Community Entertainment - OC Fair & Event Center - Costa Mesa, CA

Community Entertainment

Every year, we feature community entertainment at different stages every day of the OC Fair. These bands and dance groups perform for free for our guests. View the 2024 Community Entertainment Guide.

Contact us

Community Entertainment Department: or (714) 708-1518 

Applications for the 2024 OC Fair Community Entertainment are now open!


 Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m. (PST) on Friday, April 5, 2024.  Applications submitted after this date will be automatically placed on the wait list.

Selection criteria

Due to the volume of submissions we receive, not all applicants will be accommodated. Submission of an application is for consideration only and a performance date or time is not guaranteed. Previous performances at the OC Fair do not guarantee stage time in 2024. Each application for performance time during the Fair is given consideration by the Community Entertainment Department on the following basis: 

  • Completed application received by the posted deadline
  • Performer availability during available dates and times.
  • Overall appeal and unique nature of the performance
  • Appropriateness of the performance for the OC Fair audience
  • For returning applicants, past performance and adherence to OC Fair policies and procedures

What to expect after applying

If you have been selected to perform, you will be contacted in May.

Please do not call or email to check on your booking status. We receive a high volume of requests and will respond when information is available. If your availability or any information changes after submitting your application, please notify the Community Entertainment Department immediately.

By May, all selected performers and performance groups will be contacted via email. Applications received by the deadline that are not selected for a performance slot will automatically be placed on the waitlist on a first-come, first-served basis and will be contacted directly if a performance slot is vacated.

All selected applicants will be required to conduct a Megan’s Law screening for all performers and crew members over the age of 14. 

Please review the Community Entertainment Guide for any questions.

REMINDER: Advance tickets are required for ALL GUESTS

If you have been accepted as an entertainer, please ensure your fans, friends and family purchase their tickets in advance online prior to your performance. Tickets will be available for sale online soon.

Contact us

Community Entertainment Department: or (714) 708-1518.