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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

 

Things To Do This Weekend in OC (even in the rain), Feb. 1-3

Things to do if it’s raining this weekend in OC:

Visit a SoCal Museum for free:                                                   
Museum Free-For-All Day in SoCal is all weekend. There are 40+ museums that you can visit for FREE, including 4 in OC. View participating museums: http://ocevent.co/1ZOT8l9

Attend a screening of Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day!:
The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana is hosting a special 25th anniversary screening of Groundhog Day on Groundhog Day Saturday 2/2. There are five showtimes throughout the day. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2HgcySj

Satisfy your cravings at a Food Hall:
Anaheim Packing House in Anaheim, and 4th Street Market, and McFadden Public Market in Santa Ana, are indoor food halls where you can try various trendy food items, from up and coming chefs and restaurateurs.
Anaheim Packing House: http://bit.ly/2Tqghi9
4th Street Market: http://bit.ly/2Fo5gLx
McFadden Public Market: http://bit.ly/2FiE6ow

Visit an arcade:
The top floor of the McFadden Public Market in Santa Ana is home to Mission Control, a bar and retro 80’s arcade. Fill your pockets with quarters and play Pacman, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter, classic pinball games, and more. No cover. http://bit.ly/2FiE6ow

Visit an Air Museum:
The Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana gives you the opportunity to view authentic aircraft, rare vehicles and related memorabilia, with many items from WWII. This weekend you can take a special flight on a “Ford” the first metal, multi-engine commercial airliner (tickets required). http://bit.ly/2tvakbd

Take a trip to Motown in Laguna Beach: Former lead singer of The Temptations, and original lead singer of the Spinners, as well as 7 other performers, take you on a musical journey to Motown in “Forever Motown”. Final show is Saturday 2/2. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2BfUWkz

Visit the Nixon Museum:
The Richard Nixon Museum in Yorba Linda has over 70 exhibits, 300 artifacts, a replica of the Nixon’s Oval Office, interactive displays, and more. Admission required: http://bit.ly/2G8atEh

Take the kids to the Discovery Cube:
Discovery Cube in Santa Ana is the perfect rainy day destination for kids in OC. There are plenty of exhibits and things to do to keep the kids busy. http://bit.ly/2oLMYZg

And if it doesn’t rain, make sure to check out these other events:

The 39th Annual Black History Parade and Cultural Faire is Saturday 2/2 from 10am-4pm at Center Street Promenade in Anaheim. Live entertainment, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2nxr7Eo

The Surf City Marathon and Expo is this weekend in Huntington Beach. The Active Lifestyle Expo runs Saturday and Sunday and the marathon and half-marathons are Sunday. Expo is FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1OmOgym

The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is Saturday 2/2 from 6pm-10pm. Food, shopping, performances & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2sYdu4d

Attend a beach cleanup in San Clemente on Saturday 2/2 from 9am-11am at Calafia State Beach. Beach cleanups are held on the first and second Saturday of the month. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2DU31dQ

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