Month: April 2018 (page 1 of 2)

16 Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

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. http://bit.ly/2HAiCBn
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2JvZp4a
  • 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. http://ocevent.co/1QEei1Z
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2HREDPv
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2FkPADM
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2r5dXA6
  • 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.http://bit.ly/2HzItt0
  • America’s Family Pet Expo is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Pets to adopt, products & more. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/23LEYZc
  • “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. http://bit.ly/2qd1Se4
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2pnrRwo
  • “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. http://bit.ly/2KjqXuP
  • The 45th Annual Newport Beach Boat Show is this weekend at the Lido Marina Village. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2prH4hX
  • Taste of Huntington Beach is Sunday 4/29 from 12pm-4pm at the HB Sports Complex. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2oO9Mpt
  • The Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling and Bike Festival is Sunday 4/29. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qd6Uaa
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2nQjQkH
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

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. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh

17 Fun Things To Do During this Gorgeous Weekend in Orange County

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend in Orange County! There are 10 Earth Day events including beach cleanups, restoration projects, and actives for kids. There’s a movie in the park Saturday night in Yorba Linda, a wine festival in Dana Point, Record Store Day across OC, Dapper Day, and more.

  • The California Wine Festival is Friday and Saturday in Dana Point. California’s best wineries, top chefs, live music and more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2pkzJBw
  • Movie in the Park: Watch Trolls on Saturday 4/21 in Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda. Movie starts at dusk. FREE snacks and FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2F3ZMRa
  • Dapper Day Expo is all weekend at the Disneyland Hotel. Followed by the Spring 2018 Dapper Day on Sunday 4/22. Join thousands of Disney fans dressed in vintage styles from the bygone era. The Expo is at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall. Dapper Day requires Disneyland Park admission. Traffic and parking will be impacted in the surrounding area. http://bit.ly/2eHjBB4
  • The 11th Annual Record Store Day is Saturday 4/21. Support your local record store and find exclusives available only on Record Store Day. http://bit.ly/2vvOC8d
  • Watch Willy Wonka on the big screen all weekend at The Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana, as part of their “Weekend Family Matinees” series. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2HgcySj
  • The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum’s Sunday Concert Series continues on 4/22 at 2pm in Yorba Linda, with a British Brass Band. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2nQjQkH
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

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. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh

Earth Day Events: 

  • The “Green Scene” Plant and Garden Expo is all weekend at the Fullerton Arboretum. Workshops, garden talks, specialty plants and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2pIHs9G
  • San Clemente is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 from 10am-2pm at Parque Del Mar. Beach cleanup at 8:30am, followed by educational displays, arts & crafts, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2F2mpVY
  • Crystal Cove State Beach is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 in Laguna Beach. Help with beautification projects such as planting, watering, mulching, beach cleanup and more. FREE to attend. Day use fee is waved for volunteers. http://bit.ly/2qLcrTL
  • The City of Laguna Niguel is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 with a “Go Green” volunteer event from 8:30am-11:30am at Crown Valley Community Park. Help improve the landscaping of the 18-acre preserve. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HA2jHN
  • Earth Day at the Bay is Sunday 4/22 from 10am-3pm at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach. Scavenger hunt, exhibits, arts & crafts and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2p1hGQb
  • The City of Mission Viejo is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 from 8am-12pm. Help plant drought-tolerant trees, shrubs & more. Volunteers must sign a waiver. FREE hotdogs and ice cream for volunteers. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HcvRvK
  • The Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area Earth Day Celebration is Saturday 4/21 from 11am-2pm. Nature tours, crafts, snake interaction, basket weaving and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HgRNG0
  • The Newport Beach chapter of Surfrider is having an Earth Day Cleanup  on Saturday 4/21 from 9am-12pm. http://bit.ly/2qNERfI
  • The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano is celebrating Earth Day on Sunday 4/22 at 11am. Learn about composting, organic container gardening, pickling and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2o9Ozed
  • Band Dirty Heads and OC Coastkeeper have teamed up for a beach cleanup in Huntington Beach on Sunday 4/22 from 10am-12pm at Huntington State Beach. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JZCkI8

Lots of Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County – April 14-15

There’s lots of fun to be had this weekend in Orange County. The ever popular Orange Plaza Car Show is Sunday in Old Towne Orange, there’s a surf completion in Dana Point, micro-brew festival in San Clemente, watercraft racing in Huntington Beach, Earth Day festival in HB, and more.

  • The 8th Annual San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest is Saturday 4/14 from 12pm-5pm at Left Coast Brewing Co. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2o9wa12
  • San Clemente GardenFest is Saturday 4/14 from 8am-2pm at the Community Center. Plant sale, garden flea market & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2vbYhk2
  • The Bolsa Chica Earth Day Festival is Saturday 4/14 from 10am-3pm in Huntington Beach. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qtfjEv
  • Sand Castles on Main is Saturday 4/14 in Huntington Beach. http://bit.ly/2ox8zWp
  • “Orange County Ultimate Women’s Expo” is all weekend at the Anaheim Convention center. Celebrity guests include Mario Lopez and Teri Hatcher. Shopping, speakers, seminars, and more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2qrKmBH
  • Surfrider’s 11th Annual Ohana Day is Saturday 4/14 from 8am-12pm at the Seal Beach Pier. There will be a beach cleanup, surf lessons, marine biology lessons, a bodyboarding clinic, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GU4yX1
  • The Western Surfing Association Championship Tour is all weekend at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Competitors range in age from 8 & under to 50+. Viewing is FREE. http://bit.ly/2HxkqvR
  • The Huntington Beach Moto-Surf & Freeride Exhibition is this weekend on the south side of the HB pier. Check out some exciting watercraft racing. Viewing is FREE. http://bit.ly/2qrZCP3
  • The 24th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show is this Sunday 4/15 from 8am-3pm, in Old Towne Orange. More than 400 pre-1976 Street Rods, Custom and Classic vehicles will be on display. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ve95yi
  • The Mission Viejo Film of Character movie series continues on Sunday 4/15 with “The Longest Day”. Movie starts at 2pm at City Hall. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JFIPjj
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

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. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh
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