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July 2008 Events California

  Thursday, July 31, 2008


COSTA MESA - Orange County Fair Say Cheese. Enjoy one of the most popular urban fairs in the U.S. Pig races are an annual treat, carnival rides, food, fun, and loads of live entertainment and fun for the entire family.  Runs through Aug. 3, 2008 (closed Mondays).  Tickets: $5 - 10, kids under free 5 free. Location: 88 Fair Dr., Costa Mesa, CA. Call: (714) 708-1500. ocfair.

FULLERTON - Fullerton Downtown Farmers Market. The Market offers farm fresh produce, food, kids activities (nominal fee), live entertainment (6:30-8:30 pm), and a beer & wine garden. Event cost is free. Runs every Thursday through October 16, 2008. Time: 4 to 8:30 p.m. Location: 121 E. Wilshire Ave. , Fullerton , Ca 92832 (between Harbor Blvd & Pomona Ave.)

LAGUNA BEACH - Art-A-Fair festival. 42nd annual art event located in a beautiful garden setting with 125 artists, plus live entertainment, fine food, demonstrations and workshops. This year's theme is "Venetian Carnival."  The event runs through Aug. 31. Location: 777 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, Calif. Hours: Sun. – Thurs. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fri. and Sat. until 10 p.m. Cost: Season pass $3.50 - $7.00; under 12 free. Call: (949) 494-451.

NEWPORT BEACH - Screening of The Village Barbershop presented by the Newport Beach Film Festival. Co-presented by the Newport Beach Film Festival and the Orange County Museum of Art, Cinema Orange will spotlight the cinematic works of independent filmmakers from around the world. Celebrating its fourth season, the 2008 Cinema Orange summer film series will showcase an eclectic slate of feature length narrative, documentary, short and animated films from the recent 2008 Newport Beach Film Festival. Dedicated to championing the works of aspiring and established filmmakers, the Festival and OCMA proudly embrace the passion, independent spirit and creative vision of these talented artists. Interactive question and answer with filmmakers will follow select screenings. Films will screen on select Thursday evenings in the museum's auditorium. Film screenings are free with museum admission. Time: 7:30 PM. Cost: $10 Adult ; $8 Student w/valid ID, Senior 65+; Free under 12 years. Orange County Museum of Art, 850 San Clemente Drive, Newport Beach, CA. Call: (949) 759-1122.

NEWPORT BEACH - Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises.  Hornblower’s New Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises! Held every Thursday through September 4, Hornblower is celebrating summer by introducing the New Summer Sunset Cocktail Cruises! You’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the sunset from the deck of a Hornblower yacht and a front row seat to view the sailboat races. Hornblower’s two-hour Cocktail Cruise features complimentary appetizers, drink specials and amazing views. The appetizer menu varies but may include favorites such as, chips and salsa, fresh garden crudités with herbed ranch dressing, Jamaican seasoned beef skewers with mango-pineapple salsa, firecracker chicken with chili cream, and vegetable spring rolls with ginger plum sauce. Tickets are $28 per person plus tax. Boarding begins at 6:00pm and cruises from 6:30pm- 8:30pm. The cruise is open to the public and reservations are required. Location: 2431 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA. Call: (949) 646-0155.