Altieri the Art of Hair is located in Orange County, California, which is
home to a wide variety of exciting activities throughout the year. While our
locals are familiar with all that Southern California has to offer, we are well
aware that tourists come here from all over the globe. For those of you
seeking to bask in the culture or to have some fun this season, we’d like to
give you a look at some events that you can enjoy.
All over Orange County, beaches are becoming crowded with locals
and tourists alike. For some of us, June Gloom is being replaced by
sunshine. Everywhere you go, the smell of barbecue takes over your
senses. The Major League Baseball season is in full swing (pun intended).
This could only mean one thing: Summer has arrived.
Today we’re looking at a handful of festivals and events coming to
Orange County during the summer, as well as popular hairstyles that you
can expect to see during these warm months. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
Doheny Surf and Art Festival (June 24 - June 25, 2023)
This two-day annual festival celebrates art, surf culture, and Southern
California lifestyle. The event itself is free, and takes place at one of the
most well-known places to surf in all of So-Cal. Activities include vending
booths inspired by art and the beach, live music, and even a surf contest.
This is the perfect way to get those Orange County summer vibes.
Sawdust Festival (June 30 - September 3, 2023)
Art goes with Laguna Beach like light goes with the sun. It’s just part
of it. This multi-month festival has been a mainstay since 1966. Over 200
artists are represented through various forms of art including paintings,
photos, and sculptures. What really makes this festival special is the vast
amount of events within the event ranging from Taco Tuesdays to live
fashion shows. If you feel inspired, art classes are available as well.
4th of July (July 4, 2023)
While this may not be a single event, it’s well worth mentioning
because 4th of July has been a major part of North-American tradition for
centuries. Orange County is home to some of the world’s most spectacular
firework shows. There are many options, but here are some that are
absolutely worth your time.
Disneyland (Anaheim) - The “Happiest Place on Earth” is known for a lot of
things, including expensive tickets, but perhaps the most beloved aspects
of Disneyland are their firework shows. 4th of July is obviously no
exception. The fireworks can be seen for free in Downtown Disney or
anywhere surrounding the park.
Huntington Beach Pier Plaza - Not only is the firework show fantastic, but
this Huntington Beach firework show is an all-day event that includes a
parade, decorating contest, carnival, and closes with a breathtaking
firework show over the beach.
Fivepoint Ampitheater (Irvine) - This is for any Beatles fan out there, with
the Pacific Symphony presenting music from the iconic rock band, all
leading into a phenomenal firework show under the “sky with diamonds”.
Orange County Fair (July 14 - August 13, 2023)
The Orange County Fair is another event that has been around for
quite some time. On July 14, the fair will arrive after traveling from its most
recent location in San Diego and make its way to the Orange County
Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. This month-long event features live music,
exhibits, rides, and a sporting arena where you can watch rodeos and even
monster trucks. Then you have the food, which ranges from ordinary to
straight-up weird. Case in point: The spaghetti donut. Yes, that’s a very real
thing that you can try for yourself.
Festival of the Butterflies (August 5, 2023)
San Juan Capistrano is a popular tourist attraction, and for one day of
the year it attracts butterfly lovers. This family-friendly single-day festival
celebrates, as you can probably guess, butterflies. You can learn more
about them through educational speeches, and as with most festivals, live
music. There are even contests and rewards, so feel free to bring your
competitive side with you. Adorn your hair with butterfly hair clips to really
get in the mood.
Sea Country Festival (August 25 - August 27, 2023)
This Laguna Niguel festival is designed to celebrate the end of
summer, and is thus a perfect way to end this list. Admission is free, though
you can purchase a wristband for ride access. Play games, go on rides,
take in live music, eat delicious food, and celebrate another Southern
California summer in style at this family-friendly festival.
We’ve only scratched the surface, but those are some of the events
that you can enjoy this summer. But this wouldn’t be a hair blog without
touching up on that subject, so here are some popular hairstyles that you
can use at these events… or anywhere really!
The Bob: This one never really goes away, and it’s making another big
surge in the summer of 2023. If you enjoy keeping your hair on the shorter
side, give this one a try.
Loose Waves: Waves go with the beach, and the beach is a huge
attraction during the summer. Maybe that’s why this hairstyle is becoming
more and more common lately.
90s Volume: Remember the 90s? If so, you’re not alone. Hairstyles made
popular in the 90s are making a comeback in a big way, with voluminous
hair being one of the common.
Braids: With the blog heavily focused on festivals and events, it wouldn’t
be right to leave out braids, which are one of the mainstays for festival hair
fashion. The options of styling your braids are near limitless, which allows
you to truly express yourself as a person.
Hair accessories: Your hairstyle doesn’t have to include only your hair.
Show off your personality with headbands, bows, hair clips, and more. It’s
like art for your hair!
In Orange County, summer is more than “the hot months”. It’s a time
for celebration. Whether you live here or are visiting, with so many festivals
and events taking place in the coming months, it will be well worth your
time to go out and enjoy yourself while celebrating the wonderful and
storied history that makes up the So-Cal lifestyle. Until next time, thank you
for reading. Have an awesome summer!
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