Orange County Events
Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
Independence Day/July 4th Celebrations
4th of July Celebration – Laguna Niguel July 4
Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel
Canyon Hills Community Council ‘ s Annual Fourth of July Celebration July 4
Canyon High School & Peralta Park, Anaheim Hills
Annual Brea Country Fair July 4
City Hall Park, Brea
Annual Community Fireworks Show and Festival July 4
Fullerton High School Stadium, Fullerton
4th of July Parade & Pier Festival July 4
Check website for list of locations and events.
Concert On The Green and Firework Festival July 4
Irvine High School Stadium, Irvine
Fourth of July Parade July 4
Parade starts at the intersection of Toledo Way and Ridge Route and will travel along Lake Forest Boulevard turn on Serrano Rd, ending at Dayton Rd.
The Mission Viejo Annual Street Faire and Fireworks Spectacular July 4
Olympiad & Marquerite, Mission Viejo
4th of July Celebration July 4
Founder’s Park, Ladera Ranch
San Juan Capistrano 4th of July Celebration July 4
The Sports Park, San Juan Capistrano
Old Glory Boat Parade July 4
Newport Harbor, Bay Ave, Newport Beach
Annual Run for Fun Event July 4
A healthy way to kick off your Fourth of July Festivities! La Palma’s Fitness Run for Fun is more than just another run: it’s an opportunity to experience that small town/hometown sense of community. 5K/10K runs start at 7:30 am.
Kyra Sundance & Chalcy July 6
Dog show! The world famous Sundance Stunt Dog Team performs acrobatic feats and humorous skits for kids of all ages at Mariners Branch Library in Newport Beach.
Pageant of the Masters “The Pursuit of Happiness” July 8 – Aug 31
The 2015 Pageant of the Masters “The Pursuit of Happiness,” will explore the many sources of happiness, both ancient and modern through our theatrical production of “living pictures.” Ninety minutes of “living pictures” – incredibly faithful art re-creations with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
Music Under the Stars Summer Concert Series July 11
Back by popular demand! Music Under the Stars on Saturday, July 11 will feature The Long Run – Experience the Eagles, a group widely regarded as the finest Eagles tribute show performing today. Together with opening act, Fortunate Son, the most successful and longest-running tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival, this is a show you won’t want to miss!
OC Fair 2015 July 17 – Aug 16
It’s “One Big Party” for the 2015 OC Fair, July 17-August 16, as it celebrates its 125th anniversary with 23 days of food, rides, shopping, exhibits and animals. Enjoy world-renowned performers in the Pacific Amphitheatre and exciting events in The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. Open Wednesday-Sunday.
Ocean Festival July 18-19
Full weekend of family events Classic Woody Car Show, Surf and Ocean Art Show, Children’s activities. Annual Beach Party and Concert included. San Clemente
80th Annual Flight Of The Lasers July 19
The Commodore’s Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce invites sailors of all ages to enter the Annual Flight of the Lasers. Join us after the race at Newport Harbor Yacht Club for refreshments and presentation of the awards.
Steve Miller Band Live at the OC Fair July 24
Live in the Pacific Amphitheatre at the 2015 OC Fair The Toyota Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre at the 2015 OC Fair.
Tenth Annual Just Plein Fun Event July 27 – Aug 1
Presented by The Debra Huse Gallery and the Balboa Island Improvement Association, Just Plein Fun is a must-see and fun for the whole family Fourteen award-winning artists will paint scenes on beautiful Balboa Island from sunrise to sunset.
Los Angeles County Events
626 Night Market July2
America’s largest Asian food market spans the course of Santa Anita Park’s front Paddock Gardens (285 W Huntington Dr). Come hungry, and come caffeinated-this lively market, complete with over 150 Asian street food and booze peddlers, live music, artists, films, games, and beyond, won’t put itself to bed until 1am.
Independence Day/July 4th Celebrations
7th Annual Cars & Stripes Forever! July2
Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro
3-Day July 4th Celebration at the Hollywood Bowl July 2-4
Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood
4th of July AmericaFest at the Rose Bowl July 4
Rose Bowl, Pasadena
Palisades Americanism Parade July 4
Parade on Sunset Blvd. in Pacific Palisades between via de la Paz and Drummond St., Entertainment and fireworks at Palisades Charter High School.
Westchester 4th of July Parade July 4
Loyola Blvd., From Westchester Pkwy. to LMU
4Th Of July Block Party July 4
Grand Park, Los Angeles
Long Beach Kids ‘ July 4th Bike Parade July 4
Granada Ave and the bike path, Long Beach
Queen Mary BBQ, Brews and Red, White & Blues July 4
The Queen Mary, Long Beach
Annual Vision Outside 4th of July Jazz and Blues Festival in Leimert Park July 4
Vision Theatre back lot, Los Angeles
Americana Celebration – A July 4th Fireworks Spectacular July 4
Starlight Bowl, Burbank
Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday and Global Compassion Summit July 5-7
He’ll be leading the three-day Global Compassion Summit, including a birthday celebration on July 5 at the Honda Center. Following that, on July 6 and 7, the Dalai Lama will tackle climate change, discuss wisdom with Nobel laureates and stress the importance of education during three panels at the Bren Events Center at UC Irvine.
Taste of LATIN-AMERICA Food Festival July 12
Los Angeles Food Festivals give you the opportunity to taste authentic ethnic foods and celebrate the culture from 9 different Latin countries!
Dragonfest Martial Arts Convention July 18
This Museum-themed event will be focusing on martial arts celebrities, noted authors, anime and design artists, martial arts themed films, Asian arts and crafts and more. It’s the biggest West Coast event of the year.
Foothill 5k Challenge July 19
Find out if you have what it takes to tackle the San Gabriel foothills at the 2nd annual Foothill 5k Challenge, benefiting Back on My Feet Greater Los Angeles! Participants are welcome to run or hike the course and enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Cirque Musica July 19
Cirque Musica takes audiences on a journey of spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism, featuring glorious orchestral music performed live in artistic partnership with the greatest circus performers from around the world. Don’t miss this edge-of-your-seat experience where you will be awed by beauty, thrills, and majesty.
Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks July 24 & 25
Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel joins the beloved annual tradition to celebrate a favorite composer – there are sure to be fireworks on-stage and above the Bowl for this spectacular weekend tradition!
US Open of Surfing July 25 – Aug 2
America’s largest pro surfing competition attracts the world’s elite, who compete for big money while wowing 200,000 beach boys and girls with their skill, grace and innovative board designs. Heating up the festivities are live bands, a sports expo and after-parties with the friendly locals.
Special Olympics World Games July 25 – Aug 2
Over 7,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities will compete in 25 sports at venues everywhere from Long Beach to Encino. The opening ceremony takes place at the Coliseum on July 25.
San Diego County Events
2015 San Diego County Fair June 5 – July 5
Start your summer at the 2015 San Diego County Fair – Friday, June 5 through Sunday, July 5 (closed Mondays and the first two Tuesdays). For centuries, people across the world have traveled to World’s Fairs to celebrate innovations, art and agriculture. In 1915, people flocked to San Diego for the Panama-California Exposition, held in Balboa Park. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of this milestone event, and the history and influence World’s Fairs have had on the modern-day, the 2015 San Diego County Fair theme is A Fair To Remember: A Celebration of World’s Fairs and Balboa Park.
Independence Day/July 4th Celebrations
National City’s 4th of July Carnival July 1-4
Kimball Park, National City
Independence Day at the Border July 3
Larsen Field – Cesar Chavez Park, San Ysidro
The Spirit of the Fourth July 4
Webb Park, Rancho Bernardo
Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration July 4
Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa
4th of July Celebration in Ocean Beach July 4
Independence Day Festival & Fireworks July 4
Great Green – California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Julian 4th of July Parade July 4
El Cajon 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks July 4
Kennedy Park, El Cajon
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Parade and Festivities July 4
Hoyt Park, Scripps Ranch, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Rancho Santa Fe’s Annual 4th of July Parade & Picnic July 4 , 1-3 p.m.
San Diego Comic Con 2015 July 9-12
Point Loma Summer Concerts July 10 – Aug 7
2015 Annual Over The Line Tourney July 11-19
Christmas in July July 11-12
Christmas in July: Sat & Sun, July 11-12, 2015 More than 10,000 people expected to attend the finest HANDCRAFTED art fair in San Diego County. Artisan Booth Space STILL AVAILABLE! 150 artisan booths, live entertainment, large food court, Kid’s Zone, silent and live auction, huge rummage sale, Farmer’s Market, bake sale, beer garden, and carnival rides.
11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am July 11
The 11th Annual Switchfoot Bro-Am beach day on July 11 will feature a surf contest, live music performances, and nerf surf jousting exposition between surf contest heats. This year’s event will welcome back the 4th annual Rob Machado Bro Junior.
Del Mar Racing Season July 16 – Sept 7
Be part of the magic and nostalgia of this long-time horse race tradition dating back to 1937 when Bing Crosby greeted the first guests, and Seabiscuit won by a nose in the infamous race in 1938. This season features the nation’s top race horses, trainers and jockeys, and plenty of fun in the sun. The races run five days weekly, except Monday and Tuesday. Horse racing at Del Mar happens Wednesday through Sunday, with post time for the first race on most days at 2:00 PM. On Fridays first post is at 4:00 PM.
Lemon Zest and Garlic Fest July 18
San Diego’s first ever festival dedicated to lemon and garlic dishes is coming to downtown San Diego’s Waterfront Park at the county administration building July 18! Perfect for all ages, the fest features live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and contests, arts and crafts and a 21+ beer and wine garden. Tickets include admission to the fest along with unlimited food, wine and craft beer samples.