With so much good stuff going on this August in So Cal you’re gonna need a body double! From heaps of foodie inspired festivals to thrilling cycling events and a musical evening 65 million years in the making, there’s no excuse to be bored in the month to come.
Taylor Morrison’s done all the legwork. All you’ve got to do now is open up your calendar to August and pencil in the fun.
Newport Beach attracts refined crowd with a developed palate. So when it comes to indulging in fine seafood, this is the place. Join Newport Beach Lobsterfest and support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. August 6th from 3-8pm.
For more gastronomical delights, head to Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar for the 17th Annual Tomato & Pepper tasting. Set your alarm clocks, event starts at 8am, August 19th.
Earn your finisher’s medal at the 9th Annual OC Fair 5K Fun Run. Register online. Race fee includes free t-shirt and free entrance to the OC Fair. Starting time is 8am, August 6th.
Experience Jurassic Park like never before! Watch in high-definition on the big screen while the Pacific Symphony performs John Williams’ groundbreaking score live. August 19th at 8pm.
Why stick to one lobster feed when you can make the short drive to Doheny State Park? Dana Point Lobsterfest is August 19th at 4pm. Tie on a bib and get crackin’.
Yee-Haw! The Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is back with a vengeance. Grab life by the horns August 26-27.
The San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival is set to return for its 64th year. Come for the music & dancing and stay for the food and popular salsa content. This all day event runs from 9am to 7pm at the 100 & 200 blocks of Avenida Del Mar in beautiful San Clemente.
Browse the work of countless locals artisans and craftspeople at the San Clemente Annual Art & Craft Fair August 19-20.
The first phase of the Orange County Great Park Sports Park is complete. Join in the celebration at the Grand Opening Event August 5th. Live music, food trucks and a host of athletic clinics & exhibitions. Make your way there on two-wheels to take part in Resident Ride.
Soak up your natural surroundings with the Family Hike at Round Canyon. An easy jaunt for all ages and hiking abilities, the trail winds through OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve where you could spot mule deer and red-tail hawks. August 26th from 5-7pm.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY
Visit the Oceanside Museum of Art for the opportunity to purchase incredible works of beauty crafted by local artists. This month’s Pop Up Art Mart on the Terrace is scheduled for August 24th from 5-8pm and the theme is “By the Sea.”
August 18-19, Latin Food Fest brings a whole lot of flavor and spice to San Diego. Stick around after dinner for the Summer Carnival.
Get pumped horse racing fans, the TVG Pacific Classic brings many of the country’s top horses to compete at Del Mar on August 19th. Don’t miss out on this race season’s million dollar event.
Extended through August 13th, At This Evening’s Performance offers viewers a raucous evening of intelligent comedy and political intrigue. Buy your tickets from the North Coast Rep.
Tickets to Bite at the Beach, the South Bay’s premiere beer and food pairing event, can be purchased online for just $55. Entrance fee includes unlimited tastes and bites from 20+ restaurants and 15 breweries. We’ll see you at Manhattan Beach August 12th from 2-6pm.
CicLAvia is back on August 13th. The country’s largest open-streets event shuts down traffic and gives right of way to cyclists, pedestrians, runners and skaters!