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12 Things to Eat, See, and Do this Weekend in Orange County

There’s lots to eat, see and do this weekend in Orange County. Surf City Surf Dog competition is back for another year, as well as the Irvine Global Village Festival, OC Brew HaHa, Taste of Balboa Island, Oktoberfest Parade and so much more!

  • Sunset Serenades continue at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach Friday 9/22. Enjoy live music every Friday night in September from 5:30pm to sunset in the Rockpile Amphitheater (by the whale sculpture). FREE to attend. Schedule: http://bit.ly/2grF72Q
  • Surf City Surf Dog Competition is Saturday 9/23 at Huntington Dog Beach. Watch as dogs compete in a surf competition. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wjECxj
  • The Irvine Global Village Festival is Saturday 9/23 from 10am-6pm at Bill Barber Park. Food, marketplace, entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2iIK2Ng
  • Crusin’ For a Cure car show is Saturday 9/23 from 6am-4:30pm at the OC Fairgrounds. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1NTvZga
  • The 8th Annual OC Brew HaHa Craft Beer Festival is Saturday 9/23 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado. Sample 200+ beers from over 90 breweries. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2xzcYur
  • Movie in the Park: Watch “The Secret Life of Pets” on Saturday 9/23 at Melinda Park in Mission Viejo. Movie starts at dusk. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2yf9kWh
  • Smithsonian Free Museum Day is Saturday 9/23. There are several participating museums in OC, including the Laguna Art Museum. More info: http://bit.ly/2xU7FcE
  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is all weekend in Buena Park at the Buena Park Downtown Mall. Shop for holiday themed craft items from vendors. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2dbo8QT
  • The 21st Annual Laguna Beach Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off is Sunday 9/24 from 11am-3pm at Tivoli Too! in Laguna Beach. Admission is $5. http://bit.ly/2yeiH8D
  • The Balboa Island Carnival and Taste of the Island is Sunday 9/24 from 1pm-5pm. Pie eating contest, carnival games, food, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wyE3RM
  • The Huntington Beach Old World Oktoberfest Parade is Sunday 9/24. Parade begins at 2pm at Bella Terra and then travels to Old World. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1YBOfhn
  • The 6th Annual Taste of Lake Forest is Sunday 9/24 from 12-4pm. Tastings from 20 restaurants, live entertainment & more. FREE to attend. Tasting ticket is $10. http://bit.ly/2xO7awB

Have Fun in Orange County this Weekend – 28 Things To Do

There’s lots to do this weekend in Orange County:

There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend in Orange County. Foodies rejoice! There’s a Hot Sauce Festival, a Plum Festival and a Lobster Festival. We’ve also got the VIC World Championship of Skimboarding, Downtown Anaheim’s Art Crawl Experience, 7 Movies in the Park, 7 Outdoor Concerts and more!

  • Brea Fest is Friday from 6:30-10pm at the Brea Civic Center. Live music, food, arts & crafts and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ulcXrp
  • The VIC World Championships of Skimboarding is all weekend at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Jugxmc
  • National “Clear The Shelters Day” is Saturday 8/19 at various pet adoption centers across the county and in Orange County, including the OC Animal Care Center in Orange (17$ adoptions) and the Irvine Animal Care Center ($20 adoptions). If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this is a great day to do it. http://bit.ly/2wfakwx
  • The Downtown Anaheim Art Crawl Experience (A.C.E.) and Swingin’ on the Promenade is Saturday 8/19 from 6-10pm. Center Street Promenade is transformed into an outdoor 1940’s swing club. Shopping, live music, food trucks & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kOhwHo
  • 8th Annual Dana Point Lobster Fest is Saturday 8/19 at Doheny State Beach. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1L9WR7K
  • Watch Jurassic Park accompanied by the Pacific Symphony, Saturday 8/19 at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2vNvpeH
  • The 57th Annual San Clemente Arts & Craft Fair is all weekend at the San Clemente Community Center. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2x9tUqt
  • The 3rd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo is all weekend at The Grove of Anaheim. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2wf5Q9k
  • Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta is all weekend in Dana Point. Watch the Regatta from Doheny or Capo beach. Event schedule: http://bit.ly/2v0zRGo
  • Plum Fest is Sunday 8/20 from 2-6pm at Old World in Huntington Beach. Plum cakes, plum crepes, live music, games & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2v6EhtT
  • The Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp wraps up this week with 2 more practices at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. FREE to attend but fans are encouraged to reserve a bleacher seating pass. http://bit.ly/2h761Nj
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1TQvFQt
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S

Movies in the Park (FREE):

  • Friday, August 18: “The Sandlot” at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2rsDmDA
  • Friday, August 18: “Wizard of OZ” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE
  • Friday, August 18: People’s choice at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 18: “Secret Life of Pets” at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in  Anaheim at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Friday, August 18: “Finding Dory” at Los Alamos Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 18: “The Incredibles” at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qyvjoy
  • Friday, August 18: “Frozen” at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim at 7:45pm. This is part of the “Disneyland Celebrates Summer” program.

Outdoor Concerts (FREE):

  • Friday 8/18: The Answer (Classic Rock) at Crown Valley Park Amphitheatre in Laguna Niguel from 6:30-8:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1VAC2JQ
  • Saturday 8/19: Santana Ways (Santana Tribute) at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in Anaheim at 7pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Saturday 8/19: GGB and Wild Adults at the Silverado Fairgrounds in Silverado from 6-10pm. Admission is 1 can of food to be donated to the local food bank. http://bit.ly/2qsnWNK
  • Sunday 8/20: Stone Soul (Motown) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE
  • Sunday 8/20: My Generation (second band TBA) at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 2:30-6pm. http://bit.ly/2qCKHPK
  • Sunday 8/20: Huntington Beach Concert Band at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad
  • Sunday 8/20: Upstream (Reggae/Calypso) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2sDM0Bv

24 Fun Events in Orange County this Weekend

Summer is still in full swing with 8 outdoor concerts, San Clemente’s Fiesta Music Festival, art festivals, Shakespeare by the Sea, 8 movies in the park, the OC Fair & more.

  • San Clemente Fiesta Music Festival is Sunday 8/13 from 9am-7pm on the 100 & 200 block of Avenida Del Mar. Live music, food, salsa challenge, contests & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2v0iKV3
  • Shakespeare by the Sea is Sunday 8/13 at Crown Valley Park in Laguna Niguel at 7pm. Enjoy a performance of the Taming of the Shrew. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2sGm4Uk
  • Festival of Arts Birthday Bash is Sunday 8/13. They’ll be celebrating their 85th year with free admission to the Art Show all day, special performances, cupcakes & more. FREE to attend.
  • The OC Fair continues in Costa Mesa and runs through 8/13. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2tRSbmq
  • The Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp continues this weekend at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. FREE to attend but fans are encouraged to reserve a bleacher seating pass. http://bit.ly/2h761Nj
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1TQvFQt
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S

Movies in the Park:

  • Friday, August 11: “Secret Life of Pets” at Washington Middle School in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://bit.ly/2quOZf7
  • Friday, August 11:  Movie TBA at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 7pm. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d
  • Friday, August 11: “A Bug’s Life” at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2rsDmDA
  • Friday, August 11: “Finding Dory” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 11: “Finding Dory” at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in  Anaheim at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Friday, August 11: “Lilo & Stitch” at Cordata Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 11: “Moana” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qypcAu
  • Friday, August 11: “Moana” at Eucalyptus Park in Anaheim at 7:45pm. This is part of the “Disneyland Celebrates Summer” program.

Outdoor Concerts:

  • Saturday 8/12: Woodie and The Longboards (Beach Boys Tribute) at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in Anaheim at 7pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Saturday 8/12: Dean Colley (Neil Diamond Tribute) at the Civic Center Green in Cypress at 6pm. http://bit.ly/2r6Zoh4
  • Sunday 8/13: Neon Nation and Queen Nation at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 2:30-6pm. http://bit.ly/2soPUeC
  • Sunday 8/13: Wanted (Bon Jovi Tribute) at Central Park in Rancho Santa Margarita from 6-8pm. http://ocevent.co/1X1XfNB
  • Sunday 8/13: Pop Vinyl Band (Pop Hits) at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda from 5:30-7pm. http://bit.ly/2nF3Fbm
  • Sunday 8/13: Stone Soul (Classic Soul and Motown) at Mike Ward Community Park in Irvine from 5:30-7:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1ZyQMb4
  • Sunday 8/13: Covina Concert Band at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad
  • Sunday 8/13: Classical Guitar at Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. Concert starts at 2pm. http://bit.ly/2rqn01q

AND don’t forget to enter to win 4 tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood, contest ends 8/15 —> http://bit.ly/2uvkLrk

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