As June 2023 approaches, Orange County, California, is gearing up for a month filled with exciting events and experiences. Whether you’re seeking the thrill of whale watching, the elegance of car shows, the liveliness of street fairs, or the artistic atmosphere of the Sawdust Festival, Orange County has something to captivate and delight every visitor. Mark your calendars and get ready to create unforgettable memories in this vibrant coastal paradise.
Dana Point & Newport Beach – Whale Watching
Gray Whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America. They can be seen from the Orange County coast from December through April.
Summer and fall bring the giant blue whales. They can be seen from May through October
Humpback whales, finback whales, & minke whales are viewed year-round. The giant marine protected park provides pristine habitat for whales and dolphins and means a simple 2-2.5 hour cruise is all that is needed to see whales and dolphins from Dana Point and Newport Beach
You can book cruises at the following locations:
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|Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari|
34451 Ensenada Place
Dana Point, CA 92629
|Davey’s Locker Whale Watching|
400 Main Street
Newport Beach Ca 92661
|Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching|
34675 Golden Lantern
Dana Point, CA 92629
309 Palm – Suite A
Newport Beach, CA. 92661
$16 Cruise Special!
Huntington Beach – Huntington Beach Concours
June 3-4, 2023
Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
The Huntington Beach Concours is 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. It is rated # 1 in California. Please help us keep it that way by attending this year’s event.
Huntington Beach Library
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA
Tustin – Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off –
Sunday, June 4, 2023
11 am to 6 pm
The event features a one-day Chili Cook-Off, salsa competitions, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, commercial vendors, entertainment, a kid’s area, music, family-friendly contests, wine & beer booths, a family plaza, and carnival attractions.
Admission is free.
Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street
Fullerton – Vital Link Fullerton Drone Program
June 5-8, 2023
9 AM – 12 PM
FREE One Week Drone Academy at Fullerton College open to all 9th-12th grade students
Vital Link in partnership with Fullerton Community College, would like to invite Orange County high school students to join our Regional Drone Academy.
What to Expect
Learn about the FAA Drone Certification
Learn about types of drones
Careers with drones
Networking opportunities with professionals
Experience a college campus
Learn about the campus and programs offered at your local community colleges
San Clemente – San Clemente Annual Car Show
Saturday, June 10, 2023
10 am – 3 pm
What began as a few classic car enthusiasts meeting at the San Clemente Community Center has grown into a beloved annual car show which draws thousands of spectators to view almost 300 cars on historic Avenida Del Mar. From classics, rods, and muscle to exotic cars and vintage trailers, the San Clemente Car Show has something for everyone!
Bring the entire family down to see all the cool cars and the vintage trailers. There will be a fantastic live band and dancing, and Taxpros+ will host a fun slot car racing game for kids of all ages.
The show takes place in the 100 & 200 blocks of Avenida Del Mar in historic downtown San Clemente
Huntington Beach – Annual Pier Swim
June 10, 2023
8:30 – 11 am
Get yourself in shape, practice your stroke, and 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
Main Street & PCH
Huntington Beach Community Services Department
Corona del Mar – Baroque Music Festival
June 18-25, 2023
Founded in 1981, our yearly Festival presents five concerts over eight days in late June. This Festival provides astounding wealth and diversity of the Baroque era in a wide variety of ways. Large-scale works, with and without singers, are offered during Sunday concerts, while three mid-week programs give the opportunity to enjoy solo recitals and chamber music, all performed by the finest musicians in the historically informed Baroque field
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
Costa Mesa – Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival
June 23-25, 2023
Held since 1945, the event features Opportunity Drawing, Beer & Wine Garden, Carnival Rides, Booths & Rock bands throughout Lions Park. The Fish Fry is presented to help raise money for local schools, clubs, and other organizations in the community.
Admission is FREE! Fish Dinners $15
570 18th Street
Laguna Beach – Sawdust Festival
Friday, June 30 to Sunday, September 3, 2023
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.