Yes... I don't want to say it! But we are heading into the last month of summer with August just two days away. If you haven't had a chance to enjoy some of the summer events that have been happening around Orange County then makes sure to get our enjoy a few of these great events.
A few or our favorites in Irvine, Newport and Dana Point are:
Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts Through Aug. 13
Every Sunday, grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for an evening of music in the park. Gourmet food trucks will also be onsite, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and other Irvine nonprofit organizations.
5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park
949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org
Dana Point Summer Concert Series Through Aug. 20
Featuring two bands each Sunday. Food and beverages available for purchase. 2:30-6pm / Sea Terrace Park www.danapoint.org
Dana Point Lobster Fest Aug. 18
Hosted by Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. Enjoy gourmet appetizers, no-host bar, fresh east coast lobster, smoked tri-tip steak, desserts, live music and dancing.
4pm / Doheny State Beach www.danapointlobsterfest.org
Sunset Jazz at Newport Through Sept. 20
Wednesday night will feature some of the most popular artists from the Newport Beach Jazz Party and The Jazz Cruise!
6-8:30pm / Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
949-759-5003 / www.sunsetjazzatnewport.com
Lobsterfest at Newport Beach Aug. 6
While feasting, you will enjoy live entertainment on our beachfront stage from West Coast Party Crashers. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire and provide scholarships for Leadership Tomorrow | Orange County.
3-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
Pacific Wine & Food Classic Aug. 19-20
This festival delivers with Summer Inspired Tastings, Exquisite Wines, Hand Crafted Cocktails and Culinary Entertainment on the scenic waterfront stretch of the upper Newport Bay.
2-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina
Events throughout Orange County:
Garden Grove Free Summer Concerts Through Aug. 10
The Garden Grove Community Foundation and the City of Garden Grove bring the Free Summer Concert Series. Food is available for purchase. No EZ-Ups, umbrellas, or golf carts allowed. Dogs are allowed, if they are on a leash.
Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm / Eastgate Park
714-741-5000 / www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us
Cypress Concerts on the Green Through Aug. 12
Festival seating, picnics, families and lawn chairs encouraged. Food and desserts will be available for purchase at all concerts. Alcohol and smoking of any kind are prohibited.
Saturdays 6pm / Cypress Civic Center/Library/Tennis Courts
714-229-6700 / www.cypressca.org
OC Fair Through Aug. 13
The largest fair in Southern California, the 23 day event features over 150 events, thrilling carnival rides, interactive exhibits, live entertainment and delicious food creations.
714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com
Stanton Concerts in the Park Through Aug. 16
Concert events are FREE for everyone to enjoy! Non-profit food vendors will be on hand with delicious food and snacks. Music genres vary every week so check our calendar for band details.
Wednesdays 6-8pm / Stanton Central Park
714-890-4270 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us
Brea Concerts in the Park Through Aug. 16
This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event. North Hills Church will return with their legendary barbeque tri-tip.
6:30pm / City Hall Park www.ci.brea.ca.us
Yorba Linda Concert in the Park Through Aug. 20
Every Sunday, pack a picnic basket and come on down for some great music with family and friends.
5:30-7pm / Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater
714-961-7100 / www.ci.yorba-linda.ca.us
Seal Beach Summer Concert Series Through Aug. 23
Every Wednesday during the summer.
6-8pm / Eisenhower Park at the Seal Beach Pier
562-799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org
Festival of Arts Through Aug. 31
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Special art-related attractions and special events such as jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run provide entertainment for all.
10am-11:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
949-494-1145 / www.foapom.com
Pageant of the Masters Through Aug. 31
On each evening of the Festival of Arts summer schedule, ticket holders are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful recreations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
8:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
800-487-3378 / www.foapom.com
Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series Through Sept. 3
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic basket for this Huntington Beach tradition! The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, such as concert bands, Latin bands, and swinging Big Bands.
5pm / Central Park Bandstand www.hbconcertband.org
Sawdust Art & Craft Festival Through Sept. 3
Located in a beautiful eucalyptus grove, visitors experience the creativity of more than 200 local artisans.
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org
Surfing Walk of Fame Induction Aug. 3
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of surfing legends. This year’s event includes the induction ceremony on Main Street in front of Jack’s Surfboards in downtown Huntington Beach, followed by a Gala Luncheon at Pier Plaza. 9am-2pm / Huntington Beach www.surfingwalkoffame.com
Dog Days of Fullerton Aug. 3
Takes place during the Fullerton Market and includes specialty dog-related vendors, and dog contests for prizes on the main stage. A DJ will entertain during the event. Hot food, artisan craft vendors, kids activities and a beer and wine garden.
4-8:30pm / Fullerton Downtown Plaza
714-738-6545 / www.cityoffullerton.com
Shakespeare in the Hills Aug. 4-5 & 11-12
This summer’s production of Romeo & Juliet transports the well-loved story to 1845 and the conflicted world of Alta, CA. In this world, the local rancheros of old Mexico are dealing with the American immigrants who’ve moved into the province. 7-9pm / Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
949-707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us
Surf City Pickleball Tournament Aug. 4-6
This double elimination format competition is a USAPA sanctioned event and will be the first held in Huntington Beach.
Murdy Park: 7000 Norma Drive www.usapa.org
La Habra Corn Festival Aug. 4-6
Rides and attractions, independent food, game and craft booths, a market place, live music, a car opportunity draw contest and Miss La Habra, the club queen and her court!
Fri 5-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 10am-9pm / El Centro/Lions Park
562-260-3750 / www.lahabracornfestival.com
Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts Aug. 4 & 18
Come enjoy a free concert in our beautiful amphitheater. Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks. The food trucks available this concert series will be Soho Taco and the Cut – Handcrafted Burgers. 6:30-8:30pm / Crown Valley Community Park
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
La Palma Concerts in the Park Aug. 5
This summer series of musical concerts and fun invites you to gather family and friends, bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy.
6:30-8pm / Central Park-Pavilion www.cityoflapalma.org
Furry Friends Pet Fair Aug. 5
Does your dog or cat need their vaccinations? Do you want them micro-chipped? Is your dog license up-to-date? This is the time to check off these pet parent tasks. 9am-12pm / Alisa Viejo Aquatics Center and Vista Park 949-425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com
Relay for Life of Westminster Aug. 5-6
Relay for Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.
11am-11am / Westminster Civic Center www.relayforlife.org
OC Fair Fun Run 5K Aug. 6
A family friendly event equipped for all ages. Come for fun for the whole family with games, prizes, and lots of fun!
8-11am / OC Fair Grounds www.ocfair5k.com
Emergency Expo, Summer Concert & National Night Out Aug. 6
Together with our summer concert series, attendees will enjoy an all-day event which includes large equipment displays by the Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
10:30am-8pm / Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point
949-248-3536 / www.danapoint.org
Fiesta Music Festival Aug. 13
Activities for the whole family, including 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, business expo, children’s rides, action sports expo & exhibits.
9am-7pm / Downtown San Clemente
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com
Tomato & Pepper Tasting Aug. 19
Taste dozens of incredible home tomato varieties, including incredible heirlooms, giant beef-stakes, colorful purples, golds and stripes, super sweet cherries and many more.
8-9:30am / Roger’s Gardens, Corona del Mar
949-640-5800 / www.rogersgardens.com
Color Vibe 5k Aug. 19
Get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you’ll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K.
9am / Fountain Valley Sports Park
San Clemente Arts and Crafts Show Aug. 19-20
Find an array of unique fine arts from paintings, handcrafted jewelry, ceramics. 9am-5pm / Community Center: 100 N. Calle Seville
949-498-9714 / www.scartassociation.com
Plum Festival Aug. 20
Admission is FREE enjoy everything plum!! Plum Cake, Crepes, Jam, Martini, Berliners, Strudel & more. Doors open at 1pm, Band starts at 2pm and Dachshund Races at 3pm.
2-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws
Senior Fitness Expo Aug. 25
Take control of your health and fitness at expo, which includes health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.
9am / Rancho Senior Center: 3 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine
949-724-6800 / www.irvineseniors.org/expo
FAM 4th Annual Golf Tournament Aug. 25
Family Assistance Ministries. Hunger & Homeless Prevention.
12:30-5pm / San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
949-492-8477 / www.family-assistance.org
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo Aug. 26-27
The richest 2-day rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $200,000. The top 30 rodeo contestants in saddle bronc and bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and team roping will come to San Juan Capistrano.
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, SJC www.rmvrodeo.com
Elvis Festival Aug. 27
A full day tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! Featured stage shows from Kirk Wall, Martin Anthony, Danny Jacobson, Kat Ferguson, Krazy Kirk & The Hillbillies, Scot Bruce & Band, and more! Elvis singing competition.
9am-6pm / 12911 Main Street www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us
Remember the Cindy Hanson Global Luxury Home Team is here to take care of your housing and real estate needs, while you are out enjoying the community. After all this is one of the reasons people move here to Southern California, great summer weather with a some lovely community events!
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