Pageant of the Masters

Summer Festival Roundup

“Under the Sun,” honoring Laguna Beach’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration, is the theme of this year’s show.


Pacific Islander Festival | June 2-3, 2018| 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Discover the rich and diverse cultures of the Pacific Islands through traditional crafts and games, music and dance, including the hula and Tahitian drumming. Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach

Free with Aquarium admission ($30 adults, $18 ages 3-11) |

Studio Arts Festival | June 2, 2018
Irvine Fine Arts Center
The juried festival will feature handmade artwork from more than 100 Southern California artists. Original works of art in ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, painting, photography, fiber and glass will be for sale. 14321 Yale Avenue, Irvine | (949) 724-6880 | Studio-Arts-Festival

Tustin Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off | Sunday, June 3, 2018, 10 am to 5 pm
The 34th Annual Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off will be held in Old Town Tustin, including the world’s largest one-day Chili Cook-Off, salsa competitions, craft booths, non-profit food vendors, commercial vendors, entertainment, kids area, music, family-friendly contests, wine & beer booths, family plaza and carnival attractions.

Fountain Valley Summerfest | June 21 – June 24, 2018
Come celebrate at the Fountain Valley Sports Park |

St Pauls 36th Annual Greek Festival | June 29 – July 1, 2018 
This fun-filled festival for the whole family offers delicious Greek food, boutiques and Greek folk dancing!
“A Taste of Greece” This is a fun-filled Festival for the whole family! Pastries, dancing, full-scale carnival, boutique & delicious Greek food including a wine taverna. There will also be cooking demonstrations, Greek folk dancing lessons, church tours and opportunity drawings
4949 Alton Parkway, Irvine

Sawdust Art Festival | June 29 – Sept. 2, 2018
Featuring the fine art and craft of nearly 200 Laguna Beach artists. Art enthusiasts, collectors, and novice artists have come to the Sawdust since the beginning of this festival in 1966. Meet the artists and try your hand at some of the art and craft projects provided.
935 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach |

Pageant of the Masters | July 7 – Sept. 1, 2018
“Under the Sun,” honoring Laguna Beach’s own and other artistic pioneers from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration, is the theme of this year’s show.  650 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach |

Each ticket also allows admission to the Festival of Arts grounds, where original works by dozens of artists are on display and available for purchase. Tickets: $15-$240

German Heritage Day | July 8, 2018, | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Old World Village Festival Hall, Huntington Beach
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.

FREE Admission. Wiener Dachshund Race at 3pm – 4pm

Orange County Fair | July 13-Aug. 12, 2018
What: The ninth largest fair in the country returns with the theme, “Free Your Inner Farmer,” and its traditional lineup of competitive exhibits, carnival rides, shopping, food and concerts at the Pacific Amphitheatre adjacent to the fairgrounds. Ticket prices for 2018 are the same as they were last year. OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa |

Tickets: $12 Wednesday-Friday, $14 weekends for adults; $7 for seniors and youth every day

Ocean Festival | July 21-22, 2018
San Clemente Municipal Pier & Beach | 949-440-6141
Full weekend of family events Classic Woody Car Show, Surf and Ocean Art Show, Children’s activities. Annual Beach Party and Concert included.

Cypress Community Festival | July 28, 2018 | 9 am – 5 pm
Oak Knoll Park, 5700 Orange Ave, Cypress | (714) 229-6780
One of the largest one-day festival in Orange County that attracts over 20,000 people annually. Event includes: an early morning 5K/10K run, a delicious pancake breakfast, a 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.