Orange County Fair Through Aug. 13
We are thrilled to welcome everyone back for “Happy Together™.” The premier family attraction in Southern California 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.
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa 714-708-1500 / www.ocfair.com/oc-fair
2023 US Open of Surfing July 29-Aug. 6
The Huntington Beach U.S. Open of Surfing is the world's largest surf competition. The event will include world-class surfing and product demos and samples from your favorite action sport industry brands. The event is free to the public with a large event footprint south of the Huntington Beach Pier.
Huntington City Beach www.usopenofsurfing.com
Festival of Arts Through Sep. 1
Set in a beautiful open-air gallery, this highly acclaimed juried fine art show features the work of over 100 award-winning Orange County artists. From paintings, glass, ceramics, photography and more, the Festival showcases a variety of mediums and artwork styles for avid collectors and festivalgoers to browse and purchase directly from the artists.
650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 800-487-3378 / www.foapom.com
Pageant of the Masters Through Sep. 1
2023 theme is “Art Colony: In the Company of Artists.” Ninety minutes of tableaux vivants (living pictures), incredibly faithful recreations of classical and contemporary works of art, with real people posing to look exactly like their counterparts in the original pieces.
8:30pm / 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach 800-487-3378 / www.foapom.com
Laguna Beach National Night Out Aug. 1
We will have demonstrations from Laguna Beach Fire, Police, and Marine Safety departments. learn about what our first responders do and meet our team. Free face painting, music, and games for all ages. There will be dinner and Kona Ice to purchase at the event.
5-8pm / Main Beach Park
949-497-3311 / www.lagunabeachcity.net
Garden Grove National Night Out Aug. 1
The Garden Grove Police Department invites the community to National Night Out, a free community-building event featuring giveaways, live demonstrations, and more!
5-8pm / 11301 Acacia Pkwy www.ggcity.org
Fountain Valley Movies in the Park & Nat'l Night Out Aug. 1 Join the community with a night to engage with emergency response workers (PD and Fire) and enjoy the fun with friends and family. Free popcorn and snowcones, with carnival games and raffle prizes. Including a costume contest for a chance to win a bike. Showing Disney Pixar's Lightyear beginning at dusk.
6pm / FV Sports Park www.fountainvalley.org
Makers in the Zone Aug. 3
Come to the Balboa Fun Zone for a sunset celebration with a local artisan market, live music, and drinks in our courtyard overlooking the bay. Our community just doubled in size, Makers in the Zone + the Female Makers Market brings a one of a kind modern day collaboration merging two communities to make our market bigger & better than ever!
5:30-9pm / Balboa Fun Zone, Newport Beach 949-662-0193 / www.balboafunzone.com
Great Rancho Campout-Night Under the Stars! Aug. 4-5 BBQ Dinner, Rise and Shine Breakfast, Outdoor Movie, Movie Treats, S'mores, Astronomy Telescopes, Crafts, 20 ft. Double Curve Water Slide Inflatable, Cliff Climb and Slide Inflatable, Toddler Water Inflatable, Interactive DJ, Outdoor Activities and Games, Photo Opportunities.
5pm-9am / Trabuco Mesa Park, Rancho Santa Margarita www.samlarc.org
La Palma Civic Expo & National Night Out Aug. 5
Join us for a night of fun and community partnership. Food Trucks and a family fun zone, and other activities will be available for concert-goers during the concert.
5:30-7:30pm / Central Park www.cityoflapalma.org
Symphony in the Cities & Prelude in the Park Aug. 5
With an “Under the Sea” theme, this year’s Symphony in the Cities includes the Children’s Musical Playground and Prelude in the Park from 4-7pm followed by the concert at 7pm. This year’s theme was inspired by the City’s 35th anniversary with the traditional color being coral and Mission Viejo’s rich history under the sea. Food trucks will be on site.
4-8pm / Oso Viejo Community Park, Mission Viejo 949-470-8470 / www.cityofmissionviejo.org
100 Years of Newport Beach Lifeguards Aug. 9
Join us as we celebrate 100 years of dedication, bravery, and unwavering commitment of our lifeguards. The Newport Beach Historical Society and its members are honored to host a nostalgic and exciting dinner + movie
+ presentation + raffle in celebration of 100 years of lifeguard service! Limited tickets available.
5:30pm / Balboa Pavilion www.newportbeachhistorical.org
Screen on the Green: Beethoven Aug. 11
Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family, and friends. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase refreshments provided by Mountain Mike's Pizza and Screamin' Ice Cream! Popcorn will be served to guests free of charge.
6:30-9:30pm / Central Park, Rancho Santa Margarita 949-709-0010 / www.samlarc.org
Brea Fest Aug. 11
Guests are invited to sample delicious food and beverages donated from local restaurants while listening to live music. Enjoy exhibitions in the Gallery, demonstrating artists, live theater performances, shopping in market row, and much more! “Kidsville” is sponsored by North Hills Church and includes face painting, balloon animals, make-and-take crafts, a bounce house and kid-friendly foods. Proceeds from the event support Brea’s Art Programs, such as the Curtis Theatre, Brea Art Gallery, and Concerts in the Park.
6:30-10pm / Civic & Cultural Center 714-990-7771 / www.ci.brea.ca.us
Summer Dance Party Aug. 12
Get ready to travel back in time as we rock out to '80s tunes with a DJ and live band performance. Hit the dance floor in your favorite 80’s attire — think neon colors, leg warmers, shoulder pads, and big hair. It is going to be a totally rad night filled with fun for the entire family. Food trucks will be on-site with space for picnic areas near the dance floor. Grab a friend, bring your chairs, and enjoy the music.
6-9:30pm / Great Park, Irvine www.cityofirvine.org
Visit Huntington Beach
Historical Downtown Walking Tour Aug. 12 & 24
Led by our Visitor Experience Specialists, you'll enjoy a stroll through Downtown and learn more about Huntington Beach's interesting past. The tour has a walking distance of 1.5 miles.
325 Pacific Coast Highway www.surfcityusa.com
Fiesta Music Festival Aug. 13
Dozens of local nonprofit service organizations participate in the Fiesta Music Festival. The organizations market a variety of international food and operate game booths for participants of all ages.
10am-7pm / Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente 949-492-1131 / www.scchamber.com
SAPD Summer Safety Event Aug. 16
Don’t miss out on summer safety information, giveaways and vehicle displays! Three stages of continuous entertainment throughout the day. Arts & crafts, children's activities, and beverage booths.
12-2pm / El Salvador Park, Santa Ana www.santa-ana.org
Taste of Placentia Aug. 17
Please join us for our annual community favorite event! We are anticipating over 80 vendors with lots of food, drinks and a variety of businesses to visit. 5-9pm / Tri City Park www.tasteofplacentia.com
Golf Lime Golf Tournament Aug. 19
The entry fee is $100 per player (plus tax and gratuity) and includes greens’ fee with cart, goodie-box with lime sunglasses and more, Caribbean BBQ, awards ceremony, and best dressed contest for the most vibrant outfit. Several holes will feature golf games and fun challenges. Hole challenges
include: flamingo hole, closest to the stake, marshmallow chip, lime ball hole, nerf dart hole, putter only hole, and more.
2-8pm / Oso Creek Golf Course, Mission Viejo 949-470-4997 / www.osocreekgolf.com
Splash-In Movie & Recreation Swim Aug. 19
Grab your swimsuit, floatie, and family, and come on down to the pool for a showing of Cars. Lifeguards will be on duty. Recreation swim fee is $2 per child and $4 per adult
6:30pm / Woollett Aquatics Center, Irvine www.cityofirvine.org
American Legion Post 133 Car Show Aug. 20
This event is set to benefit the Huntington Beach Veterans Resource Center, supporting veterans in need. Show off your classic car, show car, or motorcycle, and help make a difference. This family-friendly event promises a day of fun with music, food, opportunity drawings, and more. Bring the whole family and furry friends for a day of excitement and support.
9am-2pm / Huntington Central Park Sports Complex 714-726-5854 / www.carshowhb.com
Boss Babe Brunch Aug. 23
We want to celebrate all of our women in business in our community! We will have some speakers, an award ceremony, and refreshments.
11am-1pm / Lake Forest Sports Park
949-583-9639 / www.lakeforestcachamber.com
Aliso Viejo Movie Night Aug. 25
Bring blankets, pillows or low lawn chairs and watch Toy Story. Food will be available for purchase.
6pm / Aliso Viejo Middle School www.avcity.org
Sea Country Festival Aug. 25-27
Join us for our end-of-summer event with music, rides, games, food and more! This is a free-entry event with nominal fees for attractions. Food will be available for purchase.
Fri 5-10pm, Sat 2-10pm, Sun 12-8pm / Dorine & El Lazo 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
Gem Faire Aug. 25-27
The Largest Jewelry & Bead Show in SoCal . Shop fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, pearls, minerals, fossils & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop.
Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / OC Fair www.gemfaire.com
Chalk Art Festival Aug. 26
Bring the family out to enjoy live music, food trucks, professional chalk art displays and more!
5:30-8:30pm / Yorba Linda Public Library & Cultural Arts Ctr. 714-961-7100 / www.yorbalindaca.gov
Summer Garden Party Aug. 26
Garden Party Hat Contest. Create your own personalized bouquet at the Bouquet Bar. Executive Chef Jessica Roy will prepare a delicious Garden Party supper for all attendees to enjoy. Silent Auction & Raffle. Live music by ‘David Aguiar and ‘The Garden Party Players’. Tickets are
$60 for Members and $80 for Non-Members. Proceeds support children’s education programs at Sherman Library & Gardens.
4-7pm / Sherman Library and Gardens, Corona del Mar 949-673-2261 x300 / www.thesherman.org
Dana Point Classic Car Show Aug. 27
this event attracts thousands of spectators to enjoy hundreds of custom and classic cars, awards, food trucks, spirits on the street and more. FREE for spectators.
10am-3pm / Del Prado Avenue www.danapointcarshow.com
Free Shakespeare Festival Through Sep. 3
Independent Shakespeare Co. puts on a series of lively productions each week, inviting audiences to take a seat on the grass (bring a picnic blanket) and enjoy performances like this season’s headliners: Julius Caesar (July 5–31) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aug 9–Sept 3).
7pm / Old Zoo, Griffith Park
818-710-6306 / www.iscla.org/festival-2023
World of Barbie Through Sep. 4
Discover, explore, and revel in the iconic Barbie® doll’s lifestyle and many careers through a wide selection of exciting and interactive activities.
395 Santa Monica Place www.theworldofbarbie.com
Boat Cinema Through Sep. 9
Reserve a mini electric boat or grab a ticket to sit on the boat cinema beach for the film. Pack a picnic or we can have one on your boat prepared for you, but come ready for a summer night on the water with incredible films, food, music and even our one-of-a-kind Canoe Concessions offering boat side service and pizza delivery!
Castaic Lake, Los Angeles www.boatcinema.com
Rosemead National Night Out Aug. 1
Join the LA County Sheriff's Department, Temple Station and the City of Rosemead Public Safety Dept. in celebrating "National Night Out Against Crime" and Emergency Preparedness Fair event. Join us and enjoy free hot dogs (while supplies last), have their children fingerprinted and face painted, moon bounce for the kids, play safety games, information booths, listen to music, and much more.
5:30-8:30pm / Rosemead Park www.cityofrosemead.org
Burbank National Night Out Aug. 1
Over 30 vendors will be at the event with fun games, prizes, and giveaways for all. Come out and see Burbank Police emergency vehicles and equipment up close while conversing with Burbank officers.
5:30-7:30pm / Johnny Carson Park 818-238-3235 / www.burbankca.gov
Walnut National Night Out & Concert in the Park Aug. 1 This citywide get-together is an opportunity for residents of Walnut to enjoy a great concert while getting to know the Mayor and City Council, fellow neighbors, as well as personnel from the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station. Food Trucks will be on-hand selling delicious meals, snacks and other refreshments.
6-10:30pm / Suzanne Park www.cityofwalnut.org
Alhambra National Night Out Aug. 1
Experience an unforgettable evening filled with fun, food, and awesome demos.
6-8:30pm / Alhambra Police Department 626-570-5007 / www.cityofalhambra.org
Rosemead Dive In Movie Aug. 3
We will be watching Minions: The Rise of Gru. Snacks will be available for purchase. Pool Admission fees: $1.00 per child, $2.00 per adult.
6pm / Rosemead Aquatic Center Pool 626-569-2100 / www.cityofrosemead.org
South El Monte Movies in the Park Aug. 3
Toy Story, National Night Out, and backpack giveaway. Free admission. Family games. Complimentary hot dogs.
6pm / Mary Van Dyke Park
626-579-2043 / www.cityofsouthelmonte.org
Happy Birthday Irwindale Aug. 3
Join us during Music in the Park as we celebrate Irwindale's 66th Birthday with free cupcakes (while supplies last). Free fun activities will also be available for everyone to enjoy.
7-9pm / Dan Diaz Recreation Center 626-430-2224 / www.irwindaleca.gov
International Surf Festival Aug. 4-6
The event promotes the four South Bay beach cities, the world’s best lifeguard service, and physical fitness for thousands of participants.
Beach and Strand, Hermosa Beach www.surffestival.org
The Hills Are Alive 5K/10K - Run/Walk Aug. 5
Exercising for mental and physical health has never been more important. Presented by Western Pacific Cancer Care. Runners/Walkers will be able to enjoy a scenic trail route through our City’s bridle trails, starting and ending at the park.
8am / Ernie Howlett Park, Rolling Hills Estates 310-377-1577 x110 / www.rollinghillsestates.gov
Touch-A-Truck Aug. 5
Grab the kids and come out and explore vehicles of all kinds! From trucks to fire engines, tractors, classic cars, and city buses.
10am-12pm / Duarte Civic Center
626-357-7931 / www.accessduarte.com
Go-Fly-A-Kite Day Aug. 6
Bring your own kits and join us for festivities. Free kites while supplies last. Arts and crafts.
11am-2pm / El Segundo Recreation Park www.elsegundo.org
PickleFest Aug. 6
The annual PickleFest returns to the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market. The event, featuring family-friendly fun, entertainment and a sour-puckering contest for the “Best Dill Pickle” in Beverly Hills.
8am-1pm / 9300 Block Civic Center Drive 310-285-1000 / www.beverlyhills.org
Sand Castle Design Contest Aug. 6
Prizes will be awarded to all divisions for places 1st through 5th. Projects can range from dribbles to castles to sculptures. Things to consider: Best Dribble, Best Castle, Best Sculpture. Awards ceremony at 10:45am.
7am / Manhattan Beach Pier www.manhattanbeach.gov
South Pasadena Movies in the Park Aug. 11
Top Gun Maverick. Admission is free and patrons are encouraged to bring their picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs with family and friends to enjoy a night of entertainment in the park.
Sunset / Garfield Park
626-403-7380 / www.southpasadenaca.gov
Tequila and Taco Music Festival Aug. 11-12
This awesome event will showcase top-shelf Tequila sampling, while you enjoy THE BEST gourmet street tacos the Antelope Valley has to offer! Enjoy Live Music, Margaritas, Craft Beer, and Vendors!
3-10pm / Palmdale Amphitheater www.tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com
El Segundo Family Campout Aug. 12-13
Families are invited to bring their tents and camp out under the stars. Dinner and breakfast will be served. Games and activities. Movie at dusk. S'mores around the campfire.
4pm-10am / Stevenson Field
310-524-2362 / www.elsegundo.org
Main Street Open Aug. 12-13
Transforming the street into a free community festival with al fresco dining, live music, local vendors, activities for kids, and different programming each month from Strand Street to Pier Avenue!
10am-7pm / Main Street, Santa Monica www.mainstreetsm.com
Westlake Village Saturday Concert in the Park Aug. 12 & 26 Hollywood U2 on the 12th and Live From Earth on the 26th. Food Trucks open or service beginning at 6pm. All Attendees are welcome to pack their own picnic dinner and encouraged to bring their own folding chairs or blankets to the park.
6-9pm / Berniece Bennett Park 818-706-1613 / www.wlv.org
La Verne Movie Night at the Park Aug. 13
The La Verne Police Officers Association and the La Verne Community Services Department present Movie Night at the Park featuring The Bad Guys. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and join us for a night under the stars! 8:15pm / Heritage Park
909-596-8700 / www.cityoflaverne.org
Sunset Picnic Aug. 17
Pack a dinner and head over. Solo or with a crew. Tablecloths or brown bags. Grab a spot and relax into a beautiful evening. Bring your own fun… cards, board games, and puzzles. Please, no alcohol or glass or dogs.
5-8pm / Annenberg Community Beach House, Santa Monica 310-458-4904 / www.annenbergbeachhouse.com
Hawthorne Movie Night At The Park Aug. 18
City of Hawthorne Police & Community Services Departments Presents Move Night At The Park.
7-11pm / Eucalyptus Park
310-349-2900 / www.cityofhawthorne.org
Rec Expo Aug. 19
The Expo will highlight the various programs and events we have to offer, as well as showcase high-energy interactive demos. We invite those who are interested in learning more about recreation programs and events for children, adults, and older adults to visit the Expo to enjoy the music, giveaways, and exciting activities to be fun for the entire family.
11am-1pm / WeHo Aquatic & Recreation Center 323-848-6465 / www.weho.org
Signal Hill Movies in the Park Aug. 19
High School Musical. Bring the whole family plus your picnic blanket for a free evening of cinematic fun! There will be a bounce house, free popcorn, and a family-friendly movie.
6pm / Signal Hill Park
562-989-7330 / www.cityofsignalhill.org
Whittier Movies in the Park Aug. 19
Tonight's movie is Zootopia. This FREE family-friendly event is packed with fun for everyone! Bring your loved ones, friends, and neighbors for an evening of entertainment under the stars.
6-9pm / J.G. Whittier Park
562-567-9450 / www.cityofwhittier.org
Torrance Movies in the Park Aug. 19
Super Mario Brothers Movie. Bring a chair, a blanket, and some snacks! 7:45pm / Wilson Park
310-328-5310 / www.torranceca.gov
Family Park Nights Aug. 24
Tonight's theme is International Night and the movie is Mr. Peabody & Sherman.
6pm / Norwalk Park www.norwalk.org
City Cinemas in the Park Aug. 25
Back to the Future (PG), 1985. Grab your chairs and blankets to save your spot on the lawn. Pack a picnic or purchase food from food trucks. Food trucks open an hour before the movie starts.
8pm / Central Park
661-259-2489 / www.santa-clarita.com
Fiesta La Ballona Aug. 25-27
"Festival of the People", is a weekend festival celebrating Culver City with food, entertainment and amusement rides.
See website for schedule. / Veteran's Park www.fiestalaballona.org
Classic Films Under the Stars: Mildred Pierce Aug. 26 Celebrate 100 years of films from Walt Disney, Warner Bros. and Harold Lloyd. Join us for outdoor screenings on the lawn of the historic Doctors House
5:30-9pm / Brand Park, Glendale www.glendaleca.gov
BLVD Dance Aug. 26
Let’s bring the community back together for another safe, fun, family- friendly party on The Blvd at Blvd Dance! With entertainment and music everywhere, come get your groove on as we dance our way back to school. Downtown Lancaster will transform into a giant disco dance party where everyone can let loose and have a ball. A huge foam dance party for all ages, back to school features, kids activities, and more.
6-10pm / Lancaster Blvd. www.theblvdlancaster.com
Del Mar Racing July 21-Sept. 10
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (DMTC) hosts world-class thoroughbred horse racing, welcoming the industry’s top athletes to the Del Mar Racetrack.
See website for schedule. / 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd. 858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com
Tiki Oasis - Trip to the Tropics Aug. 2-6
The original and largest Tiki event in the world. Enjoy five nights and four days of live music, pool lounging, fashion shows, swanky suites, sunset dinners, disc jockeys, art exhibits, educational seminars, busting Tiki Marketplace, tropical cocktails curated by top mixologists and so much more! This year, Tiki Oasis celebrates the theme "Enchanted Sea."
5-11pm / Town and Country Resort 818-415-5543 / www.tikioasis.com
Lakeside Kiwanis Boot
Scootin' Chuck Wagon Fundraiser Aug. 5
No host bar, pulled pork dinner with all the fixin's, Raffle and more! Kick it up with the Big Sky Moon Band Celebrate our 2023 Honorees.
5-10pm / Lakeside VFW www.lakesidechamber.org
ArtWalk @ Liberty Station Aug. 5-6
The show celebrates the creativity from both sides of the border, with more than 175 artists coming from across several states and Mexico to show and sell their artwork, including paintings, photography, glass and ceramic, jewelry and sculpture.
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Ingram Plaza 619-615-1090 / www.artwalksandiego.org
South Bay 24 Hour & South Bay Mini Aug. 12
The Endurance Race Series is excited to once again be hosting this one-off Ultra event in South Bay San Diego. The course will feature a 1.3-mile loop course with a combination of Trail, Grass and Bike Path. 7-hour option. Runners can choose to run from 12pm-7pm or 12am-7am. 12 hour (early option).
Montgomery Waller Park www.enduranceraceseries.com/south-bay
SIP the City Aug. 12
Taste from 14 local urban wineries (including Carruth Cellars), meaderies and cideries, enjoy delicious bites from California Poppy, and live music
in the beautiful outdoor fountain and dome venue. Tickets are just $79/ person and include access to the three hour festival, unlimited tastings, light appetizers, music, local vendors and more!
5-8pm / Escondido City Hall www.sipsandiego.com
HessFest XIII Aug. 12
Join us as we celebrate 13 years of Great Beer, No Exceptions while we raise money and awareness for Oncology and Kids! Grab your blanket and lawn chairs and head beachside to Pier Plaza Park along Seacoast, just south of the Imperial Beach Fishing Pier for this special family and dog- friendly event. An awesome way to close out summer with your friends, enjoy a no-entry-fee cornhole tournament for prizes, food from City Tacos and more, plenty of beverages (including, of course, Mike Hess beers), and the main event: a concert featuring very talented artists.
12-6pm / Pier Plaza Imperial Beach www.mikehessbrewing.com
Lemon Festival Aug. 12
Downtown Chula Vista's Third Avenue will transform into a lemon-filled oasis that pays tribute the city's rich agricultural history. Includes two stages of live music, zesty photo opps, a lemon cook-off competition, a kids zone for the Lil' Lemons, delicious food options, arts and crafts vendors and a wine and beer garden.
11am-6pm / Third Avenue, Downtown Chula Vista 619-233-3901 / www.downtownchulavista.com
Vista Movies in the Park: Quantumania Aug. 12
Super-Hero partners Scott Lang and Hope Van Dyne return to continue their adventures as Ant-Man and the Wasp. Rated PG-13. Relax on your blankets or lawn chairs, enjoy your picnic and snacks, and soak up the warm summer breeze as you watch your favorite movies.
7:30pm / Brengle Terrace Park www.cityofvista.com
Poway Summer Movies
In The Park: Alice in Wonderland Aug. 12
Bring a blanket and enjoy a family-friendly movie under the stars. Movies will be shown on a giant, cinema-quality screen. Bring your favorite snacks or a picnic dinner; food will NOT be available for purchase.
6:30pm / Old Poway Park
858-668-4671 / www.poway.org
Oceanside Dive-In Movie - "Lilo & Stitch" Aug. 12
Join us on a warm summer night for a movie under the stars! Enjoy recreation swim from 6:30-7:15pm. At 7:15pm, enjoy a performance and lesson from the Ka Lama 'O Kau'i Kuikanani hula halau (school). Tickets are
$7 per person and kids ages 3 and under are free. 6:30pm / William A. Wagner Aquatic Center
760-435-4500 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
Star Walk XXIV Aug. 13
Learn basic astronomy concepts at a beginner’s level. Locate and understand featured celestial/astronomical events. Locate and identify common constellations and asterisms. Tonight's features: Perseid Meteor Showers; New Moon/Crescent Moon; Mercury and Mars; Where are the others? Summer and Circumpolar Asterisms/Constellations: Swan, Eagle, Bears, Milky Way, Teapot, and Scorpion.
8-9:30pm / Double Peak Park, San Marcos 760-744-1050 / www.san-marcos.net
Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair Aug. 13
Our annual celebration of community spirit will feature live bands, electric dance music DJs, arts, crafts, and food that attracts over 150,000+ visitors from San Diego and Southern California! This is San Diego's LARGEST and BEST art and music festival-- stretching nearly half a mile in size on over 9 city blocks!
Noon-11pm / 5th Ave and University Ave 619-299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com
FOCUS Mission Possible Gala Aug. 13
FOCUS is an all-volunteer organization bringing hope and help to San Diego's vulnerable children since 1982 in the areas of child sex trafficking, homelessness, foster care, mental health, disabled well-being, literacy, military and rehabilitation.
6-10pm / USS Midway Museum
619-435-9260 / www.coronadochamber.com
"Summer Bash" Business Expo Aug. 17
A fun-filled evening to meet local businesses and have the opportunity to win FREE door prizes. The evening will be filled with raffles, great samplings of delicious food from local restaurants and more!
5-7:30pm / Courtyard by Marriott, El Cajon 619-465-7700 / www.lamesachamber.com
TwainFest Aug. 19
A FREE celebration of the literature, culture and history of 19th Century America, has become a tradition for many San Diego families and provides something for everyone! Play a multitude of old-fashioned arcade-style games, enjoy all new literary performances at a variety of park venues and meet some of your favorite classic characters! Meet Mark Twain, Emily Dickinson, and other literary greats at the Author’s Salon.
Old Town State Historic Park www.writeoutloudsd.com/twainfest
Rotary Club of Carlsbad Annual Uncorked Wine & Vine Aug. 19 Over 20 wineries, appetizers, silent auction, and live music. Proceeds will go to Interfaith Community Services Carlsbad as well as other local charities.
5-8pm / Viasat East Campus, Parking Lot 1 www.carlsbadrotary.com
Uncorked Wine Festival Aug. 19
Sample from over 100 wines and champagnes from around the globe, plus enjoy top local food trucks and music all while trackside watching the races from the Stretch Run. This event benefits Urban Surf 4 Kids, a local nonprofit organization that helps at risk and foster children through water and surf therapy.
1-4pm / Del Mar Thoroughbred Club 858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com
America's Finest City Half Marathon & 5k Aug. 20
Run from the Cabrillo National Monument atop the tip of Point Loma, along San Diego Bay, Harbor Island, Embarcadero, past the Star of India, through downtown San Diego to a rousing finish in historic Balboa Park. 6:15am / Balboa Park
760-692-2900 / www.inmotionevents.com
Ramona Rodeo Aug. 24-26
A Top Notch PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around, boasting a professional attitude with the best hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo. All proceeds generated from our rodeo go right back into our beautiful non-profit Rodeo Park.
See website for schedule. / Fred Grand Arena 760-788-0811 / www.ramonarodeo.com
Scholarship Fundraising Golf Tourn. Aug. 25
A fun-filled, 4-person scramble on the scenic Coronado Golf Course with fantastic activities and prizes! Proceeds fund scholarships for San Diego City College (SDCC) students! Friends of Downtown San Diego has contributed over $885,000 in scholarship funds to SDCC since 2000! We are the largest contributor of individual scholarships to SDCC!
11am / Coronado Golf Course
619-490-5480 / www.fodsdgolf.com
South Bay Pride Aug. 26
Fantastic Live Bands, DJ’s and Dancing, Artisans galore with Great Food, Beverages and Cocktails throughout the event, Beach Activities, and much more! South Bay P.R.I.D.E. goals are to make this event not only a celebration of our community and educational outreach but also to provide funds in order to assist in creating a bi-national resource center in the south San Diego county where our youth and our aging community can be supported and have a safe haven.
11am-10pm / Chula Vista Harbor www.southbaypride.org
Luau & Legends of Surfing Invitational Aug. 26-27
Our mission is to save lives by transforming cancer prevention, detection and care. Our vision is to make personalized cancer medicine a reality by creating, translating and disseminating exceptional cancer science and medicine.
7am / Scripps Pier, La Jolla www.luaulegendsofsurfing.org
Bike the Bay Aug. 27
Cruise around San Diego Bay and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. This non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat ride, around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway. Along the way, riders will travel through the surrounding cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and National City. Proceeds benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.
7am / Embarcadero Marina Park South www.bikethebay.net
LeucadiART Walk Aug. 27
A fine arts event with no corporate vendors or imported goods. It brings 8,000 people to Leucadia for the day to enjoy and purchase fine art. This event features live art demos, live music, dancers, activities for kids, a makers market, a beer garden, and more!
10am-5pm / North Coast Highway 101 760-436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com
Cathedral City Free Summer Kids Movie Series Through Aug. 4 The film series offers free admission to see a different movie geared towards kids each Friday morning. The Cathedral City Parks and Community Events Commission will be offering free water and a small popcorn for the first fifty kids. Seating is limited and residents can pick up the free Priority Line Passes one week in advance at the Cathedral City Public Library.
11am / Mary Pickford Theatre
760-328-7100 / www.dplaceentertainment.com
Taste of Summer Rancho Mirage Through Aug. 13
Restaurants select their own unique summertime special that is available only to those that have purchased their $10 event wristband. When presented at the participating restaurant, patrons are eligible to indulge in their advertised special. Check participating restaurants for their business hours. $10 Event Wristband - Wristbands are NOT available for pick up until June 20th. Wristbands purchased at the Chamber of Commerce will need to be picked up at our office. We cannot mail them. www.TasteOfSummerRanchoMirage.com
Summer Eats Pass Through Sep. 4
Summer is officially served! And in Greater Palm Springs, we have plenty of delicious bites, chilled cocktails, and blue skies on the menu. Not sure where to start? Dig into the many dining experiences our culinary oasis has to offer with the Summer Eats Pass. Simply download the FREE pass and use it to search Greater Palm Springs restaurants all season long. Each time you use the pass to check in to a featured restaurant, you’ll be eligible to win a $50 gift card (winners will be drawn weekly) - plus, for every check in, Visit Greater Palm Springs will donate $1 to our local FIND Food Bank. www.visitgreaterpalmsprings.com/summer-eats-gps
Broadway to the Big Screen Through Sep. 16
Every Saturday this Summer we’re bringing back all the Best Broadway Musicals that made it to the BIG SCREEN! See them the way they were meant to be seen. Only at the Historic Camelot Theatre.
4-6pm / Palm Springs Cultural Center
760-325-6565 / www.psculturalcenter.org/pscc
Summer Heat Film Series Through Sep. 17
The Camelot turns up the heat with a series of hot, sweaty, classic films. Join Deserted Films for a curated collection of movies where the heat is practically a character. Interesting things happen when it’s hot. And we think that’s pretty cool.
6pm / Palm Springs Cultural Center
760-325-6565 / www.psculturalcenter.org/pscc
First Wednesday Art Walk Aug. 2
Backstreet is a unique community of artists’ working studios & galleries, and businesses that provides artistic services (reprographic, restorative and framing) in Palm Springs. We have an amazing assortment of original art for all tastes and budgets – paintings, ceramics, photography, mixed media, jewelry, lithography and more by locally, regionally and nationally recognized artists.
5-7pm / 2652 Cherokee Way www.backstreetartdistrict.com
La Quinta Dive-In Movies Night Aug. 4
Showing of the movie Puss In Boots: The Last Wish. Family and friends of all ages will enjoy a free Family Movie at the Pool. No tickets needed- just come for a fun-filled flick and you can even watch it from the comfort of the water on a summer night. Movie begins at dusk.
7:30-10:30pm / Fritz Burns Pool
760-771-4347 / www.laquintaca.gov/fbpool
Craft Beer Fest Aug. 5
Get your Vitamin B. It’s our tenth annual frothy festival celebrating the micro-brewers, hop heads, cask masters and maltsters who make the world a better place for beer lovers everywhere. We’re hosting over 30 craft breweries pouring their golden goodness and special King’s Highway snacks. Hop to it.
1-11pm / Ace Hotel & Swim Club 760-325-9900 / www.acehotel.com
The Art of Sleeping on Dirt,
Round Valley Backpacking Trip Aug. 5-6
Learn the basics and more from personnel who sleep on soil for a living. Learn to not just survive, but to thrive in the backcountry on this guided trip. Perfect for those just starting out and those who want to elevate their recreation into an art form.
10am-3pm / Palm Springs Aerial Tramway www.msjnha.org
Dive-In Movie: Surf's Up Aug. 11
Select pool areas will be open, and slides will be open from 7:30-8pm only. Food trucks will be on site selling snacks and treats. With limited seating poolside, guests are encouraged to bring towels for the grass areas. No outside chairs/furniture, food or beverages are allowed (except bottled water in plastic containers). Price: $5 per Person Kids under 2 free.
7:30pm / Palm Desert Aquatic Center 760-565-7467 / www.pdpool.com
Splash House Aug. 11-13 & 18-20
A pool party with top DJs that takes place at Margaritaville Palm Springs, Renaissance Palm Springs and Saguaro Palm Springs plus the after party at the Palm Springs Air Museum.
Beneath The Desert Sky Aug. 19
The Joshua Tree National Park Association is thrilled to announce, “Beneath the Desert Sky,” an extraordinary night of music curated by David Catching, owner of Rancho de la Luna Studio in Joshua Tree. Featuring performances by Mojave Lords, Flames of Durga, and C’est Claire Music. 7-10pm / Pappy + Harriet’s, Pioneertown
760-367-5525 / www.joshuatree.org
9 Cities Blood Drive Challenge Aug. 31
This summer’s blood drive challenge is an opportunity to direct a positive, meaningful focus of community energy toward assisting our most vulnerable loved ones, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
8am-1pm / Old Town La Quinta www.lstream.org/promotions/summerevents/9-cities
Cirque du Soleil: Corteo Aug. 31-Sept. 3
This show will charm the audience with its storyline, astounding acrobatics, and atmosphere like you have never seen before. The production first hit the stage in April of 2005, since then the show has amazed over 10 million spectators, in 20 countries, on 4 continents. Corteo, which means cortege in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.
Acrisure Arena, Palm Desert www.acrisurearena.com
Southwest Food Fest Every Friday
Dine with family and friends with good music, movies, and other activities on Friday nights at Coachella Valley's premier food truck event.
5-9pm / 44175 Washington Street, Indian Wells 951-551-6233 / www.southwestfoodfest.org
Friday Nights on Pierson Every Friday
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds with a mouthwatering array of flavors from some of the best food trucks in town! Whether you’re craving juicy burgers, sizzling tacos, or savory BBQ, we’ve got you covered. Don’t miss out on this delicious opportunity! Bring your friends, family, and appetites for an evening filled with delicious food, great company, a variety of vendors, and a fantastic atmosphere.
6-10pm / 66379 Pierson Blvd, Desert Hot Springs 760-329-6411 / www.cityofdhs.org
VillageFest Every Thursday
Downtown Palm Springs transforms into a diverse array of artists, artisans, entertainers, and purveyors of fresh fruits and veggies, flowers, jewelry, snacks and sweets. Add all that to the great shops, restaurants, clubs, and entertainment venues located along World Famous Palm Canyon Drive – and the result is one of Southern California’s most popular weekly events: VillageFest!
6-10pm / Palm Canyon Drive
760-320-3781 / www.villagefest.org
The In-Flight Experience Every Saturday
Great Music, Fine Food, Classy Cocktails, and First Class Service. Live music by Nouveau with Desera & Eddie. Meal choices: Beef Shortribs with mashed potatoes, salad, roll & dessert. Chicken with Marsala Sauce over mashed potatoes, salad, roll & dessert. Vegetarian Squash Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Mozzerella, salad, roll & dessert.
5-7:30pm / PS Air Bar, Palm Springs
760-327-7701 / www.psairbar.com/events
College of the Desert Street Fair Every Saturday & Sunday With merchandise and services for all ages and any budget, the Street Fair offers more than 300 merchants, artists, a farmer’s market, live entertainment, gourmet food and more.
8am-2pm / 43500 Monterey Ave., Palm Desert 760-636-7957 / http://codaastreetfair.com