Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
Fireworks Cruise July 4
Sail through Newport Bay on a breathtaking fireworks cruise. Sample hors d’oeuvres as you cruise through the harbor and prepare to witness the fourth-largest fireworks display in Southern California. http://www.cruisenewportbeach.com/4thofjuly.html
40th Annual 4th of July Run in the Parks July 4
Run in the Parks is an Independence Day tradition. Races are held through the Crown Valley Community and Laguna Niguel Regional Parks. Proceeds Benefit the YMCA Scholarship Program. http://www.ymcaoc.org/run-in-the-parks/
Pageant of the Masters July 7 – Sept. 1
Audiences are mesmerized by the uncanny life-like recreations of contemporary and classical artwork. In this 90-minute production, a narrator, accompanied by an orchestra, tells the story of a time that once was.
Movies on the Lawn: Peter Rabbit July 7
Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for food trucks and a showing of the children’s classic, Peter Rabbit! Families and moviegoers may bring lawn chairs, blankets, and food of their choice. This event is FREE and will take place at the Orange County Great Park Terraced Lawn in Irvine.
Dachshund Races July 8
Watch dozens of wiener dogs race to the finish line in beautiful Huntington Beach! The races take place during the German Heritage Festival and admission is FREE! In addition, the first 500 people will enjoy FREE FOOD during the races!
German Heritage Day July 8
Enjoy Free Food for the First 500 People, as well as Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, Dachshund Races and German American Brass Band all Day. http://www.oldworld.ws
Grupo Folklorico Monte Alban July 12
Embrace the music and culture of Mexico! Watch 40 professional dancers perform in traditional attire from many regions of Mexico. The show starts at 4:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Central Library.
The Orange County Fair July 13 – Aug. 12
The Orange County Fair is the ninth-largest fair in the country, with conventional exhibits, competitions, food, entertainment, rides, and shopping. Tickets start at $12 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. For more information, please visit https://ocfair.com/
California Wine Festival July 19-21
One of the state’s largest outdoor wine festivals, the 15th annual edition will feature hundreds of premium California wines along with the best selections produced by regional microbreweries, bites from top local chefs and other food purveyors and vendors. http://www.californiawinefestival.com/events/santa-barbara
Ocean Festival July 21-22
Surf, swim, and run around San Clemente, California during the Ocean Festival! This family-friendly event is fun for all ages! Enjoy sand sculpting, surfing and fishing competitions, or check out the art show! https://www.oceanfestival.org/
Brad Paisley July 21
Braid Paisley, country music superstar and winner of three GRAMMY’S, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, and 14 Country Music Association Awards is coming to the Honda Center this July, with special guests Kane Brown and Dan Tyminski! http://www.hondacenter.com/events/brad-paisley/
Shakespeare in the Park Presents “The Winter’s Tale” July 26
Pack a picnic basket, grab some blankets, and head over to Birch Park in Santa Ana for a live performance in the park! http://www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us/parks/upcomingevents/
Parents Night Out July 27
Can’t find a babysitter? No problem! The Parents Night Out Summer Bash has everything you need to keep your children safe and entertained! They’ll enjoy a fun-filled Hawaiian party equipped with BBQ sandwiches, french fries, and movies while you enjoy an evening with your significant other, friends, or family!
Taste of Yorba Linda July 27
The Taste of Yorba Linda features cuisine and beverages from 70 restaurants, breweries, and wineries across California. Savor the flavors of SoCal and enjoy live entertainment starting at 6:00 p.m.! https://www.yelp.com/events/yorba-linda-taste-of-yorbalinda-2018
Cypress Community Festival July 28
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! www.cypressfestival.com
Vans U.S. Open of Surfing July 28 – Aug. 5
Known as the largest surfing competition in the world, the Van’s US Open of Surfing attracts over half a million people to the beaches of Huntington Beach. These nine days are free to attend and include vigorous competition among the world’s top
surfers, as well as, skateboarding, and BMX biking competitions.
Vegan Faire July 28
Embrace the summer sun with the OC’s finest vegan cuisine, craft cocktails, and live music from award-winning reggae band, Eureka! Admission is FREE and the event begins at 4:00 p.m. at the Center Street Promenade in Anaheim. http://www.orangecoast.com/event/vegan-faire/