July Orange County Events Calendar


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.http://www.sawdustartfestival.org

4th of July at Catalina     July 4
The golf cart parade down Crescent Avenue begins at 1pm. Enjoy a BBQ buffet dinner & music of the USC Marching Band in the Casino Ballroom with premium balcony viewing for the fireworks display over Avalon. Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce: 1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon. 310-510-1520 / http://www.CatalinaChamber.com

SJC 4th of July Celebration    July 4
The event features nonprofit organizations and private businesses offering delectable food fare to purchase and a beer/wine garden for those ages 21 and older. Children and teens can enjoy mechanical rides, inflatable structures, bubble rollers, a mechanical train ride, and a petting zoo, as well as participate in old fashioned family games. 3-9pm. 25925 Camino Del Avion, San Juan Capistrano.http://www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Old Glory Boat Parade     July 4
The parade will form at 12:30 off Collins Island. The Harbor Patrol Fire Boat, followed by the VIP Boat, will lead the parade. The parade will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. Newport Harbor. http://www.alyc.com


4th of July Music Festival on Casino Point     July 4
Join the Catalina Island Museum from 3-10pm. This year’s event will feature live music and great food during the afternoon. The fun continues in the evening with a concert and watching the fireworks over Avalon Harbor. Catalina Island Museum: 1 Casino Way, Avalon.310-510-2414 / http://www.catalinamuseum.org

4th of July at Newport Dunes     July 4-5
With a range of entertaining activities and events, including  fireworks display, a two-day festival with live music, local artisans and merchants and of course the famous Fun Zone, the Newport Dunes has something for the whole family to enjoy! Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina:  1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.http://www.newportdunes.com

Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration     July 4-6
Don’t miss out on Huntington Beach’s three-day 4th of July Celebration: Waves of Freedom. Pier Plaza Festival, Pancake Breakfast in Lake Park, Surf City 5K Run and Fitness Expo, 107th Annual 4th of July Parade, Fireworks Show.http://www.hb4thofjuly.org

Woodstock Tribute Weekend     July 5-6
The Orange County Market Place, the swap meet at the Costa Mesa Fairgrounds, will be sprinkled with the music and vibe reminiscent of the legendary 1969 concert. 10am-4pm. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. (949) 723-6660 /http://www.ocmarketplace.com

Festival of Arts – Fine Art Show     July 6-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 / http://www.foapom.com


Dana Point Summer Concert Series     July 7-Aug. 25
Dana Point Summer Concert Series are held on Sundays at various parks in Dana Point. The concerts are from 2:30-6pm. Beer, wine, soft drinks, water & food will be available from various vendors.http://www.danapointconcertseries.com

Festival of the Arts – Pageant of the Masters     July 9-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 /http://www.foapom.com

OC Fair 2014     July 11-Aug. 10
Offers 23 days of world-class entertainment in the Pacific Amphitheatre, delicious Fair food, action-packed events, and rocking tribute bands plus animals, rides, carnival games, unique shopping and award-winning exhibits. Open Wednesday-Sunday. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa. 714-708-1500 /http://www.ocfair.com

San Clemente Ocean Festival     July 19-20
The Greatest Show on Surf! Come see the thrilling competitions of many ironman water and land events including the Orange County Lifeguard Games, Paddle Cross, & Kid’s SUP Contest. Sign up early to participate in many events too – Kid’s Dolphin Dash, Fishing Derbies, Woody Car Exhibits, Ocean Art Show, Youth Pavilion. Tons of great family activity – a FREE concert (Sat), Sand Sculpting Contest (Sun), Great Rubber Duck Race, and much, much more! (949) 440-614 / http://www.oceanfestival.org

Shakespeare by the Sea     July 19-20
The City Arts Commission sponsors an engaging weekend with the professional troupe’s production of “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” on Saturday evening and “A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream” on Sunday. Both performances are free and open to the public. 7-9pm. Bonita Canyon Sports Park:  1990 Ford Road, Newport Beach.http://www.newportbeachca.gov

Annual Flight of the Lasers     July 20
The Commodore’s Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce invites sailors of all ages to enter the 79th Annual Flight of the Lasers. Join us after the race at Newport Harbor Yacht Club for refreshments and presentation of the awards. 1pm. 949-673-7730 /http://www.flightofthelasers.org

Porsche 356 Car Show     July 20
Join the 356 Club of Southern California Porsche celebration at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point. Come enjoy beautiful cars, food, people, and more. http://www.356club.org


Vans US Open of Surfing     July 26-Aug. 3
The largest surf competition in the world and brings together top surfers from around the world for a week-long beach festival. 8am. 315 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach.http://www.vansusopenofsurfing.com


The Greens Room Golf Tournament     July 28
Experience an awesome day on the greens with professional surfers that have regularly surfed the “green room” too. Enjoy the on-course entertainment, contests, and friendly competition at this exclusive tournament knowing that your participation benefits the International Surfing Museum. 10am-7pm. Seacliff Country Club: 6501 Palm Avenue, Huntington Beach. http://www.surfcityusa.com

San Clemente Beach Concert     July 31
It’s the Annual Beach Concert Series “Bringing the Bands to the Sand!” Come with your friends and family or just by yourself and enjoy live music on the beach with the sunset as your backdrop. Today it’s Kenny Cetera/Tribute to Chicago. 6pm. San Clemente Pier. (949) 361-8264

Surfing Walk of Fame Induction     July 31
Each year, surfing’s most notable figures are selected for induction into the Surfing Walk of Fame. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of these surfing legends. 10am. Downtown Huntington Beach: 101 Main Street. 714-536-6567 /http://www.surfingwalkoffame.com

This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.