The sun is blazing once again on Orange County. From the first weekend of May to September 16th, sunny California experiences some of the most beautiful weather you can imagine. I’m excited about the warm weather, family gatherings, and fun activities!
I love going to concerts and events! I find that if you attend the event with a large group of family and friends, they tend to be more fun than if you attend alone. I consider these events a great way to discover new music and make some new friends.
We have the best line-up of live music events happening in Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, and Dana Point.
Check out our list of artists scheduled to perform at local venues this summer:
Whether you’re looking for something to do in Orange County today or tomorrow, we have you covered. From movie nights and music festivals to summer bazaars and much more, check out the best events happening in OC this summer:
One of the best places to reside in California is Laguna Beach. It has a coastal vibe, good weather, stretches of sandy beaches, and hiking trails. More than 80 miles of multi-use paths, stunning beaches, museums, and art galleries are all available in the city. The Winter Fantasy and Crafts Festival, the Laguna Art-A-Fair, Pageant of the Masters, and the Sawdust Art Festival are just a few of the numerous festivals and events held in Laguna Beach.
Pageant of the Masters
The Pageant of the Masters at The Festival of Arts is a one of kind production featuring the life-sized re-creations of world-famous artwork. Over 500 volunteers from Laguna Beach and surrounding cities come together to make this performance possible, volunteers pose on stage to look exactly like famous paintings, sculptures and other works of art. It is simply breathtaking.
The city of Laguna Niguel has planned numerous summertime events for both its citizens and tourists. Every Friday, great movies are available to watch. Friday Flix is a free movie and popcorn event held at the Sea Country Senior & Community Center or Crown Valley Park in the late afternoon or early evening. The beloved Summer Concert Series is also back. Everyone is welcome to bring blankets and low-back chairs. The Sea Country Senior & Community Center and Amphitheater typically hosts concerts in the evening or the day.
National Day Celebrations
Of course, a summertime without food would be incomplete! The first 100 attendees at National Day celebrations in Laguna Niguel will receive complimentary meals. White and blue bomb popsicles will be served to commemorate National Bomb Pop Day in the spirit of the forthcoming Independence Day. America’s favorite food, hot dog sandwiches, is the focus of National Hotdog Day. While a snow cone must be consumed to mark National Relaxation Day as a symbol of having the opportunity to unwind.
Living with Local Wildlife
A Living with Local Wildlife Workshop has been created by the city because it wishes to protect wildlife. Learning the habits and behaviors of the local animals is the major objective. And because Californians like animals, the Sea Country Senior & Community Center has a Low-Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic. No appointments are required, rabies shots cost about $14, and additional services are also offered.
The Senior Lecture Series, which covers subjects like gardening and even scams, is the last but certainly not the least.
Check out the flyers below for more events in Laguna Niguel:
One of the top 5 safest places to live in California is Aliso Viejo. It’s home to 21 parks as well as an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course. The city has award-winning schools, and a wonderful location, as well as dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Furthermore, there are several employment options and vast recreational programs.
Certified Farmers’ Market
We love supporting farmers and the fresh produce they harvest. This summer, Aliso Viejo Certified Farmers Market will be held every Saturday in the parking lot of the Aliso Viejo Town Center’s Regal Edwards Theatre.
Furry Friends Pet Fair: Pet Vaccination & Vendor Fair
We will also be having an event dedicated to our beloved pets. It’s the Furry Friends Pet Fair happening at Aliso Viejo Ranch. It’s a pet vaccination and vendor fair. Additional services like heartworm, flea, and tick prevention, microchipping, physical exams, nail trimming, dog licensing, pet adoption, and more.
Like other cities, Aliso Viejo also has movie nights for the summer. It will be shown in Aliso Viejo Middle School. You are encouraged to bring blankets or low lawn chairs, and food will be available for purchase.
The first surf town in Southern California was Dana Point. It has earned the title of the Dolphin and whale watching capital of the world. Every day, 2,500 yachts and tour boats depart from Dana Point Harbor for different locations. The city also has deep sea fishing, luxury spas, surfing, golfing with ocean views, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaking, pirate ship adventures, beach, and aerial yoga classes, and sunset wine cruises.
Moreover, there are 28 parks and an amazing selection of restaurants in the city.
Dana Point has organized a variety of events this summer for everyone to enjoy.
The first event on the list is Movies in the Park, which will take place every Friday in Lantern Bay Park and is completely FREE. Just bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair. Refreshments are available to purchase during the event.
Every Saturday, La Plaza Park hosts a Farmers Market and Craft Vendors event. Fresh produce will be brought by California farmers, and a variety of handmade crafts, jewelry, apparel, purses, candles, and one-of-a-kind items will be on display from craft merchants.
The VA Disability Claims Clinic, which is held at the Dana Point Community Center on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, will be open to the public for service-related medical issues.
Dana Point Summer Bazaar
Over 30 artists, crafters, and businesses will participate in the Dana Point Summer Bazaar at the Dana Point Community Center. In collaboration with Age Well Orange County, there will also be an open house filled with activities and special events for seniors. There will be a free raffle offering some fun prizes. Speaking of free, there will be samples of great food from Zest in a Bowl, the official food supplier of the senior lunch program, as well as FREE drinks like Kona Ice.
Symphony on the Go
There are two events for all you music enthusiasts out there. The Pacific Symphony is offering a free mobile community concert experience. This Symphony on the Go will take place at Pines Park and Dana Crest Park. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on while enjoying the music. Of course, the Concerts in the Park series is something you wouldn’t want to miss. Every Sunday in The Sea Terrace Park, two bands will perform for a FREE family-friendly concert.
The day before July 4th, there will be a Trolley Hop. If you buy a trolley hop wristband, you’ll have access to special drinks from participating restaurants. An anchor bottle opener will be given to the first 500 attendees to register for the event.
The Doheny State Beach will host the BEST Fourth of July fireworks show in Southern California. Prior to the fireworks show, the Condor Squadron of WWII-era North American AT-6 aircraft will fly over Dana Point.
Dana Point Classic Car Show
There will be 250 classic cars on display at the Dana Point Classic Car Show on Del Prado Avenue. There will be awards, entertainment, vendors, food trucks, beer gardens, and more at the event, which is FREE to the public.
Please see the flyers below for more events in Dana Point:
Do you want to know about all of these concerts, festivals, and events? Call us at 949-929-5727 to find out more.