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June

Free Summer Concerts

Guide to summer concerts throughout Orange County.

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Rare Vintage Air VW Show - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 2, 2018
9 am 3 pm

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

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair - Irvine
Saturday, June 2, 2018
9 am - 2 pm

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!

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Huntington Beach Concours - Huntington Beach
June 2-3, 2018

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

Fantasea of Quilts, Quilt Show - Aliso Viejo
June 2-3, 2018

Annual Quilt Show where traditional and non-traditional style quilts will be on display. It brings together the “best of the best” in quiltmaking, with aisles of displays, retail exhibits and more.

Opportunity quilt: Sunshine, Lollipops, and Rainbows with Kaffe Fassett Fabrics, $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. $10 and parking is Free! Auction is at 1 pm on Saturday.

LOCATION:
SOKA University
1 University Dr.
Aliso Viejo

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Tustin
Sunday, June 3, 2018
10 am - 5 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.

LOCATION:
Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

INFORMATION:
(714) 573-3326

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
Sunday, June 3, 2018
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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.

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

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

Annual Pier Swim - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 9, 2018
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

Chili at the Beach - Huntington Beach
June 16, 2018

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

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

Summer of Mud Run
Saturday, June 16, 2018
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.

LOCATION:
Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA 92676

Summer Solstice Garden Gala - Fullerton
June 16, 2018

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

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

Wags n Wine - Huntington Beach
June 17, 2018

Great Food, Terrific Wine, Silent & Live Auction, Opportunity Drawings, Live Entertainment, Dancing, Dog Adoptions, Pooch Pageant & More!

Raising money for 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.

LOCATION:
Paséa Hotel & Spa
21080 Pacific Coast Hwy
Huntington Beach,

Make Music Day - Buena Park
June 21, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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.

Guest live band 'Total Request Live Band Karaoke' will be playing. ​ Other activities include:​ "Outdoor Happy Hour" beer garden with $1 Beer Specials, Photo booth fun for free & Games and other activities for familis.

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

Day of Music - Fullerton
June 21, 2018

Day of Music Fullerton is a unique festival of 150+ FREE concerts in in over 40 venues throughout the city of Fullerton, California, 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!

LOCATION:
Multiple venues throughout the city

Baroque Music Festival - Corona del Mar
June 17-24, 2018

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

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

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 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

Summerfest - Silverado
Check back for 2018 dates
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

 

Festival of Arts
Laguna Beach

July 5 - September 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

INFORMATION:
800-487-3378

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

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

Open House & Meet The Founder at The Marconi Automotive Museum - Tustin
Sunday, July 22, 2018
8 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 onsite. 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

LOCATION:
The Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, California 92780

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

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

Two Stepping Under the Stars - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, July 28, 2018
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.

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

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August

La Habra Corn Festival - La Habra
August 3-5, 2018

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

Civil War Days at Heritage Museum OC - Santa Ana
August 4-5, 2018

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.

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

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival - San Clemente
August 12, 2018
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

Brea Fest - Brea
August 17, 2018
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

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 990-7771

Harvest Crusade - Anaheim
August 17-19, 2018

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

Back to School Block Party - Costa Mesa
August 18, 2018
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.].

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

Plum Festival - Huntington Beach
August 19, 2018
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.

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

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
Sunday, August 19, 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:
November 11, December 9

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

One Spirit Many Souls Dance & Music Festival - Huntington Beach
August 25, 2018
2-7 pm

Guest Artists, International Dancers, Food, Craft Vendors. Kamakani Komohana Organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the preservation and education of Polynesian culture, dance, and music.

Tickets: Admission VIP is $35. Assigned Seating is $25.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - San Juan Capistrano
August 25-26, 2018

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

Huntington Beach Downtown Art in the Park - Huntington Beach
Check back for 2018 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.

LOCATION:
Triangle Park and HB Art Center
538 Main St
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons - Huntington Beach
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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

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