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Fun Things To Do In Orange County This Weekend, March 8-9

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in OC, the Dana Point Festival of Whales kicks off the weekend with a parade, “Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic” opens at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana,  Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival continues in Anaheim, Hoag Classic golf tournament is in Newport Beach, and more!

  • The 49th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales returns for its first of two fun-filled weekends, in Dana Point. Events include a parade, sand castle building competition, street fair, and more! FREE to attend.
  • The Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/21. Attend celebrity chef events, sample California-inspired menu items in the Festival Marketplace, attend seminars and more. Park admission required. 
  • “Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic” opens Saturday 3/7 and runs through 8/30 at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. Stroll through a dazzling display of more than 400 objects, including original artwork, costumes, and props. Admission required. 
  • The Hoag Classic golf tournament is all weekend at the Newport Beach Country Club. Watch exciting world class golf in OC. Tickets required. 
  • There’s plenty of fun to be had at various OC Parks this weekend including a full-moon hike, sunspot spotting, “amazing snakes”, several hikes, and more! Some events charge a nominal fee. 
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC


Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County, Feb 21-23

Happy weekend, Orange County! As usual, there is a variety of activities just waiting for you this weekend. Attend the OC Home & Garden Show, get outside for a beach clean-up, find out who will win the U.S. Barista Championship, and more.

All Weekend:

  • The OC Home & Garden Show is this weekend 2/21-2/23 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa. Browse everything from bathrooms to gardens, attend a workshop, and get inspired. Tickets required, but free with pre-registration. 
  • Calling all caffeine addicts! The U.S. Coffee Championships are this weekend in Costa Mesa at the OC Fair & Event Center. Competitors will go head to head in the U.S. Barista Championship and U.S. Brewer’s Cup. Spectators free Friday, $5 tickets required Saturday & Sunday. 
  • 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.


  • The Pacific Symphony’s annual Lantern Festival is Saturday 2/22 at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. Experience live performances, food, lantern decorating, and more. Free admission, $5 craft fee. Tickets required. 
  • Feast on a delicious Mardi Gras Brunch at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney on Saturday 2/22 at noon. Tickets include a full brunch buffet, coffee, tea, and sodas with a cash bar available. 
  • Roll up your sleeves and fight the good fight at the War on Trash beach cleanup at Huntington State Beach on Saturday 2/22 from 8 am to 11 am. Free to attend, though charity donations accepted. 
  • The annual Winter Bar Crawl for a Cause is this Saturday 2/22 1 – 6:30 pm in Newport Beach with a rad 80s ski apparel theme! Sip adult libations, play some games, win a prize, and have a great time all while raising money to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation OC chapter. Tickets required; ages 21+. 
  • The Harlem Globetrotters will be at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday 2/22. Tickets required. 


  • The Kids Mardi Gras party is Sunday 2/23 at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim from 1-4 pm. Guests are encouraged to come in costume for a chance to win a prize! Free family event. 
  • Have a smashing time at Monster Jam in Anaheim, Sunday 2/23 2:30 pm at Angel Stadium. 


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:


  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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! 
  • 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.  
  • 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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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. 
  • Military and Veterans receive FREE admission to Mission San Juan Capistrano this weekend for Presidents Day. 
  • 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. 
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