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/

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts  Through Aug. 10
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks.
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
(949) 425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

Garden Grove Free Summer Concert Series  Through Aug. 16 (Thursdays)
There will be free activities for kids in the Kids Zone! Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
6:30-8:30pm / Eastgate Park
(714) 741-5168 / www.ggcf.com

Festival of Arts  Through Sept. 1
The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Art-related attractions and special events include jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters  Through Sept. 1
Audiences are amazed and enchanted by 90 minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-1145 / www.foapom.com

Sawdust Festival  Through Sept. 2
Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing!
10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach
(949) 494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Huntington Beach Concert Band Summer Series  Through Sept. 2 (Sundays)
Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this Huntington Beach tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups.
5pm / Thomas Ridley Central Park Bandstand
(714) 891-6856 / www.hbconcertband.org

Dana Point Concerts in the Park  Through Sept. 12 (Sundays)
Be sure to bring a blanket or low-back beach chair. A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934.
3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park / www.danapoint.org

La Habra Movies in the Park  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on Friday nights. Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club.
Dusk / See website for schedule. / www.lahabracity.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series  Through Oct. 12 (Fridays)
Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.
7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road / http://series.hyattconcerts.com

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series  Aug. 5 & 12
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Gourmet food trucks with be on-site.
5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park / www.cityofirvine.org

San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival  Aug. 12
Food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music, contests for all ages, a Salsa Challenge, arts & crafts show, kiddie area, exhibits, face painters and much more.
9am-7pm / Avenida Del Mar / www.scchamber.com

Brea Fest  Aug. 17
Talented live bands, outdoor dancing, a gallery exhibit and artist demonstrations, along with theatre performances. Over 35 area restaurants will provide food and beverage
samples with taste tickets being sold for only $3 each.
6:30-10pm / Brea Civic & Cultural Center
(714) 990-7771 / www.cityofbrea.net

Paws in the Park  Aug. 18
Bring your four-legged friends for a fun-filled day with activities for pets and humans alike. Pet-related vendor booths, an obstacle course, races and a pet fashion show.
10am-2pm / Stanton Central Park
(714) 379-9222 / www.ci.stanton.ca.us

Pacific Wine and Food Classic  Aug. 18-19
This all-inclusive event offers incredible food from our top local chefs, wines, beers and premium cocktails on the sand.
2-5pm / Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina / www.pacificwineandfood.com

Plum Festival  Aug. 19
This is a fun family day to celebrate with your family and friends. Live music, carnival games, face painting, plum cakes, plum crepes, Berliners, BBQ kitchen and Wiener Dog races. Free admission!
2-6pm / Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Mission Viejo Restaurant Week  Aug. 20-26
No passes, tickets or coupons are required for this scrumptious event. Instead, diners may simply visit participating restaurants during the week to enjoy then restaurant options. See website for list of participating restaurants.
(949) 441-0602 / www.mvrestaurantweek.org

Wedgewood Aliso Viejo Summer Wedding Fair  Aug. 22
This fun event showcases the center’s vast amenities and gives couples and families the chance to tour the property, meet vendors, sample delectable appetizers and entrees, toast with drinks and play wedding games.
6-8:30pm / Aliso Viejo Center
(949) 425-2555 / www.cityofalisoviejo.com

One Spirit Many Souls Dance & Music Festival  Aug. 25
Guest artists, international dancers, food, craft vendors. Kamakani Komohana Organization is a 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to the preservation and education of Polynesian
culture, dance, and music.
2-7pm / Old World Village, Huntington Beach
(714) 895-8020 / www.oldworld.ws

Splash-In Movie & Recreation  Aug. 25
Grab your swimsuit, floatie and family, and come on down to the pool for a movie. Swim and float in the pool while Secret Life of Pets plays on the big screen. Lifeguards will be on duty. Recreation swim fee is $2 per child and $4 per adult.
6:30pm / William J. Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, Irvine
(949) 724-6717 / www.cityofirvine.org

Barks & Brews Fundraiser  Aug. 25
Celebrate National Dog Day with Outlets at San Clemente and Pet Project Foundation. Sniff, schmooze and sip craft beer and enjoy the following activities: Doggy Costume
Contest with prizes, craft beer & cocktail tastings, photo booths, food truck, live entertainment, free treats, dog-friendly vendors, face painting & balloon animals.
4-7pm / San Clemente Outlets
(949) 492-1617 / www.petprojectfoundation.org

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo  Aug. 25-26
Proclaimed as the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this year’s Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding.
30753 La Pata Road, SJC / www.rmvrodeo.com

Senior Fitness Expo  Aug. 31
This free event will include health screenings, nutrition information, demonstrations and a wide variety of the latest health and fitness products.
Noon / Rancho Senior Center, Irvine
(949) 724-6800 / www.cityofirvine.org