It’s perfectly fine to think outside Mickey Mouse when planning a trip to Southern California’s Orange County. It’s also perfectly fine to check out Disneyland in Anaheim, California. But the “Happiest Place on Earth” should only be one stop during your Orange County adventure. Visiting a few of the festivals in Orange County is one way to belly flop into the beach waters of California culture. While Pacific Festival: The Dunes in Newport Beach, California, is a beach bash full of top notch electronic music and local food, the Orange County Children’s Book Festival in Costa Mesa, California, features a barrage of books. Many other festivals in the O.C. are brimming with arts, crafts, food, music and much more.