End of Summer Calendar of Events throughout Orange County

Yes, I said it!  End of summer... Can you believe we are entering into August in two days!  It has been a great summer but if you haven't had a chance to get out and enjoy the community, take a peek at the list of events we put together for community happenings throughout Orange County..

Garden Grove Free Summer Concerts   Through Aug. 10
The Garden Grove Community Foundation and the City of Garden Grove bring the Free Summer Concert Series. Food is available for purchase. No EZ-Ups, umbrellas, or golf carts allowed. Dogs are allowed, if they are on a leash. Thursdays 6:30-8:30pm / Eastgate Park
714-741-5000 / www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

Cypress Concerts on the Green   Through Aug. 12
Festival seating, picnics, families and lawn chairs encouraged. Food and desserts will be available for purchase at all concerts. Alcohol and smoking of any kind are prohibited.
Saturdays 6pm / Cypress Civic Center/Library/Tennis Courts
714-229-6700 / www.cypressca.org

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concerts   Through Aug. 13
Every Sunday, grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for an evening of music in the park. Gourmet food trucks will also be onsite, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and other Irvine nonprofit organizations.
5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park
949-724-6606 / www.cityofirvine.org

OC Fair   Through Aug. 13
The largest fair in Southern California, the 23 day event features over 150 events, thrilling carnival rides, interactive exhibits, live entertainment and delicious food creations.
714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com

Stanton Concerts in the Park   Through Aug. 16
Concert events are FREE for everyone to enjoy! Non-profit food vendors will be on hand with delicious food and snacks. Music genres vary every week so check our calendar for band details.
Wednesdays 6-8pm / Stanton Central Park
714-890-4270 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Brea Concerts in the Park   Through Aug. 16
This is a family-friendly and dog-friendly event. North Hills Church will return with their legendary barbeque tri-tip.
6:30pm / City Hall Park    www.ci.brea.ca.us

Yorba Linda Concert in the Park   Through Aug. 20
Every Sunday, pack a picnic basket and come on down for some great music with family and friends.
5:30-7pm / Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater 
714-961-7100 / www.ci.yorba-linda.ca.us

Dana Point Summer Concert Series  Through Aug. 20
Featuring two bands each Sunday. Food and beverages available for purchase. 2:30-6pm / Sea Terrace Park   www.danapoint.org

Seal Beach Summer Concert Series   Through Aug. 23
Every Wednesday during the summer.
6-8pm / Eisenhower Park at the Seal Beach Pier
562-799-0179 / www.sealbeachchamber.org

Festival of Arts   Through Aug. 31
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Special art-related attractions and special events such as jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run provide entertainment for all.
10am-11:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
949-494-1145 / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters   Through Aug. 31
On each evening of the Festival of Arts summer schedule, ticket holders are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful re­creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
8:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 
800-487-3378 / www.foapom.com

Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series   Through Sept. 3
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic basket for this Huntington Beach tradition! The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, such as concert bands, Latin bands, and swinging Big Bands.
5pm / Central Park Bandstand   www.hbconcertband.org

Sawdust Art & Craft Festival   Through Sept. 3
Located in a beautiful eucalyptus grove, visitors experience the creativity of more than 200 local artisans.
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach
949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Sunset Jazz at Newport   Through Sept. 20
Wednesday night will feature some of the most popular artists from the Newport Beach Jazz Party and The Jazz Cruise!
6-8:30pm / Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
949-759-5003 / www.sunsetjazzatnewport.com

Surfing Walk of Fame Induction  Aug. 3
Join us as we celebrate the achievements of surfing legends. This year’s event includes the induction ceremony on Main Street in front of Jack’s Surfboards in downtown Huntington Beach, followed by a Gala Luncheon at Pier Plaza.
9am-2pm / Huntington Beach   www.surfingwalkoffame.com

Dog Days of Fullerton   Aug. 3
Takes place during the Fullerton Market and includes specialty dog-related vendors, and dog contests for prizes on the main stage. A DJ will entertain during the event. Hot food, artisan craft vendors, kids activities and a beer and wine garden.
4-8:30pm / Fullerton Downtown Plaza
714-738-6545 / www.cityoffullerton.com

Shakespeare in the Hills   Aug. 4-5 & 11-12
This summer’s production of Romeo & Juliet transports the well-loved story to 1845 and the conflicted world of Alta, CA. In this world, the local rancheros of old Mexico are dealing with the American immigrants who’ve moved into the province.
7-9pm / Laguna Hills Community Center & Sports Complex
949-707-2680 / www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us

Surf City Pickleball Tournament   Aug. 4-6
This double elimination format competition is a USAPA sanctioned event and will be the first held in Huntington Beach.
Murdy Park: 7000 Norma Drive   www.usapa.org

La Habra Corn Festival   Aug. 4-6
Rides and attractions, independent food, game and craft booths, a market place, live music, a car opportunity draw contest and Miss La Habra, the club queen and her court!
Fri 5-11pm, Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 10am-9pm / El Centro/Lions Park
562-260-3750 / www.lahabracornfestival.com

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts   Aug. 4 & 18
Come enjoy a free concert in our beautiful amphitheater. Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks. The food trucks available this concert series will be Soho Taco and the Cut – Handcrafted Burgers. 6:30-8:30pm / Crown Valley Community Park
949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

La Palma Concerts in the Park   Aug. 5
This summer series of musical concerts and fun invites you to gather family and friends, bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy.
6:30-8pm / Central Park-Pavilion   www.cityoflapalma.org

Furry Friends Pet Fair   Aug. 5
Does your dog or cat need their vaccinations? Do you want them micro-chipped? Is your dog license up-to-date?  This is the time to check off these pet parent tasks.
9am-12pm / Alisa Viejo Aquatics Center and Vista Park
949-425-2550 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

Relay for Life of Westminster   Aug. 5-6
Relay for Life is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer.
11am-11am / Westminster Civic Center   www.relayforlife.org

OC Fair Fun Run 5K   Aug. 6
A family friendly event equipped for all ages. Come for fun for the whole family with games, prizes, and lots of fun!
8-11am / OC Fair Grounds   www.ocfair5k.com

Lobsterfest at Newport Beach   Aug. 6
While feasting, you will enjoy live entertainment on our beachfront stage from West Coast Party Crashers. All proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Orange County and the Inland Empire and provide scholarships for Leadership Tomorrow | Orange County.
3-8pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina

Emergency Expo, Summer Concert & National Night Out   Aug. 6
Together with our summer concert series, attendees will enjoy an all-day event which includes large equipment displays by the Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
10:30am-8pm / Sea Terrace Park, Dana Point
949-248-3536 / www.danapoint.org

Fiesta Music Festival   Aug. 13
Activities for the whole family, including food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music throughout the day, contests for all ages, a salsa challenge, arts & crafts show, business expo, children’s rides, action sports expo & exhibits.
9am-7pm / Downtown San Clemente
949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com

Dana Point Lobster Fest   Aug. 18
Hosted by Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club. Enjoy gourmet appetizers, no-host bar, fresh east coast lobster, smoked tri-tip steak, desserts, live music and dancing.
4pm / Doheny State Beach   www.danapointlobsterfest.org

Tomato & Pepper Tasting   Aug. 19
Taste dozens of incredible home tomato varieties, including incredible heirlooms, giant beef-stakes, colorful purples, golds and stripes, super sweet cherries and many more.
8-9:30am / Roger’s Gardens, Corona del Mar
949-640-5800 / www.rogersgardens.com

Color Vibe 5k   Aug. 19
Get your friends and family stretched out for this amazing color blast event where you’ll get blasted with color while you run the Color Vibe 5K.
9am / Fountain Valley Sports Park

Pacific Wine & Food Classic   Aug. 19-20
This festival delivers with Summer Inspired Tastings, Exquisite Wines, Hand Crafted Cocktails and Culinary Entertainment on the scenic waterfront stretch of the upper Newport Bay.
2-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina

San Clemente Arts and Crafts Show   Aug. 19-20
Find an array of unique fine arts from paintings, handcrafted jewelry, ceramics.
9am-5pm / Community Center: 100 N. Calle Seville
949-498-9714 / www.scartassociation.com

Plum Festival   Aug. 20
Admission is FREE enjoy everything plum!! Plum Cake, Crepes, Jam, Martini, Berliners, Strudel & more. Doors open at 1pm, Band starts at 2pm and Dachshund Races at 3pm.
2-6pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
714-895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Senior Fitness Expo   Aug. 25
Take control of your health and fitness at expo, which includes health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.
9am / Rancho Senior Center: 3 Ethel Coplen Way, Irvine
949-724-6800 / www.irvineseniors.org/expo

FAM 4th Annual Golf Tournament   Aug. 25
Family Assistance Ministries. Hunger & Homeless Prevention.
12:30-5pm / San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
949-492-8477 / www.family-assistance.org

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo   Aug. 26-27
The richest 2-day rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $200,000. The top 30 rodeo contestants in saddle bronc and bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and team roping will come to San Juan Capistrano.
Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park, SJC  www.rmvrodeo.com

Elvis Festival   Aug. 27
A full day tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! Featured stage shows from Kirk Wall, Martin Anthony, Danny Jacobson, Kat Ferguson, Krazy Kirk & The Hillbillies, Scot Bruce & Band, and more! Elvis singing competition.

9am-6pm / 12911 Main Street   www.ci.garden-grove.ca.us

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