Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:01 AM
Gather around the bonfire in your best red, white and blue styles, and prepare for the parades because America’s birthday is upon us! Los Angeles locals can celebrate Independence Day with some family fun at the Rose Bowl, where attendees are treated to crafts, music, food vendors and more! For a dazzling fireworks display, music fans can head over to the Hollywood Bowl, as the outdoor venue will light up the night while listening to Steve Martin, Edie Brickell and The Steep Canyon Rangers.
ART TO ART
Laguna Beach’s highly-anticipated Pageant of the Masters returns with its annual art exhibition, where visitors enjoy a unique recreation of paintings through a live reenactment. The three-dimensional scenes, called tableaux vivants, provide fun-filled entertainment as part of the city’s larger Festival of Arts, which displays original artwork all summer long by 140 of Southern Orange County’s finest artists. Tickets are available for purchase at www.foapom.com.
LA STREET FOOD FEST
Culinary talent and food lovers collide at the LA Street Food Fest, where established and emerging restaurateurs display delicious offerings in the form of gourmet trucks, street stands, carts and more. The “adventure park for foodies” also gives guests the opportunity to sample a curated selection of savory bites while sipping signature cocktails and enjoying some special sweet treats. Ticket holders enjoy free parking, along with other perks. Visit http://lastreetfoodfest.com/ for more information.
THE OC FAIR
Pay a visit to the city of Costa Mesa for the can’t-miss OC Fair during its 125th Celebration. The annual extravaganza features free concerts, livestock shows, equestrian events and more! This year’s theme is “One Big Party,” and it runs from July 17 until August 16. So rev up your car for a mini road trip and feast on funnel cakes while you enjoy the rides. For more info, visit http://www.ocfair.com/2015/.
Sports enthusiasts tune in to watch their favorite sports stars honored for their athletic achievements at the ESPY Awards on July 15. The Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Award is decided via online balloting by fans, sports experts and ESPN personalities. This year’s event will be hosted by Rob Riggle, and will welcome athletes, actors and supporters. Tickets are available at www.thevipconcierge.com.
Get your beach bag ready to head out to Huntington Beach to watch the US Open of Surfing on July 25. As the largest professional surfing competition in the US, over 200,000 spectators gather to watch America’s best surfers show off their tricks and compete for a large cash prize.
FALL TREND EVENT
Join us from July 16 – 19 at the season’s most exclusive event and discover our fashion-forward fall trends. Our in-store stylists will put together your perfect look for every occasion, from work to weekend and beyond. Shop in stores or online. To find a location, visit bcbg.com.