August Orange County Events Calendar


Festival of the Arts – Pageant of the Masters     Through Aug. 30
Ninety minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations of classical and contemporary works with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces. 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach. 800-487-3378 /

Festival of Arts – Fine Art Show     Through Aug. 31
This summer explore Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts – a juried fine art show featuring 140 of Southern Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. 800-487-3378 /

Sawdust Art Festival     Through Aug. 31
The Sawdust Art Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public and promoting the art created in Laguna Beach.  Visitors are invited to shop along sawdust-covered paths through a handcrafted village of fine arts and superb craftsmanship.

Festival Runway Fashion Show at the Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters     Aug. 2
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 a celebrity host, a panel of judges and much more! 1-4pm.

Night Out Against Crime     Aug. 4
National Night Out is an event celebrated across the country to help promote crime safety and unity within communities and law enforcement. 5-8pm/ Historic Town Center Park: 31852 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano.

2014 Phillips 66 National Championships     Aug. 6-10
Featuring the biggest stars of USA Swimming, NCAA, and World Championship Trials finalists. William Woolett, Jr. Aquatic Center: 4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine.

Ribs, Pigs & Watermelons – Pro BBQ Competition & Beer Festival     Aug. 8-10
Bring the family to enjoy family fun, live entertainment, and barbecue from some of the best BBQ teams in the nation! Huntington State Beach: 22300 Pacific Coast Hwy. 714-897-3221 /

Orange County Seafood Festival     Aug. 9
Set on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and just outside the front doors of the Laguna Cliff’s Marriott Resort & Spa is Dana Point’s Lantern Bay Park. Admission is free. 12-7pm.

Lobsterfest at Newport Beach     Aug. 10
Hosted by Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina, Lobsterfest promises fun and entertainment with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish® Orange County and Inland Empire, Leadership Tomorrow and New Directions for Women. 3-8pm. 1131 Back Bay Drive.

San Clemente Street Faire     Aug. 10
The Fiesta Street Festival features activities for the whole family, including 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, business expo., kiddie rides, a classic car & motorcycle show, exhibits, clowns, jugglers, face painters and much more. Avenida Del Mar (949) 492-1131 /

Surf City Garage Car Show     Aug. 16
View the SCG American Muscle Car Collection on the only day a year it’s open to the public. Cash prizes, food trucks, entertainment, vendors and fun for the whole family with the all new Kid’s Zone. 10am-3pm. Surf City Garage Headquarters: 5872 Engineer Drive, Huntington Beach. 714-894-1707 /

Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest     Aug. 16
Come on out for this party at Doheny State Beach! Enjoy an incredible steak, lobster, and seafood dinner with spirits, live music and dancing under the stars! 4pm.

38th Anniversary Event Lahaina Galleries     Aug. 17
Incredible display of works from some of the finest artists of our day. Enjoy a wide-variety of artwork, including impressionism, abstracts, colorful florals, painted and etched metal, intricate marquetry, and sculpture. 12-3pm. Lahaina Galleries: 1173 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach. 949-721-9117 /

Tune it Up for the Troops     Aug. 22
Tee It Up For The Troops is a non-profit organization that supports national programs that are designed to help our military troops and their families at home. Enjoy comedy, music, and food during this fun and celebratory evening. 6:30-9pm. SeaCliff Country Club: 6501 Palm Ave., Huntington Beach.

OC Mix Sidewalk Sale     Aug. 23-24
You are invited to shop a carefully curated selection of clothing, accessories, home goods and more. Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 11am-5pm. SOCO Collection: 3303 Hyland Ave., Costa Mesa.

Brews, Blues ‘n BBQ     Aug. 23
Enjoy Blues sensation “Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers” as they rock the garden.  Taste a wide variety of beers from California’s best breweries and feast on delicious barbeque. 5:30pm. Fullerton Arboretum: 1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton. (657) 278-4010 /

They Will Surf Again     Aug. 23
An event of the Life Rolls On foundation, founded by Jesse Billauer, that allows individuals with spinal cord injuries to experience a day of surfing. 7am-4pm. Huntington City Beach: 9th Street and Pacific Coast Hwy. 424-272-1992 /

Imagine     Aug. 23
Let your imagination run wild as you make your own “IMAGINE” mural made of found and recycled items. $15 per person. Supplies and admission included. 11am-1pm. The MUZEO: 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim. (714) 956-8936 /

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo     Aug. 23-24
The top 30 rodeo contestants in saddle bronc and bareback riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling, bull riding and team roping will come to San Juan Capistrano for this chance of a lifetime. Corner of Ortega Highway & Antonio/La Pata.

Civil War Days     Aug. 30-31
Features nearly 1,000 re-enactors giving live weapons demonstrations, living histories and battle reenactments. Due to loud noises during shows the Historical Society does not recommended bringing your dog to this event. 8am. Huntington Central Park East: 7111 Talbert Avenue. 714-960-0055 /

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