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Here are 31 things to do this weekend in Orange County:

  • It’s going to be a great weekend in Orange County! It’s Civil War Days at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana, La Habra Corn Festival returns for another year, it’s the last weekend of the Vans US Open of Surfing, there are 2 music festivals, art festivals, Shakespeare by the Sea, movies in the park, outdoor concerts & more!
  • 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.
  • High & Mighty music festival is all weekend in Garden Grove at Village Green Park. Bands include Soja, Sublime with Rome, Dirty Heads & more. Tickets required.
  • The 4th Annual Civil War Days is all weekend at the Heritage Museum of OC in Santa Ana. Live demonstrations, explore camp life & more. Admission required ($5 for adults, 12 and under free).
  • The Vans US Open of Surfing continues this weekend in Huntington Beach. Watch Surf, Skate and BMX competitions. FREE to attend.
  • SoCal Howdown is Saturday 8/5 from 12-10pm in Downtown Santa Ana. Live music from rockabilly bands, outlaw country bands and psychobilly bands. Food trucks, car show, pin-up contest, shopping & more. Tickets required.
  • Shakespeare by the Sea is Sunday 8/6 at Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach at 7pm. Enjoy a performance of the Taming of the Shrew. FREE to attend.
  • The OC Fair continues in Costa Mesa and runs through 8/13. Tickets required.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp continues this weekend at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. FREE to attend but fans are encouraged to reserve a bleacher seating pass.
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Admission required.
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required.
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required.

Outdoor Concerts:

  • Friday 8/4: No Duh (No Doubt Tribute) at Crown Valley Park Amphitheatre in Laguna Niguel from 6:30-8:30pm.
  • Friday 8/4: Mariachi Divas at El Centro-Lions Park in La Habra from 7-9pm.
  • Saturday, August 5: King Salmon Band (Rock & Pop) at Laurel Park in Los Alamitos from 6:30-8pm. Followed by the movie “Moana” at dusk.
  • Saturday 8/5: Mirage (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) at the Central Park Amphitheatre in La Palma from 6:30-8pm.
  • Saturday 8/5: Kulayd (50s & 60s Rock n Roll) at the Civic Center Green in Cypress at 6pm.
  • Sunday 8/6: Derek Bordeaux Band (Rhythm & Blues) at Central Park in Rancho Santa Margarita from 6-8pm.
  • Sunday 8/6: Neon Nation (80s) at Mike Ward Community Park in Irvine from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Sunday 8/6: The Reflexx (80s) at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda from 5:30-7pm.
  • Sunday 8/6: The Tijuana Dogs on the Civic Center “Green” in Newport Beach from 6-7:30pm.
  • Sunday 8/6: Flashback Heart Attack (80s) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Sunday 8/6: Summer Concert/Emergency Expo/National Night Out. 3 events rolled into 1, from 10:30am-8pm at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point. Bands: Sidney Bowen, Redneck Rodeo, and Smith.
  • Sunday 8/6: Bob Desena at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm.
  • Sunday 8/6: Sax/Piano Concert at Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. Concert starts at 2pm.
  • Sunday 8/6: James Intveld at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana from 4-7pm. A Classic Car Show will be held before the concert.
  • Sunday 8/6: Stone Soul at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm.

Movies in the Park:

  • Friday, August 4: “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” at Laguna Niguel Regional Park in Laguna Niguel at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm).
  • Friday, August 4: “Finding Dory” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk.
  • Friday, August 4: “Zootopia” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk.
  • Friday, August 4: “Peter Pan” at Stoddard Park in Anaheim at 7:45pm. This is part of the “Disneyland Celebrates Summer” program.
  • Saturday, August 5: “Moana” at Laurel Park in Los Alamitos. Movie begins at dusk with a concert before starting at 6:30pm.

AND don’t forget to enter to win 4 tickets, VIP table, and parking, to the sold out Dreamcar show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Friday 8/11 —>