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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

January 2019 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

D. Yoder Family  Sundays Jan. 6
Held on the first Sunday of each month for activities and a program thematically based on Casa Romantica’s Casa Captivating programs for all ages. Wind down with a visit to the vivid gardens at Casa Romantica with FREE admission and self-guided tours!
10am-2pm / Casa Romantica, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139 / www.casaromantica.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

December 2018 Orange County Calendar of Events

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Event listing courtesy of The Sloan Team, First American Title

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