Things to do in Orange County in the month of August
Civil War Days at Heritage Museum OC
August 5 & 6, 2017
10:00 am-3:30 pm
Heritage Museum will offer two days of learning from both the Confederate and Union soldiers as they reenact daily routines during the civil war. See large and small Civil War weapons and artillery, experience canon fire demonstrations and visit their blacksmith shop for interactive activities.
Admission $5, weekend pass $8, under 12 Free. Free parking.
LOCATION: Heritage Museum of Orange County 3101 W Harvard St. Santa Ana, CA 92704
San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival
August 13, 2017
9 am – 7 pm
Held on scenic Ave. Del Mar, two main blocks of downtown San Clemente are dedicated to an entire day of FUN. Food and game booths sponsored by local nonprofit organizations, three stages with continuous live music throughout the day, contests for all ages, a Salsa Challenge, arts & crafts show, kiddie area, exhibits, face painters and much more
LOCATION: Ave Del Mar San Clemente
Dana Point Lobster Beach Festival
Saturday, August 19, 2017
The 8th Annual Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary Club’s Dana Point Lobster Beach Fest is going to once again be the party at the beach you won’t want to miss this summer. Entry price includes steak, lobster & seafood dinner with no-host bar, live music from 2 bands and dancing under the stars!
LOCATION: Doheny State Beach Dana Point, CA
Huntington Beach Downtown Art in the Park
August 26, 2017
Experience the talents of visual and performing artists, live music, food and fun in Downtown Huntington Beach! Art in the Park, replacing the monthly Art Walk, is a combined effort with HB Downtown BID and the Art Center to celebrate Art in Huntington Beach.
LOCATION: Triangle Park and HB Art Center
538 Main St Huntington Beach
Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo
August 26 & 27, 2017
This Annual Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is good ol’ entertainment for the entire family, not to mention the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation. Proclaimed as the richest 2-day rodeo in the nation, this year’s Rodeo features saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, tie down roping and bull riding. You won’t want to miss this year’s excitement.
LOCATION: 30753 La Pata Road San Juan Capistrano
Pageant of the Masters
July 7 – August 31, 2017
The Pageant of the Masters is arguably one of the most unique productions in the entire world. 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. A live narrator serves as a guide through the story of each living picture accompanied by the music of a professional orchestra.
LOCATION: 650 Laguna Canyon Rd Laguna Beach