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Live in Orange County or planning a trip there in July and looking for some fun things to do? This Orange County Calendar of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title, might help. Please note that Orange County’s July 4th Celebrations are listed separately below. Some highlights:

Laguna Niguel Summer Concerts  - Select Fridays Through Aug. 10

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a night of music under the stars on Friday July 13 and Friday July 27! Food and dessert will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks. Crown Valley Community Park, Laguna Niguel. 949-425-5100 / www.cityoflagunaniguel.org

La Habra Movies in the Park Select - Fridays Through Oct. 12

Join the Recreation staff for an outdoor, family-friendly movie on select Friday nights (July 13th - see Disney's Coco). Participants should bring their own lawn chairs and blankets and can enjoy food vendors and the Bamboo Kids Club. Movies begin at dusk. See website for schedule. www.lahabracity.com

Huntington Beach Concert Band Series - June 24-Sept. 2

Sundays. Bring out your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic blankets for this Huntington Beach tradition. The HB Concert Band hosts a free eleven-week series featuring various music groups, like concert bands, Latin bands, and hot swinging big bands. 5pm / Thomas Ridley Central Park Bandstand. www.hbconcertband.org

Sawdust Festival - June 29-Sept. 2

Art! Three stages of live music and entertainment! Cheap beer and wine! Outdoor eateries and cafes! Free hands-on art classes and daily art demonstrations such as glassblowing! 10am-10pm / 935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. 949-494-3030 / www.sawdustartfestival.org

Fountain Valley Concerts in the Park - July 5, 12, 19, 26

Thursdays. The concerts are a family, fun, and free event to the public. Come early for the Fountain Valley Market in the Park & Food Truck Frenzy from 4:30-8:30pm. 6-8pm / Recreation Center & Sports Park. www.fountainvalley.org

Festival of Arts - July 5-Sept. 1

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. 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. www.foapom.com

MissionFest - Wine-Food-Music - July 7

MissionFestTM brings unique and entertaining outdoor events with a flair of elegance, created and themed to honor the California Missions. Wine, craft beer, fine food and music enthusiasts are all invited to join in these unique celebrations. 12-6pm / Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park at SJC www.eventbrite.com

Pageant of the Masters - July 7-Sept. 1

Audiences are amazed and enchanted by ninety 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. 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach. www.foapom.com

German Heritage Day - July 8

Enjoy Free Food for the First 500 People, as well as the Donau Schwaben Folk Dancers, German American Brass Band, Carnival Games, Face Painting, and Wiener Dog Races. 2-6pm / Old World Village Festival. www.oldworld.ws

Irvine Sizzlin’ Summer Concert Series - July 8, 15 & 22

Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes. Gourmet food trucks with be on-site. 5:30pm / Mike Ward Community Park. www.cityofirvine.org

The Orange County Fair - July 13-Aug. 12

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 www.ocfair.com

Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Summer Concert Series - July 13-Oct. 12 Fridays.

Another incredible summer filled with world-class music, fine wine and dining at the intimate Back Bay Amphitheatre of the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. 7pm / 1107 Jamboree Road. http://series.hyattconcerts.com

Campout At the Sports Park - July 14-15

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. Don’t forget to bring your appetite because dinner, dessert and breakfast are included! 5:30pm-10am / Lake Forest Sports Park. www.lakeforestca.gov

Dana Point Concerts in the Park - July 15-Sept. 12 Sundays

A Spirit Garden will be available to purchase alcoholic drinks with the proceeds benefiting the 5th Marine Regiment Support Group. BBQ food items will be for available for purchase and the proceeds will benefit the Dana Point Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9934. 3-6pm / Sea Terrace Park. www.danapoint.org

Ocean Festival - July 21-22

Celebrating over 40 years of “The Greatest Show on Surf!”. Competitions, Beach runs, Bodysurfing clinics, Fishing Derby, Woody Car Exhibit, Ocean Art Show and Children’s Events. San Clemente Pier www.oceanfestival.org

Taste of Yorba Linda - July 27

Unlimited Food and Drink Tastings with purchase of a wristband. Wristbands: $55 presale or $65 at the door. Hosted by the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce. 6-11pm / Yorba Linda Community Center. www.yorbalindachamber.org

Cypress Community Festival - July 28

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, children’s rides, arts and crafts booths and four stages with continuous entertainment. 9am-5pm / Cypress Community Center, Oak Knoll Park. 714-827-2430 / www.cypressfestival.com

OC Yoga Fest - July 28

Tons of yoga and meditation classes all day along with live music, healthy food, reiki, crystal bowl sound healing, card reading, vendor booths and fun with the local yoga community. The vendors village will be on 5th street outside for everyone to enjoy with live music and fun. 8am-10pm / Shorebreak Hotel, Huntington Beach. www.ocyogafestival.com

Vans U.S. Open of Surfing - July 28-Aug. 5

In addition to the surf competition, skateboarding and BMX bike competitions, movie premieres, vendors, demos and art exhibitions. Huntington Beach Pier. www.vansusopenofsurfing.com

Orange County - 4th of July Celebrations:

All events take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

  •         Aliso Viejo July 4th Celebration & Fireworks | 6-9:30pm | Grand Park. www.avca.net
  •         Anaheim 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks | 7am-9:30pm | Canyon High & Peralta Park. www.anaheimhillscommunitycouncil.org
  •         Disneyland 4th of July Fireworks | 9:30pm. www.disneyland.com
  •         Brea July 4 Country Fair | 7am-3pm | City Hall Park. www.cityofbrea.net
  •         Buena Park July 4th Fireworks | July 1, 2 & 4 - 9:30pm | Knott’s Berry Farm. www.knotts.com
  •         Costa Mesa Music of Chicago w/Fireworks | 8pm | Pacific Amphitheatre. www.pacificsymphony.org
  •         Dana Point Ocean Institute Fireworks Cruise | 7:30-10:30pm | 24200 DP Harbor. www.ocean-institute.org
  •         July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza | 9pm | Dana Pt Harbor/Doheny Beach. www.danapoint.org
  •         Capt. Dave’s Fireworks Spectacular! | 8-10pm | Dolphin & Whale Safari. www.dolphinsafari.com
  •         4th of July Fireworks Cruises | 7:30-9:30pm | Dana Wharf Sportfishing. www.danawharf.com
  •         Fullerton Festival and Fireworks Show | 5-9:30pm | Fullerton High Stadium. www.cityoffullerton.com
  •         Huntington Beach Parade, Celebration, Fireworks | July 1-4 - 10am-9pm | Downtown HB. www.hb4thofjuly.org
  •         Irvine Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival | 3-9:30pm | Irvine High School Stadium. www.irvinepa.org
  •         La Habra 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks | 4-9:45pm | La Bonita Park. www.lahabraca.gov
  •         La Palma Fitness Run for Fun & Fun Zone | 7:30-10:30am | Central Park. www.cityoflapalma.org
  •         Laguna Beach Fourth of July Fireworks | 9pm | Heisler Park. www.lagunabeachcity.net
  •         Laguna Hills Fourth of July Celebration | 4-9:30pm | LH Comm. Center. www.ci.laguna-hills.ca.us
  •         Laguna Niguel July 4th Celebrations & Fireworks | 7:30am-9:30pm | Crown Valley & LN Regional Parks. www.cityoflagunaniguel.org
  •         Lake Forest 4th of July Parade | 10am-12pm | Toledo Wy/Ridge Route. www.lakeforestca.gov
  •         Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor & Seal Beach 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular | 4-9:30pm | Joint Forces Training Bas. cityoflosalamitos.org
  •         Mission Viejo Street Faire & Firework Spectacular | 12-9:30pm | Olympiad & Marguerite. www.mvactivities.com
  •         Newport Beach Old Glory Boat Parade | 1-3:30pm | Newport Harbor: Collins Island. www.alyc.com
  •         American Legion Festivities & Fireworks | 9:30am-8pm | Post 291: 215 15th Street. www.al291.com
  •         4th of July Cruise & Fireworks | 7-9:30pm | Newport Bay. www.cruisenewportbeach.com
  •         Independence Day on the Back Bay w/Fireworks | 2-9:30pm | Newport Dunes Resort. www.newportdunes.com
  •         Orange 3rd of July Celebration | 4-9pm | El Modena High. http://ca-orange.civicplus.com
  •         Rancho Santa Margarita Star Spangled Spectacular with Fireworks | 8am-9:30pm | Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club. www.samlarc.org
  •         San Clemente Fireworks Show |9pm | San Clemente Pier. www.san-clemente.org
  •         San Juan Capistrano Celebration & Fireworks |July 4 - 6-8 Wed/Sat/Sun 12-10pm, Fri 4-10pm | SJC Sports Park. (949) 493-5911 / www.sanjuancapistrano.org
  •         Santa Ana 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks | 4-9:30pm | Centennial Park. www.ci.santa-ana.ca.us
  •         Tustin July 4th Celebration & Fireworks | 6:30-9:30pm / Tustin High School Stadium. www.tustinca.org
  •         Yorba Linda 4th of July Spectacular & Fireworks | 5-9:30pm | Veterans Sports Park. www.yorbalindaca.gov

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