Art-a-Fair (Laguna Beach) visit event website
Begins 29 June 2018 10:00 am
Runs through 02 September 2018 09:00 pm
Established and emerging fine artists and artisans from around the world display their artwork at this sprawling festival, which has been staged here for more than 50 years. Art lovers will find oils, watercolors, mixed-media pieces, and charcoal drawings, along with jewelry, ceramics, fiber art, and bronze sculpture. Aspiring artists can also sign up for weekly workshops. Opens June 29. Tickets: $9, $7 for seniors 65+, free for kids 12 and under. 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.
Sawdust Art Festival (Laguna Beach) visit event website
Begins 29 June 2018 10:00 am
Runs through 02 September 2018 10:00 pm
Set on a 3-acre eucalyptus grove, this annual festival features the work of Laguna Beach residents. Booths selling handmade jewelry and clothing, paintings, photography, and wood and metal sculpture are situated along sawdust-covered paths beside glass-blowing demonstrations, stages for live music, and four outdoor cafes. Attendees can also sign up for hands-on art classes. O
- Adults: $9.00,
- Senior 65+: $7.00
- Children ages 6-12: $4.00
- Children ages 5 & under: FREE
OC Fair 2018 (Costa Mesa) visit event website
Begins 13 July 2018 12:00 pm
Runs through 12 August 2018 11:30 pm
The popular annual summer event returns for 4 weeks with all the usual carnival games, rides, and fried-food booths, concerts, Centennial Farm and the juried displays of art, photography, cakes and crafts from the locals. Tickets info: https://ocfair.com/oc-fair/buy-tickets/admission/ OC Fair and Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.
Free! San Clemente Ocean Festival visit event website
Begins 21 July 2018 06:00 am
Runs through 22 July 2018 06:00 am
Known as the “Greatest Show On Surf” you won’t want to miss the excitement of the San Clemente Ocean Festival. Pancake breakfast, athletic competitions, art show, sandcastle competition, Woodys on the pier, beach party, Marine Raider Boat Challenge, concert & more. For kids: kid’s Dolphin Dash, ‘Groms Rule’ Surf Contest, and Fishing Derby. FREE to attend.
Vans U.S. open of Surfing (Huntington Beach) visit event website
Begins 28 July 2018 09:00 am
Runs through 05 August 2018 11:00 pm
One of the most prestigious surfing competition in the world, combined with skateboarding and BMX contests at the beach, draws more than 300 world-class athletes to this event. Fans can watch the action during the day and enjoy outdoor movie screenings and concerts at night. At Huntington City Beach.
Free! National Dance Day 2018 (Costa Mesa) visit event website
Begins 28 July 2018 01:00 pm
Runs through 28 July 2018 08:00 pm
"Dance is for everybody and EVERY BODY!" For the first time, Dizzy Feet Foundation partners with Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the exclusive West Coast celebration of National Dance Day! This FREE community event is for all ages and all abilities! Launched in 2010 by the Dizzy Feet Foundation (co-founded by So You Think You Can Dance’s Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman) and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, National Dance Day encourages everyone to embrace dance as a fun and positive way to maintain good health. The celebration of all things dance begins at 1:00pm at the Center’s new Julianne and George Argyros Plaza. The day will feature live performances by special guest artists, offer fully inclusive and interactive dance lessons in a wide variety of dance styles,and food for purchase. Segerstrom Center, Arguros Plasa, 600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa, California 92626
National Choreographers Initiative 2018 (Irvine) visit event website
Begins 28 July 2018 08:00 pm
For this annual event, four choreographers spend three weeks developing new ballets for 16 dancers, who present them in this performance. Many pieces created as part of this program during the past 14 years have gone on to be performed elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. Irvine Barclay Theatre, 4242 Campus Drive, Irvine.
Natalia Osipova in "Isedora" ballet (Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa) visit event website
Begins 10 August 2018 07:30 pm
Runs through 12 August 2018 07:30 pm
Vladimir Varnava, choreographer of Russia’s fabled Mariinsky Theatre, leads a creative team to bring the remarkable life of the modern dance revolutionary, Isadora Duncan (1877-1927), center stage in a World Premiere starring Natalia Osipova, one of today’s reigning prima ballerinas and principal dancer of London’s Royal Ballet. Isadora Duncan: Natalia Osipova The Ballerina: Veronika Part Sergei Yesenin: Vladimir Dorokhin Music: Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella, performed by the Mikhailovsky Orchestra, Pavel Sorokin, conductor Libretto: Vladimir Varnava and Konstantin Fedorov Choreography: Vladimir Varnava Costume and Set Designer: Galya Solodovnikova Lighting Designer: Konstantin Binkin Tickets start at $29.00 Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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