It’s that time of year again, kids are savoring their last few weeks of summer, the “back-to-school” sales are in full swing, and summer is winding down. But that doesn’t mean your event calendar has to! Southern California has some incredible, fun-filled events throughout the entire month of August. So check out our August Events in Orange County 2016 list below and fill up those calendars!
Tuesday, August 2nd
Tuesday August 2 | 10:30-11:30 | Newport Beach Public Library – 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach Celebrate the spirit of the Summer Olympic Games with crafts.
Friday, August 5th
Great Rancho Campout
Friday August 5 | 5pm – 9am | Trabuco Mesa Park – 31504 Avenida de Las Flores | Pre- Register
Join your friends and family to celebrate the 11th Annual Great Rancho Campout and all the games & activitites!
Saturday, August 6th
Camp Out at Beebe Park
Saturday August 6 | 4pm – 9am | Beebe Park – 24190 Olympiad Road, Mission Viejo
This exciting family event includes a flashlight hike, s’mores, family games, and special entertainment.
Giant Outrigger Race
Saturday August 6 | 8am | Doheny Beach
Watch an extraordinary race with more than 500 boating vessels in the water that’s surprisingly visible to onlookers on shore.
First Saturday Children’s Movie
Saturday August 6 | 7pm | 31495 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano | Free Come out and watch childrens film the “Iron Giant”!
Grand Opening of Ladera Sports Center
Saturday August 6 | 11am – 2pm | Ladera Sports Center – 2 Terrace Road, Ladera Ranch | Free
Enjoy basketball and volleyball contests with raffle prizes, a kid fun zone with inflatable slides/bounce houses, and free food.
Sunday, August 7th
The Zuri Pet Rescue 1st Annual Fundraiser
Sunday August 7 | 11am – 3pm | 31791 Los Rios Street, San Juan Capistrano | Free Entrance with any Donation Live music, silent auction, pet adoptions and much more fun while playing with all the animals.
Friday, August 12th
Friday August 12 | 3:30 – 10pm | Sierra Recreation Center – 26887 Recodo Lane, Mission Viejo | Derby Race Fee: $25 Build a cardboard boat and race it! Supplies provided. Then hop in the pool for a feature film, “The Sandlot.”
Sunday, August 14th
San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival
Sunday August 14 | 9am – 7pm | Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente
Fiesta Music Festival featuring activities for the whole family, including food and game booths, live music, and much more!
Wednesday, August 17th
San Juan Summer Nites
Wednesday August 17 | 6 – 8pm | 31852 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano | Free
Free Concert in the Park! Live music, great food, beer/wine, free youth activities. Featuring Blue Breeze (Motown, R&B, Soul).
Saturday, August 20th
Music Under the Stars – Rock & Roll Summer Series Finale
Saturday August 20 | 5:30 – 9:30pm | 26801 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano | $25-$33
The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute to the Beatles with “Ed Sullivan.” Opening Act – The Mid Centuries” Fifties Rock & Roll.
LEGO Build Event
Sunday August 20 | 4pm | Barnes & Noble – 401 Newport Center Drive, Suite A215, Newport Beach Kids ages 6 and up are invited to join us for our latest LEGO Build Event.
Splash-In Movie & Recreation Swim
Saturday August 20 | 6:30pm | William Woollett Aquatics Center – 4601 Walnut Avenue, Irvine | $4 Swim and float in the pool while “Lilo & Stitch” plays on the big screen.
Friday, August 26th
Movie Nights in The Backyard
Friday August 26 | 7pm | Hotel Irvine – 17900 Jamboree Boulevard, Irvine | $5 Bring blankets, low chairs, pillows or cushions for the showing of “Pitch Perfect 2”.
Saturday, August 27th
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo
Saturday August 27 | 1pm | La Pata Avenue and Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano | Adult $25 Child(4-10) $10 The top 30 rodeo contestants compete for cash prizes with all proceeds from the rodeo benefiting local charities.