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Free Summer Concerts

Guide to summer concerts throughout Orange County.

Pictured - San Juan Summer Nights

International Street Fair - Orange
August 31- September 2, 2018

International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. Many different ethnic foods and costume. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. They provide food, drink, entertainment and crafts to the visitors.

LOCATION:
Street Fair is located in a four-square block area radiating out from the center of the Orange Plaza, which is the intersection of Chapman and Glassell.

Parking can be found at several public parking lots in the surrounding area for a fee charged by local non-profit organizations. Please be prepared to walk several blocks to get into the event.

D. Yoder Family Sundays - San Clemente
Sunday, September 2, 2018
10 am and 2 pm

Wind down with a visit to the vivid gardens at Casa Romantica with FREE admission and self-guided tours! Make ocean-themed crafts and learn about the importance of preserving our beautiful coast from organizations like the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Back Bay Nature Conservancy, and Bolsa Chica Nature Conservancy.

D. Yoder Family Sundays are held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages.

Free Admission

LOCATION:
Casa Romantica
415 Avenida Granada
San Clemente, CA 92672

Tall Ships Festival - Dana Point
September 7-9, 2018

The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. Additionally, you can explore the historic tallships and listen to the crew share tails of adventure and life at sea.

LOCATION:
Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute
Shuttle service from Salt Creek Beach Park at Pacific Coast Highway and Selva Road & from Dana Hills High School)

INFORMATION:
949-496-2274

Dozynki Harvest Festival - Yorba Linda
September 15-16, 2018

Celebrating Polish culture with food, music dancing and exhibits. Dozynki is a celebration of thanksgiving after a bountiful harvest that dates back to 16th century Poland. It remains a long-standing tradition in Polish communities throughout the world, including the United States and Canada.

The Dozynki will feature Polish folk dancers in traditional costumes plus delicious polish food such as freshly prepared stuffed cabbage, traditional pierogi, authentic Polska Kielbasa and Polish beer.

LOCATION:
Pope John Paul II Polish Center
3999 Rose Dr
Yorba Linda, CA

INFORMATION:
714-996-8161

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade - Santa Ana
September 15-16, 2018

This annual tradition celebrates Santa Ana‟s vibrant Mexican culture with a parade, beer garden, performers each night, delicious food, vendors, interactive activities, and exciting carnival rides for children of all ages

LOCATION:
Downtown Santa Ana

St NorbertFest - Orange
September 21-23, 2018

The annual St. Norbertfest (formerly Oktoberfest) continues to grow and helps to build the parish, school, and the Orange community. There will be great food fun games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting ridesand awesome entertainment for everyone—it’s a perfect time for fellowship!

LOCATION:
St. Norbert Catholic Church
300 E. Taft Avenue
Orange, CA 92865

INFORMATION:
(714) 637-4360

Irvine Global Village Festival - Irvine
September 22, 2018
10 am - 6 pm

Featuring more than 100 performances representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids' crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and an international marketplace.

Immerse yourself in cultural displays, indulge in international cuisine, explore the International Marketplace and keep the little ones in motion with hands-on art projects, games and activities in a giant, interactive Kids Village.

Festival admission and parking are free.

LOCATION:
Orange County Great Park
6000 Great Park Blvd.
Irvine, CA

INFORMATION:
949-724-6606

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, September 22, 2018
4 pm

Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. Country western wear is encouraged!

All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship.

LOCATION:
The J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center
26284 Oso Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
949-240-8441

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival - San Juan Capistrano
September 29-30, 2018
11am - 10 pm

Be Greek for the day! Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and traditional Greek costumes.

FREE Admission and FREE Parking. Complimentary shuttle service to and from the SJC Metrolink Station.

LOCATION:
San Juan Capistrano Community Center
25925 Camino Del Avion
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
(949) 542-3445

Orange County Children's Book Festival - Costa Mesa
Sunday, September 30, 2018
9:30 am to 4:00 pm

The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is designed specifically for children of all ages. This family-fun festival attracts more than 30,000 visitors who will be entertained and delighted by authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much, much more.

Admission and parking are free.

LOCATION:
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa

INFORMATION:
(714) 838-4528

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Child Support Services

Orange County Department of Child Support Services
Watch ‘Em Soar

Orange County Child Support Services partners with parents to make a difference in the lives of families we serve. Our program aims to help parents achieve self-sufficiency and support children by establishing and enforcing child support orders in an effective and efficient manner while providing a well-rounded range of community resources.

Our services include:
• Obtaining, collecting and changing child support
• Obtaining medical insurance
• Financial accounting and payment processing
• Online access to case information

Click link above to learn more about our legal services offered.

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Children's Organizations

National Girls Ministries

Girls Ministries is a ministry tool to help fulfill the Titus 2 principle of women mentoring young girls. Girls can begin in Missionettes at 3 years of age and continue through high school.

Teen Challenge

Teen Challenge is the oldest, largest and most successful program of its kind in the world. Established in 1958 by David Wilkerson, Teen Challenge has grown to more than 170 centers in the United States and 250 centers world-wide.

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Parenting & Relationships

Spero Family Services

Spero Family Services’ mission is to assist parents in developing nurturing bonds with their children in order to foster healthy development for their children. This is achieved by assisting the parents in establishing boundaries and limits through constructive discipline techniques.

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