a full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods and services with booths and workshops focusing on food, environment, local artisans and wellness as well as entertainment, dancing and more!

Admission is FREE

LOCATION:
Center Street Promenade
Anaheim, CA

Cypress Community Festival - Cypress
Saturday, July 28, 2018
Festival Grounds Open: 9am-5pm

Pancake breakfast: 7-11am

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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