Upcoming Summer Festivals & Events in OC

Yeji Kim, Photojournalist

You don’t have anything planned for this summer?


Don’t worry! There will be a bunch of entertaining festivals and enjoyable events hosted in Orange County. “I enjoy going to festivals during breaks,” said Tiffany Trisno (11), “I can’t wait to check out what OC festivals are held this summer.”


Let’s take a look at some of the upcoming summer events and festivals that you can enjoy this summer with your family and friends.


1. St. Paul’s 36th Annual Greek Festival

This is your chance to experience “a taste of Greece!” There will be plenty of tasty Greece food, Greek folk dancing, and a carnival.

When: Friday, June 24- Sunday 26, 2016 at 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Where: 4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine

Cost: $3


2. Sawdust Festival

For the past 48 years, Laguna Beach has been hosting the Sawdust Art Festival every summer to serve as a showcase for nearly 200 Laguna Beach artists. Join this year’s art festival to appreciate amazing artworks, meet the artists, and participate in some of the craft projects provided.

When: Friday, June 24- Sunday, August 28, 2016

Where: 935 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach

Cost: $8.50; $4 for children 6-12.


3. The Orange County Fair

The Orange County Fair is back again with more rides and fun activities. There will be series of concerts, petting zoos, working farms, and various contests as well.

When: Friday, July 15- Sunday, August 14, 2016 (Closed on Mon- Tues)

Where: Orange County Fairgrounds, Costa Mesa

Cost: $12; ticket discounts for groups of 15 or more.


4. Ocean Festival

Join in the fun at the San Clemente Ocean Festival! Classic Woody Car Show, an art show, and the annual beach party will be held during the festival.

When: Saturday, July 16- Sunday, July 17, 2016

Where: San Clemente Municipal Prier & Beach

Cost: it varies by events you participate in.


5. La Habra Corn Festival

Hosted by the La Habra Host Lions Club, the 68th Annual La Habra Corn Festival is coming this August. There will be a huge parade and two day carnival at the El Centro Park.

When: Friday, August 5- Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm- 11:00 pm

Where: El Centro Park, 201 North Cypress, La Habra


6. San Clemente Street Faire and Fiesta

The 60th Annual San Clemente Fiesta Street Festival is filled with amusing performances, games and contests, food booths, and various activities for all ages.

When: Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 9:00 am- 7:00 pm

Where: Ave Del Mar, San Clemente


Don’t forget to mark your calendars for these fun-filled festivals and events! Have a great summer, mustangs!


All research credited to orangecounty.net, parentingoc.com, and ocweekly.com.