Credit: Daniel Barrett Photography
Credit: Daniel Barrett Photography

Pop the Bubbly and Devour Funnel Cake at These 5 August Events in OC

5 Can’t-Miss Happenings in Orange County This August

If you don’t have time to squeeze in a vacay before summer comes to a close, don’t fret—there are tons of activities and events to do right here at home in OC. Whether you’re looking for wholesome fun for the family or 21+ parties, we’ve got you covered with some August happenings you won’t want to miss. Grab the suntan lotion and a wide-brim hat, and reserve your tickets today for these Orange County happenings! Orange County August Events


Champagne on the Coast 

When: Friday, Aug. 26 – Sunday, Aug. 28

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Where: Paséa Hotel & Spa

For one last hurrah before school starts back up, visit Paséa Hotel & Spa for their fourth annual Champagne on the Coast, a weekend-long bubbly party featuring brands like Champagne House, Veuve Clicquot and more. The weekend kicks off Friday evening with a champagne garden party and wraps up Sunday morning with a bubbly brunch. You’ll want to snag a package deal, which includes passes to every champagne event plus room accommodations for the weekend.

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Orange County August Events

US Open of Surfing

When: Saturday, July 30 – Sunday, Aug. 7

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Where: Huntington Beach

The world’s largest surf competition is happening right here in Surf City, and it’s free to watch. You’ll be able to observe world-class surfers compete against each other right from the Huntington Beach Pier. During that time, Paséa Hotel & Spa, which is in walking distance from the US Open, is offering up to 20% off your stay. What’s better, they’re throwing in a hotel credit of $100 to use towards anything at the resort!


OC Fair

When: Friday, July 15 – Sunday, August 14

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Where: Costa Mesa

If you haven’t already gotten your fill of funnel cakes, ring tosses and deep-fried ice cream, there’s still time since the OC Fair is sticking around until mid-August. Nothing screams summer like riding the Ferris wheel at night and going home with a ton of stuffed animals. And if you’re one to attend just for the food, you can grab a $4 ticket to the Taste of Fair Food every Thursday afternoon. 

Orange County August Events

OC Parks Sunset Cinema Series 

When: Friday, Aug. 12 + Friday, Aug. 19

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Where: Laguna Niguel

This year’s Sunset Cinema film series has family-friendly movies playing at dusk at different regional parks all throughout OC. Catch “Raya and the Last Dragon” on the 12th and “Back to the Future” on the 19th at Laguna Niguel Regional Park. Movies begin at 8 p.m. or right after sundown. Guests of all ages are welcome. Food trucks and concessions will be onsite and beer and wine is available for those 21 and over.

Local Insight: Don’t miss their August 26 showing at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach!

Orange County August Events

OneRepublic Concert

When: Friday, Aug. 19 


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Where: Anaheim

OneRepublic’s aptly named tour, Never Ending Summer, is coming to OC. They’ll be touring with Christian rock band NEEDTOBREATHE. The show is happening at the Honda Center, an indoor arena and one of the best venues in OC for live entertainment. Tickets start at $40, and the band will be donating $1 from every ticket purchased to organizations bringing dignity, equity and access to communities who need it.

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