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Fun Things To Do in Orange County on Veteran’s Day Weekend

This Veteran’s Day weekend in Orange County has a few fun things to do, from a music festival at Doheny, shopping at a arts and crafts festival, vintage market, and makers market, to a display of American flags.

  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is Thursday 11/8 through Saturday 11/10 at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Shop for holiday themed craft items from 120+ vendors. Admission is FREE but you must pay to park. FREE parking Saturday ONLY. http://bit.ly/2dbo8QT
  • Field of Valor is on display through 11/17. View 1776 ‘3×5’ American Flags on the fields of Handy Park in Orange. Viewing is FREE http://bit.ly/2PjsOWV
  • Flying Miz Daisy Vintage Market is Friday & Saturday 11/9-11/10 inside the Hangar at the OC Fair and Events Center in Costa Mesa. There will be over 60 curated vintage vendors, a food truck and more. Admission and parking required.  http://bit.ly/2Lq3zM5
  • Driftwood Music Festival is all weekend 11/10-11/11 at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. Enjoy country music, craft beer, bbq & more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2Qs2qXa
  • Handmade: A Maker’s Market is Saturday 11/10 from 10am-4pm at The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano. Shopping, crafts, music & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2SVX4VO

10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County, Oct 19-21

There’s lots to do this weekend in OC, including some fun Halloween events. It’s Silverado Days in Buena Park, Great Pacific Air Show in Huntington Beach, Old Town Tustin Art Walk, OC Japan Fair in Costa Mesa, Pumpkin Diving in Mission Viejo, Halloween Haunt at Doheny State Beach and more!

  • The Great Pacific Air Show starts Friday 10/19 and runs all weekend in Huntington Beach. Viewing is FREE but you can purchase VIP seating. http://bit.ly/2euHVaF
  • The 11th Annual Old Town Tustin Art Walk is Saturday 10/20 from 11am-5pm on Main Street and El Camino Real. Art, music, wine tasting, historic old town bus tours & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2z0wtgu
  • OC Japan Fair starts Friday 10/19 and runs all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Food, entertainment, shopping & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2fDe6pF
  • Silverado Days starts Friday 10/19 and runs all weekend at William Peak Park in Buena Park. Games, rides, food, contest & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1NhvUQz
  • The Aliso Viejo Fall Harvest Festival is Saturday 10/20 from 10am-12pm in Grand Park. Arts & crafts, games, food drive & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2S5AauS
  • Doheny State Beach Halloween Haunt is Saturday 10/20 from 6:30-8:30pm in picnic sites A & B. Arts & crafts, fun zone & more. FREE to attend but the donation of a non-perishable food item is appreciated. http://bit.ly/2euQUsx
  • Santa Ana’s Historical Society’s Annual Historical Cemetery Tour is Saturday 10/20 at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana. Costumed actors play out scenes from Orange County’s history. Tours take place throughout the day. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2J3vsJP
  • Pumpkin Diving is Sunday 10/21 at the Sierra Recreation Center in Mission Viejo. The Sierra pool is transformed into a floating pumpkin patch. Dive in and pick your pumpkin! $5 in advance or $10 at the door. http://bit.ly/2xm7nIB
  • Boot Hill (OC’s most elaborate Halloween yard display) starts Friday 10/12 and runs select nights in October, in Irvine. FREE to attend but donations are welcomed and benefit CHOC. http://ocevent.co/1NNxnkD
  • Here’s a list of 15 Orange County Farmers Markets you should check out this weekend: https://ocevents.co/farmersmarkets/

Surfing Dogs, Sand Castles, and more – This Weekend in Orange County

There’s no shortage of fun things to do this weekend in Orange County. Watch dogs surf at the Surf City Surf Dog Competition, check out a sandcastle building competition, attend a Chili Cook-Off, Greek Festival, or a Fall Festival, enjoy music on the sand at Ohaha Fest, and more!

  • The last “Sunset Serenades” concert of the season is at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach Friday 9/29. Enjoy live music from 5:30pm to sunset in the Rockpile Amphitheater (by the whale sculpture). FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2grF72Q
  • The 10th Annual Surf City Surf Dog Competition is Saturday 9/29 at Huntington Dog Beach. Watch dogs from around the world compete in a surf completion. Surfing starts at 8am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wjECxj
  • The San Juan Capistrano Greek Festival is all weekend at the SJC Community Center. Greek food, pastries, live music, dancing, greek market, kids zone & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1MJ055K
  • The 7th Annual Taste of Lake Forest is Saturday 9/29 from 12-3pm. Tastings from 20 restaurants, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. Tasting ticket is $1, buy as many tastes as you would like. http://bit.ly/2N75buN
  • The Ohana Music Festival is all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. Enjoy performances by Eddie Vedder, Eric Church, Mumford and Sons, Norah Jones, Beck, and  more. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1RYOQGo
  • Boo-uena Park Old Tyme Fall Festival is Saturday 9/29 from 12pm-5pm. Spooky storytelling, ghostly tours, halloween-themed vendors & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2OgDYdu
  • The 41st Annual Ultimate Home and Outdoor Living Expo is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds. Products, demonstrations & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2wJrL5W
  • The 15th Annual Orange County Children’s Book Festival is Sunday 9/30 from 9:30am-4:00pm at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa. Over 125 authors, storytellers, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2cA55gc
  • The 22nd Annual Laguna Beach Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off is Sunday 9/30 from 11:30am-3pm at Seven7Seven (Art-A-Fair grounds) in Laguna Beach. Admission is $10. http://bit.ly/2yeiH8D
  • The Huntington Beach Old World Oktoberfest Parade is Sunday 9/30. Parade begins at 2pm and is the kick-off to Oktoberfest. http://ocevent.co/1YBOfhn
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