Events in Orange County | July 2017

Posted by First Team Real Estate on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 11:00am.

If you don't have any plans for the fourth, then it's time to check out our roundup of Events in Orange County this July 2017, including 4th of July fireworks and events going on around Orange County cities this year. This month there's also tons of summer fun including the OC Fair, Laguna Beach art events like the Sawdust Festival and Pageant of the Masters, movies on the beach, free Shakespeare, and more!

4th of July Fireworks in Orange County

All fireworks and events take place Tuesday July 4th, 2017.

Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach Pier
325 Pacific Coast Highway
Fireworks @ 9PM

The festivities are all day in Huntington Beach beginning with a Breakfast hosted by the Kiwanis of HB, a Surf City 5K, the 112th Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade and food and entertainment all afternoon at the Pier Festival. The Pier Festival runs all weekend long from Sunday, July 2 – Tuesday, July 4; 10AM-9PM daily.

Newport Beach
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort
1131 Back Bay Dr
Fireworks @ 9PM

There’s a ton of Fourth of July fun going on in Newport Beach, as usual. The all day festivities on the Back Bay go from 3-9PM and include live music, a hosted bar, and food trucks. Gates open at 8AM and it’s $50 per car. Also going on in Newport on the Peninsula is the Old Glory Boat Parade from 1PM-3PM with live music all afternoon long.

Dana Point
Dana Point Harbor
Dana Point, CA 92629
Fireworks @ 9PM

KSBR 88.5 provides the music simulcast for the fireworks show off the harbor, so make sure you tune it in to get the full experience. There are tons of great places to enjoy the fireworks including aboard an Ocean Institute cruise with wine, appetizers, and desserts or at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott. You can also avoid traffic jams by taking the free shuttle bus from Dana Hills High School to the Harbor from 10AM-11:30PM.

Irvine High School Stadium
4321 Walnut Ave
Fireworks @ 9PM

The Annual Concert on the Green and Fireworks Festival will be held from 3-9PM at the Irvine High School football stadium. The family-friendly patriotic event presented by the Irvine Police Association features a color guard presentation, live musical performances, popular local food stands and trucks, and a fireworks spectacular. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and children and free for children under 2.

Mission Viejo
Lake Mission Viejo
22555 Olympiad Road
Fireworks @ 9PM

Mission Viejo celebrates with a street fair and fireworks to follow on Olympiad Road between Marguerite Parkway and Melinda Road. Admission is free and it’s fun for the whole family with food and game booths operated by local service organizations, local performers, dancing, and tons of fun. The day comes to a close with the fireworks over the lake – the perfect setting.

Santa Ana
Centennial Park
3000 W Edinger Ave.
Fireworks @ 9PM

Held at Centennial Park, Santa Ana’s Independence Day celebration goes from 4-9:30PM. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and picnic basket so you can stake your spot and enjoy the fun. The family fun at the park includes a kids play zone, canon exhibition, face painting, food, and history walk by liberty patriots. Activities end at 8PM to prepare for the fireworks.

San Juan Capistrano
San Juan Capistrano Sports Park
25925 Camino del Avion
Fireworks @ 9PM

From 12PM-9:30PM at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park is the San Juan 4th of July celebration with a full-scale carnival. Organizations, vendors and businesses will be selling great food, wine, beer, sweet treats and goods along with exhibitors.  "Family Style" will perform on the main stage at 6PM and keep the crowds entertained. The carnival starts at noon and you can start setting up chairs, blankets and canopies at 3PM. The evening culminates with fireworks 9:00 p.m. 

Peralta Park
115 N Pinney Drive
Fireworks @ 9PM

Anaheim has a FULL day of fun including a Firecracker 5K/10K Run, pancake breakfast, Yankee Doodle Dog Show, Patriotic Parade, and Peralta Park food and music with fireworks. The 5K, breakfast, dog show and parade will all be held at Canyon High School. The entertainment and food booths go on from 3PM-8:45PM at Peralta Park with fireworks at 9PM.

Laguna Niguel
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
28241 La Paz Road
Fireworks @ 9PM

Celebrate the 4th with a concert and fireworks show in Laguna Niguel. Enjoy concerts from 6-8PM at the amphitheater, followed by fireworks at the nearby Regional Park. The fireworks show begins at 9PM, but make sure to bring flashlights and something to sit on! Food and desserts will be available for purchase from THE CUT and Sweet Suite Dessert Truck.

Fullerton High School Stadium
Lemon St. & Berkeley Ave.
Fireworks @ 9PM

The Fullerton 4th Festival begins at 5PM, followed up by a terrific fireworks show. Throughout the day, there will be live music Soundbytes at the Fullerton High School Softball Fields at the corner of Lemon St. and Berkeley Ave. This old-fashioned 4th of July festival will feature face painting, bounce houses, caricature artists, a stilt walker and of course, fireworks at 9PM.

San Clemente

Parque Del Mar (Pier)
622 Avenida Del Mar
Fireworks @ 9PM

There will be partying in the streets all day long plus festivities and fireworks at the San Clemente Pier to celebrate Independence Day. Enjoy game booths and live shows as well as the sparkling display of lights at 9PM. Every year features new and exciting displays, so expect crowds.

Costa Mesa
OC Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive
Fireworks @9PM

The festivities at the Fairgrounds go from 4-9:30PM with live music, vendors, inflatables and more. The Heroes Hall Veteran’s Museum will be open along with Centennial Farm. Bring your own picnic, lawn chairs and blankets and make it a family day for the fourth!

More Events this July…

OC Parks Summer Concert Series

Thursday, June 30th – Thursday, September 1st
Thursday nights, 6PM-8PM

Admission and parking is free for the OC parks Summer Concert Series with a total of 10 free shows across the county this summer. Here’s the July line-up.

Craig Regional Park

Date: Thursday, June 29
Artist: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and Dallas & Doll

Mason Regional Park

Date: Thursday, July 6
Artist: Hollywood Stones and Jelly of the Month Club
Date: Thursday, July 13
Artist: Open Arms and Flashback Heart Attack

Irvine Regional Park

Date: Thursday, July 20
Artist: The Federal Empire and Kelly Rae Band
Date: Thursday, July 27
Artist: Matt Costa and David Rosales

Sawdust Festival

Friday, June 30th – Sunday, September 3rd

The Sawdust will feature the fine art and craft of over 200 Laguna Beach artists. Come enjoy live entertainment, art demonstrations, classes, and outdoor cafes set in the cool eucalyptus grovel. A new program is the Sawdust Art Classes After Dark offered in the evenings. Check out the site for a full list of art classes offered and more event details for the summer.

Eid Festival

Saturday, July 1st – Sunday, July 2nd
12PM-10PM each day

Eid Festival is Anaheim’s community celebration of Eid-al-Fitr, a colorful Muslim holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan - the holy month of fasting. Held at the Promenade in Downtown, the festival aims to unite and celebrate the Muslim community of SoCal through live entertainment, delicious food vendors, carnival rides and more. The event is free and welcomes all cultures and ages! To enter the kid’s talent show, register online.

Red, White & LUAU - Locale OC July Release Party

Monday, July 3rd

Locale Magazine’s 7th annual Red, White and LUAU will feature hula and fire dancers, live reggae music, specialty cocktails and delicious food. Tickets are $25 and $30 at the door. Held at the Newport Dunes, the festival will feature restaurant samplings from tons of local eateries like Burnt Crumbs, Smoqued BBQ, Brussels Bistro, Tanner’s and so much more.

Movies Under the Stars at Rancho Las Lomas

Thursdays in July
Open at 6PM; Movie begins at dusk

Thursday nights at 6PM watch a movie under the stars at Rancho Las Lomas in Silverado Canyon. The Barn will be open starting at 6PM for a cold Towne Park Brew and the movie will begin at dusk. Bring a low back chair and a picnic to enjoy under the stars. No outside alcohol, and movie nights are for guests 21+.

July 6th: Top Gun
July 13th: Forgetting Sarah Marshall
July 20th: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
July 27th: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Beachfront Cinema

July – September
Gates open at 5PM; Movies at dusk

BeachFront Cinema is an outdoor movie experience, taking place across SoCal beaches. It’s coming to Huntington Beach for the summer with one of the largest inflatable, outdoor movie screens in California. Movie nights also feature plush, jumbo beanbags, food vendors, live bands, beach bar, contests, games and gorgeous sunsets. Admission is free for children 3 and under. General admission is $15.

Saturday, July 8th: Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, July 15th: Rogue One

Festival of Arts Fine Art Show

Wednesday, July 5th – Friday, August 4th

This summer explore Laguna Beach's Festival of Arts featuring 140 of Orange County's top artists in an open-air gallery setting. Enjoy demonstrations and art workshops, daily art tours, live music, special events, on-site restaurants and more. General Admission: Weekdays $8, Weekends $12; Students & Seniors: Weekdays $5, Weekends $8; Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival

Thursday, July 6th – Saturday, September 2nd
Various Dates; 8PM Showtime

The New Swan Shakespeare Festival is performed outdoors in an intimate, mini-Elizabethan theater in-the-round, at the UC Irvine campus. This season the New Swan will be putting on several performances of The Tempest and The Taming of the Shrew. Check out the website for event dates and tickets. Ticket prices range from $25 - $64.

Pageant of the Masters

Friday, July 7th – Thursday, August 31st

The Pageant of the Masters is an imaginative recreation of historic art scenes with live people painted to fit the part. The Festival Art show brings local and international works to be out on display in a social scene. Set in Laguna Beach just down the road from the Sawdust festival, this is a one of a kind show recently voted one of the top five art festivals in the nation by USA Today readers.

German Heritage Day

Sunday, July 9th

Admission is free for the German Heritage Day festival at Old World in Huntington Beach, and the first 500 people will get free food! The day of fun and excitement includes Donau Schwaben Fold Dancers, German American brass band playing all day, carnival games, face painting and everyone’s favorite wiener dog races. Wiener Dachshund races will take place from 3-4PM.

Segerstrom Center's FREE Movie Mondays

Monday, July 10th – Monday, August 7th

Segerstrom Center in Costa Mesa will be hosting their free summer movie series outdoors this month, Monday nights. Set-up begins at 5:30PM, with the movie starting at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs or other easily portable seating items, snacks and picnic suppers. There will be food trucks so you can get your grub on with great movies all month long. Here’s the line-up:

July 10th: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
July 17th: The Wiz
July 24th: Stand and Deliver
July 31st: Edward Scissorhands
August 7th: School of Rock

OC Fair

Friday, July 14th – Sunday, August 13th
Open Wednesday – Sunday

The OC faire is a full month of endless fun at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Enjoy the carnival rides, games, exhibits, livestock, courtyard wine seminars, live music and entertainment and so much more all month long. Check out the list of performers at the Pacific Amphitheater with everyone from Kenny Loggins and Colbie Caillat, to Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects. There will also be several events at the action sports arena including Monster Truck Destruction Tour, jousting, and extreme rodeo.

D23 Expo 2017

Friday, July 14th – Sunday, July 16th

All the magic and excitement of the past, present, and future of Disney entertainment is coming to the Anaheim Convention Center for the D23 Expo. Each of Disney's magical worlds will unite under one roof to celebrate what's new and what's on the horizon from theme parks, television, music, gaming, and films, including Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel. Highlights include panels, giveaways, never before seen footage and behind the scenes looks at your favorite films.

San Clemente Ocean Festival

Saturday, July 15th – Sunday, July 16th
Events begin at 6AM

Check out ironman water and land events including dory boat races, 5K beach run, and one-mile ocean swim at the San Clemente Ocean Festival. The day also includes a Kid’s Dolphin Dash beach run, ‘Groms Rule’ surf contest, Stand-Up paddleboard championships and a fishing derby. There’s really fun for the whole family at this event that includes a free beach concert, sand sculpting contest, great rubber duck race, car exhibits, art show and more!

Brew Hee Haw

Saturday, July 15th – Sunday, July 16th
Session 1: Saturday, 12PM-4PM
Session 2: Saturday, 6PM-10PM
Session 3: Sunday, 12PM-4PM

Brew Ha Ha Productions and the OC Fair are bringing back the 4th Annual Brew Hee Haw tasting event on opening weekend of the OC Fair. This year will feature more than 80+ craft beer selections from some of the best breweries in the Country.  Attendees will enjoy unlimited 2 oz. tastes from a wide selection of styles of beers such as Pale Ales, IPA's, Stouts, Saisons, Hefeweizens and more! With your ticket to Brew Hee Haw you’ll also get free OC Fair admission. Early bird admission has already sold out and tier two tickets start at $55, jumping up to $65 for tier three next.

Shakespeare by the Sea

Throughout July and August
Various locations

Free Shakespeare in the Park. This year the company will be putting on performances of The Taming of the Shrew and Macbeth throughout Los Angeles County with a handful of shows in Orange County. Here’s the line-up of OC shows you can catch:

Mission Viejo at Saddleback College: Sat, July 15th @ 7:30PM – Macbeth
Mission Viejo at Saddleback College: Sun, July 16th @ 7:30PM – Taming of the Shrew
Rossmoor at Rush Park: Sat, July 22nd @ 7PM – Macbeth
Rossmoor at Rush Park: Sun, July 23rd  @ 7PM – Taming of the Shrew
Santa Ana Birch Park: Thurs, July 27th @ 7PM – Macbeth
Seal Beach at Eisenhower Park: Sun, Aug 6th @ 7PM: Taming of the Shrew
Aliso Viejo at Soka University: Wed, Aug 9th @ 7PM: Taming of the Shrew
Laguna Niguel at Crown Valley Park: Sun, Aug 13th@ 7PM: Taming of the Shrew

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes

Thursday, July 20th – Sunday, July 23rd
Thurs & Fri: 7PM; Sat: 11AM, 3PM & 7PM; Sun: 1PM & 5PM

This all new show unites some of Marvel's greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains that the universe has to offer. The show takes place at the Honda Center and includes special effects, aerial stunts and video projection to bring everyone’s favorite superheroes to life.

Vegan Faire

Saturday, July 22nd

Presented by Healthy Junk, everyone’s favorite vegan restaurant in Downtown Anaheim, the Vegan Faire is a one-day festival showcasing all things about the Vegan lifestyle. Admission is free and the fun includes lifestyle goods and services with booths and workshops focusing on food, environment, local artisans and wellness.

The whole thing will be held at the Center Street Promenade in Anaheim with live performances.

Cypress Community Festival

Saturday, July 22nd

Over 20,000 attend the Cypress Community Festival full of fun, games an activities all day long. The day kicks off with an early morning 5K/10K run and events include the car show, kid’s coloring contest and a chili or salsa cook off. Admission is free and you can roam food booths, family games, arts and crafts booths, four stages with continuous entertainment and kid’s rides.

Freedom Coalition Fest

Saturday, July 29th

The 9th Annual Freedom Coalition Fest is a music festival with live music all weekend long including camping, food, vendors, a bike show, drawings and a kidzone. The Bike show will be held on Saturday, 29th at 10AM, no dogs, alcohol, or fireworks allowed. Presale tickets are $12 for the concerts and $15 at the gate. General admission for the Bike show is $15.

If we missed one of your favorite July 2017 events, leave a comment and let us know! Share that when, where and what and we'll see you there.

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