Entertainment at the OC Fair - OC Fair & Event Center - Costa Mesa, CA

Entertainment at the OC Fair

From roaming performances to live music on stage, we’ve got lots to entertain you. Here’s what you can catch every day at the OC Fair. 

Ticketed Performances

View printable 2022 entertainment schedule (.pdf)

Pacific Amphitheatre
Featuring the Toyota Summer Concert Series

The Hangar
Presented by

Action Sports Arena
Presented by 


Local & Community Entertainment

 Members of our community perform live every day of the OC Fair at the following stages:

Baja Blues – 8-10 p.m. (plus 1-4 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays)
The Hangar – 11:15 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meadows Stage – noon-6 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Plaza Pacifica Stage – 11:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Promenade Stage – 8:15-10 p.m.

View the community entertainment schedule

Daily Shows & Entertainers

The Magic of Frank Thurston

This interactive magic show for kids features Frank Thurston, who’s been entertaining the OC Fair for more than 25 years.
Daily schedule: 2-3 p.m., 4-5 p.m., 6-7 p.m. at the OC Promenade Stage

DJ Manny & La Nueva Diligencia

DJ Manny gets the party started every night at 5 p.m., followed by La Nueva Diligencia from 8 to 10:45 p.m. in Hussong’s Cantina

Mark Yuzuik

Our favorite comedy hypnotist has been hypnotizing and making people laugh for more than 20 years!
Daily schedule: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 4:30, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. at the Plaza Pacifica Stage

Tupua Polynesian Dance Group

Witness the Samoan flaming fire knife dance, feel the beat of the rhythmic Tahitian drums, and enjoy the lovely Tupua Hula Maidens.
Daily schedule: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6:30, 8:30 & 9:45 p.m.; Fridays-Sundays, 5:30, 7:30 & 10 p.m. at the Plaza Pacifica Stage

TAPS performance

Honor veterans at sunset every day.
Daily schedule: 6-6:10 p.m. at Heroes Hall Museum’s Medal of Honor Courtyard

Clown Patrol

Keep your eye out for our clowns roaming the fairgrounds every day, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Red Light Brass Band

Listen up for this roaming band as they bring great musical fun to the fairgrounds, 2-6 p.m.

Dragon Knights Stilt Show

Catch this amazing production of roaming entertainment throughout the fairgrounds, 1-5 p.m.

Photos with the OC Fair Foodies

Our costumed characters include Olivia the Orange, Arturo the Churro, Cornelius, Strawberry Jan, and new friend Sunny the Lemon. 
  Daily Foodie schedule: 
  Noon and 2:30 p.m. in Fair Square (by the OC Fair letters)
  3:30 p.m. in Explorium 
  1 and 4:30 p.m. in front of The Hangar