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Things To Do in Orange County This Memorial Day Weekend 2017

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Here’s what’s happening for Memorial Day weekend in Orange County:

  • Movie in the Park: Watch “Blue Hawaii” Friday 5/26 at the OC Great Park in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. FREE to attend.
  • The Scottish Festival is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Highland games, Whiskey tasting, sheep herding, food, shopping & more! Admission required (free admission for active and retired military, police, firefighters and first responders.).
  • The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is all weekend (starting Friday afternoon) at the Village Green in Garden Grove. Parade, food, games, music & more! FREE to attend.
  • Movie in the Park: Watch “The Angry Birds Movie” Saturday 5/27 at the OC Great Park in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. FREE to attend.
  • The Santa Ana Memorial Day Festival is all weekend (starting Friday night) at Madison Park (Edinger & Standard). Rides, games, food & more! FREE to attend.
  • 14th Annual Newport Beach Wine Festival is all weekend at the Balboa Bay Resort. Events include Champagne Brunch, Grand Tasting & more. All events are ticketed. More info:
  • FREE Pet Adoptions all weekend for active military and veterans at OC Animal Care in Orange.
  • FREE Pet Adoptions all weekend for active military and veterans at the Irvine Animal Care Center.
  • The Patchwork Show arts & craft show is Sunday 5/28 from 11am-5pm in Downtown Santa Ana. FREE to attend.
  • The 19th Annual Memorial Day Half Marathon is Monday 5/29 in Laguna Hills. Half Marathon, 5k, 10k and Kid’s run. Registration is open online:

Memorial Day Services:



  • View 1200 full size American Flags, each having draped the casket of a deceased Veteran, flying along the  “Avenues of Flags”. 58th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/29 at 11am at the Memory Garden in Brea.

Buena Park:

  • Memorial Day Service and Pancake Breakfast, Monday 5/29 at George Bellis Park. Breakfast is at 8am the and remembrance service is at 10am, followed by a picnic in the park.

Corona del Mar:

  • 59th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/29, from 11am-12:30pm at Pacific View Memorial Park.

Costa Mesa:

  • 63rd Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/29, from 11am-12pm at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Special guest speaker, flyover & more.

Dana Point: 

Fountain Valley:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/29, from 10am-1pm at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial.


  • 79th Annual Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/30 at 10am in Loma Vista Memorial Park.

Huntington Beach:


La Habra:

  • 97th Annual Memorial Day Observance, Monday 2/29, from 11am-2pm at Rose Hills Memorial Park. Military vehicle displays, vintage plane flyover & more.

La Palma:

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/29 at 9:15am at the City’s Eternal Flame located in front of the Civic Center.

Laguna Beach: 

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/29 at 11am at Heisler Park.

  • Patriotic Concert by the Laguna Beach Concert Band, Monday 5/29, from 12:30pm-2pm at Main Beach.

Lake Forest:

  • Memorial Day Observance Program, Monday 5/29, from 11am-12pm at El Toro Memorial Park.

Mission Viejo:

  • Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday 5/29, from 8:30am-12pm at the Mission Viejo Civic Center.

San Clemente:

  • Memorial Day Observance, Monday 5/29, from 11am-12pm at the Community Center. Special guest speakers, bagpipers, floral ceremony & more.

San Juan Capistrano:

  • 2nd Annual “Field of Honor” flag display is at Los Rios Park throughout the weekend. A Memorial Day Service will be held at the park on Monday 5/29 from 10am-12pm.

Santa Ana:

  • “From Sea to Shining Sea” Memorial Day Service is Monday 5/29, from 10:30am-12pm at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. Aerial Flyover, guest speaker, live music, white dove release & more.

  • Memorial Day Program, Monday 5/29, from 10am-11am at Santa Ana Cemetery.

Seal Beach:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/29 at 11am at Eisenhower Park.

Yorba Linda:

  • FREE admission to the Nixon Library. Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday 5/29 at 11am, followed by a concert at 12pm.

This is THE Weekend for Holiday Events in Orange County!


  • Dana Point Winter Festival and Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/3 from 12-7pm at La Plaza Park. Santa, craft fair, live entertainment, holiday movie & more. FREE to attend.
  • Downtown Fullerton Winter Market and Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/3 at 12pm. Shopping, food, face painting, free pictures with Santa (12pm-4pm) & more. FREE to attend.
  • The 35th annual and final Heritage Hill Victorian Christmas is Saturday 12/3 from 11am-3pm in Lake Forest. Live entertainment, candle dipping, card making, shopping, food & more. Admission is $5.
  • Christmas at the Mission is Saturday 12/3 from 5:30pm-8pm in San Juan Capistrano. Snow, carolers, cookie decorating, tree lighting & more. Admission is $6.
  • Corona Del Mar Christmas Walk is Sunday 12/4 from 11am-4pm. Live entertainment, shopping, Santa & more.
  • The 22nd Annual Nutcracker Christmas Tree Lighting & Holiday Shopping Village is Saturday 12/3 from 10am-7pm in Downtown Anaheim. Snow, kids activities, Santa, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend. 
  • Balboa Village Christmas at the Beach is Saturday 12/3 from 2pm-6pm. Children’s activities, elementary school choir, tree lighting & more. FREE to attend.
  • The 20th Annual Crystal Cove Tree Lighting & Holiday Beach Bazaar is Saturday 12/3 from 10am-5:30pm. Carolers, hot cocoa, Santa, arts & crafts & more. FREE to attend but there is a fee to park.
  • The Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach is having their  Artisans Marketplace Saturday 12/3 from 11am-4pm. Shop eco-friendly, sustainable, arts and crafts. Admission is $2.
  • Take a 20 minute harbor cruise with Santa on Saturday & Sunday from 10am-2pm at Dana Wharf in Dana Point. FREE but a donation is suggested.
  • Buena Park Candy Caneland and Craft Faire is Saturday 12/3 from 10am-4pm at the Ehlers Event Center. Snow, Santa, games, shopping, food & more. FREE to attend.
  • San Clemente Santa’s Village By The Sea is Saturday 12/3 from 5pm-10pm. Activities are in 3 locations. Santa, sledding, cookie decorating, live entertainment, outdoor movie & more! FREE to attend.
  • The Laguna Niguel Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/3 from 5pm-7pm at City Hall. FREE to attend.
  • The Fountain Valley Tree Lighting is Saturday 12/3 at the Recreation Center and Sports Park. Santa, live entertainment, games & more. FREE to attend.
  • The 22nd Annual Old Town Orange Tree Lighting Ceremony and Candlelight Choir Procession is Sunday 12/4 at 3:30pm in the Old Towne Plaza. FREE to attend.
  • The Irvine Animal Care Center’s 10th Annual Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Fair is Sunday 12/4 from 10am-3pm. Over 600 animals will be available for adoption. Donation of $2 for admission.
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show continues this weekend and runs every weekend through 12/18 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required.

Fun Stuff To Do This Weekend, 9/30-10/2, in Orange County


There’s lots to do this weekend, 9/30-10/2, in Orange County: 

  • Tustin Tiller Days starts Friday night and runs all weekend at Columbus Tustin Park in Tustin. Carnival rides, games, live entertainment, food, Brewfest & more. FREE to attend.
  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is Friday and Saturday at the OC Fairgrounds. Shop for holiday themed craft items from 120+ vendors. Admission is FREE but you must pay to park.
  • Watch the classic movie “The Godfather” while the soundtrack is being played live by a symphony orchestra. Event takes place on Saturday at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa at 1pm 7:30pm. Tickets required.
  • The 10th Annual Aliso Viejo Founder’s Day Fair is Saturday from 1-6pm at the Aliso Viejo Ranch. Live entertainment, historical exhibits, petting zoo  & more. FREE to attend.
  • Movie in the Park! Watch “The Peanuts Movie” in Napoli Park in Mission Viejo on Saturday. Movie starts at dusk. FREE to attend.
  • The Pacific Paddle Games are all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. Watch as SUP competitors race, perform technical feats & more. State Beach fees apply.
  • The 39th Annual OC Home and Garden Show is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds. Products, demonstrations & more. Admission required but some FREE tickets are available through Goldstar: More info:
  • The Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival is all weekend in Newport Beach. Events include celebrity chef cooking demos, 2 Grand Tasting Pavilions & more. Tickets required and $$$$. Use code FILMFEST25 for $25 off any General Admission Ticket.
  • The 55th Annual Newport Beach Sandcastle Contest is Sunday from 10am-4:30pm at Corona del Mar “Big Corona” State Beach. This year’s theme is “Fantasy Castles and Cars.”  FREE to attend.
  • The 29th Annual San Clemente SeaFest is Sunday from 9am-3pm at the San Clemente Pier.  Chowder cook-off, surf contest, fun contests (hula hoop contest, bubble gum blowing contest) & more. FREE to attend.
  • The Laguna Beach Classic Car Show is Sunday from 9:30am-3pm on the city grounds across from the Festival of Arts grounds in Laguna Beach. Admission required.
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