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18 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Orange County

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It’s going to be a great weekend in Orange County! The LA Chargers are back in town for their Training Camp, La Habra Corn Festival is back for another year, it’s the last weekend of the Vans US Open of Surfing, there art festivals, a butterfly festival, Shakespeare by the Sea, outdoor concerts & more!

  • Festival of the Butterflies is Saturday 8/3 from 10am-4pm at Los Rios Park in San Juan Capistrano. Live butterfly tent, educational talks, live butterfly release, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2YCT5PB 
  • La Habra Corn Festival starts Friday night and runs all weekend at El Centro/Lions Park. Live music, parade, carnival rides, games, food & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1DxQFpU
  • The Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp runs until 8/16 at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2h761Nj
  • Shakespeare by the Sea is Sunday 8/4 in Eisenhower Park in Seal Beach from 7pm-9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2LYI09h
  • The Vans US Open of Surfing continues this weekend in Huntington Beach. Watch Surf, Skate and BMX competitions. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2rSS5LG
  • Jazz at the Bowers Festival is Sunday 8/4 at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana from 11am-3:30pm. Enjoy live Jazz performances,  face painting, crafts for kids, and more. Festival is FREE to attend but if you wish you explore Bowers Museum admission is at a fee. 
  • The OC Fair  continues in Costa Mesa and runs through 8/11. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2tRSbmq
  • 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. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uodnjN 
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach and runs through 9/1. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk

Outdoor Concerts:

4th of July Events in Orange County 2019

Fireworks

Here’s a list of 4th of July events in Orange County for 2019, listed by city:

Aliso Viejo:

  • July 4th Community Celebration & Fireworks is from 6-9:30pm at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE

Anaheim Hills:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 7am with a 5k/10k Firecracker Run. Dog show at 9:30am and parade at 1pm. Live entertainment in the evening and Fireworks at 9pm. Multiple locations. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrpAEb

Anaheim:

  • Disneyland is having a special Fourth of July fireworks show on 7/4. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2shxSOZ 

Brea:

  • 40th annual 4th of July Country Fair starts at 7am with a pancake breakfast in City Hall Park. Fair runs from 10am-3pm. Live music, vendors, food, games & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2rWYkgm

Buena Park:

  • Knott’s Berry Farm is having a 4th of July Fireworks show on 7/4. Fireworks start at 9:30pm. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2sF9SCY

Costa Mesa:

  • 4th of July Spectacular: Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles is at 8pm at the Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa. Evening finishes off with fireworks. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2I7mZDm
  • 3rd of July Independence Day Community Celebration is being held on 7/3 at the OC Fairgrounds from 5pm-11pm, with a pyrotechnics show at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2FCmeDS 

Cypress:

  • The 32nd Annual “joint city” 4th of July Celebration (Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor and Seal Beach) takes place at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos at 4pm. Food, entertainment, kids fun zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrCUbG

Dana Point:

  • 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza display starts at 8:45pm over the water at Doheny State Beach. Tune your radio to KSBR 88.5 FM to hear the fireworks synchronized to music. FREE viewing & shuttle bus. Popular viewing locations: Heritage Park and Lantern Bay Park.  http://bit.ly/2tms7OF

Fullerton:

  • The 30th Annual 4th of July Festival and Fireworks Show starts at 5pm at Fullerton High School Stadium. Activities, food & live music. Fireworks start at 9pm and last for 20 minutes. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JvA6Nv

Huntington Beach:

  • 4th of July activities start on 7/3 with a multi-day festival in Pier Plaza, featuring live music, food and vendors. The 4th of July Parade starts at 10am on 7/4, this year’s theme is “Sweet Land of Liberty”. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1LTFaZq

Irvine:

  • 35th Annual Concert on the Green & Fireworks Festival starts at 3pm at the Irvine High School Football Stadium. Live music, activities for the kids, food & more! Fireworks at 9pm. Admission required: http://ocevent.co/293RDwF

La Habra:

  • 4th of July Spectacular starts at 4pm at La Bonita Park. Fireworks, kids zone, games, food, live music, & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. Admission Required. http://ocevent.co/29gWm03 

La Palma:

  • “Run for Fun” 10K, 5K and Yankee Doodle Dash start at 7:30am. There’s also a pancake breakfast from 7:30-10am and a kids fun zone. http://bit.ly/2r7FtQv

Laguna Beach:

  • 4th of July Fireworks start at 9pm and will originate from Monument Point in Heisler Park. FREE. http://bit.ly/2rGHVfz

Laguna Hills:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 4pm at the Community Center & Sports Complex. Carnival rides, food, music, crafts, face painting & more. Fireworks start at 9:10pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2LrG4W6 

Laguna Niguel:

  • July 4th Summer Concert is from 6-8pm at Crown Valley Community Park. Enjoy music from Undercover Live (Variety and Top 40). FREE to attend.  http://bit.ly/2XAgsgl 
  •  The 36th Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast is from 7:30am-10:30am at Crown Valley Park in Laguna Niguel. http://bit.ly/2ZTgQny  
  • 4th of July Fireworks take place at Laguna Niguel Regional Park at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2NmBJGl  

Lake Forest:

  • 4th of July Parade starts at 10am at the intersection of Toledo Way and Ridge Route Drive. FREE to attend. More info: http://ocevent.co/299w7cR

Los Alamitos:

  • The 32nd Annual “joint city” 4th of July Celebration (Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor and Seal Beach) takes place at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos at 4pm. Food, entertainment, kids fun zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrCUbG

Mission Viejo:

  • 4th of July Street Fair starts at 12pm on Olympiad between Marguerite and Melinda. Live music, games, food & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend & FREE shuttle. http://bit.ly/2sIuhH3

Newport Beach:

  • 9th Annual “4th of July is for Families” Festival kicks-off at 9am with a Bike Parade and runs until 11:30am in Channel Place Park. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ZVXPAQ 
  • 47th Annual Independence Day Celebration at Mariners Park kicks-off with a parade at 10:30am. Celebration runs until 1:30pm. http://bit.ly/2ZVXPAQ 
  • Old Glory Boat Parade starts at 1pm and cruises through Newport Harbor. Events start at 7am with a pancake breakfast, followed by live music, and fireworks at 9pm. Parade viewing is FREE, other events have a fee. http://bit.ly/2ZVXPAQ 
  • Newport Dunes “Independence Day on the Back Bay” starts at 9am. Music, food & more. Admission required. Fireworks start at 9pm. http://bit.ly/2K1VPPT
  • Newport Beach Fireworks start at 9pm are viewable from Newport Dunes and Balboa Island.

Orange:

  • 3rd of July Celebration is WEDNESDAY 7/3 from 4pm-9pm at Fred Kelly Stadium/El Modena High School. Family friendly activities & fireworks. Admission is $7. http://bit.ly/2sIsuBM

Rancho Santa Margarita:

  • 4th of July Star-Spangled Spectacular is at the Lago Santa Margarita Beach Club. Entertainment, game, fireworks starting at 9pm. http://bit.ly/2s1C44R

San Clemente:

San Juan Capistrano:

  • 4th of July Celebration and Carnival starts at 12pm at the San Juan Capistrano Sports Park. Games, rides, live music, followed by fireworks at 9pm. Carnival also runs through the weekend. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xnZYcz 

Santa Ana:

  • 4th of July Celebration starts at 5pm in Centennial Park. Live music, food, kids zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JfPAZP 

Seal Beach:

  • The 32nd Annual “joint city” 4th of July Celebration (Los Alamitos, Cypress, Rossmoor and Seal Beach) takes place at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos at 4pm. Food, entertainment, kids fun zone & more. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1JrCUbG

Tustin:

  • 4th of July celebration starts at 6pm at the Tustin High School Stadium with live music. Snack bar with drinks & bbq items. Fireworks start at 9pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2FLQQD4

Yorba Linda:

  • Fourth of July Spectacular starts at 5pm at the Veterans Sports Park. Family activities, live entertainment, kids zone and fireworks. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Jh2jeD 

 

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. http://bit.ly/2Gd6Yg8
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2IpL4Js
  • 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 http://bit.ly/2G9aubq
  • San Clemente Micro-Brew Fest is Saturday 4/13 from 12pm-5pm at Left Coast Brewing Co. in San Clemente. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2o9wa12  
  • 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.http://bit.ly/2eHjBB4
  • Record Store Day is Saturday 4/13. Support your local record store and find exclusives available only on Record Store Day. http://bit.ly/2GjMF1N
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2D7nu0n
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2UBoRzt
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2VMJOnH
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2Gewdi3
  • San Clemente GardenFest is Saturday 4/13 from 8am-2pm at the Community Center. Plant sale, garden flea market & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2UXCTri
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2X7Ok0g
  • There’s a San Clemente Earth Day Beach Cleanup on Saturday 4/13 from 8am-10am. Meet at Pier 7. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Z8xcsN 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. http://bit.ly/2KyNg44
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2XeLwP1
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2GV9nP9
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2UYsjTU
  • “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. http://bit.ly/2P6RMoV
  • 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. http://bit.ly/2Gnqy8g
  • 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. http://ocevent.co/1ROHxhh
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC (some will not be happening on Easter so double check before you go)  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

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. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh Ticket discount: http://bit.ly/2Vp8DFJ

 

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