Orange County Events


The Monster Builder 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 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 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 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 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 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.




The Bodyguard The Bodyguard
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 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.




Laguna Art-A-Fair Laguna Art-A-Fair
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.




Sawdust Festival Sawdust Festival
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 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.