When you’re not spending time on the beach this summer, check out some of these awesome events in our fantastic Orange County!
Sawdust Festival Through Sept. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.
Time/Place: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Laguna Art-A-Fair Through Sept. 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
NSSA National Championships June 26-July 3
The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events.
Time/Place: 7am-5pm / Huntington City Beach
Festival of the Arts July 5-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 July 7-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
The Orange County Fair July 12-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
Kids Night Out: Camp Out July 13
Particpants will be able to create lasting memories with friends while we play games, tell camp stories, make smores and much more. Pre-registration is required.
Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / Stanton Central Park
Artesanos Village Craft Fair July 13
Community Crafters meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to sell their beautiful art and display their talented skills.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Hecho en Mexico, Placentia
Lake Forest Family Campout July 13-14
Enjoy the evening playing games, making crafts and singing campfire songs under the night sky. Participants must provide their own tents, sleeping bags and any other personal items. Don’t forget to bring your appetite because dinner, dessert and breakfast are included!
Time/Place: 5:30pm-10am / Lake Forest Sports Park
Health, Education & Business Summer Expo July 18
Health: Weight loss, health insurance information, personal training, dental, eldercare advice, nutrition. Education: Career guidance, apply on the spot, information of scholarships and grants, school information. Business: See the latest products from fellow vendors, networking and building business relationships, discover new business opportunities.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / South Coast Village
Costa Mesa ArtWalk Dance Battle July 20
Brings community and the arts together for an afternoon of family friendly fun! Check out work by local artists, enjoy live music and watch a final dance battle.
Time/Place: 2-6pm / Lions Park, Costa Mesa
Ocean Festival July 20-21
Celebrating over 40 years of The Greatest Show on Surf!. Competitions include the NEW Tandem Boogie Board contest, the NEW Pier Bowl Surf Classic, our world-famous Dory boat races, 5K beach run, and one-mile ocean swim. Kids Dolphin Dash, Groms Rule Surf Contest, and Fishing Derby. This years line-up includes a FREE beach concert, Sand Sculpting Contest, Woody Car Exhibits, and the Ocean Art Show.
Time/Place: San Clemente Pier
Symphony at the Mission July 21
Music Under the Stars and Pacific Symphony Co-present Pacific Symphony performs Broadways and Operas Greatest Hits.
Time/Place: 7:15-9pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano
Cypress Community Festival July 27
This event includes an early morning 5K/10K run, a pancake breakfast, car show, chili cook-off, family games, food booths, the Chamber of Commerce business expo, childrens rides, arts and crafts booths and four stages with entertainment.
Time/Place: 7am-5pm / Cypress Community Center
Healthy Junk Vegan Faire July 27
Presented with love by Healthy Junk, our award winning vegan restaurant, the Vegan Faire is an annual one day festival showcasing a full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods and services with booths and workshops focusing on food, environment, local artisans and wellness. Admission is FREE!
Time/Place: 4-10pm / 201 W Center Promenade, Anaheim
Illumination Foundations Carnival for Kids July 27
Serves over 1,000 homeless and at-risk children and families. The community comes together to provide a carefree summer day of family fun that these children and families would otherwise not experience.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / La Palma Park, Anaheim
OC Yoga Festival July 27-28
Enjoy yoga, meditation, sound healing, workshops, talks, live music, concert and more! Your ticket will give you access to yoga classes and workshops located in Huntington Beach. This event is for all ages and yoga levels; beginners and advanced welcome and free to attend the vendor village.
Time/Place: 7:30-10am / SeaLegs At the Beach
Fighting For Me Warrior Festival July 30
Live music, guest speakers, children’s costume contest, doggie costume contest, various local vendors, prizes, celebrity appearances, auction, food & drink, and the band Flock of 80s to follow. We will take the largest group Warrior selfie to show other survivors they are not alone and we are fighting for them and Fighting For Me is here to help!
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Outlets at San Clemente