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It’s going to be a great weekend in Orange County! Civil War Days return to the the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana, La Habra Corn Festival is back for another year, it’s the last weekend of the Vans US Open of Surfing, there art festivals, Shakespeare by the Sea, movies in the park, outdoor concerts & more!

  • Shakespeare by the Sea is Friday 8/3 at Oso Viejo Community Park in Mission Viejo at 7pm. Enjoy a performance of The Winter’s Tale. FREE to attend.
  • La Habra Corn Festival starts Friday night and runs all weekend at El Centro/Lions Park. Live music, parade, carnival rides, games, food & more. FREE to attend.
  • Civil War Days is all weekend at the Heritage Museum of OC in Santa Ana. Live demonstrations, explore camp life & more. Admission required ($5 for adults, 12 and under free).
  • The Vans US Open of Surfing continues this weekend in Huntington Beach. Watch Surf, Skate and BMX competitions. FREE to attend.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp continues at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. FREE to attend.
  • The OC Fair continues in Costa Mesa and runs through 8/12. Tickets required.
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/1. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required.
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/2. Admission required.
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/2. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required.
  • LobsterFest is Sunday 8/5 from 3-8pm in Newport Beach. Tickets at the door.

Outdoor Concerts:

  • Saturday 8/4: My Generation (tribute to the British Invasion) at the Central Park Amphitheatre in La Palma from 6:30-8pm.
  • Saturday 8/4: Neil Diamond tribute at the Civic Center Green in Cypress from 6pm-8pm.
  • Sunday 8/5: Mighty Untouchables (dance party band) at Central Park in Rancho Santa Margarita from 6-8pm.
  • Sunday 8/5: Undercover Live (pop music) at Mike Ward Community Park in Irvine from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Sunday 8/5: Flashback Heart Attack (80s) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Sunday 8/5: Tricia Freeman Band and Led ZepAgain at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 3pm-6pm.
  • Sunday 8/5: Laguna Beach Concert Band at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm.
  • Sunday 8/5: ABBA Gold at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm.

Movies in the Park:

  • Friday, August 3: “Moana” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk.
  • Friday, August 3: “Cars” at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim.
  • Friday, August 3: “Despicable Me 3” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk.
  • Friday, August 3: “The Karate Kid” at Irvine Park in Orange at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm).   


  • Check out our ultimate guide to “Movies in the Park”. Over 80 movies all across OC all summer long. All are FREE to attend.
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC: