August Orange County Events Calendar

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OC Fair     Through Aug. 11
The 2013 OC Fair, themed “Come & Get It,” features 23 days and nights of food, rides, games, exhibits, animals, entertainment and more. Each day, Fairgoers can enjoy headline entertainment at the Summer Concert Series in the Pacific Amphitheatre, live performances in The Hangar and adrenaline-inducing action in the Action Sports Arena. (714) 708-1500 /

Harvest Tour     Through Aug. 25
This is a guided walking tour of the farm that takes approximately 1.5 hours. You will harvest your own selected vegetables, taste them while out in the field, and take home what you have harvested. It is a great hands on experience for people of all ages. Tanaka Farms: 5380 3/4 University Dr, Irvine. (949) 653-2100 /

Honor Ride     Aug. 3
A ride of 25 or 60 miles in Honor of America’s Healing Heroes. All proceeds go toward the purchase of adaptive bikes for healing heroes in the OC Community. Ride 2 Recovery is a 501(c)3 whose mission is the improve the health and wellness of healing heroes using cycling as the core activity. A Road Bike 4U: Corner of Main St. & Red Hill Ave., Irvine.

Dana Point Food, Wine & Music Festival     Aug. 10
Food festival, top chef competition, international wine festival, jazz and blues stage, cigar bar, bubble tent, chocolate and sweet fair, plus art in the park. Free. 12-8pm. Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel

San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival     Aug. 11
The 60th Annual San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival starts at 9am and concludes at 7pm on Ave. Del Mar. Non-profit food and game booths, live entertainment, contests, salsa challenge, arts and crafts, classic and motorcycle show, plus children’s activities. 949-492-1131 /

Beer Festival & Pro BBQ Competition     Aug. 16-18
Head to the beach and revel in enjoyment of professionally prepared BBQ treats, craft beers and ice cold watermelon in Huntington Beach. Help raise funds needed to continue the work of the “Homeless to Hope to Home” shelter programs of American Family Housing. Huntington State Beach Lot 10. 714-897-3221 /

Dana Point Chili Cook Off & Jamboree     Aug. 17
Moonshiners alley, chili and hot wings eating contest, live music, chili team competition, vendor midway. Free admission. 12-8pm. Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel Road.

Huck Finn Fishing Derby     Aug. 17
The Huntington Beach Community Services Department and Let’s Go Fishing host the 50th annual Huck Finn Fishing Derby on the Huntington Beach Pier. 9:15am-12pm. Children ages 4 – 15 are invited to experience the fun of recreational fishing with prizes given to both the largest and smallest fish caught and best dressed Huck Finn and Becky Thatcher participants. (714) 960-8884 /

SJC Rodeo Week     Aug. 17-25
San Juan Capistrano celebrates it’s western roots with a week of western themed events leading up to the annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo Aug 24-25!

Dana Point Lobster Fest     Aug. 24
Come join the fun that will benefit Children’s Charities! Tickets are $75 per person and include the Gourmet Lobster & Steak Buffet prepared by renowned Chef Louis Lepe, gourmet appetizers, a live band, dancing and soft drinks. 4-9pm. Doheny State Beach: 25300 Dana Point Harbor

California Celtic Classic World Highland Games     Aug. 24-25
Dancing, whiskey and ale tasting, war re-enactments, celtic marketplace, haggis eating contest, live music, fiddle and bagpipe demos, children’s glen, celtic and international food faire. Free admission. 12-8pm. Sea Terrace Park: 33501 Niguel Road.

Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo     Aug. 24-25
Good old entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation with a purse totaling over $200,000. 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 Hwy & Antonio/La Pata. Gates open Sat at 2pm and Sun at 11:30am.

Surf City Garage Car Show     Aug. 25
Come feel the thrills of the NASCAR® racing experience in our full-size NASCAR® simulators, plus tons of demos, giveaways and fun entertainment for the whole family. 10am-3pm. Surf City Garage: 5872 Engineer Drive, Huntington Beach. 714-894-1779 /

West Coast Film Festival     Aug. 28-Sept. 1
Save the dates for a film fantastic celebration Wednesday through Sunday of Labor Day weekend! Let’s screen films together in San Juan Capistrano and beyond!

Civil War Days     Aug. 31-Sept. 1
The 20th Annual Civil War Days features nearly 1,000 re-enactors giving live weapons demonstrations, living histories and battle reenactments. All refreshment proceeds benefit the Huntington Beach Historical Society. 10am. Huntington Central Park East: 7111 Talbert Avenue, Huntington Beach. 714-960-0055 /

This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.