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10 Ways to Celebrate Mardi Gras in OC!

Fat Tuesday is next week! Just because you’re not down in The Big Easy, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some Mardi Gras fun. Orange County has some great options to get you in the Mardi Gras spirit. Below are 10 ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Orange County.

 

Get a fresh baked King Cake

Porto’s Bakery in Buena Park is baking up traditional King Cake with cream cheese filling, only available through 3/5.

 

Party at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen

Fat Tuesday is back at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen! The fun celebration includes a crowning of the King and Queen for the day, as well as specialty menu items, mini king cakes and lots and lots of beads!

 

Enter a Crawfish Eating Contest

Hot N Juicy OC is bringing back their crawfish eating contest! Show up before 6pm on Tuesday, March 5th to register, or just come by anytime that evening to enjoy the drink specials! For more information, check out the events page here.

 

Visit Bourbon Street

Head down to Bourbon Street, Bar & Grill of course, in Downtown Fullerton for a Mardi Gras celebration with food, drinks and live music from DixieDelics and DJ Barbosa. The party begins at 4pm on March 5th.

 

Get some Mardi Gras inspired desserts

French’s Bakery is a great place to grab an authentic King Cake for your at-home Mardi Gras celebration. They also have delicious Mardi Gras decorated tiered cakes and cupcakes too!

 

Take a trip to New Orleans Square

What better place to get into the Mardi Gras spirit than New Orleans Square in Disneyland? Check out the larger-than-life decorations, grab a Mickey beignet and a mint julep and maybe even catch a performance from the Jambalaya Jazz Band!

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Eat some NOLA-inspired food

Grab some authentic, live Louisiana crawfish or one of the other great Cajun combo meals from The Fire Crab in Garden Grove. No need to wait until Fat Tuesday, they have great specials every day!

 

Take the kids to their very own Mardi Gras party

Kids can celebrate Mardi Gras too at Pretend City in Irvine! On Tuesday, March 5th, Pretend City is hosting their own family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration with fun themed activities, King Cake tasting and a Mardi Gras Parade!

 

Catch some beads

Head to Campus Jax for Super Fat Tuesday, featuring $5 hurricanes, delicious cajun food and live music from 6pm to 10pm on Tuesday, March 5th.

 

Enjoy a Mardi Gras Happy Hour

Celebrate Mardi Gras at On The Hook in Newport Beach on March 5th! Guest can enjoy Happy Hour all night long including $1 oysters, and great drink specials and try out their new Cajun Tacos!

 

14 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County 8/24-26

Here’s 14 things to do this weekend in Orange County. The annual Elvis Festival is back for its 19th year, the OC Night Market returns to the OC fairgrounds, and there’s plenty more to keep you busy this weekend.

  • The OC Night Market returns to the OC Fairgrounds Friday night 8/24 and runs all weekend. Food, entertainment, shopping, & more. Admission is $5 and parking is $8. 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
  • 19th Annual Elvis Festival is Sunday 8/26 from 10am-6pm on Main Street in Garden Grove. Elvis impersonators, Cadillac car show, food, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2MspWp5
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/1. 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. Show runs through 9/2. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uodnjN
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/2. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk

Outdoor movies:

  • Friday, August 24: “Mulan” at Harper Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 24: People’s choice TBA at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 24: “Coco” at Laguna Niguel Park in Laguna Niguel at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Friday, August 24: “The Lion King” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2KWTHJh

Outdoor concerts:

  • Sunday 8/26: The Wiseguys Big Band Machine at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad
  • Sunday 8/26: Surfin’ Sundays at the Huntington Beach Pier from 11am-5:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qkSO7u
  • Sunday 8/26: Woody and the Longboards (Beach Boys tribute) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2uvc95h
  • Check out our ultimate guide to “Movies in the Park”. Over 80 movies all across OC all summer long. All are FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2H5uKck
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC: http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

 

 

 

Free Outdoor Movies in the Park in Orange County for Summer 2018

Here’s our list of all the free summer outdoor movies happening in Orange County in 2018:

June

  • Friday, June 1: “The Lego Batman Movie” at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IPe1fd
  • Friday, June 8: “Beauty and the Beast” at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2sfGPqd
  • Friday, June 8: “Age of Ultron” at Washington Middle School in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2seNfWz
  • Friday, June 15: “Guardians of the Galaxy” at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xc2MfB
  • Friday, June 15: “The Lorax” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2kspFSO
  • Saturday, June 16: “Ferdinand” at East Side Community Park in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IMezCr
  • Saturday, June 16: “The Jungle Book” at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GQF9bH
  • Wednesday, June 20: “Justice League” at Elks Lodge #1952 in Garden Grove. Activities begin at 6pm, movie begins at 8:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qu6AE1
  • Friday, June 22: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, June 22: “The Little Mermaid” at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2saBcKw
  • Friday, June 22: “Peter Rabbit” at Brio Park in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2INymRU
  • Friday, June 22: “Stagecoach” at the OC Great Park on the Palm Court in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2KVsg2O
  • Friday, June 22: “Paddington 2” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, June 22: “Finding Nemo” at Ponderosa Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Saturday, June 23: “The Lion King” at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Saturday, June 23: “The Lion King” at Laurel Park in Los Alamitos. Movie begins at dusk with a concert before starting at 6:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1FRrzA5
  • Saturday, June 23: “Back to the Future” at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IMOJ5g
  • Saturday, June 23: “Ferdinand” at the OC Great Park on the Terraced Lawn in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2KQZ3WD
  • Friday, June 29: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, June 29: “Brigadoon” at the OC Great Park on the Palm Court in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2s8RzHL
  • Friday, June 29: “The Secret Life Of Pets” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, June 29: “Ratatouille” at Modjeska Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Saturday, June 30: “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” at the OC Great Park on the Terraced Lawn in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2sdcPLr
  • Saturday, June 30: “Guardians of the Galaxy” at Craig Park in Fullerton at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB  

July

  • Friday, July 6: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, July 6: “Inside Out” at Willow Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, July 6: “The Lego Ninjago Movie” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2J6Q6v2
  • Friday, July 6: “The Sandlot” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, July 6: “Mary Poppins” at San Gorgonio Park in San Clemente at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xeex5c
  • Friday, July 6: “Clambake” at the OC Great Park on the Palm Court in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2xewe4n
  • Saturday, July 7: “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” at Craig Park in Fullerton at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB  
  • Saturday, July 7: “Peter Rabbit” at the OC Great Park on the Terraced Lawn in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2seIhJp
  • Monday, July 9: “Back to the Future” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe
  • Friday, July 13: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, July 13: “Toy Story” at Stoddard Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, July 13: “The Boss Baby” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, July 13: “Coco” at Brio Park in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W
  • Friday, July 13: “Trolls” at Mason Park in Irvine at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB   
  • Saturday, July 14: “Coco” at Orville R. Lewis Park in Los Alamitos. Movie begins at dusk with a concert before starting at 6:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1FRrzA5
  • Saturday, July 14: “The Greatest Showman” at the OC Great Park on the Terraced Lawn in Irvine. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2koTYJX
  • Monday, July 16: “The Princess Bride” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe
  • Friday, July 20: “Incredibles” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, July 20: Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, July 20: “Monsters, Inc.” at Eucalyptus Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, July 20: “Coco” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2srce9g
  • Friday, July 20: “Cars 3” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2xazQEF
  • Friday, July 20: “Ghostbusters” at Mason Park in Irvine at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB  
  • Friday, July 20: “Coco” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf  
  • Friday, July 20: “Coco” at San Gorgonio Park in San Clemente at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xeex5c
  • Saturday, July 21: “Coco” at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IM88DB
  • Monday, July 23: “Moonrise Kingdom” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe
  • Friday, July 27: “Zootopia” at Irvine Park in Orange at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB   
  • Friday, July 27: “Big Hero 6” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, July 27: “Wonder” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2kqaxFf
  • Friday, July 27: “Up” at Juarez Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Saturday, July 28: “The Lego Ninjago Movie” at Little Cottonwood Park in Los Alamitos. Movie begins at dusk with a concert before starting at 6:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1FRrzA5
  • Monday, July 30: “The Mask of Zorro” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe

August

  • Friday, August 3: “Moana” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2srce9g
  • Friday, August 3: “Cars” at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim. http://bit.ly/2J2w4Pc
  • Friday, August 3: “Despicable Me 3” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 3: “The Karate Kid” at Irvine Park in Orange at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB   
  • Monday, August 6: “Star Trek” at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on Arts Plaza in Costa Mesa. Movie begins at approximately 8pm. http://ocevent.co/1TVwHYe
  • Monday, August 6: “Moana” at Cortesi Park in Villa Park at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xsrqbF
  • Tuesday, August 7: “The Incredibles” at Portola Park in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W
  • Tuesday, August 7: “The Incredibles” at the Fountain Valley Recreational Center and Sports Park in Fountain Valley. “National Night Out” (community police awareness event) activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 10: “Coco” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 10: “The Secret Life of Pets” at Yorba Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Friday, August 10: “Despicable 3” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2J1OEKD
  • Friday, August 10: “Coco” at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in  Anaheim at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Monday, August 13: “Toy Story” at Cortesi Park in Villa Park at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2xsrqbF
  • Friday, August 17: “Secret Life of Pets” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://bit.ly/2srce9g
  • Friday, August 17: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at Crossroads Community Church in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W
  • Friday, August 17: “Cars 3” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 17: “Zootopia” at Los Alamos Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 17: “The Lego Ninjago Movie” at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in Anaheim at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Friday, August 17: “A League Of Their Own” at Yorba Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Saturday, August 18: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at Mustang Fields in Yorba Linda at 8pm.http://bit.ly/2xfxhBc
  • Saturday, August 18: “Back to the Future 2” at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2GRR4WP
  • Thursday, August 23: “Despicable Me 3” at Atlantis Play Center in Garden Grove. Activities begin at 5:30pm, movie begins at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qu6AE1
  • Friday, August 24: “Mulan” at Harper Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 24: People’s choice TBA at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 24: “Coco” at Laguna Niguel Park in Laguna Niguel at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Friday, August 24: “The Lion King” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2KWTHJh
  • Friday, August 31: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” at Laguna Niguel Park in Laguna Niguel at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Friday, August 31: “Trolls” at Vista View Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG

September

  • Friday, September 7: “Moana” at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Friday, September 14: “Jaws” at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2GPFETB
  • Saturday, September 15: “Despicable Me” at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2s8DSZ4
  • Friday, September 21: “The Star” at Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W

October

  • Friday, October 12: “Despicable Me 3” at El Cerrito School in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2IMPQ4W
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