Activities in May 2012 Newport Beach

 Newport Beach Film Festival May 1-3 Independent films from around the world including features, shorts, documentaries and animation. Fashion Island. 949-253-2880 /


City Cup & Charity Challenge Golf Tournament May 4 Earn bragging rights as San Juan Capistrano’s BEST golf foursome! Play to win for a deserving local charitable organization. $150 per golfer, $550 per foursome. San Juan Hills Golf Club. 949.493.4700 /  
  OC Tastefest May 4-5 Prepare your palate for a collection of culinary delights as we bring together restaurants from all parts of Orange County. OC Fair & Event Center: 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.


Patriot’s Day Marine Car Wash May 5 Dana Point VFW Post 9934. Marine Squadron table displays, police and fire vehicles. Complimentary coffee   donated by Coffee Importers of Dana Point. Donations only please. 9am-3pm. South Shores Church Parking Lot: 32712 Crown Valley Parkway.


  Relay for Life May 5 The American Cancer Societys Relay For Life is an overnight event that brings together teams of walkers who are committed to the fight against cancer. 11am. Huntington Central Park: 18000 Goldenwest, Huntington Beach.


Great Strides Surf City Walk May 5 Join the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for its annual Great Strides walk in Surf City USA! This 5K event will begin   at   the Huntington Beach Pier and take you north along the beach path. 8:30am-2:30pm. Pier Plaza: 1 Main St. 714-938-1393 /


  Soccer in the Sand May 6 This five vs. five soccer tournament will have games consisting of two 12 minute halves with a 3 minute half time. Free to spectators; $265 per team. 9am-5pm. Huntington City Beach: Huntington Street and Pacific Coast Hwy. 858-442-9082 /


PCRF Cinco De Mayo Half Marathon May 6 The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF) is hosting the 14th Annual Bank of America Merrill  Lynch Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 1K Kids’ Fun Run and 50K Bike Tour event at the Irvine Spectrum. 949-859-6312 /


  OC Marathon May 6 Over the past 7 years, The OC Marathon has grown and changed to become community event focused on the health and wellness of our youngest citizens, Orange County youth.


Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling May 6 The 2012 edition of the DPGP has been selected by USA Cycling as a member of the National Criterium  Calendar, an exclusive series comprising of 19 race events. 7am-5pm. Town Center & Heritage Park. (949) 248-3512 /


  Dana Point Harbor Underwater Clean-Up May 12 Looking for volunteer certified divers to scour a section of the harbor bottom for lost or discarded items. Divers will be provided with breakfast and an event t-shirt. 8am-12pm. Dana Point Harbor. (949) 496-6137 /


Huntington Beach Home & Garden Tour May 12 This popular event includes a tour of beautiful Huntington Beach homes, a gourmet buffet lunch and  desserts provided by local restaurants, and a special Mother’s Day boutique at the Huntington Beach Art Center. $50. 10am-4pm. 538 Main St. 714-378-1512 /


 Orange County Walk Like MADD May 12 5k event. Activities and booth events for the entire family (pooches included), event prizes, opportunities to memorialize and pay tribute to DUI victims and victim-survivors. 8:30am-1pm. Beach Blvd & Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach. 714-838-6199 /


Sunset Beach Art Festival May 12-13 Popular community tradition that brings you unique, handmade arts and crafts. 9am-5pm. Sunset Beach Green  Belt: 12th Street and N. Pacific Ave.


Duck-A-Thon May 18-20 Watch thousands of rubber duckies dive into the Pacific Ocean and race to shore at the annual Duck-A-Thon. The first 60 ducks back to shore win their owners a variety of different prizes. Huntington City Beach: 1 Main St. 714-500-0382 /


Newport Beach Jazz Festival May 18 Southern California’s most famous Smooth Jazz Festival takes place at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach (1107  Jamboree Rd) with three spectacular days of world class performances by over two dozen world-class jazz artists.


Doheny Blues Festival May 19-20 Features 3 stages of music over 2 days, and draws 30,000 visitors to Dana Point Harbor for the weekend.Doheny State Beach, Dana Point.


Balboa Island Artwalk May 20 Premier showcase for talented local artists and informally marks the beginning of the island’s summer celebrations. South Bayfront Promenade of Balboa Island. 9am-5pm.


  Memorial Day Ceremony May 28 Hosted by the American Legion, VFW and the Jewish War Veterans, features a 21-gun salute, flag-raising and playing of taps. Local dignitaries will also be in attendance. 11am. Pier Plaza: 1 Main St., Huntington Beach.


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