Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
Free Summer Concerts Ongoing
Guide to summer concerts throughout Orange County.
Celebrate 4th of July! July 3
Let freedom ring! Pretend City is celebrating Independence Day and you’re invited! Stop by the museum for some patriotic fun where your child can partake in our parade through the museum, an Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty fashion show, a star spangled science lesson, and a sparkling craft to take home.
July 4th Events July 4
Pageant of the Masters July 7 – Aug 31
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.
German Heritage Day July 10
Enjoy Free Food for the First 500 People, as well as Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, Dachshund Races and German American Brass Band all Day.
OC Fair July 15 – Aug 14
OC Brew Hee Haw at the OC Fair July 15
OC Brew Hee Haw returns to the OC Fair with four sessions for beer lovers during the 2016 opening weekend (July 15-17). An event ticket includes free OC Fair admission for the same day and a three-hour session of unlimited 2-ounce pours of a selection of more than 80 craft beers, a commemorative festival glass, seminars and speakers. New this year, the festival will be held near the new Plaza Pacifica area. VIP tickets are also available and feature early access (1 hour) plus limited release beers available for tasting.
X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X July 15
Live in the Action Sports Arena at the 2016 OC Fair: It’s high-flying action as daredevil motorcycle rides flip and soar through the air.
OC Weekly 2016 Summer Fest July 16
It’s the hottest music festival in Orange County. With live bands on a beachside stage, beer and drink sampling booths, vendors, games, food trucks and a VIP Cabana outfitted with a Summer Cocktail Lounge and Taco Throwdown Competition, this is one summer soiree you won’t want to miss!
Ocean Festival July 16-17
Celebrating over 35 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!”. Waterman & Waterwoman Competitions, 5K Beach run, Surf & Bodysurf Contests, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Children’s Events and much, much more!
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day! July 17
I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM! Get the inside scoop on National Ice Cream Day right here—we’re celebrating it at the museum today with FREE ice cream from 12pm-1pm! Whether you like it in a cup or a cone, with sprinkles or with fudge, come celebrate with us for a day filled with ice cream activities—including crafts and songs!
Cypress Community Festival July 23
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!
Monster X Tour – Monster Trucks July 27-31
Live in the Action Sports Arena at the 2016 OC Fair: Massive wheels and monstrous engines will take over the arena for 7 shows over 5 days at the 2016 OC Fair with the wild Monster X Tour.