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Fun Things To Do This First February Weekend in Orange County

Happy February, Orange County! It may be a short month, but OC is still packed with fun adventures of all kinds for your weekend…

All Weekend:

  • The Surf City Marathon and Expo is this weekend in Huntington Beach. The Active Lifestyle Expo runs Friday (1-7pm) and Saturday (10am-4pm) and the marathon and half-marathons are Sunday. Expo is free to attend. http://ocevent.co/1OmOgym 

Saturday:

  • February is Black History Month! Celebrate in Anaheim on Saturday 2/1 from 10am-4pm at the Black History Parade and Cultural Faire. Free to attend. https://bit.ly/3140H0x 
  • The 17th annual San Juan Capistrano Car Show is Saturday 2/1 from 7:30am-2pm at the Community Center and Sports Park. Over 400 hot rods, muscle cars & more on display. Tickets required. https://bit.ly/37Dx5cT 
  • Saturday 2/1 is a special Wilderness Access Day for the strictly protected Limestone Canyon area. Self-guided hikes (ranging from easy to strenuous) will be open to the public only on Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Pre-registration optional. https://bit.ly/3aUWi4z 
  • Celebrate World Wetlands day and give back to the beauty of nature by participating in a trash cleanup event in the Newport Back Bay on Saturday 2/1 from 1-3:30pm. Come prepared to get muddy! Tools provided, free to attend. https://bit.ly/2GBEkpA  
  • The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is Saturday 2/1 from 6pm-10pm. Food, shopping, performances & more. Now with a free trolley that goes from end to end of the art walk! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Y76hbQ   

Sunday:

  • Ever thought of trying birdwatching? On Sunday 2/2, the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve has opened its monthly bird survey to the public from 9am-12 noon. No experience necessary, registration suggested. https://bit.ly/2tawW1x 
  • Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine is celebrating Groundhog Day on Sunday 2/2 11am-3pm. Bring the kiddos to experience interactive play and learning about why we celebrate this goofy holiday. Museum admission required. https://bit.ly/3aMDELY 
  • The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is hosting its Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday 2/2 from 11am to 3:30pm. Experience music and art from China, Vietnam, and Korea along with arts and crafts activities. Museum admission required, but free for Santa Ana residents. https://bit.ly/3aVliso 
  • Did you know there are free concerts every Sunday at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda? The Sunday 2/2 concert features ragtime piano music played by Eric Marchese and friends. Doors open at 1:30, concert begins at 2pm. https://bit.ly/314ulCN 

Holiday Fun This Weekend in Orange County

It’s beginning to look a lot like…fun festive activities! For those of you who aren’t on a mad dash to the mall for last minute shopping, check out what’s going on in Orange County this weekend.  

All weekend:

  • The 57th Annual Huntington Harbour “Cruise of Lights” runs 12/17-12/23. Cruise through Huntington Beach waterways and see thousands of lights on boats, decks, homes & more on a 45-minute narrated ride. Tickets required. Funds raised from ticket sales support youth programs in OC. http://ocevent.co/1O7g0FT
  • The Newport Beach Boat Parade runs 12/18-12/23 each night at 6:30pm. We recommend arriving early to stake out a good spot! The best viewing spots around the bay are: Balboa Funzone/Boardwalk, Peninsula Point Beach, the walkways on both sides of the Balboa Island Ferry crossing, and Lido Park. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2gHhAVR
  • Enjoy a unique educational experience as you stroll through historic Heritage Hill Park in Lake Forest, which has a holiday light display and special evening hours 5-7pm 12/20 & 12/21 and 12/27 & 12/28. Attendance and parking are FREE. https://bit.ly/2Q0O6pB 
  • Last chance! This is the final weekend to attend the Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show in Laguna Beach. Open Friday 12/20 through Sunday 12/22. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g
  • Winter Fest kicks-off at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa on Thursday, 12/19 and runs through Sunday, 1/5. Nightly fireworks, ice tubing, a snow play area, concerts, a light display with over two million twinkling lights, & more! Admission is required. http://bit.ly/2hnwbcX

Saturday:

  • The South Coast Plaza Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/21 at 6pm in Town Center Park. Complimentary drinks and treats, carolers, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2EvivXF 

Sunday:

  • The Laguna Niguel Hanukkah Wonderland and Menorah Lighting is Sunday 12/22 from 4-5pm. Live entertainment, crafts, food, & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2zFIxn1
  • The Muckenthaler Cultural Center’s Annual Holiday Festival is Sunday 12/22 from 12pm-4pm in Fullerton. Live entertainment, arts & crafts fair, food, Santa, & more! FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/35F7mQ0 

 

A Few Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend

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Here are a few things to check out this weekend in Orange County. The annual Elvis Festival is back for its 20th year, the OC Night Market returns to the OC fairgrounds, there are 2 outdoor concerts, art festivals, and more. 

  • The OC Night Market returns to the OC Fairgrounds this weekend. Food, entertainment, shopping, & more. Admission is $5 and there is a fee for parking. http://ocevent.co/1H5rcnJ
  • 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
  • 20th Annual Elvis Festival is Sunday 8/25 from 10am-6pm on Main Street in Garden Grove. Elvis impersonators, Cadillac car show, food, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KRGAw1
  • D23 Expo is all weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. Panels, celebrities, sneak peeks, exclusive fan opportunities, merch & more. Traffic in the area will be impacted. This event is now sold out. http://bit.ly/2t1vEDL 
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 8/31. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uodnjN 
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk

Outdoor concerts:

  • Sunday 8/25: LA Sound Machine (Gloria Estefan Tribute) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2LZ95cf 
  • Sunday 8/25: The Wiseguys Big Band Machine at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad 

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