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Holiday Lights 2018

Holiday Lights 2018-Blog

Orange County Holiday Lights

There are many places to view the wonderful sights of Orange County’s Holiday Lights. Here are a few of the popular places, in addition to a list of links to assist in guiding you around to some of the favorite areas.
ALISO VIEJO King Eider Lane | Bough Avenue
ANAHEIM HILLS Bel Air Neighborhood (Santa Ana Rd. near Weir Canyon)
ANAHEIM 306 Barryknoll Street | 151 S. Jeanine Way | 2118 W. Minerva Avenue
BALBOA ISLAND 327 Sapphire Avenue (Zimmerman House)
BREA Eagle Hills, East Birch and South Starflower Streets | 515 Cedar Ave.
BUENA PARK 8419 Santa Berta Way (Cross Streets are Crescent& Western) | 8073 Calendula Drive
CODO DE CAZA Gooseberry Court
COSTA MESA 3150 Bear St. | 467 East 19th St. | Lilac & Santa Ana Ave. | 77 Fair Drive (City Hall) – Snoopy’s House CYPRESS 5208 Cumberland Drive
DANA POINT Annual Boat Parade of Lights http://www.danapointharbor.com/ | Monarch Beach Resort
FOUNTAIN VALLEY 16559 Euclid Mile Square Park | Brookhurst & Heil | 18323 Stanislaus Street
FULLERTON Woods and Amerige | Mountain View Ave. & Fullerton Creek Rd. |Sparkle Ball St. | North Yale
GARDEN GROVE 6531, 6541, 5521 Belgrave Avenue | 12112 Wutzke Street
HUNTINGTON BEACH Bolsa Chica Ave.| 16889 Algonquin St. | La Cresta Drive |Cruise of Lights Boat Parade, http://www.CruiseofLights.org/
LADERA RANCH 2011 Bramford Street | Shelton Ct. and Sutherland Dr. | Mayville Place
LAGUNA HILLS Mawson Dr. |25276 Orellano Way
LAGUNA NIGUEL 2011 Eider Court | Nellie Gail Rd.
LAKE FOREST 22981 Belquest Dr.| 24952 Greenbay Dr.| Ashbrook St. | Buckwood St. | 25982 Dundee Drive | Rimrock Street, Peachwood & Tamarisk (Trabuco Canyon & Lake Forest Dr.) | 25141 Steinway Circle
LA PALMA Houston Avenue |Tiara Lane
MISSION VIEJO 26152 Cordillera (Whoville House) | 23446 Bolivar Street | 27093 Pinario |Via Amistoso St.
NEWPORT BEACH El Paseo St. on Lido Peninsula | Harbor Island Dr.|327 Saphire Ave.
NEWPORT BEACH Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade https://www.christmasboatparade.com/
ORANGE 451 N. Citrus St. | 1431 North Shaffer St. | Locust & Glassell | Pine St.| 7633 E. Saddlehill Trail | 1767 N.  Lindenholz St. | 463 N. Emerald Dr.
PLACENTIA 444 Normany (“Frozen” House)
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA 22 El Corazon | 20 El Corzo (Candy Cane Land) | 11 Twilight Lane
TUSTIN Red Hill Avenue & Olwyn Drive | 2351 Caper Tree Drive | 1151 Windsor Lane
YORBA LINDA East Lake Village | 18665 & 18974 Seabiscuit | 4712 Via Del Rancho | 20630 Vista Del Sol

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Orange County December 2018 Events

Orange County December 2018 Event Calendar | California Title Company

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
https://www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

Christmas Lights Through December
https://www.orangecounty.net/html/christmas_lights.html

SoCal’s Ultimate Winter Festival Through December
Come experience the magic when winter comes to SoCal! This festival features 18 days of winter fun including: outdoor ice skating, ice tubing down an 8 lane, 150 foot mountain, snow play area, a light maze, live music, food, drinks, and MUCH more. https://winterfestoc.com/  

Candy Caneland & Craft Faire Dec. 1
This is a winter holiday celebration featuring wonderful activities for the whole family! This year’s event will once again feature snow slides, live entertainment, a petting zoo, and over 100 artisan craft booths. http://www.buenapark.com/city-departments/community-services/special-events/candy-caneland-craft-faire

Free Boat Rides with Santa  Dec. 1-2
Santa and his helpers listen to Christmas wishes during 20-minute harbor cruises from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your camera and enjoy the tradition Dana Wharf has offered families for generations.  A $5 donation to the El Camino Real Junior Woman’s Club is suggested. No reservations required! http://visitanaheim.org/event/free-boat-rides-santa

Winter Festival & Tree Lighting Dec. 1
Join the City of Dana Point at the annual Winter Festival on Saturday, December 1st from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Activities include a visit from Santa, reindeer, snow, crafts for kids, cookie decorating, holiday entertainment, petting zoo, craft beer for adults, and the annual tree lighting http://business.danapointchamber.com/events/details/winter-festival-tree-lighting-7204

Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 1
This special holiday event will feature guests from the North Pole as well as performances by various community groups, delicious food available for purchase from local non-profit organizations, games, a spectacular fireworks show, and much more! The fun begins at 4:30 p.m. and is FREE to attend! https://www.fountainvalley.org/856/Special-Events

Santa’s Village by the Sea Dec. 1
Santa’s Village by the Sea Dec. 1 The event begins with the annual tree lighting ceremony to usher in the spirit of the season. Take a picture with Santa and delight in a night filled with holiday fun, carolers, cookie decorating, and activities for the whole family to enjoy! This event is from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. https://villagesanclemente.org

Winter Market Dec. 1
THE MARKET WILL FEATURE: holiday entertainment, free pictures with Santa from 12 to 4 p.m., Food booths, holiday shopping, face painting, bounce house, beer and wine garden, and “spark of love” toy drive with Fullerton firefighters www.cityoffullerton.com

Free Christmas Lighting Celebration Dec. 5
Presented by the City of Garden Grove and the Garden Grove Community Foundation, this free event features live entertainment and holiday refreshments. The event culminates with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, spectacular tree lighting, and a flurry of winter snow. https://www.ggcf.com/christmastreelighting/

Brea Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6
Light up the holiday at the City of Brea’s annual tree lighting celebration. Pictures with Santa are available for a fee. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. This is FREE to attend! https://www.breachamber.com/events/details/annual-tree-lighting-ceremony-12331   

Night of a Thousand Lights Dec. 7-8
The 5th Annual Night of 1,000 Lights is to be the best yet! All guests will enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and a make your own ‘smores station. Enjoy a photo-op with Santa, a photo booth, and of course, dazzling and NEW light displays! http://www.slgardens.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=76238

44th Annual Boat Parade Dec. 7, 8, 14, 15
Enjoy this holiday extravaganza throughout the harbor each night of the Boat Parade that features carolers, superheroes, games, crafts, and FREE photos with Santa, and culminates with the Boat Parade.This event is from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. http://business.danapointchamber.com/events/details/44thannual-dana-point-boat-parade-of-lights-8860

2018 Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade Dec. 8
The parade includes beautiful equestrian units, patriotic and inspirational military tributes, world-class athletes, spirit-filled youth groups, classic auto clubs, talented marching bands, and some of the biggest attractions in the nation! http://www.lagunaniguelparade.com/

9th Annual OC Autism Breakfast with Santa Dec. 15
This continental breakfast and family resource fair is equipped with tasty goodies, beverages, and a visit from Santa! This is a safe and friendly atmosphere for autistic children and children with other disabilities to socialize and spread holiday cheer. https://ggcity.org/news-and-events/upcoming/9th-annual-ocautism-breakfast-santa

Breakfast with Santa  Dec. 16
Meet Santa at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott! Enjoy a breakfast buffet, chocolate fountain station, photo opportunities, arts & crafts, and waffle decorating station. For adults, bottomless mimosas are $10! Make a reservation on Open Table or call 949.487.7577 http://www.lagunacliffs.com/specials-en.html

Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade   Dec. 19- 23
FREE to the public. The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Bay Island at 6:00 p.m. and will last approximately three and a half hours. https://www.christmasboatparade.com

Knott’s  Merry Farm Through Jan. 6
Guests of all ages can embrace the joy of Christmas at Knott’s Merry Farm, with classic shows like the Holiday Ice Show featuring Snoopy, the Peanuts Gang and a cast of world class ice skaters, the nightly tree lighting ceremony and The Christmas Carol. Plus stroll through the merry streets of Calico for unique seasonal treats, Santa’s Christmas Cabin, traditional live Christmas Carolers, a Christmas Crafts Village, an enchanting Snow and Glow show with nightly falling snow, and so much more. https://www.knotts.com/play/merry-farm/attractions

 

Orange County November 2018 Events

Orange County Events November 2018 | California Title Company

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
https://www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

Shake, Burger and Roll at EATS Every Thursday
Shake it up every Thursday at EATS Kitchen & Bar at Hotel Irvine. Try specialty burgers paired with decidedly decadent adult milkshakes. Enjoy fresh burger inventions that go way beyond the expected, accompanied by boozy shakes that please the kid in you and the adult. https://www.destinationirvine.com/event/shake-burger-%26-rollat-eats/21009/

Ice Rink at the Spectrum Nov.-Jan. 2019
Outdoor skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum. Located in Giant Wheel Court adjacent to Nordstrom and Macy’s. https://www.irvinespectrumcenter.com/entertainment/attractions/ice-rink

Taste of San Clemente Nov. 2
This annual event serves up culinary masterpieces from over twenty of the areas finest restaurants, as well as sixteen premium wineries from throughout California, ice cold Microbrews and more. Tickets are limited to 250 attendees. For more information, please visit http://www.scchamber.com/

Dia de los Muertos Nov. 3
Noche de Altares, or a Night of Altars, is a community based Día de los Muertos celebration, where families, students, community organizations and businesses come together to create an authentic cultural experience that reflects Mexican tradition and what makes up the Santa Ana community today. The celebration will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. in Santa Ana. http://www.nochedealtares.org/

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Nov. 3
Come and enjoy an afternoon of fun and fantasy as The Nutcracker comes to life at the Ballet Etudes Sugar Plum Fairy Tea. This is an event that all generations will enjoy with delicious food, treats, characters in costume, live performances, Nutcracker boutique, crafts, games and more. http://balletetudes.com/events/SPFTea

Discovery Cube Presents: Pumpkin Launch Nov. 4
Bring your lawn chairs and witness history at this free event as teams compete to see who can launch a pumpkin at targets using giant trebuchets and other devices. Plus, kids can participate in hands-on activities throughout the day. Don’t miss this great family event! http://oc.discoverycube.org/event/pumpkinlaunch

Dinosaur Dash Nov. 4
This event is a fundraiser for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, and this year you can run and ride for education! The Dinosaur Dash features four events: 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed “Fun Run” and the non-timed 50k bike tour. After the race, there will be entertainment, a Food Court and Expo with games, activities and more. There’s fun for the whole family. https://www.tpsf.net/dinodash/

Sup N’ Shuck Nov. 5
This fundraising event gives guests the opportunity to experience a variety of hand-shucked oysters, champagne and sparkling wines, all while enjoying panoramic ocean views at the oceanfront restaurants. This event is 21+ from 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. $95 pre-sale, $145 VIP. The Deck on Laguna Beach, 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.494.6700 http://www.sipnshuck.com/

Miss. Fountain Valley Pageant Competition Nov. 10
The Competition for Miss. Fountain Valley 2019 will be held on November 10, 2018 at the Saigon Performing Arts Center in Fountain Valley. Contestants are women ages 17-25. http://www.missfountainvalley.com/

St. Martin’s Lantern Fest & Parade Nov. 11
The Lantern Fest is a beautiful family affair that will mark the start of the festive season and fill everyone with Christmas spirit. It’s free and enjoyable for all ages. http://www.oldworld.ws/

Veteran’s Day Ceremonies and Parades Nov. 11
A list of all the Veterans Day celebrations in Orange County. https://www.orangecounty.net/html/veteransday.html

Orange Coast Whisky Classic  Nov. 15
Check out the annual top-shelf whiskey tasting experience, inside the new Porsche Irvine. Engage with your favorite brands in a way you can’t every day. Ticket includes access to an array of whiskey brands and cocktails to try, a keepsake tasting glass, and savory and sweet tastings from local restaurants, along with activities, entertainment, music and more! Plus a 1-year subscription to Orange Coast Magazine! https://www.orangecoast.com/whiskey/

Surfing Santa Competition Nov. 17-18
A fun surf competition where men, women and children dress like Santa or other holiday inspired characters and surf Salt Creek to benefit Surfers Healing. http://www.surfingsantacontest.org/

Plymouth Rock N’ Run Nov. 22
Come join us at Yorba Regional Park on the Santa Ana River Trail for this 11th annual event. Returning this year is the 10 mile course, costume contest and expanded festivities in our vendor area. NEW! Register your dog for the “Four-Legged Friend” division and cutest dog contest! https://www.plymouthrun.com/

Turkey Trot  Nov. 22
California’s Largest Thanksgiving Day Run Event – The Dana Point Turkey Trot – One of America’s Most Scenic Runs, hosted by The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point. http://turkeytrot.com

Thanksgiving Wobble Walk  Nov. 23
Presented by the Laguna Canyon Foundation, the Thanksgiving Wobble Walk is a casual two-mile hike. This event is suitable for ages 12+. https://www.visitlagunabeach.com/events/holidays/thanksgiving/

Tamale Festival  Nov. 25
This event is the largest tamale festival in Orange County, and is held on Euclid St., between La Habra Blvd. and Lambert Rd., as well as in Brio and Portola Parks, which are in that area. Activities will include a tamale contest, dance performances by local studios, musical performances, and the Mariachi Divas. http://www.lahabraca.gov/677/Tamale-Festival

October 2018 Events

Events in Orange County, California October 2018

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

Pumpkin Patches Through Oct. 31
A list of pumpkin patches in Orange County
http://pumpkincity.com/pumpkin-farm/ 
http://www.tanakafarms.com/tours-pumpkin-patch/
http://thepumpkinfactory.com/pumpkin-patch-main-place-mallhome-info/
http://enchantedcountrypumpkinsandtrees.com/index.html
http://www.johnsonbros.net/halloween.html

Annual Sand Castle Contest Oct. 1
The theme for this year’s Annual San Castle Contest is “Pirates of the Pacific.” Bring your friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers to Corona del Mar State Beach to enter the contest and have a great day at the beach! Cash prizes are available and participates
receive a free T-shirt.
https://www.newportbeach.com/events/56th-annual-sandcastlecontest/

German Unity Day Celebrations Oct. 4
Admission is FREE on Thursday during Oktoberfest. The first 500
people recieve FREE food in line!
http://www.oldworld.ws/blog/event/german-unity-daycelebrations/

Tustin Tiller Days Oct. 5-7
This three-day festival celebrates the agricultural heritage of Orange County. This festival also provides an opportunity for local nonprofits to promote their organizations and raise funds. Admission for this event is FREE!
http://www.tustinca.org/depts/parks/tillerdays/default.asp

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational Oct. 6-14
Landscape painters will compete during the week for prestigious prizes in this famous coastal community. https://lagunapleinair.org/

San Clemente Seafest Oct. 7
The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 31st Annual Seafest. This event features cook-offs, Fisherman’s Lobster, a business exposition, arts & crafts, live entertainment, and a U.S. Coast Guard rescue demonstration.
http://www.scchamber.com/events/details/san-clementeseafest-10-02-2016-68

The Heritage Festival and Parade Oct. 13
Since 1965, this celebration of the city’s heritage includes a parade and fair booths. The festivities begin with the Chamber of Commerce pancake breakfast followed by a parade and band review. The festival features many exciting activities for the entire
family including the annual car show, a crafts fair, food booths, kids games and more.
http://www.placentia.org/heritagefestival

Boot Hill–OC’s Most Elaborate Lawn Display Oct. 13-29
In its 18th year, the residence at 16 Goldenrod in Irvine will transform the property to the old church and cemetery that once occupied the grounds. For eight spooky nights, visit the most elaborate display in Orange County! This is FREE and proceeds
will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
http://www.legendofboothill.com/

64th Annual Surf City 10 Oct. 14
All are welcome to Surf City 10, a 5 or 10 mile journey along California’s infamous Pacific Coast Highway. This event is perfect for training for a marathon, keeping in shape, or just having fun! https://www.motivrunning.com/surf-city-10miler/

Silverado Days Oct. 19-21
Held each October, this festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Featured contests include a Car Show, a World Amateur Arm Wrestling Championship, an Amateur Horseshoe Contest, a Pie-Eating Contest, a Hog Calling
Contest, a Baby Contest, a Men’s Leg Contest, a Dog Show, a Chili Cook-off and much more! Parking and admission for this event are FREE! http://www.silveradodays.com/cms/

Annual Historical Cemetary Tour Oct. 20
Presented by the Santa Ana Preservation Society, the Annual Historical Cemetery Tour features costumed actors and actresses telling the stories of Orange County’s past. This walking tour commemorates the county’s historic and influential past. Comfortable shoes are recommended and ticket information is available on the Society’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1883293318634608/

Fountain Valley Fall Festival Oct. 20
The Fountain Valley Chamber of Commerce presents the FIRST annual Fall Festival and Chili Cook-off! This event features food trucks, game booths, craft booths, live entertainment, a photo booth, and various contests. Doors open at 11 am and
admission is FREE!
http://www.fvchamber.com/events/details/fall-festival-4659

Halloween Zoo-tacular Oct. 27
The OC Zoo is hosting its Halloween Zoo-tacular which features trick-or-treating, scavenger hunts, kids crafts, and games! The first 100 children in line receive a free gift! Activities are free with price of admission (ages 2 and under FREE), and parking is $5
per car. For more information, please visit the website: http://www.ocparks.com/zoo/events

Halloween Photo BOO!th Oct. 28
The Brea Mall is featuring a FREE photo booth in Center Court from 12 pm – 2 pm. Take a free photo with your family, friends, or just yourself! Make it creepy, spooky, funny, or scary!

Happy Halloweiner Doggy Dress Up Oct. 28
The Halloweiner Doggy Dress Up, Races and Kids Costume Day is fun for the whole family! Dress up your pooch and family and head to the Old World Biergarten during the last day of Oktoberfest.
http://www.oldworld.ws/blog/event/happy-hallowiener-doggydress-up-kids-costumes/

Trick-or-Treat Through Pretend City Oct. 31
Presented by Pretend City Children’s Museum, this trick-or-treating event is welcome to super heroes, ghosts, goblins, pirates, and princesses! Member-only trick-or-treating begins at 9:30 am and general admission begins at 11 am.
https://www.pretendcity.org/event/trick-or-treat-through-the-city/

Orange County September 2018 Events

Orange County September 2018 Events | California Title Company

Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Sept. 1
Put your detective skills to the test at the Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt in Laguna Beach! Your team will be given puzzles, riddles, and clues to solve the mystery. The team to solve it first, wins! Tickets are $30-$55. Use this Yelp promo code
for a 50% discount: “FRIEND.”
https://www.yelp.com/events/laguna-beach-murder-mysteryscavenger-hunt-laguna-beach-9-1-18

Bubble Run – Anaheim Sept. 1
If you’re not into running 5K’s that’s O.K.! The Bubble Run is for adults, teenagers, and children! Run through bubbles and foam after each kilometer for a total of 3 miles. Run, walk, or dance your way to the finish line!
https://www.yelp.com/events/anaheim-bubble-run-anaheim-2018

Tall Ships Festival Sept. 7-9
The festival features a spectacular array of family-fun activities including live music, art shows and a variety of tasty food. Interactive living-history encampments including blacksmiths, scrimshaw artists, and the infamous Port Royal Privateers are
sure to entertain and amaze guests of all ages and are not to be missed. Additionally, you can explore the historic tall ships and listen to the crew share tails of adventure and life at sea. https://www.ocean-institute.org/tall-ships-festival

9th Annual Wine Soirée Spectacular Sept. 8
This fundraising event celebrates hospice caregivers and the patients and families they serve. During this event, enjoy a variety of wines, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Individual tickets start at $150. More information can be found here:
https://www.yelp.com/events/tustin-9th-annual-winesoir%C3%A9e-spectacular

Children’s Worldwide Benefit Concert Sept. 8
The WorldWide Environmental Educators Club is hosting a charity benefit concert in Anaheim. Children of all ages will perform musical and dance numbers during the show.
https://www.yelp.com/events/costa-mesa-your-childrensworldwide-benefit-concert-for-everyone

Torrance Summer Music Series Sept. 8
This FREE music event is happening at the Del Amo Fashion
Center at 2 p.m.! https://www.yelp.com/events/torrance-summer-music-series-4

Oktoberfest Sept. 9 – Oct. 28
Eat, drink, dance and be merry at the Old World Huntington Beach Oktoberfest! Enjoy authentic German food (voted “Best Bratwurst” in California,) imported German beers, and bands straight from Germany! This festival is sure to be the best yet!
http://www.oldworld.ws/oktoberfest-orange-county.html

Catalina Festival of Art Sept. 14-16
Entering its sixth decade, the Catalina Festival of Arts is expected to attract attendees from all over. This street fair will feature nationwide artists, live music, and a charity auction. This event is FREE to attend! https://catalinaartassociation.org/

Route 66 Cruisin’ Reunion Sept. 21-22
Join thousands of classic car fanatics in downtown Ontario for 2,000+ vintage cars and motorcycles, food, music, and other entertainment events. Admission is FREE!
https://route66cruisinreunion.com/

Irvine Global Village Festival Sept. 22
This one-day festival celebrates and embraces the diverse cultures of Irvine. More than 100 performances are expected along with international cuisine, cultural exhibits, children’s activities, and much more. http://legacy.cityofirvine.org/globalvillage/

J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center Annual BBQ and Family Faire Sept. 22
Traditional family barbecue in a casual setting featuring live country western entertainment, activities for children, live and silent auctions and riding demonstrations throughout the evening. Country western wear is encouraged! All proceeds benefit the
programs of the J.F. Shea Therapeutic Riding Center dedicated to improving the lives of persons with disabilities through horsemanship. http://www.sheacenter.org

The Sweets Show Sept. 22- 23
Satisfy your sweet tooth at the biggest baking convention on the west coast! Join thousands of Californians at the Anaheim Convention Center for some sweet treats!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-sweets-show-september-22-23-tickets-45749058666

Ohana Festival Sept. 28-30
The Ohana Festival in Dana Point is a three-day music festival with a diverse line up. Proceeds from the festival will be donated to the San Onofre Parks Foundation, a California nonprofit that works with the state to preserve the environment and enhance
the recreational experience of the coastal parks. https://www.ohanafest.com/

Surf City Surf Dog Sept. 29
Head to Hunting Dog Beach with your pup to check out the world famous dog surfing event! Have fun on the beach with friends, family, and man’s best friend!
https://surfdogevents.com/surf-city-surf-dog-/

San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival Sept. 29-30
Be Greek for the day! Enjoy authentic Greek food and pastries, live Greek music, dancing, shopping at the Greek bazaar, kid-friendly activities and exhibits featuring Byzantine icons and traditional Greek costumes. http://www.sjcgreekfest.org/

OC Children’s Book Festival Sept. 30
The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is tailored for children of all ages to encourage children to read. This event features authors, illustrators, booksellers, live animals, storytellers, storybook characters, train rides, arts and crafts, food, and MUCH more. http://kidsbookfestival.com/

Orange County August Events 2018

Orange County Event Calendar | August 2018 | California Title Company

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
www.orangecounty.net/html/farmersmarkets.html

La Habra Corn Festival Aug. 3-5
The Lions Club presents the La Habra Corn Festival, a tradition of arcade games, food, music, rides, and entertainment for all ages. Admission is FREE and the parade begins at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. http://lahabracornfestival.com/

OC Funk Fest 2018 Aug. 4
Don’t miss the summer’s biggest and funkiest music festival on the west coast! The music begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
https://allstarconcerts.com/oc-funk-fest-2018/

Civil War Days at Heritage Museum Aug. 4-5
The Heritage Museum of Santa Ana is hosting a two-day Civil War exhibit and reenactment. Learn about the Union and Confederate soldiers, the weapons they used, and view LIVE cannon demonstrations! Parking is free! http://heritagemuseumoc.org/

Lobster Festival Aug. 5
Pamper your inner foodie with fresh Maine lobster paired with New York Strip Steak, fresh sides, and desert. Live entertainment is provided on the Newport Beach water
front. Proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities. For more information, please visit the event website
https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/lobsterfest/

OC Fair Run Aug. 5
Register for the 5K run and receive a free fair ticket! Inside, enjoy cuisine from dozens of regional restaurants. For more information, please visit
https://www.visitlagunabeach.com/events/ 

Canibal! The Musical Through Sept. 14
The creators of the “Book of Mormon” and “South Park” present a funny, course, and unorthodox musical comedy about the true story of Alfred Packer; the first person convicted of cannibalism during his quest to find gold in the west. The performance will take place at the Maverick Theater in Fullerton. Not recommended for audiences under 17. Tickets are $25 or $15 with a student ID.
http://mavericktheater.com/html/cannibal.html

San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival Aug. 12
The annual San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival features entertainment for all ages. Live music, food, games, competitions, and marketing opportunities for your business
await you at its 65th year. Admission is FREE and AND a free shuttle service is available from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
http://www.scchamber.com/events/details/san-clemente-fiestamusic-festival-08-14-2016-2603

Patches & Pins Festival Aug. 18
The 5th Patches and Pins Festival is taking place at the 4th Street Market in Santa Ana, California. This event brings patch designers, fashion, and attendees together to embrace the trends and patch culture. Admission is FREE and includes access to a car show, vendor floor, live music, food, drinks, and art.
https://www.yelp.com/events/santa-ana-patches-and-pins-festivalorange-county

Cypress Color Run Aug. 18
The first Cypress Color Run is to raise funds to support youth sports programs in the city. The festivities for the day include a DJ to get you pumped up in the morning, and color throw at the finish line. Food, music, and ice-cold beverages are provided after the run.
https://www.raceplace.com/events/27240/cypress-color-run

Plum Festival Aug. 19
Enjoy all things PLUM at this year’s annual Plum Festival in Huntington Beach. Enjoy live music, games, baked goods, wiener dog races, and much more. Best of all, admission is FREE to attend!
http://www.oldworld.ws/old-world-plum-festival-huntingtonbeach.html

Modern Calligraphy for Beginners Aug. 19
The City of Brea Art Gallery is hosting a three-hour calligraphy workshop. Participants will learn basic brush strokes, how to connect letters, and styling techniques. The cost of the workshop is $150 per person and includes all materials. In addition, each
participant will receive a FREE calligraphy set and guide book. For more information please call 714-990-7731 or visit www.breagallery.com

Pacific Wine and Food Classic Aug. 18-19
Enjoy beautiful ocean views, premium cocktails, and elegant cuisine at the Pacific Wine and Food Classic in Newport Beach. Attendees can sample food, wine, and craft cocktails from more than 100 stations. To learn more, please visit
https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/pacific-wine-foodclassic/

Art Talks & Tea Aug. 22-29
In conjunction with the Festival of Arts, each Wednesday, art lovers are invited to join an open discussion with exhibitors to learn more about art, their inspiration, art history, and art careers, while enjoying a fresh cup of tea.
https://www.ocweekly.com/events/art-talks-and-tea-2018-08-22/

OC Night Market Aug. 24-26
The last OC Night Market of the year is going down on Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26. The final event is ending the summer on a high note, featuring food, games, art, shopping, and entertainment for all ages. Admission is $5 for adults, children under three-years-old are free, and parking is $8. CASH ONLY. http://www.ocnightmarket.com/

CHOC Walk Aug. 26
The CHOC Walk at Disneyland raises money for healthcare and education programs for children in California. Parking is FREE and participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite Disney character. More information about the CHOC Walk can be found
at http://www.orangecoast.com/event/choc-walk/

Orange International Street Fair Aug. 31-Sept. 2
The Orange International Street Fair is a City of Orange tradition since 1973. This three-day event features food, music, vendors, entertainment, and much more. This year’s theme, “A Taste of Tradition” pays homage to the countries and cultures represented
in the festival’s 45-year history. http://www.orangestreetfair.org/

Orange County July 2018 Events

Orange County Events Calendar

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Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
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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.
http://www.foapom.com/pageant-of-the-masters/

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.
https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/calendar-of-events/event/movies-lawn-peter-rabbit

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!
http://www.oldworld.ws/dachshund-races.html

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.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grupo-folklorico-monte-albantickets-45875860935

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!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parents-night-out-julyregistration-46301387697

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.
https://www.surfcityusa.com/events/signature-events/us-open-ofsurfing/

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/