With summer in full swing, and back to school season nipping at your heels, check some of the fun events going on in your area and get out there and enjoy the last bits of summer!!!
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.
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa (Closed Mon & Tues)
Festival of the Arts | Through Aug. 31
A juried fine art show featuring 140 of OCs 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.
Time/Place: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Pageant of the Masters | Through 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.
Time/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.
Time/Place: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Laguna Art-A-Fair | Through Sep. 2
Stroll through Laguna Art-A-Fairs 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.
Time/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/Place: 8am-4pm / Murdy Community Park, Huntington Beach
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.
Time/Place: El Centro Lions Park: 201 North Cypress
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/Place: 10am-4pm / Los Rios Park: San Juan Capistrano
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/Place: 9am-12pm / Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center
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/Place: 7am-3pm / Huntington Central Park Sports Complex
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/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/Place: 10am-1pm / Fullerton Community Center
Contact: 714-738-6300 /
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 and Women Teams participate.
Time/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/Place: 9am-1pm / The Marconi Automotive Museum, Tustin
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/Place: 9am-7pm / Ave Del Mar, San Clemente
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/Place: 2-7pm / Newport Beach Civic Center
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/Place: 6:30-10pm / Brea Civic & Cultural Center
Laguna Niguel 30th Anniversary Carnival | Aug. 16-18
Carnival rides, food, drinks, games, community booths, live entertainment, and surprises!
Time/Place: Fri 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 12-8pm / El Lazo and Dorine
California Footvolley | Aug. 17-18
Created in Brazil in 1965, footvolley is an extremely 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/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/Place: 4pm-10am / Cordova Park, Mission Viejo
Pacific Wine & Food Classic | Aug. 17-18
Celebrate the season with summer-inspired bites from the regions top chefs, exquisite wine pairings and refreshing libations in the picturesque seaside atmosphere.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront
Senior Dance | Aug. 18
Enjoy refreshments and music by The Hep Cats. Couples and singles are welcome!
Time/Place: 1:30-4:30pm / Yorba Linda 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/Place: 5-9:45pm / SeaLegs At the Beach, Huntington Beach
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.
Time/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/Place: 4-7pm / San Clemente Outlets
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/Place: 6am-5pm / Huntington City Beach
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo | Aug. 24-25
Proclaimed as the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this years Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding.
Time/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/Place: 2-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
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/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/Place: 9am-12pm / Rancho Senior Center, Irvine
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/Place: 11am-5pm / Bolsa Chica State Beach
Handmade Craft Fair | Aug. 31-Sep. 1
Sip N Shop Enjoy a glass of wine for a $2 donation.
Time/Place: Sat 3-7pm, Sun 9am-5pm / 11062 Los Alamitos Blvd.
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/Place: 10am-5pm / Huntington Central Park