Saying goodbye to summer is easier in Orange County mostly because summer isn’t really leaving. The weather is still nice, the crowds are starting to die down, and there are still plenty of things to do in August 2018 in Orange County. When you’ve lived in Orange County, even if just for a month, you start to realize that there is never a shortage of things to do. This is only part of what makes it amazing and you won’t want to miss these things.
Enjoy the best things to do in August 2018 in Orange County and kick off the end of summer with the beginning of even more fun times.
Things to do in August 2018 in Orange County | Lobsterfest Newport Beach | August 5
Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is hosting the 10th annual Lobsterfest dinner. This dinner will include fresh whole Maine lobster that has been flown in especially for this event. There will also be N.Y. strip steak, salads, red potatoes, corn on the cob, drawn butter, sourdough rolls, and special desserts. During dinner, there will be live entertainment by the West Coast Party Crashers on the beachfront stage with everything starting at 3 pm.
Things to do in August 2018 in Orange County | San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival | August 12
San Clemente is hosting its 65th annual San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival During this event there will be live music, food, and different activities to get into the spirit of the event. Some of the most impressive activities include things like a pie-eating contest, tortilla toss, jump rope and so much more. There will also be a free shuttle to the event from San Clemente High School and the whole things start at 9 am and goes until 7 pm.
Things to do in August 2018 in Orange County | Brea Fest | August 17
Brea has some bustling art programs and Brea Fest is when those programs are celebrated. This event will have foods from over 35 local restaurants, live music, theater performances, gallery exhibits, live art demonstrations. For kids, there will be free activities with arts and crafts. The event starts at 6:30 pm until 10 pm at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center.
Things to do in August 2018 in Orange County | Plum Fest and Weiner Dog Races | August 19
Old World is bringing back some of the crazy and some of the fun with the Plum Fest and Weiner Dog Races event. At Old World in Huntington Beach, everyone is invited to enjoy a very special cake made with special plums that only ripen during a certain time of year and only for a brief amount of time. On top of the special cake, other activities will include live music, barbecue fare, street vendors and, of course, a wiener dog race at 3 pm. The event starts at 2 pm and goes until 6 pm.
Things to do in August 2018 in Orange County | OC Night Market | August 24-26
The original Night Market started right here in Orange County and while it has become popular in other parts of the state, Orange County’s is still the largest. This event is filled with hundreds of food choices, special merchandise, arts and crafts, games, music, and so many more attractions and activities. The event is free for kids and $5 for adults with a schedule of 4 pm to midnight and 4 pm to 11 pm on Sunday at the OC Fair and Event Center in Costa Mesa.