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. Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
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.
Place: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
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.
Place: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
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.
Place: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Contact: 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.
Place: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
Surf City Pickleball Tournament Aug. 1
An all volunteer event and host to over 280 players and 500 visitors and onlookers throughout the weekend.
Time and Place: 8am-4pm / Murdy Community Park, Huntington Beach
Contact: 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.
Place: El Centro Lions Park: 201 North Cypress
Contact: 562-691-3482 / www.lahabracornfestival.com
Festival of the Butterflies Aug. 3
Come on over to this 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.
Time and Place: 10am-4pm / Los Rios Park: San Juan Capistrano
Contact: 949-606-6386 / 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, Dog licensing, More than 20 vendors, Dog show & more!
Time and Place: 9am-12pm / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center
Contact: 949-425-2550 / 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.
Contact: 9am-12pm / 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! Time and Place: 7am-3pm / Huntington Central Park Sports Complex
Contact: 805-422-1012 / www.epicseriesocr.com
Two Stepping Under the Stars Aug. 10
This event has grown and grown and now close to 5000 guests of all ages come out for this fun evening under the oak trees and stars. The evening consists of a live band, Country Western dancing, a Silent Auction and much more.
Time and Place: 5-10pm / Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, SJC
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.
Time and Place: 10am-1pm / Fullerton Community Center
Contact: 714-738-6300 / 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.
Time and Place: 10am-10am / Dana Hills High School, Dana Point
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.
Time and Place: 9am-1pm / The Marconi Automotive Museum, Tustin
Contact: 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, face painters and more.
Time and Place: 9am-7pm / Ave Del Mar, San Clemente
Contact: 949-492-1131 / http://business.scchamber.com
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.
Time and Place: 2-7pm / Newport Beach Civic Center
Contact: 949-478-3468 / 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. Over 35 area restaurants will provide food and beverage samples with taste tickets being sold for only $3 each.
Time and Place: 6:30-10pm / Brea Civic & Cultural Center
Contact: 714-990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us
Laguna Niguel 30th Anniversary Carnival Aug. 16-18
Carnival rides, food, drinks, games, community booths, live entertainment, and surprises!
Time and Place: Fri 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12-8pm / El Lazo and Dorine
Contact: 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
California Footvolley Aug. 17-18
Created in Brazil in 1965, 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.
Time and Place: 10am-6pm / Huntington City Beach
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).
Time and Place: 4pm-10am / Cordova Park, Mission Viejo
Contact: 949-859-4348 opt. 2 / 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.
Time and Place: 1-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront
Senior Dance Aug. 18
Enjoy refreshments and music by The Hep Cats. Couples and singles are welcome!
Time and Place: 1:30-4:30pm / Yorba Linda Community Center
Contact: 714-961-7100 / 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 and must be done by August 16.
Time and Place: 5-7pm / Dana Point Community Center
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.
Time and Place: 5-9:45pm / SeaLegs At the Beach, Huntington Beach Contact: www.facebook.com/events/2158886864176535
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.
Place: Angel Stadium of Anaheim
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.
Time and Place: 4-7pm / San Clemente Outlets
Contact: 949-595-8899 / www.petprojectfoundation.org
They Will Surf Again Aug. 24
Life Rolls On assigns 7 teams of volunteers to take kids, young adults, and some elderly primarily with spinal cord injuries surfing using adaptive equipment.
Time and Place: 6am-5pm / Huntington City Beach
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.
Place: 30753 La Pata Rd, San Juan Capistrano
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.
Time and Place: 2-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
Contact: 714-895-8020 / 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.
Time and Place: 10am-6pm / Historic Main St, Garden Grove
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.
Time and Place: 9am-12pm / Rancho Senior Center, Irvine
Contact: 949-724-6800 / www.cityofirvine.org/node/34601
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.
Time and Place: 11am-5pm / Bolsa Chica State Beach
Contact: 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.
Time and Place: Sat 3-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm / 11062 Los Alamitos Blvd.
Contact: 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.
Time and Place: 10am-5pm / Huntington Central Park