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Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County, Feb 8-10

This weekend in Orange County you can enjoy a car show in San Juan Capistrano, art crawl in Anaheim, a music festival in Laguna Beach, a beach cleanup in Huntington Beach, or a special Valentine’s Day themed Rocky Horror Picture Show in Santa Ana, plus a ton of Lunar New Year event too!

  • CANCELLED: The 16th annual San Juan Capistrano Car Show is Saturday 2/9 from 7:30am-2pm at the Community Center and Sports Park. Over 400 cars on display. Admission is $5. http://ocevent.co/1PBeCRc
  • The Laguna Beach Music Festival is this weekend. There are multiple different ticketed events. http://bit.ly/2SgMlbY
  • The Downtown Anaheim heART Crawl Experience (Valentine’s Day edition) is Saturday 2/9 from 6pm-10pm at the center street promenade. Live entertainment, food, art, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kOhwHo
  • Attend a beach clean up in Huntington Beach on Saturday 2/9 from 9am-11am at Huntington State Beach (Lifeguard Tower #2). FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2k9mf9y
  • The Frida Cinema in Santa Ana is hosting a very special Valentine’s Day “Rocky Horror Picture Show” event on Friday 2/8 at 11:30pm. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2TC9CBy

Also check out what’s happening this weekend for Lunar New Year:

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And enjoy “Top 20 Cutest Valentine’s Day Treats in Orange County:

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Lunar New Year Events in Orange County

Lunar New Year in Orange County

The Year of the Pig is upon us! With a strong and vibrant Asian population all throughout Orange County, there are many ways to celebrate! Here are some of the most popular Lunar New Year events happening this weekend in Orange County!

  • The largest Vietnamese Lunar New Year celebration is held right here in Orange County! Celebrate the Lunar New Year at the Tet Festival, 2/8-2/10, at the OC Fairgrounds. Entertainment, cultural displays, games, fireworks & more! Regular admission is $6, children 2 and under are free with paid adult, and parking is $9. Guests can also park at Sid Goldstein Freedom Park and take the free shuttle to the event. https://tetfestival.org/

 

  • OC Parks is celebrating the Lunar New Year with a Tet Festival held in Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley 2/8-2/10. The event will feature live music and entertainment, a traditional Lion Dance, firecrackers, and more. FREE to attend, free parking and free shuttles are available. http://www.ocparks.com/parks/mile/events

 

  • The Little Saigon Tet Parade is the largest and most watched event of its kind in the U.S. This years even is on Saturday 2/9 from 9am-1pm in Westminster. The parade is free to attend, but a limited amount of seats located near the main stage are available for purchase. http://tetparade.org/

 

  • The District at Tustin will celebrate their first ever Lunar New Year event with traditional and family-friendly festivities to ring in the Year of the Pig beginning at 3pm Sunday, 2/10. The first 500 guests will receive a lucky red envelope containing a crisp $1 bill and other highlights will include lively lion dance performances at 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., along with fan dancers and plenty of kid-friendly activities. https://thedistricttl.com/events/district-celebrate-lunar-new-year-at-the-district

 

  • South Coast Plaza is celebrating the the Year of the Pig with a variety of free weekend entertainment featuring traditional Asian cultural performances including Lion Dance, UniStar Children’s Variety Show, the Silk Road Band and more. Children’s activities and unique exhibits and exclusive items are also available throughout the weekend. http://www.southcoastplaza.com/lunar-new-year/

 

 

 

  • The Outlets at San Clemente is celebrating Lunar New Year with a special lucky envelope giveaway. Visit Customer Service between now and Friday, 2/8 to pick up your free Lucky Red Envelope for the chance to win special offers and prizes from your favorite brands. https://www.outletsatsanclemente.com/lunar/

 

BONUS:

  • The 119th annual Golden Dragon Parade is in downtown LA on Saturday, 2/8 at 1pm, and Orange County residents can get a FREE ride from OCTA! The first 100 people in line at the Irvine Metrolink Station at 8am will receive round trip train tickets to Downtown Los Angeles! Everyone else can buy tickets for just $10. There will also be refreshments and a lion dance prior to the train departing. https://www.metrolinktrains.com/lunarnewyear/

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  • The Source OC in Buena Park is celebrating Lunar New Year next weekend in the main plaza on Saturday 2/16 from 12pm-6pm. Live performances, lion dancing, facepainting and more special events throughout the day. Tickets are free, but guests are strongly encouraged to register on Eventbrite prior to attending. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunar-new-year-celebration-tickets-55437774877

 

Fun Things To Do In Orange County This Weekend, Feb 23-25

There’s something for everyone this weekend. See Cirque du Soleil in Costa Mesa, Melanie Griffith in The Graduate in Laguna Beach, film selections at the Huntington Beach Film Festival, fossils at OC’s Ancient Wonders in Trabuco Canyon, and so much more!

  • The city of San Clemente is celebrating their 90th Anniversary on Saturday 2/24 from 9am-6pm. Events include, trolley tours, historical site open houses, luncheon, birthday cake and ice cream social, and more. Some events require registration and have a fee (fishing derby, luncheon, etc.) http://bit.ly/2EW3Nen
  • Cirque du Soleil LUIZA opens in Costa Mesa this week and runs through 3/25 at the OC Fairgrounds. Tickets required. http://cirk.me/2C1BWIC
  • Melanie Griffith stars in The Graduate at the Laguna Playhouse. The show opened this week and is running through 3/25. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2EXjqSB
  • Old Town Tustin’s Sip & Stroll is Saturday 2/24 from 1-4pm. Enjoy a walking taste tour of Old Town Tustin, with music, food, wine, craft beers, and more. Tickets required and can be purchased day of event. http://conta.cc/2okbsJO
  • The 13th Annual Huntington Beach Film Festival runs through Saturday 2/24 in Huntington Beach. Tickets required and start at $5. http://bit.ly/2EN6b3y
  • Attend a free screening of the movie Trolls at the Huntington Beach City Gym on Saturday 2/24 at 7:15pm. http://bit.ly/2sNms7k
  • Take a mystery hike with the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach on Saturday 2/24 at 8am. http://bit.ly/2HEAgnK
  • The Harlem Globetrotters are at the Honda Center in Anaheim for 2 shows on Saturday 2/24. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2olDyEu
  • Lunar New Year celebrations continue this weekend at South Coast Plaza, with live entertainment, crafts, and exhibits. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2o8B9vT
  • The 1st Annual Hobie Surf Shop Vintage Surfboard Festival is Sunday 2/25 at La Plaza Park in Dana Point from 8am-3pm. View, buy, or trade surfboards. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HAvUOx
  • The 41st Annual Orange County Home & Garden Show is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds (in 2 buildings and the promenade). Parking and admission required. http://bit.ly/2sR4n8u
  • OC’s Ancient Wonders is Sunday 2/25 from 11am-3pm at O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon. Explore over 180 million years of Orange County history, view fossils, artifacts and more. http://bit.ly/2HFZsu3
  • Monster Jam is at Angel Stadium in Anaheim all weekend. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2HEiMIv
  • It’s National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend! Girl Scouts will be out in full force at locations across Orange County. It’s the perfect time to stock up on all your favorites. http://bit.ly/2ohz0PG
  • Visit one of the many Farmers Markets in OC:  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ
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