17 Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend

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There’s plenty of things to do this weekend in Orange County. You can attend an arts & craft fair, a BBQ battle, a carnival, skimboarding championships, a food & wine festival, an outdoor movie, a concert in the park, and more! 

  • The 59th Annual San Clemente Arts & Craft Fair is all weekend at the San Clemente Community Center. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2x9tUqt
  • Fountain Valley’s BBQ Battle “Pitmaster VS Locals” is all weekend at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. General admission required. Live music, Rib Village, and more! http://bit.ly/2KDNfd1 
  • Laguna Niguel’s 30th Anniversary Carnival is all weekend on El Lazo in Laguna Niguel. Games, rides, music, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2P2QA9M 
  • The VIC World Championships of Skimboarding is all weekend at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Jugxmc
  • Watch “Star Wars: A New Hope” as the Pacific Symphony plays the score live, on Saturday 8/17. There are a limited amount of tickets still available. http://bit.ly/2HbhXYG 
  • National “Clear The Shelters Day” is Saturday 8/17 at various pet adoption centers across the county and in Orange County, including the OC Animal Care Center in Orange ($14 adoptions) and the Irvine Animal Care Center ($20 adoptions). If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this is a great day to do it. http://bit.ly/2wfakwx
  • The Pacific Wine and Food Classic is all weekend at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/30byG5Q 
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 8/31. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uodnjN 
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk

Outdoor movies:

  • Saturday, August 17: “How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World” at Travis Ranch Youth Park in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2Z7Oycq
  • Saturday, August 17: “Big” at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2TCCR8a 

Outdoor Concerts:

  • Sunday 8/18: Stone Soul (Soul and Motown) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE
  • Sunday 8/18: Tunnel Vision, Polynesian Dancers, and Surf City All Stars at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 3pm-6:30pm. http://bit.ly/308YEqJ 
  • Sunday 8/18: Boys of Summer (Eagles Tribute) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2LZ95cf 
  • Sunday 8/18: Ginger & The Hossier Daddys (20s-40s) at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad 

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18 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County

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It’s going to be a great weekend in Orange County! The LA Chargers are back in town for their Training Camp, La Habra Corn Festival is back for another year, it’s the last weekend of the Vans US Open of Surfing, there art festivals, a butterfly festival, Shakespeare by the Sea, outdoor concerts & more!

  • Festival of the Butterflies is Saturday 8/3 from 10am-4pm at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano. Live butterfly tent, educational talks, live butterfly release, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2YCT5PB 
  • La Habra Corn Festival starts Friday night and runs all weekend at El Centro/Lions Park. Live music, parade, carnival rides, games, food & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1DxQFpU
  • The Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp runs until 8/16 at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2h761Nj
  • Shakespeare by the Sea is Sunday 8/4 in Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach from 7pm-9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2LYI09h
  • The Vans US Open of Surfing continues this weekend in Huntington Beach. Watch Surf, Skate and BMX competitions. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2rSS5LG
  • Jazz at the Bowers Festival is Sunday 8/4 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana from 11am-3:30pm. Enjoy live Jazz performances,  face painting, crafts for kids, and more. Festival is FREE to attend but if you wish you explore Bowers Museum admission is at a fee. 
  • The OC Fair  continues in Costa Mesa and runs through 8/11. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2tRSbmq
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 8/31. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uodnjN 
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk

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Summer Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

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It’s going to be a great weekend in OC. The San Clemente Ocean Fest returns for another year, it’s the second weekend of the OC Fair, the art festivals continue in Laguna Beach, there are movies in the park, concerts in the park, and more!

Events:

  • The San Clemente Ocean Festival is all weekend. Pancake breakfast, athletic competitions, art show, sandcastle competition, Woodys on the pier, beach party, concert & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2tuIwzX
  • The OC Fair  continues in Costa Mesa and runs through 8/11. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2tRSbmq
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 8/31. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uodnjN 
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk

Movies in the Park (FREE to attend):

  • Friday, July 19: “Boss Baby” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, July 19: Ralph Breaks the Internet at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, July 19: “The Emperor’s New Groove” at Stoddard Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, July 19: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2XRRrt6
  • Friday, July 19: “The Goonies” at Yorba Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/30zrzE7  
  • Friday, July 19: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2LYIThE 
  • Saturday, July 20: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2Ghkj7X 

Outdoor Concerts (FREE to attend)

  • Saturday 7/20: Damyon & the Family Band and The James Kelly Band at the Silverado Fairgrounds in Silverado from 6pm-10pm. Admission is a canned food donation. http://bit.ly/2YXcpZ1 
  • Saturday, July 20: Young Dempsey at the Central Park Amphitheatre in La Palma from 6:30-8pm. http://ocevent.co/1P91kYS
  • Sunday 7/21: Rodeo Drive at Central Park in Rancho Santa Margarita from 6-8pm. http://ocevent.co/1X1XfNB 
  • Sunday 7/21: The Trip at Mike Ward Community Park in Irvine at 5:30. http://ocevent.co/1ZyQMb4
  • Sunday 7/21: Common Sense (Surf/Reggae) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2XRRrt6
  • Sunday 7/21: Jamie Wood & the Good Rockin’ Daddys at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad
  • Sunday 7/21: The Reflexx and Freedom (A Tribute to George Michael and Wham) at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 2:30-6pm. http://bit.ly/32IfRZM 
  • Sunday 7/21: Cubensis (Grateful Dead Tribute) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2LZ95cf 
  • Sunday 7/21: Tijuana Dogs (Rock and Roll) at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda from 5:30-7pm. http://bit.ly/30AM6bh 

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