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There are 16 things to do this weekend in OC, including 3 free car shows, a boat show, a film festival, art festival, garden show, pet expo, music festival, and more!

  • Arts Alive Festival & Street Painting is all weekend in Mission Viejo at the Oso Viejo Community Park. Live music, arts & crafts, food  and more. FREE to attend.
  • The Newport Beach Film Festival starts Thursday 4/26 and runs through 5/3. The films are fantastic and there’s truly something for everyone. Tickets required and vary in price.
  • The 21st Annual “Doheny Wood” the woodie car show is Saturday, 4/28, 8am-3pm at Doheny State Beach, in Dana Point. Nearly 200 woodies on display. FREE to attend. State Beach parking fees apply.
  • The 31st Annual Seal Beach Classic Car Show is Saturday 4/28 from 9am-3pm on Main Street. 550 cars on display! FREE to attend.
  • The 11th Annual Huntington Beach Factory Five Cruise-In is Saturday 4/28 from 9am-4pm on Main Street. Over 150 Factory Fives on display. FREE to attend.
  • The Newport to Ensenada Yacht International Race is this weekend. Watch as yachts sail down the coast. Race starts off the Balboa Pier at 11am on Friday 4/27.
  • The South Coast Plaza, in Costa Mesa, spring garden show “At Home in the Garden” is all weekend. 50 garden vendors, 10 garden displays, and over 60 seminars. FREE to attend.
  • America’s Family Pet Expo is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Pets to adopt, products & more. Admission required.
  • “Science in the Park” is Saturday 4/28 from 10am-4pm at Irvine Regional Park in Orange. Archaeological and paleontological demonstrations, exhibits, science experiments & more. FREE to attend. Parking fee of $5 required.
  • Taste of Aliso Niguel is Saturday 4/28 from 6pm-11pm at the Laguna Design Center in Laguna Niguel. 30+ restaurants, beer and wine tasting, live music & more. Tickets required.
  • “Back to the Beach” music festival is all weekend at Huntington State Beach, featuring 311, Sublime with Rome, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone, and more. Tickets required.
  • The 45th Annual Newport Beach Boat Show is this weekend at the Lido Marina Village. Admission required.
  • Taste of Huntington Beach is Sunday 4/29 from 12pm-4pm at the HB Sports Complex. Tickets required.
  • The Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling and Bike Festival is Sunday 4/29. FREE to attend.
  • The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum’s Sunday Concert Series continues on 4/29 at 2pm in Yorba Linda, with Duo Piano. FREE to attend.
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC

Outside of OC but worth the drive…

  • Renaissance Pleasure Faire is in Irwindale through 5/20. Live performances, jousting, shopping, food, and more. Admission required.