Surf City Nights in Huntington Beach

August 15, 2018

Sunset by the Huntington Beach Pier in CaliforniaA Southern California tradition is Surf City Nights in nearby HB. This popular event happens when they close three blocks on Main Street to traffic and open it up for everyone to freely wander and enjoy the lively happenings. This family-friendly event is very well-attended and includes a mini farmers market, local artists with their original art and crafts for sale, over 90 vender booths, and so much more. Merchants have sidewalk sales and there are lots of restaurants to enjoy a bite to eat. Kids will like it too. They are often bounce houses and street performers and bands. Surf City Nights takes place every Tuesday night from 5-9pm. Can’t beat that iconic pier and Pacific Ocean backdrop!

Cool Tunes: Summer Jazz at Newport Marriott

July 31, 2018

Saxophone Player

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy live music. The Marriott in Newport Beach has a phenomenal summer jazz series. It takes place on Wednesday nights at 6pm until September 19. The settings will be their Rose Garden and the Seaview Terrace. Can’t beat that kind of atmosphere!

Here’s the incredible line-up:
August 8: THE FOUR FRESHMEN- In Concert
August 15: EMMET COHEN TRIO with special guest TONY GUERRERO
August 22: JOHN PIZZARELLI TRIO- In Concert
August 29: BYRON STRIPLING-BOBBY FLOYD QUARTET – Have Trumpet, Will Swing!
September 5: BILLY MITCHELL & CIRCLE OF FRIENDS featuring BILI REDD
September 12: BARBARA MORRISON-RICKEY WOODARD QUINTET- Celebrating Barbara’s Birthday!
September 19: TOM KUBIS BIG BAND – Live and Unleashed!

Yee-haw! Orange County Fair: NOW-AUG 12

July 18, 2018

Tigers on a carnival Merry Go Round

The OC Fair is a time-honored, summer tradition that is always fun for the entire family. Partake in your favorite carnival foods like funnel cake, deep-fried everything, corn on the cob, turkey legs, tasty sausage, fresh squeezed lemonade, ice cream, and so much more! Take a scenic ride on the Grande Ferris wheel to get a bird’s eye view of the entire fair. Try challenging midway games and win your sweet heart a stuff animal prize. There are great open-air concerts at the Pacific Amphitheater as well. There are plenty of artisans doing demos and showing off their creations. See who won prize ribbons in everything from photography to craft beer. The Fair is only a short drive from home, so it makes it easy. Make sure to put on sunblock, wear sunglasses and comfy shoes, and stay hydrated.

Best of both worlds: Fourth of July at Back Bay

June 26, 2018

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Living near the coast certainly has its advantages! Only a short drive from Azulón at Mesa Verde, check out a beautiful Fourth of July fireworks display at Back Bay. This family-friendly event will be haled at popular Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina. There will be tasty food trucks and live music to add to the festive atmosphere. Bring your beach chairs and blankets and enjoy a casual atmosphere. Bring the sunblock, hats and sunglasses. There’s a wide variety of water sports to enjoy there including rentable kayaks, pedal boats, stand up paddle boards, and so much more. Grab a bite to eat at Back Bay Bistro. The fireworks display starts at 9pm. On behalf of everyone at Azulón, have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

OC Night Market at the Fairgrounds: JUNE 15-17

June 15, 2018

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Enjoy an Asian-themed wonderland at the OC Night Market. There will be over 80 food booths to satisfy any craving. Whether you’re in the mood for pho, fusion, handcrafted ice cream, sorbet, bbq, or poki, you will find delicious offerings at every turn. This will also be a great event to get inspired at the art walk with lots of local artists who use all kinds of mediums from watercolor to acrylic to anime and more. The festive atmosphere also includes carnival games, live dj’s and bands, dancing, and the list goes on and on. It’s only a short drive from Azulon at the Orange County Fairgrounds.