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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

May 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Alamitos Police Appreciation Luncheon  May 2
You are invited to express your support and appreciation of the Los Alamitos Police Department. The keynote speaker will be Ray Fenton, Head Football Coach at Los Alamitos High School.
11:15am-1pm / Navy Golf Course, Cypress
(562) 598-6659 / www.losalchamber.org

The 2018 FIVB Huntington Beach Open  May 2-6
The best athletes and Olympians from across the globe will be competing in Surf City at this beach volleyball tournament.
Huntington City Beach / www.avp.com

Gate & Garden Tour  May 4
A fundraiser for school gardens, scholarships and community projects. The winding downhill walking route toward the ocean features fancy gardens. Celebrate the “Eve of Cinco de Mayo” with margaritas, Mexican food, free refreshments and a raffle.
11am-4pm / South Laguna / www.LagunaBeachGardenClub.org

Spring Citrus Fair  May 4-6
Showcases the history of the La Habra Valley. Event will include entertainment, carnival rides, local food, exhibits & character mascots. Free Admission.
Fri 4-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm / La Habra Blvd.
(562) 697-1704 / www.citrusfair.com

Wild West Steamfest  May 5
Celebrates The Old West & Steampunk. This concert event includes a beer garden, vendors, panels, Faro, costume contest, gold mining and living history tours.
10am-6pm / Heritage Museum of Orange County, Santa Ana / www.wildweststeamfest.com

San Clemente Cinco de Mayo Fiesta  May 5
Traditional Mariachis and Ballet Folklorico to Cumbias, Tex Mex, and Salsa dancers. Community groups will be serving up authentic Mexican food fare and other activities will include a juried Art Contest, Carnival Game Booths and a vendor area.
2-6pm / Max Berg Plaza Park: 1100 Calle Puente
(949) 361-8264 / www.san-clemente.org

Soka University’s International Festival  May 5
Over 900 musicians and dancers performing on three stages and over 250 non-profit, craft and business exhibitors! There will be lots of international food, exhibitors, games and activities, art exhibitions, ceramic sales, and children’s play area.
10:30am-5pm / 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo / www.soka.edu

Cinco de Mayo Yacht Party  May 5
This booze cruise will be equipped with one of a kind Margaritas, an array of street tacos, rice & beans and churros; all while listening to the beats of top 40 music and the best Salsa/Latin hits!
1-4pm & 7-10pm / Royal Princess Yacht, Newport Beach
(714) 485-6543 / www.annualyachtparties.com

OC Marathon  May 5-6
Pledges to benefit eleven local children’s charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK). The Ultimate Finish Line Festival on Sunday at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa / www.ocmarathon.com

Cars ‘N Copters on the Coast  May 6
This unique show will feature a stunning array of exotic cars, as well as an impressive lineup of helicopters. Proceeds go to the Huntington Beach Police & Community Foundation, benefiting the Huntington Beach Police Department Air Support Unit and many other community and police programs the HBPCF supports.
10am-4pm / Huntington City Beach / www.carscopterscoast.org

Dachshund Races  May 6
Come see these short-legged but swift ‘wiener dogs’ race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog-friendly patio.
3-4pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

ACES Hot Rod Resurrection Car Show  May 9
Open to pre ‘65 traditional hot rods, customs & vintage/classic bikes only, and being held in Huntington Beach, Old World in Orange County. Spectator’s admission and parking are free.
10am-3pm / Old World Village / www.acescarclub.com

Discovery Cube’s Annual Rocket Launch  May 12
This event is full of hands-on activities for all ages and includes a competition where you’ll design, build and launch your own 2-liter bottle rocket with pressurized air and water.
9am-2pm / The Boeing Company, Huntington Beach
(714) 542-2823 / https://oc.discoverycube.org

Open Garden Day  May 12
Experience the inviting neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana. Lovely gardens to tour, water-wise front yard sidewalk tour, garden expert talks & demonstrations, vintage cars to peruse, a street full of vendors selling unique garden treasures, and gourmet food trucks.
10am-4pm / Santa Ana / www.opengardenday.com

Mariachi Festival  May 12
“Battle of the Mariachis” and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes.
11am-4pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
(949) 234-1321 / www.missionsjc.com

A Taste for Charity  May 16
A fun-filled evening under the stars to benefit local Laguna Beach charities. Silent art auction, raffle items, ‘tastes’ from twelve of the finest local Laguna Beach restaurants, and a live auction of indescribable artwork and items all generously donated by the local artists, galleries, and merchants.
6pm / Tivoli Too: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach / www.lbr-caf.info

Music and Arts Festival  May 18
The Laguna Niguel Youth Committee hosts this annual music festival to give local middle and high school students an opportunity to perform.
6:30-9:30pm / Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Anaheim Children’s Festival  May 19
Fun for the whole family with free arts and crafts, dance lessons and performing arts classes. Over 20 booths will decorate the entrance area outside the Amphitheater in Pearson Park. Two stages will be located at the Festival. Musicians, puppets, bands, vocal groups, and dancers will perform.
11am-4pm / Pearson Park / www.anaheimartscouncil.com

Race Against Extinction 5K Run  May 19
Generation Awakening, a local nonprofit is hosting its inaugural 5K run to raise funds for local and international conservation and wildlife organizations. A family-friendly walk/run event for all ages on sand and through a fun obstacle course.
9am-1pm / Huntington Beach
(714) 222-7570 / www.generationawakening.org

Tustin LobsterFest  May 19
An afternoon of FUN for the family – enjoy entertainment, games, music and prizes. Annual fundraiser event provides financial support for the programs and services sponsored by the Tustin/Santa Ana Rotary Club.
4-8pm / Peppertree Park / www.tustinlobsterfest.com

Newport Beach Spirits Tasting Event  May 19
The SIP Awards is the only spirit tasting competition that puts you in the judging seat. Categories include: Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Mezcal, Rum, Whiskey, Scotch, Cognac, Bourbon, Liqueurs, Infused Spirits, Mixers, and many others.
Noon-4pm / Hyatt Regency Newport Beach / www.visitnewportbeach.com

Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival  May 19-20
Featuring car rally, motor movies & Concours d’Elegance and Horseless Carriage Tour. Live performances in the outdoor amphitheater. Proceeds benefit youth arts education and outreach programs.
Sat 8am-2pm, Sun 10am-4pm / 1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton
(714) 738-6595 / www.muckcarshow.org

Doheny Blues Festival  May 19-20
The true kick-off to summer with a weekend filled with music, lots of vendors and an International Food Court that features foods from around the world.
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
(949) 360-7800 / www.dohenybluesfestival.com

Balboa Island ArtWalk  May 20
The premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of Balboa Island’s summer season. This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day.
9am-5pm / Balboa Island / www.balboaislandartwalk.info

Brewer Brothers Model Kit & Hobby Expo  May 20
Multiple vendors: model kit, 1/6-scale figure & armor, toy soldier, miniature gaming, military book & decal, documentary & movie DVDs, die-cast toy, and much more!
9am-3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation  May 20
Join No Kid Hungry in Laguna Beach as the top chefs in the area come together to make a difference and end child hunger in the US at Taste of the Nation. Celebrated CA chefs Amar Santana and Joe Sasto will be joining the line-up.
2:30-7:30pm / Montage Laguna Beach
(949) 295-2801 / https://events.nokidhungry.org

Santa Ana Zoo’s Party for the Planet-Endangered Species Day  May 20
Throughout the event, Zoo guests can create conservation-friendly crafts and play fun games, as well as learn from hands-on demonstrations and education stations featuring animals, recycling, sustainable living and special guests.
Noon-3pm / 1801 E Chestnut Avenue
(714) 836-4000 / www.santaanazoo.org

Taste of Brea & Business Expo  May 24
Showcases our vibrant business community and city as one of Southern California’s premiere destinations for exceptional dining, quality entertainment, and diverse shopping options. Visitors will also enjoy dancing to live music.
5-9pm / Downtown Birch St. Promenade
(714) 529-3660 / www.tasteofbrea.com

Strawberry Festival  May 25-28
The festival is a parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history. Contests, cake cutting ceremony, vendor & food booths, show mobile performances, rides and attractions. Free admission!
Euclid St & Main St, Garden Grove
(714) 638-0981 / www.strawberryfestival.org

Scottish Fest  May 26-27
The event features hundreds of bagpipers and drummers, Scottish and Irish food and vendors, Scottish clans, Highland dancing and traditional Scottish feats of strength like the hammer throw, putting the stone and caber toss.
9am-6pm / OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.scottishfest.com

San Clemente Memorial Day Remembrance  May 28
Join us as we honor all branches of the United States Military at the Marine Monument, in Park Semper Fi overlooking the SC Pier and ocean. All service members welcome. Meet our Marines from Camp Pendleton: 2nd Battalion 4th Marines, San Clemente’s adopted Marine Corps Unit.
2-3pm / Pier Bowl / www.marinemonument.com

La Palma Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
Pay tribute to the dedication and sacrifices the men and women of our Nation’s Armed Forces have made.
9am / Civic Center – City’s Eternal Flame
(714) 690-3300 / www.cityoflapalma.org

Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
This annual ceremony, hosted by the American Legion Post 133, features a 21-gun salute, flag-raising and playing of taps. Local dignitaries will also be in attendance.
11am / Pier Plaza / www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
Attendees can memorialize our troops’ sacrifice by writing down a brief remembrance to be posted on a memory board.
10am / Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
(949) 724-6715 / www.cityofirvine.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

April 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovery Cube’s Bubblefest  Mar. 24-Apr. 8
Pop into Spring Break with this bubble spectacular, featuring hands-on family fun, the return of Deni Yang and the Mega Bubblefest Laser show! Learners of all ages will discover more about the science behind the soapy fun.
10am-5pm / Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana
(714) 542-2823 / https://oc.discoverycube.org

San Clemente State of City  Apr. 5
San Clemente Mayor will address attendees on the accomplishments and progress going on throughout the city that continue to make San Clemente a premier place to live, work and do business.
11:30am-1pm / Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Garden Grove Kiwanis Poker Cup Tournament  Apr. 7
Kiwanis of Greater Garden Grove will be hosting 4 poker tournaments this year. Each tournament will be dedicated to a specific charity and all proceeds will be donated to that charity.
6pm / KiwanisLand: 9840 Larson Ave., Garden Grove
(714) 267-6974 / www.kiwanisland.com

Walk MS Irvine  Apr. 7
Fun, festival-like event including food, drink, entertainment and a 2 mile walk at UCI. The National MS Society’s mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.
7am / Orange County Great Park
(800) 486-6762 / www.nationalmssociety.org

Aquatic Center Re-Opening/Spring Kick-Off  Apr. 7
Join us for a fun-filled celebration featuring free entry, swimming, swim lessons, bouncers, game booths, drowning prevention education and much more!
Noon-3pm / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Spring So Cal Corgi Nation Beach Day  Apr. 7
Get your aloha shirts and grass skirts! The theme for Spring 2018 So Cal Corgi Beach Day is TIKI BEACH PAWTY!
10am-3pm / Huntington Dog Beach
(562) 335-7674 / www.socalcorgination.com

LOCA Birthday Bash  Apr. 8
Join us in honoring our founders as we celebrate 25 years of Arts Education in Laguna Beach.
4-7pm / Kitchen in the Canyon: 845 Laguna Canyon Road
www.locaarts.org

Dachshund Races  Apr. 8
Great Family Fun! Come see these short-legged but swift ‘wiener dogs’ race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog-friendly patio.
3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Meet the Mayor/State of the City  Apr. 11
The City of Lake Forest and Chamber of Commerce present their signature event: State of the City and Meet with the Mayor with Dr. Jim Gardner. The event features fresh food from Tito’s Burritos and Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurants, coffee from Patch Coffee, dessert by Dessert Divas, live music and more.
5:30-8pm / Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch: 81 Auto Center Dr.
(949) 583-9639 / www.lakeforestcachamber.com

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest  Apr. 14
Features micro-brews from all over Southern California. Enjoy micro-brew sampling, home-made food provided by various nonprofit organizations and live entertainment. VIP guests enjoyed tours of the Left Coast Brewery and premier samplings.
Noon-5pm / Left Coast Brewing Co.: 1245 Puerta Del Sol
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Sandcastles on Main  Apr. 14
Huntington Beach Downtown is closing the middle block of Main Street and inviting teams to compete in different sandcastle building categories.
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
(714) 536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com

Casa Youth Shelter’s 40th Anniversary Gala  Apr. 14
Let’s celebrate 40 years of helping teens in crisis and families in need. Featuring entertainment by The Rembrandt Band.
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
(562) 594-6825 / www.casayouthshelter.org

Gardenfest  Apr. 14
Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, garden-related opportunities in our community, Open to the Public ‘funky container’ and ‘floral design’ contests, San Clemente Art Association’s Garden and Flower Show painting competition, Butterfly Habitat Education and Water Smart Program.
8am-2pm / San Clemente Community Center
www.sanclementegardenclub.com

SCC Hawks Golf Tournament  Apr. 20
Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Santiago Canyon College for a day of golf and camaraderie on a world-class course. Golf package includes round of golf, on-cart lunch, green fees, golf cart, driving range, on-course beverages, goodie gift bag and famous Wrangler Grill dinner.
9am-6:30pm / Tustin Ranch Golf Club / www.sccollege.edu

California Wine Festival  Apr. 20-21
California’s best wineries pour 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.
Lantern Bay Park, Dana Point
(800) 936-3126 / www.californiawinefestival.com

Celebrate UCI – Annual Open House  Apr. 21
This spring event features an outdoor Festival, Open House and Car Show. Wayzgoose, UCI’s oldest tradition, is a student-run festival in Aldrich Park – filled with live entertainment, food, games and rides for UCI and the community.
10am / University of California Irvine
(949) 824-6703 / www.admissions.uci.edu

Volunteer Connection Day Expo  Apr. 21
Whether you have a heart for underprivileged children, seniors, or taking care of animals, you will be able to connect with all these organizations and more.
8-11am / Laguna Hills Community Center
(949) 707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Laguna Niguel Earth Day Celebration  Apr. 21
“Go Green” and volunteer to plant, weed and clean up the Niguel Botanical Preserve. Volunteers should wear old clothes, closed-toed shoes, and be prepared to work in the soil! Water and a light snack provided.
8:30-11:30am / Crown Valley Community Park
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

High 5 Carnival  Apr. 21
Join us for a fun day with the family to support Mental Health & Wellness with a focus on children and adolescents. Entry is FREE! DJ & live youth singers. Carnival games & fun inflatables. Raffle prizes and silent auction. Information booths for Mental Health support.
10am-12:30pm / Dana Hills High School

www.EL.FoundationEarth Day/Arbor Day Celebration  Apr. 21
The City is offering volunteer opportunities to beautify the park with new landscaping, and there will be free hotdogs and ice cream while supplies last. There will also be a Green Expo at the park featuring environmental programs.
8am-noon / Cordova Park: 26931 El Retiro, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3010 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show  Apr. 21-22
The perfect place for any gardener looking for new ideas to improve their gardens or outdoor habitats. This is the only major outdoor sales event in Orange County-focused
exclusively on the home gardener, garden accessories, environmental education programs and products.
10am-4pm / Fullerton Arboretum: 1900 Associated Road
(714) 278-3407 / www.fullertonarboretum.org

La Palma Arbor Day Celebration  Apr. 24
La Palma will be celebrating by planting a tree! In addition, there will be crafts, presentation of the art and coloring contest winners, and of course the planting of a new trees.
4-6pm / Central Park / www.cityoflapalma.org

Newport Beach Film Festival  Apr. 26-May 3
Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational
opportunities, the Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films.
Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
(949) 253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

Doheny Wood  Apr. 27-29
Show is free to Woodie owners and spectators. The state beach does have a park entry fee. Over 150 classic wooden cars, surf wagons will be on display. The event has a large raffle including many Woodie and surf-related items.
Doheny State Beach / www.socalwoodies.com

Pet Expo  Apr. 27-29
Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits,
miniature horses and more. There will also be pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts. It is presented by a nonprofit organization to promote responsible pet care.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa / www.petexpooc.com

Love Brea  Apr. 28
Love Brea is a great opportunity to serve the city of Brea and join a movement that is spreading across California. In the past two years we have had over a thousand volunteers doing 35 service projects around the community with a city-wide celebration at the end!
www.lovebrea.org

Love La Habra Block Party  Apr. 28
A city-wide day of service to help those in need and improve our city. Will focus on a specific neighborhood in the city.
8am-12pm / Corona Park: 701 W 5th Avenue
(562) 383-4208 / www.lovelahabra.com

Seal Beach Classic Car Show  Apr. 28
Each year Main Street in Seal Beach closes down to welcome over 25,000 visitors, 550 cars, attractions and businesses to come together with the Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seal Beach to produce one of Southern California’s most memorable automotive events.
(562) 799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour  Apr. 28-29
Whether experiencing a stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, searching for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, viewing the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoying a snack at the food and drink concessions, you will surely leave with nostalgic memories of a day well-spent.
10am-4pm / Floral Park, Santa Ana
www.floralparkhometour.com

Arts Alive Festival  Apr. 28-29
With a “Plein Air Landscape” theme, this year’s festival will feature arts and crafts, musical performances as well as amazing street paintings brought to life by incredible artists. Tasty fare and beverages along with creative activities for all ages. Hands-on workshops and demonstrations will be featured at the new Potocki Center for the Arts.
Village Green at Oso Viejo Park, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-8440 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Taste of Huntington Beach  Apr. 29
Featuring delectable tastes from local restaurants and catering companies. Add in unlimited sips from your favorite wineries and breweries, along with live entertainment for your listening and dancing enjoyment. Proceeds benefit the children’s wing of the Huntington Beach Library.
Noon-4pm / Sports Complex at Talbert and Goldenwest
(714) 375-5023 / www.tastehb.com

Chipping in for Kids Golf Tournament  Apr. 30
The tournament features a day of exciting competition that includes a helicopter golf ball drop, putting, long drive and closest to the pin contests, mulligans, raffles, a live and silent auction and an awards dinner.
Hacienda Hills Golf Course, La Habra Heights
(562) 383-4242 / www.lhcm.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

 

March 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomatomania! at Roger’s Gardens  Mar. 2-11
The world’s largest (and most fun) tomato plant sale! Scott Daigre and his staff of Tomatomaniacs offer an astonishing selection of over 200 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomato plants, including new varieties for 2018 & the Tomato of the Year.
9am-6pm / 2301 San Joaquin Hills Rd., Corona del Mar
(949) 640-5800 / www.rogersgardens.com

Parenting OC’s Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree  Mar. 3
Jamboree will have special guests, along with games and many new exhibitors featuring family travel destination spots, summer camps, and school information. The Aquarium of the Pacific will be in attendance with the acclaimed Aquarium on Wheels, and back by popular demand is the Bubble-Dash Games.
10am-2pm / Discovery Cube Science Center, Santa Ana
(714) 542-2823 / More Info

Oso Fit – Mission Viejo Community Health Fair & 5K Fun Run  Mar. 3
Hosted by the City and Mission Viejo Chamber of Commerce, the event is an extension of the annual Community Health Fair and in honor of the City’s 30th anniversary celebration this year. The Community Health Fair features something for all ages including a host of free screenings.
7:30-11am / Oso Creek Trail
(949) 441-0602 / More Info

Festival of Whales  Mar. 3-4 & 10-11
In addition to whale watching at the height of whale watching season, festival includes a kick-off parade, Sand Sculpting, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, on-the-water Concert, Whale of a Block Party, Art Shows, Pancake Breakfast, BBQs, Kids Interpretive Crafts, Classic Car Exhibits, Lectures/Seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, Historic Walking Tours, Paddling Events, Sailing/Rowing/Kayak/
SUP Demos, plus much more!
See website for schedule. / Dana Point Harbor
(949) 472-7888 / www.festivalofwhales.com

Dachshund Races  Mar. 4
Come see these short legged but swift ‘wiener dogs’ race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog-friendly patio. 3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

C.R.Y. Holi On The Beach  Mar. 4
Presented By: Child Rights & You America, Inc. – Orange County Action Center. The Festival of Colors! Open to all – just be ready to get very colorful with about 500 of your favorite friends and enjoy Bollywood music! Indian food and snacks will be available for purchase. Come have fun – and help raise money for Child Rights!
11am-3pm / Bolsa Chica State Beach
(714) 512-6499 / www.america.cry.org

Lantern Festival  Mar. 4
Celebrate the Year of the Dog with Orange County’s Pacific Symphony with this free family event. Enjoy music, dance, food and lantern decorating to mark the end of the Lunar New Year.
12pm / Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa
(714) 556-2787 / www.pacificsymphony.org

Toshiba Classic  Mar. 7-11
Each year, the Toshiba Classic attracts a field of professional players that rivals any major championship in golf, creating compelling competition for our fans. In 2018, the Toshiba Classic will benefit the Mary and Dick Allen Diabetes Center which provides comprehensive services for those with risk for diabetes regardless of their ability to pay.
Newport Beach Country Club
(949) 660-1001 / www.toshibaclassic.com

Pet Expo  Mar. 10
Please feel free to bring your well-socialized, dog/people-friendly dog. This one day event offers a variety of informative groups, retailers, groomers, veterinarians and pet rescue organizations – everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet!
10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 462-3450 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Irvine Park Railroad Easter Eggstravaganza  Mar. 10-31
Hop on over with family and friends to enjoy this fun and exciting springtime event. Children can meet and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny as well as participate in several activities that are located throughout the area.
Weekdays 10am-4pm, Weekends 9am-6pm / 1 Irvine Park Road
(714) 997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Rodeo Round Up Car Show & Maker Fair  Mar. 16
Celebrate our student body and treat the community to an afternoon of fun with bouncers, trackless train, trick roper, panning for gold, face painting, classic + exotic car and vehicle show, local business and maker fair, music, photo booth set ups, food trucks, petting zoo and much more! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year.
3pm / Enders Elementary, Garden Grove
(714) 663-6205 / www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

Weekend of Art in Los Alamitos  Mar. 16-17
Calling all artists! All ages and abilities welcome. Sculpture, ceramics, spoken word, music, photography, painting, drawing, dance, wood working, print and more. Registration must be received by March 5.
Fri 5-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm / Los Alamitos Community Center
(562) 430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Spring Craft Boutique  Mar. 16-17
Unique, one-of-a-kind crafts, seasonal and year-round gifts and décor, wearable art, jewelry, florals, baby items, tasty goodies and much more from over 250 vendors! KidWatch babysitting service is available for $2.25 per hour per child.
Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-4pm / Brea Community Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Musink  Mar. 16-18
This year’s event will showcase more than 100 world-renowned tattoo artists and feature musical performances by the Descendents, Fear, Strung Out, the Adolescents, Lil Yachty, Machine Gun Kelly and the Fever 333.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.musinkfest.com

El Presidente Ball  Mar. 17
Journey back to the late 1800s of early California and let the Fiesta Association show you how “the West was fun” at this western style dinner dance. Enjoy some great food and old-fashioned fun while dancing under the stars (weather permitting) to live country-western style music.
6-10pm / El Adobe de Capistrano, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Multicultural Fair at Sage Hill School  Mar. 17
This colorful, fun-filled event showcases and celebrates Sage Hill school’s–and the community’s–amazing cultural diversity. Taste home-cooked delicacies from virtually every nation represented at Sage Hill; enjoy non-stop musical and dance performances; bid on tantalizing baskets of themed goodies; browse the ethnic bazaar; and plenty of entertainment for the kids. Wilkins Town Square – Sage Hill School, Newport Coast
(949) 219-0100 / More Info

Glitterfest  Mar. 18
This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much, much more!
10am-3pm / Spring Field Conference Center, Fullerton
(714) 573-1025 / www.glitterfest.com

Cherry Blossum Festival  Mar. 18
A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids. This festival is in support of the over 30-year student exchange relationship Huntington Beach shares with their sister city of Anjo, Japan.
10:30am-5:30pm / Central Park Bandstand
www.hbcbfest.com

Saint Joseph’s Day at the Mission  Mar. 19
Live mariachi music, community presentations, Special Guest “Swallows Speakers”, Mission Basilica School performances, ringing of the historic bells and History of St. Joseph’s Day and Swallows Legend.
10am-3pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
(949) 234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com

Friends of the Library Authors’ Luncheon  Mar. 20
Authors D. P. Lyle and David Putnam speak about their books and careers at a luncheon hosted by Friends of the Huntington Beach Library.
Noon / 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach
(714) 375-8429 / www.fotlhb.com

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande  Mar. 21
This night of Old West entertainment consists of four contests rolled into one! Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best moustache and/or beard). For the more timid, spectators are always welcome.
6-9pm / Swallow’s Inn, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado  Mar. 24
This is the nation’s largest non-motorized parade. It is totally organized and presented by the San Juan Capistrano Fiesta Association. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop at over 100 booths. It is THE place to be after the parade! Listen and dance to the
music of The Working Cowboy Band, a traditional country music band.
11am / Downtown San Juan Capistrano
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Laguna Niguel Bunny Bonanza  Mar. 24
Crafts-Games-Face Painting-Entertainment Instructor Showcase – meet the Parks and Recreation class instructors. Touch a Truck” – kids will get to climb, work on and “drive” a fun work truck, including trash, fire, and Sheriff’s Department. The Easter Bunny will also be hopping around! No egg hunt.
9am-noon / Chapparosa Park
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Lake Forest Egg Hunt/ Festival of Colors  Mar. 24
11am-1pm / Etnies Skate Park: 20028 Lake Forest Drive
(949) 461-3511 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Discovery Cube’s Bubblefest  Mar. 24-Apr. 8
Pop into Spring Break with this bubble spectacular, featuring hands-on family fun, the return of Deni Yang and the Mega Bubblefest Laser show! Bubblefest provides learners of all ages the opportunity to discover more about the science behind the soapy fun.
10am-5pm / Discovery Cube Orange County, Santa Ana
(714) 542-2823 / More Info

Aliso Viejo Community Cup  Mar. 29
Shotgun start is at 11am with dinner and an awards ceremony following at 5pm. This event benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley.
11am / Aliso Viejo Country Club
(949) 542-4112 / www.bgccapo.com

Zedtown  Mar. 31
Zombie defense mobilization efforts are now underway as OC residents prepare for an impending zombie invasion experience–armed with only foam blasters. Grab your opportunity to be a part of this blaster battle that follows a plot, evolving as players interact throughout the game.
10am & 5pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(763) 324-7889 / More Info

La Habra Spring Family Eggstravaganza  Mar. 31
This fun, family event includes an Eggs-Treme Kid Zone, as well as games, crafts, inflatables, balloon twisters, music & more. Also features a Community Resource Fair put on by the La Habra Family Resource Center.
8am-noon / La Bonita Park
(562) 383-4210 / www.lahabracity.com

Stanton Easter Egg Hunt  Mar. 31
Egg hunt, pancake breakfast and resource fair.
9-11am / Stanton Central Park
(714) 379-9222 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

February 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange County Economic Forecast 2018  Feb. 1
Special Guest Speaker: Dr. Christopher Thornberg. Dr. Thornberg is Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and widely considered to be one of the nation’s leading economists. An expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, employment, and labor markets, economic policy, and industry and real estate analysis, he was one of the earliest and most accurate predictors of the subprime mortgage market crash that began in (2007, and of the global economic recession that followed).
11:45am-1pm / Embassy Suites Brea: 900 E Birch St., Brea
(714) 529-3660 / www.breachamber.com

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon  Feb. 2-4
Run on PCH past the famous Huntington Beach pier and wind through the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Party includes a beach side beer garden in the California sun. Finishers receive surfboard medals!
See website for schedule. / Huntington Beach
(888) 422-0786 / www.motivrunning.com/run-surf-city

Annual Monarch Butterfly Day  Feb. 3
OC Parks invites children and families to learn all about Monarch Butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at the magnificent creatures. Children can assist in planting plants to attract Monarch Butterflies. Participants can also go inside a netted butterfly enclosure. Butterfly experts will be on-site. Additional activities include interpretive programs, children’s crafts, face painting and a balloon artist. Food will be available for purchase.
10am-2pm / Mile Square Regional Park, Fountain Valley
(714) 973-6600 / www.ocparks.com/parks/mile

San Juan Capistrano Car Show  Feb. 3
The classic, new and exotic will headline this popular fundraiser, which promises a fabulous display of some 400 antique and classic cars and trucks. The return of the popular New-Car Row will show the latest models from local dealers. Come and see the impressive rows of cars and trucks, shop the vendor’s booths and enjoy delicious food with your family.
7:30am-2pm / SJC Community Center-Sports Park
www.sjcrotary.org/Page/carshow

Laguna Beach Music Festival  Feb. 7-11
A co-presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, the Laguna Beach Music Festival is an annual celebration featuring outstanding classical and contemporary concerts in intimate spaces, community outreach programs and dynamic special events. See website for schedule of events.
(949) 553-2422 / www.philharmonicsociety.org/LBMF

Taste of San Juan  Feb. 8
Help launch the kick-off celebration of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas with 25 restaurants, under one roof! Taste of San Juan brings many of the restaurants and caterers serving San Juan Capistrano together to tempt you with their finest offerings.
6-9pm / San Juan Hills Golf Course
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Art Crawl Experience  Feb. 10
“ACE” is an auditory explosive art walk and arts festival has been acclaimed by local artisans as the Downtown Anaheim Arts District. During the evening of an ACE, attendees stroll amongst outdoor permanent art fixtures, such as Peter Shire’s illuminated birdhouse sculptures, to discover artists demonstrating their creative process live for curious onlookers.
Anaheim Blvd., Harbor Blvd., Center Street Promenade
(714) 956-3586 / www.downtownanaheim.com

Art Auction 2018  Feb. 10
Art Auction 2018 will include 100 museum-curated works by California artists featured in recent exhibitions, special events, and the museum’s permanent collection. This festive affair will include live music, delicious cuisine, and creative cocktails.
Laguna Art Museum: 307 Cliff Drive, Laguna Beach
(949) 494-8971 / www.lagunaartmuseum.org

Artesanos Village, Craft Fair  Feb. 10
Community Crafters meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to sell their beautiful art and display their talented skills.
9am-2pm / Hecho en Mexico: 173 W Santa Fe Ave., Placentia
www.facebook.com/hechoenmexicogiftstore

Timberwolf 5K  Feb. 10
The Timberwolf 5K brings the Northwood community together in support of over 1,100 athletes and their 25 teams. New this year: Pancake breakfast, immediately following the race. Proceeds from registration and sponsorships benefit Northwood High School and Families Forward, a local non-profit providing supported housing programs, counseling, food, referrals, school supplies, career coaching, and other services for families in crisis.
6:30am / Northwood High School, Irvine
www.timberwolf5k.com

The Revolution – Revolutionary War Reenactment  Feb. 10-11
Experience the American Revolution hosted by the Huntington Beach Historical Society. This free event is open to the public and will have different battles that can be witnessed throughout the day along with live music and food options.
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm / Huntington Central Park: 7111 Talbert Ave.
www.hbhistory.org/revolution

Active Lifestyle Valentine’s Sock Hop  Feb. 11
Enjoy a delicious catered dinner and live band with the ‘50s Sock Hop theme. So get on your poodle skirts, your cardigan sweaters or leather jackets and come dressed in the ‘50s style. $20 per person or $35 per couple.
5-9pm / Dana Point Community Center: 34052 Del Obispo St.
949-248-3507 / www.danapoint.org

Newport Beach Jazz Party & Big Band Blowout  Feb. 15-18
This year’s party, featuring a big band closing each of the 4 nights will again be the time for mainstream jazz lovers from around the country (& world) to arrive in Newport Beach. In addition to a Saturday and Sunday Champagne Jazz Brunch, daily evening concerts will take place in the Marriott’s Grand Pacific Ballroom plus afternoon pool sessions on the grounds of the resort.
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
(949) 759-5003 / www.newportbeachjazzparty.com

Tet Festival  Feb. 16-18
Helping preserve Vietnamese culture, the Tet Festival boasts about the attraction of over 100,000+ audiences and hundreds of booths in a span of a three day weekend event. Visitors are immersed with a vibrant array of traditional foods, live entertainment, festive games, and customs celebrating the Vietnamese Lunar New Year.
Fri 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm / OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 388-6711 / www.tetfestival.org

Kids’ Pet Parade  Feb. 17
Part of the annual Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebration. Kids between the ages of 5 to 12 can show off their favorite animals in a contest for: The Cutest, Most Unusual, Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Funniest & Most Obedient (pet, not child).
10am-1pm / Los Rios Park: 31747 Los Rios Street, SJC
(949) 493-1976 / www.swallowsparade.com

Wine Tasting & Music  Feb. 17
Join us for live music, appetizers and a sampling of up to 14 different wines courtesy of San Clemente Winery. Event proceeds will benefit the Wars of Freedom Veterans Tribute designed to recognize veterans who’ve served our country during the years from 1975 to present day.
3-5pm / Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, Mission Viejo
(949) 470-3062 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

LUZIA by Cirque du Soleil  Feb. 21-Mar. 18
This unique performance offers spectacular acrobatic performances and visual surprises, bringing the stage to life with traditional and modern representations of Mexico.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
714-708-1500 / www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia

Los Alamitos ‘Race on the Base’  Feb. 23-24
The yearly event has continued to provide not only a forum for local avid runners and walkers, but has also instilled a sense of pride and teamwork between the Los Alamitos City Council, the citizens of Los Alamitos, the Rossmoor Community Services District, and the local business community. Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course.
See website for schedule. / Joint Forces Training Base
(562) 430-1073 / www.raceonthebase.com

San Clemente Day 90th Anniversary Celebration  Feb. 24
To commemorate the great history and traditions of the City there will be open houses, historians, and discounts at City facilities including free recreation swim at the Ole Hanson Beach Club.
9am-4pm / 105 W. Avenida Pico
(949) 361-8200 / www.san-clemente.org

Festival of the Hearts  Feb. 24
Presented by Laura’s House and Tilly’s Life Center, the festival will gather local youth, parents and teachers for our youth education and empowerment day. This event, taking place during Teen Dating Abuse Awareness Month, will inspire and empower attendees with the theme of creating healthy relationships. The event will offer various workshops and breakout sessions, interactive group activity, lunch, sponsored by El Pollo Loco and live entertainment.
9am-3:30pm / Saddleback College, Mission Viejo
(949) 361-3775 / www.laurashouse.org

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration  Feb. 24-25
To celebrate their 21st year of business and to show appreciation to all their loyal customers, Irvine Park is rolling back to their original 1996 prices during their anniversary weekend, including $2 train rides! $2 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. Face painting and panning for gold (gold panning requires two $2 tickets). FREE giveaways include Irvine Park Railroad balloons.
10am-4pm / Irvine Regional Park, Orange
(714) 997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

Brea 8K  Feb. 25
This USATF-sanctioned, chip-timed race is fast and fun for all ages and athletes, runners and walkers alike.
8-11am / Brea Mall
www.brea8k.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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