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Find out what's happening in Orange County, CA. Current and upcoming events including festivals, fairs, concerts and more!

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We're always in the process of updating our posted events, but would like to encourage you to click on the links below to get current updates. Due to possible health department restrictions, some events may experience date or venue changes.

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July

Festival of Arts
Laguna Beach

July 5 – September 2, 2022

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

Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Beach
July 7 – September 2, 2022

This summer, the Pageant of the Masters celebrates 85 years of living pictures in Laguna Beach. This iconic, long-running Orange County tradition combines art-fully costumed people, extravagant sets and theatrical illusion to re-create famous works of art on stage.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

INFORMATION:
800-487-3378

From Dinosaurs to People - Santa Ana
July 10, 2022
11 am - 3 pm

It’s Dino time! HMOC is bringing back one of our absolute favorite events!! We all know Orange County is amazing, but did you know we can trace it back to prehistoric eras?!

Together with vendors from all over Orange County we’ll be demonstrating the variety of histories and cultures that we have right here in SoCal in a FUN family and pet friendly event!

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of OC
3101 W. Harvard St.
Santa Ana, CA

INFORMATION:
714.540.0404

The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 15 - August 14, 2022
Wednesdays-Sundays

It’s Time for Fun!! Tickets for the annual OC Fair are on sale, but with limited daily capacity this year, days could sell out. 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

Two Stepping Under the Stars - San Juan Capistrano
July 16, 2022
5-10 pm

Fifteen years ago a small group decided to get together and throw a Barn Dance so that they could share what makes San Juan unique- our equestrian culture! This event has grown and grown and now close to 5000 guests of all ages come out for this fun evening under the oak trees and stars.

The evening consists of a live band, Country Western dancing, a Silent Auction and much more.

LOCATION:
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park
La Pata and Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Ocean Festival - San Clemente
July 16-17, 2022

Celebrating 45 years of "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

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

Pretend City Presents: Dino City - Irvine
May 28 - September 2, 2022

Venture to Pretend City this summer for Dinos in The City! Explore engaging interactives with life-like animatronic dinosaurs and exciting educational content. Learn how paleontologists unearth bones, dig in our dinosaur pit, you’ll even be able to take home an etching of several species of dinosaurs!

COST: Included with Museum Admission

LOCATION:
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
Friday, June 24 thru Sunday, August 28, 2022
11am to 7pm, Sunday-Thursday
11am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday

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

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August

La Habra Corn Festival - La Habra
August 5-7, 2022

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

Festival of the Butterflies - San Juan Capistrano
August 6, 2022
10 am - 4 pm

Come on over to this FREE street fair along the Los Rios Historic District. The Mariachi Nuevo Capistrano will be strolling through Los Rios street and park, entertainment, acclaimed environmental speakers will be speaking at the Los Rios Park Stage, vendors will have booths full of resources, merchandise, food & drinks around the Los Rios Park, a kids activity zone at the Los Rios Park playground and more!

LOCATION:
Los Rios Park
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Brea Fest - Brea
Friday, August 12, 2022
6:30 pm - 10 pm

Brea Fest has spotlighted the area’s most outstanding dining opportunities to celebrate the arts in Brea. Guests sample cuisine from over 30 surrounding restaurants, caterers, and beverage vendors. There will also be live bands, theatre performances, market place, artist demonstrations, and exhibits.

Admission is free, tickets for food and beverages for purchase at $4.00.

LOCATION:
Brea Civic & Cultural Center
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA

INFORMATION:
(714) 990-7771

San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival - San Clemente
Sunday August 14, 2022
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. 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

BBQ Music Fest - Fountain Valley
August 19-21, 2022
Fri. 5-11PM, Sat. 12-11PM, Sun. 12-8PM

Award-winning BBQ pitmasters all over the nation (like Australia, Florida, etc.) battle it out against locals for grand title for the Best BBQ and your vote as the People's Choice Favorite. Trust us, the competition will be intense and the flavors rich in a fierce effort to produce the best that their secret recipes have to offer. You’ve never had BBQ like this before! Pulled pork sandwiches, fresh-off-the-bone ribs, tangy barbecue chicken and many other finger-licking dishes.

Live Music • DJ and Dance Floor • Cantinas Smokin’ Food Court • All-You-Can-Eat VIP Rib Village • Free Souvenir E-Photo • Carnival Rides & Games • BBQ Pitmasters vs. Local Competition • Backyard BBQ Competition • Karaoke Lounge w/Live Band • Live Cooking Demonstrations • Kids Area and much more to explore.

LOCATION:
Fountain Valley Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
FREE PARKING!

Legends of Motown Komedy Slamm with Dance Party - Anaheim
Saturday, August 27, 2022
7:30 pm

Comedy, Motown Tributes and Summer Dance Party for Ages 19 to 91!

COMEDIAN Scott Wood from the Hit TV Series "Something Smells Funny"

TRIBUTES TO: Michael Jackson, the Four Tops, Whitney Houston, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Al Green and the Blue Notes

SUMMER DANCE PARTY with DJ Rodney playing 70s, Old School, Funk, Salsa, Line Dances & More. After-show Summer Dance Party is FREE with show ticket or $10 for Dance Only

LOCATION:
Phoenix Club in Anaheim
1340 S Sanderson Ave
Anaheim 92806

INFORMATION / TICKETS:
Gold VIP (includes dinner & table): $49 prepaid/$59 at door
Silver (includes table) $30.00 prepaid/$40 at door
General (includes seat): $25.00 prepaid/$35 at door

Dance Party following the show FREE with your show ticket (Or $10 for just the dance)

714-622-4977 or online
Tickets non-refundable. Artists subject to change without notice.

Summer Dance Party - Anaheim
Saturday, August 27, 2022
9:30 pm

Singles and couples are welcome. Ages 19 to 91! FREE Parking

Have fun at the SUMMER DANCE at the Phoenix Club - Anaheim in their beautiful Grand Ballroom. Popular DJ Rodney will be playing R&B, Old School, Funk, Salsa, Line Dances & more.

LOCATION:
Phoenix Club in Anaheim
1340 S Sanderson Ave
Anaheim 92806

INFORMATION / TICKET OPTIONS:
Call 714/622-4977 for info or tickets or purchase online

DANCE ONLY Tickets (9:30pm): $10 prepaid/ $15 at the door or FREE DANCE TICKET when you purchase the FULL SHOW

The "Comedy & Motown Tributes" show ticket includes the dance (see http://www.SpectacularEventZ.com for a list of all of the performers & band)

FULL SHOW: COMEDY, MOTOWN TRIBUTES & DANCE PARTY (7:30pm - 11:30pm):

General (seat only): $25 prepaid /$35 at door Silver VIP (table, no dinner): $30 prepaid/ $40 at door Gold VIP (table & dinner included, closer to the stage) : $49 prepaid/ $59 at door

*** PREPAY 6 GOLD OR SILVER TICKETS FOR RESERVED TABLE WITH YOUR NAME ON IT ***

DANCE ONLY TICKET: (starting at approximately 9:30pm) is $10 prepaid/$15 at door

Tickets are non-refundable. Performers subject to change without notice.

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - San Juan Capistrano
August 27-28, 2022

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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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
34451 Ensenada Place
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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