July OC Events Calendar

Laguna Beach Festival of Arts     June 30-Aug. 31
Explore this juried fine art show featuring 140 of Southern Orange County’s top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstrations, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. 650 Laguna Canyon Road. 949-494-1145 / www.foapom.com

SUP Glow Night Tours     July 1-Sept. 30
Experience the Ultimate Glowing paddle adventure with our SUP Glow Night tours. This is our newest, and most popular tour that is truly an experience you shouldn’t miss. Each board is equipped with waterproof LED lighting that makes for a glowing spectacle of awesomeness. 1131 Back Bay Dr., Newport Beach. 949-278-0011 / www.piratecoastpaddle.com

Dana Point 4th of July Fireworks     July 4
Gather the family and friends, tune your radio to KSBR 88.5FM, look toward the skies over Doheny State Beach and experience this patriotic extravaganza. The fireworks are synchronized to a captivating musical score. 9pm. Dana Point Harbor.

SJC 4th of July Celebration     July 4
SDG&E and the City of San Juan Capistrano Celebrate the 4th of July at the San Juan Sports Park, located at 25925 Camino Del Avion. 3-9:30pm. Mechanical rides, bounce houses, activities for the kids, food, exhibits, and a beer garden. A live band will perform live on stage at 6pm. (949) 493-5911 /www.sanjuancapistrano.org

Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade/Fireworks     July 4
The 108th annual parade will march down the streets of downtown Huntington Beach beginning at 10am. After the parade, entertainment on the pier will continue until 9pm, when the 4th of July fireworks show begins. For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, including information on reserving viewing space for the parade and road closures, go to www.hb4thofjuly.org

Newport Dunes’ 4th of July Celebration     July 4-6
One of Southern California’s most explosive 4th of July celebrations will take place in Newport Beach as Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort hosts 2 days of festivities kicking off on the 4th with a live performance by the legendary classic rock group, America, that will be set to a massive fireworks display. 1131 Back Bay Dr. 949-729-3863 / www.newportdunes.com

Huntington Beach 4th of July Celebration     July 4-7
Don’t miss out on Huntington Beach’s four-day 4th of July Celebration where the theme is “Surf, Sun & Celebrate”! 10am-9pm. Downtown Huntington Beach: 1 Main Street. 714-536-5486 /www.hb4thofjuly.org

Movie Mixer Event     July 5
Buena Park Downtown is excited to be hosting the first movie mixer of the year in our Krikorian Courtyard. Come and watch the comedy everybody is talking about, “Despicable Me 2.”www.buenaparkdowntown.com

Pageant of the Masters “The Big Picture”     July 7-Aug. 31
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. Festival of Arts: 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.www.foapom.com

Sunset Jazz at Newport Summer Series     July 10-Sept. 18
Taking place in the Rose Garden of the Marriott (Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa: Newport Beach) (the outside venue provides an ocean backdrop featuring magnificent sunsets and Catalina Island), the producers will present two sets with the first starting at 6:00pm and the second at 7:30pm. 949-759-5003 / www.westcoastjazzparty.com

OC Fair     July 12-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 / www.ocfair.com

Course of the Force     July 13
Fundraising relay race benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Led by comedian Chris Hardwick, the runners begin at Skywalker Ranch in San Francisco and end in San Diego prior to Comic Con. The oceanfront course features several stops along the way, including an evening of entertainment at Huntington Beach Pier Plaza. 4-9pm. Pier Plaza, Huntington Beach.http://courseoftheforce.starwars.com

Car Show at the Beach     July 13
Spend a day by the water at this classics and exotics car show benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. Enjoy a live DJ, silent auction, raffle prizes and delicious food. 10am-3pm. Coldwell Banker-Campbell Realtors: 1720 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach. www.hbcarshow.com

2013 Vans US Open of Surfing     July 20-28
Largest surf competition in the world and brings together top surfers from around the world for a week-long beach festival. 8am-6pm. Huntington City Beach: 315 Pacific Coast Highway. For more information, including a detailed daily schedule of events, go to www.USOpenofSurfing.com

San Clemente Ocean Festival     July 20-21
San Clemente Ocean Festival is a volunteer organization, dedicated to the promotion and support of ocean safety , the environment and community by providing a quality athletic venue and an enjoyable family event. 949-440-6141 / www.oceanfestival.org

Neon Splash Dash     July 27
Combines a 3-mile Fun Run/Walk with an exciting After Glow Party, complete with performers, DJ’s and entertainment. Runners will dance to the pumped up music as they cross through different colored Glow Spray Zones. In each Zone, Glow Water is sprayed while being illuminated with high intensity U.V. Black Lights. 1101 W. McKinley Avenue, Pomona. www.neonsplashdash.com

This information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.