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17 Fun Things To Do During this Gorgeous Weekend in Orange County

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend in Orange County! There are 10 Earth Day events including beach cleanups, restoration projects, and actives for kids. There’s a movie in the park Saturday night in Yorba Linda, a wine festival in Dana Point, Record Store Day across OC, Dapper Day, and more.

  • The California Wine Festival is Friday and Saturday in Dana Point. California’s best wineries, top chefs, live music and more. Tickets required.
  • Movie in the Park: Watch Trolls on Saturday 4/21 in Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda. Movie starts at dusk. FREE snacks and FREE to attend.
  • Dapper Day Expo is all weekend at the Disneyland Hotel. Followed by the Spring 2018 Dapper Day on Sunday 4/22. Join thousands of Disney fans dressed in vintage styles from the bygone era. The Expo is at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall. Dapper Day requires Disneyland Park admission. Traffic and parking will be impacted in the surrounding area.
  • The 11th Annual Record Store Day is Saturday 4/21. Support your local record store and find exclusives available only on Record Store Day.
  • Watch Willy Wonka on the big screen all weekend at The Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana, as part of their “Weekend Family Matinees” series. Tickets required.
  • The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum’s Sunday Concert Series continues on 4/22 at 2pm in Yorba Linda, with a British Brass Band. FREE to attend.
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC

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.

Earth Day Events: 

  • The “Green Scene” Plant and Garden Expo is all weekend at the Fullerton Arboretum. Workshops, garden talks, specialty plants and more. Admission required.
  • San Clemente is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 from 10am-2pm at Parque Del Mar. Beach cleanup at 8:30am, followed by educational displays, arts & crafts, and more. FREE to attend.
  • Crystal Cove State Beach is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 in Laguna Beach. Help with beautification projects such as planting, watering, mulching, beach cleanup and more. FREE to attend. Day use fee is waved for volunteers.
  • The City of Laguna Niguel is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 with a “Go Green” volunteer event from 8:30am-11:30am at Crown Valley Community Park. Help improve the landscaping of the 18-acre preserve. FREE to attend.
  • Earth Day at the Bay is Sunday 4/22 from 10am-3pm at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach. Scavenger hunt, exhibits, arts & crafts and more. FREE to attend.
  • The City of Mission Viejo is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 from 8am-12pm. Help plant drought-tolerant trees, shrubs & more. Volunteers must sign a waiver. FREE hotdogs and ice cream for volunteers. FREE to attend.
  • The Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area Earth Day Celebration is Saturday 4/21 from 11am-2pm. Nature tours, crafts, snake interaction, basket weaving and more. FREE to attend.
  • The Newport Beach chapter of Surfrider is having an Earth Day Cleanup  on Saturday 4/21 from 9am-12pm.
  • The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano is celebrating Earth Day on Sunday 4/22 at 11am. Learn about composting, organic container gardening, pickling and more. FREE to attend.
  • Band Dirty Heads and OC Coastkeeper have teamed up for a beach cleanup in Huntington Beach on Sunday 4/22 from 10am-12pm at Huntington State Beach. FREE to attend.

12 Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

It’s going to be a great weekend in Orange County! The Swallows Day Parade and Street Fair is back for its 60th year, there are 3 beer festivals, a Beachcruiser meet in HB, Wonder Con arrives in Anaheim, and much more!

  • The 60th Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair is Saturday 3/24 in San Juan Capistrano. Parade starts at 11am (RAIN or SHINE). Street Fair runs from 9am-5pm.
  • The 18th Annual Beachcruiser Meet is this weekend in downtown Huntington Beach. You’ll see woodies, steel wagons, convertibles, and more. Viewing is FREE.
  • Pop culture convention WonderCon is at the Anaheim Convention Center 3/23-3/25. Comics, movies, tv, books, authors, collectibles, masquerade and more! 3 day tickets are still available, as well as Friday and Sunday.
  • FirkFest “Tiki Beer Festival” is Saturday 3/24 in Anaheim. Enjoy unlimited tastings of 50 casks from 30 breweries. To get $5 off tickets use code boozeblogoc
  • The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/12. Celebrity chefs, culinary demos, seminars, special food items & more. Park admission required.
  • Bockbierfest is Saturday 3/24 at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Enjoy German and local craft beer, German food, live music, and more. Admission required.
  • See 8ft tall Easter eggs at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel. There are 5 hand-painted Easter eggs on display now through 4/8. Viewing is FREE.
  • The Orange County Beer & Music Festival is Saturday 3/24 in downtown Santa Ana. Sample over 70 craft beers. Tickets required.
  • It’s the last weekend to see Cirque du Soleil LUIZA in Costa Mesa at the OC Fairgrounds, ends 3/25. Tickets required.
  • It’s the last weekend to see Melanie Griffith in The Graduate at the Laguna Playhouse, ends 3/25. Tickets required.
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC:
  • March For Our Lives is taking place Saturday 3/24 at locations throughout the world. Here are the marches taking place in Orange County:
    Huntington Beach:
    Laguna Beach:
    San Clemente:
    Santa Ana:
    South Orange:
    The largest march in OC is anticipated in Santa Ana. As it is the “March For Our Lives OC”. More info:

8 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Orange County

  1. Have a traditional Irish breakfast:
    The following pubs will be serving up breakfast starting at early as 6:30am…

  2. Grab a dozen green doughnuts:
    Krispy Kreme is whipping up green doughnuts for this special occasion. It’s not just a green glaze, these doughnuts are green through and through. You can visit Krispy Kreme at the Outlets at Orange.

  3. Party all day at a pub:
    • Muldoon’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach is hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party. Live bands during the day & night and opening at 9am for breakfast.
    • Malarky’s Irish Pub in Newport Beach opens at 6:30am with a full breakfast and will be open until 2am.
    • Patsy’s Irish Pub in Laguna Niguel is having a Bagpiper, live music, a photobooth, Irish Food & more.

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    • The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa opens at 7am with a full Irish Breakfast. Throughout the day they’ll be having Bagpipers, Irish dancers, live music, and more.
    • Silky Sullivans in Fountain Valley will have green beer, an Irish menu, live music, and more.

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    • Macallan’s Pub in Brea opens at 6am with an Irish breakfast starting at 9am. There will be live music across the street, Irish buffet, and more.
    • The Auld Dubliner in Tustin opens at 9am. They’ll be having drinking games, food specials and live DJ sets.
    • The Shamrock Bar & Grill in Newport Beach will be having a menu featuring 5 Irish foods, live music starting at 2pm, and more.
    • Gallagher’s Pub in Huntington Beach opens at 7am with an Irish breakfast. They’ll also have Irish tacos, corned beef and cabbage, corned beef hash, live music & more.
    • O’Malley’s on Main in Seal beach opens at 8am for for breakfast and will be serving dinner until 10pm.
  4. Take the kids to on a Leprechaun hunt at Pretend City:
    Pretend City in Irvine is having special St. Patrick’s Day activities throughout the day, including an “end of the rainbow treasure hunt”, leprechaun hunt, and more. Admission required.
  5. Get some shamrock shaped cookies and dip them in green milk:
    Blackmarket Bakery in Santa Ana and Costa Mesa are serving up shamrock shaped cookies. The perfect treat to go with some homemade green milk.

  6. Indulge in some adults-only ice cream:
    Chunk-N-Chip at 4th Street Market in Santa Ana has created a special Boozy Lucky Charms ice cream infused with Irish whiskey. This adult only treat is available until it sells out.

  7. Enjoy a traditional Irish dinner of corned beef and cabbage:
    The following pubs will be serving up a St. Patrick’s Day favorite corned beef and cabbage…

  8. Listen to live music:


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