Month: February 2019 (page 1 of 2)

Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County, Feb 8-10

This weekend in Orange County you can enjoy a car show in San Juan Capistrano, art crawl in Anaheim, a music festival in Laguna Beach, a beach cleanup in Huntington Beach, or a special Valentine’s Day themed Rocky Horror Picture Show in Santa Ana, plus a ton of Lunar New Year event too!

  • CANCELLED: The 16th annual San Juan Capistrano Car Show is Saturday 2/9 from 7:30am-2pm at the Community Center and Sports Park. Over 400 cars on display. Admission is $5. http://ocevent.co/1PBeCRc
  • The Laguna Beach Music Festival is this weekend. There are multiple different ticketed events. http://bit.ly/2SgMlbY
  • The Downtown Anaheim heART Crawl Experience (Valentine’s Day edition) is Saturday 2/9 from 6pm-10pm at the center street promenade. Live entertainment, food, art, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kOhwHo
  • Attend a beach clean up in Huntington Beach on Saturday 2/9 from 9am-11am at Huntington State Beach (Lifeguard Tower #2). FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2k9mf9y
  • The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana is hosting a very special Valentine’s Day “Rocky Horror Picture Show” event on Friday 2/8 at 11:30pm. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2TC9CBy

Also check out what’s happening this weekend for Lunar New Year:

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And enjoy “Top 20 Cutest Valentine’s Day Treats in Orange County:

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Lunar New Year Events in Orange County

Lunar New Year in Orange County

The Year of the Pig is upon us! With a strong and vibrant Asian population all throughout Orange County, there are many ways to celebrate! Here are some of the most popular Lunar New Year events happening this weekend in Orange County!

  • The largest Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration is held right here in Orange County! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival, 2/8-2/10, at the OC Fairgrounds. Entertainment, cultural displays, games, fireworks & more! Regular admission is $6, children 2 and under are free with paid adult, and parking is $9. Guests can also park at Sid Goldstein Freedom Park and take the free shuttle to the event. https://tetfestival.org/

 

  • OC Parks is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a Tet Festival held in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley 2/8-2/10. The event will feature live music and entertainment, a traditional Lion Dance, firecrackers, and more. FREE to attend, free parking and free shuttles are available. http://www.ocparks.com/parks/mile/events

 

  • The Little Saigon Tet Parade is the largest and most watched event of its kind in the U.S. This years even is on Saturday 2/9 from 9am-1pm in Westminster. The parade is free to attend, but a limited amount of seats located near the main stage are available for purchase. http://tetparade.org/

 

  • The District at Tustin will celebrate their first ever Lunar New Year event with traditional and family-friendly festivities to ring in the Year of the Pig beginning at 3pm Sunday, 2/10. The first 500 guests will receive a lucky red envelope containing a crisp $1 bill and other highlights will include lively lion dance performances at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., along with fan dancers and plenty of kid-friendly activities. https://thedistricttl.com/events/district-celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-the-district

 

  • South Coast Plaza is celebrating the the Year of the Pig with a variety of free weekend entertainment featuring traditional Asian cultural performances including Lion Dance, UniStar Children’s Variety Show, the Silk Road Band and more. Children’s activities and unique exhibits and exclusive items are also available throughout the weekend. http://www.southcoastplaza.com/lunar-new-year/

 

 

 

  • The Outlets at San Clemente is celebrating Lunar New Year with a special lucky envelope giveaway. Visit Customer Service between now and Friday, 2/8 to pick up your free Lucky Red Envelope for the chance to win special offers and prizes from your favorite brands. https://www.outletsatsanclemente.com/lunar/

 

BONUS:

  • The 119th annual Golden Dragon Parade is in downtown LA on Saturday, 2/8 at 1pm, and Orange County residents can get a FREE ride from OCTA! The first 100 people in line at the Irvine Metrolink Station at 8am will receive round trip train tickets to Downtown Los Angeles! Everyone else can buy tickets for just $10. There will also be refreshments and a lion dance prior to the train departing. https://www.metrolinktrains.com/lunarnewyear/

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  • The Source OC in Buena Park is celebrating Lunar New Year next weekend in the main plaza on Saturday 2/16 from 12pm-6pm. Live performances, lion dancing, facepainting and more special events throughout the day. Tickets are free, but guests are strongly encouraged to register on Eventbrite prior to attending. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunar-new-year-celebration-tickets-55437774877

 

Top 20 Cutest Valentine’s Day Treats in Orange County

Valentine's Day Treats

Looking for something out of the ordinary to treat your loved one to this Valentine’s Day? We searched from San Clemente to Cypress and everywhere in between to find the best and most creative Valentine’s Day treats we’ve ever seen. Here are 20 of the most delicious, decadent, adorable, and instagramable Valentine treats in OC!

Oliboli Donuts – The Ispahan

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The Ispahan :: Our made to order, 40 hour yeast donut, topped with raspberry lychee glaze, a dollop of lychee pastry cream, fresh lychee, rose petal whipped cream, sprinkled with crushed dry raspberry and rose petal sugar, edible rose petal and whole raspberry garnish. . Here until 2/14. 🌹♥️ . At the Ladurée in Paris, Pierre Hermé paid homage to a favorite Persian rose, and created a bewildering, luscious macaron flavor and named it for that rose , the Ispahan. We introduced his mind boggling, creative taste creation to the humble donut and this is our take. Light, blissful, we hope you enjoy it. Happy FryDay donut lovin’ fam! #carpedonut #BrookesDoneItAgain . . . #olibolidonuts #stonemilled #whatsupoc #donuts #coffeelover #wildyeast #poolish #slowdough #naturalleaven #coldferment #winterwheat #spelt #coffee #tustin #orangecounty #familybusiness #donutsquad #dessert #yelpoc #travelforfood ##valentinesday #rose #ispahan #lychee #laduree #pierreherme

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Oliboli is a family-owned business run by Orange County natives who are creative thinkers and serious donut and coffee lovers. The Ispahan is made up of their made-to-order, 40-hour yeast donut topped with raspberry lychee glaze, a dollop of lychee pastry cream, fresh lychee and rose petal whipped cream, and sprinkled with crushed dried raspberries and rose petal sugar as well as an edible rose petal and whole raspberry garnish. Available through February 14th!

Oliboli Donuts
135 W First Street, Tustin

 

Utopia Euro Caffe – Rose Pistachio Croissant

Utopia Euro Caffe is a brand new European-style Caffé in The District at Tustin Legacy! They serve up coffee, pastries and a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options too. Their rose pistachio croissant is totally Instagram worthy, and so is their decor! They also offer seasonal lattes as well! It’s the perfect place to take your partner or best galentine!

Utopia Euro Caffe
2489 Park Ave, Tustin

 

Cafe Cultura – Heart Conchas

Cafe Cultura in Downtown Santa Ana is a modern Mexican kitchen that specializes in amazing coffees, juices and delicious breakfast, lunch and snack options. They’re also the originator of the Heart Conchas, which are available in their 4th street location through February 14th!

Cafe Cultura
324 W 4th St #B, Santa Ana

 

The Moo Gelato – Red Velvet Bubble Waffle Wrap

The Moo Gelato & Dessert Bar in Huntington Beach is full of sweet treats like amazing gelato flavors, handcrafted drinks, macarons, and their signature Unicorn Shake. They offer bubble waffle wraps, and their red velvet bubble waffle wrap is the perfect festive Valentine’s Day treat. Fill it with your favorite gelato flavors and toppings!

The Moo Gelato
7170 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach

 

Sweetcie Pies – Cherry Amaretto Mini Pies

Sweetcie Pies makes handmade pies for weddings and events, and you can also pick them up at Honeymee Irvine on the weekends! Their Cherry Amaretto mini pies are a delicious and adorable Valentine’s Day treat for yourself or your sweetheart!

Sweetcie Pies at Honeymee Irvine
17595 Harvard Ave E, Irvine

 

Rollin Deep Ice Cream – Valentines Cone

Rollin Deep Ice Cream offers rolled and soft serve ice creams made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Their Valentine’s Day flavor consists of dark chocolate ice cream with Cocoa Puffs, chocolate teddy grahams and love sprinkles. So cute and festive!

Rollin Deep Ice Cream
891 Baker St, Ste B19, Costa Mesa

 

Coffee Dose – Conversation Heart Cookies

Coffee Dose offers Organic and Vegan-friendly coffee and treats with a little attitude. Their Conversation Heart Cookies are the perfect treat to add a little humor to your Valentine’s Day! Available in store through February 14th, or until they run out!

Coffee Dose
116 East Eighteenth St, Costa Mesa

 

Frozen Meets Rollin – Cup of Love

Frozen Meets Rollin specializes in creative rolled ice cream concoctions. Their “Cup of Love” celebrates Valentine’s Day with strawberry flavored rolled ice cream and lots of festive toppings like fresh strawberries, Valentine sprinkles and heart lollipops!

Frozen Meets Rollin
665 North Tustin St Suite G-H, Orange

 

Happysweet Bakery – Heart Macarons

Happysweet Bakery offers catering and bakery services. They’re currently selling the most adorable Heart Macarons that are basically heart emojis you can eat! Grab a box for your favorite Valentines before they’re gone! They’re only available Friday through Sunday 11am to 11pm through Valentines day!

Happysweet Bakery
17408 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach

 

Crepes Bonaparte – Sweetheart Crepe

Crepes Bonaparte’s February Crepe is the Sweetheart Crepe. A perfectly-crafted crepe filled with cheesecake chunks & fresh strawberries topped with whipped cream & raspberry sauce. Track down their truck or visit their restaurant in Downtown Fullerton to get your hands on this limited-time treat!

Crepes Bonaparte (Restaurant)
115 S Harbor Blvd, Suite A, Fullerton

 

Hapa Cupcakes – Valentine Sugar Cookies

Hapa Cupcakes offers a variety of adorable and delicious Valentine’s Day treats, but these sugar cookies might be the cutest Valentine cookies we’ve ever seen! They are pre-order only, so be sure to call the shop before Friday, February 8th to get yours!

Hapa Cupcakes
105 W. Amerige Ave, Fullerton

 

Blackmarket Bakery – Strawberry Rose Bark

Boxed chocolates for Valentine’s day? Boring! Blackmarket Bakery takes chocolate to the next level with their Strawberry Rose Bark. Almonds, dried strawberries and rose petals adorn this delicious chocolate bark. Available for a limited time only!

Blackmarket Bakery
2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa

 

The Fuel Shack – Red Velvet Lattes

The Fuel Shack specializes in delicious handmade coffee drinks and also offers baked goods and prepared foods too. Best of all, their items are made with love all year long! To celebrate the month of love, they are serving up a gorgeous and tasty Red Velvet Latte that will warm you up, heart, body and soul.

The Fuel Shack
360 Camino De Estrella, San Clemente

 

Doughnut District – Galaxy Heart Donuts

Doughnut District serves up delicious donuts and pastries as well as coffee, tea fruit smoothies and more. For Valentine’s Day they’re showing off their creativity and style with gorgeous Galaxy Heart Donuts. These beauties are available in store in limited quantities, but you can pre-order them as well to make sure you don’t miss out!

Doughnut District
28601 Marguerite Pkwy Suite A2, Mission Viejo

 

Churned Creamery – Pink Churro Donut

Churned Creamery’s Pink Churro Donuts are back for a limited time! Top with your favorite ice cream and toppings or just eat it as is, sprinkled in pretty pink sugar. Only available until February 14th, and be sure to call before you head in as some locations may be very limited.

Churned Creamery
Irvine, Tustin, Yorba Linda and Cypress

 

Baguette Me – Valentines Croissant

Baguette Me has a number of Valentine treats available alongside their traditional Vietnamese foods and pastries, but this Valentine’s Croissant is absolutely stunning! A dozen of these would definitely win over your loved one.

Baguette Me
401 E 17th St, Costa Mesa

 

Regal Delights – Strawberries and Cider Box

Regal Delights offers gorgeous chocolate-dipped strawberries and amazing centerpieces made to order. Their Valentine cider sets come with a half-dozen freshly dipped and decorated strawberries and a mini bottle of apple cider. Available by pre-order only through their Instagram or Facebook page!

Regal Delights
Rancho Santa Margarita

 

The Dirty Cookie Single AF Cookie Shot

You don’t need a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s day, and The Dirty Cookie is ready to help you celebrate yourself with this fun and funny Single AF Cookie Shot! Fill with your favorite milk of choice and bottoms up!

The Dirty Cookie
17881 Sky Park Cir, Irvine

 

Hula Girls Shave Ice – Strawberry Dole Whip over Fanta Strawberry Slush

Hula Girls has come up with three amazing special treats featuring their strawberry dole whip and their NEW Fanta Strawberry Slush: Strawberries & Cream, Strawberry Lemonade (Vegan) and Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Stop by any day in February and give them all a try!

Hula Girls Shave Ice
16556 Bolsa Chica Rd, Huntington Beach

 

Wasabi Sushi & Roll – Heart Sushi

Don’t have a sweet tooth? That’s okay! Wasabi Sushi & Roll is serving up Heart Sushi for Valentine’s Day!

Wasabi Sushi & Roll
1041 E Imperial Hwy, Placentia

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