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Conventions and Events calendar

The following is a list of conventions, trade shows, consumer shows and events scheduled from Aug. 8 through July 31, 2012. Information was provided by the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau, the city of Anaheim, the Orange County Fair & Event Center and Huntington Beach Conference & Visitors Bureau.

Our calendar is not comprehensive. Attendance figures are estimates based on prior years’ and other indicators and expectations. They were not available for some events. Check if shows are open to the public before planning to attend. Single-day events, concerts and professional sports games are not included.

For more information about particular shows, contact the Anaheim Orange County Visitor and Convention Bureau (anaheimoc.org); Anaheim Convention Center (anaheimconventioncenter.com); the OC Fair & Event Center (ocfair.org); or Huntington Beach Conference and Visitors Bureau (surfcityusa.com).


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Event: Newport Beach Jazz Party

Date: Feb. 9-11

Location: Newport Beach

Attendance: 450


Event: Newport Beach Film Festival

Date: April 26-May 12

Location: Newport Beach


Event: Orange County Feis

Date: Oct. 21-25

Location: Doubletree, Anaheim

Attendance: 300


AUTOMOTIVE

Event: Orange County Auto Show

Date: Sept. 22-25

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Attendance: 36,000


FASHION

Event: OC Style Week

Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 8

Location: Irvine Spectrum Center, Fashion Island


Event: Carol Anderson by Invitation Scoop

Date: July 8-15

Location: Hilton Anaheim

Attendance: 2,600


FOOD/BEVERAGE

Event: Oktoberfest

Date: Sept. 4-Oct. 30

Location: Old World Village in Huntington Beach


Event: Taste of Newport

Date: Sept. 16-18

Location: Newport Beach


Event: OC Wine Week

Date: Sept. 25-Oct. 1

Location: Several OC venues


Event: OC Beer Week

Date: Oct. 2-8

Location: Several OC venues


Event: Tastefully Simple on Tour

Date: Feb. 8-12

Location: Hyatt Regency

Attendance: 150


Event: Association of Taco John’s Franchisees

Date: March 10-19

Location: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

Attendance: 425


HEALTHCARE/MEDICAL

Event: Pri-Med West Conference & Exhibition

Date: April 11-14

Location: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim Marriott

Attendance: 14,000


HOME IMPROVEMENT

Event: Anaheim Home & Garden Show

Date: Aug. 26-28

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: Home Remodeling & Decorating Show

Date: Oct. 22-23

Location: OC Fair & Event Center


LEISURE

Event: Huntington Beach Historical Society’s Civil War Days

Date: Sept. 3-4

Location: Huntington Beach


Event: Toshiba Tall Ships Festival

Date: Sept. 9-11

Location: Ocean Institute Dana Point


Event: Silverado Days

Date: Oct. 14-16

Location: Buena Park


Event: Gay Days

Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Location: Howard Johnson Hotel, Disney-land Resort Hotels, Hotel Menage

Attendance: 30,000


Event: Christmas Boat Parade

Date: Dec. 14-18

Location: Newport Beach


MANUFACTURING

Event: NAMM, the International Music Products Association

Date: Jan. 19-22

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Attendance: 89,000


Event: Medical Design & Manufacturing West

Date: Feb. 14-16

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Attendance: 45,000


NONPROFITS

Event: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation North American CF Conference

Date: Nov. 2-5

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Attendance: 3,500


PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Event: California State Employees Associa-tion Retirees Inc. Assembly

Date: Aug. 14-19

Location: Doubletree, Anaheim

Attendance: 325


Event: Tom Ferry’s Success Summit

Date: Aug. 24-26

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: American Biological Safety Association

Date: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Attendance: 650


Event: Professionals in Human Resources Association 54th Annual Conference & Exposition

Date: Aug. 30-31

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: California Association of Pest Control Advisers

Date: Oct. 12-23

Location: Disneyland Hotel, Red Lion Hotel, Anaheim

Attendance: 900


Event: National Society of Hispanic MBAs’ Annual Conference & Career Expo

Date: Oct. 14-15

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Event: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Dates: Oct. 28-29

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: National Association of Realtors

Date: Nov. 8-14

Location: Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim Marriott


Event: National Staff Development Council 43rd Annual Conference

Date: Dec. 4-6

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: American Baseball Coaches Association

Date: Jan. 5-12

Location: Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim Marriott


Event: Professional Fiduciary Association of California

Date: Jan. 23-29

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: NetVU National Conference

Date: Jan. 24-29

Location: Anaheim Marriott, Hilton Anaheim


Event: Craft and Hobby Association

Date: Jan. 29-Feb. 1

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Attendance: 18,000


Event: Artists Simply Human Dance Convention

Date: Feb. 18-19

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: National Association of County and City Health Officials Public Health Preparedness Summit

Date: Feb. 29-March 2

Location: Hilton Anaheim

Attendance: 1,800


Event: Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association 2012 National Conference

Date: April 19-20

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: California Dental Association

Date: May 4-6

Location: Hilton Anaheim


Event: American Society of Consultant Pharmacists

Date: May 17-24

Location: Anaheim Marriott


Event: American Society for Quality

Date: May 20-23

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: American Society of Military Comptrollers

Date: May 30-June 1

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: Million Dollar Roundtable

Date: June 5-14

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: American Library Association

Date: June 21-27

Location: Anaheim Marriott, Hilton Anaheim


Event: National Stereoscopic Association

Date: July 9-17

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: Scaffold Industry Association

Date: July 12-20

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: The Compassionate Friends

Date: July 17-24

Location: Hilton Orange County, Costa Mesa


RELIGIOUS GROUPS

Event: Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Date: Aug. 6-14

Location: Hyatt Regency, Newport Beach


Event: SCRC Catholic Renewal Convention

Date: Sept. 2-4

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Attendance: 7,000


Event: Apostolic Assembly of Faith in Christ Jesus

Date: Nov. 30-Dec. 3

Location: Anaheim Marriott


Event: Religious Education Congress

Date: March 22-25

Location: Anaheim Marriott

Attendance: 41,000


RETAIL/CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Event: D23 Expo

Date: Aug. 19-21

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: Crossroads of the West Gun Show

Date: Aug. 20-21; Nov. 26-27

Location: OC Fair & Event Center


Event: Gem Faire

Date: Aug. 26-28; Dec. 9-11

Location: OC Fair & Event Center


Event: Heirloom’s Art Rubber Stamps, Card-making, Scrapbooking and Paper Arts

Date: Sept. 10-11

Location: OC Fair & Event Center


Event: BlizzCon

Date: Oct. 21-22

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: Sugar Plum Festivals

Date: Nov. 10-12

Location: OC Fair & Event Center


Event: Kush Expo

Date: Nov. 18-20

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: Natural Products Expo West

Date: March 8-11

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Attendance: 50,000


Event: Pampered Chef Fall Product Launch

Date: July 26-28

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Attendance: 1,400


SPORTS

Event: ESPN Anaheim Classic Basketball Tournament

Date: Nov. 24-27

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: Varsity Spirit Corp.’s American Championships

Date: Jan. 11-15

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: U.S. Finals West Coast Cheer & Dance Competition

Date: Jan. 20-22

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: Toshiba Classic

Date: March 12-18

Location: Newport Beach Country Club


Event: United Spirit Association All Stars

Date: March 17-18

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Attendance: 3,000


Event: United Spirit Association

Date: March 30-April 4

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: United Spirit Association College Camp

Date: July 30-Aug. 1

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Attendance: 33,000


TECHNOLOGY/TELECOM

Event: Software Quality Engineering

Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 9

Location: Anaheim Convention Center


Event: Microsoft SharePoint Conference

Date: Oct. 2-6

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

Attendance: 6,000


Event: Laser Institute of America

Date: May 20-29

Location: Anaheim Convention Center

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