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Rare Vintage Air VW Show - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 1, 2019
9 am 3 pm

Bring your VW to the Rare Vintage Air VW d’Elegance to kick off the Prado & Classic weekends.

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Concours - Huntington Beach
June 1-2, 2019

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.

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

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Sunday, June 2, 2019
11 am - 6 pm

The event features a one-day Chili Cook-Off, salsa competitions, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, commercial vendors, entertainment, kids area, music, family friendly contests, wine & beer booths, family plaza and carnival attractions.

Admission is free.

Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

(714) 573-3326

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
Sunday June 2, 2019
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!

Free parking and admission.

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


Annual Pier Swim - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 8, 2019
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

Huntington Beach Pier
1 Main Street
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Community Services Department

Chili at the Beach - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 15, 2019
11 am - 5 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.

Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

(714) 536-8300

Summer of Mud Run
Saturday, June 15, 2019
9 am

Celebrate summer by running (or come cheer on the runners!) the approximate +5k course beginning and ending at Irvine Lake. The course is partially on the road and partially on trails and includes hills, water, professionally built obstacles and over a dozen mud pits. You asked for even more mud, you got it! You will get wet and you will get muddy. Be sure to bring towels and a change of clothing.

Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA 92676

Summer Solstice Garden Gala - Fullerton
June 15, 2019

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.

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road, on the CSUF campus

(714) 278-4792

Outdoor Adventure Day - Silverado
June 16, 2019

Celebrate Father’s Day at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary! Events include aguided orienteering adventure, outdoor themed crafts, face painting, learning about animal tracks and making your own tracking guide. Children will also receive a free child’s compass or wilderness whistle with their paid admission.

$7 per person. Children 4 years and under free.
Guided Walks at 9:30am, 12.00, & 2:30pm

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

Reservations Required (714) 649-2760

Summerfest - Fountain Valley
June 20-23, 2019

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

The Recreation Center and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA

(714) 649-2760

Make Music Day - Buena Park
Friday, June 21, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where music meets wine and beer! Enjoy Live Music, Free Wine Tasting, $1 Beer and More!

Make Music Buena Park is part of the worldwide music celebration of Make Music Day, that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music.

The Source OC - 1st Floor Main Plaza
6940 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90621

Day of Music - Fullerton
Friday, June 21, 2019

Day of Music Fullerton is a unique festival of 150+ FREE concerts in in over 40 venues throughout the city of Fullerton on June 21st, during the Summer Solstice. DoMF takes place simultaneously with similar festivities, currently in more than 700 cities globally in alliance with the internationally renowned Fête de la Musique — the music festival heard around the world!

Multiple venues throughout the city

Legends of Motown Comedy Slamm - Bellflower
Saturday, June 22, 2019
7:30 pm

FUN SOCIAL - great way to meet new friends! Cross-posted on multiple fun social sites & often sells out.

Comedy & Tributes to Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, O'Jays, Temptations and Delfonics. Hosted by comedian Lamont Bonman (TBN'S Comedy Specials), plus comedians Frank Lucero (from The Tonight Show) and Gilbert Esquivel (HBO'S DEF JAM)

TICKETS: $25 PREPAID OR $35 AT DOOR (if available)
Prepay 4 & 5th FREE!! (Discount on general tickets only)


Bristol Civic Auditorium
16600 Civic Center Dr
Bellflower, CA

CALL 714.622.4977 for prepaid, discount tickets or pay online at

Summer Suds Brewfest - Fountain Valley
Saturday, June 22, 2019
2-6 pm

40+ craft breweries with over 70 beers to taste. Festival will include live performances from The Microphone Doctors, Outerwave, & Casey Sullivan and Friends. 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.

Miles Square Sports Park
Fountain Valley, CA

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, June 23, 2019
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.

$5 admission fee for adults, $3 for kids. Admission Tickets sold at #38. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.

July 14, August 25, November 17, December 8

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Baroque Music Festival - Corona del Mar
June 23-30, 2019

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

Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
3233 Pacific View Drive
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

A Taste of Greece
June 28-30, 2019

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

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

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
June 28 - September 1, 2019

Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.

935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach


Kids Carnival & Charity Craft Fair - Costa Mesa
June 29, 2019
8 am - 4 pm
Carnival 10 am - 3 pm

The Kids Carnival & Charity Craft Fair are making their way to OC Market Place! Family Event featuring BUBBLE DANCE PARTY every hour, Diaper Drive Raffles, Cake Walk, & Kids Carnival including Face Painting, Balloon Animal, Crafts & Activities.

200 plus local craft and boutique vendors will be there featuring countless unique items for sale.

Orange County Market
88 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa

Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair - Irvine
check back for 2019 date

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.

These free developmental checkups and health screenings include hearing, speech and language, behavior, body mass index (BMI), height and weight, blood pressure and denta. Families will enjoy the various entertainments at the event such as live music performances, face painting, prize giveaways, and more!

Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

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4th of July Activities

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

Events listed by City


Festival of Arts
Laguna Beach

July 5 – August 31, 2019

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.

650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Dancing Under the Fireworks - July 4 Weekend - Anaheim
Saturday, July 6, 2019
6pm to 12:30

Dance inside the beautiful West Wing Ballroom or Outside Dance Floor under the stars and enjoy the spectacular Disneyland fireworks show at the famous Anaheim White House Restaurant.

Dance and dine inside & outside under the stars, enjoy a variety of music by popular LARRY & HECTOR and enjoy spectacular views of Disneyland fireworks behind the restaurant. The West Wing has recently been remodeled with all glass walls from floor to ceiling & wall to wall. 1st fifty guests who purchase dinner-dance ticket receive FREE Star LED necklace!

$48 by June 20, $53 after June 20, $58 at door
Specify singles or couples table.
Advance order required for Vegetarian meal

- DANCE ONLY (8pm-12:30)
$20 prepaid or $25 at door
includes Disney firework show

Anaheim White House Restaurant
887 S. Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim 92805

Call 714 622 4977 (deadline 10pm on July 5) or pay regular price at the White House "at the door" on Sat, July 6. Tickets non-refundable. Or pay online at

Pageant of the Masters
Laguna Beach
July 7 – August 31, 2019

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. In the 2018 production, “Under the Sun,” the Pageant will honor Laguna’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration.

650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 12 - August 11, 2019
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.

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


German Heritage Day & Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
July 14, 2019
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come celebrate the many Germans who migrated to the United States in the 1600’s or just come have fun and party like a German! Admission will be FREE all day long and the 1st 500 guests will receive a FREE meal.

This is a Family event, the dress is casual, and everyone is welcome. It’s an old fashioned fun filled FAMILY DAY with Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, German American Brass Band all Day, Carnival Games, Face Painting, and Wiener Dog Races.

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

Dale Carnegie Sales Training Winning with Relationship Selling: Free Session - Santa Ana
July 17, 2019
9-11 am

Relationships close sales. Relationships drive referrals. Relationships create repeat customers. See how to build successful client relationships and achieve sales success.

What you'll learn:
Establishing quality professional relationships is one of the few ways left for a sales professional to set themselves apart from the competition. By building trust, establishing credibility, and effectively communicating you will have more likelihood of winning business, retaining clients, and expanding opportunities for more deals.

1805 East Dyer Road
Santa Ana, California 92705

Register here

Ocean Festival - San Clemente
July 20-21, 2019

Celebrating over 40 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

San Clemente Pier


Cypress Community Festival - Cypress
Saturday, July 27, 2019
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!

Cypress Community Center
Oak Knoll Park
5700 Orange Avenue

(714) 827-2430

Vegan Faire 2018 - Anaheim
Saturday, July 27, 2019
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

Center Street Promenade
Anaheim, CA

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La Habra Corn Festival - La Habra
August 2-4, 2019

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

El Centro Lions Park
201 North Cypress
La Habra, Ca


Festival of the Butterflies - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, August 3, 2019

10 am - 4 pm

Come on over to this FREE street fair along the Los Rios Historic District in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Los Rios Park and Garden Angels! Enjoy garden walking tours, plant sales, butterfly education, kids crafts, live music, food, a petting zoo and fun from the Los Rios participating merchants.

Los Rios Park
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Trivia Night @ Old World German Restaurant - Huntington Beach
Monday, August 5, 2019
7-9 pm

FREE Trivia Contest (win prizes along the way) Trivia Beer Pretzels and Laughter with the Village Idiot Held the 1st Monday of the month!!

If you love trivia, beer, pretzels and laughter come out to Old World German Bar for a relaxing fun filled night on our spectacular Jaegar Room and Patio! Come solo, or bring a group of friends. No matter what, you’re guaranteed a fun-filled evening in a relaxing environment. Dog friendly patio! Drink and food specials galore!

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Two Stepping Under the Stars - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, August 10, 2019
5:00-10:00 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.

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

Open House & Meet The Founder at The Marconi Automotive Museum - Tustin
Sunday, August 11, 2019
9 am - 1 pm

Join The Marconi Crew for the ultimate Sunday Funday at Orange County's favorite auto museum. Founder Dick Marconi will be at the museum telling his personal stories about the cars and signing Ferrari posters for guests, which can be bought on site. Car clubs from all over Southern California park out front of the museum and guests enjoy music, giveaways, raffles, and food trucks.

It's a great event for the entire family.

The Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, California 92780

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival - San Clemente
August 11, 2019
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

Ave Del Mar
San Clemente


Brea Fest - Brea
August 16, 2019
6:30 - 10 pm

This free event is a food, drink, music and art festival not to be missed! Brea Fest draws thousands of attendees each year with talented live bands, outdoor dancing, a gallery exhibit and artist demonstrations, along with theatre performances. Over 35 area restaurants will provide food and beverage samples with taste tickets being sold for only $3 each.

The event also supports the arts in Brea, including Curtis Theatre productions, Brea Gallery exhibits, Concerts in the Park, and arts education programs

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

(714) 990-7771

Harvest Crusade - Anaheim
August 23-25, 2019

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.

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anahiem, California

(714) 638-0981

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - San Juan Capistrano
August 24-25, 2019

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.

30753 La Pata Road
San Juan Capistrano

Plum Festival - Huntington Beach
August 25, 2019
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Old World has gone PLUM CRAZY. This is a fun family day to celebrate with your family and friends. Live Music, Carnival Games, Face Painting, Plum Cakes, Plum Crepes, Berliners, BBQ Kitchen and Wiener Dog Races. Carnival games, the Beach City Cloggers, FREE Admission to everyone.

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

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, August 25, 2019
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 Spectator Admission to watch the dog races on this date.

November 17, December 8 plus Every Sunday from 3pm - 4pm during Oktoberfest

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Downtown Art in the Park - Huntington Beach
Check back for 2019 date

Experience the talents of visual and performing artists, live music, food and fun in Downtown Huntington Beach! Art in the Park, replacing the monthly Art Walk, is a combined effort with HB Downtown BID and the Art Center to celebrate Art in Huntington Beach.

Triangle Park and HB Art Center
538 Main St
Huntington Beach

(714) 536-8300

Back to School Block Party - Costa Mesa
August (2019 Date TBA)
10 am - 4 pm

It's a celebration of the return of Orange County Marketplace! Along with regular marketplace shopping, this event will also include games, delicious BBQ, a concert by Morgan Leigh Band, facepainting, and more! This will be great fun for the whole family.

Bring two (2) new school supply donations to receive FREE admission into the Market Place! [Items to consider donating: colored pencils, markers, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc.].

Orange County Market Place/OC Fair & Event Center Lot A
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

Civil War Days at Heritage Museum OC - Santa Ana
August (2019 Dates TBA)

Heritage Museum will offer two days of learning from both the Confederate and Union soldiers as they reenact daily routines during the civil war. See large and small Civil War weapons and artillery, experience canon fire demonstrations and visit their blacksmith shop for interactive activities.

Free parking.

Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA 92704

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