Summertime is just around the corner and that means San Clemente’s lineup of events is warming up. From groovy tunes to the most anticipated festival of the year, it’s easy to find good times all summer long near Sea Summit.
Don’t miss out on your fun in the sun. Schedule these exciting summer happenings into your calendar today.
Boogie with the Outdoor Concert Series
Put on your dancing shoes and feel the rhythm. Your Spanish village by the sea is ready to rock out and get down with six cool concerts for hot summer nights.
- San Clemente Pier: Flashback Heart Attack (6/21), Wheeland Brothers (8/21), Tunnel Vision (8/30)
- Linda Lane Park: Kelly Boys Country (7/12), Wigs & Ties (7/26)
Silver Screen under the Stars
Two classic movies, one fantastic way to spend a warm summer evening in the grass. The City of San Clemente presents a pair of free outdoor movies at San Gorgonio Park, 2916 Via San Gorgonio. Don’t forget to pack blankets and a picnic dinner. Show starts at 8pm.
- July 6 – Mary Poppins
- July 20 – Coco
Beautiful Brush Strokes
Get in touch with your artsy side at the Plein Air “Paint San Clemente” competition. A week-long affair running June 23 through July 1, the event features workshops and exhibitions from local artists and painters from around the country.
Improve your painting abilities or simply come to purchase a delightful addition to your new San Clemente home via silent auction.
Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville.
Fireworks at the Pier
Lighting up the sky on our nation’s birthday is a time-honored tradition.
And there’s no better place to enjoy a fireworks spectacular than at the iconic San Clemente Pier. Show begins at 9pm on Independence Day.
The Greatest Show on Surf
The 42nd annual Ocean Festival returns July 21 & 22 with all your favorite seaside competitions. Head to the pier to watch or participate in the always popular dory boat races, 5k beach run or fames one-mile ocean swim.
There’s something for everyone with classic California “Woody” cars, art exhibits, vendors, food and a free beach concert. Enjoy plenty of fun for the little ones with the Kids Dolphin Dash beach run, sand sculpting and Great Rubber Duck Race.
- Saturday: 7am-7pm
- Sunday: 7am-5pm
Get Spicy on August 12th
Some like it hot. Real hot!
Featuring the renowned Salsa Challenge, the Fiesta Music Festival offers fun for your taste buds and the family alike.
- Fun games & activities include ice cream eating contest, tortilla toss, bubble gum blowing competition and much more.
- Arts & crafts exhibitions plus vendors and motorcycle show.
- Salsa tasting from 10am, winner announced at 4pm on Stage 3.
- Sunday, August 12, 9am-7pm, 100 & 200 blocks of Avenida Del Mar
Summer Arts & Crafts Fair
Sponsored by the San Clemente Arts Association, the 58th annual San Clemente Arts and Crafts Fair celebrates unique creations from more than 100 regional artisans. An outdoor event, bring your sunglasses and a shopping bag to fill with fine ceramics, handcrafted jewelry, stunning photography, paintings and more.
- August 18 & 19, 10am-5pm
- Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville
If you’re an artist and are interested in showcasing your work, a 10’ x 10’ booth is just $150 and most artistic mediums are accepted.