Orange County Events
Mystique de la Mer - SeaWorld (June- Early Sept)
As the sun sets this summer, SeaWorld is transformed by the magic of Mystique de la Mer.
Sea creatures from the underwater world of Atlantis emerge throughout the park to bring
you amazing physical feats, new shows, live music, fireworks and a spectacular finale
of pure imagination.
International Speedway Racing (June -Dec)
Orange County Fair and Exposition Center
Orange County Fair and Exposition presents 2004 Costa Mesa Speedway.
Summer Jazz Series - Hyatt Newport Beach (All summer through Oct 15)
Hyatt Newport Beach Amphitheater, on the Golf Course
Hosted by The Wave 94.7, this event features the smooth sounds of jazz artists.
The Queen Mary Jazz Series Thursdays (July- Sept)
The Queen Mary
Jazz by the bay at the Queen Mary, Long Beach
Park at Dark: The San Diego Wild Animal Park (July- Sept)
San Diego Wild Animal Park
Park at Dark, through Sept. 6 The San Diego Wild Animal Park hours are extended until 10 p.m.
Features include sunset and nighttime Wgasa Bush Line Railway tours, up-close animal encounters,
outdoor dining and shopping.
Festival of Children (All Month)
South Coast Plaza
A collaboration of children's charities and community involvement that provides education
and resources to improve the future of children throughout the Orange County, California.
125 events during the month include cartooning, craft projects, storytelling, and gymnastics
Annual Temecula Valley International Film and Music Festival (All Month)
The International Film and Music Festival begins September 8 through the 12th at the Tower
Plaza, Movie Experience, corner of Ynez & Rancho California Roads.
Haunted Fullerton Walking Tours (Sept - Oct)
Fullerton Museum Center
301 N. Pomona Ave
Celebrate Halloween at the Fullerton Museum center's 4th Annual "Haunted Fullerton Walking
Tours." Register to attend, space is limited.
Annual Temecula on Stage (Early Sept)
Main Street, Old Town Temecula
Contact Theater Foundation
The area's top chefs and wineries will be showcased along with a variety of performance arts
including local musicians, vocalists, actors and dancers. Temecula On Stage will be promoted
as the centerpiece of an entire weekend.
International Street Faire (Early Sept)
Old Towne Orange
This annual festival offers cuisine, folk music, dance from around the world, more than
100 craft artisans displaying their works around this famous historic plaza at Chapman
Tall Ships Festival (Early Sept)
Dana Point Harbor
Activities will include ship tours, nautical artisans, craftsmen and skill demonstrations.
Taste of Newport (Mid Sept)
At Fashion Island in Newport, September brings an annual three-day festival with
participation by 30 restaurants, 15 wineries, and top-notch entertainment.
Annual Professional Women's Roundtable (End of Sept)
Pechanga Resort and Casino
45000 Pechanga Parkway
"Women in Business Achieving Success" conference and expo will feature a full day of national
recognized speakers, educational workshops, and exhibits by more than 70 businesses, along with
a luncheon featuring Carrie Fisher as keynote speaker
A Day of Wine and Chocolate (Late Sept)
Wilson Creek Winery
Hospice of the Valleys is hosting this 4th annual event to benefit its program development.
Guests will enjoy tasting from the local wineries and chocolatiers. A commemorative cookbook
may be purchased. Enjoy a silent/live auction throughout the day; bid on travel, recreation,
entertainment, health and beauty packages
Greek Festival (Late Sept)
Greek music, greek dancing, food & pastries held by St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.
Festival of Italy (Late Sept- mid Oct)
South Coast Plaza
The center-wide festival will showcase the best fashions, food and furnishings from Italy.
Areas of the shopping center will be decorated to reflect Italian culture and arts with schools,
museums, and performing arts groups offering programs and exhibits related to Italy's cultural
life and history.