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March 2020 Events



Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

Festival of Whales Mar. 7-8 & 14-15
The annual Dana Point Festival of Whales celebrates the return of the once-endangered California Gray Whale with a leviathan-size event. In addition to whale watching, this festival includes a kick-off parade, sand sculpting contest, Ocean Awareness Day, musical entertainment, Whale of a Block Party, art shows, a pancake breakfast, BBQs, arts and crafts for kids, classic car exhibits, lectures/seminars at multiple venues including the Ocean Institute, and much more!
Location: Dana Point Harbor
More Information: http://festivalofwhales.com/

5th ANNUAL CRY OC – Holi By The Sea Mar. 8
Join CRY OC for the 5th annual Holi by The Sea fundraiser. Open to all – just be ready to get very colorful and enjoy amazing Bollywood music by Fusion Sounds! ALL proceeds support underprivileged children.
Location: Bolsa Chica State Beach
Contact: 714-512-6499
More Information: https://www.surfcityusa.com/

OC Restaurant Week Mar. 8-14
Dine on specially priced prix-fixe menus across Orange County. The prix fixe menus are priced at $10, $15, $20 and $25 per person for lunch, and $20, $30, $40 and $50 per person for dinner. The only thing to make for dinner during Restaurant Week is a reservation!
Location: Orange County, California
More Information: http://www.ocrestaurantweek.com

Cherry Blossom Festival Mar. 13-15
A FREE day of fun for the whole family filled with Japanese food, music, dance, cultural performances, and games and crafts for the kids.
Location: Huntington Beach, California
More Information: https://occbfest.com/

Newport Beach Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl Mar. 14
Follow the rainbow with us this St. Paddy’s Day weekend and ring in the spring season with the best bars and drink specials!
Location: Newport Beach, California
More Information: https://pubcrawls.com/

Shamrock ‘n Run Mar. 15
The 5K Run begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the 2K Fun Run at 9:00 a.m. The event also features games, food, a photobooth and more!
Location: Yorba Regional Park
More Information: https://www.reach4pylusd.org/

St. Patrick’s Day at Pretend City Mar. 17
It’s the luck of the Irish! Join us for this fun-filled day as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with story time, art, and fun activities. Wear your greenest outfit for our Irish heading home parade at the end of the day.
Location: Pretend City Children’s Museum
More Information: https://www.pretendcity.org/

Persian New Year at Pretend City Mar. 18
Nowruz means “New Day” and is a joyful, colorful celebration dating back at least 3,000 years. Families can be seen dressing up, exchanging gifts, and visiting family. Join us as we explore and celebrate the Persian New Year through activities, art, and story time!
Location: Pretend City Children’s Museum
More Information: https://www.pretendcity.org/

St. Joseph’s Day at the Mission Mar. 19
Join us for this historic celebration full of tradition, community, and festivity, on March 19 marking the return of our famous swallows to Capistrano and the coming of spring – a time of renewal and rebirth.
Location: Mission San Juan Capistrano
More Information: https://www.missionsjc.com

Beethoven’s Piano Concerto Mar. 19-21
This event celebrates the composer’s 250th birthday all weekend by featuring all five of his piano concertos.
Location: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
More Information: https://www.pacificsymphony.org/

Foam Glow Run Mar. 28
As the runners/walkers reach the Foam Glow™ Zones, they will run through different color foam that glows in the dark under high intensity black lights. All products are 100% natural and non-toxic. At the end of the race there will be an after party filled with music pumping from the stage, Foam Glow™ and tons of black lights! Whether you are a long term runner or a walk around the park stroller, the 3 miles of the Foam Glow 5K™ course will have you shining bright and waiting for the next run.
Location: Angel Stadium, Anaheim, California
More Information: http://www.foamglow.com

Swallows Day Parade Mar. 21
The 62nd Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Faire will be held in downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Parade is part of the Fiesta de las Golondrinas, which celebrates the return of the songbird on St. Joseph’s Day. The festival includes a plethora of community activities including a Kids Pet Parade, a Hairiest Man Contest, food, entertainment and much more.
Location: San Juan Capistrano, California
More Information: http://www.swallowsparade.com/

Glitterfest Mar. 29
This event features a collection of creative folks who express their talent through mixed media art. It includes handmade jewelry, sculpture, primitive dolls, paper whimsy and much more!
Location: Fullerton, California
More Information: https://www.glitterfest.com/

January 2020 Events

Orange County January 2020 Events | California Title Blog


Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

Whale and Dolphin Watching Ongoing
Choose from multiple cruises and sightseeing tours to catch a glimpse of whales and/or dolphins in their natural paradise.
Location: Newport Beach
More Information: http://www.newportwhales.com/

Knott’s Merry Farm Through Jan. 5
Knott’s Berry Farm is transformed into a Holiday paradise with magical lights, snow, shows, and dozens of festive activities the whole family can enjoy!
Location: Knott’s Berry Farm
More Information: https://www.knotts.com/

Annual Surf City Splash & Pancake Breakfast Jan. 1
Celebrate the New Year with a dip in the Pacific Ocean. No wetsuits – that’s cheating! Participants also enjoy a pancake breakfast, costume contest, and vendor booths.
Location: Zack’s Pier Plaza
Contact: hbsurfcitysplash@gmail.com / 714.698.9837
More Information: http://www.hbsurfcitysplash.com/

Jurassic Quest Jan. 3-5
Jurassic Quest is the only dinosaur event that has true to life size dinosaurs. It also features a fossil dig site, rides, mazes, a petting zoo, crafts, and much more!
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
More Information: https://www.jurassicquest.com/

Farm & Garden Classes Jan. 5,12, and 19
Centennial Farm is hosting gardening classes for participants ages 16 +. Reservations are required.
Location: OC Fair & Event Center
More Information: https://ocfair.com/

Blue Man Group Jan. 7-10
The Blue Man Group returns to Orange County to perform their new show! The event features coloring stations, games, and photo opportunities before the show! Use code BLUEKID for a free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Location: Segerstrom Center for the Arts
More Information: https://travelcostamesa.com/

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day 5K & 10K Jan. 9
This is a virtual race. Complete your race any time in January 2020, even better if it’s January 9th to honor all law enforcement officers everywhere.
More Information: https://www.virtualrunevents.com/

Irvine Half Marathon Jan. 11
Formerly known as the Southern California Half & 5K, the Irvine Half Marathon is taking place on Saturday, January 11.
Location: Mike Ward Park
More Information: https://www.irvinehalf.com/

Newport Beach Restaurant Week Jan. 13-26
Restaurant week showcases Newport Beach’s culinary scene, offering diners a wide variety of dining experiences. Participating restaurants offer special prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner.
Location: Newport Beach, CA
More Information: https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/

Super Warrior 5K Jan. 18
Dress as your favorite super hero or warrior and join the Super Warrior 5K. The event also features a fun run for kids.
Location: Yorba Regional Park
More Information: http://stripesofawarrior.com/super-warrior-5k/

Amigo SoCal Jan. 18-19
This winter edition is the nation’s largest consumer guitar event!
Location: OC Fair & Event Center
Contact: show@stringswest.com / 918.288.2222
More Information: https://www.amigoguitarshows.com/

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Pretend City Jan. 20
This children’s event features crafts and artistic activities to teach children about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his dream for a better world.
Location: Pretend City Children’s Museum
More Information: https://www.pretendcity.org/

Tet Festival Jan. 24-26
Tet, short for Tet Nguyên Đán, is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year, the most important holiday in Vietnamese culture. Tet celebrates the arrival of a new spring where families reunite, enjoy each other’s company, forget about the troubles of the previous year and look forward to a better upcoming year.
Location: OC Fair and Event Center
More Information: https://tetfestival.org/

Surf City Marathon and Half Marathon Jan. 31- Feb. 2
This event features pre-race events and scenic a course on game day.
Location: Huntington Beach
More Information: https://www.motivrunning.com/run-surf-city/

Event Resources

December 2019 Events

Orange County Events December 2019


Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

Christmas Lights Through December

Knott’s Merry Farm Through Jan. 5
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.

Sawdust Winter Festival Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22
The Festival will feature 180 artists, three stages of live music, holiday inspired festival classes and ceramics, art demonstrations, daily visits with Santa, carolers, a petting zoo, and thousands of lights and decorations to capture your perfect festive selfie, and so much more! https://sawdustartfestival.org

Tamale Festival Dec. 1
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.

Night of a Thousand Lights Dec. 6 – 22
The 6th Annual Night of 1,000 Lights is to be the best yet! This year there’s twelve nights of holiday cheer! Enjoy “Blue Christmas” with Elvis, sweet treats on Gingerbread Lane, visit Santa and warm yourself with hot chocolate! http://www.slgardens.org

45th Annual Boat Parade Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14
Get ready for a Tiki Holiday takeover at Dana Point Harbor during the 45th Annual Boat Parade of Lights! Visit Santa, do some shopping, and enjoy all the holidays have to offer!

Winter Festival & Tree Lighting Dec. 7
Join the City of Dana Point at the annual Winter Festival on Saturday, December 7, 2019. 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 ceremony at 5:15 p.m. http://www.danapoint.org

Candy Caneland & Craft Faire Dec. 7
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

Fountain Valley Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 7
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!

Puttin’ On the Glitz Dec. 7
Get into the holiday spirit with a visit from Santa Claus, holiday carolers, shopping, dining, a beer and wine garden, train rides, sweet treats, and much more. https://scglitz.com/

Home for the Holidays Dec. 8
The Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair will feature more than 30 pet rescue groups and animal shelters along with, pet-related vendors (food, toys,micro-chipping, etc.). Help us find 500 furry friends a home this holiday season!

2019 Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade Dec. 14
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!

111th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Dec. 18-22
FREE to the public. The boat parade will light up the harbor for five consecutive nights. The parade starts at Bay Island at 6:30 p.m. each night. https://www.christmasboatparade.com

SoCal’s Ultimate Winter Festival Dec. 19 – Jan. 5
Come experience the magic when winter comes to SoCal! This festival features 18 days of winter fun including: outdoor ice skating, ice tubing down a 9 lane, 150 foot mountain, snow play area, a light maze, live music, food, drinks, and MUCH more.

Beach Clean Up Dec. 21
All are welcome! Join us as we preserve our beach’s natural beauty! http://www.saveourbeach.org/

Hooray for Hanukkah Dec. 22-30
Spin the dreidel and light the Menorah! We’re celebrating Hanukah at Pretend City! Let your little ones learn about this holiday through fun activities, traditions, games, and art! We will have full days of fun singing songs and getting in the holiday spirit!

Kwanzaa Celebration Dec. 26
Join us as we celebrate Kwanzaa at Pretend City! We’re bringing out our Kinara and learn about some of the principle and traditions behind this lively celebration that honors African-American culture and heritage.

Run in the New Year 5K/10K Dec. 29
Write a New Year resolution on the back of your bib and RUN, JOG, or WALK it into the new year! https://runsignup.com/RunNewYears2019/

New Year’s Eve Celebrations Dec. 31
A list of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Orange County.

November 2019 Events

OC Events | November 2019 | California Title Blog


Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

Turkey Trots in Orange County Throughout November
A list of family-friendly Thanksgiving Turkey Trots in Orange County. https://villapark.co/turkey-trot/

Ice Rink at the Spectrum Nov. 1- Jan. 2
Outdoor skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum. Located in Giant Wheel Court adjacent to Nordstrom and Macy’s.

Taste of San Clemente Nov. 1
The ticket price includes a complimentary “Taste of San Clemente” wine glass or beer mug, food, wine, entertainment and valet parking. http://www.scchamber.com/

Discovery Cube Presents: Pumpkin Launch Nov. 2
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

Dia de Los Muertos Nov. 2
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 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in Santa Ana. http://www.nochedealtares.org/

Dia de Los Muertos Fiesta at The Muck Nov. 3
Festive activities, stage performances and special ofrendas (altars) to honor deceased loved ones and to celebrate life—a special event for the whole family. https://themuck.org

Dinosaur Dash Nov. 3
This event is a fundraiser for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation. The Dinosaur Dash features several events: a half marathon, 5k, 10k, 2k, and a 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/

Sip N’ Shuck Nov. 3
The 7th Annual Champagne and Oyster 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.

San Clemente Village Art Faire Nov. 3
The Village Art Faire is a decades old San Clemente tradition, born from a desire to put gifted artists and crafts people in touch with their local community. It has grown to include artists from all over Southern California and attracts visitors from near and far.

Dapper Day Nov. 3
Shop for vintage clothing, accessories, and home decor at the Dapper Day Expo, with live bands, dance lessons, and entertainment at the Disneyland Hotel.

Perfect Pairings Series Nov. 5
Are you ready to find your perfect pair? Join We Olive and Wine Bar for its signature Perfect Pairings event series on November 5 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. At each event, guests will sit back, relax, and enjoy tastings of 5 wines, 5 olive oils, and 5 cheeses with receive exclusive discounts on bottles of wine and olive oil.

Veteran’s Day Events and Parades Nov. 9-11
A list of all the Veterans Day celebrations in Orange County.

St. Martin’s Lantern Fest & Parade Nov. 10
The Lantern Fest is a beautiful family affair that will mark the start of the festive season. It’s free and enjoyable for all ages. http://www.oldworld.ws/

Orange Coast Whisky Classic Nov. 21
Join us for our annual top-shelf whiskey tasting experience inside the EuroCar Showroom in Costa Mesa. Engage with your favorite brands in a way you can’t every day and emerge yourself into a world of fine spirits, great food and breathtaking vehicles.

DesignerCon Nov. 22-24
DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art! www.designercon.com

Surfing Santa Competition Nov. 23-24
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/

DesignerCon Nov. 22-24
DesignerCon is an annual art and design convention that smashes together collectible toys, customs, plush, designer apparel and so much more with urban, underground and pop art! www.designercon.com

Swedish Christmas Fair Nov. 24
The Swedish Women’s Education Association of Orange County SWEA will hold their annual Christmas Fair at Old World, Huntington Beach, on Sunday November 24, before the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. https://www.oldworld.ws/swea.html

Pretend City’s Thanksgiving Celebration Nov. 27
Thankfulness is an important expression and feeling for children to understand. Stop by the Art Studio where your little one can decorate and add a leaf for our Community Art Project, the Thankful Tree. There will also be story time and music.


October 2019 Events

Orange County October Events | California Title Blog


Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

Apple Picking
A list of apple picking locations near Orange County

Pumpkin Patches Through Oct. 31
A list of pumpkin patches in Orange County

Oktoberfest Through Nov. 3
Eat, Drink, Dance & be Merry at Southern California’s BEST & Most diverse Oktoberfest! Sample imported German beers, bratwurst, strudel, pretzels and more. Wednesday through Saturday are adult nights and Sunday’s are for the family with Dachshund Races. https://www.oldworld.ws/

Tustin Tiller Days Oct. 4-6
This three-day festival celebrates the agricultural heritage of Orange County. This festival also provides an opportunity for local non-profits to promote their organizations and raise funds. FREE to attend! https://www.tustinca.org/637/Tustin-Tiller-Days

OC Children’s Book Festival Oct. 6
The Orange County Children’s Book Festival celebrating its 16th year with NBA superstar Kobe Bryant! The festival is tailored for children of all ages to encourage children to read. This event features 135 exhibitors, booksellers, authors, illustrators, booksellers, story-tellers, storybook characters, arts and crafts, food, and MUCH more. http://kidsbookfestival.com/

San Clemente Seafest Oct. 6
The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Annual Seafest. This event features a street taco challenge, fresh seafood, a business exposition, arts & crafts, live entertainment, much more!

Boot Hill–OC’s Most Elaborate Lawn Display Oct. 11-27
In its 20th year, the residence at 16 Goldenrod in Irvine will transform the property to the old church and cemetery that once occupied the grounds. For nine 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.

The Heritage Festival and Parade Oct. 12
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.

Irvine Global Village Festival Oct. 12-13
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.

Silverado Days Oct. 18-20
Held each October, this festival includes games, crafts, contests, rides, food and fun for the whole family. Parking and admission for this event are FREE! http://www.silveradodays.com/cms/

OC Japan Fair Oct. 18-20
Grab your friends and celebrate one of the largest Japanese cultural festivals in Southern California. Enjoy the experience of shopping, tasting traditional foods, and learning about Japanese culture. There will also be live performance, games, Kimono models and more!! http://www.oc-japanfair.com

Annual Historical Cemetery Tour Oct. 19
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. https://www.occemeterydistrict.com/

Treats in the Streets Autumn Festival Oct. 24
Come one, come all to the City of Orange’s annual Treats in the Streets event. No tricks here, just fun for the whole family, from the tiniest pumpkins to the biggest zombies. The free community event has been hosted by the City of Orange for over 20 years.

BOO HA HA Oct. 25-26
Brew Ha Ha Productions and the OC Fair are proud to present Boo Ha Ha – A Haunted OktoBEERfest The event will feature three hours of unlimited German and domestic beer tastings, live music from Dead Man’s Party (Friday) and Metalachi (Saturday), dachshund racing, costume contests and more. https://www.theboohaha.com/

Anaheim Fall Festival & Halloween Parade Oct. 26
The Festival begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. After the festival hurry to your spot to watch the parade, starting at 6:00 p.m. There will be food, games, a costume contest, and much more! https://www.anaheimfallfestival.org/

Happy Halloweiner Doggy Dress Up Oct. 27
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.

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! This event is from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. https://www.pretendcity.org/event/trick-or-treat-through-the-city/

August 2019 Events



Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

La Habra Corn Festival Aug. 2-4
The Lions Club presents the La Habra Corn Festival, a tradition of arcade games, food, music, rides, and entertainment for all ages.

OC Fair Run Aug. 4
The OC Fair Fun Run 5K takes place in conjunction with the OC Fair! Come for fun for the whole family with games, prizes and lots of fun! https://ocfair5k.com/

Art Afaire Aug. 9, 16, 17, 18, 23, 30, 31
The Pier Plaza Art Afaire events take place on Fridays and select weekends throughout the year at Pier Plaza in Huntington Beach, California. Friday Art Afaire hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. or sunset, or whichever comes first, and Weekend Art Afaire hours are 10 a.m.– 7 p.m. or sunset, or whichever comes first. http://hbartafaire.com

Two Stepping Under the Stars Aug. 10
The 17th Annual Two Stepping Under the Stars event celebrates what makes San Juan Capistrano unique– our equestrian culture! This event has grown and grown and now close to 5,000 guests of all ages come out for this fun evening under the oak trees and stars. The evening consists of a live band, Country Western dancing, a Silent Auction and much more. http://sanjuanequestrian.org

San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival Aug. 11
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. Admission is FREE. http://www.scchamber.com

Lobster Fest Aug. 11
The Lobsterfest at Newport Beach is a celebration of summer designed for fun, entertainment and most importantly to raise funds for deserving charities. Held at the Newport Beach Civic Green, the Lobsterfest is now in its eleventh year!

CHOC Walk Aug. 11
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/

Pacific Wine and Food Classic Aug. 17-18
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

OC Night Market Aug. 23-25
The biggest and only large-scale night market festival in Orange County invites you to bring your friends and family to eat, drink, shop, and play this summer! Experience 200+ local food, merchandise, games, arts, and crafts vendors.

D3 Expo 2019 Aug. 23-25
The largest Disney fan event in the world, D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including the best of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, and Star Wars across film, television, theme parks, products, online, music, live entertainment, and more. https://d23.com/d23-expo-2019/

10th Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo Aug. 24-25
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is celebrating 19 years of good old family entertainment. The Rodeo continues to elevate the level of competition which draws the best contestants from across the world to compete in the richest two day Rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $180,000. https://www.rmvrodeo.com/

Plum Festival Aug. 25
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! https://www.oldworld.ws/blog/event/plum-festival/

Orange International Street Fair Aug. 30-Sept. 1
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. http://www.orangestreetfair.org/

Civil War Days Aug. 31-Sept. 1
See Civil War battles and weapon demonstrations, watch President Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address, and hear a band concert during HB Civil War Days at Huntington Beach Central Park. Free. https://www.hbhistory.org/civilwar

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July 2019 Events



Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

20th Anniversary Special at Bayside Through Nov. 30
Bayside Restaurant is celebrating 20 years of business, and we invite you to join the celebration! As a thank you for your support, Bayside is offering a special anniversary menu running until the end of November. For just $20, enjoy a glass of wine paired with your choice of New York steak, yellowfin tuna tataki, or shrimp scampi, while enjoying live entertainment from local musicians every night. Menu items are subject to change. For more information, visit www.baysiderestaurant.com.

Independence Day Celebrations July 4
List of 4th of July fireworks and events in Orange County.

Annual Brea Country Fair July 4
Day-long festivities begin with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at 7 a.m. followed by the Brea Ministerial Association Morning Service. The Fair opens at 10 a.m. and continues until 3 p.m. with live entertainment, kiddie parade, food, games, exhibits, teen
fun area, and Market Place craft area. Swimming at the Plunge begins at 11 a.m. for $3. Admission is free! http://www.cityofbrea.net/

Festival of the Arts July 5 – Aug. 31
Come discover the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach- a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Orange County’s top artists in an openair gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the onsite restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and
enjoy the creative atmosphere. Weekends are jam-packed with live music and special events providing entertainment for all. https://www.foapom.com/summer-art-show/

Pageant of the Masters July 7-Aug. 31
This summer, the Pageant of the Masters celebrates 85 years of living pictures in Laguna Beach. This iconic, long-running Orange County tradition combines art-fully costumed people, extravagant sets and theatrical illusion to re-create famous works of art on
stage. In the 2018 production, “Under the Sun,” the Pageant will honor Laguna’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration. https://www.foapom.com/pageant-of-the-masters/

Savoir Faire Vintage Market July 7
The market takes place on Sunday, July 7 across from the Cal State Fullerton main campus and features goods from local crafters, artists, and merchants.

Free Movie Monday’s July 8, 15, 22, and 29
Enjoy free family fun this summer with the return of Movie Mondays on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza! Set-up begins at 5:30 p.m., with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests may bring their own snacks, chairs, blankets or picnics
but tables, BBQs or large food set-ups will not be permitted. Food trucks will be on-site for food purchases. https://scfta.org/moviemondays

Orange County Fair July 12-Aug. 11
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. https://ocfair.com/oc-fair/

German Heritage Day & Weiner Dog Races July 14
Come celebrate the many Germans who migrated to the United States in the 1600’s or just come have fun and party like a German! Admission will be FREE all day long and the 1st 500 guests will receive a FREE meal. This is a Family event, the dress is casual, and everyone is welcome. It’s an old fashioned fun filled FAMILY DAY with Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, German American Brass Band all Day, Carnival Games, Face Painting,
and Wiener Dog Races. Under 21 you must be accompanied by your parents. No exceptions. https://www.oldworld.ws/blog/event/german-heritage-day-wienerdog-races/

Ocean Festival July 20-21
Celebrating over 40 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!”. Competitions, Beach runs, Bodysurfing clinics, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Children’s Events and much more! https://www.oceanfestival.org/

Taste of Yorba Linda July 26
The Taste of Yorba Linda features cuisine and beverages from 60 restaurants, breweries, and wineries. Savor the flavors of SoCal and enjoy live entertainment at this exciting event! https://tasteofyl.com/

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing July 27 – Aug. 4
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.

Cypress Community Festival July 27
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! https://www.cypressfestival.com/

Vegan Faire July 27
Presented with love by Healthy Junk, our award winning vegan restaurant, the Vegan Faire is an annual one day festival showcasing a full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods and services with booths and workshops focusing on food, environment, local
artisans and wellness. Admission is FREE! http://www.veganfaire.com/