Monthly Archives: April 2014

May Events in Orange County


01Surfboards on Parade Opening Ceremony     May 1
Celebrate the official opening of the full Surfboards on Parade art installation! By May 1, all 25 surfboards will be placed in select locations throughout Huntington Beach.  Celebrate with us at the Huntington Beach Art Center (538 Main St.) as we hold the official opening ceremony along with a Surfboard Showcase reception. 6-7:30pm.

02Arts Alive & Street Painting Festival     May 3-4
Celebrate art of the 1970s as creativity fills the Oso Viejo Park with hands-on activities including ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, gardening tips, live entertainments and much more. Enjoy student art displays, arts and craft vendors and put your stamp on a community art project. 12pm. 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. 949-470-8440 /

PrintiCureMelanoma 5K Run/Walk     May 3
Scenic USATF 5K Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run, & 40+ Member Vendor Fair. Free Skin Cancer Screening to all Registrants. Age Bracket Medals & Awards for Top Competitors. 7am: Competitive Wave. 8am: Open Adult, Senior, & Youth Wave. Raffles & More. 300 Laguna Road, Fullerton. 714-292-6146 /

04Gate & Garden Tour of Crescent Bay     May 3
The Laguna Beach Garden club presents a chance to explore the private gardens of cottages and castles in the historic Crescent Bay neighborhood overlooking the sea. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door. 11am-4pm. Arabella Laguna, 506 N. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. 949-497-9086 /

05OC Marathon     May 4
The 2014 OC Marathon marks the 10th anniversary of the race. The course will once again pass through Costa Mesa, Newport and Santa Ana. There is a full-marathon, half-marathon, 5k and kid’s run. 949-222-3327 /

06Fun, Funky Furnishings Fundraiser     May 4
Opportunity Drawing, Silent Auction, Food, Refreshments and Fun! Treasured, hand-painted furnishings and objects d’art created by LOCA artists will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sales will go towards supporting and funding Laguna Outreach for Community Arts’ education programs. 3-6pm. Laguna Nursery at: 1370 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. 949-363-4700 /

07Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling     May 4
Join top professionals, amateurs and excited kids as they race around downtown Dana Point on the best race course in America overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean and spectacular Dana Point Harbor on historic PCH. 619-504-9977 /

08Jr Pro & Youth SUP Fiesta     May 4
The world’s top youth stand-up paddleboard athletes, and many first-time SUP surf competitors, will converge on Bolsa Chica State Beach for this unique event. 8am-6pm.


A7GEAW A pregnant woman holding her bumpOC Pregnancy & Beyond     May 4
Come celebrate pregnancy, birth and motherhood. Discover the best of OC’s mother-baby services and shop from the best pregnancy and baby vendors. Attendees are invited to enjoy special guest speakers, classes, and a lactation clinic for new and expecting mothers. 12-3pm. South Coast Collection: 3315 Hyland Avenue, Costa Mesa.

10Cinco De Mayo     May 5
The 24th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration is a cultural day presented by the City of San Clemente and the Cinco de Mayo Committee. Vendor applications will be available online soon. 12-6pm. Max Berg Plaza Park: 1100 Calle Puente. 949-361-8264

11Paws in the Garden     May 10
‘Paws in the Garden’ is the 6th Annual Garden Tour fundraiser for The Ark of San Juan, Companion Animal Rescue. Stroll & ‘Paws’ in beautiful local gardens and historic cottages to support The Ark’s mission of saving San Juan Capistrano’s lost & abandoned pets! 10am-2pm. Los Rios Street. 949-388-0034 /

12We Care for Kids Golf Tournament     May 12
Tax & Financial Group invites you to participate. Benefits Make-A-Wish Orange County and Inland Empire. Each year, the entire company comes together to plan this event and bring it to the community. Enjoy a day of golf at Mesa Verde Country Club (3000 Club House Rd., Costa Mesa) and an incredible silent and live auction during the banquet dinner!

13Duck-A-Thon: Yankee Doodle Duck     May 16-18
This off-the-pier fundraiser incorporates all the best qualities: sand, sun, surf, food and rubber duckies! The three-day event raises much needed funds for AltaMed’s Huntington Beach Community Clinic, where thousands of uninsured and medically underserved patients are treated every year! Huntington Beach Pier: 1 Main Street. 714-500-0382 /

14PBS SoCaL 2014 Gala     May 17
Celebrating Southern California’s Largest Stage for the Arts. Honoring leaders from the Arts and Entertainment industry, including the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live and another honoree to be announced along with a special recognition of the PBS SoCaL’s 2013 Community Champions. 5-10pm. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa.

15Eco Xpo Garden Show     May 17-18
Hosted by Goin Native Therapeutic Gardens, Eco Xpo garden show promotes beautiful, bountiful, and beneficial gardens and is part of the City’s Economic Preservation Subcommittee’s efforts to promote the Historic Downtown Area. 9am-4pm. Los Rios Park: 31790 Paseo Adelanto in the Historic District of San Juan Capistrano. 949-606-6386 /

Charm House poster qLaguna Charm House Tour     May 18
This year, the Village Charm House Tour takes place in North Laguna, and features 5 fabulous homes, from historic Laguna Charm cottages to the renowned Pyne Castle. Buses will leave continuously from 12-3pm. from the festival grounds. 12-3pm. Festival of Arts: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. 949-472-7503 /

17The Balboa Island Artwalk     May 18
Premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island’s summer season. This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on five stages along the walk. 9am-5pm. South Bay Front, Balboa Island.

18Newport Beach Wine Festival     May 23-25
Celebration of fine wines, spirits, and culinary delights that takes place over Memorial Weekend at Balboa Bay Resort: 1221 Coast Highway, Newport Beach. 949-630-4145 /


19Aloha Paddle For Water 2014     May 24
In efforts to raise money to help provide clean and safe drinking water for developing nations through Charity Water. Expect good Food, Beer, Cookie Food truck, Bounce House, Paddle Boarding (duh), Silent Auction, Raffle, and lots more! 12-4pm. Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina: 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. 949-278-0011 /

20Remembrance Ceremony     May 25
Remembrance ceremony, candle lighting and the reading of the names of the most recent Fallen Heroes. For your comfort, please bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating in the meadow. Northwood Gratitude & Honor Memorial: 4531 Bryan Avenue, Irvine.

21KSBR Birthday Bash Jazz Festival and Taste of the Bash     May 25
Make plans now to experience what happens when more than 30 distinguished musicians (including several surprise special guests) join forces to support south Orange County’s community radio station. The Taste of the Bash will feature over 25 restaurants. 3:30-9pm. Village Green at Oso Viejo Park, Mission Viejo. 949-582-4714 /

22Memorial Day Observance     May 26
The City of San Clemente will once again host a day to remember our fallen soldiers of war. All public and local organizations are invited to participate in the wreath and floral presentation. This program is co-sponsored by the SC South Coast Detachment, Marine Corps League, Orange County Sheriff Department, MOWW, and many civic organizations and volunteers. The event is free and open to the public. 11am. Community Center: 100 N. Calle Seville. 949-361-8264

23Concours d’Elegance Classic Car & Motorcycle Show     May 31-June 1
The family-friendly Concours d’Elegance celebrates its 29th year in Huntington Central Park (7111 Talbert Ave.) The two-day event offers a variety of cars, motorcycles and bicycles in different classes. The event also features children’s programs, food, vendors and live entertainment. 714-960-2100 /

24Celebrity Cruises Great Wine Festival     May 31
Wines from over 30 vineyards and an abundance of wine-pairing culinary treats are just the tip of the wine-berg. Enjoy food and wine tastings, drawings and silent auctions, musical entertainment and much more! 2-5pm. Orange County Great Park Hangar, Irvine. 714-571-5220 /

This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.