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January 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capistrano Lights at Mission San Juan Capistrano  Through Jan. 6
Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2018: a nightly tree lighting. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long.
5pm / 26801 Ortega Highway
(949) 234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com

OC Chill Ice Rink  Through Jan. 7
Irvine Spectrum Center will be transformed into a winter wonderland when the festive outdoor Holiday Ice Rink returns to Giant Wheel Court this holiday season. The outdoor Ice Rink will offer fun for the whole family. Skate sessions are 75 minutes. Helmets are optional and provided free of charge. Season passes, private lessons and private parties available.
Irvine Spectrum Center / www.skatespectrum.com

Bride World Expo  Jan. 5
150 florists, photographers, DJs, wedding venues, photo booths, invitations, décor ideas, honeymoon packages, fashion shows, a gown sale and DIY seminars. Meet local experts and find amazing wedding planning values.
10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa / www.brideworld.com

D. Yoder Family  Sundays Jan. 6
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. Wind down with a visit to the vivid gardens at Casa Romantica with FREE admission and self-guided tours!
10am-2pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Village Art Faire  Jan. 6
The first Sunday of every month. Fine art, photography, ceramics, wood work, metal work, jewelry, fused/blown glass, candles, apothecary, home décor, leather work, botanicals, sculpture, textiles, and much more.
9am-3pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
(949) 218-5378 / www.villagesanclemente.org

Los Alamitos Chamber Installation Gala  Jan. 10
Celebrate the installation of the new board and honor those who do great in our community. Please contact the Chamber Office directly to donate items of $100 or more for the silent auction– 50% of proceeds will be donated to the Non-Profit of the Year.
6-10pm / On The Greens at the Navy Golf Course, Cypress
(562) 598-6659 / www.losalchamber.org

Laguna Hills State of the City  Jan. 11
Please join chamber members, business and community leaders, and elected officials, for the annual Mayor’s State of the City Address, where you will hear how city leaders plan to address the challenges and opportunities facing our city. Lunch free with RSVP.
11:30am-1pm / Heritage Room, Laguna Hills Community Center
(949) 542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com

HB APA’s “Side Show”  Jan. 11-13 & 18-20
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts presents “Side Show,” a musical based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression. “Side Show” is a moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame, but denies them love. HB APA’s Musical Theatre department presents this annual fundraiser and show, which will be complete with opportunity baskets, auctions, and a pre-show one hour before each performance.
APA Studio Theater (Black Box)
(714) 536-2514, ext. 4025 / www.hbapa.org

Sister Cities Presents Gianne de Genevraye  Jan. 12
The Newport Beach Sister City Association, with special thanks to the Newport Beach City Arts Commission, will host a reception and conversation with international artist Gianne de Genevraye. Small bites and no-host wine bar. Gianne de Genevraye is a Contemporary Nature Artist who paints in public gardens and exhibits in public spaces. Her work focuses on contemporary approaches to nature.
6:30-8:30pm / Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room
(949) 650-0594 / www.newportbeachca.gov

Whale Talk & Walk  Jan. 12
Join us for a Naturalist-led presentation on whales, other cetaceans, and marine mammals that can frequently be seen from the Dana Point Headlands. Designed to introduce participants to the natural history of marine mammals, whale characterization, and interesting tidbits about these large and fascinating creatures of the sea. Second Saturday of each month.
9-11am / Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center
(949) 248-3527 / www.danapoint.org

Artesanos Village Craft Fair  Jan. 12
Community Crafters meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to sell their beautiful art and display their talented skills.
9am-2pm / Hecho en Mexico, Placentia
(714) 353-7517 / www.hechoenmexico-giftstore.com

OC Festival of Speed  Jan. 12-13
We will have the opportunity to watch some of the world’s most extreme hypercars and exotics do what they do best – showcase their performance
abilities on a track with side-by-side racing, high speed passes, extreme acceleration, and maybe even the occasional burnout! Benefits the Special Olympics Southern California – Inland Empire Region.
9am-5pm / Auto Club Speedway, Fontana / https://ocfestivalofspeed.com

Discovery Day at Centennial Farm  Jan. 18
Gives guests an opportunity to take a self-guided tour through the farm with volunteers nearby to provide information and answer farm-related
questions. Reservations are required for groups of six or more children.
9am-noon / OC Fair & Event Center / www.ocfair.com

Aliso Viejo Chamber 2019 Gala  Jan. 18
An evening of dinner, dancing, and fun! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, moving into a sumptuous dinner with wine. Following a brief installation of 2018 officers, we will dance our way through the evening with old friends and new. Tickets are $50 per person.
6-10pm / Aliso Viejo Center
(949) 243-7042 / www.alisoviejochamber.com

2019 Miss Anaheim Competition  Jan. 19
Watch contestants from Anaheim and surrounding communities compete for over $10,000 in scholarships and awards. This is an official preliminary to the Miss California and Miss America competitions.
6-9pm / Anaheim Performing Arts Center-Servite High School
(714) 273-3935 / www.missanaheimpageant.org

Excellence In Placentia Gala  Jan. 24
Please join us for our annual celebration honoring the amazing Citizens and Businesses that make Placentia such a great place to live and work. This year, we are adding Best Employer and Best Youth Volunteer to our list of honorees.
6-9pm / Alta Vista Country Club
(714) 528-1873 / www.placentiachamber.com

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Awards Dinner & Auction  Jan. 25
Open to the public, the gala will honor the winners of the 2018 Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights competitions and raise funds for next year’s Parade. All award winners will receive two complimentary tickets to the event. In addition to the awards ceremony, guests will have the opportunity to take part in an incredible live and silent auction.
6-11pm / The Fashion Island Hotel / www.newportbeach.com

Lake Forest SnowFest  Jan. 26
Pre-registration is mandatory. Tickets are sold out by the time of the event. Bring your family and friends to our annual winter event, SnowFest, featuring snow-laden slopes, snow play area, and guest appearances from visitors from a galaxy far, far away! Food and drinks available for a nominal fee.
11am-4pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 461-3459 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Fountain Valley State of the City Luncheon  Jan. 29
Panel discussion on City & Chamber goals for 2019.
11:30am-1:30pm / Los Caballeros Sports Village
(714) 962-3822 / www.fvchamber.com

Pizza with Police  Jan. 31
The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee, together with Laguna Niguel Police Services, is hosting this event for 9-12th graders at Fresh Brothers Pizza. Break down the barriers by getting to know your local Deputies, ask questions about their jobs, and enjoy some great pizza with other high school students!
5-7pm / 24002 Aliso Creek Road
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

December 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy  Through Dec. 16
Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, live holiday entertainment, great outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo and Santa!
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Santa’s Workshop  Nov. 28-Dec. 19 (Wed., Sat. and Sun.)
Along with Mrs. Claus and the elves, Santa will greet all visitors with a cheerful, Ho! Ho! Ho! and a peppermint candy cane. You are welcome to take pictures of your visit.
6-8pm / Civic Center Plaza / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Aliso Viejo All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting  Nov. 29
A fun-filled magical family celebration featuring Santa, train rides, carolers and snow!
5:30-8pm / Town Center Fountain / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Bazaar  Dec. 1
A holiday wonderland with vintage ornaments, twinkling lights, and a beautiful, majestic tree on the beach. Santa, carolers, hot chocolate, cider and home-baked goodies will be provided.
10am-5:30pm / Crystal Cove State Park, Newport Beach
(949) 376-6200 / www.crystalcove.org

Dana Point Winter Festival & Tree Lighting  Dec. 1
Santa visits, carnival games, craft fair, face painting, crafts, Lego Santa’s Village Workshop, the Mini Express train ride, petting zoo, pony rides and the annual tree lighting at 5:15pm.
Noon-5:30pm / La Plaza Park / www.danapoint.org

Lake Forest Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 1
Holiday melodies, cookie decorating, and story time with Santa to add to the wintertime magic. Registration is required.
8:30am & 11:30am / City Hall / www.lakeforestca.gov

Winter in the Grove  Dec. 1
Enjoy free seasonal refreshments, children’s activities, a visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus, and an unforgettable tree lighting ceremony. Unlimited snow slide rides are $5.
4-8pm / Village Green Park, Garden Grove / www.ggcity.org

City of SJC’s Annual Christmas Celebration  Dec. 1
Live Nativity, kids cookie decorating & temporary holiday tattoo, free photo with Santa, free kids crafts, Christmas train ride, Christmas at the Mission and more!
4-9pm / Historic Town Center Park / www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Santa Paws  Dec. 1
Bring your pet and have their picture taken with Santa for a small fee. All proceeds go to support the Pet Project Foundation which supports the San Clemente-Dana Point Animal Shelter.
10am-3pm / El Torito Courtyard / www.petprojectfoundation.org

Fullerton Winter Market  Dec. 1
Beer & wine garden, pictures with Santa, artisan craft & design vendors, holiday performances and food. Bring a toy to donate!
Noon-4pm / Downtown Fullerton Plaza / www.cityoffullerton.com

Santa’s Village by the Sea  Dec. 1
Tree lighting with Santa arriving on a firetruck. Christmas at the Casa: Holiday entertainment, crafts, cocoa & cookies. Puttin’ On The Glitz and Community Center Holiday Hoopla.
5-8pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente / www.villagesanclemente.org

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 1
Will feature guests from the North Pole as well as performances by various community groups, delicious food available for purchase from local nonprofit organizations, games, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more!
4:30-8pm / Recreation Center & Sports Park / www.fountainvalley.org

Los Alamitos Winter Wonderland  Dec. 1
Free snow play, musical entertainment, tree lighting, snow sledding, Santa’s Village and toy drive for local charities.
4-7:30pm / St. Isadore Historical Plaza / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Yappy Howl-iday Celebration  Dec. 2
Haute hounds enjoy lapping up libations (thanks to water in his favorite flavor) while human guests relax with a glass of wine or a cocktail. Proceeds support the Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.
11am-2pm / The Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point / www.ritzcarlton.com

Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession  Dec. 2
An evening of holiday cheer and family fun as we sing traditional carols of the season with the Orange Community Master Chorale led by musical director Michael Short.
3:30-7pm / Old Towne Orange Plaza / www.cityoforange.org

Irvine Winter Wonderland  Dec. 2
Games, crafts, entertainment, food and a tree-lighting ceremony. Joyful Jingles program and a visit from Santa Claus. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped gift suitable for infants or children up to age 12.
3-7pm / Irvine Civic Center / www.cityofirvine.org

Winter Toy Drive  Dec. 2
The toy drive will include a car show and food sampling. Toys will be donated to local organizations and nonprofits.
11am-3pm / Historic Main St., Garden Grove / www.ggcity.org

‘Light a Light of Love’ Holiday Parade  Dec. 2
Parade participants include youth groups, a band, several classic cars and Santa & Mrs. Santa Claus on a Huntington Beach fire engine. Entertainment at Pier Plaza, a Taste of Main Street, and a snowflake lighting ceremony at the pier.
3:30-7pm / Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach / www.waymakersoc.org

Tree Lighting at Pines Park  Dec. 3
Santa visits, holiday characters, carnival games, Lil’ Dickens Carolers, dog costume parade, tree lighting, hot chocolate, cookies and dog treats.
3-5pm / 34941 Camino Capistrano / www.danapoint.org

Westminster Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 3
We will light the tree, sing carols, restock the “food closets” for the needy, and of course … be visited by Santa Claus himself.
6:30pm / Civic Center / www.westminster-ca.gov

Cypress Holiday Sing and Tree Lighting  Dec. 4
School performances, letters to Santa & Veterans, holiday crafts, train rides, visits with Santa and refreshments.
6-8pm / Civic Center/Library/Tennis Courts / www.cypressrec.org

Tamale Festival  Dec. 5
Additional festival activities include two stages of live entertainment (Darden Sisters, Groupo Fenix & Mariachi Divas), Christmas Palm Tree lighting and visits with Santa.
4-9:30pm / Santa Fe Street, Old Town Placentia / www.placentia.org

La Palma Holiday Tree Lighting  Dec. 5
Enjoy the musical talents from our local schools and join in during the Community Carol Sing Along.
5:30-8:30pm / Central Park Amphitheater / www.cityoflapalma.org

Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony  Dec. 6
Live music and entertainment. Watch the holiday tree light up! Pictures with Santa are available for a fee. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.
6:30pm / Civic & Cultural Center / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Jingle Jam  Dec. 6
Donated toys will go to Spark of Love. Those who donate will receive a front-of-the-line pass to see Santa Claus.
5-8pm / Eastgate Park, Garden Grove / www.ggcity.org

Stanton Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 6
Enjoy live music, arts & crafts, story time with the Stanton Library, and the lighting of the Stanton Central Park Christmas tree. A visit from Santa!
6-7:30pm / Central Park / http://ci.stanton.ca.us

Seal Beach Christmas Parade  Dec. 7
“The Magic of Christmas.” Marching bands, dancing groups, youth groups, equestrians, classic cars, local businesses, floats, military displays and more.
7-9pm / Main Street / www.sealbeachlions.org

Tustin Christmas Tree Lighting  Dec. 7
Enjoy holiday carols, stage entertainment, and tree lighting.
6-8pm / Tustin Library Courtyard / www.tustinca.org

Holly Jolly Lights Tour  Dec. 7-8
Your ticket includes an outdoor party with live entertainment, a holiday cookie and hot chocolate, a marshmallow for toasting and a warm fire.
6pm & 8pm / Mission Viejo Civic Center Plaza / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Nights of 1000 Lights  Dec. 7-8
Holiday celebration featuring a dazzling display of lights, live music, visits with Santa, hot chocolate and ‘smores!
6-9pm / Sherman Library & Gardens, Corona del Mar
(949) 673-2261 / www.slgardens.org

Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights  Dec. 7-8 & 14-15
“Western Wonderland.” Boaters from all around Orange County decorate their boats and vie for the awards. Festivities begin at 4:30pm.
7-9pm / Dana Point Harbor / www.danapointharbor.com

Candlelight Walk  Dec. 7-9
Luminaria-lit paths and historic buildings and trees aglow with Christmas lighting. Victorian carolers, live entertainment, storytellers, visits with Santa, and refreshments.
5:30-8:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park / www.lakeforestca.gov

Yorba Linda Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 8
Breakfast, crafts, live entertainment and a chance to meet Santa!
9-11:30am / Yorba Linda Community Center / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Laguna Hills Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 8
Join us for a special celebration complete with a scrumptious breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday crafts.
9-11am / Community Center & Sports Complex / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Westminster Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 8
After a visit with Santa, enjoy a morning of arts and crafts.
9-10:30am / Community Services Building
(714) 895-2860 / http://www.westminster-ca.gov

Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair  Dec. 9
More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring about 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits and small animals for adoption. Vendors, gourmet food trucks, a silent auction, low-cost microchipping on-site and an opportunity drawing.
10am-2pm / Irvine Animal Care Center / www.irvineanimals.org

Villa Park Dry Land Boat Parade  Dec. 9
An asphalt harbor tour where 50+ vessels travel through Villa Park. Activities at the VP Towne Center following the parade.
5-9pm / Village Park Towne Center / https://villapark.co

Balboa Island Holiday Home Tour  Dec. 9
Nine uniquely holiday decorated bay-front and island homes. Be sure to visit the shops on Marine and Agate Avenues for your holiday shopping and refreshments!
11am-4pm / Balboa Island / www.balboaislandnb.org

Cruise of Lights  Dec. 14-17 & 20-23
Join us for our 45-minute narrated boat tour through the sparkling waterways of Huntington Harbour. See thousands of lights on boats, decks, docks and homes, plus incredible animation. Benefits the Philharmonic Society of Orange County’s nationally-recognized Youth Programs.
5:30-8:30pm / Huntington Harbour Mall
(714) 840-7542 / www.cruiseoflights.org

OC Autism Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 15
Family Resource Fair, continental breakfast, healthy snacks, refreshing beverages, and live entertainments in a safe and inviting atmosphere for children with Autism and other disabilities, their families & caregivers.
10am-2pm / Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove / www.ocautism.org

Christmas and Nativity Play  Dec. 16
Old World Village plays host to the International Celebration of Christmas, a celebration that brings together a diverse group of churches, singers & dancers for a celebration that highlights the meaning of the season.
5:30pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

Muckenthaler Holiday Festival  Dec. 16
Family-friendly activities, live music, art workshops for children, arts & crafts sale, and an appearance by Santa Claus.
Noon-4pm / 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton / www.themuck.org

Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade  Dec. 19-23
The parade starts at Collins Island at 6:30pm and will last approximately 3.5 hours. Over 250 ships participate in the parade along with hundreds of waterfront estates.
(949) 675-0551 / www.christmasboatparade.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

November 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vissla ISA World Junior Surfing Championship  Oct. 27-Nov. 4
This event will make history as the first edition to feature gender equality, offering equal slots for boys and girls on each team. Watch future Olympians surf the waters of Surf City USA and be a part of the opening ceremony, event, and awards.
Huntington City Beach / www.isasurf.org

Taste of San Clemente  Nov. 2
Enjoy a wine tasting from area vineyards as well as a sampling of Microbrews. Guests will receive an engraved, limited edition “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug. In addition, the event will include a fabulous Silent Auction with over forty wonderful baskets and gifts. Cocktail attire. No jeans.
6-10pm / Casino San Clemente
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Irvine Holiday Faire  Nov. 2-3
More than 100 talented Southern California artists showcase unique handmade gifts for purchase, including holiday decorations, hand-blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, folk crafts, clothing and more. Festive holiday music and selected food items for purchase in collectible ceramic bowls and mugs.
9am-4pm / Irvine Fine Arts Center / www.irvinefinearts.org

Trash Bag Fashion Show  Nov. 3
The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Beach UHSD, presents its annual “Trash Bag Fashion Show,” a fun afternoon of amusement and student-choreographed dancing held by the APA Dance Department. This year’s theme: “Trash ‘N Roll.”
11:30am-4pm / Dwyer Middle School, Huntington Beach / www.tututix.com/client/apadanceguild

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea  Nov. 3
Experience the time-honored, classic ballet “The Nutcracker” come to life as Ballet Etudes welcomes you to this one-of-a-kind “tutu” cute tea party. Enjoy 15 themed tables, full Tea Service with Sandwiches, Pastries, Desserts and a Beverage. Meet Nutcracker Characters in costume and enjoy Story Time.
4-6pm / Senior Center in Central Park, Huntington Beach
(714) 469-0142 / www.balletetudes.com

OC United Partners with Rotary for Second Annual Pumpkin Run  Nov. 3
A 5k, family-friendly, costumed, walk-run on the Fullerton Trails. Proceeds will go to under-resourced families and children in Fullerton. A post-race party will be held at Fullerton High School Stadium with more fall festivities.
6:30am-noon / Juanita Cooke & Hilscher Trails Park, Fullerton
(714) 515-3085 / www.ocunited.org

Mayor’s Ball  Nov. 3
Presented by the Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce.
6-10pm / Mile Square Golf Course, Fountain Valley
(714) 962-3822 / www.fvchamber.com

Big Adventure  Nov. 3-4
The ultimate music, comedy, sci-fi, fantasy and gaming event. Special musical guests include Modest Mouse, Empire of the Sun, Phantogram, Cold War Kids, Echos and more, while the comedy stage brings performers Patton Oswalt, Jim Jefferies, Baron Vaughn, Kristen Schaal and Natasha Leggero.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.bigadventurefest.com

Serving Up Style  Nov. 4
AVPFirst is proud to announce its 3rd Annual Wall of Champions Induction Ceremony and Serving Up Style Fashion Show fundraiser. Recognizes the significant professional and personal contributions of individuals that have paved the way for the advancement and growth of beach volleyball.
4:30-7pm / Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach / www.avp.com

Dino Dash (Run, Walk, Ride)  Nov. 4
Hosted by the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, The Dinosaur Dash is an annual event where walkers, runners, bikers, and volunteers raise money benefiting the non-profit Tustin Public Schools Foundation and local public schools.
5:30-10:30am / The Market Place, Tustin / www.dinosaurdash.net

Art & Nature Family Festival  Nov. 4
Art, nature, and science activities for all ages. Free admission. The museum opens its doors for free to visitors of all ages and offers a variety of interactive art, nature, and science activities, environmental information booths, and face painting.
2pm / Laguna Art Museum: 307 Cliff Drive
(949) 494-8971 / www.lagunaartmuseum.org

The Celebration of the Beautification of Los Alamitos  Nov. 5
Join the celebration and visit local businesses and nonprofits. Free food, popcorn, ice cream, performances, bouncers and games.
4:30-6pm / Serpentine & Los Alamitos Blvd.
(562) 431-3538 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Holiday Boutique  Nov. 9
Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, stop by for a glass of wine and enjoy our fashion show while shopping for unique products. All to benefit San Juan Children’s Education Foundation.
Noon-9pm / Bella Collina Golf Club, San Clemente / www.sanjuanchamber.com

Cypress Veterans Day Tribute  Nov. 9
A special luncheon and tribute to our veterans.
11am-1pm / Senior Center: 9031 Grindlay St.
(714) 229-2005 / www.cypressca.org

Mission Basilica School Serenade Gala  Nov. 9
“Sky Full of Starts” Dinner, auction and dancing. Celebrating 90 Years of Education in the San Juan Capistrano Community.
5:30-11:30pm / The Ritz-Carlton – Laguna Niguel
(949) 234-1385 x2 / www.missionbasilicaschool.org

California Wine and Food Festival  Nov. 9-10
California’s best wineries pouring hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view.
Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach
(800) 936-3126 / www.californiawinefestival.com

West Coast Gem & Mineral Show  Nov. 9-11
Shop more than 70 local, national and international vendors selling everything from beads and gems to fossils, crystals, meteorites and home décor. The show is free and open to the public; parking is $5.
Hilton Costa Mesa / www.mzexpos.com

Wounded Warriors Softball Game and Veterans Fair  Nov. 10
Double-header with local celebrities vs. Wounded Warriors Championship Team. Kids games, activities and inflatables! Fun for the whole family.
1-4pm / Saddleback College Baseball Stadium, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3003 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Driftwood Festival  Nov. 10-11
Locally sourced food trucks and restaurants serve great artisan nibbles! In addition to 100’s of craft beers to taste, the music stage is jammed packed full of amazing country music.
Noon-10pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / www.driftwoodfest.com

Huntington Beach Veteran’s Day Ceremony  Nov. 11
Join the Huntington Beach Mayor and American Legion Huntington Beach Post 133. Celebrate the veterans who gave themselves for their country. The valor, dedication, and heroism of veterans will be acknowledged, for without them we would not have the freedom we enjoy today.
11am / Pier Plaza / www.surfcityusa.com

Totally Tustin Food & Wine Festival  Nov. 11
Taste incredible cuisine from top Tustin restaurants, sip on fine wines, revel the night away to live music.
6-9pm / The Hangars in Tustin
(714) 573-3803 / www.tustinchamber.org

City of Orange Veterans Day Tribute  Nov. 11
Join the City of Orange as we honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches. Open to the general public and all veterans, current military, friends, and family are encouraged to attend.
2-3pm / Depot Park: 100 N Atchison St.
(714) 744-5599 / www.cityoforange.org

Surf City Veteran’s Day Car Show  Nov. 11
Over 500 mixed cars and models. Proceeds benefiting Paralyzed Veterans of America.
9am-2pm / Huntington City Beach / www.surfcityusa.com

La Habra Veterans Day Event  Nov. 11
The theme this year is “Honoring our Heroes.”
1pm / La Habra Community Center
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com

Stanton Veteran’s Day Celebration  Nov. 11
The celebration will include a formal ceremony, a special message from the Mayor, guest speakers, flag folding ceremony, rifle salute and much more. A reception will be held at City Hall upon the ceremony’s conclusion. Light refreshments and appetizers will be served.
9-11am / Veteran’s Memorial Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Mission Viejo Veterans Day  Nov. 11
Included in this year’s program is a celebration of the 2018 Mission Viejo Veteran of the Year, with musical performances by Sgt Rachel Bartlett. Following the ceremony will be a reception outside on the Orchard Terrace.
2-4pm / Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center
(949) 470-3062 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Brea Veteran’s Day Ceremony  Nov. 12
10-10:45am / Brea War Memorial Brea Civic & Cultural Center
(714) 990-7600 / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Letters to Santa  Nov. 12
Santa has asked us to help him by collecting letters in our “North Pole” mailbox in front of the Crown Valley Park Registration Office. We will forward the letters to the North Pole for a response from Santa. Santa will be able to write one return letter per family at one address in Laguna Niguel.
8am-5pm / 29751 Crown Valley Parkway, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Mayor’s Thanksgiving Breakfast  Nov. 15
Hosted by the Tustin Community Foundation, this event is a wonderful way to kick off the holidays. It will be an inspirational morning with our city’s Mayor Al Murray, members of the city council, local business and community leaders, city and school district representatives and nonprofit volunteers.
7-9am / Salvation Army Tustin Ranch Church
(714) 721-0337 / www.tustincommunityfoundation.org

City of Stanton Star Party  Nov. 16
The City of Stanton and OC Astronomers will be hosting a free star-gazing Star Party event for families to looks at planets and other stellar objects through telescopes and discussions with amateur astronomers about the sky, equipment, and involving in astronomy. Early arrival is suggested.
7-9pm / Stanton Central Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Nutcracker Craft Boutique  Nov. 16-17
Admission is $2, with proceeds benefitting youth, teen and family programs, and parking is free. Over 250 vendors will be on-site displaying and selling beautiful handcrafted holiday gifts, decorations, food and collectibles. Shoppers can come one day, or both, to shop for one-of-a-kind items.
Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Seal Beach Christmas Tree Lighting  Nov. 17
Santa, Snow and Small Town Cheer!
4-8pm / Eisenhower Park
(562) 799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org

PurpleStride Orange County  Nov. 17
When you Wage Hope at PurpleStride Orange County 2018, the walk to end pancreatic cancer, you join a vibrant community of survivors, impacted families, loved ones, researchers and advocates committed to rewriting the future of this deadly disease.
9am / William Mason Regional Park – Shelter 5, Irvine / https://secure.pancan.org

Sawdust Art Festival Winter Fantasy  Nov. 17-Dec. 16
Art media includes jewelry, clothing, fused and blown glass, ceramics, woodwork, forged metals, painting, photography, sculpture, clothing and textiles. Experience unique artwork by 180 artists, holiday entertainment, outdoor cafes, art classes and demonstrations, petting zoo, Santa and much more!
10am-7pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Dana Point Turkey Trot  Nov. 22
Known for its scenic coastal routes, beautiful weather, and family-friendly activities, the Dana Point Turkey Trot has become an Orange County tradition, attracting more than 17,000 participants in its 5K, 10K, Combo, Kids’ Gobble Wobble, and two-day Health and Wellness Expo.
6-11am / Dana Point Harbor / www.turkeytrot.com

Tamale Festival  Nov. 25
In addition to tamale vendors, the event will include a tamale contest, general vendors, an art walk, dance and musical performances and more! The City’s annual Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony is now part of the event.
10am-6pm / Euclid St. between La Habra & Lambert
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabratamalefestival.com

All is Bright Celebration & Tree Lighting  Nov. 29
A fun-filled magical family celebration featuring Santa, train rides, carolers and snow!
5:30-8pm / Aliso Viejo Town Center Fountain
(949) 425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

October 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knott’s Scary Farm  Sept. 20-Oct. 31
The fully transformed theme park features uniquely haunted mazes and attractions, sinister shows and more than 1,000 horrifying creatures lurking
in the fog and hiding in every corner.
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park / www.knotts.com

Octoberfest Orange County  Sept. 29-Oct. 21
Every Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy German beer, traditional Bavarian food, live entertainment, dancing, music and more on the oceanfront.
Noon-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront / www.octoberfestoc.com

La Habra Movies in the Park  Through Oct. 12
Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk.
See website for schedule: www.lahabracity.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Another summer with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road / http://series.hyattconcerts.com

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest  Through Oct. 28 (Wednesday through Sunday)
Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests and do the Chicken Dance!
Old World Festival Hall / www.oldworld.ws

German Unity Day Celebrations  Oct. 4
We’ve serving FREE FOOD to the 1st 500 people in line. In order to get the FREE FOOD you have to have a ticket and be one of the 1st 500 guests. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents.
7-10:30pm / Old World Village Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival  Oct. 4-7
You’ll enjoy one-of-a-kind dinners by celebrity chefs and local masters, taste bites from 40 different top restaurants with their executive chefs and sip from over 250 varieties of wines, spirits and craft brews.
Newport Beach Civic Center / www.newportwineandfood.com

Tustin Tiller Days  Oct. 5-7
The event provides an opportunity for Tustin to celebrate Orange County’s agricultural heritage. Features Parade (on Saturday at 10 am), carnival, rides, food and entertainment. Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-8pm / 17522 Beneta Way
(714) 573-3326 / www.tustintillerdays.org

Autumn Harvest Festival  Oct. 6
Trick-or-Treat stations, Adventure Maze, and visit the Haunted School House. Children of all ages can participate in ghoulish games, costume contests and the pumpkin decorating zone.
4:30-8:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
(949) 923-2230 / www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational  Oct. 6-14
North America’s most renowned, plein air landscape painters will compete for prestigious prizes and participate for the week of events including public paint outs and artist meet and greets.
Festival of Arts Grounds / www.lagunapleinair.com

San Clemente Sea Fest  Oct. 7
This event features a Chowder Cook-off, Fisherman’s Lobster, Surfing Contest, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation.
9:30am-3pm / San Clemente Pier / www.scchamber.com

Sandcastle Contest  Oct. 7
Thousands of sightseers will descend on “Big Corona Beach” to view amazing sand sculptures created by participants ranging from the novice to the expert.
10am-3:30pm / Corona del Mar State Beach / www.newportbeach.com

Haunt at Heritage Hill  Oct. 12-13
Haunted House, Mazes, Goblins, Music, Stage Performances, Classic Horror Movie Screening. Wear your costume!
6:30-10:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
(949) 923-2230 / www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

Boot Hill  Oct. 12-13, 19-21 & 26-28
The unearthly spirits from the Old West town of Bridgewood will materialize for 8 nights, transforming the residence into the old church and cemetery that once occupied this hallowed ground.
16 Goldenrod Lane, Irvine / www.legendofboothill.com

Art in the Park  Oct. 13
Stop by to enjoy a festive day with the arts, have a bite to eat and mingle with the artists and craftspeople who will be exhibiting and selling their original art and fine crafts.
10am-4pm / Newport Beach Civic Center / www.newportbeachartsfoundation.org

The Heritage Festival and Parade  Oct. 13
Parade and fair booths. The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast at 6:30am followed by the parade and band review at 9:30am. The festival begins at 9:30am and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.
Tri-City Park, Placentia / www.placentia.org

Silverado Country Fair & Folk Festival  Oct. 13-14
Explores the wonders of the area’s Old West rustic culture, great live music, Wild West reenactments, handmade arts and crafts, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, and contests.
Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds / www.silveradocountryfair.org

Spooktacular Fun Days  Oct. 13-14
Enjoy traditional family-friendly fall activities such as a treat town, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, entertainment, crafts, inflatables, face painting, community booths, carnival games, food concessions and more.
9am-4pm / The Great Park, Irvine / www.cityofirvine.org

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K  Oct. 13-14
The spectacular 10K is long enough to challenge your endurance yet is the perfect distance for achieving a PR. The Flat Fast course along California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway is perfect for a leisurely 5K jog.
21100 PCH, Huntington Beach / www.motivrunning.com

Haunted Trails  Oct. 18-19
Dare to walk the Haunted Trails experiencing medieval life and all of its tales. When the sun sets, the trails will open, guides will escort groups of 10 guests through the halls and tents.
6:30-10pm / Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us

CHOC-Littlest Angel Guild’s Great Kitchens & Garden  Oct. 19
This self-guided tour, our guests will view 6 stunning homes located in Peralta Hills and Yorba Linda. “Tasty Bites” and sips. Also, shopping can be done at the “Petite Boutique.” The Geronsins are honored to sponsor “The Hacienda of Angels” home – please come by to see us! Event supports CHOC Children’s Hospital.
10am-4pm / Anaheim & Yorba Linda / www.littlestangelguild.org

Silverado Days  Oct. 19-21
Games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun. Car Show, a World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Baby Contest, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more!
William Peak Park, Buena Park / www.silveradodays.com

Historical Cemetery Tour  Oct. 20
Docents will guide visitors through scenes that played important roles in the history of the county, culminating in a presentation in Fairhaven’s beautiful 1916 mausoleum.
Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana / www.santaanahistory.com

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt  Oct. 20
Celebrate Halloween in a fun and safe environment with good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths.
5:30-8:30pm / Picnic sites A and B / www.parks.ca.gov/doheny

Yappy Howl-O-Ween  Oct. 25
The chance for pups to strut their stuff in their costumes.
4-7pm / The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel / www.ritzcarlton.com

Halloween Spooktacular/Moonlight Movies  Oct. 26
Carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, a costume parade and entertainment. “Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie” and “Poltergeist”.
3-9pm / Dana Point Community Center / www.danapoint.org

Anaheim Fall Festival/Halloween Parade  Oct. 27
Game and food booths, live entertainment, craft fair, haunted house, pumpkin patch, a children’s costume contest and trick-or-treating.
6pm / Center Street Promenade, Downtown Anaheim / www.anaheimhalloweenparade.org

Spooky San Clemente  Oct. 27
A haunted maze, a mystical magic show, a costume contest and parade, a movie on the lawn (Monsters, Inc. at 6pm), and ghostly games.
4-7pm / Community Center: 100 N Calle Seville / www.san-clemente.org

Los Alamitos Trunk or Treat  Oct. 27
Trunk-or-treating, treasure hunting, games, costume contests and more! Be sure to dress in your Halloween best and bring a bag for all of your loot!
5-7:30pm / Little Cottonwood Park / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Jack O’Lantern Jamboree  Oct. 27
Spooky train, carnival games, crafts, bounce houses, goodies, and more! Pumpkins available for sale at the Pumpkin Patch.
1-4pm / Atlantis Play Center, Garden Grove / www.ggcity.org

Halloween Fun with Family and Friends  Oct. 27
Games, DJ entertainment, costume contests, non-profit food booths and a howling good time for everyone. Be sure to bring your trick-or-treat bag!
Noon-4pm / Stanton Park / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Villa Park Halloween Fest  Oct. 27
Costumed children will have the opportunity to visit local merchants for treats throughout the Towne Centre. There will also be hayrides, a coloring contest, food, commemorative photos and pumpkin carving.
4-7:30pm / Villa Park Towne Centre / www.vpcsfoundation.org

Casa Creepy: Haunted House  Oct. 27, 28 & 31
Encounter ghosts, mummies, and creepy surprises around every corner during spooky tours of our historic 1927 home.
7-9pm / Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Dia de los Muertos Car Show & Concert  Oct. 28
Trophies for top 15 cars/trucks, top ten motorcycles, top five bikes/pedal cars, and top three Ofrendas. Food, drinks, live music, cars, and shopping!
10am-4pm / OC Fair & Event Center / www.ocmarketplace.com

Happy Hallowiener Doggy Dress Up & Kids Costume  Oct. 28
The kids can enjoy the dog races, carnival games, face painting, a bouncy house, DoDo the chicken, and more …
2-7pm / Old World Village Festival Hall / www.oldworld.ws

Kidz Block Party  Oct. 31
Face painting, pony rides, games, bounce house, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, raffles, prizes, entertainment and free candy.
5-9pm / Downtown Brea / www.kidzblockparty.com

Cypress Halloween Carnival  Oct. 31
Family Games, Entertainment and Trick or Treat! Food will be sold for an additional cost at the event.
6-9pm / Cypress Community Center / www.cypressca.org

Main Street Halloween Fest  Oct. 31
Pony rides, petting zoo, costume contests and more.
4-8pm / Downtown Huntington Beach / www.hbchamber.com

La Palma Halloween Carnival  Oct. 31
Carnival games and those who dare to find their way through a maze PLUS, new this year is the Carved Pumpkin Contest!
6-8:30pm / Central Park / www.cityoflapalma.org

Halloween Howl  Oct. 31
Costume contests, family entertainment, carnival games, prizes and candy.
3-5pm / Columbus Tustin Activity Center / www.tustinca.org

Fall Family Festival  Oct. 31
Trick-or-Treat in a fun and safe environment, inflatables and bounce houses, partake in the costume contest and join the child and pet costume parade.
2-5pm / Rancho Santa Margarita Central Park / www.samlarc.org

Trunk-or-Treat  Oct. 31
A safe Halloween event with trick or treating, games and meal. Kids come in costume and there will be photo opportunities.
6-8pm / King of Kings Lutheran Church/School, Garden Grove
(714) 530-6584 / www.kingofkingsgg.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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September 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Festival of Arts  Through Sept. 1
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters  Through Sept. 1
Ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”). Incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach / www.foapom.com

Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series  Sept. 2
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this HB tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, like concert bands, Latin bands, and hot swinging big bands.
5pm / Thomas Ridley Central Park Bandstand
(714) 891-6856 / www.hbconcertband.org

Dana Point Concerts in the Park  Through Sept. 9 (Sundays)
A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934.
3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel Road
(949) 248-3530 / www.danapoint.org

La Habra Movies in the Park  Through Oct. 12
Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk.
See website for schedule: www.lahabracity.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road / http://series.hyattconcerts.com

International Street Fair  Aug. 31-Sept. 2
International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. Many different ethnic foods and costumes. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. Food, drink, entertainment and crafts provided.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-10pm / Orange Plaza / www.orangestreetfair.org

Tall Ships Festival  Sept. 7-9
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. Explore the historic tall ships and listen to the crew share tails of life at sea.
Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute / www.ocean-institute.org

Friday Fall Flicks  Sept. 7 & 21
Seating is on a grassy field. Bring a blanket or low chair, so you don’t obstruct viewing. Dress warmly as it may cool down once the sun sets. Please, no pets, smoking or alcohol. Snacks will be available for purchase.
7-9pm / Marina Hills Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Dana Point Lobster Fest  Sept. 8
Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club’s Dana Point Lobster Fest. Enjoy gourmet appetizers, no-host bar, fresh East Coast lobster, smoked tri-tip steak, desserts, live music and dancing.
4-10pm / Doheny State Beach / www.danapointlobsterfest.org

Ballet Repertory Theatre’s Fall Festival  Sept. 8-9
Discover a riveting new contemporary piece by Ballet West Guest Choreographer Christopher Sellars, enjoy the classic beauty of Swan Lake Act II, and delight in the exuberance of Expressions, a company creation.
Golden West College Theater, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8150 / www.gwctheater.com

Heroes Day Event  Sept. 9
The City of Lake Forest is honoring local heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice by naming the ball fields at Heroes Park in their honor. The ceremonies will feature the OCSD Mounted Honor Guard, two OCSD helicopters and more.
10am-noon / Heroes Park / www.lakeforestca.gov

Oktoberfest Small Breed Dog Races  Sept. 9-23 (Sundays)
Come see these small dogs race to the finish line during. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.
3-4pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest  Sept. 9-Oct. 28
Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German beers, bratwurst, rotisserie chicken, hamburgers, pork sandwiches, strudel, pretzels & more. Old World Festival Hall / www.oldworld.ws

Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony  Sept. 11
Join the City of Rancho Santa Margarita as we pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and observe the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
5:30-6pm / Civic Center Plaza, RSM / www.cityofrsm.org

Orange County Craft Beer Festival  Sept. 15
This year there will be over 100 breweries serving over 250 craft & imported beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County.
1-4pm / Lake View Park, Orange / www.ocbrewhaha.com

Coastal Clean Up Day  Sept. 15
Join us at Doheny to participate in one of the largest volunteer events in the world as volunteers from up and down the coast join together to remove trash from our beaches and waterways.
9am-noon / Capo Beach Park, Dana Point / www.danapointchamber.com

Hometown Heroes Concert  Sept. 15
The concert will be honoring and celebrating La Palma’s own Hometown Heroes –veterans, active serving military, police and fire personnel for their tireless service.
5-7pm / La Palma Central Park / www.cityoflapalma.org

Dozynki Harvest Festival  Sept. 15-16
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. Polish folk dancers in traditional costumes plus delicious polish food such as freshly prepared stuffed cabbage, traditional pierogi, authentic Polska Kielbasa and Polish beer.
Pope John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda
(714) 996-8161 / www.polishcenter.org

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade  Sept. 15-16
Celebrates Santa Ana’s vibrant Mexican culture with a parade, beer garden, performers each night, delicious food, vendors, interactive activities, and exciting carnival rides.
Noon-10pm / Santa Ana Civic Stadium / www.gandcproductions.com/FiestasPatrias

Balboa Island Carnival/Taste of the Island  Sept. 16
Family fun, games, bungee jump, great food, pie-eating contest, DJ music, wine & beer garden, fashion walk.
1-5pm / Marine Avenue / www.visitnewportbeach.com

Senior Expo  Sept. 21
Enjoy Life, Be Healthy and Plan for the Future. Raffles, door prizes, health screenings, 30+ vendors.
9am-noon / 24602 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival  Sept. 21-23
Features a parade, carnival, food and car show in Fairview Park. The Fish Fry is presented to help raise money for local schools, clubs, and other organizations in the community. Event includes, fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides.
Fri 5-9pm, Sat & Sun noon-9pm / Fairview Park, Costa Mesa / www.cmnhlions.com

St. Norbertfest  Sept. 21-23
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, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment for everyone.
St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange
(714) 637-4360 / www.stnorbertchurch.org

Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair  Sept. 22
One of a kind handmade items from local crafters. No multitiered marketers. Real art and handmade items! Attention foodies! Food will be sold, including handmade Eastern European favorites, baked goods and homemade jam!
9am-4pm / Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church, Anaheim
(714) 533-6292 / www.annunciationbyzantine.org

Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show  Sept. 22
The world’s largest one day car show dedicated to helping find a cure for Prostate Cancer. Live music, food and vendors.
6am-4pm / OC Fair and Expo Center, Costa Mesa
(949) 353-7353 / www.cruisinforacure.com

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire  Sept. 22
Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations.
4pm / 26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano
(949) 240-8441 / www.sheacenter.org

Irvine Global Village Festival  Sept. 22
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.
10am-6pm / Orange County Great Park
(949) 724-6606 / www.irvinefestival.org

Lantern District Classic Car & Motorcycle Show  Sept. 23
This event is free to the public and will feature hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more! Come for the cars, stay for the great dining and shopping!
10am-3pm / Dana Point Lantern District
(949) 496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com

Race for the Cure Orange County  Sept. 23
Susan G. Komen Orange County’s signature fundraising event to provide local breast health services and fund national breast cancer research.
6:30am-noon/ Fashion Island, Newport Beach
(714) 957-9157 Ext. 26 / www.komenoc.org/race

Ohana Fest  Sept. 28-29
Craft beer, wine, signature cocktails, as well as artisan food options from local restaurants and food trucks will be available all-day long. Ohana will donate a portion of proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation.
Noon-10pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
www.ohanafest.com

Battle of the Bands  Sept. 29
Brian Young and the Blues Band, and Blues Racket Band. Enjoy food from local restaurants – included with ticket Sip beer, wine and spirits. Win great prizes in our raffle Support the Ocean Institute in a silent auction.
5-9pm / Ocean Institute, Dana Point
www.sanddollarguild.org/tickets

Taste of Lake Forest  Sept. 29
The Taste of Lake Forest is a great opportunity for Lake Forest restaurants to promote their unique cuisine to the local and surrounding communities.
Noon-3pm / Foothill Ranch Towne Centre Food Festival
(949) 461-3567 / www.lakeforestbusiness.com

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival  Sept. 29-30
Greek food, live Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and traditional Greek costumes.
11am-10pm / SJC Community Center / www.sjcgreekfest.org

Orange County Children’s Book Festival  Sept. 30
Authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much more.
9:30am-4pm / Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
(714) 838-4528 / www.kidsbookfestival.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

August 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing   July 28-Aug. 5
In addition to the surf competition, includes skateboarding and BMX bike competitions, movie premieres, vendor exhibitions, demos and art exhibitions.
Huntington Beach Pier / www.vansusopenofsurfing.com

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts  Through Aug. 10
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

The Orange County Fair  Through Aug. 12
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, Costa Mesa / www.ocfair.com

Garden Grove Free Summer Concert Series  Through Aug. 16 (Thursdays)
There will be free activities for kids in the Kids Zone! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
6:30-8:30pm / Eastgate Park
(714) 741-5168 / www.ggcf.com

Orange Concerts in the Park  Through Aug. 22 (Every Wednesday)
See website for lineup.
7-8:30pm / Hart Park Bandshell
(714) 744-7294 / www.cityoforange.org

Festival of Arts  Through Sept. 1
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Art-related attractions and special events include jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters  Through Sept. 1
Audiences are amazed and enchanted by 90 minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series  Through Sept. 2 (Sundays)
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this Huntington Beach tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups.
5pm / Thomas Ridley Central Park Bandstand
(714) 891-6856 / www.hbconcertband.org

Sawdust Festival  Through Sept. 2
Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing!
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Dana Point Concerts in the Park  Through Sept. 12 (Sundays)
Be sure to bring a blanket or low-back beach chair. A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934.
3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park / www.danapoint.org

La Habra Movies in the Park  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club.
Dusk / See website for schedule. / www.lahabracity.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road / http://series.hyattconcerts.com

La Habra Corn Festival  Aug. 3-5
Food, Rides, Games, Music and fun for the whole family. 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. Parade on Saturday at 9:30am.
See website for schedule. / El Centro Lions Park
(562) 691-3482 / www.lahabracornfestival.com

Cruisin’ For the Cause  Aug. 4
Presented by The Johnny O Foundation and Old World Village. Raffles for “Cool” prizes. The event is open to all makes and models of cars and trucks! Market consists of a Farmers Market, food and drink, collectibles plus arts and crafts from displayed by vendors from all over. Free parking and free admission.
Old World Village West parking lot, Huntington Beach
(602) 751-7522 / www.thejohnnyo.org

Furry Friends Pet Fair  Aug. 4
Everything to keep your pets happy and healthy including pet exams, low-cost vaccinations, micro-chipping and more. Several vendors will be on hand with products and giveaways.
9am-Noon / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center & Vista Park
(949) 425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Civil War Days  Aug. 4-5
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.
3101 W Harvard Street, Santa Ana
(714) 540-0404 / www.heritagemuseumoc.org

Cordova Park Camp Out  Aug. 4-5
Family fun activities, including giant life-sized games, crafts, a flashlight hike, and more! S’mores and breakfast provided with registration. Please bring a sleeping bag, flashlight, water bottle, and tent (stakes are OK). No pets please.
4pm-10am / 26931 El Retiro, Mission Viejo
(949) 859-4348 ext. 5722 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Newport Beach Lobsterfest  Aug. 5
Maine lobster is flown in fresh on the morning of the event. Live entertainment on from our stage located on the beach. A percentage of the proceeds go to Leadership Tomorrow and
Make-A-Wish® Orange County and the Inland Empire.
3-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
(949) 478-3468 / www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series  Aug. 5 & 12
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Gourmet food trucks with be on-site.
5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park / www.cityofirvine.org

Rancho Summer Nights  Aug. 11
Tyrone Wells is a singer/songwriter with over 60 million Spotify streams, 55 thousand albums and 400 thousand singles sold. Bring your low lawn chairs, blankets and picnics. Food trucks will be available, no alcohol permitted.
4-8pm / Saddleback Church Rancho Capistrano
(949) 609-8000 / www.saddleback.com

San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival  Aug. 12
Food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music, contests for all ages, a Salsa Challenge, arts & crafts show, kiddie area, exhibits, face painters and much more.
9am-7pm / Avenida Del Mar / www.scchamber.com

Brea Fest  Aug. 17
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.
6:30-10pm / Brea Civic & Cultural Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.cityofbrea.net

Paws in the Park  Aug. 18
Bring your four-legged friends for a fun-filled day with activities for pets and humans alike. Pet-related vendor booths, an obstacle course, races and a pet fashion show.
10am-2pm / Stanton Central Park
(714) 379-9222 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Pacific Wine and Food Classic  Aug. 18-19
This all-inclusive event offers incredible food from our top local chefs, wines, beers and premium cocktails on the sand.
2-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina / www.pacificwineandfood.com

Plum Festival  Aug. 19
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. Free admission!
2-6pm / Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Mission Viejo Restaurant Week  Aug. 20-26
No passes, tickets or coupons are required for this scrumptious event. Instead, diners may simply visit participating restaurants during the week to enjoy then restaurant options. See website for list of participating restaurants.
(949) 441-0602 / www.mvrestaurantweek.org

Wedgewood Aliso Viejo Summer Wedding Fair  Aug. 22
This fun event showcases the center’s vast amenities and gives couples and families the chance to tour the property, meet vendors, sample delectable appetizers and entrees, toast with drinks and play wedding games.
6-8:30pm / Aliso Viejo Center
(949) 425-2555 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

One Spirit Many Souls Dance & Music Festival  Aug. 25
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.
2-7pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Splash-In Movie & Recreation  Aug. 25
Grab your swimsuit, floatie and family, and come on down to the pool for a movie. Swim and float in the pool while Secret Life of Pets plays on the big screen. Lifeguards will be on duty. Recreation swim fee is $2 per child and $4 per adult.
6:30pm / William J. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine
(949) 724-6717 / www.cityofirvine.org

Barks & Brews Fundraiser  Aug. 25
Celebrate National Dog Day with Outlets at San Clemente and Pet Project Foundation. Sniff, schmooze and sip craft beer and enjoy the following activities: Doggy Costume
Contest with prizes, craft beer & cocktail tastings, photo booths, food truck, live entertainment, free treats, dog-friendly vendors, face painting & balloon animals.
4-7pm / San Clemente Outlets
(949) 492-1617 / www.petprojectfoundation.org

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo  Aug. 25-26
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.
30753 La Pata Road, SJC / www.rmvrodeo.com

Elvis Festival  Aug. 26
Themed “Always on Our Minds,” the event brings together Elvis fans and tribute artists who emulate the King of Rock and Roll. Activities include the King of Cadillac Car Show, a
new Hound Dog Motorcycle Ride and Show presented by Lifestyle Cycles, food trucks, and more!
10am-6pm / Historic Main Street Garden Grove
(714) 267-4657 / www.facebook.com/ElvisFestival

Senior Fitness Expo  Aug. 31
This free event will include health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.
Noon / Rancho Senior Center, Irvine
(949) 724-6800 / www.cityofirvine.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

 

July 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts  Through Aug. 10
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

La Habra Movies in the Park  Through Oct. 12
Join the recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk. See website for schedule.
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com

Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series  June 24-Sept. 2 (Sundays)
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this Huntington Beach tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, like concert bands, Latin bands, and hot swinging big bands.
5pm / Thomas Ridley Central Park Bandstand
(714) 891-6856 / www.hbconcertband.org

Sawdust Festival  June 29-Sept. 2
Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing!
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Fountain Valley Concerts in the Park  July 5, 12, 19, 26 (Thursdays)
The concerts are a family, fun, and free event to the public. Come early for the Fountain Valley Market in the Park & Food Truck Frenzy from 4:30-8:30pm.
6-8pm / Recreation Center & Sports Park
(714) 593-4400 / www.fountainvalley.org

Festival of Arts  July 5-Sept. 1
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Art-related attractions and special events include jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

MissionFest – Wine-Food-Music  July 7
MissionFest™ brings unique and entertaining outdoor events with a flair of elegance, created and themed to honor the California Missions. Wine, craft beer, fine food and music enthusiasts are all invited to join in these unique celebrations.
Noon-6pm / Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at SJC / www.eventbrite.com

Pageant of the Masters  July 7-Sept. 1
Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

German Heritage Day  July 8
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.
2-6pm / Old World Village Festival Hall / www.oldworld.ws

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series  July 8, 15 & 22
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Gourmet food trucks with be on-site.
5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park
(949) 724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org

The Orange County Fair  July 13-Aug. 12 (Wednesdays through Sundays)
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, Costa Mesa / www.ocfair.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series  July 13-Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road / http://series.hyattconcerts.com

Campout at the Sports Park  July 14-15
Enjoy the evening playing games, making crafts and singing campfire songs under the night sky. Participants must provide their own tents, sleeping bags and any other personal items. Don’t forget to bring your appetite because dinner, dessert and breakfast are included!
5:30pm-10am / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 461-3400 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Dana Point Concerts in the Park  July 15-Sept. 12 (Sundays)
A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934.
3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park / www.danapoint.org

Ocean Festival  July 21-22
Celebrating over 40 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!” Competitions, beach runs, bodysurfing clinics, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show and children’s events.
San Clemente Pier / www.oceanfestival.org

Taste of Yorba Linda  July 27
Unlimited Food and Drink Tastings with purchase of a wristband. Wristbands: $55 presale or $65 at the door. Hosted by the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce.
6-11pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
(714) 993-9537 / www.yorbalindachamber.org

Cypress Community Festival  July 28
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.
9am-5pm / Cypress Community Center, Oak Knoll Park
(714) 827-2430 / www.cypressfestival.com

OC Yoga Fest  July 28
Tons of yoga and meditation classes all day along with live music, healthy food, reiki, crystal bowl sound healing, card reading, vendor booths and fun with the local yoga community. The vendors village will be on 5th street outside for everyone to enjoy with live music and fun.
8am-10pm / Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach / www.ocyogafestival.com

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing  July 28-Aug. 5
In addition to the surf competition, includes skateboarding and BMX bike competitions, movie premieres, vendor exhibitions, demos and art exhibitions.
Huntington Beach Pier / www.vansusopenofsurfing.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

2018 Orange County 4th of July Celebrations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

Aliso Viejo
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
6-9:30pm / Grand Park, www.avca.net

Anaheim
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
7am-9:30pm / Canyon High & Peralta Park, www.anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org

Disneyland 4th of July Fireworks
9:30pm / Disneyland, www.disneyland.com

Brea 
July 4 Country Fair
7am-3pm / City Hall Park, www.cityofbrea.net

Buena Park 
July 4th Fireworks – July 1, 2 & 4
9:30pm / Knott’s Berry Farm, www.knotts.com

Costa Mesa
Music of Chicago w/ Fireworks
8pm / Pacific Amphitheatre, www.pacificsymphony.org

Dana Point
Ocean Institute Fireworks Cruise
7:30-10:30pm / 24200 DP Harbor, www.ocean-institute.org

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
9pm / Dana Pt Harbor/Doheny Beach, www.danapoint.org

Capt. Dave’s Fireworks Spectacular!
8-10pm / Dolphin & Whale Safari, www.dolphinsafari.com

4th of July Fireworks Cruises
7:30-9:30pm / Dana Wharf Sportfishing, www.danawharf.com

Fullerton
Festival and Fireworks Show
5-9:30pm / Fullerton High Stadium, www.cityoffullerton.com

Huntington Beach
Parade, Celebration, Fireworks July 1-4
10am-9pm / Downtown HB, www.hb4thofjuly.org

Irvine 
Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival
3-9:30pm / Irvine High School Stadium, www.irvinepa.org

La Habra
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
4-9:45pm / La Bonita Park, www.lahabraca.gov

La Palma 
Fitness Run for Fun & Fun Zone
7:30-10:30am / Central Park, www.cityoflapalma.org

Laguna Beach
Fourth of July Fireworks
9pm / Heisler Park, www.lagunabeachcity.net

Laguna Hills 
Fourth of July Celebration
4-9:30pm / LH Comm. Center, www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Laguna Niguel 
July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks
7:30am-9:30pm / Crown Valley & LN Regional Parks, www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Lake Forest 
4th of July Parade
10am-noon / Toledo Wy/Ridge Route, www.lakeforestca.gov

Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor & Seal Beach
4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
4-9:30pm / Joint Forces Training Base, cityoflosalamitos.org

Mission Viejo
Street Faire & Firework Spectacular
Noon-9:30pm / Olympiad & Marguerite, www.mvactivities.com

Newport Beach
Old Glory Boat Parade
1-3:30pm / Newport Harbor: Collins Island, www.alyc.com

American Legion Festivities & Fireworks
9:30am-8pm / Post 291: 215 15th Street, www.al291.com

4th of July Cruise & Fireworks
7-9:30pm / Newport Bay, www.cruisenewportbeach.com

Independence Day on the Back Bay w/ Fireworks
2-9:30pm / Newport Dunes Resort, www.newportdunes.com

Orange 
3rd of July Celebration
4-9pm / El Modena High, http://ca-orange.civicplus.com

Rancho Santa Margarita
Star Spangled Spectacular with Fireworks
8am-9:30pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club, www.samlarc.org

San Clemente 
Fireworks Show
9pm / San Clemente Pier, www.san-clemente.org

San Juan Capistrano
Celebration & Fireworks – July 4, 6-8
Wed/Sat/Sun Noon-10pm, Fri 4-10pm / SJC Sports Park
(949) 493-5911 / www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Santa Ana 
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
4-9:30pm / Centennial Park, www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us

Tustin 
July 4th Celebration & Fireworks
6:30-9:30pm / Tustin High School Stadium, www.tustinca.org

Yorba Linda 
4th of July Spectacular & Fireworks
5-9:30pm / Veterans Sports Park, www.yorbalindaca.gov

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

June 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

La Habra Movies in the Park  May 18-Oct. 12
Join the recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk. See website for schedule. www.lahabracity.com

Newport Beach Jazz Festival  June 1-3
A star-studded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn. The festival kicks off on Friday night featuring Michael Lington with Kenny Lattimore at the Hyatt’s Back Bay Amphitheatre. On Saturday and Sunday, the festival heads to the Back Bay Golf Course for two jam-packed days filled with the finest smooth jazz, R&B, funk and soul! https://festivals.hyattconcerts.com

Rare Vintage Air VW Show  June 2
Bring your VW to the Rare Vintage Air VW d’Elegance to kick off the Prado & Classic weekends. We have great raffle items from our sponsors. We are also having a 50/50 raffle. Grinderz will have great food, soft drinks and beer on site at a discount price.
9am-3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach / www.rarevintageairvwclub.com

Family Fun & Wellness Fair  June 2
Free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors. Families will enjoy the various entertainments such as live music performances, face painting, prize giveaways, and more!
9am-2pm / Pretend City, Irvine
(949) 428-3900 / www.pretendcity.org/healthfair

San Diego Rail & Sail  June 2
We will motor coach to SJC to board an Amtrak train for a coastal ride to San Diego’s waterfront shops and restaurants at Seaport Village and the “Headquarters,” with time at leisure for lunch on your own. Choose to spend the afternoon exploring the USS Midway or enjoying a San Diego Harbor Cruise.
8:30am-6pm / Norman P. Murray Community & Senior Center, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3062 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Be More Healthy Expo  June 2
Health and wellness-related exhibitors will showcase their products and services to thousands of potential customers. Free admission! Open to the public.
9am-3pm / Seal Beach Pier / www.sealbeachchamber.org

Mission Viejo Film Festival  June 2
Each screening will present films that meet the run-time guides for each category: “Short Films: High School,” “Short Films: College/Indie” and “Music Videos.” The following five awards will be presented: the Mark Jennings Award, City of Hope Award, People’s Choice Award, The MV Award, and the Mayor’s Award.
4-8pm / Saddleback Performing Arts – McKinney Theater
(949) 470-3062 / www.missionviejofilmfestival.com

Corona del Mar Scenic 5K  June 2
Whether running the 5K course, participating in the 2-mile Celebration Walk, or simply cheering the kids on in the Youth and Dolphin Dash series, all registered participants are hosted to a complimentary restaurant row feast of local eateries. Don’t miss the festive post event party complete with live entertainment,
unique sponsors and vendors, awards ceremony and more.
6am / Ocean Blvd & Heliotrope Ave. / www.cdmchamber.com

Huntington Beach Concours Classic Car & Motorcycle Show  June 2-3
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 way by attending this year’s event.
Sat: 9am-2pm, Sun: 9am-4pm / Huntington Beach Central Park
(714) 904-5034 / www.hbconcours.org

Dino Days  June 2-3
There will be fun for the entire family with a walking Dino tour of a life-size moving T-Rex, Velociraptors and a Dilophosaurus. Wristband includes dinosaur tour, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artist and unlimited games.
10am-2pm / Nature Park, Lake Forest
(949) 273-6960 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Fantasea of Quilts, Quilt Show  June 2-3
Traditional and non-traditional style quilts will be on display. It brings together the “best of the best” in quilt making, 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. SOKA University, Alisa Viejo
(949) 547-6961 / www.beachcitiesquilters.org

Lost & Found Vintage Flea Market  June 3
Unique, curated, and rare vintage finds! Not everyone knows this, but The LAB stands for “Little American Business” and that’s exactly who we are and what we strive to support.
11am-4pm / The LAB Anti-Mall, Costa Mesa / www.thelab.com

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off  June 3
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.
10am-5pm / Old Town Tustin
(714) 573-3326 / www.tustinchilicookoff.com

Celebration of the Arts  June 3
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.
11am-4pm / Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House & Hurless Barton Park, Yorba Linda
(714) 996-1960 / www.artsyl.org

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auction  June 8-10
The auction event will provide the electric atmosphere of auction in the round auction block and also provide enthusiasts an outstanding destination to bring the whole family to experience their passion of classic cars.
9am / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort / www.russoandsteele.com

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts  June 8-Aug. 10
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Annual Pier Swim  June 9
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.
7am / Huntington Beach Pier
(714) 960-8870 / www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

Dana Point ArtFest  June 10
An outdoor, top-quality juried art and music event that brings artists and community together. A free community festival of fine art, live music, food, and more.
10am-5pm / Dana Point Lantern District / www.dpartfest.com

Flag Day Retirement Ceremony  June 14
The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is proud to offer an opportunity for residents and guests of all ages to honor the American Flag with this observation and flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony is held to properly destroy (by burning) worn, damaged or otherwise unserviceable American Flags in a dignified manner in accordance with The United States Flag Code.
7:45-8:30pm / Bell Tower, Rancho Santa Margarita City Hall / www.cityofrsm.org

Chili at the Beach  June 16
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.
Main St & PCH, Huntington Beach
(714) 536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com

Summer of Mud Run  June 16
Celebrate summer by running (or come cheer on the runners!) the approximate +5K course beginning and ending at Irvine Lake. You will get wet and you will get muddy. Be sure to bring towels and a change of clothing.
9am / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado / www.irvinelakemudrun.com

Fête de La Musique  June 16
Held in conjunction with “World Music Day” to celebrate the coming of summer each June. The festival is celebrated worldwide on, or near, the beginning of summer. LBSCA has crafted its Fête de la Musique to promote Laguna Beach performing arts through live music by singers and musicians.
1-4pm / Downtown Laguna Beach
(949) 492-0883 / www.lagunabeachsistercities.com

Summer Solstice Garden Gala  June 16
An evening “under the stars” with exquisite food, fine wines, and moonlight dancing in beautiful gardens. This annual event raises vital support for the living and historical collections of the Fullerton Arboretum.
Fullerton Arboretum, CSUF Campus
(714) 278-4792 / www.fullertonarboretum.org

Newport Beach Art Exhibition  June 16
Artists, 18 years of age or older, may submit one or two original works of art to be displayed and judged. Entry fees are $30 for one entry and $40 for the maximum two entries. Categories include Painting: Watercolors and Painting: Oils and Acrylics, along with Photography and 3D Art.
1-6pm / Newport Beach Civic Center
(949) 717-3802 / www.newportbeachca.gov

Wags n’ Wine  June 17
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.
1-5pm / Paséa Hotel & Spa, Huntington Beach
(714) 328-8661 / www.wagsnwine.com

Summerfest  June 21-24
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. Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park
(714) 839-8611 / www.fvsummerfest.com

OC Pride 2018  June 23
OC Pride celebrates the 10th annual OC Pride LGBT Parade and Festival. This event celebrates OC’s LGBT community for the opportunity to gather and show their pride.
9am-6pm / Downtown Santa Ana
(657) 234-7802 / www.prideoc.com

Doheny Surf and Art Festival  June 23-24
A two-day celebration of the Southern California surfing lifestyle! Menehune Surf Contest, Surfers Vendor Village, 60’s Surf Contest, Tandem Exhibition, Surf Tricks Contest, Kona Beer Garden (with wine and spirits, too), Live Music, Polynesian Dancing, Great Food, Healthy Living Demonstrations, Surfer’s Art and Collectibles, Classic Longboard Exhibit, Classic Woody Car Show and more!
Doheny State Beach / www.dohenystatebeach.org

A Taste of Greece  June 29-Sept. 2
Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing.
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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