There are events for Los Angeles & San Diego Counties below the Orange County events.
Orange County Events
Orange County Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
Vans U.S. Open of Surfing Thru Aug 6
One of the world’s top biggest contests also boasts top-flight skate and BMX competition. Even if you’re not an action sports devotee, the extensive merchandise area and people-watching opportunities are a draw.
Pageant of the Masters Thru Aug 31
The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (“living pictures”), incredibly faithful re-creations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. A live narrator serves as a guide through the story of each living picture accompanied by the music of a professional orchestra.
La Habra Corn Festival Aug 4-6
Food, Rides, Games, Music and fun for the whole family. Daytime or night time, anytime is the right time for fun at the La Habra Corn Festival. Meet Miss La Habra and her court when you purchase raffle tickets for a new Car or other great prizes. Enjoy hot buttery Corn on the Cob, great sandwiches, sweet warm Funnel Cakes and other tasty treats. Be sure to visit the new Corn Festival Marketplace
The 2017 Young Artist Project Aug 5
This is the only project of its kind that puts 8 strangers together with just 14 days to create, produce, and present an evening of original theatre, music, dance, film, and much more. Each year we find the best and brightest young performers, annually making The Young Artist Project a moving, thought provoking, entertaining evening of undiscovered talent.
The OC Fair Fun Run 5K Aug 6
The OC Fair Fun Run 5K takes place in conjunction with the OC Fair! Come for fun for the whole family with games, prizes and lots of fun!
Festival Runway Fashion Show Aug 12
The Festival of Arts is known for putting on truly unique and imaginative events, and this summer Festival artists are making fashion their medium at the “Festival Runway Fashion Show.” Just like TV’s Project Runway, see who’s IN and who’s OUT this year as Festival artists compete to create the most inspired couture using reclaimed, reused, or recycled materials. This fully produced runway show features celebrity hosts and judges.
San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival Aug 13
Held on scenic Ave. Del Mar, two main blocks of downtown San Clemente are dedicated to an entire day of FUN. Food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music throughout the day, contests for all ages, a Salsa Challenge, arts & crafts show, kiddie area, exhibits, face painters and much more.
Brea Fest Aug 18
Brea Fest features wonderful food from over 35 local restaurants and distributors, live music, theatre performances, gallery exhibits, live artist demonstrations, and free activities for kids. Local restaurants donate food to this annual community event that celebrates Brea’s Art Programs such as the Curtis Theatre, Brea Art Gallery, and Concerts in the Park.
Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest Aug 19
The 8th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club’s Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest is going to once again be the party at the beach you won’t want to miss this summer. Entry price includes steak, lobster & seafood dinner with no-host bar, live music from 2 bands and dancing under the stars!
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo Aug 26-27
This Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is good ol’ entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation. Proclaimed as the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this year’s Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding. You won’t want to miss this year’s excitement.
TheFitExpo™ Anaheim Aug 26-27
TheFitExpo™ Anaheim, presented by Bodybuilding.com, returns August 26-27, 2017 to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. This action-packed health and fitness weekend will offer a variety of events, such as fitness competitions, group exercise workouts, healthy eating demonstrations, and our ever-popular kids zone.
Los Angeles County Events
Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing
Poolside Cinema at Mr. C Beverly Hills Aug 1-22
Mr. C Beverly Hills is bringing back their Poolside Cinema series! Every Tuesday evening, from June 6 to August 22, you can visit the gorgeous yacht-inspired pool deck at the Italian-inspired hotel, where you’ll ensconce yourself in a lounge chair for a film and casual-yet-elevated food under the stars.
Angel City Brewery Avocado Festival 2017 Aug 5-6
What is green, soft, and treasured by almost everyone? The amazing avocado. With so many uses and ways to eat this delicious fruit, of course there is a festival dedicated to it. Celebrate the exquisite avocado at Angel Brewery’s Avocado Festival and do not miss out on the Avocado Ale.
Taste of Ecuador Food Festival 2017 Aug 6
The Ecuadorian Festival & Parade provides an outpouring of Ecuadorian culture, and thousands of people gather to soak it in. From authentic fare and vendors, to dancing and live music, the event has something everyone will enjoy.
Sundance Next Fest Aug 10-13
The action takes place at DTLA’s Ace Hotel. Catch one (or all) of the eight films at the Ace Hotel’s theatre for a taste of cutting-edge, bizarre and trendy new films. Beyond screenings, weekend highlights include movie and musical guest pairings, comedy pairings and a curated production of shorts, plus special guest talks with NEXT FEST filmmakers. Buy your tickets in advance, and expect to stay after the movie for exclusive panels.
Hamilton Aug 11 – Dec 2017
L.A. finally gets its shot at Broadway’s hottest ticket, Hamilton. The hip-hop historical hootenanny by Lin-Manuel Miranda (everything winner for In the Heights) uses several musical genres to craft a totally new and unexpected look at the Founding Fathers and the creation of America. The cast album won the Grammy and the off-Broadway production won eight Drama Desks (along with six other nominations), including Outstanding Musical, Music, Lyrics and Book (Miranda collecting each of the last three).
CatCon Aug 12-13
The self-dubbed Comic-Con for cat people comes to the Pasadena Convention Center with speakers, meet and greets, furniture, art, toys and clothing—For humans? Felines? Hopefully both. Expect a panel of feline-friendly speakers as well as meet and greets. Needless to say, we’ll be stalking the event’s every move.
BrunchCon at the Reef in DTLA Aug 12-13
Returning to The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles on August 12 and 13, this second edition of the lively breakfast-centric convention will feature a brand-new format that includes six open mimosa bars (along with other boozy brunch libations) and one tasting from each vendor — over 50 of them! You’ll enjoy food and drink from local restaurants, chefs, food trucks, stands, and tastemakers
Burbank Comedy Festival 2017 Aug 13-19
The Burbank Comedy Festival is a week-long showcase of stand-up comedy, industry panels, live podcasts and fun after parties all taking place throughout sunny and laid-back Burbank, California. Attendees can expect a lively mix of stand-up, improv and sketch comedy as well as live music and magic performances.
Echo Park Rising Aug 17-20
Celebrate LA’s burgeoning Eastside with a free music festival—what’s not to like? Echo Park Rising is back for its seventh year with over 100 handpicked local up-and-coming bands, comedians, film screenings and more. With venues ranging from the Echo and Stories Books & Cafe to Button Mash and the parking lot of TAIX French Restaurant, as well as various special discounts and sales at local businesses, this is always a neighborhood affair not to be missed.
Barnsdall Art Park’s Wine Tasting Nights Aug 18
Barnsdall Fridays returns to Barnsdall Art Park for the ninth year in a row, with evening tastings of boutique artisinal wines, along with food trucks, amazing food popups and music from KCRW DJ Marion Hodges. Silverlake Wine is providing the superior selection of wines, and the popups are from tasty local favorites like Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream and The Cheese Store of Silverlake. These wine events are the primary way that Barndsall Park raises funds for maintaining this beautiful public space, so keep in mind that the money you spend on your ticket is going to a great cause!
Long Beach BBQ Festival 2017 Aug 18-20
The Long Beach BBQ Festival gathers some of the best barbecue pitmasters from around the country to compete in its annual cook-off of grilled ribs, chicken, sausage, brisket, pulled pork and many other pit favorites. The festival features entertainment from live country bands and a great lineup of beer and wine producers from all over California. It provides fun for the whole family, hosting an arts and crafts exhibit as well as a special stage for children’s shows.
LA Taco Festival 2017 Aug 26
It is a community-driven event organized by Jovenes, Inc., a local non-profit that provides housing and support services for homeless youth in Boyle Heights, the charming and welcoming neighborhood that hosts the festival. Each year, numerous musicians, artists and of course, dozens of taco-crafting masters from the area gather to provide attendees with a great, flavorful time.
San Diego County Events
San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
Bayside Summer Nights 2017 Thru August
This is where music lovers gather to enjoy a picnic on the lawn, share a bottle of champagne at reserved tables, or sit in the grandstand taking in the beauty of San Diego Bay. All concerts begin at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted on purchase page.
Sip of Julian Aug 5
The Sip features many of Julian’s alcoholic beverage purveyors. “Proof that we’re not just about apples and great pie, we have growers and producers of wine, craft beer, craft cocktails, and hard cider, offering up a sampling of their hand-crafted specialties.”
Vans Warped Tour Aug 5
Farm to Bay Aug 5
Enjoy tastes and sips from over 40 food and beverage partners. Experience animal encounters on a National Wildlife Refuge with views of San Diego Bay. Support sustainability with a Zero Waste event goal.
Eighth-annual fundraiser, a unique tasting event that supports coastal wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at the Living Coast.
Lemon Festival Aug 6
Celebrate this juicy jubilee with the community by sporting your brightest yellow outfit and enjoying lemon-infused activities including live bands, sour contests, a Festival Fun Zone, craft beer garden, and hundreds of festive booths.
Oceanside International Film Festival 2017 Aug 6-13
Over the course of eight days, OIFF 2017 will screen over 70 films and showcase some of the best San Diego has to offer in local craft brew and catering. Founded by the Oceanside Cultural Art Foundation in 2009.
Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show Aug 12
26th annual event, hosted by the National City Chamber of Commerce. Live music, food from a variety of National City eateries, entertainment for children, and specialty booths. A drive-by awards ceremony at 2 pm will showcase first-place winners for each of the classes as well as second- and third-place winners.
CityFest Aug 13
This year’s festival include over 250 artisans and crafters from across the country, international food court, live music, kids’ zone, Furry Fosters petting zoo, over six blocks of fun, beer garden, four Artist Alleys showcasing up-and-coming work from local artists. Proceeds go toward the upkeep of the Hillcrest sign and beautification projects in Hillcrest.
Cardiff Dog Days of Summer Aug 13
Cardiff 101 Main Street is proud to partner with the City of Encinitas to present the 12th Annual Cardiff Dog Days of Summer with 200 dog-related vendors and rescue groups, pet adoptions, live music, dog contests, kids’ activities, beer & wine garden, food trucks, and more.
Summergrass Festival Aug 18-20
The bill includes Bluegrass Etc., Sideline, Nu Blu, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Chris Cerna & Bluegrass Republic, MojaviSoul, Front Porch Music Preservation Society, Prairie Sky, the Brombies, and Vulcan Mountain Boys.
Taco & Spirits Revolution Aug 19
Step into the revolution of 2017 at HarborFest! For its third year in a row, the Taco & Spirits Revolution returns to Bayside Park where chefs and spirit companies compete for the title of #1 Taco and #1 Spirit.
Stone 21st Anniversary Celebration & Invitational Beer FestivalAug 19
This festival is not only the largest craft beer festival in Southern California, it’s also our largest annual charitable event. We’re proud to support our community by donating 100% of the proceeds.
World Bodysurfing Championships Aug 19-20
During the World Bodysurfing Championships, 350-400 bodysurfers from around the world compete in their respective age divisions for trophies and prizes.
BBQ State Championship Aug 20
More than 40 of the nation’s top professional BBQ Pitmasters, local restaurants, and chefs will be competing in this State Championship sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society. Attendees will enjoy tasty BBQ samples, local craft beer, and live music throughout the day.
International Kids Film Festival Aug 25-27
San Diego International Kids Film Festival will screening 100+ films from 30+ countries complete with red carpet, fashion presentation, speakers, and celebrity guests. One of the only multicultural events for families with kids.
Brew & Food Festival Aug 26
The third annual Brew & Food Festival (BFF) invites craft beer and food enthusiasts to experience tastings of more than 200 craft beers from 70 brewers, and culinary creations from more than 20 top chefs from San Diego, Tijuana and Baja. In addition, BFF will host live music performances, including a silent disco dome with dueling DJs on separate channels.
10th Annual Bike the Bay August 27
Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! This non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat, ride around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway. All riders will return to San Diego for a post-ride festival with food, beverage, beer garden and entertainment.