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Fun things to do in Orange County in the Summer Months

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June

Free Summer Concerts, Movies and Shakespeare

Guide to free summer Concerts, Movies & Shakespeare in the Park throughout Orange County.

Pictured - Brea Summer Concerts in the Park

Huntington Beach Concours - Huntington Beach
June 1-2, 2024

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 why by attending this years event.

LOCATION:
Huntington Beach Library
7111 Talbert Ave.
Huntington Beach, CA

Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off -
Tustin

Sunday, June 2, 2024
11 am - 6 pm

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.

Admission is free.

LOCATION:
Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

INFORMATION:
(714) 573-3326

Celebration of the Arts - Yorba Linda
Sunday, June 2, 2024
11 am - 4 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!

Free parking and admission.

LOCATION:
Hurless Barton Park
4601 Casa Loma Ave
Yorba Linda, CA

INFORMATION:
714-996-1960

Annual Pier Swim - Huntington Beach
June 8, 2024
7-11 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
Main Street & PCH
Huntington Beach

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

From Dinosaurs to People - Santa Ana
Saturday, June 8, 2024
11 am - 3 pm

It’s Dino time! HMOC is bringing back one of our absolute favorite events!! We all know Orange County is amazing, but did you know we can trace it back to prehistoric eras? Together with vendors from all over Orange County we’ll be demonstrating the variety of histories and cultures that we have right here in SoCal in a FUN family and pet friendly event!

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of OC
3101 W. Harvard St.
Santa Ana, CA

INFORMATION:
714.540.0404

San Clemente Annual Car Show - San Clemente
Saturday, June 8, 2024
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, 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, dancing, and Taxpros+ hosts a fun slot car racing game for kids of all ages.

LOCATION:
Show takes place in the 100 & 200 blocks Avenida Del Mar in historic downtown San Clemente

Farmakis Farms Craft Market - San Juan Capistrano
Saturday, June 8, 2024
4-8 pm


Family-owned Christmas tree farm and certified farmers' market located in San Juan Capistrano now offering a monthly craft market!

Crafts, arts, handmade goods and one of a kind items! FREE to attend.

LOCATION:
29932 Camino Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

INFORMATION:
(949) 364-1270

Summerfest - Fountain Valley
June 13-16, 2024

Carnival rides, vendors, food booths and the famous FV Classic Car Show, great entertainment, and beer garden.

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 649-2760

Chili at the Beach - Huntington Beach
Saturday, June 15, 2024

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.

LOCATION:
Main St & Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach

INFORMATION:
(714) 536-8300

Baroque Music Festival - Corona del Mar
June 16-23, 2024

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

LOCATION:
Corona del Mar, CA 92625

A Taste of Greece
June 21 - 23, 2024

This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, boutique & delicious Greek food. There will also be Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and kids play zone

Admission – $3 Children under 10 – FREE

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

Lions Club Fish Fry & Carnival - Costa Mesa
June 28-30, 2024

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

LOCATION:
Lions Park
570 18th Street
Costa Mesa

Sawdust Festival - Laguna Beach
Friday, June 28 to Sunday, September 1, 2024

Outdoor arts and crafts 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

Outdoor Adventure Day - Silverado
2024 - check back to see if there will be an event this year

Celebrate Father’s Day at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary! Events include aguided orienteering adventure, outdoor themed crafts, face painting, learning about animal tracks and making your own tracking guide. Children will also receive a free child’s compass or wilderness whistle with their paid admission.

$7 per person. Children 4 years and under free.
Guided Walks at 9:30am, 12.00, & 2:30pm

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

INFORMATION/RESERVATIONS:
Reservations Required (714) 649-2760

Make Music Day - Buena Park
2024 - check back to see if there will be an event this year

Where music meets wine and beer! Enjoy Live Music, Free Wine Tasting, $1 Beer and More!

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.

LOCATION:
The Source OC - 1st Floor Main Plaza
6940 Beach Blvd.
Buena Park, CA 90621

Summer Suds Brewfest - Fountain Valley
2024 date TBA

UNLIMITED TASTINGS! Features 40+ craft breweries with over 100 beers to taste plus food tastings to enjoy. Event includes live performances from local bands and DJ Leenie, a giant party game arena for some friendly competition, beer magicians, local artisans and some of Southern California's best food vendors cuisine. YOU. BEER. MUSIC. FUN.

$50 General Admission (at the door $60) / $60 VIP Admission (at the door $70)

LOCATION:
Fountain Valley Sports Park
16400 Brookhurst Street
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

INFORMATION:
562-495-5959

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July

4th of July Activities

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

Events listed by City

 

Festival of Arts Fine Art Show
Laguna Beach

July 3 – August 30, 2024

Come discover the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach- a juried fine art show featuring over 100 of Orange County’s 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. Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all.

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

INFORMATION:
800-487-3378

Festival of Arts Art Center Workshops
July 3 – August 30, 2024
(closed on July 4 and August 24)
Weekdays 4 - 8pm, Weekends 12noon – 8pm

The Festival’s Art Center, presented by Bank of America, provides a spacious area perfectly suited for visitors to create their own art with the help of professional artists. All workshops are held daily.

Multi-Media Art Workshops: Discover a broad palette of artistic mediums. This workshop is great for all ages and skill levels!

Printmaking Workshops: The Festival’s most skilled printmakers will demonstrate relief, monoprint, and reductive printmaking techniques, giving visitors an interesting and informative look into the creative art process.

Ceramic Workshop: Create a colorful pot by painting glazes or using a marbling technique. There is a $25+ material fee per ceramic pot.

Cost: Free with Festival Admission, Material Fee for Ceramics

LOCATION:
Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Pageant of the Masters "À La Mode: The Art of Fashion"
Laguna Beach
July 6 – August 30, 2024
Shows Nightly at 8:30pm

The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Each evening during the summer season, classic and contemporary works of art are faithfully re-created with theatrical illusion and real people posing as living pictures. Enjoy art that comes to life under the stars in the Pageant’s outdoor amphitheater. This summer, the Pageant steps into the world of fashion with its newest production, "Á La Mode: The Art of Fashion." From the opulent grandeur of royal courts to the edgy glamour of today's runways, prepare to be dazzled by the art of fashion come to life!

Tickets start at $45 per person (Includes season pass to the Festival of Arts Fine Art Show)

LOCATION:
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
www.foapom.com
(949) 497-6582, (800) 487-3378

Boots & Bustles at Heritage Museum OC - Santa Ana
July 13, 2024
10 am - 6 pm

Immersive Victorian Faire where you step through our gates and back in time to a family and pet friendly event from the Victorian Era! Journey on our museum grounds from the polished Victorian Society in our historic building plaza, to the rugged Western Pioneer and Frontierland surrounding our Blacksmith Shop and natural areas.

With interactive living history displays; a vendor faire; food stalls and libations; and labor and hand made crafts demos from both sides of the era, this event will transport you straight back to the times of old.

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA 92704

German Heritage Day - Huntington Beach
Sunday, July 14, 2024
2-8 pm

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Germany at the highly anticipated German Heritage Day! Join us for a day filled with authentic German cuisine, lively music, and traditional dancing, creating an unforgettable experience for the entire family.

German Heritage Day is a celebration honoring the first Germans who immigrated to the United States in the 1600s. This is a family-friendly event open to everyone – guests can dress casually or don traditional dirndls and lederhosen.

Free admission and parking

LOCATION:
Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

City of Westminster Safety Day - Westminster
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

City of Westminster's annual Public Awareness Safety Day is on Wednesday, July 17, 2024

This free educational event provides children and their families an opportunity to become familiar with the City’s safety staff and services. Enjoy exciting displays and demonstrations from the Westminster Police Department and the Orange County Fire Authority.

LOCATION:
Sigler Park
7200 Plaza St.
Westminster, CA 92683

INFORMATION:
For more information, contact the Community Services and Recreation Department at (714) 895-2860 or visit ww.westminster-ca.gov

The Orange County Fair - Costa Mesa
July 19 - August 18, 2024
Wednesdays-Sundays

Always a Good Time!! 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.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. There will be no transaction fees on Fair admission! Fairgoers should make sure to get tickets for special days and group adventures now.

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

INFORMATION:
714-708-FAIR

Ocean Festival - San Clemente
July 20-21, 2024

Celebrating "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.

For kids and family fun, there's Kid’s 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

LOCATION:
San Clemente Pier

INFORMATION:
949-440-6141

South Coast Repertory presents: The Old Man and the Old Moon
July 27 - August 11, 2024

An epic adventure across land, sea and sky–all in the name of love! Indie-folk music and ingenious staging transform this tall tale into a thrilling theatrical event like no other. The Old Man who keeps the moon filled with light wakes up one morning to find his wife has gone, lured away by a mysterious melody. In his quest to find her, he encounters colorful characters, gets caught in an apocalyptic storm and is swallowed by a giant fish. Can he find her before the moon runs out of light and the world plunges into darkness?

Recommendation: For swashbucklers and yarn-spinners ages 7 to 97

LOCATION:
Mission San Juan Capistrano
26801 Old Mission Rd
San Juan Capistrano, CA

TICKETS / INFORMATION:
Phone: (714) 708-5555

Dachshund Races - Huntington Beach
July 28, 2024
Cobblestone Classic Race & Pet Expo
10 am - 2 pm

Great Family Fun! Come see these short legged but swift 'wiener dogs' race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village.

The Wiener Dog Races are always one of the most popular attractions at Old World, and while the races are usually held around once a month. Entry and admission prices vary

UPCOMING DATES:
August 25, 2024-Plum Fest Free-For-All Race and Pet Expo (10-2)
September 8, 2024 -Octoberfest Launch Race and Pet Expo (10a-2p)
September 22, 2024-Inge Invitational Race and Pet Expo (10a-2p)

LOCATION:
Old World Village Festival Hall
7561 Center Avenue #49
Huntington Beach

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August

Festival of the Butterflies - San Juan Capistrano
August 3, 2024
10am to 4pm

The eagerly awaited Festival of Butterflies is back and better than ever as it celebrates its milestone 10th birthday bash! This beloved event promises a day filled with free, family-friendly fun, captivating entertainment, and educational experiences that will delight attendees of all ages.

LOCATION:
Los Rios Park
31791 Los Rios St
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Open House at The Marconi Automotive Museum - Tustin
August 4, 2024
10 am - 2 pm

Marconi Museum Open House is BACK! Enjoy FREE admission on us to celebrate 30 years of giving through the Marconi Foundation for Kids founded in 1994 by Dick and John Marconi. Since then, we have continued our mission and have helping thousands of children throughout Orange County. Join us for a family friendly day of food, fun and 100 handpicked vehicles on display during the event in addition to the Marconi Collection.

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

Brea Fest - Brea
August 9, 2024
6:30-10 pm

Brea Fest is a family event that is the “tastiest” celebration of the year! Guests are invited to sample delicious food and beverages donated from local restaurants while listening to live music. Enjoy exhibitions in the Gallery, demonstrating artists, live theater performances, shopping in market row, and much more! “Kidsville” is sponsored by North Hills Church and includes face painting, balloon animals, make-and-take crafts, a bounce house and kid-friendly foods.

Brea Fest admission and entertainment are free. There is a nominal charge of $4 per ticket that can be used for food and/or beverages. Proceeds from the event support Brea’s Art Programs, such as the Curtis Theatre, Brea Art Gallery, and Concerts in the Park.

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

INFORMATION:
(714) 990-7771

San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival - San Clemente
Sunday August 11, 2024
10 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, international booths, arts & crafts show, kiddie area, exhibits, face painters and much more

Free Admission

LOCATION:
Ave Del Mar
San Clemente

INFORMATION:
949-492-1131

The Fit Expo - Anaheim
August 17-18, 2024

Non stop competitions for fitness, physique, women’s figure, martial arts, and strength contests. Events also include bodybuilding, the Gracie family’s Jiu Jitsu tournament, powerlifting, strongman, arm wrestling, jump rope and Olympic weightlifting contests, and loopkicks demonstrations. Your ticket includes admission into the giant exhibition floor filled with cutting edge companies displaying, promoting and selling fitness, health and well-being products and services and also includes FREE admission to all competitions taking place on TheFitExpo Anaheim exhibit floor! Don't forget to check out the FREE seminars, demonstrations and celebrity autograph sessions and grab all the FREE samples. Many of our exhibitors are offering great new products at discounted prices so be prepared for the shopping action.

LOCATION:
Anaheim Convention Center
800 W Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

Sea Country Festival - Laguna Niguel
August 23-25, 2024

Bring your friends and family to experience this end-of-summer event with music, rides, games, food, and much more! The Festival is a free entry event, with nominal fees for attractions and games.

LOCATION:
On Dorine and El Lazo (in between the Laguna Niguel Design Center and the Chet Holifield Federal Building)
Laguna Niguel, Ca

Plum Festival - Huntington Beach
August 25, 2024
11 am - 8 pm

Join us for our 2pth PLUM FEST! We have a special Plum menu and Live Music with DA STUBE BUBEN (German Folk Music) and PHIL SHANE at the BIERGARTEN.

The event is FAMILY FRIENDLY with FREE LIVE MUSIC We will have… Food, Drinks and Full Bar, Pflaumenkuchen, Plum Cake, Plum Crepes, Plum-Infused Drinks, Berliners (small donuts) and more! FREE Admission. FREE Parking. FREE Live Music.


Old World Village
7561 Center Avenue
Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach Civil War Days - Huntington Beach
August 31 - September 1, 2024
opens 10 am

The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host the 28th annual Civil War Days Living History Event in Huntington Beach Central Park during the 160th anniversary of America's Civil War. Living history events like Civil War Days allow people to experience vivid recreations of life in our past in ways that would not otherwise be possible, and learn about some of the most important moments in our collective history.

This event is facilitated by hundreds of dedicated volunteers portraying people from all walks of life, and as always, our events are free to the public. Come out to see this grand display this Labor Day Weekend!

LOCATION:
HB Central Park
On Gothard between Slater and Talbert

Two Stepping Under the Stars - San Juan Capistrano
Will be back in 2025!

Fifteen years ago a small group decided to get together and throw a Barn Dance so that they could share what makes San Juan unique- our equestrian culture! This event has grown and grown and now close to 5000 guests of all ages come out for this fun evening under the oak trees and stars.

The evening consists of a live band, Country Western dancing, a Silent Auction and much more.

LOCATION:
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park
La Pata and Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Civil War Days at Heritage Museum OC - Santa Ana
not yet planned for 2024

Heritage Museum will offer two days of learning from both the Confederate and Union soldiers as they reenact daily routines during the civil war. See large and small Civil War weapons and artillery, experience canon fire demonstrations and visit their blacksmith shop for interactive activities.

Free parking.

LOCATION:
Heritage Museum of Orange County
3101 W Harvard St
Santa Ana, CA 92704

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