Carlsbad Flower Fields
Mar. 1, 2017 - May. 30, 2017
Roam among 50 spectacular acres of blooming ranunculus flower bulbs during this annual salute to spring. (April is ideal to see the blooms at their peak).
New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei
Mar. 12, 2017 - Aug. 20, 2017
New Frontiers: The Many Worlds of George Takei, the exhibit at the Japanese American National Museum explores the life and career of pioneering actor, activist, and social media icon George Takei. By examining Takei’s diverse experiences and achievements, this entertaining exhibition creates a portrait of a unique individual while offering an innovative means of engaging with the social history of America. New Frontiers is curated by noted author, journalist, and cultural critic Jeff Yang. (Artwork by Jamie Noguchi.)
The Monster Builder
May. 5, 2017 - Jun. 4, 2017
Laugh along with this outrageous comedy about the world’s most celebrated architect and a peculiar project he’s embarked on. See website for showtimes.
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
May. 19, 2017 - Jun. 4, 2017
Relive a childhood favorite—a hilarious tale of sibling rivalry—with the stage adaption of Judy Bloom’s book, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.
Garden Grove Strawberry Festival
May. 26, 2017 - May. 29, 2017
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at the 59th annual Garden Grove Strawberry Festival. Festivities include a giant strawberry cake cutting ceremony, a Strawberry Stomp 5K Run, a VIP Celebrity Breakfast and much more. A parade will feature floats, bands, equestrians and characters like Knott’s Berry Farm’s Snoopy. Enjoy over 35 carnival rides, contests, games and more. See website for full schedule of events.
Newport Beach Beerfest
May. 27, 2017
Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with unlimited tastes of more than 150 of the best craft beer, wine and spirits available. Find more than 60 participating breweries on hand, including Stone Brewing Co., Bootlegger’s Brewery, Hangar 24, Valiant Brewing Company and Left Coast Brewing Co. Beyond unlimited tastes of craft beer, wine and spirits, enjoy a food truck tasting village featuring 15 local food trucks including Bacon Nation, Rain Cajun, Mess Hall, Eat em Up and Mexico Calbi to name a few. Enjoy live entertainment by The Black Eyed Tease paying tribute to The Black Eyed Peas with chart-topping hits, No Duh, the renowned No Doubt tribute band and Bass Punks spinning the ultimate party mix to get you on the dance floor.
Scottish Fest USA
May. 27, 2017 - May. 28, 2017
Experience Southern California’s largest Scottish and Celtic festival. Indulge your senses to the sounds of bagpipes and drums, the flavors and smells of authentic Celtic foods and the sights of traditional kilts, dancing competitions and more. Take the opportunity this Memorial Day weekend to honor and give thanks to the men and women of the military with a memorial service on Sunday morning.
Boots on the Beach: Nashville Meets Newport
May. 28, 2017
Grab your cowboy hats and dancing boots for the 2nd annual country fest at The Newport Dunes. Enjoy craft beer tasting and BBQ all evening long and listen to live music from PicklebackShine, Southern California’s premier top 40 country cover band. The Kelley Boys will be teaching you all the right moves—learn to line dance, the Electric Slide, The Two Step, the Cowboy Cha Cha and more.
May. 28, 2017 - Jun. 11, 2017
See the exciting story of a former Secret Service agent hired to protect a superstar from a stalker. Enjoy classic tunes like “Saving All my Love,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and the huge hit, “I Will Always Love You.”
LA Times' Food Bowl at SOCO and The OC Mix
May. 30, 2017
Meet the Chefs and culinary experts at SOCO and The OC Mix for the event LA Times’ Food Bowl. Enjoy Chef Talks, where you may ask questions to SOCO’s extraordinary culinary crafters, taste their creations, and then stay for dinner at any of SOCO’s award winning restaurants. Live entertainment.
Taste of Gaslamp 2017
Jun. 17, 2017
Over 25 Gaslamp Quarter restaurants will be featured with their house specialties, with restaurants like Barleymash, Spike Africa, and The Field, just to name a few. The 23rd Annual Taste this year is especially exciting since guests will have the opportunity to taste 25+ veteran restaurants that have carved out their place in San Diego’s culinary bedrock, then end the evening at the Altitude Bar with a complimentary brew taking in one of the best views of San Diego.
Jun. 30, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017
Discover 125 distinguished artists at Laguna’s fine art summer destination. See an exciting variety of two- and three-dimensional art including oils, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, pencil, mixed media, photography, sculpture, jewelry, glass, wood, gourds and ceramics. Enjoy artist demonstrations, daily adult art workshops, live entertainment and the outdoor cuisine of Tivoli Too! conveniently located on the grounds.
Jun. 30, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017
See works by 200 Laguna Beach artists—glass, painting, jewelry, ceramics, clothing and textiles, sculpture, scrimshaw, photography—plus demos, kids activities, outdoor cafes and live music in eucalyptus grove.
Pageant of the Masters
Jul. 5, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2017
Arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world, you will be amazed by 90 minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”). In the incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, real people pose to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. This summer’s production is themed The Grand Tour A live narrator guides you through the story of each living picture accompanied by a full orchestra.