Check Out The Best Orange County Things To Do In June

The Sawdust Art Festival

From celebrity chef tastings, to exotic car auctions, to art festivals, musicals and more, find the best Orange County things to do in our June 2014 roundup of Orange County events.

Newport Beach Jazz Festival
May 30-June 1. Grab your friends and family for three days of jazz, soul and R&B music with artists Mindi Abair & Friends kicking off the festival on Friday. The legendary Chaka Khan, Brian McKnight, Dave Koz & Friends, Jazz Attack and more continue the festivities on Saturday and Sunday. Soak up the sun, indulge in great food and drink and let the music move your feet. $60-$100. Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, 1107 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, 949.360.7800.

Laguna Open at The Deck
June 7-8. Watch all the action of the men’s volleyball tournaments on Main Beach then head over to The Deck at sundown for the Players Lounge After Party. Mingle post-tournament in their luxurious beachside bungalows for a chance to meet the competing athletes while savoring food, cocktails and music. Tournament at 10 a.m; party at sundown. $10. Limited space. 627 Sleepy Hollow Lane, Laguna Beach, 949.494.6700.

Taste of the Nation at Montage Laguna Beach
June 8. Join a handful of celebrity chefs as they come together to prepare fresh farm-to-table delicacies to further Share Our Strength’s mission to end childhood hunger. Enjoy an afternoon of delectable dishes, wine, signature cocktails and picturesque panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean as well as a silent and live auction and entertainment by local band The Kalama Brothers. Chefs include Craig Strong of Studio at The Montage, Ludo Lefebvre from Trois Mec Los Angeles, Alan Wong from Alan Wong’s Restaurants Hawaii, Nina Compton of Scarpetta at Fountainbleau Miami, Alan Greeley of The Golden Truffle, Brian Huskey of Picca, Mo-chica and Paiche Los Angeles and more. 4-7 p.m. $200-$275. 30801 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach,

Russo & Steele Auto Show and Auction
June 18-21. View some of the most sought-after cars in the world including European sports cars, hot rods, American muscle vehicles and custom autos. More than 400 cars will be on display with the auction in the round, allowing for a theatrical experience. Preview begins at 10 a.m. each day and the auction starts at noon. $20. Auction participants should register in advance. Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, 949.729.3863.

George Lopez at Honda Center
Jun. 21. Laugh hysterically as the multi-talented star performs in Orange County for one night for his Listen to My Face Tour. Known for his standup comedy and current television show Saint George, the comedian promises an evening of pure entertainment. For mature audiences only. 8 p.m. $49.50-$69.50. 2695 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.940.2900.

Jersey Boys
Opens June 24. Relive the story of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons and see how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. You’ll be singing along to all their hits such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” $29-$109. Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.556.2787.

Golden Chef Series for The Golden Foodie Awards
June 24. Join Chef Greg Daniels from Haven Gastropub and Chef Yvon Goetz from The Winery Restaurant & Bar as they demonstrate how to prepare their signature dishes. Sample bites, sweets and wines while watching the chefs in action. $20. 6-7:30 p.m. Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom, 151 Kalmus Drive, Costa Mesa,

Biergarten Pop-Up Dinner
June 26. Join Executive Chef Ashley Santo Domingo and Pastry Chef Robert LeSage for their second pop-up dinner at Franciscan Gardens. The dinner will showcase a six-course German-inspired meal with a 24 Carrots twist such as an interactive hot pretzel station, beer braised crispy pork belly and apple streudel paired with housemade beer ice cream floats. Each course will be thoughtfully paired with beers from Ballast Point Brewery in San Diego.  7-10 p.m. $100; 10% of ticket sales benefit Share Our Selves charity. Advance purchase required. 31815 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano,

Tiki 101 at The Mixing Glass
June 26.  Join Kelly Merrell of Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar to learn the history of true tiki cocktails while enjoying a three-part rum flight and a chance to try your hand at concocting one of the most fundamental tiki drinks. Grab your grass skirts and coconut shells before heading over to enter the costume contest. $60; limited space, reserve your spot early. 10% of ticket sales benefit Inspire Artistic Minds. 7-9 p.m. OC Mix, 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.975.9952.

Sawdust Art Festival
Opens June 27. Shop along sawdust-covered paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship, all created in Laguna Beach. 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, 949.494.3030. sawdust

A Taste of Greece Festival
June 27-29. Enjoy a fun-filled festival for the whole family with Greek food, dancing, wine tasting, live music, cooking demonstrations, carnival rides and more. $3 or click link for free admission for WHERE readers. Free parking with complimentary shuttle service. Fri 5-10 p.m.; Sat 12-10 p.m.; Su 12-9 p.m. St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine,

Vintage & Handmade Marketplace
June 28. Shop for amazing antiques and one-of-a-kind-finds as vendors showcase shabby chic, rustic, refurbished and romantic hand made items. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 1720 Adams Ave., Costa Mesa, 714.486.8049.

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