Art and music seem to be a big theme as this summer season approaches. Scroll through our curated list of events and find the right ones to fit into your, soon to be, warm summer nights!
Newport Beach Jazz Festival May 31-June 2
Celebrate the kick-off of summer with a star-studded lineup of musicians, delectable food and drink selections, and dancing on the lawn.
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
Rare Vintage Air VW Show June 1 | 9am-3pm
Bring your VW to the Rare Vintage Air VW d’Elegance to kick off the Prado & Classic weekends.
Old World Village, Huntington Beach
Shea Center Annual Gala June 1 | 5:30-11pm
With 400 guests in attendance, the evening includes silent and live auctions, live entertainment, music for dancing, and a gourmet dinner followed by the 2019 Michael Lewis Friends of the Disabled Awards honoring individuals/ businesses that have made a difference in the lives of others at The Shea Center and in the community.
Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
Newport Harbor Underwater Cleanup June 1 | 7am-2pm
A hosted breakfast and lunch, entertainment, exhibitor booths, raffle prizes, and a flurry of volunteers deployed around the harbor on Duffy electric boats to achieve the greater goal of a cleaner, safer harbor, and ocean.
The Balboa Bay Club
Huntington Beach Concours June 1-2
Classic Car & Motorcycle Show! A fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves while knowing that they are also helping a worthy cause, The Huntington Beach Library Children’s Resource Center.
Huntington Beach Central Park
Dino Days June 1-2
Experience the adventure as the Nature Park is transformed into Dino Days with life-size moving dinosaurs! The event will also have arts & crafts, a balloon artist, face painting, dinosaur displays, and much more.
10am-2pm / 26215 Dimension Drive, Lake Forest 949-461-3400 /
Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off June 2 | 11am-6pm
The event features a one-day Chili Cook-Off, salsa competitions, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, commercial vendors, entertainment, kids area, music, family-friendly contests, wine & beer booths, family plaza, and carnival attractions.
Old Town Tustin
Dana Point ArtFest June 2 | 10am-5pm
Join us for this annual Community Celebration of Fine Art, Live Music, Food, Wine and Beer Gardens and more in the heart of the City’s Lantern District. FREE Parking. Fine Art and Crafts. Paintings. Photography. Ceramics, Jewelry and more!
Dana Point Lantern District
Balboa Island Parade & After Party June 2 | 11am…
Children on Bikes, Island Dogs, Decorated Golf Carts and Floats, Vintage Cars, USC Marching Band, Keystone Cops, Drill Teams, Marching Bands, Local Dignitaries and much more! Come for the parade and stay for the after party featuring live music and dancing in the street at the fire station. 127 Marine Avenue
Celebration of the Arts June 2 | 11am-4pm
Dozens of artists exhibits and sales, including paintings, photography, ceramics, mosaics, jewelry, sculptures, wood carving, glass art, mixed media and cultural activities. This is a family friendly event offering free activities for all ages, sharing the creativity & talent of our community.
Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House/Hurless Barton Park
Annual Pier Swim June 8 | 7am
Get yourself in shape, practice your stroke, learn the motions of the waves and you’ll be in good company when the pier swim arrives. Join or watch this annual tradition as groups of swimmers from 12 years old and up swim approximately 1/2 mile around the Huntington Beach Pier. $25 entry fee. Huntington Beach Pier
Chili at the Beach June 15 | 11am-5pm
Chili Cook-Off and Salsa Tasting Contest. In addition, there will be children’s activities with kid’s games and entertainment, all benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Huntington Valley.
Main St & PCH, Huntington Beach
Newport Beach Art Exhibition June 15
Watercolors, acrylics oil, photography, sculpture and mixed media from hundreds of artists will be on display and available for purchase. Enjoy a fun afternoon with art, food, wine, music, art activities for children and more! 1-6pm / Newport Beach Public Library
Fete de la Musique June 15 | 12-4pm
The event takes place in various parts of the world each June, in anticipation of the coming solstice. The free Laguna Beach celebration coincides with World Music Day in the spirit of all the music fans moving to the rhythm internationally.
Main Beach Park, Laguna Beach
Summer Solstice Garden Gala June 15 | 12-4pm
An evening “under the stars” with an evening of exquisite food, fine wines, & moonlight dancing in the beautiful gardens of the Arboretum at California State University, Fullerton. This annual event raises vital support for the living and historical collections of the Fullerton Arboretum.
Summerfest June 20-23
Carnival rides, vendors, food booths and the famous FV Classic Car Show, great entertainment, and beer garden.
The Recreation Center and Sports Park, Fountain Valley
Make Music Day June 21 | 5-9pm
Make Music Buena Park is part of the worldwide music celebration of Make Music Day, that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music.
The Source OC, Buena Park
Day of Music June 21
Day of Music Fullerton is a unique festival of 150+ FREE concerts in in over 40 venues throughout the city of Fullerton, California. DoMF takes place simultaneously with similar festivities, currently in more than 700 cities globally in alliance with the internationally renowned Fête de la Musique.
Summer Suds Brewfest June 22 | 2-6pm
40+ craft breweries with over 70 beers to taste. Festival will include live performances from The Microphone Doctors, Outerwave, & Casey Sullivan and Friends. Visit our giant party game arena for some friendly competition and feast on some of Southern California’s best food vendors cuisine.
Miles Square Sports Park, Fountain Valley
Old Town Doggy Showdown June 22 | 10am-1pm
Free events, doggy games, live DJ, adoptable dogs and puppies, prize drawing, vendors and food trucks.
Historic Town Center Park, San Juan Capistrano
Doheny Surf & Art Festival June 22-23 | 9am-6pm
Surfers Vendor Village, Surfers Art & Collectibles, Menehune (kids) Surf Contest, 60’s Surf Contest, Tandem Exhibition, Surf Tricks Exhibition, Local Surfboard shops, Beer Garden, Live Music, Food, Polynesian Dancing, Healthy Living Demos!
Doheny State Beach, Dana Point
A Taste of Greece June 28-30
Pastries, dancing, full-scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours, and opportunity drawings.
Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine
Sawdust Festival June 29-Sept. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
Laguna Art-A-Fair June 29-Sept. 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.
777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach