Summer is here and The OC is celebrating! Get a taste of summer throughout Orange County. The OC is heating up with different activities that will fill your summer with laughter and fun. Your summer plans could include spending a morning at the beach, visiting an arts festival, or catching a summer concert in the park! Make friends with the California sunshine and plan your summer days in The OC.
This year, Knott's Berry Farm’s Ghost Town celebrates its 75th anniversary with an unprecedented interactive entertainment experience, Ghost Town Alive!, amajor restoration of Ghost Rider, and a complete refurbishment of the legendary Mrs. Knott’s Chicken Dinner. By participating in daily activities and shapethe events that unfold, like pledging one’s allegiance to notorious bandits or saving the day alongside courageous cowboys! And every evening, the dayculminates with a town-wide hoedown celebration of 75 years of Calico.
July 15-August 14
The OC Fair returns with 23 days of food, rides, shopping, exhibits and animals. From 1949 to the present, the OC Fair has grown from a small, community,five-day celebration to a 23-day festival that is one of Orange County's most eagerly awaited annual events. Enjoy world-renowned performers in the PacificAmphitheatre, and exciting events in The Hangar and Action Sports Arena. Open Wednesday-Sunday.
Every Saturday 9am-2pm
SOCO - South Coast Collection
Join the SOCO Farmer's Market every Saturday from 9-2pm. Enjoy seasonal fresh produce, live music, local meats, eggs, juices, sweets, nuts, sauces, dips,ready -made foods, warm out-of-the-oven breads and more! Help support your local small businesses and have some family fun.
July 9 & 10
Pepe Aguilar performs his unique brand of Mexican music at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in two concerts taking place in Segerstrom Hall on Saturday andSunday, July 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. Acclaimed for his fusion of Mariachi and Pop music, Aguilar has forged an innovative and unique Latin sound all his own thathas garnered nine Grammy Awards, 15 #1 hits on Billboard’s chart and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
July 11 – August 8
FREE films al fresco at Segerstrom Center’s FREE Movie Mondays, returning for its tenth season on the Arts Plaza. Local Movie-goers can look forward togathering as a community for casual evenings of fun activities, picnic dinners or specialties from popular food trucks and watching five fan-favorite filmson consecutive Mondays.
The Hills Are Alive in this brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award®-winning Director Jack O’Brien. The spirited,romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the Von Trapp family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®,- Grammy®- and Academy Award®-winningBest Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song.
July 7, 14, 21 & 28
Concerts in the Park take place each Tuesday evening in July in Costa Mesa Fairview Park (2525 Placentia Ave.). The free series features live music,gourmet food trucks, a beer and wine garden, and children's activities. The event pre-show begins at 5:00 p.m. with the show starting at 6:00 p.m.
June 24, 2016
The Dawn Lawn at The Ritz Carlton
Southeast Asia is known for its astonishing array of delicious street food. Executive Chef Brian Sundeen garnered his inspiration for the evening’s tastingmenu from these roadside carts where many of the region’s best dishes are found. The menu includes Green Papaya and Grilled Shrimp Salad with Crab SummerRoll, Nasi Goreng Indonesian Fried Rice, Sunny side up Quail Eggs and more.
July 21; August 18; September 15; 5 to 8 p.m.
The Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel
Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel to sniff and schmooze at Yappy Hour. Haute hounds enjoylapping up libations, like water in their favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch UnleashedChardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, or Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon. Proceeds from Yappy Hour will benefit the Wounded Veterans Initiative of CanineCompanions for Independence.
The June 2016 debut of Monarch Beach Resort, will introduce guests to a reimagined luxury resort destination steeped in the relaxed, sun-splashedsophistication of Southern California. With the dramatic transformation, guests will enjoy a more elevated yet approachable experience that includes a newMiraval Life in Balance Spa, five new dining concepts, an expansive new poolscape and a new arrival experience through a transformed lobby.Book their ReDiscover packagebefore December and enjoy the newly transformed resort while receiving a $100 daily resort credit, breakfast for two, complimentary resort charge, andcomplimentary parking.
This is the place where summer dazzles! Come and experience the finale of the Diamond Celebration. Plus, discover exciting new entertainment andattractions like the musical spectacular Frozen—Live at the Hyperion and Soarin’ Around the World. And enjoy special Star Wars™ experiences—like HyperspaceMountain. It’s the best time ever to visit the Disneyland® Resort.
Disney California Adventure® Park brings to life the timeless story of Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven and everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf, in a spectacularmusical stage production. It’s an incredible, unforgettable theatrical experience that will delight your entire family.
You can soar over the Great Wall of China, Switzerland's Matterhorn Mountain, and spectacular scenic wonders on every continent. At Disney CaliforniaAdventure® Park, your imagination will take flight in this epic re-imagining of a classic attraction. Come join us for Soarin’ Around the World!
Space Mountain makes the leap to hyperspace as Star Wars invades the classic high-speed, outer space adventure.
Living it Up at the Hyatt
Hyatt Huntington Beach has lined up a variety of summer activities for you to enjoy. Throughout the summer, catch a summer concert, enjoy beach activities, or plan a day with the kids at the HyattHuntington Beach.
June 25 - September 4
Huntington State Beach
Beachfront Cinema is the premier outdoor movie experience taking place on the beautiful sandy beaches of Surf City USA! This one-of- a-kind event consistsof a reserved, premium area on Huntington State Beach featuring one of the largest inflatable outdoor movie screens in California. With top end productionelements including theater quality projection and sound, BeachFront Cinema also features plush, jumbo-sized beanbags, food vendors, live bands, beach bar,contests, games and some of the most amazing sunsets on the West Coast. Tickets start at $15. For more upcoming screenings, please visitwww.beachfrontcinema.com.
The US Open of Surfing is the world’s largest surf competition and lifestyle festival, returning to Huntington Beach. The best surfers in the world competefor one of the largest prize purses in the industry, along with essential points in their bid to become crowned the world’s best surfer. In addition tosurfing, events in recent years have included skateboarding and BMX competitions, live music, movie premieres, fashion shows, and samples from yourfavorite industry brands including Vans, Samsung, GoPro and more.
Coinciding with the Vans US Open of Surfing, the Vans Pro Skate Park Series will take the place of the Van Doren Invitational in Huntington Beach with itsdebut on July 30. Showcasing an international roster of top pros and a total prize purse in excess of $500,000, the inaugural Vans Pro Skate Park Seriesestablishes the premier global points ranking system for both men and women. With Huntington Beach as the last qualifying location before the worldchampionship, the event will culminate with the official crowning of park terrain skateboarding in Sweden.
Pasea Hotel and Spa Caters to Tech Savvy Travelers
With its debut in June 2016, Paséa Hotel & Spa brings not only modern style and stunning oceanfront views to Huntington Beach, but also the support oftechnology for a seamless guest experience. Paséa caters to today’s tech savvy traveler by offering a host of digital solutions including remote check-inand check-out and keyless room entry via StayNTouch. Guests will have access to PressReader – a service that gives guests access to over 5,000 premiumpublications around the world, all accessible on their mobile device; while a digital in-room compendium will allow them to order in-room dining and bookspa appointments. And upon check-out, Guest-Tek technology will even allow guests to text the Valet staff to bring their car around.
YNK, located inside of the Irvine Marriott, will be kicking off their South American summer menu next month, in celebration of the Olympics in Rio! Imbibers can travel to countries including Mexico, Peru, Cuba, and Brazil without leaving the bar and enjoy cocktails inspired by each location.
July 7 - August 28
You might think that a play that has been sweeping through the public and critical imagination for more than 400 years would have settled itself into asingle meaning. But the restless heart of this quintessential masterwork of Shakespeare refuses to be so defined. Be ready to witness Denmark's mosttortured Prince transform from a boy ... to a man ... to a murderer ... to a legend.
July 8 - August 27
This much-loved comedy of love and disguise, exile and companionship, is reimagined in the world of Depression-era drifters and American folk music.
September 24, 2016
Orange County’s largest multicultural festival celebrates Irvine’s diversity. More than 50 cultures are represented with music and dance on five stages;cultural and religious displays, international cuisine, a world marketplace and a giant interactive Kids Village.