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Summer in the OC

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. 


Four Diamond Hotel (1030 West Katella Ave.) to be Built Next to Anaheim Convention Center
A $225 million, 634-room property is set to replace the Anabella Hotel on Katella Ave. Located adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center, the hotel will stand eight stories high with 42,000 square feet of meeting space. Construction begins in early fall 2017 with an opening in 2020.

Downtown Anaheim Welcomes New Wine Tasting Room
Pali Wine Co., of Lompoc, CA, is opening a tasting room in the MAKE Building, a 10,500-square-foot structure that was once a marmalade factory dating back to the early 1900s, this summer. With a second lease on life, the Make Building also has indoor and outdoor communal lounge space, Unsung Brewery, soon to open Jav's BBQ, and a yet-to-be-announced distillery.

New Food Offerings at Angel Stadium are Hitting It Out of the Park
Adding a little flavor to America's Pastime, Legends Hospitality has expanded the menus and concepts at Angel Stadium for the 2017 season. Proving to be a homerun, Saint Archer Brewing Co.'s is the "Big A's" gastropub eatery that boasts excellent views, craft beer pairings and delicious eats.

Golden Road Brewing Undergoes Massive Expansion
Golden Road Brewing is expanding its facility in a big way. The renowned brewery is planning a massive 56,000-square-foot expansion which includes three outdoor bars, sit down restaurant, event space, kids play area, dog run, movie viewing areas and outdoor fire pits. The expansion is set to be completed this summer.

Bottle Logic Brewing Expands Tasting Room and Production Facility
Expansion to Bottle Logic is currently underway. The expansion will double the brewery's size and add an outdoor patio area, as well as private event space. Bottle Logic will also expand its collection of bourbon barrels to triple production capacity of barrel-aged brews. The expansion is set to be complete by fall 2017.

Buena Park

Knott's Berry Farm

Snoopy's Magnificent Magical Revue Debuts
June 10 - August 20 | No Shows on Wednesdays
Snoopy's Magnificent Magical Revue is a jaw-dropping magic show starring Snoopy, showcasing the mystifying and amazing magic of Magician Extraordinaire Greg Wilson. The whole PEANUTS GANG will amaze and confound with their magical exploits and lavish musical production numbers in this family-friendly show. The show runs six days a week, with no show on Wednesdays.

Ghost Town Alive!
May 27 - September 4 |10 AM - 5:30 PM
The summer comes alive at Knott's Berry Farm with new headline shows, one-of-a-kind interactive entertainment and a brand-new thrill ride. Knott's summer fun kicks off with the return of Ghost Town Alive! Guests can unlock adventures with new characters, influence new story lines and take on new challenges in this "alive" version of Ghost Town. The summer entertainment continues with the return of Circus of Wonder, the traveling circus show that brings awe-inspiring stunts and death defying acrobatics to the old west. The park's recently installed Sol Spin adds new hair-raising thrills to Fiesta Village, sending guests on a thrilling topsy-turvy adventure over 6 stories high as the ride rotates in all directions on one of six spinning arms.

Knott's Soak City
May 20 - September 10
Knott's Soak City kicks off with a splash this summer season! Orange County's largest water park is the perfect family destination to cool off during summer as it debuts two brand new water slide towers, Shore Break and The Wedge. Plus, Soak City has undergone a 2-acre expansion and thematic renovation, which included new shaded seating areas, spacious cabanas and a newly remodeled Longboard's Grill.

Costa Mesa

Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Cool for the Summer" Package at Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa

Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar
Silver Trumpet's Dinner and Wine Tasting with Flora Springs Winery
Friday, June 23, 2017
6 fine wines and a decadent 4-course dinner make for the perfect Friday evening date.

Dana Point

Monarch Beach Resort

4th of July Fireworks Show 
July 4, 2017 | 9:00 PM

Monarch Weekend Package
The Monarch Weekend package includes daily breakfast for two and an additional $300 resort credit per stay, with a total of $460 in added value.

Miraval Tea
Every Saturday and Sunday | 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$50 includes high tea experience, spa access and a $50 credit toward a Miraval Life in Balance spa service.* Excludes DRYBAR and Deborah Lippmann Salon Services. 24 hour advanced reservation required.


Rivers of America Attractions Relaunch:
  • "Fantasmic!": On July 17, the nighttime spectacular "Fantasmic!" returns with magical new effects, music and Disney stories. This popular, breathtaking show stars Mickey Mouse and his extravagant dream.
  • The Disneyland Railroad: Beginning July 29, the Disneyland Railroad debuts a new route through a beautiful, newly-imagined waterfront and over an elevated trestle above Rivers of America. Guests will hop aboard once again and take a grand circle tour around Walt Disney's original Magic Kingdom. 
  • Other Attractions: The Mark Twain Riverboat, Sailing Ship Columbia and Davy Crockett Explorer Canoes all come back this summer as well, bringing in new adventures and new views.

Main Street Electrical Parade Returns to Disneyland Resort
Disney's beloved Main Street Electrical Parade continues all summer until Aug. 20. The nightly parade will make its way down Main St. with the original floats from 1996.

Summer of Heroes Touch Down at Disney California Adventure® Park
Summer of Heroes inaugurates an ever-expanding universe of Super Hero stories at Disney California Adventure that will become even bigger over time. Guardians of the Galaxy characters and other Super Heroes are making appearances throughout the park for new exploits and heroic encounters. While some of the heroes will be featured year-round, others will be available only until Sept. 10.

Guardians of the Galaxy Attraction Arrives at Disney California Adventure® Park
An epic new adventure Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! is now open! Characters from the blockbuster hit movie guide guests through an immersive experience set to a playlist inspired by the movie's soundtrack.


Irvine Global Village Festival 
September 23, 2017
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. 

Melon Tours
July - August 2017
Take a wagon ride tour of the 30-acre Tanaka Farms. See how fruits and vegetables grow, get a taste of fresh watermelon and pick your own.

Orange County Soccer ClubOrange County's Professional Soccer Team is one of 12 founding members of the new United Soccer League (USL) in its inaugural 2011 season. Home games played at the Orange County Great Park stadium:
  • Saturday, June 24 vs. Seattle Sounders 2
  • Saturday, July 1 vs. Portland Timbers 2
  • Saturday, July 8 Phoenix Rising FC; Saturday
  • July 22 vs. Rio Grande Valley FC
  • Tuesday, August 8 vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
  • Tuesday, August 15 vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC
  • Friday, August 18 vs. Phoenix Rising FC
  • Friday, August 25 vs. OKC Energy FC
  • Saturday, September 2 vs. Reno 1868 FC
  • Saturday, September 9 vs. Swope Park Rangers
  • Wednesday, September 13 vs. San Antonio FC

Irvine Spectrum

Toddler Tuesday | July 18th; August 15th; September 19th; October 17th
Experience mornings of fun and creativity at Irvine Spectrum Center every third Tuesday of the month, featuring live entertainment, crafts, and activities for your little ones. For added fun, all attractions (Kiddie Train***, Carousel, and Giant Wheel) will be free during event hours.

Back to School Endless Summer Festival | August 11, 12 & 13
Irvine Spectrum Center is kicking off the back-to-school shopping season with the return of the Endless Summer Festival. Stay tuned for more details.>


New Swan Shakespeare Festival - The Tempest
(July 6, 8, 13, 15, 19, 22, 23, 27 & 28 | August 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 24, 25 & 31 | September 2)
A story of shipwreck and magic, The Tempest begins on a ship caught in a violent storm with Alonso, the king of Naples, on board.

New Swan Shakespeare Festival - The Taming of the Shrew
(July 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 20, 21, 26, 29 & 30 | August 3, 9, 11, 13, 18, 20, 23, 26, 27 & 30 | September 1)
A nobleman plays a trick on a beggar, Christopher Sly, treating Sly as if he is a nobleman who has lost his memory.

UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts offers a variety of entertainment and youth summer camps. You can find more information on upcoming events and performances here.

The Irvine Barclay Theater has a wide range of live performances this season. You can find a complete list of their shows and more information their upcoming performances here.

There's always something interesting going on at UCI. Enlightening classes, engaging public lectures, captivating performances and exciting athletic events take place year-round. Click here to find out more information.


Huntington Beach

New Towers Debut At The Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort
The all new suite-centric Twin Dolphin Tower and event space at the Hilton Waterfront Hotel will be open and ready for visitors by Summer 2017. Atop the new tower, enjoy stunning views and the Pacific Ocean breeze at the laidback rooftop lounge, The Offshore 9. In addition, the hotel features new eateries like the Boardwalk Restaurant and The Driftwood Beach Club bar, the fabulous pool complete with waterslides, and a private sandy faux-beach with fire pits.

Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel Undergoing $3 Mil Renovations
Kimpton Shorebreak Hotel, which is currently undergoing a $3 million renovation, will soon welcome guests to discover rejuvenated, sophisticated rooms; new furnishings in common areas; an updated fitness center-complete with a 40-foot wide rock climbing wall-and Pacific Hideaway, a Pacific Rim-inspired restaurant opening in late spring. Kenneth Brown Salons is poised to open its third Orange County location under the hotel, scoring guests and the public a convenient choice for high-end hair, face, and body rejuvenation treatments.

Pasea Hotel & Spa Turns 1 Year Old
This June, Huntington Beach's luxury property Pasea Hotel & Spa will be celebrating its one year anniversary with a special 3-day weekend event; more details to come. Tanner's and Treehouse Bar will continue with their Sunset Happy Hour Menu offered Monday - Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, Treehouse is entertaining guests with live music every Friday and Saturday night.

Plan Ahead And Book Walk, Wine And Dine Food Tours
Gather your foodie friends and be sure to book a reservation with the Huntington Beach food tour, a casual 3-hour guided walking tour that takes you through historic waterfront neighborhoods for bites of fresh local favorites including artisan flatbread, authentic Italian cuisine, homemade gelato and more! Along the way, you will enjoy sips of local favorite beers and California wines. Between bites, you'll stroll through one of our oldest neighborhoods filled with architectural gems and historic landmarks, and learn lots of fun facts - like how Huntington Beach became known as Surf City USA!

Welcome To The Neighborhood: 5th & Pch
Fifth Street, the calmer cousin of Main Street, is revamping its drag of eateries and shops this year. Highly-anticipated eateries include Grater Grilled Cheese, a SoCal favorite for its funky gourmet grilled cheeses, including "The Mariachi," which packs their signature five-cheese blend, soy chorizo, refried beans, and jalapeño; and HQ Gastropub, a music-influenced gastro lounge celebrated for its diverse menu, ranging from fried pickles,chicken pot pie, gourmet burgers and fresh sushi to 32 beers on draft, 27 wines by the bottle or glass, and 20 craft cocktails.

Recently opened, The Pizza Press is giving diners the feels; nostalgia takes over as you order make-your-own pizza pies and craft beer from a newsboy, with crafty named signature pies like "The Tribune" and "The Jr. Editor." Also recently opened, LF Sportswear stocks its trendy, edgy women's fashions. Prices range from $12 knit tanks and $28 denim jeans to $50 boots and booties.

Sealegs At The Beach Kicks Off Summer Of Music At Bolsa Chica State Beach
SeaLegs at the Beach, a one-acre beach club located within Bolsa Chica State Beach, will opens for the summer season starting May 5! Throughtout the summer enjoy live musical entertainment every Friday night and Reggae Sundays weekly. Sun-kissed diners can choose from an array of scratch-made menu items including Poke Nachos with sushi-grade Ahi topped with a Sriracha aioli or a chopped Summer Salad featuring butter lettuce, grilled corn, blackberries, peaches, crumbled goat cheese and fresh herbs as they sip from an assortment of hand selected wines and brews. Diners can also enjoy gourmet s'mores after the sun goes down as they toast marshmallows on an iconic Huntington Beach fire pit. Specials throughout the summer include Mimosa Mondays featuring $2 mimosas all day and Wine Wednesdays with half off all bottles of wine.



Summer Outdoor Movie Series | Various Dates
There's no better way to watch your favorite movies of all time than at the beachfront, with the sun setting and waves crashing only hundreds of feet away. Have a picnic, get comfy and experience one of Huntington Beach's outdoor movie screenings this summer:

  • Pacific City Summer Movie Screenings
    Wednesdays Starting In June | 7 PM
    Starting back up in June, Pacific City is excited to welcome guests for the return of the outdoor movie nights at the complex. With our perfect weather, an outdoor movie screening is a great way to spend your summer nights. Be sure to check out the Pacific City website soon for an update on a list of screenings. Movies begin at 7 p.m. 
  • Beachfront Cinema Movie Nights
    Now - October 21
    Beachfront Cinema will return and be playing movies at Huntington State Beach - right on the sand! Grab a lawn chair, some blankets and snuggle up to watch films such as "E.T" (May 20), "The Sandlot" (June 3), "Rogue One" (July 15), "The Notebook" (August 5), "Jaws" (August 26) and more through October. 

2017 Vans US Open Of Surfing
July 29 - August 6
The Vans US Open of Surfing brings a 9-day celebration of surfing and surf culture to the sands of Huntington Beach with 300 world class athletes. Experience top surfers competing in the world's only surf arena off the coast of Surf City USA. In addition to surfing, the event includes world-class skateboarding and BMX competitions, movie premieres, retail and art exhibitions, and product demos from action sport industry brands. This family-friendly event will feature sponsor exhibits on the sand, free outdoor movie showings, art installations, 20+ sponsors, a retail store, athlete meet & greets or autograph sessions, and musical acts. This signagure event draws crowds for what is sure to be a memorable experience.

Corgi Beach Day
September 2017
SoCal Corgi Nation sponsors Corgi Beach Day, an event for corgi owners and corgi lovers alike to commune and celebrate. This reccuring event will return to Huntington Beach's very own Huntington Dog Beach in September and is the largest bash of its kind! Corgis, the cute little dogs known for their great personalities, adorable coats and smiles, will enjoy doggie limbo contests, photo ops, vendors, giveaways, corgi costumes, and talent contests.



Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa Deals
Over Pack & Give Back Getaway Promotion: Now through Memorial Day Weekend, Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach is encouraging guests to pack a suitcase full of gently worn clothes to donate to Serving People in Need (SPIN), a charitable organization whose mission is restoring Orange County families and individuals in crisis. Guests who make a clothing donation and book the "shopping and giving" package will receive:
  • $50 South Coast Plaza gift certificate inclusive of complimentary valet, refreshments, package check and VIP Passport
  • 20% discount on breakfast at Watertable
  • 20% off any spa treatment at Pacific Waters Spa
  • 50% off resort parking

Pasea Hotel & Spa Deals And Events
Take on the spring season refreshed and in style. Relax in a room with a view of the ocean, dine on hot wood-fired cuisine, rejuvenate with a spa treatment, or refresh your closet with shopping at Pacific City. Splash Into Spring Package includes:
  • Savings of up to 20% off accommodations
  • A $50 resort credit per stay
  • Preferred shopping benefits at select Pacific City retailers

Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Renovated Oceanfront Poolside Experience At Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa
Just in time for summer, Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa, Surf City's premiere beachfront resort destination, has unveiled a fresh poolside experience with the reopening of the main pool, Mankota's. With expanded seating, six new luxury cabanas, comfortable gathering areas, lush landscaping and a soaring sunset viewing deck, the newly renovated pool area will serve as a relaxed location for guests seeking unending sun-splashed fun in a contemporary setting.

The footprint of the deck surrounding the lagoon-style pool has been expanded, giving way to more than 100 additional seating and sun lounging options. The cabanas are appointed with flat screen televisions, overhead fans and personal refrigerators that can be stocked with summertime favorites on request. An elevated deck has been added above the Mankota's Grill and offers uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean and brilliant sunsets - perfect for lingering over sparkling cocktails.

Pete's Sunset Grille
Local hotspot Pete's Sunset Grille at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, where guests and locals alike can enjoy an enticing selection of food and free live concerts every Friday and Saturday evening. The beachy restaurant is bringing down the house with live rock, hip-hop and blues musicians, and is serving up foodie fun with Friday night Taco Buffets and Saturday BBQ the whole family will enjoy. Starting June 23 through October, the buffet is available from 5:00 - 9:00pm, and live music is from 7:00 - 10:00pm.

Surf, Burger and Beer
Take a lesson in SoCal living by learning to ride the waves with on property surf school, Toes on the Noes instructors for an exhilarating day on the water. After mastering how to hang 10, savor a juicy Backyard burger and frosty beer at Pete's Sunset Grille.

Friday "Dive In" Movies at Sunset
Every Friday in June 2017
Drop down to the pool for an evening out watching the summer sunset and catching a few great films. Every Friday in June, there will be a showing of recent top films for everyone to enjoy inside out outside of the pool.

New Mermaid Adventure
As part of our unique activities program, kids can learn to swim like a mermaid or a shark! Join us at Mankota's Pool on Sundays at 12pm. Tails and fins provided! Day-of reservations required. Call Camp Hyatt at x4828 or speak to a Recreation Attendant.

Happy Hours at Pete's Sunset Grille and Watertable
  • Pete's - Monday through Friday from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, and from 10pm to closing. 
  • Watertable - Monday through Friday from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and from 9pm to 11pm, Sunday night from 5pm to 8pm.

Surf And Turf

Double your fun, with a surf lesson (1 hour, wetsuit and board provided) then choose from one of three entrees and a beer from Pete's Sunset Grille. Choices include Pete's Backyard Burger, Baja Crispy Chicken or Pete's Famous Fish Tacos and a 16 oz. draft beer. Starting at $99. Call Toes on the Nose for reservations: 714 845 4638.

Spa Special - HydraFacialTM
This resurfacing facial treatment boosts extreme hydration, utilizing Vortex-Fusion of antioxidants, peptides and hyaluronic acid. It is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results and is immediately effective.

Pete's Sunset Summer Concert Series | 7 - 10 PM

  • The Smith Band - Country | June 23
  • Jumpin' Jack Benny - Blues | June 24

Sand Castle Building

Every Saturday | 10 AM - 1 PM
Join us on the shore and learn from our professional sand castle artists how to sculpt like a pro!


Laguna Beach

OC Pride Laguna Beach Party
Sunday, June 25
The City of Laguna Beach has declared the month of June as LGBT Culture and Heritage Month. OC Pride's Laguna Beach Party is the official closing event. Enjoy festivities and the beach party at West Street Beach then a dance party at the legendary Boom Boom Room, followed by an evening celebration at Main Street Bar & Cabaret. Adding to the celebration, The Laguna Playhouse will be featuring a special Pride showing of "Absolute Brightness."

Laguna Art-A-Fair - Exceptional Fine Art by International, National and Local Artists
June 30 - September 3
View fine art by 125 renowned artists and master craftspeople from around the world, across the United States and gifted local artists as well. Stroll through Art-A-Fair's peaceful garden setting, with cool ocean breezes, and enjoy a memorable day among the artists as they work on their oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood.

Sawdust Art Festival
June 30 - September 3
Voted "Best Festival" by OC Weekly, and "one of the country's top five festivals" by American Style Magazine, the Sawdust features artwork created only in Laguna Beach. Located in a beautiful eucalyptus grove, visitors experience the creativity of more than 200 local artisans. Sawdust exhibitors create and sell unique pieces from a wide variety of media. Visitors are drawn to the large glass-blowing enclosure where glass masters perform their skill at the furnace. Other highlights of the festival include complimentary art activities for children and adults, live entertainment, a great selection of outdoor cafes and the Sawdust Saloon.

Festival of Arts - California's Premier Fine Art Show
July 5 - August 31
The Festival of Arts is California's longest-running outdoor fine art exhibition, celebrating 85 years. Its jury process and open-air gallery setting allow this festival to please all types of connoisseurs. The show features the original artwork by 140 award-winning artists from Orange County. Art-related attractions and special events include jazz concerts, wine and chocolate pairings, and guided and audio art tours throughout the eight-week run.

Pageant of the Masters
July 7 - August 31
Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. Audiences are amazed by 90 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. An outdoor amphitheater, professional orchestra, original score, live narration, intricate sets, sophisticated lighting, expert staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers have won recognition for the Pageant of the Masters as the best presentation of its kind. The history of art is filled with stories of solitary artists abandoning society to pursue their creative expression. The 2017 theme: ‘The Grand Tour.' A Pageant ticket entitles one to free, unlimited admission to the Festival of Arts grounds all summer long.