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Sawdust Festival
Jun
28
to Sep 1

Sawdust Festival

Art enthusiasts, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since our beginning in 1966 for our mix of fine art and craft. Media include hand-blown and fused glass, painting, jewelry, surf art, ceramics, clothing and textiles, wood and metal sculpture, scrimshaw, photography, and so much more.

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The Museum of Weed
Aug
3
to Sep 29

The Museum of Weed

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The Weedmaps Museum of Weed takes visitors through the storied history of cannabis by moving through the many varied locations and time periods where it has typically - or stereotypically - been consumed. Here, we celebrate the victories and shed light on the most damning moments through the last century. This 30,000 sqft experience features seven immersive exhibits, art installations, artifacts, a plant lab, museum store, café, and more.

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L.A. County Fair
Aug
30
to Sep 22

L.A. County Fair

Celebrate decades of cultural phenomena as the 2019 LA County Fair Goes Pop! From art to clothes to technology and toys, the Fair takes a deep dive into Pop Culture, with a spotlight on LA’s subculture. Immerse yourself in delights, décor and doohickeys from the 1950s on – frozen dinners, Elvis the Pelvis, the squawk box, space flight, disco, Andy Warhol, electric cars and phones made for yapping that also set the toes a tappin’. The Fair is where nostalgia and relevancy collide!

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Orange International Street Fair
Aug
30
to Sep 1

Orange International Street Fair

Lot’s of Food from around the world, Lot’s of ice cold beer, Lot’s of music…Live music from around the world. Vendor booths and Tchotchke. Sponsored by the Saltwater Creek Band (pictured).

In 1973, The City of Orange was looking for ideas to celebrate its one hundredth year. Inspired by the Orange Street Fair of 1910 it was decided that for their centennial celebration, Orange would have the Orange International Street Fair (OISF). The Fair was so successful that it has become an annual tradition during Labor Day weekend. The Fair is located near Plaza Park in the historic downtown district.

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Tall Ships Festival
Sep
6
to Sep 8

Tall Ships Festival

Friday, September 6: 
Cannon Battles: 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sails ‘n Ales Night One 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm 

Saturday, September 7: 
Breakfast with a Mermaid 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Cannon Battles 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Sails ‘n Ales Night Two 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Sunday, September 8: 
Breakfast with a Mermaid 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Festival 10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Cannon Battles 4:30 pm to 8:30 pm

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Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show
Sep
22
10:00 AM10:00

Dana Point Lantern District Car & Motorcycle Show

 Held on Del Prado between Violet Lantern and the PCH/Del Prado Archway, this event will feature hundreds of custom and classic cars, a motorcycle display, awards, great entertainment, food and more!  Come for the cars, stay for the great dining and shopping! 

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The Great Pacific Air Show
Oct
4
to Oct 6

The Great Pacific Air Show

Every fall The Great Pacific Airshow attracts people from all corners of the globe to the pristine beaches of Huntington Beach, California to experience the best airshow the United States has to offer. The Great Pacific Airshow provides viewers with an avenue to celebrate patriotism, adventure, and technology through the dozens of airborne performers and their incredible acrobatic feats. Produced by Huntington Beach-based creative + production agency Code Four, The Great Pacific Airshow is a family-friendly, inspiring event that thrills people of all ages.

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Water Lantern Festival - Dana Point
Oct
5
3:30 PM15:30

Water Lantern Festival - Dana Point

Experience the beauty as thousands of lights illuminate the water at the first-ever 1000 Lights Water Lantern Festival at Dana Point Harbor, in partnership with Dana Point Harbor Partners.
Enjoy local food, music, and entertainment prior to the lantern launch at sunset. Kids are free.

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Lobsterfest at Newport Beach
Aug
11
2:00 PM14:00

Lobsterfest at Newport Beach

The Lobsterfest at Newport Beach is a celebration of summer designed for fun, entertainment and most importantly to raise funds for deserving charities. Whole Maine lobster from Anderson Seafoods along with NY Strip Steak, red potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, Summer salad, freshly baked rolls, and dessert.
​Proceeds from the Lobsterfest provide needed scholarships for Leadership Tomorrow candidates and Fund-A-Wish for the Orange County and Inland Empire Make-A-Wish-Foundation.

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San Clemente Ocean Festival
Jul
20
to Jul 21

San Clemente Ocean Festival

What started out as an Orange County Lifeguard competition has morphed into a multi-faceted event drawing contestants from around the world. Relay Races, Dory Races, International Iron Man, Paddle board rescue relay, Dolphin Dash for kids, Groms Rule surf contest, 5K Run, Biathlon, Ocean swimming races, Sand-sculpting Competition, Woodies Show, and believe it or not…SO MUCH MORE!

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Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Laguna Beach 4th of July Fireworks

The City fireworks show will originate from Monument Point at Heisler Park. The Monument Point area will be closed all day on the 4th of July. Beginning at approximately 5 p.m., the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine Street will be closed to the public to allow for fireworks preparation. City trolleys will operate under a modified schedule, the Coastal Route will run from 9:30am to 7pm and Canyon Route from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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Fullerton 4th of July Firework Show - FREE
Jul
4
5:00 PM17:00

Fullerton 4th of July Firework Show - FREE

The City of Fullerton's annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fullerton Union High School Softball Fields, located on Lemon Street, between Berkeley and Chapman.  Admission is free. Face painting, bounce houses, a caricature artist, and a stilt walker. NOMINAL FEES MAY APPLY for activities (Approximately $2 to $5).   Live music by James Intveld. Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

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Irvine  Fourth of July
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Irvine Fourth of July

Featuring:

  • Live music by the Derek Bordeaux Group

  • Professional Field Entertainers with Field Games and Activities

  • Bounce Houses

  • Raffle with Prizes

  • Gourmet Food Trucks (food available for purchase)

Enjoy a Pyro Musical sky concert & Fireworks extravaganza by Pyro Spectaculars. Blankets & Lawn chairs recommended for seating on the football field. Bleacher seats will be available. EZ-Ups will be permitted, no stakes or any objects may penetrate the turf! 

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Queen Mary's All American Fourth of July Celebration
Jul
4
3:00 PM15:00

Queen Mary's All American Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day aboard the historic RMS Queen Mary with an action-packed day fit for the entire family. Celebrations at the All-American 4th of July will include live entertainment, family-friendly activities and carnival games, delicious food, spectacular drinks from multiple bars, vintage aircraft flyover, and more on Thursday, July 4 from 3 - 10 p.m. The red, white and blue festival will be a ship-wide celebration, culminating with one of SoCal’s top 4th of July fireworks displays above one of America’s “shining seas.”

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Independence Day on the Back Bay
Jul
4
2:30 PM14:30

Independence Day on the Back Bay

Join us for our historic 4th of July annual INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THE BAY celebration, with special performances by the World’s Greatest Journey Tribute — DSB, and other guests! Come early to set up your spot on the beach for the largest and most spectacular pyrotechnic fireworks show in Orange County, sponsored by the City of Newport Beach! Bring your beach chairs and umbrellas for a fun day in the sun with live entertainment, food trucks, and a full bar.

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Mission Viejo Street Faire and Firework Show
Jul
4
12:00 PM12:00

Mission Viejo Street Faire and Firework Show

Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular on Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda.  Live entertainment on the Main Stage and youth bands performing on our Freedom Stage.  There will be rides for the kiddies to enjoy. Food and Game Booths operated by local service groups will be available to delight your taste buds and bring fun and laughter to the little ones. Admission is FREE with tickets being sold for games and rides. For your convenience, a free shuttle will operate from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The sky will sparkle at 9:00 PM for the fireworks spectacular. If you and your family would like to volunteer for this exciting event, please call 949-830-7066.

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Aliso Viejo 4th of July
Jul
4
9:00 AM09:00

Aliso Viejo 4th of July

Bike parade begins at 9 am at Grand Avenue and travels down Aliso Viejo Parkway to the lawn next to 26800 Aliso Viejo Parkway for a free community festival featuring carnival games, giant slide, obstacle course, rock wall, face painting, a DJ & game master!

Parade participants are encouraged to decorate bikes, scooters, wagons and strollers, and all dogs must be leashed. Street closures are planned from 8 am to noon that day: Aliso Viejo Parkway between Pacific Park and Vantis with event parking access from Pacific Park Drive only Grand between Wood Canyon and Vantis.

For more information, contact 949-425-2550

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4th of July Red, White & Blue or Brew Run
Jul
4
8:00 AM08:00

4th of July Red, White & Blue or Brew Run

This race is your freedom run…It’s a Red, White, & Blue custom cast medal, a patriotic event shirt, the a freedom feeling vibe, stage entertainment, games, music & BLING.  The coolest finisher medals and age group awards. Angels Memorabilia randomly raffled. 

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Ladera Ranch All Day 4th of July Celebration
Jul
4
7:00 AM07:00

Ladera Ranch All Day 4th of July Celebration

Known for one of the best fireworks displays in South Orange County.
7:00 a.m.  10K Freedom Run
7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast
8:30 a.m. 5K Freedom Run
9:30 a.m. 1K Kids' Firecracker Dash
10:30 a.m. Community Parade
3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Games & Activities
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Food/Concession Sales
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Teen Zone
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Concert (Vanity Fair - Top 40)
Dark - Fireworks

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Laguna Niguel 5K 10K, Pancake Breakfast, Live Concert, and Firework Show
Jul
4
7:00 AM07:00

Laguna Niguel 5K 10K, Pancake Breakfast, Live Concert, and Firework Show

5K run/walk, 10K run, dog walk, and children's races with proceeds benefiting the Y's scholarship program. Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce, Live concert and firework show. Spend your entire day in Laguna Niguel and have a blast.

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Independence Day Fest & Fireworks
Jul
3
5:00 PM17:00

Independence Day Fest & Fireworks

This Independence Day community celebration includes a pyrotechnics show, live music by the Tijuana Dogs and Moxy Anne, kids bounce house, family-friendly activities, community booths, Heroes Hall, Centennial Farm and more.  Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs, and blanket and enjoy a fun-filled day with family and friends! Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Glass containers and bottles are prohibited. No hard-sided coolers or outside alcohol permitted.

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San Diego Scottish Highland & Games
Jun
22
to Jun 23

San Diego Scottish Highland & Games

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46th annual San Diego Scottish Highland Games & Gathering of the Clans! Enjoy the Highland Athletics, Sheepdog Trials, Highland Dancing, Pipe & Drum competitions, live music at the beer garden, world class vendors, Scottish clan history, and more!

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The Odd-Essy - Casa Romantica
Jun
6
to Jun 7

The Odd-Essy - Casa Romantica

Comedy, music, and fun! Take a wild ride with the Troubies as you sail the Greek seas with the cast of “The Odd-Essy,” a hilarious spin on the classic Greek drama. Backstage West calls Troubadour Theater Company’s performances “pure enjoyment that catches adults and small children laughing at the same jokes.” LA Times chimes in: “The Troubies [presented]…an astounding and exhausting evening of helpless laughter.”

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First Thursday Art Walk - Laguna Beach
Jun
6
5:00 PM17:00

First Thursday Art Walk - Laguna Beach

First Thursdays Art Walk Laguna Beach celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public with participation by more than 30 member galleries.
The museum offers free admission from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and docents are available for tours.
On June 6, enjoy a live performance by classical guitarist Nicholas Yrizarry.
Now on view, "Self-Help Graphics, 1983-1991" highlights a selection of prints from the East LA printmaking workshop and arts center that emerged from the Chicano movement of the 1960s.

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Street Fair & Chili Cook Off
Jun
2
11:00 AM11:00

Street Fair & Chili Cook Off

The 35th Annual Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off will held in Old Town Tustin. Craft booths, Carnival Attractions, Entertainment, Family friendly contests, Family plaza, Kids area, Music, Salsa competitions, Wine and beer booths, World's largest one-day Chili Cook-Off.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
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Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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Balboa Island Artwalk
May
19
9:00 AM09:00

Balboa Island Artwalk

Over a Mile of Art & Live Music! The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island's summer season. The 25th Annual Balboa Island Artwalk will take place along the South Bay front Promenade. Admission is free. This fine art show features 90 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on six stages along the walk.

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Battle of the Mariachis
May
18
9:30 AM09:30

Battle of the Mariachis

Mission San Juan Capistrano, with the generous support of the Thomas J. and Erma Jean Tracy Family Foundation, is proud to present the Fifteenth Annual Battle of the Mariachis Festival. Join us in the beautiful Mission Courtyard for this highly-anticipated celebration of talent, interpretation and inspiration of Mariachi music.

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Joshua Tree Music Festival
May
16
to May 19

Joshua Tree Music Festival

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A growing family of music and art lovers convene in the Mojave desert twice a year - each May and October. This 4 day event features continuous live music, yoga from sunrise to sunset, kids activities, magical visual arts, healthy food options, inspiring play-shops, world market, Astronomy Theater + so much more. Leave inspired, rejuvenated, refreshed and full of LOVE.

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Waterfron Cook-Off
May
11
12:00 PM12:00

Waterfron Cook-Off

head over to the Queen Mary Events Park for an all-new food festival and afternoon of family fun. Sample tastings from over 50 of the best BBQ and Chili masters around, all competing to win state championship prizes and YOUR vote in the People’s Choice Awards. Enjoy the DJ’s spinning, lawn games such as corn hole and horse shoe toss, eating contests, and more at Waterfront Cook-Off! 

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
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Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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CA Wine Festival
Apr
26
to Apr 27

CA Wine Festival

Wine, food, music, sea and sun. These elements create the quintessential wine tasting experience at the California Wine Festival – Orange County in Dana Point. At this sunny seaside setting, California’s best wineries pour hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the region’s top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view. Experience one of the California’s most popular wine festivals.

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Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Downtown Santa Ana Artwalk - First Saturday of every month

  • pin Downtown Santa Ana 200 N Main St, Santa Ana, California 92701 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Have a great time exploring DTSA First Saturday Artwalk! Downtown Santa Ana will be full of energy with art vendors and live music setup on the Artists Village Promenade, Calle Cuatro Plaza Night Market, Spurgeon Paseo Dancing in the Streets, Artwalk Alleys and holiday celebrations throughout! Not to mention sourrounding restaurants and brewpubs.

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