Orange County Events

Pirate Coast Paddling Glow Tours Pirate Coast Paddling Glow Tours
Jun. 16, 2017 - Sep. 3, 2017

Spend your summer evenings on an LED light-adorned paddleboard or kayak at the bay. Pirate Coast Paddle Co. leads nighttime adventures on Friday and Saturday nights through Labor Day. See marine life only visible at night on this unique excursion. Enjoy cocktails and dinner at Back Bay Bistro afterwards.

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.

Movies on the Beach Movies on the Beach
Jul. 1, 2017 - Jul. 29, 2017

Start your weekend festivities with a family movie night at the beach! Bring your own blankets, chairs and jackets and cuddle up for featured flicks like Captain America: Civil War, The Princess Bride, The Iron Giant and more on the big screen. Arrive early and stop by the all new Bay Café on the beach for a new seasonal menu of summer bites and refreshments.

Pageant of the Masters Pageant of the Masters
Jul. 7, 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.

Orange County Fair Orange County Fair
Jul. 14, 2017 - Aug. 13, 2017

Indulge in a little bit of deep-fried everything at the Orange County Fair. Bring the whole family and enjoy action sports (rodeo, BMX, pig racing), tribute bands in the Hangar, carnival with rides, La Grande Wheel, livestock competitions, agricultural displays, petting zoo, wine tasting and of course—fried food galore. Concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre include artists such as The Wailers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Band Perry, Rebelution and more.

John Mayer John Mayer
Jul. 25, 2017

John Mayer’s The Search For Everything world tour lands him at the Honda Center in Anaheim this July. Expect full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer trio sets of music. Hear songs such as “Still Feel Like Your Man,” “Emoji of a Wave,” “Helpless” and more.

OC Meets Napa and Mexico OC Meets Napa and Mexico
Jul. 29, 2017

Celebrate Latino influence in Orange County with a festival of food, wine, live entertainment, activities and more. Latino chefs and Latino vintners and wine makers from Napa and Baja will come together and offer up some of their best bites and sips. Over 60 top Orange County restaurants will participate.

VANS U.S. Open of Surfing VANS U.S. Open of Surfing
Jul. 29, 2017 - Aug. 6, 2017

Bring your sunscreen and spend the week in Huntington Beach for the worlds largest pro surfing competition. In addition to seeing some of the world’s most respected surf, skate and BMX professionals, events include a beach-lifestyle festival, skate and BMX events, autograph signings and community movie nights.

Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey
Jul. 30, 2017

Multiplatinum-selling artists and multiple Grammy Award winners Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey are touring together for the first time. Some of Richie’s mega hits include “Endless Love,” “All Night Long,” and “We Are the World.” Carey, the best-selling female artist of all time with 220 million records sold, has written all but one of her 18 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles. Among them are “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Hero,” and “We Belong Together.”

Lobsterfest Newport Beach Lobsterfest Newport Beach
Aug. 6, 2017

Roll up your sleeves for the 9th annual Lobsterfest at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. Live Maine lobster is flown in fresh on the morning of the event and prepared on-site alongside a buffet that includes tri-tip, corn on the cob, salads and dessert. Purchase a VIP ticket to enjoy all-you-can-eat lobster, complimentary wine, live entertainment, valet parking and reserved seating. Special activities for kids will be provided by Camp James.