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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 

Holiday Events This Weekend in Orange County

Whether you’re looking forward to lights, crafts, carols, or all of the above, Orange County has something to offer you this weekend!

All weekend:

  • The Annual Heritage Hill Candlelight Walk is Friday, Saturday and Sunday night from 5:30-8:30pm in Lake Forest. Stroll along paths lit by 1,000+ luminarias, enjoy live music, carolers, visits with Santa & more. Admission is $5. http://bit.ly/2wMalHx 
  • The 45th Annual Dana Point Boat Parade continues Friday, 12/13 & Saturday, 12/14. Enjoy holiday festivities with a fun tiki twist. Activities begin at 4:30pm, parade starts at 7:30pm at Water’s Edge. FREE to attend. https://bit.ly/2YquK18 
  • The 3rd Annual Holidays Around the World is all weekend at the Argyros Plaza at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Enjoy live performances, crafts, vendors, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2EbGHOC 
  • Capistrano Lights is back and brighter than ever, nightly through 1/6 at the historic Mission San Juan Capistrano. Snow, carolers, cookie decorating, & more. Admission is payable at the gate, $10-15. https://bit.ly/2LrCGK8 
  • The Sawdust Winter Fantasy arts & crafts show continues this weekend and runs every weekend through 12/22 in Laguna Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2fKwv2g 

Saturday:

  • The City of Laguna Niguel Holiday Parade is Saturday, 12/14 at 10am. See over 100 entries including marching bands, equestrian units, floats, and of course an appearance by Santa himself. Watchers are encouraged to arrive early. https://bit.ly/2P7Pjwb 
  • Christmas at the OC Zoo is Saturday 12/14 from 10am-3pm in Orange. Watch as the zoo animals receive treat-filled gifts, Santa, storytime & more. Admission is $2 and there is a parking fee. http://bit.ly/2rxr1CY
  • Anaheim Night Market is Saturday 12/12 from 5-9pm at Farmer’s Park at the Packing District. Shop from local crafters, enjoy carolers, and the movie “Elf” (at 8pm). FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/35jlVbM
  • Join park Ranger Alex for a family-friendly Beach Scavenger Hunt at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday 12/14 1-2pm to learn about coastal marine wildlife. Fee required. https://bit.ly/35audD5  
  • Bundle up, take in a beautiful sunset, and learn about the unique ecosystem of Crystal Cove State Park at the Sunset Bluff and Beach Walk on Saturday 12/14 at 4pm. https://bit.ly/35audD5 
  • Bust out your board and your favorite ugly sweater for Ugly Sweater Skate Night at the Laguna Niguel Skate Park on Saturday, 12/14 from 6pm to midnight. There will be a prize for the best ugly sweater, so do your worst! https://bit.ly/2E5p4jx 

Sunday:

  • Celebrate the season and support CUSD schools on Sunday, 12/15 3-5pm with a tree lighting ceremony at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point. Hear musical performances from CUSD students, visit with Santa, and enjoy some free hot cocoa & treats. Tickets required; free valet parking provided. https://bit.ly/2YASpfe 
  • Watch “Home Alone” on Sunday 12/15 at Mission Viejo City Hall. Movie starts at 1pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/34fs2Nb 

 

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