August 2013 Activities in Orange County CA

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OC Fair     Through Aug. 11
Themed “Come & Get It,” features 23 days and nights of food, rides, games, exhibits, animals, entertainment and more. Entertainment at the Summer Concert Series in the Pacific Amphitheatre, The Hangar and  the Action Sports Arena. (714) 708-1500 /
Harvest Tour     Through Aug. 25
This is a guided walking tour of the farm that takes approximately 1.5 hours. You will harvest your own selected vegetables, taste them while out in the field, and take home what you have harvested. Tanaka Farms: 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine. (949) 653-2100 /


Honor Ride     Aug. 3
A ride of 25 or 60 miles in Honor of America's Healing Heroes. All proceeds go toward the purchase of adaptive bikes for healing heroes in the OC Community. A Road Bike 4U: Corner of Main St. & Red Hill Ave., Irvine. 


Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival     Aug. 10
Food festival, top chef competition, international wine festival, jazz and blues stage, cigar bar, bubble tent, chocolate and sweet fair, plus art in the park. Free. 12-8pm. Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel Road.

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival     Aug. 11
Starts at 9am and concludes at 7pm on Ave. Del Mar. Non-profit food and game booths, live entertainment, contests, salsa challenge, arts and crafts, classic and motorcycle show, plus children's activities. 949-492-1131 / 

Beer Festival & Pro BBQ Competition     Aug. 16-18
BBQ treats, craft beers and ice cold watermelon in Huntington Beach. Help raise funds needed to continue the work of the "Homeless to Hope to Home" shelter programs of American Family Housing. Huntington State Beach Lot 10. 714-897-3221 /
Dana Point Chili Cook Off & Jamboree     Aug. 17
Moonshiners alley, chili and hot wings eating contest, live music, chili team competition, vendor midway. Free admission. 12-8pm. Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel Road. 

Huck Finn Fishing Derby     Aug. 17
Children ages 4-15 are invited to experience the fun of recreational fishing with prizes given to both the largest and smallest fish caught and best dressed Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher participants. Huntington Beach Pier. 9:15am-12pm. (714) 960-8884 /
SJC Rodeo Week     Aug. 17-25
San Juan Capistrano celebrates it's western roots with a week of western themed events leading up to the annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo Aug 24-25! 

Dana Point Lobster Fest     Aug. 24
Tickets are $75 per person and include the Gourmet Lobster & Steak Buffet prepared by renowned Chef Louis Lepe, gourmet appetizers, a live band, dancing and soft drinks. 4-9pm. Doheny State Beach: 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr.
California Celtic Classic World Highland Games     Aug. 24-25
Dancing, whiskey and ale tasting, war re-enactments, celtic marketplace, haggis eating contest, live music, fiddle and bagpipe demos, children's glen, celtic and international food faire. Free admission. 12-8pm. Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel Road. 

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo     Aug. 24-25
The top 30 rodeo contestants in saddle bronc and bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and team roping will come to San Juan Capistrano. Corner of Ortega Hwy & Antonio/La Pata. Gates open Sat at 2pm and Sun at 11:30am.
Surf City Garage Car Show     Aug. 25
The thrills of the NASCAR® racing experience in our full-size NASCAR® simulators, plus tons of demos, giveaways and fun entertainment for the whole family. 10am-3pm. Surf City Garage: 5872 Engineer Drive, Huntington Beach. 714-894-1779 / 

West Coast Film Festival     Aug. 28-Sept. 1
Save the dates for a film fantastic celebration Wednesday through Sunday of Labor Day weekend! Let's screen films together in San Juan Capistrano and beyond!
Civil War Days     Aug. 31-Sept. 1
The 20th Annual Civil War Days features nearly 1,000 re-enactors giving live weapons demonstrations, living histories and battle reenactments. 10am. Huntington Central Park East: 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach. 714-960-0055 / 
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