Ready to plan your week of Things To Do? August in Orange County has lots to offer! We’ve shared some of our favorite happenings this week! Still looking for more? Head to our Event Calendar in the link below.
Surf City Nights
Starts at 5 p.m. at Downtown Huntington Beach
This Tuesday 08/14/18 attend Surf City Nights, the weekly street fair and certified farmers market down in Huntington Beach, proved so popular with Orange Countians that officials had to expand the already-sizable shindig over to the Strand on 5th Street. What that means for us is even more vendors to peruse, ranging from jewelry to clothing to home decor to weird knick-knacks; even more street performers and musicians, and even more tasty food selections to sample. So with that much ground to cover, we think it’s best to get there right for the 5 p.m. start time. Wear your walking shoes. Event ends at 9 p.m.
Casa Coastal: The Art of Baja California
Starts at 6:00 p.m. at 415 Avenida Granada in San Clemente
From now until August 25th you can join the opening reception of Casa Coastal: The Art of Baja California on Friday, June 15 from 6-8 PM! Admission to the opening reception is FREE to the public and includes complimentary wine & cheese. Casa Coastal: The Art of Baja California is on view from June 15 – August 25 and is free with general admission to Casa Romantica ($5).
Baja California has a rich tradition of art and storytelling inspired by the peninsula’s lush bi-coastal geography and culturally diverse inhabitants. Three artists explore, with the ‘magic realism’ popularized by contemporary Mexican art and literature, the lifestyle and folklore of this inimitable locale. The free opening reception includes Baja-inspired cuisine and a performance by local folklórico dancers. Event ends 08/25/18 at 8:00 p.m.
Pageant of the Masters
Starts at 9:00 a.m. at 650 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach
From Saturday 07/07/18 until 09/01/18 Under the Sun,” honoring Laguna Beach’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration, is the theme of this year’s show. Each ticket to Pageant of the Masters also allows admission to the Festival of Arts grounds, where original works by dozens of artists are on display and available for purchase. Event ends September 1st at 10:00 p.m.
Festival of Arts Fine Art Show
Starts at 12:00 p.m. at 650 Laguna Canyon Rd in Laguna Beach
From now until September 1st Celebrate National Mead Day with SoCal’s very own mead makers. Our friends from the Southern California Mead Alliance (S.C.M.A) will bring all styles of meads for you to try. You’ll get 30 tasters and a souvenir tasting glass. Plus we’ll have a few giveaways, music, and several mead producers to talk more about their craft. Event ends at 11:30 p.m.
Long Beach BBQ Festival
Starts at 12:00 p.m. at 403 Shoreline Village Drive in Long Beach
This Friday 08/17/18 Perhaps the most anticipated event is the fierce cook-off between local and national barbecue aficionados. Award-winning pitmasters and Southern California’s finest will get in each other’s grill and crank out the most flavorful meats to ever grace your taste buds. While the sweet, savory sauces trickle down your arm, you’ll have the opportunity to cast your vote and determine the People’s Choice Favorite.
The Long Beach BBQ Festival offers a multitude of family-friendly activities including various live music performances, free souvenir e-photo, live interactive reptile exhibit, awesome sports action in the live sports tent, and dance instructions to get you groovin’ all night long on the dance floor. Or sing along to all your favorite songs at the Karaoke Lounge. Event ends 08/19/18 at 10 p.m.
2018 Taste of Brews Long Beach
Starts at 12:00 p.m. at 200 Aquarium Way in Long Beach
This Saturday 08/18/18 Taste of Brews celebrates its 8th anniversary as Long Beach’s original and authentic craft beer festival on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Lighthouse Park. The event infuses dozens of micro brews and hard ciders and So Cal’s premier mobile restaurants with an amazing ocean-front venue. This incredible tasting experience is expected to sell-out online and offer limited tickets at the gate so don’t wait too long to purchase your package of choice. Event ends at 5:00 p.m.