Happy August Orange County family! It’s that time again! Time to fill up your calendars with fun-filled events for this month. Take a peek at our list of August events in Orange County 2017 below!
Surfing Walk of Fame Induction Aug. 3
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of surfing legends. Induction
ceremony on Main Street in front of Jack’s Surfboards in downtown
Huntington Beach, followed by a Gala Luncheon at Pier Plaza.
9am-2pm / Huntington Beach www.surfingwalkoffame.com
Shakespeare in the Hills Aug. 4-5 & 11-12
This summer’s production of Romeo & Juliet transports the well-loved
story to 1845 and the conflicted world of Alta, CA. In this world, the local
rancheros of old Mexico are dealing with the American immigrants who’ve
moved into the province.
7-9pm / Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
949-707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us
Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts Aug. 4 & 18
Enjoy a free concert in our beautiful amphitheater. Food and dessert will be
available for purchase from gourmet food trucks. The food trucks available
this concert series will be Soho Taco and the Cut – Handcrafted Burgers.
6:30-8:30pm / Crown Valley Community Park www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Furry Friends Pet Fair Aug. 5
Does your dog or cat need their vaccinations? Do you want them micro-chipped? Is your dog license up-to-date? This is the time to check off these pet parent tasks. 9am-12pm / Alisa Viejo Aquatics Center and Vista Park/949-425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com
OC Fair Fun Run 5K Aug. 6
A family friendly event equipped for all ages. Come for fun for the whole family with games, prizes, and lots of fun!
8-11am / OC Fair Grounds www.ocfair5k.com
Lobsterfest at Newport Beach Aug. 6
While feasting, you will enjoy live entertainment on our beachfront stage from West Coast Party Crashers. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire and provide scholarships for Leadership Tomorrow | Orange County.
3-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina – www.lobsterfestatnewportbeach.com
Emergency Expo, Summer Concert & National Night Out Aug. 6
Together with our summer concert series, attendees will enjoy an all-day event which includes large equipment displays by the Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
10:30am-8pm / Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point
949-248-3536 / www.danapoint.org
Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts Through Aug. 13
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Gourmet food
trucks will also be onsite, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Irvine
2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and other Irvine nonprofit organizations.
Sundays 5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park
949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org
OC Fair Through Aug. 13
The largest fair in Southern California, the 23 day event features over 150
events, thrilling carnival rides, interactive exhibits, live entertainment and
delicious food creations.
714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com
Fiesta Music Festival Aug. 13
Activities for the whole family, including 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, business expo, children’s rides, action sports expo & exhibits.
9am-7pm / Downtown San Clemente
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com
Dana Point Lobster Fest Aug. 18
Hosted by Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. Enjoy gourmet appetizers, no-host bar, fresh east coast lobster, smoked tri-tip steak, desserts, live music and dancing.
4pm / Doheny State Beach www.danapointlobsterfest.org
Tomato & Pepper Tasting Aug. 19
Taste dozens of incredible home tomato varieties, including incredible heirlooms, giant beef-stakes, colorful purples, golds and stripes, super sweet cherries and many more.
8-9:30am / Roger’s Gardens, Corona del Mar
949-640-5800 / www.rogersgardens.com
Pacific Wine & Food Classic Aug. 19-20
This festival delivers with Summer Inspired Tastings, Exquisite Wines, Hand Crafted Cocktails and Culinary Entertainment on the scenic waterfront stretch of the upper Newport Bay. 2-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina www.pacificwineandfood.com
San Clemente Arts and Crafts Show Aug. 19-20
Find an array of unique fine arts from paintings, handcrafted jewelry, ceramics. 9am-5pm / Community Center: 100 N. Calle Seville 949-498-9714 / www.scartassociation.com
Dana Point Summer Concert Series Through Aug. 20
Featuring two bands each Sunday. Food and beverages for purchase.
2:30-6pm / Sea Terrace Park www.danapoint.org
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo Aug. 26-27
The richest 2-day rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $200,000. 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. Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, SJC www.rmvrodeo.com
Festival of Arts Through Aug. 31
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from
Orange County. Special art-related attractions and special events such as
jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours
throughout the eight-week run provide entertainment for all.
10am-11:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
949-494-1145 / www.foapom.com
Pageant of the Masters Through Aug. 31
On each evening of the Festival of Arts summer schedule, ticket holders
are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living
pictures), incredibly faithful recreations of classical and contemporary
works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts
in the original pieces.
8:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach www.foapom.com