The Ultimate 2016 Summer Guide

Your 2016 Summer Event’s Guide For Orange County   



June Events     


Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival – Dana Point

There are 3 ways to enjoy this event, VIP Grand Tasting, Unlimited Drink Sampling and General Admission.

VIP Includes:
Exclusive admission to the all new Grand Tasting Pavilion where you will have unlimited samples from 20 of Orange County’s best restaurants, caterers & bakeries
Private bars featuring exclusive selections of beer, wine and mixed drinks
Tented and shaded seating areas
Private & upgraded restrooms
Exclusive entertainment
In the festival area you will also be treated to unlimited samples of beer from 50 craft breweries and 50 varieties of wine
Commemorative glass
$100 (Limited to just 500 – Buy Now)

Unlimited Drink Sampling Includes:
unlimited samples from 50 craft breweries and 50 varieties of wine
Commemorative glass
Food pricing varies by restaurant
$40 (Advance – Limited Buy Now)
$50 (Day of Event)

General Admission Includes:
$8 Per drink (beer, wine or mixed) from designated event stands
$40 if you want to upgrade to the unlimited drink sample package once inside the event
Food pricing varies by restaurant
$10 (Available at the event box office)

June 25th, 2016

Sea Terrace Park
33410 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Dana Point, CA

Purchase your tickets here

For more information visit foodwineandmusicfestival.com


Summer Solstice Garden Gala – Fullerton

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.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Cocktail Reception at 5:30 pm
Dinner, Live Auction & Dancing on Orchard Lawn at 7pm

Fullerton Arboretum
1900 Associated Road, on the CSUF campus
Fullerton, Ca

For more information call (714) 278-4792 or visit fullertonarboretum.org


Dachshund Races – Huntington Beach

Great Family Fun! Come see these little dogs race to the finish line once a month at Old World Village. Arrive early and stay for lunch on their dog friendly patio.

June 19, 2016

Additional Dates:

July 10, Aug 21, Sept 11, 18, 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Dec 4
3 pm (doors open at 2 pm)

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

For more information call (714) 895-8020 or visit oldworld.ws


Annual Pier Swim – Huntington Beach

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

Saturday, June 11, 2016
7:00 am

Huntington Beach Pier
1 Main Street
Huntington Beach

For more information call (714) 960-8870 or visit huntingtonbeachca.gov


Wags n Wine – Huntington Beach

An afternoon of wine and food tasting, live entertainment, silent & live auction and “Pooch Pageant”. Raising money for A Leg Up Rescue and 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.

June 26, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm VIP
1:00pm – 5:00pm General

Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
21100 PCH
Huntington Beach

Ticket price:

$55 pre-sale, $65 at the door. VIP $70 – vip begins at noon.

For more information call (714) 328-8661 or visit wagsnwine.com


Chili at the Beach – Huntington Beach

A fun spirited competition held on the Saturday of Father’s Day weekend, this event includes a marketplace, musical entertainment on 2 stages and roving street performers. In addition, there will be children’s activities with kid’s games and entertainment, all benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley. Attendance is free with unlimited chili and salsa tasting tickets at $10 each. Tickets purchased the day of at the event are $15 each.

Saturday, June 18, 2016
11 am – 6 pm – Event
11 am – 4 pm – Tasting

Huntington Beach Downtown
1 Main St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Purchase your tickets here

For more information call (714) 536-8300 or visit hbdowntown.com


Huntington Beach Concours – Huntington Beach

The Huntington Beach Concours is a fun event where car lovers and enthusiasts can come to enjoy themselves, while 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.

Saturday June 4, 2016

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

For more information call (714) 375-8414 or visit hbconcours.org


Annual Family Fun & Wellness Fair – Irvine

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. The health fair is open to the general public at no cost and includes an opportunity for children to earn a free return visit to Pretend City Children’s Museum

Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

For more information call (949) 428-3900 or visit pretendcity.org


A Taste of Greece - Irvine

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

June 24-26, 2016
Friday June 24: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday June 25: Noon – 10:00 pm
Sunday June 26: Noon – 9:00 pm

Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church
4949 Alton Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92604

Greekfest Admission:
$3.00 per person, Children under 10 are free, Seniors 65+ are free Saturday 12-5pm

For more information call (949) 733-2366 or visit irvinegreekfest.com


Sawdust Festival – Laguna Beach

It’s Sawdust’s 50th Anniversary! The Sawdust Art Festival features the fine arts and crafts of over 200 Laguna Beach artists. Come enjoy live entertainment, art demonstrations, and outdoor cafes set in their cool eucalyptus grove, it’s sure to be the highlight of your summer adventures!

Friday June 24 – Sunday August 28, 2016
Open 10-10 daily

Sawdust Art Festival
935 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

For more information call (949) 494-3030 or visit sawdustartfestival.org


Annual Irish Fair and Music Festival – Long Beach

The Great American Irish Fair and Music Festival is the largest festival of its kind in the Western United States. The Fair highlights 16 entertainment areas featuring the very best in the music, song, dance and sport of the Irish, along with over 100 Irish, Scottish and English import shops and arts and crafts vendors along with sheepherding shows, Irish horse shows, Irish dog shows and one of the largest Irish Step Dancing competitions in California.

June 18-19, 2016
10am – 7pm

Eldorado Park
7550 East Spring Street
Long Beach, Ca

For more information call (877) 740-9888 or visit irishfair.org


Relay for Life – San Juan Capistrano

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all. With the support of thousands of volunteers like you.

Saturday, June 11-12, 2016
10 a.m.-10 a.m.

Tickets:
General Seating $25
Reserved VIP Seating $35

SJC Sports Park
1 Via Positiva
San Juan Capistrano

For more information call (951) 768-2851 or visit acsevents.org


OC Pop Concert – Santa Ana

OC Pop Concert 2016 Melody Makers OC Artist Development Compound and MDI, Inc., present the OC Annual Pop Concert Fundraiser to benefit the Melody Makers Scholarship Foundation.

Sunday June 12, 2016

OCSA’s Margaret A Webb Theater
801 Main Street
Santa Ana

For more information call (949) 582-4714 or visit melodymakersoc.com


Summerfest – Silverado

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.

June 4-5, 2016

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

For more information call (714) 649-2760 or visit tuckerwildlife.org


Tustin Street Fair & Cook-Off – Tustin

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.

Sunday, June 5, 2016
11:00 am to 5:30 pm

Old Town Tustin
El Camino Real and Main Street

For more information call (714) 573-3326 or visit tustinca.org


Celebration of the Arts – Yorba Linda

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!

Sunday June 5, 2016
11am – 4pm

Hurless Barton Park & Thomass Lasorda Jr Field House
4701 Casa Loma Ava
Yorba Linda, Ca

For more information call (714) 996-1960 or visit celebrationofthearts



July Events             



One Lucky Mother - Tustin

July 23 from 1pm-4pm

At The District in Tustin.

An exciting event for the Moms of Orange County, “One Lucky Mother”. This event was created to spoil moms and allow her to enjoy a fabulous event with other local moms. You will enjoy music, food, wine, famous OC Moms and fun experiences. This grown-up only event allows you to unwind and enjoy something just for you.

After all, how many times do you take the kiddos to all of their events, games, school functions, etc.? Now it’s time to grab your girlfriends, put on that cute outfit and come enjoy YOUR event.

Learn More at www.OneLuckyMother.com


The Orange County Fair – Costa Mesa

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.

Wednesday-Sunday (Closed Monday and Tuesday)
July 15 – August 14
Wednesday-Friday Noon-Midnight
Saturday-Sunday 10 am-Midnight

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

Single-Day Admission
General (13-59) – $12
Senior (60+) – $7
Youth (6-12) – $7
Children 5 and younger are free

Parking
General Passenger Car – $10
General Buses & Limos – $20
Pacific Amphitheatre VIP – $30

For More information call (714) 708-FAIR or visit ocfair.com


Cypress Community Festival – Cypress

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!

July 23, 2016
9am – 5pm

Cypress Community Center
Oak Knoll Park
5700 Orange Avenue

For more information call (714) 827-2430


German Heritage Day – Huntington Beach

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

July 10, 2016
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Old World Village
7561 Center Ave.
Huntington Beach

For more information call (714) 895-8020 or visit oldworld.ws


Pageant of the Masters – Laguna Beach

Presented in July and August since the early 1930’s, these colorful events have won worldwide recognition. The Pageant consists of ninety minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.

July 7 – August 31, 2016
Nightly 8:30pm

Festival of Arts / Pageant of the Masters
650 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach

For more information call (949) 494-1145 or visit foapom.com


Yappy Hour - Laguna Niguel

Monthly cocktail party for canines and their companions held on The Dana Lawn. Dapper dogs and pampered pups are invited to enjoy complimentary hand-made dog biscuits and refreshing libations including bacon, chicken, and beef flavored water, while their human companions can purchase beer, wine and barbecue. Proceeds from the 2016 Yappy Hour season will benefit the Wounded Veterans Initiative of Canine Companions for Independence.

Thursday, July 21, 2016
5 – 8pm

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
One Ritz-Carlton Drive
Dana Point, CA 92629

For more information visit ritzcarlton.com


Ocean Festival – San Clemente

Waterman & Waterwoman Competitions, 5K Beach run, Surf & Bodysurf Contests, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Children’s Events and much, much more!

July 16-17, 2016

San Clemente Pier
San Clemente, CA 92672

For more information call (949) 440-6141 or visit oceanfestival.org


Capistrano Shakespeare Festival – San Juan Capistrano

The Curse Of The Capistrano Returns! 9 performances through July. Be Sure to pack a picnic and bring your jackets. Prettiest Picnic Contest every night with prizes!

Friday July 15 – Sunday July 31, 2016

Historic Town Center Park
El Camino Real
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 675

For more information call (949) 489-8082 or visit caminorealplayhouse.org



August Events                          



SoCal Harvest – Anaheim

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.

August 26-28, 2016

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
2000 E Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806

For more information call (714) 638-0981 or visit harvest.org


Brea Fest – Brea

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 nominal charge of $3 per ticket that can be used for food and/or beverages. Admission and entertainment is free.

August 19, 2016
6:30 – 10pm

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

For more information call (714) 990-7771 or visit brea.ca.us


Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest – Dana Point

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.

Saturday August 20, 2016
4pm

Doheny State Beach
Dana Point, CA


Plum Festival – Huntington Beach

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…

Sunday August 21, 2016
Doors open at 1pm – Plum Fest is 2pm – 6pm.

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

For more information call (714) 895-8020 or visit oldworld.ws


Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons – Huntington Beach

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 .

Friday August 5 – Sunday 7, 2016

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

For more information call (714) 897-3221 or visit afhusa.org


La Habra Corn Festival – La Habra

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.

Friday August 5 – Sunday 7, 2016

El Centro Lions Park
201 North Cypress
La Habra, Ca

For more information call (562) 691-3482 or visit lahabracornfestival.com


San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival – San Clemente

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

August 14, 2016
9am – 7pm

100 & 200 block of Avenida Del Mar
San Clemente

For more information call (949) 492-1131 or visit scchamber.com


Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo – San Juan Capistrano

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.

Saturday August 27th Gates open at 1pm
Sunday August 28th Gates open at 11:30am

30753 La Pata Road
San Juan Capistrano

For more information visit rmvrodeo.com

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