26 Must-Do Summer Festivals around Los Angeles and Orange County

Summer Carnivals, Street Fairs, Art Festivals, Food Fests, Surf and Boat Events
Photo courtesy of Long Beach Crawfish Festival

What's summer without a good festival? And what's LA without at least 25 of them? We've pulled together more than 25 of the best summer festivals in Los Angeles and Orange County, from June through September. Whether it's celebrating community or something more specific—like salsa or lobster!—fairs and festivals are an essential part of a Southern California summer. Here's our guide to help your family make summer plans to bond over fried food, carnival rides, art, boats, and lots of outdoor music.