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June

Free Summer Concerts

Guide to summer concerts throughout Orange County.

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Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
June 2-4, 2017

Held since 1945, the event features a parade, carnival, food and car show in Fairview Park. The Fish Fry is presented to help raise money for local schools, clubs, and other organizations in the community.

Event includes, fish fry, raffle, baby contest carnival and rides.

LOCATION:
Fairview Park
Placentia Ave. Near Estancia High School
Costa Mesa, Ca

Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair - Irvine
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9 am - 2 pm

Families throughout Southern California travel to Pretend City every year for the annual fair to receive free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors.

These free developmental checkups and health screenings include hearing, speech and language, behavior, body mass index (BMI), height and weight, blood pressure and denta. Families will enjoy the various entertainments at the event such as live music performances, face painting, prize giveaways, and more!

LOCATION:
Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

A Harvest of Quilts - Aliso Viejo
June 3-4, 2017

The Flying Geese Quilters Guild presents their annual Quilt Show where over 300 traditional and non-traditional style quilts will be on display. It brings together the “best of the best” in quiltmaking, with aisles of displays, retail exhibits, live quilt auction, antique quilts display, and hours of hands-on workshops.

LOCATION:
SOKA University
1 University Dr.
Aliso Viejo

Summerfest - Silverado
June 3-4, 2017
10 am - 4 pm

Some of this year's vendors include: ceramics, woodworking, jewelry, photography, oil and water colored artists, and much, much more. Enjoy the live music, BBQ, wine tasting, children's activities, demonstrations, nature programs, eco vendor and pony pictures.

LOCATION:
Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary
29322 Modjeska Cyn. Rd.
Silverado,CA 92676

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

Huntington Beach Concours - Huntington Beach
June 3-4, 2017

Classic Car & Motorcycle Show - Two Days of Fun!

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 why by attending this years event.

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Central Park
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Tustin
Sunday, June 4, 2017
11:30 am to 6:00 pm

The event features the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, Chili Pepper & watermelon eating contests, kids carnival, Lazy Dog beer stein holding, music and much more.

Admission is free.

LOCATION:
Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

INFORMATION:
(714) 573-3326

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
2017 Date TBA
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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. This event is NOT a carnival, craft fair, beerfest, or fundraiser, but truly a day where talent & creativity is shared and inspired!

LOCATIONS:
Two locations- Thomas Lasorda Jr. Memorial Field House & Hurless Barton Park

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

Annual Pier Swim - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 10, 2017
7:00 am

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

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Pier
1 Main Street
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
Huntington Beach Community Services Department
714-960-8870

Relay for Life - San Juan Capistrano
2017 Date TBA
10 a.m.-10 a.m

A fun and inspirational 24-hour event that brings together a community to raise funds for cancer research. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the largest cancer-fighting event in the nation, raising nearly hundreds of millions of dollars last year alone! It's a time and place where people come to celebrate those who have survived cancer, remember those we've lost, and fight back against a disease that touches too many lives.

LOCATION:
SJC Sports Park
San Juan Capistrano

OC Pop Concert - Santa Ana
2017 Date and information TBA

Young artists showcase their talents on the big stage at the City National Grove of Anaheim Theater!

INFORMATION:
(949) 423-5710

Summer Solstice Garden Gala - Fullerton
2017 Date TBA

Guests will enjoy 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.

LOCATION:
Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road, on the CSUF campus

(714) 278-4792

Chili at the Beach - Huntington Beach
2017 Date TBA
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. Attendance is free with unlimited chili and salsa tasting tickets at $10 each

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
June 11, 2017
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old Wold Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

2017 DATES:
March 12, April 30, June 11, July 9, August 20, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

Summerfest - Fountain Valley
June 22-25, 2017

Carnival rides, vendors, food booths and the famous FV Classic Car Show, great entertainment, and the annual Dog Day Afternoon. Preview Night on Thursday where all rides are $1.

LOCATION:
The Recreation Center and Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
June 30 - September 3, 2017

Outdoor arts and craftes festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere.

LOCATION:
935 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-3030

Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival - Dana Point
June 24, 2017
12-7

In 2013, Eventwerks launched the Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival. The event was an instant hit with more than 100 exhibitors in attendance, 15 restaurants, chocolatiers, live music from tribute bands, kids fun zone, International wine festival, art in the park and a microbrew festival. Food can be purchased directly from the various restaurant stands at the event. Restaurants provide their own menus and pricing which will be advertised at each booth. The event will also be serving beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda and water.

LOCATION:
Sea Terrace Park
Dana Point, CA

Wags n Wine - Huntington Beach
June

An afternoon of wine and food tasting, live entertainment, silent & live auction and "Pooch Pageant". Raising money for Waggin' Trails - rescuing dogs (and other animals) from certain death in our shelters or bad living situations ensuring they get placed in a forever home.

LOCATION:
Huntington Harbor Bay Club
4121 Warner
Huntington Beach

A Taste of Greece
June 23-25, 2017

This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! 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

LOCATION:
Saint Paul's Greek Orthodox Church
4949 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92604

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July

4th of July Activities

Fireworks displays, parades, festivals, 5K runs and more!

Events listed by City

 

Pageant of the Masters - Laguna Beach
July 7 – August 31, 2017

The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants ("living pictures"), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. A live narrator serves as a guide through the story of each living picture accompanied by the music of a professional orchestra.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

INFORMATION:
949-494-1145

German Heritage Day - Huntington Beach
July 9, 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Enjoy Free Food for the First 500 People, as well as Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, Dachshund Races and German American Brass Band all Day.

LOCATION:
Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 14 - August 13, 2017
Wednesdays through Sundays

The annual Orange County Fair is the premier family attraction in Southern California 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.

LOCATION:
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA

INFORMATION:
714-708-FAIR

Ocean Festival - San Clemente
July 15-16, 2017

Celebrating over 35 years of "The Greatest Show on Surf!". Competitions, Beach runs, Bodysurfing clinics, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Children's Events and much, much more!

LOCATION:
San Clemente Pier

INFORMATION:
949-440-6141

Cypress Community Festival - Cypress
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Festival Grounds Open: 9am-5pm

Pancake breakfast: 7-11am

One of the largest one-day festival in Orange County that attracts over 20,000 people annually. 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, children's rides, arts and crafts booths and four stages with continuous entertainment. The admission is FREE!

LOCATION:
Cypress Community Center
Oak Knoll Park
5700 Orange Avenue

INFORMATION:
(714) 827-2430

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August

La Habra Corn Festival - La Habra
2017 Date TBA

Food, Rides, Games, Music and fun for the whole family. Daytime or night time, anytime is the right time for fun at the La Habra Corn Festival. Meet Miss La Habra and her court when you purchase raffle tickets for a new Car or other great prizes. Enjoy hot buttery Corn on the Cob, great sandwiches, sweet warm Funnel Cakes and other tasty treats. Be sure to visit the new Corn Festival Marketplace

Spectator admission and live entertainment is free throughout the weekend

LOCATION:
El Centro Lions Park
201 North Cypress
La Habra, Ca

INFORMATION:
562-691-3482

Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons - Huntington Beach
2017 Date TBA

Pigs, Ribs and Watermelon Professional BBQ competition and Beer festival is a Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event. Beach goers will had the chance to revel in enjoyment of professionally prepared BBQ treats, craft beers and ice cold watermelon in Huntington Beach at Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons. Beer tasting event on Saturday and live music all weekend.

This event also helps raise funding to continue the work of the “Homeless to Hope to Home” shelter programs of the non-profit American Family Housing.

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach State Beach
Beach Blvd. and PCH Lot 9 & 10

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival - San Clemente
August 13, 2017
9 am - 7 pm

Held on scenic Ave. Del Mar, two main blocks of downtown San Clemente are dedicated to an entire day of FUN. 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, kiddie area, exhibits, face painters and much more

LOCATION:
Ave Del Mar
San Clemente

INFORMATION:
949-492-1131

Open House at The Marconi Automotive Museum - Tustin
2017 Date TBA

Come out to the Marconi Autmotive Museum on a Sunday! Get a chance to meet our founder and see car clubs from around Orange County!

Free museum tours, raffles and prizes, food trucks & music.

LOCATION:
The Marconi Automotive Museum
1302 Industrial Dr
Tustin, California 92780

INFORMATION:
(714) 258-3001

Brea Fest - Brea
2017 Date TBA
6:30 - 10 p.m.

Brea Fest features wonderful food from over 35 local restaurants and distributors, live music, theatre performances, gallery exhibits, live artist demonstrations, and free activities for kids. Local restaurants donate food to this annual community event that celebrates Brea's Art Programs such as the Curtis Theatre, Brea Art Gallery, and Concerts in the Park.

There is a small charge for tickets that can be used for food and/or beverages. Admission and entertainment is free.

LOCATION:
Brea Civic & Cultural Center
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA

INFORMATION:
(714) 990-7771

Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest - Brea
2017 Date TBA
4pm

The 7th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club's Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest is going to once again be the party at the beach you won't want to miss this summer. Entry price includes steak, lobster & seafood dinner with no-host bar, live music from 2 bands and dancing under the stars! There will also be a Silent Auction and Opportunity Drawing plus a No-Host Bar for the adults to purchase adult beverages at the event.

LAST YEAR SOLD OUT - BUY EARLY AND $AVE!!

LOCATION:
Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA

Plum Festival - Huntington Beach
August 20, 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a fun family day to celebrate before Oktoberfest kicks in.

Carnival games, Medieval Sword Fighters, the beach city floggers, Face Painting, and a great selection of plum recipes, crepes, berliners and our BBQ kitchen and more.

FREE Admission

LOCATION:
Old World German Restaurant and Beer Garden
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

Harvest Crusade - Anaheim
August 18-20, 2017

Annual Harvest Crusade event, designed to be opportunities for Christians to invite family members, coworkers, friends, and acquaintances to hear the life-changing message of the gospel in an entertaining environment.

LOCATION:
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anahiem, California

INFORMATION:
(714) 638-0981

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo - San Juan Capistrano
2017 Date TBA

This Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is good ol' entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation. Proclaimed as the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this year's Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding. You won't want to miss this year's excitement.

LOCATION:
30753 La Pata Road
San Juan Capistrano

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