Fun things to do this month


Sawdust Festival Through Sept. 2
Outdoor arts and crafts festival. Watch artists create their work and buy directly from the artists while enjoying the wonderful atmosphere. 
Time/Place: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach 
Contact: 949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Laguna Art-A-Fair   Through Sept. 2
Stroll through Laguna Art-A-Fairs peaceful garden setting and enjoy a variety of art including oil paintings, watercolors, acrylics, drawings, photography, digital art, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, glass and wood. 
Time/Place: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 
Contact: 949-494-4514 / www.art-a-fair.com

NSSA National Championships   June 26-July 3
The National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist its members in their interest to learn and develop the fundamentals and skills of surfing competition while competing in structured and quality events. 
Time/Place: 7am-5pm / Huntington City Beach 
Contact: 760-906-7423 / www.nssa.org

Festival of the Arts   July 5-Aug. 31
A juried fine art show featuring 140 of OCs top artists in an open-air gallery setting. A world-renowned art destination, visitors can take tours of the exhibit, catch an art demonstration, dine at one of the on-site restaurants, create their own masterpiece, or simply sit back and enjoy the creative atmosphere. 
Time/Place: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach 
Contact: 800-487-3378 / www.foapom.com

Pageant of the Masters   July 7-Aug. 31
This iconic, long-running Orange County tradition combines art-fully costumed people, extravagant sets and theatrical illusion to re-create famous works of art on stage. 
Time/Place: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach 
Contact: 800-487-3378 / www.foapom.com

The Orange County Fair   July 12-Aug. 11
Offering a wide variety of exhibits, foods, entertainment, rides and hands-on activities. There is something for everybody at the Fair including the summer headline concert series, working farm and petting zoos, thrill rides, contests, and games. 
Time/Place: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa 
Contact: 714-708-FAIR / www.ocfair.com

Kids Night Out: Camp Out   July 13
Particpants will be able to create lasting memories with friends while we play games, tell camp stories, make smores and much more. Pre-registration is required. 
Time/Place: 6-8:30pm / Stanton Central Park    
Contact: http://ci.stanton.ca.us

Artesanos Village Craft Fair   July 13
Community Crafters meet every 2nd Saturday of the month to sell their beautiful art and display their talented skills.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Hecho en Mexico, Placentia
Contact: www.facebook.com/hechoenmexicogiftstore

Lake Forest Family Campout   July 13-14
Enjoy the evening playing games, making crafts and singing campfire songs under the night sky. Participants must provide their own tents, sleeping bags and any other personal items. Dont forget to bring your appetite because dinner, dessert and breakfast are included! 
Time/Place: 5:30pm-10am / Lake Forest Sports Park 
Contact: 949-461-3400 / www.lakeforestca.gov

Health, Education & Business Summer Expo   July 18
Health: Weight loss, health insurance information, personal training, dental, eldercare advice, nutrition. Education: Career guidance, apply on the spot, information of scholarships and grants, school information. Business: See the latest products from fellow vendors, networking and building business relationships, discover new business opportunities.
Time/Place: 6-8pm / South Coast Village
Contact: 714-541-5353 / www.santaanachamber.com

Costa Mesa ArtWalk Dance Battle   July 20
Brings community and the arts together for an afternoon of family friendly fun! Check out work by local artists, enjoy live music and watch a final dance battle.
Time/Place: 2-6pm / Lions Park, Costa Mesa
Contact: www.travelcostamesa.com/artwalk

Ocean Festival   July 20-21
Celebrating over 40 years of The Greatest Show on Surf!. Competitions include the NEW Tandem Boogie Board contest, the NEW Pier Bowl Surf Classic, our world-famous Dory boat races, 5K beach run, and one-mile ocean swim. Kids Dolphin Dash, Groms Rule Surf Contest, and Fishing Derby. This years line-up includes a FREE beach concert, Sand Sculpting Contest, Woody Car Exhibits, and the Ocean Art Show. 
Time/Place: San Clemente Pier  
Contact: 949-440-6141 / www.oceanfestival.org

Symphony at the Mission   July 21
Music Under the Stars and Pacific Symphony Co-present Pacific Symphony performs Broadways and Operas Greatest Hits. 
Time/Place: 7:15-9pm / Mission San Juan Capistrano 
Contact: 949-234-1300 / www.missionsjc.com

Cypress Community Festival   July 27
This event includes an early morning 5K/10K run, a pancake breakfast, car show, chili cook-off, family games, food booths, the Chamber of Commerce business expo, childrens rides, arts and crafts booths and four stages with entertainment. 
Time/Place: 7am-5pm / Cypress Community Center 
Contact: 714-827-2430 / www.cypressfestival.com

Healthy Junk Vegan Faire   July 27
Presented with love by Healthy Junk, our award winning vegan restaurant, the Vegan Faire is an annual one day festival showcasing a full spectrum of healthy lifestyle goods and services with booths and workshops focusing on food, environment, local artisans and wellness. Admission is FREE! 
Time/Place: 4-10pm / 201 W Center Promenade, Anaheim  
Contact: www.veganfaire.com

Illumination Foundations Carnival for Kids   July 27
Serves over 1,000 homeless and at-risk children and families. The community comes together to provide a carefree summer day of family fun that these children and families would otherwise not experience.  
Time/Place: 12-5pm / La Palma Park, Anaheim  
Contact: www.ifhomeless.org

OC Yoga Festival   July 27-28
Enjoy yoga, meditation, sound healing, workshops, talks, live music, concert and more! Your ticket will give you access to yoga classes and workshops located in Huntington Beach. This event is for all ages and yoga levels; beginners and advanced welcome and free to attend the vendor village. 
Time/Place: 7:30-10am / SeaLegs At the Beach 
Contact: www.facebook.com/ocyogafestival

Fighting For Me Warrior Festival   July 30
Live music, guest speakers, childrens costume contest, doggie costume contest, various local vendors, prizes, celebrity appearances, auction, food & drink, and the band Flock of 80s to follow. We will take the largest group Warrior selfie to show other survivors they are not alone and we are fighting for them and Fighting For Me is here to help! 
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Outlets at San Clemente    
Contact: www.fightingforme.org