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Things To Do in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend

It’s a weekend filled with festivals in Orange County! The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is back for it’s 60th year in OC! Plus you can attend the Patchwork Show arts & crafts festival in Santa Ana, or the Scottish Festival in Costa Mesa. We’ve also gathered 24 Memorial Day Services that you can attend on Monday.

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

  • 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. http://ocevent.co/1FpmRJF
  • Sunset Serenades continues at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, Friday nights in May from 6:30pm to sunset. Take a picnic & listen to live music in the Rockpile Amphitheater. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KxNnc9
  • The Patchwork Show arts & craft show is Sunday 5/27 from 11am-5pm in Downtown Santa Ana. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Fy7akI
  • 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.). http://ocevent.co/1PxThtt
  • The Santa Ana Memorial Day Festival is all weekend (starting Friday night) at Madison Park (Edinger & Standard). Rides, games, food & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1TVn6Rk
  • FREE Pet Adoptions all weekend for active military and veterans at OC Animal Care in Orange. http://bit.ly/2s42pP6
  • The 20th Annual Memorial Day Half Marathon is Monday 5/28 in Laguna Hills. Half Marathon, 5k, 10k and Kid’s run. Registration is open online: http://bit.ly/2qUey9d

Memorial Day Services, listed by city:

Anaheim:

Brea:

  • View 1100 full size American Flags, each having draped the casket of a deceased Veteran, flying along the  “Avenues of Flags”. 59th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28 at 11am at the Memory Garden in Brea. http://bit.ly/2qgX4Fo

Buena Park:

  • Memorial Day Service and Pancake Breakfast, Monday 5/28 at George Bellis Park. Breakfast is at 8am the and remembrance service is at 10am, followed by a picnic in the park. http://bit.ly/2GNdj07

Corona del Mar:

  • 60th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, from 11am-1pm at Pacific View Memorial Park. Complimentary refreshments and hot dogs will be served following the service. http://bit.ly/2IGSARm

Costa Mesa:

  • 64th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, from 11am-12pm at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Special guest speaker, flyover & more.

Cypress:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, from 10am-11am at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Keynote speaker, rifle salute, patriotic music, and more. http://bit.ly/2GMRrlF

Dana Point:

Fountain Valley:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, 8:30am-12pm at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial. Pancake breakfast starts at 8:30am, service starts at 10am. http://bit.ly/2KQva8N

Fullerton:

  • 80th Annual Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/28 at 10am in Loma Vista Memorial Park. Over 4000 flags and crosses will be placed on graves. http://bit.ly/2qhjDJP

Huntington Beach:

Irvine:

La Habra/Whittier:

  • 98th Annual Memorial Day Observance, Monday 5/28, from 11am-2pm at Rose Hills Memorial Park. Military vehicle displays, vintage plane flyover & more. http://bit.ly/2LrRmXW

La Palma:

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/28 at 9am at the City’s Eternal Flame located in front of the Civic Center. http://bit.ly/2r1u6qd

Laguna Beach:

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/29 at 11am at Heisler Park.
  • Patriotic Concert by the Laguna Beach Concert Band, Monday 5/28, at 11am at Main Beach. http://bit.ly/2rVOWao

Lake Forest:

  • Memorial Day Observance Program, Monday 5/28, from 11am-12pm at El Toro Memorial Park. http://bit.ly/2s0rWGC

Mission Viejo:

San Clemente:

  • Memorial Day Observance, Monday 5/28, from 11am-12pm at the Community Center. Special guest speakers, live music & more. http://bit.ly/2IITYTR

Santa Ana:

Seal Beach:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28 at 11am at Eisenhower Park presented by the Lions Club.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday 5/28 at 11am at the Naval Weapons Station. http://bit.ly/2s4653k

Westminster:

  • 46th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, from 11am-12:30pm at Westminster Memorial Park. Live music, white dove release, and complimentary refreshments and hot dogs. http://bit.ly/2IMb7rB

Yorba Linda:

  • Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday 5/28 at 11am at the Nixon Museum, followed by a lecture at 1pm and concert at 3:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qldGYc

18 Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County

There’s an a lot of fun things to do this weekend in Orange County. Everything from Cinco de Mayo celebrations, concerts in the park, food festivals, and more!

  • Sunset Serenades returns this Friday night 5/3 to Heisler Park in Laguna Beach. Concerts take place every Friday night in May from 6:30pm to sunset. Take a picnic & listen to live music in the Rockpile Amphitheater. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KxNnc9
  • Rancho Days Fiesta is Saturday 5/5 from 11am-3pm at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest. Explore the rich history of Orange County’s Ranchos and Native American tribes. Take part in butter churning, candle dipping, piñata breaking & more! Admission is $5. http://bit.ly/2ri5j1u
  • The 17th Annual International Festival is Saturday 5/5 at from 10:30am-5pm in Soka University in Aliso Viejo. Entertainment, food, shopping & more! FREE to attend. $10 parking on-site. http://ocevent.co/1T3Ah8j
  • The Annual San Clemente Cinco de Mayo Celebration is Saturday 5/5 from 2pm-5pm in Max Berg Plaza Park. Mariachis, live performances, petting zoo, games, food trucks, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JPSq6h
  • The 22nd Annual Old Towne Tustin Home and Garden Tour is Saturday 5/5. Live music, vintage homes and gardens tour, quilt show & more. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1WbS8uz
  • Anaheim Cinco is all weekend La Palma Park in Anaheim. Carnival rides, games, entertainment, food & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2jt5VxE
  • Fiesta De Mayo Celebration is Saturday 5/5 from 1pm-3pm in the Oak Tree Court of the Outlets at San Clemente. Mariachis, actives for kids, and more. FREE. http://bit.ly/2skYGPE
  • La Habra Citrus Fair starts Friday night and runs all weekend on La Habra Blvd. Live music, food, games, carnival rides & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qKcfT9
  • The City of Brea Pet Expo is Saturday 5/5 from 9am-5pm at the Brea Community Center. Meet a working K-9 police dog, adopt a pet, and more! http://bit.ly/2FFCaCE
  • The Wahoo’s OC 5K is coming up on Saturday 5/5th at the OC Fair & Event Center. The finish line party will have beer, tacos, live music, an 80’s costume contest, fun vendors, and one participant will win tacos for a year! More info: http://bit.ly/2raBNM1
  • The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is Saturday 5/5 from 6pm-10pm. Food, shopping, performances & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2jsQKVm
  • Free Comic Book Day is Saturday 5/5. Comic book stores all over Orange County are participating including locations in Tustin, Orange, Irvine, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Fountain Valley. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qFQLrx
  • Wild West Steam Fest is Saturday 5/5 at the Heritage Museum in Santa Ana. Where the old west meets steampunk. Workshops, gunfights, blacksmith, vendors, panels, and more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2rlGtO2
  • The Taste of Orange is Sunday 5/6 from 3-7pm in Old Towne Orange. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2p2EEaL
  • Environmental Nature Center’s Spring Faire and Butterfly House Opening is Sunday 5/6 in Newport Beach, 10am-3pm. This event is perfect for families with young kids. Crafts, native plant sale, face painting, live animals  & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/1kxOPXN
  • The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Huntington Beach Open is all weekend. Watch world class athletes compete in beach volleyball. South side of the pier. FREE to attend, however VIP premium seating is available for purchase. http://bit.ly/2pbnYsJ
  •  Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

Outside of OC but worth the drive…

  • Renaissance Pleasure Faire is in Irwindale through 5/20. Live performances, jousting, shopping, food, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh

17 Solar Eclipse Events in Orange County

Here are 17 Solar Eclipse Events in Orange County:

  • Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano is having a viewing from 9am-12pm. View the eclipse through telescopes with special solar filters. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xcklHr
  • The Astronomy Department of OCC is having a viewing event from 7am-2pm in Costa Mesa. Telescopes and equipment will be available to the public for viewing. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uVhNg3
  • The Ocean Institute is having a eclipse viewing party starting at 9am. The first 50 people will receive a set of eclipse viewers. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uZCxDw
  • Dana Wharf Whale Watching is having a solar eclipse whale watching trip from 10am-12pm. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2wZgtuc
  • Cal State Fullerton will be having a viewing event on th lawn on the south side of Dan Black Hall, off Nutwood Ave. Telescopes and protective glasses will be available. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ifKtyH
  • The UCI viewing party is now full but you can watch their live stream here: http://bit.ly/2wff4CG
  • The Santa Ana College is having a viewing event from 8:30am-11:45am in front of the Tessmann Planetarium. Telescopes will be available as well as eclipse glasses. They will also be live streaming the eclipse in their 30ft dome. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2witz8H
  • The Discovery Cube in Santa Ana will open at 9am for an eclipse viewing party. Bring a cardboard box and they will teach you how to create a safe eclipse viewing device. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2wianrB
  • Several Orange County Public Libraries are having viewing events:
  • The Euclid branch of the Anaheim Library will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have an art project that you can participate in to make Eclipse Quilt Art. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wpVnac
  • The Canyon Hills branch of the Anaheim Library will be having an eclipse viewing party from 9am-12pm with solar viewing glasses, as well as crafts, storytime and more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uZKMzp
  • The Central branch of the Anaheim Library will be having an eclipse viewing party with solar viewing glasses from 10am-11am. FREE to attend http://bit.ly/2v00Pxh
  • The Mesa Verde branch of the Costa Mesa Library, will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have safe viewing glasses available, 10am-11am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2vM5VzU
  • The Garden Grove Main Library will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have safe viewing glasses available, 10am-11am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xcsThx
  • The La Habra Library will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have safe viewing glasses available, 10am-11am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2vQGfAn
  • The La Palma Library is having a viewing party from 10am-10:45am. They will be live streaming the eclipse from NASA. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uQ3gGG
  • The City of Orange Public Library will be living streaming the eclipse and will also have safe viewing glasses available, 10am-11am. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2uZGLL9
  • The Placentia Library is having a viewing party from 9am-11:45am in the PLD Community Meeting Room. Viewing glasses will be provided. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wVatCL
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