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November 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

November 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest   Through Nov. 3
Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Guests can also enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sundays are family day with Dachshund Races.
Time/Place: Old World Festival Hall  

Contact: 714-696-TAP1 / www.oldworld.ws

 

A Taste of San Clemente   Nov. 1
Held under the stars, this annual event serves up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the area’s finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more. Includes a complimentary Taste of San Clemente wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Casino San Clemente    

Contact: www.scchamber.com

 

Discovery Cube Presents: Pumpkin Launch   Nov. 2
Pumpkin Launch is a free-community event for students and families to participate in a fun-filled STEM festival at a university campus. Contestants use the principles of STEM to build trebuchet machines that send pumpkins high in the sky and towards targets that line the field.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Cal State Fullerton  

Contact: https://oc.discoverycube.org

 

Art Exhibit and Sale   Nov. 2
Opportunity for art lovers to view and purchase original artwork. This multi-media art show will feature live music, paintings, drawings and other original fine artwork by local artists.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Laguna Niguel City Hall
Contact: 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

 

Orange Dia De Los Muertos   Nov. 2
Iconic Mariachis, Folkloric Dancers, and music native of the state of Veracruz, featuring the talented Los Danzantes del Sol. There will also be face painting, treats and giveaway prizes.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Morenos Restaurant
Contact: 714-639-2181 / www.morenosrestaurant.com

 

Exposure Open 2019   Nov. 2
Already registered are over 120 participants from 20 countries around the globe. With over 5 thousand attendees each year this free public event is family friendly with game zones, interactive booths, and so much more.
Time/Place: 9am-8pm / Vans Skate Park, Huntington Beach
Contact: https://exposureskate.org

Los Alamitos Museums Christmas Craft Fair   Nov. 2-3
Woodwork, handmade goods, jewelry, candies, Christmas decor.
Time/Place: Sat 2-7pm, Sun 10am-5pm / 11062 Los Alamitos Blvd.
Contact: 562-889-2434 / www.losalamitosmuseum.org

 

Arts & Crafts Bonanza   Nov. 2-3
Laguna Woods Villages talented artists and craftsmen present an extensive collection of works for purchase. Browse a unique array of gifts, home dcor, wall art, jewelry, accessories and more. Event will also have live music, food for purchase and beer/wine.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Laguna Woods Village: Clubhouse 4
Contact: 949-597-4291 / www.lagunawoodsvillage.com

 

Dinosaur Dash   Nov. 3
This year you can run and ride for education! 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed Fun Run and the non-timed 50k bike tour. After the race, there will be entertainment, a Food Court and Expo with games, activities and more.
Time/Place: The Marketplace, Tustin  

Contact: www.tpsf.net/dinodash

 

AVCA Childrens Concert   Nov. 7
This is a free concert, geared towards children and their parents. Hullabaloo band members write songs that make kids laugh, think, sing, dance, clap and stomp their feet.
Time/Place: 11am / Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater, Aliso Viejo
Contact: www.avca.net

 

Coast Film Festival   Nov. 7-9
It will be a celebration of everything coast related shared through the best of film, photography, art, and music. The purpose is to bolster awareness and participation with this incredible resource as well as educate the public on how best it should be enjoyed and cared for.
Time/Place: City of Laguna Beach  

Contact: www.coastfilmfestival.com

 

Girl Scouts of OC Celebrate Leadership   Nov. 8
New honoree categories! New activities! Exciting live and silent auction items! And of course, OCs amazing Girl Scouts who are taking action to make our community and world a better place.

Time/Place: 6:30-9pm / Fashion Island Hotel  

Contact: www.girlscoutsoc.org

 

Cypress Veterans Day Luncheon   Nov. 8
Veterans will receive a complimentary lunch and are asked to check-in between 10:15-10:45 am to ensure their spot. Regular check-in will begin at normal check-in time of 10:45 am. Lunch is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / Cypress Senior Center  

Contact: www.cypressca.org

Senior Health & Wellness Fair   Nov. 8
Receive a flu shot and participate in other health screenings. Learn about programs and services for seniors and caregivers.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / La Habra Community Center
Contact: 562-383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com

 

Costa Mesa Salute to Veterans   Nov. 9
Featuring music, food and activities for kids. The A-4M Skyhawk memorial dedication ceremony will begin at 11am.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / OC Fair & Event Center  

Contact: www.ocfair.com

 

Honoring Our Vets   Nov. 9
Interactive event for families, veterans, active duty military and our wonderful community.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Los Alamitos Race Course  

Contact: www.losalamitos.com

 

St. Martins Lantern Fest & Parade   Nov. 10
Join in to celebrate the story of Saint Martin with lit lanterns and traditional songs. A European tradition, Saint Martins lantern parades commemorate the story of a Roman soldier who shared his cloak with a beggar at a freezing winter night.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach
Contact: 714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

 

Orange Veterans Day Tribute   Nov. 11
Join the City of Orange as they honor past veterans and current military with patriotic music and inspirational speeches with keynote speech given by WM. F. Bill Cunningham.
Time/Place: 2pm / Veterans Memorial at Depot Park
Contact: 714-744-7294 / www.cityoforange.org

 

Stanton Veterans Day Ceremony   Nov. 11
Honoring past and present servicemen and servicewomen. Refreshments will follow the ceremony.
Time/Place: 9-10am / Veterans Memorial Park: 10970 Cedar Street
Contact: 714-890-4270 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

 

La Habra Veterans Day Event   Nov. 11
All are invited to attend.
Time/Place: 11am / La Habra Community Center  

Contact: www.lahabracity.com

 

Irvine Veterans Day Ceremony   Nov. 11
In honor of our veterans and in support of their families, the City of Irvine is hosting a special Veterans Day ceremony. The event is free and open to the public.
Time/Place: 11am-12:30pm / Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
Contact: 949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org

Laguna Niguel Veterans Day Ceremony   Nov. 11
Honoring all who served.
Time/Place: 11am-12:30pm / Sea Country Senior Center
Contact: 949-362-4300 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

 

Brea Veterans Day Ceremony   Nov. 11
Pay tribute to all military heroes, veterans, retired and active duty, and to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to their country.
Time/Place: 10-10:45am / Brea Civic & Cultural Center  

Contact: www.ci.brea.ca.us

 

Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Way   Nov. 11
The program will include an unveiling of the updated memorial plaques which list the names of persons who have died during the past year who were members of VFW Post 9934 or members of families of Dana Point residents.
Time/Place: 10am / Strands Vista Park  

Contact: www.vfwpost9934.org

 

Huntington Beach Veterans Day Ceremony & Car Show   Nov. 11
Beginning at Pier Plaza with a Veterans Day Ceremony, the day continues with hundreds of classic, collector cars, customs, motorcycles and more at the city beach parking lot.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / PCH & Huntington St.  

Contact: www.surfcityusa.com

 

CBA Holiday Harvest Gathering   Nov. 13
Appetizers from the Yorba Linda Country Club. Cash Bar. Please bring a door prize for extra recognition.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / Yorba Linda Country Club
Contact: 714-993-9537 / www.yorbalindachamber.us

 

Meet on the Beach   Nov. 17
From the hills of La Habra, down to the ocean at Huntington Beach, enjoy 1.5 miles of open streets, bike and pedestrian friendly activities, live performances, food, giveaways and much more at seven pop-up sites along or nearby Beach Boulevard.
Time/Place: La Habra, Buena Park, Anaheim, Stanton, Garden Grove, Westminster and Huntington Beach
Contact: 213-365-0605 / www.meetonbeach.com

 

Holiday Home Tour and Gift Boutique   Nov. 22
A tour of three beautiful homes and a garden tour of a neighboring home. All the homes are decorated for the holidays and feature fantastic views and fabulous landscaping. Lunch is included in ticket price and served at the Clifton Miller Community Center, where guests can view and purchase special items from over 30 vendors.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Clifton Miller Community Center, Tustin
Contact: 714-997-3000 / www.choc.org

 

Surfing Santa Competition   Nov. 23-24
A fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing.
Time/Place: Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point  

Contact: www.surfingsantacontest.org

Plymouth Rock N Run 5k   Nov. 28
The 5k, 10k and a new 10 mile course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park, and the Santa Ana River trail. There will be a finish-line festival with silent auction, costume contest, food, fun and more! All of the funds raised will directly support the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UC, Irvine.
Time/Place: 6am / Anaheim Hills  

Contact: www.plymouthrun.com

 

Dana Point Turkey Trot   Nov. 28
Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point. This flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble. Participants will receive a shirt and medal.
Time/Place: Dana Point Harbor  

Contact: 949-496-1555 / www.turkeytrot.com

 

Causelife Turkey Trot   Nov. 28
This 5K/10K Turkey Trot features a flat ocean-front course and a 1K walk for kids 12 and under. Funds raised from this event go to Causelife, which provides clean water to those in need in developing countries.
Time/Place: 7-11am / Huntington City Beach  

Contact: www.active.com

 

Turkey Trot on the Ranch   Nov. 28
The race features a 5K and 1K Little Gobblers run. Start a new family tradition and join the fun! Proceeds from the race will benefit The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo connecting Orange County residents to nature through school programs, on-site education and recreation.
Time/Place: 7:30am / The Pavilion & Sendero Field, Rancho Mission Viejo
Contact: www.turkeytrotontheranch.com

 

Lighting of the Bay   Nov. 30
Families will enjoy live chorale and concert performances by various artists, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa Claus will take center stage at dusk as he arrives by stand-up paddleboard and flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations.
Time/Place: 3-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
Contact: 949-729-3863 / www.newportdunes.com

 

Newport Landing Boat Parade & Holiday of Lights Cruises   Nov. 30-Jan. 1
By the first weekend of December Newport Bay is richly illuminated with millions of lights and hundreds of themed estates. The parade takes place over 5 nights from the third Wednesday in December to the third Sunday in December.
Time/Place: Newport Landing Whale Watching
Contact: 949-675-0551 / www.christmasparadeboats.com

 

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Customer Service : Monday thru Friday from 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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October 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

October 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest   Through Nov. 3
Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German Beers and food. Guests can also enter the Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and of course do the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sundays are family day with Dachshund Races.
Time/Place: Old World Festival Hall  

Contact: 714-696-TAP1 / www.oldworld.ws

 

Haunt at Heritage Hill   Oct. 1-12
The park will once again transform into a haunted adventure with scream zones, music, and game booths. Costumes encouraged, but no masks or face paint will be permitted to enter the event.
Time/Place: 6:30-10:30pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
Contact: 949-923-2230 / www.ocparks.com

 

German Unity Day Celebrations   Oct. 2
Weve serving FREE FOOD to the 1st 500 people in line. Free food is served at 7pm. In order to get the FREE FOOD you have to have a ticket and be one of the 1st 500 guests.
Time/Place: 7-10:30pm / Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach
Contact: 714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

 

Orange County International Auto Show   Oct. 3-6
Attendees are invited to sit behind wheels, inspect engines, experience new technologies and even take a test drive in more than 150 new vehicles.
Time/Place: Anaheim Convention Center  

Contact: www.AutoShowOC.com

 

Tustin Tiller Days   Oct. 4-6
Celebrates OCs agricultural heritage while providing an opportunity for local non-profit organizations to promote their cause and raise much-needed funds.
Time/Place: 17522 Beneta Way  

Contact: 714-573-3326 / www.tustintillerdays.org

 

Craft & Artisan Faire   Oct. 5
Join community crafters and artists for unique, one of a kind handmade goods. Seasonal and year-round gifts will be available. This is a perfect time to get some Christmas shopping done and support our local talent.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Bridge Fellowship Plaza, Rancho Santa Margarita
Contact: 949-370-7299 / www.thebridgeoc.com

 

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational   Oct. 5-13
North Americas 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.
Time/Place: Dawn to Dusk / Festival of Arts Grounds  

Contact: www.lpapa.org

Orange County Childrens Book Festival   Oct. 6
This family-fun festival attracts more than 30,000 visitors who will be entertained by authors, illustrators, booksellers, animals, storytellers, costumed characters, train rides, crafts, food and entertainment and much more. Admission and parking are free.
Time/Place: 9:30am-4pm / Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-838-4528 / www.kidsbookfestival.com

 

San Clemente Sea Fest   Oct. 6
This event features a Chowder Cook-off, Fishermans Lobster, Surfing Contest, Business Exposition, Arts & Craft Show and a U.S. Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo Operation which all takes place at the historic San Clemente Pier area.
Time/Place: 9:30am-3pm / San Clemente Pier  

Contact: www.scchamber.com

 

Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours   Oct. 10-11, 15-19, 22-26 & 29-30
A celebration of local legend while sharing stories of another facet of Fullertons history, particularly that of the downtown.
Time/Place: Fullerton Museum  

Contact: www.cityoffullerton.com

 

Boot Hill   Oct. 11, 12, 14, 18-20 & 25-27
The unearthly spirits from the Old West town of Bridgewood will materialize for EIGHT haunting nights, transforming the residence at 16 Goldenrod into the old church and cemetery that once occupied this hallowed ground.
Time/Place: 7-10pm / 16 Goldenrod, Irvine  

Contact: www.legendofboothill.com

 

Mystery at the Monster Mixer   Oct. 11, 26-27 & 30
A night of ghouls, grub, and gut-busting laughter awaits you at Mystery at the Monster Mixer! A fully-immersive dinner party that has you enjoying a delicious spread and solving a puzzling mystery whilst sitting amongst vampires, phantoms, demons and more!
Time/Place: Angelo & Vincis Ristorante, Fullerton  

Contact: www.klubhousearts.com

 

The Heritage Festival and Parade   Oct. 12
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 9:30 a.m. and will feature many exciting activities for the entire family.
Time/Place: 6:30am / Tri-City Park, Placentia  

Contact: www.placentia.org

 

Irvine Global Village Festival   Oct. 12-13
More than 100 performances representing cultures from around the world; international cuisine; kids crafts and activities; cultural and religious exhibits; and international marketplace.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Orange County Great Park  

Contact: www.irvinefestival.org

Silverado Country Fair and Folk Festival   Oct. 12-13
Explores the wonders of the areas Old West rustic culture, great live Bluegrass, Country and Folk music, Wild West reenactments, arts and crafts, 1800s activities & makeshift jail, tasty food, beer & wine saloon, plus ole timey contests.
Time/Place: Silverado Community Center & Fairgrounds
Contact: 714-649-2411 / www.silveradocountryfair.org

 

Glitterfest   Oct. 13
Hand-picked artisans, home decor vendors, and vintage ephemera from all over the California area will gather together. Art is all handmade mixed-media wonderfulness featuring Halloween, Christmas and seasonal decor.  Admission is $7.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Spring Field Banquet Center, Fullerton
Contact: 714-573-1025 / www.glitterfest.com

 

Laguna Niguel Haunted Trails   Oct. 17-19
There was a hotel in the Valley of Crowns that sat empty for years due to mysterious sounds. Guides will escort groups through the old hotel, the lobby, kitchen, and the gardens.
Time/Place: 6:30-10pm / Crown Valley Community Park
Contact: 949-425-5100 / www.ci.laguna-niguel.ca.us

 

Silverado Days   Oct. 18-20
Games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include a Car Show, a Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Hog Calling, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more!
Time/Place: William Peak Park  

Contact: www.silveradodays.com

 

OC Japan Fair   Oct. 18-20
Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be live performance, games, Kimono models and more!
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa  

Contact: www.oc-japanfair.com

 

Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt   Oct. 19
Good ole fashioned spookiness, arts and crafts, a fun zone, and an array of educational booths. Rangers, Lifeguards and other volunteers all pitch in to make this a really fun evening.
Time/Place: 6:30-8:30pm / Picnic Sites A & B  

Contact: www.dohenystatebeach.org

 

Da de los Muertos Celebration   Oct. 19
Enjoy kid-friendly activities and traditional music, featuring tunes from Disney-Pixars Coco and more.
Time/Place: 10am / Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
Contact: 714-755-5799 / www.pacificsymphony.org

Pacific Symphony presents: Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival   Oct. 24
Old Towne merchants decorate their shops and local non-profit groups provide delicious food items and tasty treats for a nominal charge.
Time/Place: 4-7pm / Old Towne Orange Plaza  

Contact: www.cityoforange.org

 

Dana Point Halloween Spooktacular & Trunk or Treat   Oct. 25
Carnival games, crafts, cookie decorating, entertainment, costume parade, and treats for all the children. Dana Point Police Services will be holding their Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot area. Free BBQ hot dogs and refreshments.
Time/Place: 4:30-8:30pm / Community Center: 34052 Del Obispo St.
Contact: 949-248-3530 / www.danapoint.org

 

Ghosts and Legends Tour   Oct. 25-26
Get in the spirit of Halloween by joining the Historical Society Walking Tour Guides on a spooky walking tour of Los Rios Street, the oldest residential neighborhood in California.
Time/Place: ONeill Museum / Historical Society, San Juan Capistrano
Contact: 949-493-8444 / www.sjchistoricalsociety.com

 

Casa Creepy: Haunted House   Oct. 25-27
Werewolves, vampires and ghosts are waiting behind every corner of our historic home, and you can bet on plenty of creepy-crawlies in the gardens.
Time/Place: 7-9pm / Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens
Contact: 949-498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

 

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade   Oct. 26
Game and food booths, entertainment, craft fair, haunted house, pumpkin patch, costume contest and trick-or-treating.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Downtown Anaheim
Contact: 714-999-3456 / www.anaheimfallfestival.org

 

Los Alamitos Trunk or Treat   Oct. 26
Fun family activities for all ages including costume contest, pie eating contest, train ride, trunk or treating, prizes, food trucks, inflatables, and photo booth!
Time/Place: 5-7:30pm / Little Cottonwood Park  

Contact: www.cityoflosalamitos.org

 

Spooky San Clemente   Oct. 26
Join us for a night of haunted houses, spooky corn maze, tricks on Del Mar and a movie in the dark.
Time/Place: 4-7pm / Community Center  

Contact: www.san-clemente.org

 

Villa Park Halloween Fest   Oct. 26
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.
Time/Place: 4-7pm / Villa Park Towne Centre  

Contact: www.vpcsfoundation.org

 

Stanton Halloween Festival   Oct. 26
This special event is open to ghosts and goblins of all ages and will feature 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!
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Stanton Central Park  

Contact: www.ci.stanton.ca.us

 

Aliso Viejo Fall Fest   Oct. 31
Costumes are welcomed…and encouraged. But please, for the sake of our younger guests NO SCARY COSTUMES. The event is free, along with rides, games and candy. There will be small charge for food.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Compass Bible Church  

Contact: www.compasschurch.org

 

All Treats No Tricks at the Mall   Oct. 31
Come in costume for spooky family fun and activities based on Vampirina and your favorite Disney Junior pals! There will also be trick or treating at the mall from 4-7pm.
Time/Place: 3-7pm / Brea Mall Center Court
Contact: www.simon.com/mall/brea-mall

 

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

Contact: www.cypressca.org

 

Main Street Halloween Fest   Oct. 31
Trick-or-treating in the BID downtown zone on Main (and side-streets), PCH, the Pier, and 5th with businesses providing candy to children. There will be a Halloween costume contest for kids and dogs on 5th Street plus inflatable games.
Time/Place: 4-8pm / Downtown HB  

Contact: www.hbdowntown.com

 

La Palma Halloween Carnival   Oct. 31
Will feature carnival games, an area for children under the age of 5 to play games, and those who dare to find their way through a scary maze!
Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / Central Park  

Contact: www.cityoflapalma.org

 

Rancho Santa Margarita Fall Family Festival   Oct. 31
Trick-or-Treat, enjoy multiple inflatables and bounce houses, partake in the costume contest and join the child and pet costume parade while you listen to music and play games.
Time/Place: 2-5pm / Central Park    

Contact: www.samlarc.org

 

Tustin Halloween Howl   Oct. 31
Costume contests, family entertainment, carnival games, prizes and candy.
Time/Place: 3-5pm / Columbus Tustin Activity Center
Contact: 714-873-3009 / www.tustinca.org

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

September 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawdust Festival  Through Sep. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the atmosphere.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Laguna Art-A-Fair  Through Sep. 2
Stroll through Laguna Art-A-Fair’s peaceful garden setting and enjoy a variety of art including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood.
777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach / www.art-a-fair.com

International Street Fair  Aug. 30-Sep. 1
International foods, crafts, folk dancing and music. Many different ethnic foods and costume. The Street Fair has become known for the variety of food reflecting cuisine from around the world. They provide food, drink, entertainment and crafts.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat & Sun 10am-10pm / Orange Plaza
(714) 633-4816 / www.orangestreetfair.org

Handmade Craft Fair  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
“Sip N Shop” Enjoy a glass of wine for a $2 donation.
Sat 3-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm / 11062 Los Alamitos Blvd.
(562) 889-2434 / www.losalamitosmuseum.org

The Great Labor Day Cruise  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
One of the largest and longest running events in the nation and one of a few that can offer non-stop cruising around a 1.25-mile cruise route set up at the 150-acre venue. Open to Pre ’87 American Made Vehicles, Pre 1974, VW’s of any model and Late Model Mustangs, Camaros and Challengers.
Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-4pm / OC Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa
(702) 534-0294 / www.thelabordaycruise.org

Civil War Days  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
Living history events like Civil War Days allow people to experience vivid recreations of life in our past in ways that would not otherwise be possible.
10am-5pm / Huntington Central Park
(714) 425-2634 / www.hbhistory.org/civilwar

Knott’s Berry Farm Labor Day Sunday Fireworks  Sep. 1
Experience Ghost Town Alive! complete with bandits, cowboys, robberies, judges, a good ol’ western hoedown, and much more! Guests can visit the beloved town of Calico and experience an authentic western adventure by becoming a star in this summer’s story of the Wild West.
9:30pm / 8039 Beach Boulevard, Buena Park
(714) 220-5200 / www.knotts.com

Red Cross Blood Drive  Sep. 6
A little of your time (30-60 minutes) could mean a lifetime for another – one pint of blood can save up to three lives!
2pm / King of Kings: 13431 Newhope Street, Garden Grove
www.redcrossblood.org

Tall Ships Festival  Sep. 6-8
The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages.
Dana Point Harbor / Ocean Institute
(949) 496-2274 / www.tallshipsfestival.com

Honor a Hero  Sep. 7
Join us in Honoring Local Hero Angie Kardashian for her 9/11 work. The Exchange Club of Tustin and Sterling Collision Center will also be honoring two First Responders of Tustin. The event will conclude with Sterling Collision Center, Joe Kazemi Owner, Awarding a Local Veteran with a Brand New Car.
5:30-7pm / Elks Lodge: 1751 S. Lyon St., Santa Ana
www.exchangecluboftustin.org

Marines Car Wash  Sep. 7
Help support our troops. Donations accepted.
10am-2pm / Plaza De La Paz Center, Laguna Niguel
(949) 362-4300 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Orange County Craft Beer Festival  Sep. 7
This year there will be over 100 breweries serving over 160 craft & import beers plus awesome food, live entertainment, beer seminars, all at the best location in Orange County.
Noon-7pm / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado / www.ocbrewhaha.com

Huntington Beach Oktoberfest  Sep. 8-Nov. 3
Every Wednesday through Sunday. Sample Imported German Beers, Bratwurst, Rotisserie Chicken, Hamburgers, Pork Sandwiches, Strudel, Pretzels & more. Beer Drinking & Stein Holding Contests, and the Chicken Dance! Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights & Sunday’s are family day.
Old World Festival Hall
(714) 696-TAP1 / www.oldworld.ws

La Habra Movie in the Park  Sep. 13
Tonight’s movie is “Despicable Me 3.” Bring your blankets and chairs out to enjoy a fun family movie! Snacks will be available for purchase.
6-8pm / Our Lady of Guadalupe Church: 900 W. La Habra Blvd.
(562) 383-4200 / www.lahabracity.com

Honor the Valor  Sep. 13
This year, 50 Veterans will be honored. In doing so, each member of the DHHS Football Team will be wearing a camouflage jersey with their respective Veteran’s name on the back. At the conclusion of the game, each Veteran’s name and branch of service will be announced as they line up on the field and are presented with their game day jersey.
6-10pm / Dana Hills High School, Dana Point / www.dhfootball.com

Crab Feast and Auction Under the Stars  Sep. 14
Dinner, music, dancing, and silent & live auctions throughout the evening. Money raised from the annual Crab Feast and Auction Under the Stars is used to support YMCA programming for under-served children and families in the community.
6-10pm / Fullerton Family YMCA: 2000 Youth Way
(714) 879-9622 / www.ymcaoc.org

Art & Craft Festival  Sep. 14
Support your local artists. Featuring the best in handmade jewelry, artwork, home decor, pottery and live entertainment.
2-6pm / Art & Craft Festival, Laguna Hills
(949) 542-6016 / www.lagunahillschamber.com

Fiestas Patrias Festival and Parade  Sep. 14-15
This annual tradition celebrates Santa Ana’s vibrant Mexican culture with a parade, beer garden, performers each night, delicious food, vendors, interactive activities, and exciting carnival rides for children of all ages.
Noon-10pm / Downtown Santa Ana
(714) 571-4227 / www.santa-ana.org/events

Jaws on the Plaza  Sep. 20
Grab a beach chair and enjoy the movie that started sharkmania, Jaws. Shark Trivia starts at 7:30pm and the free outdoor movie starts at 8pm. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and movie snacks will be available for purchase.
7:30pm / Fullerton, Downtown Plaza
(714) 738-6545 / www.cityoffullerton.com

The Harvest Festival® Original Art & Craft Show  Sep. 20-22
American handmade creations, live entertainment, a Kidzone, specialty foods, prizes, demonstrations, and more.
10am-5pm / OC Fair & Event Center
(925) 392-7300 / www.harvestfestival.com/costa-mesa

St. NorbertFest  Sep. 20-22
There will be great food, fun and games such as Sumo Mania, bingo, raffles, exciting rides and awesome entertainment.
St. Norbert Catholic Church, Orange
(714) 637-4360 / www.stnorbertchurch.org

Anaheim Craft and Vintage Fair  Sep. 21
Local crafters and artists, No multi-level marketing vendors, Food sale including Eastern European, favorites, homemade jam & bake sale, Church talks at 11am & 2pm.
9am-4pm / Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church: 995 N. West St.
(714) 533-6292 / www.annunciationbyzantine.org
J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding

Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire  Sep. 21
Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. All proceeds benefit the programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center.
4pm / 26284 Oso Road, San Juan Capistrano
(949) 240-8441 / www.sheacenter.org

Caribbean Nights  Sep. 21
Live music, friends, neighbors and great Caribbean style food! Enjoy craft beers, select wines and tropical cocktails as you watch a traditional fire dancing show and Caribbean dancing. Try your chance at winning great prizes.
6-9pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
(949) 709-0013 / www.samlarc.org

Toast to the Casa 2019: The Enchanted Garden  Sep. 21
Support access to the arts, history and education! Event includes Multiple stages with live entertainment, Eclectic food and beverage fare, Exciting prizes and auction items, & a flawless patron experience with valet parking, ample seating and white-glove service.
5:30-10pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K  Sep. 21
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.
6:30pm / Huntington Beach Pier / www.motivrunning.com/surf-city-10miler

Yorba Linda Movie in the Park  Sep. 21
Join us at the park to watch “Wonder Park” on our 20ft inflatable movie screen. Seating is available on the grass so bring a blanket or low lawn chair.
Dusk / Hurless Barton Park / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Viking Festival  Sep. 21-22
Meet the Norse Gods and Viking Folk at the Living History Viking Village and Marketplace. Two stages of Live Music and Entertainment. Exotic food and drink. Brew Master’s Beers and Mead Garden. Axe throwing, KidZone, Live Viking Combat, Norway Heritage Hall, Games & Competitions.
Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm / 2006 E. Vista Way, Vista
www.VistaVikingFestival.com

Dozynki Harvest Festival  Sep. 21-22
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.
Pope John Paul II Polish Center, Yorba Linda
(714) 996-8161 / www.polishcenter.org

Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show  Sep. 22
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

Ohana Festival  Sep. 27-29
In addition to offering a full day in the sun with a diverse music lineup, Ohana will donate a portion of proceeds to the San Onofre Parks Foundation.
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / www.ohanafest.com

Cruisin’ For A Cure Car Show  Sep. 28
The world’s largest one-day charity car show with over 3,500 vehicles on display and over 200 vendors and exhibitors. They get to cruise for 1.5 miles and/or park and just display their vehicles. Live music, food and vendors.
6am-4pm / OC Fair & Expo Center, Costa Mesa
(949) 353-7353 / www.cruisinforacure.com

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival  Sep. 28-29
Authentic Greek food and pastries, Greek music and dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid-friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and Greek costumes.
Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12-9pm / SJC Community Center
(949) 542-3445 / www.sjcgreekfest.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

August 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Orange County Fair  Through Aug. 11
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

Festival of the Arts  Through Aug. 31
A juried fine art show featuring 140 of OC’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters  Through Aug. 31
This iconic, long-running Orange County tradition combines art-fully costumed people, extravagant sets and theatrical illusion to re-create famous works of art on stage.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach / www.foapom.com

Sawdust Festival  Through Sep. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the atmosphere.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Laguna Art-A-Fair  Through Sep. 2
Stroll through Laguna Art-A-Fair’s peaceful garden setting and enjoy a variety of art including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood.
777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach / www.art-a-fair.com

Surf City Pickleball Tournament  Aug. 1
An all volunteer event and host to over 280 players and 500 visitors and onlookers throughout the weekend.
8am-4pm / Murdy Community Park, Huntington Beach
(714) 315-0922 / www.facebook.com/surfcitypickleball

La Habra Corn Festival  Aug. 2-4
Food, rides, games, music and fun for the whole family. Daytime or night time, anytime is the right time for fun at the La Habra Corn Festival. Meet Miss La Habra and her court when you purchase raffle tickets for a new car or other great prizes.
El Centro Lions Park: 201 North Cypress
(562) 691-3482 / www.lahabracornfestival.com

Festival of the Butterflies  Aug. 3
FREE street fair along the Los Rios Historic District in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Los Rios Park and Garden Angels! Enjoy garden walking tours, plant sales, butterfly education, kids crafts, live music, food, a petting zoo and fun from the Los Rios participating merchants.
10am-4pm / Los Rios Park: San Juan Capistrano / www.goinnative.net

Furry Friends Pet Fair  Aug. 3
This event includes: low-cost vaccinations, heartworm, flea and tick prevention, diagnostic testing, micro-chipping, physical exams, nail trimming, and dog licensing. More than 20 vendors. Dog show & more!
9am-noon / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Aliso Place Free Shredding & Waste Event  Aug. 10
Bring documents, cell phones, TVs, monitors, laptops, mouse/keyboards, audio/video equipment, personal electronic devices, scanners and copiers. Shredding will be done on the spot! Donuts and coffee will be served.
9am-noon / El Conejo Park, Laguna Hills

Epic Series Obstacle Challenge  Aug. 10
The EPIC Course is a thrilling challenge featuring 57 obstacles packed into a winding course that’s less than 2 miles long!
7am-3pm / Huntington Central Park Sports Complex
(805) 422-1012 / www.epicseriesocr.com

Two Stepping Under the Stars  Aug. 10
The evening consists of a live band, Country Western dancing, a silent Auction and much more.
5-10pm / Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, SJC / www.sanjuanequestrian.org

Health & Wellness Fair  Aug. 10
Join us for an exciting community event that focuses on healthy living trends with the best health professionals in the industry.
10am-1pm / Fullerton Community Center / www.cityoffullerton.com

Shootout For Soldiers  Aug. 10-11
A 24-hour Lacrosse game that supports American Veterans and fosters community engagement. This event is open to the public and is open to all ages. Men’s and Women’s Teams participate.
10am-10am / Dana Hills High School / www.shootoutforsoldiers.com

Open House & Meet The Founder at The Marconi Automotive Museum  Aug. 11
Founder Dick Marconi will be at the museum telling his personal stories about the cars and signing Ferrari posters for guests, which can be bought on site. Car clubs from all over Southern California park out front of the museum and guests enjoy music, giveaways, raffles, and food trucks.
9am-1pm / The Marconi Automotive Museum, Tustin
(714) 258-3001 / www.marconimuseum.org

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival  Aug. 11
Food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music throughout the day, contests for all ages, a Salsa challenge, arts & crafts show, kiddie area, exhibits and face painters.
9am-7pm / Ave Del Mar, San Clemente
(949) 492-1131 / More Info

Lobsterfest at Newport Beach  Aug. 11
While feasting on the delicious lobster, you will enjoy live entertainment from Pinch! Me Band. Proceeds from the Lobsterfest provide needed scholarships for Leadership Tomorrow candidates and Fund-A-Wish for the Orange County and Inland Empire Make-A-Wish-Foundation.
2-7pm / Newport Beach Civic Center / www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com

Brea Fest  Aug. 16
This free event is a food, drink, music and art festival not to be missed! Brea Fest draws thousands of attendees each year with talented live bands, outdoor dancing, a gallery exhibit and artist demonstrations, along with theatre performances.
6:30-10pm / Brea Civic & Cultural Center / www.ci.brea.ca.us

Laguna Niguel 30th Anniversary Carnival  Aug. 16-18
Carnival rides, food, drinks, games, community booths, live entertainment, and surprises!
Fri 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun Noon-8pm / El Lazo and Dorine
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

California Footvolley  Aug. 17-18
Footvolley is an extreme technical sport that is generally played by professional soccer players who use the sport as an effective and exciting way to improve their skills, technique, speed, and overall fitness.
10am-6pm / Huntington City Beach / www.califootvolley.com

Camp Out Under the Stars  Aug. 17-18
A night filled with family fun activities, including life-sized games, crafts, a scavenger hunt and bonfires! The Habit will be serving dinner for those who pre-purchase a meal ticket and breakfast will be provided. Please bring a sleeping bag, flashlight, water bottle, and tent (stakes are OK).
4pm-10am / Cordova Park, Mission Viejo / www.cityofmissionviejo.org

Pacific Wine & Food Classic  Aug. 17-18
Celebrate the season with summer-inspired bites from the region’s top chefs, exquisite wine pairings and refreshing libations in the picturesque seaside atmosphere.
1-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront / www.pacificwineandfood.com

Senior Dance  Aug. 18
Refreshments and music by The Hep Cats. Couples & singles are welcome!
1:30-4:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Active Lifestyle (50+) Social Summer Luau  Aug. 22
A themed buffet dinner, live entertainment and a free raffle with prizes. Cost is $10/person and pre-registration is required by August 16.
5-7pm / Dana Point Community Center / www.danapoint.org

beachROCK 2019  Aug. 22
All ages music event featuring bands from all over Southern California. This event includes free admission and is in conjunction with a donation drive
event from 88.5 FM radio.
5-9:45pm / SeaLegs At the Beach, Huntington Beach / More Info

Harvest Crusade  Aug. 23-25
Annual Harvest Crusade event, designed to be opportunities for Christians to invite family members, coworkers, friends, and acquaintances to hear the life-changing message of the gospel in an entertaining environment.
Angel Stadium of Anaheim / www.harvest.org/crusades

Barks & Brews Fundraiser  Aug. 24
Sniff, schmooze and sip craft beer and enjoy the following activities: craft beer & cocktail tastings, photo booth, food truck, live entertainment, free treats, dog-friendly vendors, face painting & balloon animals.
4-7pm / San Clemente Outlets / www.petprojectfoundation.org

They Will Surf Again  Aug. 24
Life Rolls On assigns 7 teams of volunteers to take kids, young adults, and elderly primarily with spinal cord injuries surfing using adaptive equipment.
6am-5pm / Huntington City Beach / www.liferollson.org

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo  Aug. 24-25
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 Rd, San Juan Capistrano / www.rmvrodeo.com

Plum Festival  Aug. 25
Live music, carnival games, face painting, plum cakes, plum crepes, Berliners, BBQ kitchen and Wiener dog races. Carnival games, the Beach City Cloggers, FREE Admission.
2-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

Elvis Festival  Aug. 25
The only event of its kind in California, brings together his music, impersonators, fan clubs, Cadillacs and all things Elvis for a daylong tribute to the King of Rock and Roll.
10am-6pm / Historic Main St, Garden Grove / www.ggcity.org

Senior Fitness Expo  Aug. 30
Take control of your health and fitness. This free event geared toward adults 50 and older will include health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations, and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.
9am-noon / Rancho Senior Center, Irvine
(949) 724-6800 / More Info

Labour of Love Music Fest  Aug. 31
This family-friendly event includes music, raffle giveaways (bikes, surfboards, skateboards & more), delicious food, FREE rides & activities for children, and shopping in the market place of approximately 100 vendors.
11am-5pm / Bolsa Chica State Beach
(562) 592-1800 / www.labouroflovemusicfest.com

Handmade Craft Fair  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
“Sip N Shop” Enjoy a glass of wine for a $2 donation.
Sat 3-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm / 11062 Los Alamitos Blvd.
(562) 889-2434 / www.losalamitosmuseum.org

Civil War Days  Aug. 31-Sep. 1
Living history events like Civil War Days allow people to experience vivid recreations of life in our past in ways that would not otherwise be possible.
10am-5pm / Huntington Central Park / www.hbhistory.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

 

 

July 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sawdust Festival  Through Sept. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Laguna Art-A-Fair  Through Sept. 2
Stroll through Laguna Art-A-Fair’s peaceful garden setting and enjoy a variety of art including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood.
777 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-4514 / www.art-a-fair.com

NSSA National Championships  June 26-July 3
The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events.
7am-5pm / Huntington City Beach
(760) 906-7423 / www.nssa.org

Festival of the Arts  July 5-Aug. 31
A juried fine art show featuring 140 of OC’s top artists in an open air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(800) 487-3378 / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters  July 7-Aug. 31
This iconic, long-running Orange County tradition combines artfully-costumed people, extravagant sets and theatrical illusion to re-create famous works of art on stage.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(800) 487-3378 / www.foapom.com

The Orange County Fair  July 12-Aug. 11
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
(714) 708-FAIR / www.ocfair.com

Kid’s Night Out: Camp Out  July 13
Participants will be able to create lasting memories with friends while we play games, tell camp stories, make s’mores and much more. Pre-registration is required.
6-8:30pm / Stanton Central Park / http://ci.stanton.ca.us

Artesanos Village Craft Fair  July 13
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
www.facebook.com/hechoenmexicogiftstore

Lake Forest Family Campout  July 13-14
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

Health, Education & Business Summer Expo  July 18
Health: Weight loss, health insurance information, personal training, dental, eldercare advice, nutrition. Education: Career guidance, apply on the spot, information of scholarships and grants, school information. Business: See the latest products from fellow vendors, networking and building business relationships, discover new business opportunities.
6-8pm / South Coast Village
(714) 541-5353 / www.santaanachamber.com

Costa Mesa ArtWalk Dance Battle  July 20
Brings community and the arts together for an afternoon of family friendly fun! Check out work by local artists, enjoy live music and watch a final dance battle.
2-6pm / Lions Park, Costa Mesa / www.travelcostamesa.com/artwalk

Ocean Festival  July 20-21
Celebrating over 40 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!” Competitions include the NEW Tandem Boogie Board contest, the NEW Pier Bowl Surf Classic, our world-famous Dory boat races, 5K beach run, and one-mile ocean swim. Kid’s Dolphin Dash, ‘Groms Rule’ Surf Contest, and Fishing Derby. This year’s line-up includes a FREE beach concert, Sand Sculpting Contest, Woody Car Exhibits, and the Ocean Art Show.
San Clemente Pier / (949) 440-6141 / www.oceanfestival.org

Symphony at the Mission  July 21
Music Under the Stars and Pacific Symphony Co-present Pacific Symphony performs Broadway’s and Opera’s Greatest Hits.
7:15-9pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
(949) 234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com

Cypress Community Festival  July 27
This event 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 entertainment.
7am-5pm / Cypress Community Center
(714) 827-2430 / www.cypressfestival.com

Healthy Junk Vegan Faire  July 27
Presented with love by Healthy Junk, our award winning vegan restaurant, the Vegan Faire is an annual one-day festival showcasing a full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods and services with booths and workshops focusing on food, environment, local artisans and wellness. Admission is FREE!
4-10pm / 201 W Center Promenade, Anaheim / www.veganfaire.com

Illumination Foundation’s Carnival for Kids  July 27
Serves over 1,000 homeless and at-risk children and families. The community comes together to provide a carefree summer day of family fun that these children and families would otherwise not experience.
Noon-5pm / La Palma Park, Anaheim / www.ifhomeless.org

OC Yoga Festival  July 27-28
Enjoy yoga, meditation, sound healing, workshops, talks, live music, concert and more! Your ticket will give you access to yoga classes and workshops located in Huntington Beach. This event is for all ages and yoga levels; beginners and advanced welcome and free to attend the vendor village.
7:30-10am / SeaLegs At the Beach / www.facebook.com/ocyogafestival

Fighting For Me Warrior Festival  July 30
Live music, guest speakers, children’s costume contest, doggie costume contest, various local vendors, prizes, celebrity appearances, auction, food & drink, and the band “Flock of 80’s” to follow. We will take the largest group Warrior selfie to show other survivors they are not alone and we are fighting for them and Fighting For Me is here to help!
Noon-5pm / Outlets at San Clemente / www.fightingforme.org

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
9:30pm / Knott’s Berry Farm / www.knotts.com

Costa Mesa
Music of Hotel California with Fireworks
8pm / Pacific Amphitheatre @ OC Fair / pacificsymphony.org

Cypress
Salute to America Celebration
4-9:30pm / Cypress College / www.cypressca.org

Dana Point
July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza
8:45pm / DP Harbor·Doheny State 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 H.S. Stadium / www.cityoffullerton.com

Huntington Beach
Parade, Celebration, Fireworks  July 3-6
Downtown Huntington Beach / 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
4-9:30pm / La Bonita Park / www.lahabraca.gov

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

Ladera Ranch
4th of July Celebration
6am-9:30pm / Various Locations / www.laderalife.com

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

Laguna Hills
Fourth of July Celebration with Fireworks
4-9:30pm / Laguna Hills Community Center / ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Laguna Niguel
July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks
7:30am-9:30pm / Crown Valley & LN Regional Parks
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Lake Forest
4th of July Parade
10am-noon / Toledo Way/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 Festivites & Fireworks
7am-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 with Fireworks
2:30-10:30pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
(949) 729-3863 / www.newportdunes.com

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

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

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

San Juan Capistrano
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
3-9:30pm / SJC Sports Park / www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Santa Ana
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
5-9:30pm / 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/Yorba Linda Middle
(714) 961-7160 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

June 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newport Beach Jazz Festival  May 31-June 2
Celebrate the kick-off of summer with a star–studded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn.
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach / More Info

Rare Vintage Air VW Show  June 1
Bring your VW to the Rare Vintage Air VW d’Elegance to kick off the Prado & Classic weekends.
9am-3pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Shea Center Annual Gala  June 1
With 400 guests in attendance, the evening includes silent and live auctions, live entertainment, music for dancing, and a gourmet dinner followed by the 2019 Michael Lewis Friends of the Disabled Awards honoring individuals/businesses that have made a difference in the lives of others at The Shea Center and in the community.
5:30-11pm / Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
(949) 240-8441 / www.sheacenter.org

Newport Harbor Underwater Cleanup  June 1
A hosted breakfast and lunch, live entertainment, partner exhibitor booths, raffle prizes, and a flurry of volunteers deployed around the harbor on Duffy electric boats to achieve the greater goal of a cleaner, safer harbor and ocean.
7am-2pm / The Balboa Bay Club / www.facebook.com/NHUnderwaterCleanUp

Corona del Mar Scenic 5K  June 1
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.
(949) 673-4050 / www.cdmchamber.com

Huntington Beach Concours  June 1-2
Classic Car & Motorcycle Show! A fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while knowing they are also helping a worthy cause: The Huntington Beach Library Children’s Resource Center.
Huntington Beach Central Park / www.hbconcours.org

Dino Days  June 1-2
Experience the adventure as the Nature Park is transformed into Dino Days with life-size moving dinosaurs! The event will also have arts & crafts, a balloon artist, face painting, dinosaur displays, and much more.
10am-2pm / 26215 Dimension Drive, Lake Forest
(949) 461-3400 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off  June 2
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.
11am-6pm / Old Town Tustin
(714) 573-3326 / www.tustinchilicookoff.com

Super Pet Adoption  June 2
More than 40 pet rescue groups and animal shelters will bring more than 600 homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals for adoption. This annual event features vendors, gourmet food trucks and a bake sale, a silent auction, and low-cost microchipping.
10am-3pm / Irvine Animal Care Center / www.cityofirvine.org

Dana Point ArtFest  June 2
Join us for this annual community celebration of fine art, live music, food, wine and beer gardens and more in the heart of the City’s Lantern District. FREE parking. Fine art and crafts, paintings, photography, ceramics, jewelry and more!
10am-5pm / Dana Point Lantern District / www.dpartfest.com

Balboa Island Parade & After Party  June 2
Children on bikes, Island Dogs, decorated golf carts and floats, vintage cars, USC Marching Band, Keystone Cops, drill teams, marching bands, local dignitaries and much more! Come for the parade and stay for the after party featuring live music and dancing in the street at the fire station.
11am / 127 Marine Ave. / www.balboaislandnb.org

Celebration of the Arts  June 2
Dozens of artist 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
(714) 996-1960 / www.artsyl.org

Integrity Golf Classic  June 6
Business leaders unite for a day of networking, fundraising and team building on the putting green! Dinner & awards, and raffle.
10:30am / Maderas Golf Club, Poway / More Info

Annual Pier Swim  June 8
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

KROQ Weenie Roast Luau & Beach Party  June 8
The Lumineers, 311, Silversun Pickups, The Revivalists, Catfish and the Bottlemen, X Ambassadors, Flora Cash, Smith & Thell, and The Regrettes!
Noon-9:30pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / More Info

Chili at the Beach  June 15
Chili Cook-Off and Salsa Tasting Contest. In addition, there will be children’s activities with kids’ games and entertainment, all benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley.
11am-5pm / Main St & PCH, Huntington Beach
(714) 536-8300 / www.hbdowntown.com

Newport Beach Art Exhibition  June 15
Watercolors, acrylics oil, photography, sculpture and mixed media from hundreds of artists will be on display and available for purchase. Enjoy a fun afternoon with art, food, wine, music, art activities for children and more!
1-6pm / Newport Beach Public Library
(949) 717-3816 / www.newportbeachca.gov

West Coast Cigar & Spirits Tasting  June 15
Here you will be able to sample some of the world’s greatest spirits and take home hundreds of dollars worth of premium cigars while enjoying live music, entertainment, giveaways and best of all, the camaraderie and friendly atmosphere that a great spirit and delicious smoke creates.
5:30-9:30pm / Hyatt Regency Newport Beach / www.eventbrite.com

White Glove Concours & Porsche Display  June 15
Enjoy seeing over 100 Porsches new and old on display.
9am-2pm / Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point / www.danapoint.org

Summer of Mud Run  June 15
Celebrate summer by running (or come cheer on the runners!) the approximate +5k course beginning and ending at Irvine Lake. The course is partially on the road and partially on trails and includes hills, water, professionally built obstacles and over a dozen mud pits.
9am / Oak Canyon Park, Silverado / www.irvinelakemudrun.com

Fete de la Musique  June 15
The event takes place in various parts of the world each June, in anticipation of the coming solstice. The free Laguna Beach celebration coincides with World Music Day in the spirit of all the music fans moving to the rhythm internationally.
Noon-4pm / Main Beach Park, Laguna Beach
(949) 715-7241 / www.lagunabeachsistercities.com

Summer Solstice Garden Gala  June 15
An evening “under the stars” with an evening of exquisite food, fine wines & moonlight dancing in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum at California State University, Fullerton. This annual event raises vital support for the living and historical collections of the Fullerton Arboretum.
Fullerton Arboretum / www.fullertonarboretum.org

Summerfest  June 20-23
Carnival rides, vendors, food booths and the famous FV Classic Car Show, great entertainment, and beer garden.
The Recreation Center and Sports Park, Fountain Valley
(714) 649-2760 / www.fvsummerfest.com

Make Music Day  June 21
Make Music Buena Park is part of the worldwide music celebration of Make Music Day, that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music.
5-9pm / The Source OC, Buena Park / www.thesourceoc.com

Day of Music  June 21
Day of Music Fullerton is a unique festival of 150+ FREE concerts in in over 40 venues throughout the city of Fullerton, Calif. DoMF takes place simultaneously with similar festivities, currently in more than 700 cities globally in alliance with the internationally renowned Fête de la Musique.
www.thedayofmusic.com

Serve Los Al Volunteer Event  June 21-22
Approximately 300 volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of service projects around the City of Los Alamitos at several of the nonprofit locations, senior resident homes, city parks and facilities.
(562) 430-1073 / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Summer Suds Brewfest  June 22
40+ craft breweries with over 70 beers to taste. Festival will include live performances from The Microphone Doctors, Outerwave & Casey Sullivan and Friends. Visit our giant party game arena for some friendly competition and feast on some of Southern California’s best food vendors cuisine.
2-6pm / Miles Square Sports Park, Fountain Valley
(562) 495-5959 / www.summersudsbrewfestfv.com

Old Town Doggy Showdown  June 22
Free events, doggy games, live DJ, adoptable dogs and puppies, prize drawing, vendors and food trucks.
10am-1pm / Historic Town Center Park, San Juan Capistrano
(949) 444-9154 / www.fur-ever-home.org

Doheny Surf & Art Festival  June 22-23
Surfers Vendor Village, Surfers Art & Collectibles, Menehune (kids) Surf Contest, 60’s Surf Contest, Tandem Exhibition, Surf Tricks Exhibition, local surfboard shops, beer garden, live music, food, Polynesian dancing & healthy living demos!
9am-6pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
(949) 496-6171 / www.dohenystatebeach.org

Baroque Music Festival  June 23-30
This Festival provides astounding wealth and diversity of the Baroque era in a wide variety of ways. Large-scale works, with and without singers, are offered during Sunday concerts, while three mid-week programs give the opportunity to enjoy solo recitals and chamber music.
Saint Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church, Corona del Mar
(949) 760-7887 / www.bmf-cdm.org

A Taste of Greece  June 28-30
Pastries, dancing, full-scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings.
Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine
(949) 733-2366 / www.irvinegreekfest.com

Sawdust Festival  June 29-Sept. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Laguna Art-A-Fair  June 29-Sept. 2
Stroll through Laguna Art-A-Fair’s peaceful garden setting and enjoy a variety of art including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood.
777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach / www.art-a-fair.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

May 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newport Beach Film Festival  Apr. 25-May 2
The Festival annually hosts several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience. This year’s festival will be screening over 300 features and short films and welcoming over 500 filmmakers and 50,000 fans to OC.
Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
(949) 253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

Spring Citrus Fair  May 3-5
Showcasing the history of the La Habra Valley. Event will include entertainment, carnival rides, local food, exhibits & character mascots. Free admission.
La Habra Boulevard between Euclid & Cypress / www.citrusfair.com

OC Marathon  May 3-5
Join thousands of other community-minded runners and walkers at the OC Marathon, beginning at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa just south of Santa Barbara Drive. Pledges to benefit eleven local children’s charities through Run for Orange County Kids (ROCK).
(949) 222-3327 / www.ocmarathon.com

Soka University’s International Festival  May 4
Enjoy over 700 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, a children’s play area with bounce house, student projects and more!
10:30am-5pm / 1 University Drive, Aliso Viejo / www.soka.edu

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta  May 4
Traditional Mariachi’s 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, San Clemente / www.san-clemente.org

Rancho Days Fiesta  May 4
Celebrating the history of Saddleback Valley and explore the rich history of Orange County’s Ranchos and Native American tribes! Visitors will experience the past through music, dance, crafts, food and first-person presentations. Admission is $5 per person ages 3 and over. Under 3 free.
11am-3pm / Heritage Hill Historical Park, Lake Forest
(949) 923-2230 / www.ocparks.com/historic/heritage

Like Totally Music Festival  May 11
Bringing music, style and memories to the beach! Event features national 1980’s bands. Tons of vendors for shopping. Lots of yummy food trucks and a full bar. Celebrity impersonators and an 80s themed costume contest.
11am-9pm / Huntington State Beach / www.liketotallyfestival.com

Discovery Cube’s Annual Rocket Launch  May 11
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) 913-5039 / https://oc.discoverycube.org

Rose Garden Tour  May 11
The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain (RSSM) sponsors Elegant and Enchanting Garden Tours of four unique and innovative private gardens in south Orange County. The self guided tour offers visitors magnificent floral and plant displays, garden architecture and ideas for environmentally sound garden practices.
Laguna Niguel & Portola Hills / www.rosesrosesroses.org

Open Garden Day  May 11
Experience the inviting neighborhoods of West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park in North Santa Ana. This one day community event offers an array of activities: 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 with plenty of tasty treats.
10am-4pm / Santa Ana / www.opengardenday.com

Yorba Linda Lobsterfest  May 17
The 32nd Annual Yorba Linda Sunrise Rotary Lobsterfest & Silent Auction! All you can eat Maine Lobster and Tri-tip.
5:30-11pm / Yorba Linda Community Center / www.yllobsterfest.com

Anaheim Children’s Festival  May 18
Free arts and crafts, dance lessons and performing arts classes. Over 50 organizations, city departments and more bring art projects to the Park atmosphere and invite the kids to “try art.”
11am-4pm / Pearson Park / www.muzeo.org

Mariachi Festival  May 18
Will include entertainment “Battle of the Mariachis” and authentic Mexican food. Mariachi performers will compete for cash prizes.
9:30am-4pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
(949) 234-1321 / www.missionsjc.com

Tustin LobsterFest  May 18
Entertainment, games, music and prizes. A fundraiser event that provides financial support for the programs and services sponsored by the Tustin/Santa Ana Rotary Club. All net proceeds from this event help pay for local Rotary programs throughout Tustin and Santa Ana.
4pm / Peppertree Park / www.tustinlobsterfest.com

Muckenthaler Motorcar Festival  May 18-19
Featuring car rally, motor movies & Concours d’Elegance and Horseless Carriage Tour. Live performances in the outdoor amphitheater by The Pleasure Tones on Saturday and Janet Klein and Her Parlor Boys on Sunday.
1201 W. Malvern Ave., Fullerton / www.muckcarshow.org

Doheny Blues Festival  May 18-19
The International Food Court at Doheny Blues will have a variety of authentic vendors sampling everything from BBQ Ribs to Cajun Sausage to Vegetarian Pitas. Our Vendor Village is strewn throughout the entire lawn at Sea Terrace Park and consists of 50+ different “storefronts.”
Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point / www.dohenybluesfestival.com

Brewer Brothers Model Kit & Hobby Expo  May 19
Multiple model kit vendors (cars, ships, planes, helicopters, tanks, and armored vehicles), 1/6 scale figure and armor vendors, toy soldier vendors, miniature gaming vendors, military book and decal vendors, documentary and movie DVD vendors, die-cast toy vendors, and more!
9am-3pm / Old World Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

Balboa Island ArtWalk  May 19
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. Enjoy live music.
9am-5pm / Balboa Island / www.balboaislandartwalk.info

Santa Ana Zoo’s Party for the Planet/Endangered Species Day  May 19
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 a variety of special guests including members of the Santa Ana City Water District, Fullerton Arboretum and other community organizations.
11am-2pm / Santa Ana Zoo / www.santaanazoo.org

Taste of Brea & Business Expo  May 23
Visitors will enjoy dancing to live music featuring Cold Duck. A DJ will be present as well during the event while you indulge in tasty treats and beverages.
5-9pm / Downtown Birch St. Promenade / www.tasteofbrea.com

Strawberry Festival  May 24-27
“Celebrating Family.” A parade and carnival celebrating the city’s strawberry-growing history. Rides, contests, Strawberry Festival Parade, vendor booths, charity food & game booths, showmobile performances, amphitheater performances, Garden Grove Strawberry Stomp 5K.
Euclid St & Main St, Garden Grove / www.strawberryfestival.org

Scottish Fest  May 25-26
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. Part of the United Scottish Society, the festival was established in 1932 and was called a Highland Games in the tradition of Scottish heritage. OC Fair and Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 708-1500 / www.scottishfest.com

Northwood Memorial Candle Lighting Ceremony  May 26
In partnership with Northwood Memorial Committee, a special candle lighting ceremony will be held and includes presentations by Gold Star families. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
4pm / Northwood Community Park / www.cityofirvine.org

Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony  May 27
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) 724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org

Anaheim Cemetery Memorial Day Program  May 28
The program is sponsored by The American Legion Post 72 and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3173 and includes a variety of guest speakers, wreath presentations, and an Honor Guard Firing Salute.
11am / 1400 E Sycamore St. / www.occemeterydistrict.com

Veterans of War Memorial Day Event  May 28
Marine Corps Color Guard from Camp Pendleton. “Boots and Rifle” ceremony conducted by officers of Post 9934, and the bugle call, TAPS. Flowers to be placed on memorial for loved ones and friends who served our country.
10am / Pines Park, Capistrano Beach / www.vfwpost9934.org

Memorial Day Half Marathon, 5K & 10K  May 28
Honoring the U.S. Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion, this favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful OC cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel.
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center / www.lagunahillshalfmarathon.com

El Toro Memorial Park Memorial Day Program  May 28
Guest speakers, special musical performances, a wreath laying ceremony, and an honor guard firing salute.
11am / 25751 Trabuco Rd., Lake Forest / www.occemeterydistrict.com

Fullerton Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
Patriotic speaker for this year’s event will be Captain Curt Jones, United States Navy. Free to the public, the program is sponsored by the nonprofit American Veterans Memorial Association and the City of Fullerton.
10am / Loma Vista Memorial Park / www.avmafullerton.org

Huntington Beach Memorial Day Ceremony  May 28
In honor of veterans who have lost their lives in battle. Hosted by the American Legion Post 133, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Jewish War Veterans. Event features a 21-gun salute, flag-raising and playing of taps. Local dignitaries will officiate.
11am / Pier Plaza / www.surfcityusa.com

San Clemente Memorial Day Event  May 28
Keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Mount, United States Marine Corps, Wounded Warrior Battalion West.
11am / Community Center: 100 N. Calle Seville / www.san-clemente.org

Santa Ana Memorial Day Program  May 28
Guest speakers, special musical performances, combined color guards with a parade of flags, a wreath presentation ceremony, cannon salutes and an honor guard rifle salute.
10am / 1919 E Santa Clara Avenue
(949) 951-9102 / www.occemeterydistrict.com

Memorial Day at the Nixon Library  May 28
Wreath laying and remarks by Medal of Honor Recipient Hershel “Woody” Williams. Renowned Placentia Symphonic Band will perform their classic setlist of All-American favorites in the East Room at 3:30pm.
11am / 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda / www.nixonfoundation.org

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

April 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mission Fine Art Gallery Artist Studio Sale  Apr. 5-7
Artists are bringing in their sketches and small hidden treasures for sale at greatly reduced prices.
31760 Camino Capistrano, SJC / www.missionfineart.gallery

Walk MS  Apr. 6
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, Irvine
(800) 486-6762 / https://secure.nationalmssociety.org

Disaster Preparedness Expo  Apr. 6
Emergency response vehicles, equipment, displays and informational booths. Ready America will also feature the “Big Shaker,” the world’s largest mobile earthquake simulator.
10am-2pm / Tustin Hangar / www.tustinca.org

Bunny Blast: A Seuss Eggstravaganza  Apr. 6
A fun-filled event for the entire family, with a day of activities including game booths, rides, music and other funny things.
10am-3pm / El Toro Park: 23701 Los Alisos Blvd, Lake Forest
(949) 461-3450 / www.lakeforestca.gov

AVCA Spring Celebration & Pancake Breakfast  Apr. 6
Egg hunts, face painting, community booths, balloon twisters, arts & crafts, Peter Rabbit pictures.
9-11:30am / Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheater, Aliso Viejo
(949) 243-7750 / www.avca.net

Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival  Apr. 6-7
A weekend filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music! Up to four hours of unlimited craft beer tastings featuring over 150 craft beers.
1-9pm / Dana Point / www.sabrosotacofest.com

Wild West Steamfest  Apr. 6-7
Serves to celebrate two worlds merged – The Old West & Steampunk. This event which will include a beer garden and vendors, panels, Faro, Tea Dueling Blacksmith, costume contest, gold mining and living history tours.
11am-7pm / Heritage Museum of OC, Santa Ana / www.wildweststeamfest.com

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show  Apr. 6-7
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 / www.fullertonarboretum.org

Bolsa Chica’s Earth Day Festival  Apr. 13
The festival will include educational activity booths, tours, food, a bounce house and more! Don’t miss out on the eco-friendly fun!
10am-3pm / Conservancy Interpretive Center, Huntington Beach
(714) 846-1114 / www.bolsachica.org

San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest  Apr. 13
Micro-Brews from all over Southern California. Enjoy micro-brew sampling, homemade food provided by various non-profit organizations and live entertainment.
Noon-5pm / Left Coast Brewing Co. / www.scchamber.com

Gardenfest  Apr. 13
Plant Sale and Garden Flea Market, exhibits demonstrating sustainable practices for your garden, 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

Community Cleanup Day  Apr. 13
Drive-thru drop off household hazardous waste, bulky items, e-waste or any other solid waste. Please be prepared to show proof of Cypress residency (valid driver’s license or utility bill).
9am-3pm / Cypress Civic Center/Library/Tennis Courts / www.cypressca.org

Placentia Easter Eggcitement/Spring Carnival  Apr. 13
Enjoy an Easter egg hunt (children ages 12 and under), story time, crafts, games, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more!
10am-1pm / Kraemer Park / www.placentialibrary.org

Mayor’s Egg Roll on the Civic Green  Apr. 13
Sack races, various games and most importantly, egg races across the lawn. Photo opportunities with the Civic Center bunnies, bounce houses, face painting, train rides, and food.
10am-noon / Newport Beach Civic Center / www.newportbeachca.gov

Westminster Spring Festival  Apr. 13
Live entertainment, food, craft vendors, an extensive resource fair, fun children’s activities and of course … a visit from the Easter Bunny.
9am-3pm / Civic Center: 8200 Westminster / www.westminster-ca.gov

Laguna Niguel Bunny Bonanza  Apr. 13
The Easter Bunny will be hoping around! NO egg hunt. Children’s activities include: crafts, games, face painting, entertainment, instructor showcase and “Touch a Truck” where kids will get to climb, work on and “drive” a fun work truck.
9am-noon / Chapparosa Park / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

La Habra Egg Night  Apr. 19
This event is open to youth ages 7-13 years old. The cost is $10 per child, which includes all activities. Bring your empty basket and a flashlight and get ready for some fun!
7-8pm / La Bonita Park / www.lahabraca.gov

Yorba Linda Late Night Flight Light Egg Hunt  Apr. 19
For children 7-13 years of age. Special hunt for eggs in the dark! Flashlights, running shoes, and a basket to hunt for eggs filled with candy and prizes will be required.
7:30-8:30pm / Thomas Lasorda Jr. Field House
(714) 961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Buena Park Spring Eggstravaganza  Apr. 20
Egg Hunt for kids 12 years and under at noon! Stage entertainment, children’s crafts, field games, a petting zoo, moon-bounces, visits with the Spring Bunny, candy scramble for children 12 years of age and younger. Pancake breakfast 8am.
9am / Henry Boisseranc Park / www.buenapark.com

Costa Mesa EGG-Citement  Apr. 20
A fun filled day with the Easter Bunny! Activities include: egg hunt, bounce house, pony rides, petting zoo and arts & crafts! Refreshments being sold by local schools.
9am-noon / Tanager Park: 1780 Hummingbird Drive
(714) 540-7355 / www.torellirealty.com

Yorba Linda Egg-Citement Hunt  Apr. 20
Children 2-9 years of age. Crafts, games, petting zoo, face painting and separate egg hunt areas for children ages 2-9 years. Bring your own basket to collect your goodies.
10am-noon / Hurless Barton Park / www.yorbalindaca.gov

San Clemente Sensational Springtacular  Apr. 20
Get ready for some photos & arrive on time to scramble for some eggs and hunt for the special golden egg!
9am-noon / Vista Hermosa Park / www.san-clemente.org

Etnies Egg Hunt & Festivals of Colors  Apr. 20
Visit with the Skateboarding Bunny, play in the bounce houses, make crafts and play fun games. Egg hunt zone and the event ends with a color blast.
11am-1pm / Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest / www.etniesskatepark.com

Tustin Easter Egg Hunt  Apr. 20
Bring a basket or a bag to collect all the treats! There will also be a inflatables, petting zoo, pony rides, live music, game booths and an animal and puppet show on the main stage.
8:30-11:30am / Tustin Sports Park: 12850 Robinson Drive / www.tustinca.org

Dana Point Egg Hunts  Apr. 20
Discover the hidden treasure of candy and plastic filled eggs at Dana Point’s spring time Egg Hunts for children up to 10 years of age. There will be two Egg Hunts.
9-10am / Pines Park & Sea Canyon Park / www.danapoint.org

Los Alamitos Spring Carnival  Apr. 20
Egg hunt, family style carnival, games and food trucks. Free event which is for children ages 1-14 years and their families.
9-11:30am / Little Cottonwood Park / www.cityoflosalamitos.org

Huntington Beach Easter Hunt & Family Fun Day  Apr. 20
Hunt for candy, take a picture with the Easter Bunny, play a game at the many game booths, visit the various displays from Community Services, pancake breakfast, enjoy the live band, and try out some new classes.
9am-2pm / Sports Complex / www.huntingtonbeachca.gov

Fountain Valley Easter Egg Hunt  Apr. 20
Carnival games, crafts, egg hunts, and much more! The Egg Hunts will run continuously for ages 11 and under.
8:30-11:30am / Recreation Center & Sports Park / www.fountainvalley.org

Cypress Spring Egg Hunt  Apr. 20
Crafts, Face Painting, Activities, Egg hunt for children 4-11, Special Activity Area for ages 0-3 plus visits with the Easter Bunny.
10:30am / Oak Knoll Park: 5700 Orange Avenue / www.cypressca.org

Easter Eggstravaganza at OWV  Apr. 20
Easter egg hunt around OWV, Easter egg coloring, Easter egg run, sack race, face painting, and a group dance for all of you to the “Earth song.”
2-5pm / 7561 Center Ave., Huntington Beach / www.oldworld.ws

La Habra Spring Family Eggstravaganza  Apr. 20
Eggs-Treme Kid Zone, with games, crafts, inflatables, balloon twisters, live DJ and more. To add to the excitement, eggs for the egg hunt will be dropped by a helicopter!
8am-noon / La Bonita Park / www.lahabraca.gov

Newport Beach Film Festival  Apr. 25-May 2
The Festival annually hosts several premieres and galas for a singular festival experience.
Various theaters in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa & Santa Ana
(949) 253-2880 / www.newportbeachfilmfest.com

SCC & Helicopter Golf Ball Drop  Apr. 26
Join faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Santiago Canyon College for a day of golf on a world-class course.
Tustin Ranch Golf Club / www.sccollege.edu

Dana Point California Wine Festival  Apr. 26-27
Wine lovers find hundreds of fine wines, regional craft brews and a dizzying variety of foods to sample. A live band keeps the beat all day.
Fri. 6:30-9pm, Sat. Noon-4pm / Yacht Club & Lantern Bay Park / www.californiawinefestival.com/dana-point

Pet Expo  Apr. 26-28
Over 1,000 animals will entertain you in stage shows, competitions and demonstrations including dogs, cats, birds, fish, reptiles, rodents, goats, pigs, llamas, rabbits, and miniature horses. Pet adoptions, pet products for sale, petting zoo, how-to workshops and advice from animal experts.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa / www.petexpooc.org

Doheny Wood  Apr. 27
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.
8am-3pm / Doheny State Beach, Dana Point / www.socalwoodies.com

Floral Park Home & Garden Tour  Apr. 27-28
Stroll through the beautiful vintage homes and gardens, search for treasures at the Antique & Collectables Sale, view the Classic Automobile Display, or enjoy a snack at the food and drink concessions.
10am-4pm / Santa Ana / www.floralpark.com

Taste of Huntington Beach  Apr. 28
A unique sampling of favorite local restaurants in Huntington Beach, paired with the finest wines in California, all in the name of charity! Proceeds benefit the children’s wing of the Huntington Beach Library.
Noon-4pm / Sports Complex at Talbert & Goldenwest / www.tastehb.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

March 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daddy Daughter Prince & Princess Dance  Mar. 1
Princesses are invited to have an exciting night out with their “Prince Charming”. Activities include dinner, dancing, crafts and games. $20 per person.
6:30-8:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
(714) 961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade  Mar. 2
“Everyday Heroes” Entries in the popular event range from civic and veterans organizations to school bands, floats, vintage automobiles, and light-hearted novelty groups. The parade also honors citizens who have served the community and those who have served the nation in time of war or national emergency.
11am / Laguna Beach / www.lagunabeachparade.org

GEMfest  Mar. 2
For Middle School girls in grades 6 through 8! Become part of the Girls Empowerment Movement to make changes in your life, your school, your community, and the world. Free snacks, a delicious lunch and a gift bag full of awesome swag.
9am-2pm / Sage Hill School, Newport Coast / www.gemfestoc.com

Los Olivos Community Park Dedication  Mar. 2
The event will showcase the new 12.5-acre park, which features lighted baseball and soccer fields, a lighted basketball court, four tennis courts, and a musical-themed playground inspired by the former Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre.
4-6pm / 101 Alfonso, Irvine / www.cityofirvine.org

Parenting OC’s Annual Summer Opportunities Jamboree  Mar. 2
This year, 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. Come on down for this fun-filled, free family event.
10am-3pm / Discovery Cube Science Center, Santa Ana
(714) 630-4510 ext. 8 / www.parentingoc.com

Pacific Symphony: Lantern Festival  Mar. 2
Takes place 15 days after the Lunar New Year and marks the return of spring, representing the reunion of family. Decorate your very own lantern, take in live music, try your hand at solving a riddle, take a Chinese folk dance lesson and more!
11am-5pm / Segerstrom Concert Hall, Costa Mesa
(714) 556-2787 / www.pacificsymphony.org

Festival of Whales  Mar. 2-3 & 9-10
Celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale. In addition to whale watching, the 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.dpfestivalofwhales.com

German Style Carnival FASCHING  Mar. 3
Families with children ages 4-17 are welcome to join an afternoon filled with activities, dances and games lead by teachers of GermanSchoolCampus.com.
3-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Tustin Hangar Half Marathon & 5k Race  Mar. 3
These races are designed to raise the maximum amount of funds for nonprofits and charities while showcasing one of the most beautiful and historic cities in Southern California.
7am-noon / The District at Tustin Legacy
(714) 544-5341 / www.tustinhangarhalf.com

Hoag Classic  Mar. 6-10
Each year, the tournament raises over $1 million for Hoag and other local charities, totaling more than $20 million in its history-making, and is the most philanthropic event on the PGA TOUR Champions. Additionally, it attracts a field of professional players that rivals any major championship in golf.
8am / Newport Beach Country Club / www.hoagclassic.com

South County Pet Expo  Mar. 9
This family- and pet-friendly event will feature rescue groups with many loving animals available for adoption, fun and exciting canine demonstrations, local vendors providing all manner of pet products and services, food trucks and giveaways.
10am-2pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
(949) 858-1000 / www.adoptocpets.org/events

La Habra Races  Mar. 9
Includes a 5K race for all ages, as well as a 1K Kiddy Run (ages 6-9 yrs.) and a 50-Yard Diaper Dash (ages 3-5 yrs.).
6-9am / La Habra Marketplace Shopping Center
(562) 383-4211 / www.lahabracity.com

Kite Party  Mar. 9-10
Kite fliers connecting face-to-face with people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to connect with. Kite Party is about socializing with people we have known for years, and meeting people we will know for years.
Huntington Beach Pier / www.kiteparty.com

Surfin’ Sundays Concert Series  Mar. 9-10
Enjoy shopping from local vendors on Saturdays and live music on Sundays throughout the Summer. Pier Plaza concerts are from 11am-5:30pm. Vendors will be in Pier Plaza all day, from 8am-5pm during the months of summer.
8am-5:30pm / Huntington Beach Pier Plaza
(714) 465-4350 / www.surfingmuseum.org

Cherry Blossom Festival  Mar. 15-17
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.
Huntington Central Park / www.hbcbfest.com

El Presidente Ball  Mar. 16
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. 16
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.
11am-4pm / Wilkins Town Square, Newport Coast
(949) 219-0100 / www.sagehillschool.org

Kids Night Out-Spring Break Party  Mar. 16
Spring Break brings plenty of opportunities for students to play outdoors. A light snack will be provided.
2-5pm / Stanton Central Park / http://ci.stanton.ca.us

Newport-Mesa Spirit Run  Mar. 17
Twelve racing events plus a 5k Family Walk and Toddler Trot. In between races, participants and spectators enjoy the Youth & Fitness Expo is located adjacent to the start/finish area in Edward’s Big Newport. A fun family expo showcases products and services of community businesses. Bungee jumping, rock climbing, a skate park, massage, running footwear and apparel, shopping, and more.
6am / Fashion Island, Newport Beach / www.nmspiritrun.org

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. Free for Mission Members.
9am-3pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano / www.missionsjc.com

Swallows Day Fiesta Grande  Mar. 20
Best Dressed Old West Man, Best Dressed Old West Woman, Best Belt Buckle, and the Hairiest Man (best mustache and/or beard). There is a $5 entry fee (pay when you arrive) per category for each contestant entered. For the more timid, spectators are always welcome at the hilarious Fiesta Grandé.
6-9pm / Swallow’s Inn, SJC / www.swallowsparade.com

Swallows Day Parade & Mercado  Mar. 23
The nation’s largest non-motorized parade. The Mercado is a Street Fair and Market Place where you can eat, drink, and shop. 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

Huntington Beachcruisers Meet  Mar. 23
A popular gathering of beach cruising vehicles manufactured through 1972, featuring nomads, woodies, VW Transporters, convertibles, steel wagons and other beach cruisin’ vehicles of the era. Vehicles will be on display throughout the weekend along Main Street and in Pier Plaza.
8am-4pm / Downtown Huntington Beach / www.hbcruisers.com

Mad Hatter Children’s Tea Party  Mar. 23
Guests will be treated to a delicious lunch and sweet treats, take part in a photo op with tea party characters and enjoy fun games and crafts. Tickets are $10 per person; complimentary for children under 12 months.
11am-2pm / Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club
949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org

Birthday Bash  Mar. 24
Exciting plans are in progress for LOCA’s biggest fundraising celebration to date. The public is invited to enjoy amazing food and wines, interactive art activities and art auctions.
4-7pm / Neighborhood Congregational Church-Bridge Hall, Laguna Beach
(949) 363-4700 / www.locaarts.org

CRY OC – Holi By The Sea  Mar. 24
Bring color to a Child’s Life! Celebrate HOLI – The Festival of Colors! with Child Rights & You America, Inc. – Orange County, and ensure a brighter and more colorful future for children everywhere. Be ready to get very colorful and enjoy Amazing Bollywood music by Fusion Sounds!
11am-3pm / Bolsa Chica State Beach / www.cryamerica.org

Swing for the Sea Lions  Mar. 25
Benefiting Pacific Marine Mammal Center. 18 holes of golf on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course, lunch provided by Chick-Fil-A, beverages provided by Laguna Beach Beer Company, Tito’s Handmade Vodka and more, a buffet dinner and contest opportunities. The helicopter golf ball drop, silent auction, dinner and awards ceremony follow at 5pm.
Noon-7pm / Aliso Viejo Country Club
(949) 494-3050 / https://pmmcgolf.accelraising.com

CrabFest 2019  Mar. 29
Hosted by the Huntington Beach Lions Club. Enjoy all you can eat salad, chowder, crab and shrimp! During the event there will be a silent auction, raffle and live auction. Fundraiser will benefit a number of local charities and organizations, including Off the Streets Huntington Beach, Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach and many others.
4-7pm / Huntington Beach Senior Center in Central Park / www.eventbrite.com

Jazz Festival 2019  Mar. 29-30
Friday Concert: Enjoy small bites from the best local restaurants. Mix and mingle while enjoying hosted bars, a silent auction and more. Saturday Jazz Gala: A four-course gala dinner presented by the Executive Chefs from Monarch Beach Resort, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, Montage Laguna Beach, and The Laguna Cliffs Marriott.
Ocean Institute, Dana Point / www.ocean-institute.org

Laguna Niguel Senior Games  Mar. 30-31
Soccer, basketball, bocce ball, billiards, pickleball and table tennis. Opening Ceremony: March 29 at 6pm at Sea Country Senior and Community Center.
(949) 425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Glitterfest  Mar. 31
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 more!
10am-3pm / Spring Field Conference Center, Fullerton
(714) 573-1025 / www.glitterfest.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

February 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dana Point Chamber Awards and Installation Dinner  Feb. 1
Join the Dana Point Chamber of Commerce as we honor our outgoing chair, Jay Styles, and welcome our incoming chair, Michael Fox, at the 2019 Annual Awards and Installation Dinner. We will also be inducting our 2019 Board of Directors and presenting the business awards in various categories.
6-9pm / Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa
(949) 496-1555 / www.danapointchamber.com

HB APA’s “Fusion 2019”  Feb. 1-2
The Academy for the Performing Arts, a magnet program for the Huntington Union High School District, presents ”Fusion 2019” by its Dance department. This year’s theme will be “Then and Now”–a glimpse at a century-worth of choreography trends and beginnings to the current trends of today.
Huntington Beach Union H.S. Auditorium & Bell Tower / www.hbapa.org

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon  Feb. 1-3
Run on Pacific Coast Highway 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 beachside beer garden in the California sun. Finishers receive surfboard medals!
Huntington Beach / (888) 422-0786 / www.runsurfcity.com

Mother Daughter Winter Wonderland Tea  Feb. 2
Princesses of all ages are invited to a winter wonderland! Activities include creative crafts, enchanting story time, lunch, tea and a visit from a princess! Children under 2 years of age are free with a registered participant. $20 per person.
11am-1pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
(714) 961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov

Monarch Butterfly Day  Feb. 2
OC Parks invites children and families to learn all about Monarch butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at these magnificent creatures at the tenth annual Monarch Butterfly Day! Activities will include interpretive presentations, children’s crafts, face painting and a balloon artist. This event is recommended for ages 4 to 12.
10am-2pm / Mile Square Regional Park, Fountain Valley
(714) 973-6600 / www.ocparks.com/parks/mile

Rotary/CARE Car Show  Feb. 2
A fabulous display of over 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. Well-behaved dogs on leashes are welcome!
7:30am-2pm / SJC Center/Sports Park / www.sjcrotary.org

D. Yoder Family  Feb. 3 (Sundays)
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. ‘Try out’ classical music with a free performance by the San Clemente High School Orchestra in Casa Romantica’s Main Salon! A Valentine’s Day craft station will be available for children.
10am-2pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

Laguna Beach Music Festival  Feb. 6-10
This festival is dedicated to artistic excellence and innovation, featuring an internationally acclaimed Mentor Musician or Ensemble along with other talented artists in a week-long blend of performances and education. See website for schedule.
(949) 553-2422 / www.philharmonicsociety.org/LBMF

Pathways of Hope – Look Who’s Dancing  Feb. 7
Competition with nine prominent members of the Fullerton community to end hunger and homelessness.
5:45-9pm / Fullerton College Campus Theater
(714) 680-3691 / www.pohoc.org

Daddy Daughter Dinner Dance  Feb. 8
Dance and dine the night away with that special man in your life- father, grandfather, uncle- whomever it may be. Dress up for a magical evening of fun and dancing. Register early, space is limited. Adult and children must register for this event.
6:30-8:30pm / Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
(949) 707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Beethoven’s Firsts – Dana Point Symphony  Feb. 8
Dean Anderson, Conductor. Wan-Chin Chang, Piano. Program includes Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, First Symphony in C Major, and the Overture to Prometheus.
7:30pm / St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church / www.danapointsymphony.com

Mardi Gras Party – Senior Dance  Feb. 8
You’ll think you’re on Bourbon Street in the French quarter as we transform the Clubhouse for the Mardi Gras celebration. You’ll enjoy a savory and scrumptious dinner that will get you ready for some “Big Easy” dancing. $10 per person.
4-7pm / Lake Forest City Hall
(949) 461-3450 / www.lakeforestca.gov

TET Festival  Feb. 8-10
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.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
(714) 388-6711 / www.tetfestival.org

9 to 5: The Musical  Feb. 8-24
9 to 5 is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie but remains relevant today with its message of empowering women in the workplace. This hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking, and even a little romantic.
Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm / Curtis Theatre, Brea
(714) 990-7722 / www.curtistheatre.com

Sweetheart Dance  Feb. 9
Enjoy and afternoon of fun and dancing to music played by Close Harmony, a 10-piece band. There will be scrumptious appetizers and desserts served.
2-4pm / Sea Country Senior & Community Center, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5151 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Timberwolf 5 K Run/Walk  Feb. 9
Breathtaking views, fantastic food, event t-shirts and the company of hundreds of friendly fitness enthusiasts. 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

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 onlookers.
6-10pm / Downtown Anaheim Arts District
(714) 956-3586 / www.downtownanaheim.com

Kid’s Pet Parade  Feb. 16
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 Best Team Costume (owner and pet), Best Domestic/Household Pet, Best Exotic Pet, Best Barnyard/Farm Animal, Best Bird.
10am / Los Rios Park, SJC / www.swallowsparade.com

St. Valentine’s Day Love Your Beach Cleanup  Feb. 16
Join us for our first Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup of the year as we “love” Doheny back to good health after the runoff from winter rains. All beach cleanups meet at the lifeguard headquarters (adjacent to the mouth of San Juan Creek). Thank you for bringing along working gloves.
9am-noon / Doheny State Beach
(949) 496-6171 / www.dohenystatebeach.org

Paws FUR Pink® OC Run/Walk  Feb. 17
Participants can register to run or walk with their dogs and raise funds for charity paw-tners, which include Susan G. Komen Orange County and The National Canine Cancer Foundation.
8-11am / Irvine Regional Park, Orange / www.pawsfurpink.com

Celebration of the Muckenthaler Legacy  Feb. 21
Meet with the descendants of the Muckenthaler Family as they celebrate their heritage in their ancestral home.
7:30-9pm / Muckenthaler Cultural Center, Fullerton
(714) 738-6595 / www.themuck.org

San Clemente Chamber Meeting of Members & Award Ceremony Dinner  Feb. 21
Do not miss this exciting night to see your local constituents, visit with friends, observe as the Chamber’s Board members are installed and the award winners receive recognition.
6-9pm / Bella Collina Towne & Golf Club
(949) 492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Race on the Base  Feb. 22-23
Features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. Activities for the whole family!
Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos
(562) 430-1073 / www.raceonthebase.com

Brave Race 5K & Kids Fun Run  Feb. 23
The City is teaming up with the Joyful Child Foundation to promote and support this amazing event designed to raise money to stop crimes against children.
8am / Aliso Niguel High School, Aliso Viejo
(866) 756-9385 / www.thejoyfulchild.org

Winter Crawl for a Cause  Feb. 23
The crawl starts at Malarky’s Irish Pub and will go to several local bars before ending at Blue Beet, where we will do a live charity raffle and attendees can enjoy a live performance by The Droppers. (Lead singer Joe Puccio is an avid supporter of CFF OC.) Each bar will feature drink special for participating attendees only, and several of the bars will also feature free food, donated by event sponsors.
1-6:30pm / Malarky’s Irish Pub, Newport Beach / www.eventbrite.com

Oso Fit Community Health Fair & 5k Fun Run  Feb. 23
Designed to promote health and wellness while raising money for Mission Viejo non-profit organizations. The Community Health fair will showcase more than 60 vendors in the wellness industry and inspire you to get fit! The event will feature a quarter and half mile Kids Walk/Run for children of all abilities. Register today. Community Health Fair is FREE.
7:30-11am / Norman P. Murray Comm. Center, Mission Viejo
(949) 441-0602 / More Info

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary Celebration  Feb. 23-24
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 $2.00 train rides! $2.00 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. Face painting and panning for gold.
10am-4pm / Irvine Regional Park, Orange
(714) 997-3968 / www.irvineparkrailroad.com

RBN 2019 Kick-Off Business Expo  Feb. 26
Big event! Lots of business connections!
5-8pm / Great Wolf Lodge, Garden Grove
(949) 830-5776 / www.rbnevents.com

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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