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Fun things to do in Orange County in the Summer Months

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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

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
June 3-5 2022

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

Farmakis Farms Craft Market - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:00am - 3:00pm


Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers' market located in San Juan Capistrano now offering a monthly craft market!

Crafts, arts, handmade goods and one of a kind items! FREE to attend. Will be held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

LOCATION:
29932 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
(949) 364-1270

Huntington Beach Concours - Huntington Beach
June 4-5, 2022

Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

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 Library
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Tustin
Sunday, June 5, 2022
11am to 6pm.

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 5, 2022
11 am - 4 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.

LOCATION:
Hurless Barton Park
4601 Casa Loma Ave
Yorba Linda, CA

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

Annual Pier Swim - Huntington Beach
June 11, 2022
8:30 - 11 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
Main Street & PCH
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
Huntington Beach Community Services Department
714-960-8870

Summerfest - Fountain Valley
June 16-19, 2022

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

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

Stand Up For Kids 3rd Annual Car Show - Costa Mesa
Saturday, June 18, 2022
3pm - 7pm

Join us for our 3rd Annual Car Show fundraiser benefitting homeless and at-risk youth in Orange County.

Come check out beautiful vintage, classic, and sports cars while enjoying food, drinks, and live music!

LOCATION:
The Crossing Church
2115 Newport Blvd
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION / TICKETS:
Purchase tickets online

Summer Suds Brewfest - Fountain Valley
Saturday, June 18, 2022
12-4 pm

Featuring 40+ craft breweries with over 100 beers to taste plus a selection of kombucha tea, seltzers and food tastings to enjoy. Event includes live performances from local bands, a giant party game arena for some friendly competition, beer magicians and some of SoCal's best food vendors cuisine. YOU. BEER. MUSIC. FUN.

$45 General Admission / $55 VIP Admission

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

INFORMATION:
562-495-5959

A Taste of Greece
June 24-26, 2022

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

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

Summer Solstice Garden Gala - Fullerton
2022 - check back to see if there will be an event this year

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

Outdoor Adventure Day - Silverado
2022 - check back to see if there will be an event this year

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

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

INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS:
Reservations Required (714) 649-2760

Make Music Day - Buena Park
2022 - check back to see if there will be an event this year

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.

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

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
2022 - check back to see if there will be an event this year

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.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Baroque Music Festival - Corona del Mar
2022 - check back to see if there will be an event this year

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

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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 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

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

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
July 17, 2022
12 pm check-in, race starts 1 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 once a month, during Oktoberfest you'll enjoy the ‘Running of the Wieners' every Sunday between 3pm - 4pm. Placed into one of four weight classes, the Dachshunds run a 22-yard course with their owners at the finish line, luring their dogs to run toward them with colorful toys, food, cheers and the occasional begging. Entry and admission prices vary

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

Kung Fu Panda Party! - Irvine
Saturday, July 30, 2022
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Easterseals is partnering with DreamWorks Animation to bring the new Netflix series Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight to the big screen at the Irvine Autism Therapy and Disability Service Center. Get your picture taken with Po himself, enjoy games, crafts and meet our Autism Therapy Robots, Hans and Franz!

Tickets are $15
Kids 5 and under are free – includes custom treat boxes provided by Edwards Lifesciences…with homemade Irish Flapjack Oat Bars with Chocolate!

Event Schedule:
6:45pm to 7:45pm – Special appearance by Po and ESSC Robots along with games and fun.
7:45pm – Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight watch party begins (first three episodes)

LOCATION:
1063 McGaw Ave, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92614

Vegan Faire - Anaheim
check back for 2022 information

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

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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

Pasta Fest and Car Show - La Habra
August 6, 2022
5 pm

Live Entertainment, a Delicious Pasta Dinner, an Escape Room Experience, a $500 Opportunity Drawing, 5 Best of Show Awards and Lots of FUN!

Registration is $30 and begins @ 3:30pm and awards @ 7:30pm.

LOCATION:
La Habra Community Center
101 West La Habra Blvd
La Habra, 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!

Sea Country Festival - Laguna Niguel
August 26-28, 2022
Begins at 12 noon

Bring your friends and family to experience this end-of-summer event with music, rides, games, food, and much more! The Festival is a free entry event, with nominal fees for attractions and games. Food will be available for purchase.

This year’s festival will feature a “Taste of Laguna Niguel” element, which will include a traditional beer and wine garden.

LOCATION:
On Dorine and El Lazo (in between the Laguna Niguel Design Center and the Chet Holifield Federal Building)
Laguna Niguel, Ca

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

Harvest Crusade - Anaheim
2022 date TBA

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

Plum Festival - Huntington Beach
August, date TBA
10am-2pm

There will be an All-You-Can-Eat Brunch from 10am-2pm with a plum-infused menu and cocktails including plum mimosas, citrus martini, plum sangria and more! The Old World German band, The Blue Birds, will perform from 12pm-4pm.

Brunch Reservation is required

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

The Fit Expo - Anaheim
August - coming back in 2023

Non stop competitions for fitness, physique, women’s figure, martial arts, and strength contests. Events also include bodybuilding, the Gracie family’s Jiu Jitsu tournament, powerlifting, strongman, arm wrestling, jump rope and Olympic weightlifting contests, and loopkicks demonstrations. Your ticket includes admission into the giant exhibition floor filled with cutting edge companies displaying, promoting and selling fitness, health and well-being products and services and also includes FREE admission to all competitions taking place on TheFitExpo Anaheim exhibit floor! Don't forget to check out the FREE seminars, demonstrations and celebrity autograph sessions and grab all the FREE samples. Many of our exhibitors are offering great new products at discounted prices so be prepared for the shopping action.

LOCATION:
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Open House & Meet The Founder at The Marconi Automotive Museum - Tustin
2022 Dates to be announced.

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.

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

Huntington Beach Downtown Art in the Park - Huntington Beach
2022 Dates to be announced.

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

Civil War Days at Heritage Museum OC - Santa Ana

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

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