July Fireworks & Events



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Orange County Events

Farmers Markets   Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County

Free Summer Concerts Ongoing
Guide to summer concerts throughout Orange County.

Celebrate 4th of July!   July 3
Let freedom ring! Pretend City is celebrating Independence Day and you’re invited! Stop by the museum for some patriotic fun where your child can partake in our parade through the museum, an Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty fashion show, a star spangled science lesson, and a sparkling craft to take home.

July 4th Events July 4

Pageant of the Masters  July 7 – Aug 31
Presented in July and August since the early 1930’s, these colorful events have won worldwide recognition. The Pageant consists of 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.

German Heritage Day  July 10
Enjoy Free Food for the First 500 People, as well as Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, Dachshund Races and German American Brass Band all Day.

OC Fair July 15 – Aug 14

OC Brew Hee Haw at the OC Fair July 15
OC Brew Hee Haw returns to the OC Fair with four sessions for beer lovers during the 2016 opening weekend (July 15-17). An event ticket includes free OC Fair admission for the same day and a three-hour session of unlimited 2-ounce pours of a selection of more than 80 craft beers, a commemorative festival glass, seminars and speakers. New this year, the festival will be held near the new Plaza Pacifica area. VIP tickets are also available and feature early access (1 hour) plus limited release beers available for tasting.

X-Treme Freestyle Moto-X July 15
Live in the Action Sports Arena at the 2016 OC Fair: It’s high-flying action as daredevil motorcycle rides flip and soar through the air.

OC Weekly 2016 Summer Fest July 16
It’s the hottest music festival in Orange County. With live bands on a beachside stage, beer and drink sampling booths, vendors, games, food trucks and a VIP Cabana outfitted with a Summer Cocktail Lounge and Taco Throwdown Competition, this is one summer soiree you won’t want to miss!

Ocean Festival July 16-17
Celebrating over 35 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!”. Waterman & Waterwoman Competitions, 5K Beach run, Surf & Bodysurf Contests, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show, Children’s Events and much, much more!

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day! July 17
I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for ICE CREAM! Get the inside scoop on National Ice Cream Day right here—we’re celebrating it at the museum today with FREE ice cream from 12pm-1pm! Whether you like it in a cup or a cone, with sprinkles or with fudge, come celebrate with us for a day filled with ice cream activities—including crafts and songs!

Cypress Community Festival July 23
One of the largest one-day festival in Orange County that attracts over 20,000 people annually. This event includes an early morning 5K / 10K run, a pancake breakfast, car show, chili cook-off, family games, food booths, the Chamber of Commerce business expo, children’s rides, arts and crafts booths and four stages with continuous entertainment. The admission is FREE!

Monster X Tour – Monster Trucks July 27-31
Live in the Action Sports Arena at the 2016 OC Fair: Massive wheels and monstrous engines will take over the arena for 7 shows over 5 days at the 2016 OC Fair with the wild Monster X Tour.

Los Angeles County Events


Los Angeles Farmers Markets Ongoing

Summer Concert Series Around Los Angeles 2016

Los Angeles July 4th Events July 4

Street Food Cinema Throughout July
Street Food Cinema features cool outdoor movies, picnic ready food trucks, live music from emerging artists, interactive games and more!

Twilight Concerts Throughout July
Each year, this free summer concert series wows with local, up-and-coming talent that concert-goers are already bragging they saw “back when.” Each Thursday from July through September, Santa Monica Pier hosts live music that’s 100% free. Pack a picnic, arrive early to get a spot on the sand near the speakers and enjoy, as the sunset sets with crashing waves in the distance—it’s a quintessential LA music experience and one of the best parts about summers in LA.

Walt Disney’s Barn Public Day  Every 3rd Sunday 11a-3p
The third Sunday in each month, Walt Disney’s Barn Museum, the original Santa Fe & Disneyland Combine Coach, and Ollie Johnston’s Victorian Train Depot, are open for public visiting from 11 am to 3 pm.

Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl Stadium July 2
An intricate blend of music and movement will be performed during the Drum Corps at the Rose Bowl Stadium.  For those that love a good marching band and enjoy watching them perform in the Rose Parade, this event is for you.

The All New LA Food Fest  July 8-10
Over 100 Food Vendors featuring LA’s Best Chefs, Restaurants, carts and trucks. Signature Ice Cream Social and Iced Coffee Lounge, craft cocktails at multiple bars (21+) and much more!

Lotus Festival July 9-10
Celebrate the bloom of Echo Park Lake’s beloved floating flowers with the annual Lotus Festival.Expect plenty of food, music, dragon boat races and, of course, the lotus flower beds in full bloom. The historic event celebrates the contributions of Asian-Americans to LA, and this year, the 36th, will honor the Korean community.

Summer Sounds July 11 – Aug 5
SummerSounds is a fun-filled, four-week series of lively concerts combined with art workshops. Join our dynamic hosts as they lead you on a journey to discover music, dance and art from cultures around the world.

AVP Manhattan Beach Open July 14-17
AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour – the longest running professional beach volleyball tour in the world.

Colorado Street Bridge Party July 16
Every other year, Pasadenans gather to celebrate the majestic Colorado Street Bridge. Vehicle traffic is rerouted to make way for three stages, a dance floor, an adjacent vintage car show, and activities for the kids.

Tafesilafai Pacific Islander Festival July 17-24
The 20th Annual Tafesilafa’i Festival celebrates the thoughts, art and culture of California’s Pacific Islander Communities. This festival is an opportunity for the Pacific Islander Community to come together, to meet face to face and to exchange stories, ideas, resources, break bread or just be with one another.

Reggae on the Mountain 2016 July 23-24
Located in beautiful Topanga Canyon, LA’s only Reggae Festival returns bringing you the best in international and local talent on two stages! Come enjoy a weekend of amazing music, delicious food and drinks, eclectic vendors and good vibes!


San Diego County Events


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

San Diego Fair June 3 – July 4

July 4th Events July 4

Star Spangled Pops  July 1-3
There is no better 4th of July event than celebrating America’s birthday with the San Diego Symphony! This all-American program features hits from movies, Broadway tunes and popular music, along with a military salute and a grand fireworks finale.

Oceanside Independence ParadeJuly 2
This annual downtown Oceanside parade will start on Coast Highway and Wisconsin Avenue intersection then ending at Coast Highway and Civic Center Drive intersection with more than 120 parade entries expected to march, roll, walk, and drive down the 101 Coast Highway.

The Navy Band Southwest  July 4
The performance takes place on the Heineken Grandstand Stage at the San Diego Fair.

12th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am July 9
The event includes free concert on the beach, a team Surf Contest, the Rob Machado Bro Junior Surf Contest, the Junior Seau Foundation Adaptive Surf Program presented by CAF, and numerous vendor booths. Funds raised at a pre-event Benefit Party as well as sponsorships for the event support local youth initiatives.

Soul Pose MLB All-Star Yoga July 9
Major League Baseballhas joined together with Soul Pose to bring San Diego an event in conjunction with the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. For all ages and levels and with two sessions at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. local time. At Soul Pose MLB All-Star Yoga, participants can expect to be entertained by a 60-minute program of poses with lighthearted fun featuring bubbles, confetti, body paint, fresh music and a ton of surprises.

Color Run MLB All-Star 5K July 10
The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented is the third joint event conducted by The Color Run and Major League Baseball. The event will combine the enjoyment of a 5K with all the fun leisure of an island-style vacation full of unforgettable memories and MLB surprises.

Opening Day at the Del Mar Racetrack July 15
More than 40,000+ race fans are expected to attend what’s defined as one of the most fabulous, fashionable and fun festivities in the west — Opening Day at Del Mar. This day is not only about big bets and fast horses, but celebrating the season in style.

Oasis Camel Dairy Watermelon Days July 15-17
Featuring new acts such as the Godfrey Comedy Magic Show, the Pollywood Bird Show, and the Clever Camels and Canines Show. Meet the two new baby camels, Zena and Trooper. Meet the mini sheep, donkeys, turkeys, and birds, and feed watermelon to the friendly camels, all included with admission. You can also take a camel ride, feed the mini farm animals, enjoy food, and check out the camel-milk product gift shop.

San Diego Pride Parade July 16
A 1.5 mile, 2-hour parade celebrating the LGBT community. Expected attendance by 200,000 spectators, elected officials, community groups, military service members, first responders, and more.

BBQ State Championship July 17
More than 40 of the nation’s top professional BBQ pitmasters, local restaurants, and chefs will be competing in this state championship for more than $15,000 in cash prizes while also selling BBQ samples to the public. Purchase four 2-oz. competition-ready samples of brisket, pork, pork ribs, chicken, and/or steak for $10, which includes a Peoples’ Choice ballot to vote for your favorite contestant.

Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro July 22-24
The world’s top professional surfer girls return to Oceanside for another three-day weekend jam packed with competitions and a festival village loaded with female-inspired vendors, activities, and entertainment.

Comic-Con July 21-24
Comic-Con International returns to the San Diego Convention Center. 2016 marks the 47th year for the show, making it the longest continuously run comics and popular-arts convention in the U.S.

Craft Beer Fest July 23
With more than 100 local and international brews served, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from the San Diego brewing scene. Receive five 7 oz. tastings for $20. Full-sized beers may also be purchased. Pair your beer with the Gourmet Food Truck Festival offerings.

Live Well San Diego 5K July 30
A fun, family and pet-friendly event. Visit post-event expo with fun and informative zones for all ages. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Blood Bank which supports more than 100,000 patients each year. A donation will also be made to support foster youth in San Diego County.

Live Well San Diego 5K July 30
A fun, family and pet-friendly event. Visit post-event expo with fun and informative zones for all ages. Proceeds benefit the San Diego Blood Bank which supports more than 100,000 patients each year. A donation will also be made to support foster youth in San Diego County.