August events at OC Fair & Event Center
The 2017 OC Fair features 23 days and nights of entertainment, food, rides, shopping, exhibits, animals and headline performances in the Pacific Amphitheatre, nightly music in The Hangar and adrenaline-inducing events in the Action Sports Arena.
More information and a full lineup of Farm Fresh Fun at ocfair.com.
When: Wednesdays through Sundays, through Aug. 13
Hours: Wednesday-Friday, noon-midnight; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-midnight
Admission: General (13-59) $12 weekday, $14 weekend; senior (60+) $7; child (6-12) $7; children 5 and younger are free; active military and veterans are free with valid ID. Parking is $10.
Register now for a Fun Run discount!
Run, walk or skip through the OC Fair! The OC Marathon presents the 9th annual OC Fair 5K Fun Run, featuring a course that starts and ends at the Main Gate.
The course includes Detours of Fun, like a ride down the Giant Slide. A free ticket to the 2017 OC Fair is included with registration, as well as a goodie bag and race T-shirt.
When: Sunday, Aug. 6, 8 a.m. (registration and packet pickup at 6 a.m.; awards ceremony at 9:15 a.m.)
How much: $30 registration for adults 16 and older; $20 for children ages 6-15; $5 for children 5 and under.
Register at ocfair5k.com
Special deal: Get 20% off any registration with the code OCFAIR20OFF
What’s happening after the Fair
♦ August 19-20, Crossroads of the West Gun Show
Two-day gun and western Americana show with guns, accessories, tactical gear, ammunition, safes, personal protection products and more.
Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: General admission $18 (at the gates) / $16 (advance online); senior $17 (at the gates) / $16 (advance online); children 12 and younger are free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parking is $8.
Information: crossroadsgunshows.com, email@example.com or (801) 544-9125
♦ August 19, Costa Mesa Speedway – Harley Night #2 / Sidecars
The most exciting, colorful and unpredictable live action racing event in the nation. Costa Mesa Speedway has put fans right on top of all the action from the comfort of Arena style grandstand seating since 1969. Suitable for the whole family.
Hours: 6-10 p.m.
Admission: General $20; senior (65+) $15; junior (13-17) $15; child (3-12) $1; military with ID $15; children 2 & young are free. Parking is $8.
Information: costaMesaSpeedway.net, firstname.lastname@example.org or (949) 492-9933
♦ August 19, Pacific Symphony’s Jurassic Park
A soundtrack 65 million years in the making! Experience the classic film while Pacific Symphony performs John Williams’ thrilling score live. Masterfully directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the novel by Michael Crichton, “Jurassic Park” transports you to a secluded island where scientists have succeeded in reviving the age of dinosaurs.
Hours: 8-10 p.m.
♦ August 20, Ha*Ash / Yuridia
Ha*Ash, a Mexican pop duo featuring Hanna Nicole Perez Mosa and her sister Ashley Grace from Lake Charles, Louisiana, have released a string of hits including “Estés En Donde Estés,” “Odio Amarte,” and “Amor a Medias.”
Mexican singer Yuridia became one of the highest selling artists in Mexico by age 19 and has earned 23 Gold certified albums in Mexico and three in the U.S., including “Como Yo Nadie Te Ha Amado,” “Ahora Entendí” and “Ya Te Olvidé.”
Hours: 7:30-10 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $24. Parking is $10 general; $30 concert preferred (limited availability).
♦ August 24, Fight Club OC
Boxing and MMA together on the same night inside the same ring. Fight Club OC is where your fights and entertainment are guaranteed.
Hours: 7-10 p.m.
Admission: $60 admission (standing-room only tickets are $30 and sold after seats sell out). Parking is $8.
Information: fightcluboc.com, email@example.com or 949-903-8586
♦ August 25-27, Gem Faire
Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Nearly 200 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing while you shop.
Hours: Friday, 12-6 p.m. (wholesale preview 10 a.m.-noon; Saturday,10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: General $7, children 12 & younger are free. Admission is good for all 3 days
Information: gemfaire.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 252-8300
♦ August 25-26, Flying Miz Daisy Vintage Market
At Flying Miz Daisy, our goal is to bring together the best Vintage exhibitors on the West Coast selling unique goods, all under one roof. A one of a kind event makes this 2-day market a can’t-miss shopping destination for everyone!
Hours: Friday, 3-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: General $8, children 12 & under are free. Admission is good for both days
Information: www.flyingmizdaisy.com, email@example.com or (949) 422-0432
♦ August 25-27, OC Night Market
OC Night Market is back! Presenting LET’S PLAY Summer 2017, with hundreds of food, merchandise, arts, crafts and entertainment options for one of the biggest food festivals of the year. Welcome back old favorites and a lineup of new vendors!
Hours: Friday & Saturday, 4 p.m.-midnight; Sunday, 4-11 p.m.
Admission: $5 general admission; children 6 and under are free. Deal alert: $3 admission on Friday, 4-6 p.m. Parking is $8.
Information: www.ocnightmarket.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Get the full lineup of summer concerts under the stars at Pacific Amphitheatre and don’t miss out on seeing a show at the best concert venue in Orange County. Visit pacamp.com.
Ongoing events at OC Fair & Event Center
♦ Certified Farmers Market – Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The farmers market is open during the OC Fair.
♦ OC Market Place – August 19-20 & 26-27 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Closed during OC Fair, July 14-Aug. 13.) Admission $2; children 12 and under are free.