Enjoy your final few weeks before the kiddos go back to school! Check out our list of Orange County events for August 2015 and find something fun for the whole family!
Orange County Fair 2015– Costa Mesa
Friday, July 17- August 16 | 10 AM – 12 AM | OC Fair & Event Center | 100 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | $7-$12
It’s “One Big Party” for the 2015 OC Fair, as it celebrates it’s 125th anniversary of food, rides, shopping, exhibits and animals.
Wednesday, August 5th
Phantom of the Opera – Costa Mesa
Wednesday, August 5 | 7:30 PM | Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall | 615 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | VARIES
Broadway’s longest running musical, The Phantom of the Opera is continuing to mystify and thrill audiences around the world.
Friday, August 7th
Movies in the Park: ‘Monsters University’ – Lake Forest
Friday, August 7| 7:30 PM | Mountain View Park | 4061 Dylan, Lake Forest, CA 92630 | FREE
Bring your friends, family and a blanket for a free movie and fun under the stars!
Sunday, August 9th
The 62nd Fiesta Street Festival & Block Party – San Clemente
Sunday, August 9 | 9 AM- 7 PM | Avenida Del Mar | Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672 | FREE
Fiesta Street Festival features activities for the whole family, including food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations.
Thursday, August 13th
Art, Jazz, Wine and Chocolate! – Laguna Beach
Thursday, August 13 | 5:30 PM | Festival of Arts | 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | $15
Sample a wide variety of Kendall-Jackson wines expertly selected to complement & enhance the nuanced flavor of high-end chocolates.
Friday, August 14th
Summer Concert Series: Smooth Sounds of Santana– Laguna Niguel
Friday, August 14 | 6:30 PM | Crown Valley Park | 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677 | FREE
Bring your family, friends, blankets & chairs, for an enjoyable night of the sounds of summer! And don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Food Fair and Concert- Ladera Ranch
Friday, August 14 | 5:00 PM | Founder’s Park | 28275 Avendale Blvd, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694 | VARIES
Join over 10 of Orange County’s favorite gourmet food trucks for a night for live music, family friendly actives and delicious food!
Dive- in Movie Series- Movies in the Pool Presents: ‘Home Alone’ Mission Viejo
Friday, August 14 | 8 PM | Montanoso Recreation Center | 25800 Montanoso Dr., Mission Viejo, CA 92691| $8
Come early, play during the day and stay late to enjoy the family-friendly movie ‘Home Alone.’ Bring your raft to float in the pool!
Saturday, August 15th
Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest – Dana Point
Saturday, August 15 | 4 PM | Doheny State Beach | 25300 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point, CA 92629 | $75
Enjoy gourmet appetizers, no-host bar, fresh east coast lobster, smoked tri-tip steak, desserts, live music, DJ, dancing and a silent auction.
Sunday, August 16th
Shakespeare by the Sea– Laguna Niguel
Sunday, August 16 | 7 PM | Crown Valley Community Park | 29751 Crown Valley Pkwy., Laguna Niguel, CA 92677| FREE
Pack a picnic, blanket, and beach chair, gather loved ones, and settle in under the stars for a night of classic entertainment.
Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts: Bella Donna- A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac – Irvine
Sunday, August 16 | 5:30 PM | Mike Ward Community Park | 20 Lake Rd., Irvine, CA 92604 | FREE
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets & dancing shoes for a fun evening! Gourmet food trucks and a musical playground for children too!
Saturday, August 22nd
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo – San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, August 22-23 | 11 AM- 8 PM | Mission Viejo Riding Park | 30753 La Pata Rd., San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 | $25
The RMVR is good old entertainment for the entire family, and the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $200,000!
Sunday, August 23rd
Concerts on the Green: Kelly Rae Band– Newport Beach
Sunday, August 23 | 6 PM | Newport Beach Civic Center | 100 Civic Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660 | FREE
Put on your cowboy hat & boots and come on down to the Civic Center for a summer evening of down-home country fun!
Monday, August 24th
Kaleido- Kids Carnival – Mission Viejo
Monday, August 24 | 11:30 AM | Kaleidoscope | 27741 Crown Valley Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92691 | FREE
Guests who bring a new toy or new backpack to donate to Make-A-Wish will receive six game tickets and a “Spin to Win,” a chance to win.
Saturday, August 29th
Incredcon 2015: Sci-Fi Convention – San Clemente
Saturday, August 29 | 8 AM- 8 PM | San Clemente Event Center | 111 W. Avenida Palizada, San Clemente, CA 92672 | $20
A whole new experience of science fiction, comic books, video games, fantasy, horror, cosplay, robotics, inventions, artists, food & drink!
Sunday, August 30th
Summer Concerts in the Park: Springsteen- Dana Point
Sunday, August 30 | 2:30 PM | Heritage Park | 34400 Old Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 | FREE
It’s the FINAL concert of the concerts in the park series. Enjoy live music in the park with the sunset as your backdrop!