Orange County Fair Through Aug. 13
We are thrilled to welcome everyone back for “Happy TogetherTM.” 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
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com/oc-fair
2023 US Open of Surfing July 29-Aug. 6
The Huntington Beach U.S. Open of Surfing is the world's largest surf
competition. The event will include world-class surfing and product demos
and samples from your favorite action sport industry brands. The event
is free to the public with a large event footprint south of the Huntington
Huntington City Beach www.usopenofsurfing.com
Festival of Arts Through Sep. 1
Set in a beautiful open-air gallery, this highly acclaimed juried fine art show
features the work of over 100 award-winning Orange County artists. From
paintings, glass, ceramics, photography and more, the Festival showcases
a variety of mediums and artwork styles for avid collectors and festivalgoers
to browse and purchase directly from the artists.
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
800-487-3378 / www.foapom.com
Pageant of the Masters Through Sep. 1
2023 theme is “Art Colony: In the Company of Artists.” Ninety minutes of
tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful recreations of classical
and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like
their counterparts in the original pieces.
8:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
800-487-3378 / www.foapom.com
Laguna Beach National Night Out Aug. 1
We will have demonstrations from Laguna Beach Fire, Police, and Marine
Safety departments. learn about what our first responders do and meet
our team. Free face painting, music, and games for all ages. There will be
dinner and Kona Ice to purchase at the event.
5-8pm / Main Beach Park
949-497-3311 / www.lagunabeachcity.net
Garden Grove National Night Out Aug. 1
The Garden Grove Police Department invites the community to National
Night Out, a free community-building event featuring giveaways, live
demonstrations, and more!
5-8pm / 11301 Acacia Pkwy www.ggcity.org
Fountain Valley Movies in the Park & Nat'l Night Out Aug. 1
Join the community with a night to engage with emergency response
workers (PD and Fire) and enjoy the fun with friends and family. Free
popcorn and snowcones, with carnival games and raffle prizes. Including
a costume contest for a chance to win a bike. Showing Disney Pixar's
Lightyear beginning at dusk.
6pm / FV Sports Park www.fountainvalley.org
Makers in the Zone Aug. 3
Come to the Balboa Fun Zone for a sunset celebration with a local artisan
market, live music, and drinks in our courtyard overlooking the bay. Our
community just doubled in size, Makers in the Zone + the Female Makers
Market brings a one of a kind modern day collaboration merging two
communities to make our market bigger & better than ever!
5:30-9pm / Balboa Fun Zone, Newport Beach
949-662-0193 / www.balboafunzone.com
Great Rancho Campout-Night Under the Stars! Aug. 4-5
BBQ Dinner, Rise and Shine Breakfast, Outdoor Movie, Movie Treats,
S'mores, Astronomy Telescopes, Crafts, 20 ft. Double Curve Water Slide
Inflatable, Cliff Climb and Slide Inflatable, Toddler Water Inflatable,
Interactive DJ, Outdoor Activities and Games, Photo Opportunities.
5pm-9am / Trabuco Mesa Park, Rancho Santa Margarita www.samlarc.org
La Palma Civic Expo & National Night Out Aug. 5
Join us for a night of fun and community partnership. Food Trucks and
a family fun zone, and other activities will be available for concert-goers
during the concert.
5:30-7:30pm / Central Park www.cityoflapalma.org
Symphony in the Cities & Prelude in the Park Aug. 5
With an “Under the Sea” theme, this year’s Symphony in the Cities includes
the Children’s Musical Playground and Prelude in the Park from 4-7pm
followed by the concert at 7pm. This year’s theme was inspired by the
City’s 35th anniversary with the traditional color being coral and Mission
Viejo’s rich history under the sea. Food trucks will be on site.
4-8pm / Oso Viejo Community Park, Mission Viejo
949-470-8470 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org
100 Years of Newport Beach Lifeguards Aug. 9
Join us as we celebrate 100 years of dedication, bravery, and unwavering
commitment of our lifeguards. The Newport Beach Historical Society and
its members are honored to host a nostalgic and exciting dinner + movie
+ presentation + raffle in celebration of 100 years of lifeguard service!
Limited tickets available.
5:30pm / Balboa Pavilion www.newportbeachhistorical.org
Screen on the Green: Beethoven Aug. 11
Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family, and friends. Bring a picnic dinner or
purchase refreshments provided by Mountain Mike's Pizza and Screamin'
Ice Cream! Popcorn will be served to guests free of charge.
6:30-9:30pm / Central Park, Rancho Santa Margarita
949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org
Brea Fest Aug. 11
Guests are invited to sample delicious food and beverages donated
from local restaurants while listening to live music. Enjoy exhibitions in
the Gallery, demonstrating artists, live theater performances, shopping
in market row, and much more! “Kidsville” is sponsored by North Hills
Church and includes face painting, balloon animals, make-and-take crafts,
a bounce house and kid-friendly foods. Proceeds from the event support
Brea’s Art Programs, such as the Curtis Theatre, Brea Art Gallery, and
Concerts in the Park.
6:30-10pm / Civic & Cultural Center
714-990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us
Summer Dance Party Aug. 12
Get ready to travel back in time as we rock out to '80s tunes with a DJ and
live band performance. Hit the dance floor in your favorite 80’s attire —
think neon colors, leg warmers, shoulder pads, and big hair. It is going to
be a totally rad night filled with fun for the entire family. Food trucks will
be on-site with space for picnic areas near the dance floor. Grab a friend,
bring your chairs, and enjoy the music.
6-9:30pm / Great Park, Irvine www.cityofirvine.org
Visit Huntington Beach: Historical Downtown Walking Tour Aug. 12 & 24
Led by our Visitor Experience Specialists, you'll enjoy a stroll through
Downtown and learn more about Huntington Beach's interesting past. The
tour has a walking distance of 1.5 miles.
325 Pacific Coast Highway www.surfcityusa.com
Fiesta Music Festival Aug. 13
Dozens of local nonprofit service organizations participate in the Fiesta
Music Festival. The organizations market a variety of international food
and operate game booths for participants of all ages.
10am-7pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com
SAPD Summer Safety Event Aug. 16
Don’t miss out on summer safety information, giveaways and vehicle
displays! Three stages of continuous entertainment throughout the day.
Arts & crafts, children's activities, and beverage booths.
12-2pm / El Salvador Park, Santa Ana www.santa-ana.org
Taste of Placentia Aug. 17
Please join us for our annual community favorite event! We are anticipating
over 80 vendors with lots of food, drinks and a variety of businesses to visit.
5-9pm / Tri City Park www.tasteofplacentia.com
Golf Lime Golf Tournament Aug. 19
The entry fee is $100 per player (plus tax and gratuity) and includes greens’
fee with cart, goodie-box with lime sunglasses and more, Caribbean BBQ,
awards ceremony, and best dressed contest for the most vibrant outfit.
Several holes will feature golf games and fun challenges. Hole challenges include: flamingo hole, closest to the stake, marshmallow chip, lime ball
hole, nerf dart hole, putter only hole, and more.
2-8pm / Oso Creek Golf Course, Mission Viejo
949-470-4997 / www.osocreekgolf.com
Splash-In Movie & Recreation Swim Aug. 19
Grab your swimsuit, floatie, and family, and come on down to the pool for
a showing of Cars. Lifeguards will be on duty. Recreation swim fee is $2 per
child and $4 per adult
6:30pm / Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine www.cityofirvine.org
American Legion Post 133 Car Show Aug. 20
This event is set to benefit the Huntington Beach Veterans Resource
Center, supporting veterans in need. Show off your classic car, show car, or
motorcycle, and help make a difference. This family-friendly event promises
a day of fun with music, food, opportunity drawings, and more. Bring the
whole family and furry friends for a day of excitement and support.
9am-2pm / Huntington Central Park Sports Complex
714-726-5854 / www.carshowhb.com
Boss Babe Brunch Aug. 23
We want to celebrate all of our women in business in our community! We
will have some speakers, an award ceremony, and refreshments.
11am-1pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
949-583-9639 / www.lakeforestcachamber.com
Aliso Viejo Movie Night Aug. 25
Bring blankets, pillows or low lawn chairs and watch Toy Story. Food will
be available for purchase.
6pm / Aliso Viejo Middle School www.avcity.org
Sea Country Festival Aug. 25-27
Join us for our end-of-summer event with music, rides, games, food and
more! This is a free-entry event with nominal fees for attractions. Food will
be available for purchase.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat 2-10pm, Sun 12-8pm / Dorine & El Lazo
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Gem Faire Aug. 25-27
The Largest Jewelry & Bead Show in SoCal . Shop fine jewelry, precious &
semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls,
minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair &
cleaning while you shop.
Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / OC Fair www.gemfaire.com
Chalk Art Festival Aug. 26
Bring the family out to enjoy live music, food trucks, professional chalk art
displays and more!
5:30-8:30pm / Yorba Linda Public Library & Cultural Arts Ctr.
714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Summer Garden Party Aug. 26
Garden Party Hat Contest. Create your own personalized bouquet at
the Bouquet Bar. Executive Chef Jessica Roy will prepare a delicious
Garden Party supper for all attendees to enjoy. Silent Auction & Raffle.
Live music by ‘David Aguiar and ‘The Garden Party Players’. Tickets are
$60 for Members and $80 for Non-Members. Proceeds support children’s
education programs at Sherman Library & Gardens.
4-7pm / Sherman Library and Gardens, Corona del Mar
949-673-2261 x300 / www.thesherman.org
Dana Point Classic Car Show Aug. 27
This event attracts thousands of spectators to enjoy hundreds of custom
and classic cars, awards, food trucks, spirits on the street and more. FREE
10am-3pm / Del Prado Avenue www.danapointcarshow.com