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.
Wild West weekend of live action shows, great bluegrass, rock’n blues music, local arts & crafts, yummy eats, silly contests, family activities & more! The Silverado Country Fair debuted in 1970 as a way to help bring the community together after disasters and to raise money for families. This tradition is continuing into it's 49th year!
For nearly two decades, Family Arts Day has welcomed hundreds of participants into the Art Center’s galleries, studios, and parking lot to share in a day of exploration, art making, and fun! Professional artists lead over 10 unique, hands-on art projects in this intergenerational event. Children and their families will learn together, sharing the benefits of creative development and play.
Again this year, the fun extends into Triangle Park where approximately 75 artist booths will be set up for Huntington Beach’s very own fine arts and crafts fair, Art in the Park. Live music and food and beverage vendors will enhance this art experience, guaranteeing a delightful afternoon in our downtown HB neighborhood for all.
Legendary actor, dancer, director and choreographer Gene Kelly brought astonishing grace and athleticism to the big screen – yet we know little about him. Patricia Ward Kelly – his wife and biographer presents an intimate portrait of this dynamic and innovative artist who created some of the most memorable and iconic scenes in film history. This unique one-woman performance combines rare and familiar film clips, previously unreleased recordings, personal memorabilia, and insights culled from Kelly’s hours of interviews and conversations with her husband.
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
Labor Day Weekend featuring The Troubadour Experience--Tribute to George Strait, and Blown Away--Tribute to Carrie Underwood. Amanda Kate Ferris and The Arnie Newman Band will be releasing their new original songs this evening also. The event is all ages with doors at 430. Kerry Kick will be providing dance lessons!! Go to newportdunes.com and reserve your camping spot for your RV or tent or you can stay in one of the beach cottages available at Newport Dunes.
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.
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.
The California Poppy Festival™ kicks off spring in the Antelope Valley with a glorious array of celebrated performers, unrivaled events, and mouth-watering delicacies designed to delight, enchant and amuse people of all ages. Join us for two days of music, art, food and fun celebrating the state flower of California and the appearance of poppies in the Antelope Valley!
Set a course for full STEAM ahead to OC Fair’s Imaginology, April 12-14, 2019, where science, technology, engineering, art and math come alive in the most fun and exciting ways. Friday (12-3pm), Saturday (10-3pm), Sunday (10-3pm). Come join us for activities, games and take photos with your favorite characters. We will also have a panel that teaches kids about cosplay.
The saying goes “April showers bring May flowers” but in our case it really should be “January showers lead to flowers in February, March and April.” Come explore the bluffs above Upper Newport Bay and learn about all the different wildflowers which grow there.
The public is encouraged to get outdoors and enjoy the magic of wildflower season. With 7-day self-guided access, the City of Newport Beach’s Buck Gully Reserve and the City of Irvine’s Bommer Canyon are a great place to start your wildflower adventure. Just be sure to stay on the trails and leave the wildflowers where you find them. Irvine Ranch Conservancy also offers a full calendar of guided activities and events designed to explore the wildflowers on the open spaces this spring.
The British are coming!
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park, behind the library. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country's finest living history presenters. Spain's role in the independence of the United States was part of its dispute over colonial supremacy with the Kingdom of Great Britain. Spain declared war on Britain as an ally of France, itself an ally of the American colonies, and provided supplies and munitions to the American forces. Come by our tent and learn more! As always these events are absolutely free to the public.
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ScotsFestival honors nearly fifty Scottish clans & vendors throughout the weekend with professional and amateur competitions in piping, drumming, massed bands, darts, Highland dancing, and the brand new North American Professional Highland athletics. With falconry, sheep herding and a large array of other activities, guests will have culture at every turn!
The Mission will host Capistrano Lights 2018: a nightly tree lighting at 5:00 p.m. The Mission’s new nightly lighting and music program will be held from December 2 through January 6, 2019. Guests must be on the grounds before closing at 5 p.m. to enjoy the lighting experience. After the Mission closes, guests can take their complimentary downtown San Juan Capistrano map and discover the historic downtown district with plenty of holiday shopping, dining, and wine tasting all season long.
Casa Romantica will showcase some of the most significant holdings of The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine in Casa Romantica’s stunning Spanish Revival exhibition space and cultural center by the sea. The Idle Hour captures the beauty of the Southern California landscape as it was painted by the West Coast’s most renowned plein air artists between 1850 and 1930, and includes works by Joseph Kleitsch, Colin Campbell Cooper, Arthur Rider, Franz Bischoff, Granville Redmond, and Laguna Art Museum co-founder Anna Hill.
FREE TO THE PUBLIC - The Idle Hour: The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine curated by Berenika Schmitz. The exhibition, which is on view from November 9, 2018 through March 10, 2019, is a prominent collection of California Impressionist art. Among The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, select works will be hung at Casa Romantica featuring still-lifes, landscapes and human subjects. Some of the exhibition’s highlights include works from Joseph Kleitsche, Colin Campbell, Aurthur Rider, Franz Bischoff and John Rich.
Join us for Halloween fun at the OC Zoo! Activities include trick-or-treating*, spooky kids crafts, a scavenger hunt, and fun games! (children ages 12 & under)
The first 100 children (ages 12 & under) in costume will receive a free gift!
Come see the zoo animals receive treat-filled pumpkins throughout the day!
Ghostly bubbles, fizzing eyeballs, and glowing slime are just a few of the experiments brewing in our labs during this family friendly Halloween event. Come in your favorite costume as you trick or treat through the Mad Scientist's open labs and meet some animals that might make you go "eek!"
Prehistoric OC is a free event that invites families to explore the prehistoric history of Orange County. Fun and educational activities and information to the public about Orange County’s rich history, prehistory, and Native American culture with activities, fossils, and artifacts. Families can enjoy hands on activities, watch volcano demonstrations by the Geology Department from CSUF, examine fossils and artifacts, learn about Native American culture, and check out the Junior Scientist camp for educational crafts. Event and parking are free.
Immerse yourself in a real Italian Renaissance Faire complete with special sword demonstrations, interactive gallery experiences, face painting, musical performances, and fun for the whole family. Featuring Chivalry Today and Courtly Noyse!
Bring your team to the 57th Annual Sandcastle Contest and have a chance to be recognized, win cash prizes and have a great day at the beach! This year’s theme is “Have a Ball!”
This long-running event is presented by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce and attracts thousands of spectators and contest participants ranging from seasoned professionals to first–timers. Get your team together – family, friends, work, church or school group – sign up or come to the beach to watch. Event participants receive a free T-Shirt.
Acorn Day returns to O’Neill Regional Park! This free, familyfriendly day of excitement and learning offers activities for every age including free crafts for kids, a live butterfly enclosure, active games, face painting, live music and introductory ukulele lessons, nature and animal exhibits, very special storytelling sessions with painting on water, acorn and oak tree planting and much more for the the entire family!
Founded in 1998 by a group of Irvine residents to help promote understanding and build harmony within Irvine’s many diverse cultures, the day-long Global Village Festival is now Irvine’s signature event, featuring more than 100 performances on five stages; international cuisine and food from more than 50 restaurants; an international marketplace filled with unique crafts and textiles; interactive, educational and entertaining cultural displays, demonstrations, and performances; and an international village just for kids.
More than 40 local restaurants and gourmet food trucks serve up samples of regional and international specialties from boba smoothies, miso soup, falafel, Mexican fusion tacos and German pretzels to Japanese dumplings, Hawaiian shaved ice and the all-American bacon-wrapped hot dog. Please be prepared with cash for food and beverage purchases.
Guacamole contest | Arts & crafts | Pony rides | Face painting | Petting zoo | Shopping | Great food | Health/safety information | Gardening workshops | Historical exhibits
This is a FREE event for the public to enjoy the celebration of the Home of the Hass Avocado.
In 1936, the first Solvang Danish Days festival emerged in honor of the village’s 25th anniversary. Ever since, Danish Days celebrates Solvang’s heritage with authentic food, music, dancing, parades, live entertainment and family activities.
This event has grown and grown and now close to 5000 guests of all ages come out for this fun evening under the oak trees and stars. It is important to us that this event remain free to our guests and without the generous donations from our sponsors we would not be able to accomplish that. Located at the beautiful Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at SJC guests can dance to local band the Kelly Family on the largest outdoor dance floor in Orange County, have dinner hosted by local food trucks, shop with our vendors, or support the evening through the raffle and silent auction.
Great friends off stage and on, Liza and Michael come to Segerstrom Center to reminisce about her legendary career, with conversation, clips from her many iconic films and songs.