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Summer Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County


It’s going to be a great weekend in OC. The San Clemente Ocean Fest returns for another year, it’s the second weekend of the OC Fair, the art festivals continue in Laguna Beach, there are movies in the park, concerts in the park, and more!


  • The San Clemente Ocean Festival is all weekend. Pancake breakfast, athletic competitions, art show, sandcastle competition, Woodys on the pier, beach party, concert & more. FREE to attend.
  • The OC Fair  continues in Costa Mesa and runs through 8/11. Tickets required.
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 8/31. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required.
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Admission required. 
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required.

Movies in the Park (FREE to attend):

  • Friday, July 19: “Boss Baby” at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk.
  • Friday, July 19: Ralph Breaks the Internet at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 8pm.
  • Friday, July 19: “The Emperor’s New Groove” at Stoddard Park in Anaheim.
  • Friday, July 19: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk.
  • Friday, July 19: “The Goonies” at Yorba Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm).  
  • Friday, July 19: “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” at Arovista Park Amphitheatre in Brea. Movie begins at dusk. 
  • Saturday, July 20: “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm. 

Outdoor Concerts (FREE to attend)

  • Saturday 7/20: Damyon & the Family Band and The James Kelly Band at the Silverado Fairgrounds in Silverado from 6pm-10pm. Admission is a canned food donation. 
  • Saturday, July 20: Young Dempsey at the Central Park Amphitheatre in La Palma from 6:30-8pm.
  • Sunday 7/21: Rodeo Drive at Central Park in Rancho Santa Margarita from 6-8pm. 
  • Sunday 7/21: The Trip at Mike Ward Community Park in Irvine at 5:30.
  • Sunday 7/21: Common Sense (Surf/Reggae) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm.
  • Sunday 7/21: Jamie Wood & the Good Rockin’ Daddys at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm.
  • Sunday 7/21: The Reflexx and Freedom (A Tribute to George Michael and Wham) at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 2:30-6pm. 
  • Sunday 7/21: Cubensis (Grateful Dead Tribute) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. 
  • Sunday 7/21: Tijuana Dogs (Rock and Roll) at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda from 5:30-7pm. 


So Many Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County, April 13-14

Car show, spring carnival, Earth Day celebrations, food, wine, and brews festivals, and much more this April 13-14 weekend in OC:

  • The 25th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show is Sunday 4/14 from 8am-3pm, in Old Towne Orange. More than 400 pre-1976 Street Rods, Custom and Classic vehicles will be on display. FREE to attend.
  • The Sugar Plum Arts & Crafts Festival is all weekend in Buena Park at the Buena Park Downtown Mall. Shop for holiday themed craft items from vendors. FREE to attend.
  • Movie in the Park: Enjoy Incredibles 2 at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda on Saturday 4/13. Movie begins a dusk. FREE to attend
  • San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest is Saturday 4/13 from 12pm-5pm at Left Coast Brewing Co. in San Clemente. Admission required.  
  • Dapper Day Expo is all weekend at the Disneyland Hotel. Followed by the Spring 2019 Dapper Day on Sunday 4/14. 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.
  • Record Store Day is Saturday 4/13. Support your local record store and find exclusives available only on Record Store Day.
  • Laguna Niguel Bunny Bonanza is Saturday 4/13 from 9am-12pm at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel. Activities include crafts, games, face painting, visit from the Easter Bunny, and more. FREE to attend.
  • The Newport Beach Mayor’s 5th Annual Egg Race is Saturday 4/13 from 10am-12pm at the Civic Center. Games, egg races, bounce houses, face painting, and more. FREE to attend.
  • The San Juan Capistrano Spring Eggstravaganza is Saturday 4/13 from 10am-12pm at Los Rios Park. Egg hunts, petting zoo, face painting, games, and more. FREE to attend.
  • There’s a Mother Earth Beach, Creek, and Park Cleanup at Doheny State Beach on Saturday 4/13 from 9am to noon. Meet at the lifeguard headquarters and bring gloves and a trashbag. FREE to attend.
  • San Clemente GardenFest is Saturday 4/13 from 8am-2pm at the Community Center. Plant sale, garden flea market & more. FREE to attend.
  • San Clemente is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/13 from 10am-2pm at Parque Del Mar. Beach cleanup at 8:30am, followed by educational displays, arts & crafts, and more. FREE to attend.
  • There’s a San Clemente Earth Day Beach Cleanup on Saturday 4/13 from 8am-10am. Meet at Pier 7. FREE to attend. Easter Eggcitement and Spring Carnival is Saturday 4/13 from 10am-1pm at Kraemer Park in Placentia. Easter egg hunts, crafts, storytime, visit from the Easter Bunny, and more. FREE to attend.
  • The City of Mission Viejo is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/13 from 8am-12pm at Cordova Park. Help plant new landscape at the park. Free hotdogs and ice cream while supplies last.  FREE to attend.
  • CoastCon returns to OCC in Costa Mesa on Saturday 4/13. Enjoy a day of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. Attend panels, workshops, do some shopping and more. FREE to attend.
  • Attend a Luau at Soka University in Aliso Viejo. Ka Pilina Ho’olokahi 10th Annual Luau is Saturday 4/13 from 5-8pm. Buffet, live performances and more. Tickets required.
  • “Behind the Picket Fence” Vintage and Handmade Marketplace is Sunday 4/14 at the Heritage Museum in Orange County in Santa Ana from 9am-3pm. Shop from over 70 vendors. Admission required.
  • Knott’s Boysenberry Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/28 in Buena Park. Enjoy over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks, and more. Park admission required.
  • The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/23. Celebrity chefs, culinary demos, seminars, special food items & more. Park admission required.
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC (some will not be happening on Easter so double check before you go)

Outside of OC but worth the drive…

  • Renaissance Pleasure Faire starts this weekend in Irwindale and runs through 5/19. Live performances, jousting, shopping, food, and more. Admission required. Ticket discount:


Top 20 Cutest Valentine’s Day Treats in Orange County

Valentine's Day Treats

Looking for something out of the ordinary to treat your loved one to this Valentine’s Day? We searched from San Clemente to Cypress and everywhere in between to find the best and most creative Valentine’s Day treats we’ve ever seen. Here are 20 of the most delicious, decadent, adorable, and instagramable Valentine treats in OC!

Oliboli Donuts – The Ispahan

Oliboli is a family-owned business run by Orange County natives who are creative thinkers and serious donut and coffee lovers. The Ispahan is made up of their made-to-order, 40-hour yeast donut topped with raspberry lychee glaze, a dollop of lychee pastry cream, fresh lychee and rose petal whipped cream, and sprinkled with crushed dried raspberries and rose petal sugar as well as an edible rose petal and whole raspberry garnish. Available through February 14th!

Oliboli Donuts
135 W First Street, Tustin


Utopia Euro Caffe – Rose Pistachio Croissant

Utopia Euro Caffe is a brand new European-style Caffé in The District at Tustin Legacy! They serve up coffee, pastries and a full menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner options too. Their rose pistachio croissant is totally Instagram worthy, and so is their decor! They also offer seasonal lattes as well! It’s the perfect place to take your partner or best galentine!

Utopia Euro Caffe
2489 Park Ave, Tustin


Cafe Cultura – Heart Conchas

Cafe Cultura in Downtown Santa Ana is a modern Mexican kitchen that specializes in amazing coffees, juices and delicious breakfast, lunch and snack options. They’re also the originator of the Heart Conchas, which are available in their 4th street location through February 14th!

Cafe Cultura
324 W 4th St #B, Santa Ana


The Moo Gelato – Red Velvet Bubble Waffle Wrap

The Moo Gelato & Dessert Bar in Huntington Beach is full of sweet treats like amazing gelato flavors, handcrafted drinks, macarons, and their signature Unicorn Shake. They offer bubble waffle wraps, and their red velvet bubble waffle wrap is the perfect festive Valentine’s Day treat. Fill it with your favorite gelato flavors and toppings!

The Moo Gelato
7170 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach


Sweetcie Pies – Cherry Amaretto Mini Pies

Sweetcie Pies makes handmade pies for weddings and events, and you can also pick them up at Honeymee Irvine on the weekends! Their Cherry Amaretto mini pies are a delicious and adorable Valentine’s Day treat for yourself or your sweetheart!

Sweetcie Pies at Honeymee Irvine
17595 Harvard Ave E, Irvine


Rollin Deep Ice Cream – Valentines Cone

Rollin Deep Ice Cream offers rolled and soft serve ice creams made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Their Valentine’s Day flavor consists of dark chocolate ice cream with Cocoa Puffs, chocolate teddy grahams and love sprinkles. So cute and festive!

Rollin Deep Ice Cream
891 Baker St, Ste B19, Costa Mesa


Coffee Dose – Conversation Heart Cookies

Coffee Dose offers Organic and Vegan-friendly coffee and treats with a little attitude. Their Conversation Heart Cookies are the perfect treat to add a little humor to your Valentine’s Day! Available in store through February 14th, or until they run out!

Coffee Dose
116 East Eighteenth St, Costa Mesa


Frozen Meets Rollin – Cup of Love

Frozen Meets Rollin specializes in creative rolled ice cream concoctions. Their “Cup of Love” celebrates Valentine’s Day with strawberry flavored rolled ice cream and lots of festive toppings like fresh strawberries, Valentine sprinkles and heart lollipops!

Frozen Meets Rollin
665 North Tustin St Suite G-H, Orange


Happysweet Bakery – Heart Macarons

Happysweet Bakery offers catering and bakery services. They’re currently selling the most adorable Heart Macarons that are basically heart emojis you can eat! Grab a box for your favorite Valentines before they’re gone! They’re only available Friday through Sunday 11am to 11pm through Valentines day!

Happysweet Bakery
17408 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach


Crepes Bonaparte – Sweetheart Crepe

Crepes Bonaparte’s February Crepe is the Sweetheart Crepe. A perfectly-crafted crepe filled with cheesecake chunks & fresh strawberries topped with whipped cream & raspberry sauce. Track down their truck or visit their restaurant in Downtown Fullerton to get your hands on this limited-time treat!

Crepes Bonaparte (Restaurant)
115 S Harbor Blvd, Suite A, Fullerton


Hapa Cupcakes – Valentine Sugar Cookies

Hapa Cupcakes offers a variety of adorable and delicious Valentine’s Day treats, but these sugar cookies might be the cutest Valentine cookies we’ve ever seen! They are pre-order only, so be sure to call the shop before Friday, February 8th to get yours!

Hapa Cupcakes
105 W. Amerige Ave, Fullerton


Blackmarket Bakery – Strawberry Rose Bark

Boxed chocolates for Valentine’s day? Boring! Blackmarket Bakery takes chocolate to the next level with their Strawberry Rose Bark. Almonds, dried strawberries and rose petals adorn this delicious chocolate bark. Available for a limited time only!

Blackmarket Bakery
2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa


The Fuel Shack – Red Velvet Lattes

The Fuel Shack specializes in delicious handmade coffee drinks and also offers baked goods and prepared foods too. Best of all, their items are made with love all year long! To celebrate the month of love, they are serving up a gorgeous and tasty Red Velvet Latte that will warm you up, heart, body and soul.

The Fuel Shack
360 Camino De Estrella, San Clemente


Doughnut District – Galaxy Heart Donuts

Doughnut District serves up delicious donuts and pastries as well as coffee, tea fruit smoothies and more. For Valentine’s Day they’re showing off their creativity and style with gorgeous Galaxy Heart Donuts. These beauties are available in store in limited quantities, but you can pre-order them as well to make sure you don’t miss out!

Doughnut District
28601 Marguerite Pkwy Suite A2, Mission Viejo


Churned Creamery – Pink Churro Donut

Churned Creamery’s Pink Churro Donuts are back for a limited time! Top with your favorite ice cream and toppings or just eat it as is, sprinkled in pretty pink sugar. Only available until February 14th, and be sure to call before you head in as some locations may be very limited.

Churned Creamery
Irvine, Tustin, Yorba Linda and Cypress


Baguette Me – Valentines Croissant

Baguette Me has a number of Valentine treats available alongside their traditional Vietnamese foods and pastries, but this Valentine’s Croissant is absolutely stunning! A dozen of these would definitely win over your loved one.

Baguette Me
401 E 17th St, Costa Mesa


Regal Delights – Strawberries and Cider Box

Regal Delights offers gorgeous chocolate-dipped strawberries and amazing centerpieces made to order. Their Valentine cider sets come with a half-dozen freshly dipped and decorated strawberries and a mini bottle of apple cider. Available by pre-order only through their Instagram or Facebook page!

Regal Delights
Rancho Santa Margarita


The Dirty Cookie Single AF Cookie Shot

You don’t need a Valentine to celebrate Valentine’s day, and The Dirty Cookie is ready to help you celebrate yourself with this fun and funny Single AF Cookie Shot! Fill with your favorite milk of choice and bottoms up!

The Dirty Cookie
17881 Sky Park Cir, Irvine


Hula Girls Shave Ice – Strawberry Dole Whip over Fanta Strawberry Slush

Hula Girls has come up with three amazing special treats featuring their strawberry dole whip and their NEW Fanta Strawberry Slush: Strawberries & Cream, Strawberry Lemonade (Vegan) and Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Stop by any day in February and give them all a try!

Hula Girls Shave Ice
16556 Bolsa Chica Rd, Huntington Beach


Wasabi Sushi & Roll – Heart Sushi

Don’t have a sweet tooth? That’s okay! Wasabi Sushi & Roll is serving up Heart Sushi for Valentine’s Day!

Wasabi Sushi & Roll
1041 E Imperial Hwy, Placentia

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