Month: August 2017 (page 1 of 2)

9 Things To Do this Labor Day Weekend in Orange County

We’ve got some fun things happening this weekend in Orange County. It’s Civil War Days in Huntington Beach, the Orange International Street Fair is back for another delicious year, the Great Labor Day Cruise rolls into Costa Mesa, OC Animal Care is having free pet adoptions, and it’s the last weekend for the Laguna Beach art festivals.

  • The Orange International Street Fair is all weekend in Old Town Orange. Food, shopping, entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JEfcsZ
  • The 35th Annual Great Labor Day Cruise car show is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2vGjs9x
  • The 24th Annual Civil War Days is all weekend at Central Park in Huntington Beach. Battles, concerts, President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, demonstrations & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xyZ7V0
  • FREE pet adoptions at the “Labor of Love” event Saturday 9/2 from 11am-5pm at the OC Animal Care in Orange. (Does not include the cost of a microchip or a license). http://bit.ly/2gkHaC5
  • It’s the last weekend for Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival in Laguna Beach. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1TQvFQt
  • It’s the last weekend for the Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues in Laguna Beach. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk

Outdoor concerts:

  • Saturday 9/2: The Steely Damned in Newport Beach at Newport Dunes from 5-10pm.  http://bit.ly/2gsiHhS FREE to attend but parking onsite is $10.
  • Sunday 9/3: Night Shift on the Civic Center “Green” in Newport Beach from 6-7:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1JpL15q FREE to attend.
  • Sunday 9/3: Ginger & The Hoosier Daddys at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad FREE to attend.

20 Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

Here’s 20 things to do this weekend in Orange County. The annual Elvis Festival is back for its 18th year, the OC Night Market returns to the OC fairgrounds, Huntington Beach is having Art in the Park, and there’s plenty more to keep you busy this weekend.

  • The OC Night Market returns to the OC Fairgrounds Friday night 8/25 and runs all weekend. Food, entertainment, shopping, & more. Admission is $5 and parking is $8. http://ocevent.co/1H5rcnJ
  • Huntington Beach Art in the Park is Saturday from 11am-5pm at Triangle Park and the HB Art Center. Food, kids activities, live music & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xhwVpQ
  • Paella, Wine & Beer Festival is Saturday 8/26 at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2xxkcP8
  • Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is all weekend in San Juan Capistrano. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2ulllXX
  • The Gem Faire is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Shop for gemstones, crystals, jewelry & more. Admission and parking required. Visit the website for a 2 for 1 coupon: http://bit.ly/2br8EkT
  • The Anaheim Home Show is all weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. Demos, flower and plant sale, marketplace & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2ivp0BK
  • CHOC Walk in the Park is Sunday 8/27 at Disneyland. There’s still time to register to walk (last day to check-in is 8/26). http://bit.ly/2itBJoo
  • 18th Annual Elvis Festival is Sunday 8/27 from 9am-6pm on Main Street in Garden Grove. Elvis impersonators, Cadillac car show, food, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2vqiSiV
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1TQvFQt
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S

AND don’t forget to enter to win two 3-day GA passes to the Kaaboo Music Festival, contest ends 8/29 —> bit.ly/2w5EXBV

Movies in the Park:

  • Friday, August 25: “Moana” at Harper Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 25: “Beauty and the Beast” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qypcAu
  • Saturday, August 26: Movie TBA “End of Summer Bash & BBQ” at Heather Park in Seal Beach (presented by the Seal Beach Lions Club). The Lions Club will cooking and the movie will follow at dusk. http://bit.ly/2qvIMzd

Outdoor concerts:

  • Sunday 8/27: Common Sense (Rock Reggae), Suffragettes (70s to today), and the Kalama Brothers (Hawaiian) at the Sports Park in Lake Forest from 5:30-8:30pm. http://bit.ly/2ql48R4
  • Sunday 8/27: The Wiseguys Big Band Machine at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad
  • Sunday 8/27: Guitar Concert at Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. Concert starts at 2pm. http://bit.ly/2rqn01q
  • Sunday 8/27: Surfin’ Sundays at the Huntington Beach Pier from 11am-5:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qkSO7u
  • Sunday 8/27: Springsteen Experience at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2sDM0Bv

17 Solar Eclipse Events in Orange County

Here are 17 Solar Eclipse Events in Orange County:

  • Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano is having a viewing from 9am-12pm. View the eclipse through telescopes with special solar filters. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xcklHr
  • The Astronomy Department of OCC is having a viewing event from 7am-2pm in Costa Mesa. Telescopes and equipment will be available to the public for viewing. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uVhNg3
  • The Ocean Institute is having a eclipse viewing party starting at 9am. The first 50 people will receive a set of eclipse viewers. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uZCxDw
  • Dana Wharf Whale Watching is having a solar eclipse whale watching trip from 10am-12pm. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2wZgtuc
  • Cal State Fullerton will be having a viewing event on th lawn on the south side of Dan Black Hall, off Nutwood Ave. Telescopes and protective glasses will be available. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ifKtyH
  • The UCI viewing party is now full but you can watch their live stream here: http://bit.ly/2wff4CG
  • The Santa Ana College is having a viewing event from 8:30am-11:45am in front of the Tessmann Planetarium. Telescopes will be available as well as eclipse glasses. They will also be live streaming the eclipse in their 30ft dome. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2witz8H
  • The Discovery Cube in Santa Ana will open at 9am for an eclipse viewing party. Bring a cardboard box and they will teach you how to create a safe eclipse viewing device. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2wianrB
  • Several Orange County Public Libraries are having viewing events:
  • The Euclid branch of the Anaheim Library will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have an art project that you can participate in to make Eclipse Quilt Art. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wpVnac
  • The Canyon Hills branch of the Anaheim Library will be having an eclipse viewing party from 9am-12pm with solar viewing glasses, as well as crafts, storytime and more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uZKMzp
  • The Central branch of the Anaheim Library will be having an eclipse viewing party with solar viewing glasses from 10am-11am. FREE to attend http://bit.ly/2v00Pxh
  • The Mesa Verde branch of the Costa Mesa Library, will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have safe viewing glasses available, 10am-11am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2vM5VzU
  • The Garden Grove Main Library will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have safe viewing glasses available, 10am-11am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xcsThx
  • The La Habra Library will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have safe viewing glasses available, 10am-11am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2vQGfAn
  • The La Palma Library is having a viewing party from 10am-10:45am. They will be live streaming the eclipse from NASA. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uQ3gGG
  • The City of Orange Public Library will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have safe viewing glasses available, 10am-11am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uZGLL9
  • The Placentia Library is having a viewing party from 9am-11:45am in the PLD Community Meeting Room. Viewing glasses will be provided. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wVatCL
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