Category: Lunar New year (page 1 of 4)

Fun Things To Do in Orange County on Presidents’ Day Weekend

Happy Valentine’s Day, Orange County. This weekend OC has jazz, zydeco, a beach cleanup, pets in costume, a 5K, and even epic dance battles! So grab your sweetie, your friends, or your family, and go have an adventure. 

All Weekend:

Saturday:

  • The San Juan Capistrano Kids’ Pet Parade is Saturday 2/15 at 12 pm in Los Rios Park. Kids ages 5-12 can show off their animals and participate in contests. Prizes awarded! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2BxrB6f 
  • Attend a beach cleanup in Seal Beach Saturday 2/15 from 9 am – 12 pm. Meet at the beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2o8ZH8g 
  • The Cars & Coffee morning meet up is Saturday 2/15 at the Enderle Center in Tustin from 7 am to 10 am. All enthusiasts and unique car owners welcome. Free to attend, but patronage at the center’s businesses is suggested. https://bit.ly/38j7MNo 
  • If you love a good dance battle, don’t miss the Costa Mesa Art Walk & Dance Battle at Lions Park on Saturday 2/15 starting at 2 pm. Enjoy art from 30+ artists, live performances, food trucks, and a silent disco–we know you’re at least a little curious! https://bit.ly/2ONUTTZ 
  • The 3rd Annual Hearts & Heroes 5K is Saturday 2/15 at Grace OC in Anaheim, beginning at 7:30 am. All proceeds from the 5K go to benefitting foster children in Orange County. Registration required. https://bit.ly/2SkJ75E  
  • Celebrate Mardi Gras on the Argyros Plaza at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa on Saturday 2/15, 6 pm – 9 pm. Enjoy mask making and live musical performances. Free to attend. https://bit.ly/39w71AR 

Sunday:

  • Celebrate an evening of tradition and fun for the family at the Nixon Museum in Yorba Linda for their Lunar New Year spring festival on Sunday 2/16 4:30 – 7:30 pm. Museum admission required. https://bit.ly/2OPeh2R 

Monday:

  • Celebrate Presidents Day at the Nixon Museum in Yorba Linda, Monday 2/17. First 1000 visitors get a slice of cherry pie! Enjoy photo ops, a concert, and all the museum has to offer. Admission is half price. https://bit.ly/39B6L3H 
  • Military and Veterans receive FREE admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano this weekend for Presidents Day. http://bit.ly/2F5LcKv 
  • The Holiday Skate Center in Orange has special daytime public skate hours from 1 to 5 pm on Monday 2/17. Admission is $12, skate rentals are $5. https://bit.ly/2vpWgkO 

Fun Things To Do This First February Weekend in Orange County

Happy February, Orange County! It may be a short month, but OC is still packed with fun adventures of all kinds for your weekend…

All Weekend:

  • The Surf City Marathon and Expo is this weekend in Huntington Beach. The Active Lifestyle Expo runs Friday (1-7pm) and Saturday (10am-4pm) and the marathon and half-marathons are Sunday. Expo is free to attend. http://ocevent.co/1OmOgym 

Saturday:

  • February is Black History Month! Celebrate in Anaheim on Saturday 2/1 from 10am-4pm at the Black History Parade and Cultural Faire. Free to attend. https://bit.ly/3140H0x 
  • The 17th annual San Juan Capistrano Car Show is Saturday 2/1 from 7:30am-2pm at the Community Center and Sports Park. Over 400 hot rods, muscle cars & more on display. Tickets required. https://bit.ly/37Dx5cT 
  • Saturday 2/1 is a special Wilderness Access Day for the strictly protected Limestone Canyon area. Self-guided hikes (ranging from easy to strenuous) will be open to the public only on Saturday from 8am to 2pm. Pre-registration optional. https://bit.ly/3aUWi4z 
  • Celebrate World Wetlands day and give back to the beauty of nature by participating in a trash cleanup event in the Newport Back Bay on Saturday 2/1 from 1-3:30pm. Come prepared to get muddy! Tools provided, free to attend. https://bit.ly/2GBEkpA  
  • The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is Saturday 2/1 from 6pm-10pm. Food, shopping, performances & more. Now with a free trolley that goes from end to end of the art walk! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Y76hbQ   

Sunday:

  • Ever thought of trying birdwatching? On Sunday 2/2, the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve has opened its monthly bird survey to the public from 9am-12 noon. No experience necessary, registration suggested. https://bit.ly/2tawW1x 
  • Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine is celebrating Groundhog Day on Sunday 2/2 11am-3pm. Bring the kiddos to experience interactive play and learning about why we celebrate this goofy holiday. Museum admission required. https://bit.ly/3aMDELY 
  • The Bowers Museum in Santa Ana is hosting its Lunar New Year celebration on Sunday 2/2 from 11am to 3:30pm. Experience music and art from China, Vietnam, and Korea along with arts and crafts activities. Museum admission required, but free for Santa Ana residents. https://bit.ly/3aVliso 
  • Did you know there are free concerts every Sunday at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda? The Sunday 2/2 concert features ragtime piano music played by Eric Marchese and friends. Doors open at 1:30, concert begins at 2pm. https://bit.ly/314ulCN 

Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend, Jan 24-26

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Orange County is celebrating the Year of the Rat, with many different festivals to choose from. With so many options, you could attend a different festival every day. And don’t forget, free museum day is this weekend too!

 

All Weekend:

  • Both Saturday and Sunday have several different Farmers Markets to choose from all over OC! Check out a full list of Orange County weekend Farmers Markets. https://ocevents.co/farmersmarkets/
  • Celebrate Vietnamese culture with food, rides, lion dancers, and more while you welcome in the Year of the Rat at the OC Tet Festival, Friday through Sunday at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2vdp4g9 
  • Keep the celebration of culture and tradition going with the UVSA Tet Festival at the Orange County Fairgrounds Friday through Sunday–the largest Vietnamese Lunar New Year festival in the nation! Tickets required. https://bit.ly/2tPe0FR  

 

Saturday:

  • The Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine is hosting a Lunar New Year event on Saturday 1/25. Experience Chinese history and culture through a variety of hands-on, kid-friendly activities. Museum admission required. https://bit.ly/2NRQq28 
  • The Annual SoCal Museum Free-for-All Day is Saturday 1/25. Over 30 museums in SoCal will be opening their doors for free, including the Bowers Museum and the Orange County Modern Art museum here in OC. View the full list of participating museums: http://ocevent.co/1ZOT8l9
  • The 2020 Westminster Tet Parade is Saturday 1/25. The parade starts at 8 am on Bolsa Ave., but we recommend arriving early to scope out a good spot. Free to attend. https://bit.ly/2ROaNhT 
  • The District in Tustin will host a Lunar New Year celebration from 12-2pm Saturday, featuring a lion dance performance, Taiko drummers, stilt walkers, and kids’ crafts. Free to attend. https://bit.ly/2tPeV9h 
  • Lion Dance performers will take the stage at Diamond Jamboree Shopping Center in the main rotunda area from 7-8pm. Free to attend. https://bit.ly/2NTW4Rc 
  • Snow? In Orange County?! Visit SnowFest 2020 at Pittsford Park in Lake Forest and hit the slopes on Saturday 1/25. Make sure to pre-register; small fee required. https://bit.ly/37tuW3q 

 

Sunday:

  • CalComicCon 2020 is Sunday, 1/26 at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. The event features special guest comic artists and exhibitors from California and beyond! Tickets required. https://bit.ly/2NW0gQx  
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