Also included below the OC events are events for Los Angeles & San Diego counties
Orange County Events
Farmers Markets Ongoing
List of Farmers Markets in Orange County
Russo & Steel Classic Car Auction June 5-7
Southern California epitomizes the classic car lifestyle with its casually sophisticated appeal. The sheer variety of classic cars and the strength of its collector car community is astounding. Newport Beach, California’s premier oceanside retreat is the perfect location for Russo and Steele’s astute, sophisticated clientele to come enjoy the auction action in our laid back, enthusiast atmosphere.
SOCO Nights – An Outdoor Summer Movie Series June 5 – Oct 6
You’re invited to SOCO Nights, an outdoor summer movie series on the first Tuesday of every month from 5 – 9 p..m at SOCO in Costa Mesa. From June to October, guests will enjoy live music in the relaxed and comfortable SOCO Courtyard and a free outdoor movie screening by Gear Co-op.
Rockabilly Weekend at the OC Market Place June 6-7
A two day American roots music showcase featuring six rockabilly bands and contests for the best mustache, beard and hair styles is set for June 6 and 7 at the Orange County Market Place, the weekend swap meet at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and held in conjunction with the regular Market Place activity which runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Laguna Craft Guild June 7
The Craft Guild exhibits downtown Laguna Beach on the cobblestone of Main Beach. They represent a variety of art mediums; potters, glassblowers, textile artists, jewelers and many others as well. Come on down and visit us on a Sunday afternoon! Visit website for a list of upcoming dates.
Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off June 7
The Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off will take to the streets of Old Town Tustin on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The 31st annual event will feature the Chili Cook-Off, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, entertainment, kids area, music and much more. Admission is free.
TCA Architects’ 15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament June 11
TCA Architects is proud to host their always well-attended golf tournament in support of such a wonderful cause. All proceeds are used to build and repair affordable homes for low income, veteran and military families in Orange County. TCA Architects’ Annual Charity Golf Tournament has raised nearly $1million since its inception, assisting the charity in affording supplies to build simple, decent home for low-income families in Orange County.
16th Annual Downtown Anaheim 5K Run June 13
The Anaheim 5k Run takes place annually on the second Saturday in June. Partial proceeds benefit Growth Opportunities through Athletics, Learning & Service (GOALS), a youth-serving 501 (c)3 organization headquartered in Anaheim.
Laguna Niguel Elementary School 5k & 1K Family Fun Run/WalkJune 13
Bluegrass and BBQ with the Lonesome River Band June 14
Laguna Beach Live! welcomes the highly acclaimed Bluegrass band, The Lonesome River Band, on Sunday, June 14, 2015 for another awesome afternoon of Bluegrass & BBQ at The Ranch at Laguna Beach. Whether performing on the famous stage of the Grand Ole Opry or headlining major concert events & festivals, Lonesome River Band is one of the most respected names in bluegrass music and continues to set the standard in the bluegrass world.
BrideWorld Expo June 14
Orange County’s annual wedding planning expo where brides-to-be can shop and compare 150 local wedding vendors offering bridal gowns, photography, floral displays, DJs, entertainers, venues, beauty tips, custom invitations, honeymoon planners and more.
Vans Warped Tour in Pomona June 19
St. Pauls 36th Annual Greek Festival June 26-28
“A Taste of Greece”
This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, full-Scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings
Sawdust Festival June 26
Featuring the fine art and craft of nearly 200 Laguna Beach artists. Art enthusiasts, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since the beginning of this festival in 1966. Meet the artists and try your hand at some of the art and craft projects provided.
Doheny Surf Festival June 27-28
The Green event will include all things surf: exhibits, demonstrations, environmental education, surf star autograph signings, tandem, outrigger & SUP exhibitions for all ages! Come down to Doheny State Beach and experience the fun for yourself.
Los Angeles County Events
The 9th Annual Calabasas Malibu Wine & Food Festival June 4 – July 18
City of Calabasas Dodger Night!- June 8, 7:10pm at Dodger Stadium Sun Sets: Abba Fab – A Tribute To The Music of ABBA – June 7, 6:00pm at Calabasas Lake June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, – Kids Club events at The Commons
Make Music Pasadena June 6
Think of Make Music as a mini FYF in Downtown Pasadena. A more-than-reasonable $5 donation is requested for this otherwise free music festival, which consists of more than 150 concerts from up-and-coming indie bands, spread across multiple local venues, shops and restaurants. This year’s acts include Sir Sly, Caroline Smith and How to Dress Well, among others. http://makemusicpasadena.dola.com
LA Weekly’s Tacolandia June 6
LA Weekly presents Tacolandia 2015 at El Pueblo de Los Angeles in DTLA. The 3rd annual gourmet taco festival will feature more than 80 top taco vendors curated by the World’s First Tacorazzo, Bill Esparza. All restaurants have tasty samples of their signature gourmet tacos for all to enjoy. Complete with live mariachi music, cash bars with beer, wine and cocktails as well as awards for best tacos in various categories presented by The Vendys, Tacolandia 2015 will be LA Weekly’s largest event of the year and one not to be missed.
CatCon LA June 6-7
The self-dubbed Comic-Con for cat people comes to the Reef, née LA Mart, next June with speakers, meet and greets, furniture, art, toys and clothing—For humans? Felines? Hopefully both. So far, speakers include Simon Tofield (creator of “Simon’s Cat”), permakitten Lil Bub and owner Mike Bridavsky, “Henri, Le Chat Noir” creator Will Braden, Cheezburger founder Ben Huh and more. There’s not a whole lot else announced about the 2015 fest so far, but needless to say, we’ll be stalking the event’s every move.
Concerts on the Green June 7 – Aug 30
The Concerts in 2015 will be held Sunday afternoons. All concerts start at 6 PM and end at 8 PM unless otherwise notified. Concerts on the Green are held at the beautiful Lou Bredlow Pavilion in Warner Park at 5800 Topanga Canyon Blvd., in Woodland Hills. There is plenty of room for a late afternoon picnic with the family while being entertained by headline performers. Please note: Dates, times and performers are subject to change without notice. Please check the website for regular updates. http://www.valleycultural.org/
VCC World Music and Cultural Arts Festival June 7
World Music & Cultural Arts Festival – artist performing are as follows: Lao Tizer’s World Fusion Band, Drum Circles, Aztec Dancers, The Young Dubliners and The music of Sly & The Family Stone, featuring The Family Stone.
LA Pride June 12
One of the biggest pride events in the US, LA Gay Pride attracts as many as 400,000 people during its three-day festival at West Hollywood Park (647 N San Vicente Blvd) and famous three-hour Sunday parade. The atmosphere is good-natured and raucous; local color is provided by divas, drag queens and DJs. Performers this year include Fifth Harmony, Tamar Braxton, Wilson Phillips and Kesha.
Playboy Jazz Festival June 13-14
Keen to see jazz greats past and present? Get ready for mellow harmonies and earthy grooves at the 37th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival this summer. Audiences can also expect a light, jovial affair as comedian George Lopez will be hosting for the third year in a row. Headliners include Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter and Grammy Award-winning jazz and R&B singer Ledisi. This year’s theme: Paying tribute to late jazz artist Gerald Wilson. Remember, it’s at the Hollywood Bowl, so why not share a bottle of wine with some friends and groove along with the jazz’s pride and glory? http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/playboyjazz
L.A. Beer Week June 20-28
Over 70 breweries will be in attendance, and you can expect to see a lot of your local favorites—Highland Park Brewery, Smog City, El Segundo Brewing and more. And you can totally steal your glass because, uh, it comes with your admission ticket.
Moonlight Movies on the Beach June 22 – Aug 27
The best things in life really are free—love, happiness, and an evening spent watching movies on a giant inflatable screen at the beach. On select dates from June until August, pack up your folding chairs, grab your kids and head to Long Beach for this unique outdoor screening. Thanks to Alfredo’s Beach Clubs, you can give your babysitter the night off, while you and the fam enjoy a host of kid-friendly flicks, like Up and Frozen Sing-A-Long. Bring your own picnic, or munch on eats from the nearby snack stand. Alfredo’s Beach Club, Long Beach
Los Angeles River Ride June 28
This festive annual bike ride is the premier fundraiser for the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and features 10 different bike rides of varying lengths (from 15-100 miles), so there’s something for all ages and ability levels. Stick around for an Eco Expo plus a raffle, live music and food to reward your efforts. The different rides will take you all across SoCal; most start and end at the Autry Center in Griffith Park, with a few out of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Check the website for the details of each race and to register.
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.
San Diego Greek Festival June 5-7
St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church invites you to join us at our annual Greek Festival. We enjoy sharing our heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills with you, our neighbors and friends in San Diego and Southern California. Your attendance always gives great pleasure to the many members of our community who have worked hard preparing this special 3-day weekend for you.
San Marcos Rock, Blues & BBQ Festival June 5-6
RB Alive! Street Fair June 7
Come and help us celebrate the North San Diego Business Chamber’s 27th Annual RB Alive!. There will be a full day of entertainment and enjoyment with over 300 booths. Visitors can browse the arts and crafts booths, get information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations and of course partake in tasty treats and meals from food vendors.
The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival June 13
The Toast of the Coast will feature the finest wines from licensed wineries in California and Baja California. Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of wines entered in the 2015 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. When you find one you like, you’ll be able to buy bottles to take home. The Festival also includes entertainment and admission to the San Diego County Fair. Wine enthusiasts can upgrade to the VIP Winemakers’ Tasting Area for an exclusive experience with winemakers and specialty food pairing and wine samplings.
San Diego Oysterfest June 13
The 6th Annual San Diego Oysterfest brings an amazing live music performance to the beautiful bayside setting of Marina Embarcadero North. 2015 Headliner is Thievery Corporation.
San Diego International Boat Show June 18-21
Whether you’ve been yearning for a yacht, coveting a family cruiser, or anxious to dive into the exciting and healthy world of paddle sports, now is the time to make that dream a reality with boats for sale in addition to dozens of booths showcasing the newest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories
San Diego International Beer Festival June 19-21
With more than 400 beers from around the world to choose from, beer aficionados will enjoy hard-to-find specialty craft brews alongside favorites from our local brewing scene. Specialty vendors will be selling a variety of accessories and gifts for the beer lover – from unique apparel to beer dog bones! With a stage featuring everything from home brewing advice to educational demonstrations with Stone’s Bill Sysak and Alesmith’s Anthony Chen to food pairings presented by Venissimo Cheese and The Lost Abbey (what is a Palate Trip anyway?!?) – these are demonstrations you won’t want to miss!
San Diego Wooden Boat Festival June 20-21
Each Father’s Day Weekend wooden boat owners display their craft at The San Diego Wooden Boat Festival. More than 80 wooden craft, ranging from row boats to regal schooners, were on hand for viewing by the public in 2011.
Bonita 5K & Junior 1K June 20
The 31st Annual Bonita 5K (formerly known as the Bonita 5000) takes place on the roads surrounding Rohr Park and it is fast and flat. Race starts and ends at Lot C. The Junior 1K race will start at the same location, but will take place inside the park.
Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks June 26 – Aug 21
Friday evenings from 6 – 9 PM. Free outdoor summer concerts at various locations in Carlsbad, CA.
2015 Ocean Beach Street Fair and Chili Cookoff June 27
Free one day festival with live music and entertainment, and of course a chili cookoff. A popular yearly community tradition with 5 music stages, art, food, and fun for the all age, over 70,000 visitors throughout the day make this one of the best San Diego events in June!
Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival June 27
New for 2015, the San Diego County Fair presents Distilled: San Diego Spirit & Cocktail Festival, Saturday, June 27 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM in the famed Paddock, Red Star Café, Paddock Tavern and 17 Hands Restaurant. Distilled will feature creatively distilled spirits and handcrafted cocktails from the best bartenders and distillers in San Diego and beyond!
San Diego Outdoor Movies Ongoing
The 2015 SDSFF will highlight over 20 international films, include dozens of filmmakers and producers in attendance, Q&As, filmmaker panel and workshops, an amazing surf art gallery, surf legends and shaping demos, beach clean-ups and expression sessions, incredible live music, serendipitous live art, rad people and raging after-parties. We welcome surf enthusiasts and filmmakers from around the world to come celebrate the art of surf cinema in our beautiful hometown.