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17 Fun Things To Do During this Gorgeous Weekend in Orange County

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend in Orange County! There are 10 Earth Day events including beach cleanups, restoration projects, and actives for kids. There’s a movie in the park Saturday night in Yorba Linda, a wine festival in Dana Point, Record Store Day across OC, Dapper Day, and more.

  • The California Wine Festival is Friday and Saturday in Dana Point. California’s best wineries, top chefs, live music and more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2pkzJBw
  • Movie in the Park: Watch Trolls on Saturday 4/21 in Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda. Movie starts at dusk. FREE snacks and FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2F3ZMRa
  • Dapper Day Expo is all weekend at the Disneyland Hotel. Followed by the Spring 2018 Dapper Day on Sunday 4/22. 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
  • The 11th Annual Record Store Day is Saturday 4/21. Support your local record store and find exclusives available only on Record Store Day. http://bit.ly/2vvOC8d
  • Watch Willy Wonka on the big screen all weekend at The Frida Cinema in downtown Santa Ana, as part of their “Weekend Family Matinees” series. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2HgcySj
  • The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum’s Sunday Concert Series continues on 4/22 at 2pm in Yorba Linda, with a British Brass Band. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2nQjQkH
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

Outside of OC but worth the drive…

  • Renaissance Pleasure Faire is in Irwindale through 5/20. Live performances, jousting, shopping, food, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh

Earth Day Events: 

  • The “Green Scene” Plant and Garden Expo is all weekend at the Fullerton Arboretum. Workshops, garden talks, specialty plants and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2pIHs9G
  • San Clemente is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 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/2F2mpVY
  • Crystal Cove State Beach is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 in Laguna Beach. Help with beautification projects such as planting, watering, mulching, beach cleanup and more. FREE to attend. Day use fee is waved for volunteers. http://bit.ly/2qLcrTL
  • The City of Laguna Niguel is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 with a “Go Green” volunteer event from 8:30am-11:30am at Crown Valley Community Park. Help improve the landscaping of the 18-acre preserve. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HA2jHN
  • Earth Day at the Bay is Sunday 4/22 from 10am-3pm at the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center in Newport Beach. Scavenger hunt, exhibits, arts & crafts and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2p1hGQb
  • The City of Mission Viejo is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday 4/21 from 8am-12pm. Help plant drought-tolerant trees, shrubs & more. Volunteers must sign a waiver. FREE hotdogs and ice cream for volunteers. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HcvRvK
  • The Dana Point Headlands Conservation Area Earth Day Celebration is Saturday 4/21 from 11am-2pm. Nature tours, crafts, snake interaction, basket weaving and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2HgRNG0
  • The Newport Beach chapter of Surfrider is having an Earth Day Cleanup  on Saturday 4/21 from 9am-12pm. http://bit.ly/2qNERfI
  • The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano is celebrating Earth Day on Sunday 4/22 at 11am. Learn about composting, organic container gardening, pickling and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2o9Ozed
  • Band Dirty Heads and OC Coastkeeper have teamed up for a beach cleanup in Huntington Beach on Sunday 4/22 from 10am-12pm at Huntington State Beach. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JZCkI8

10 Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County, April 6-8

It’s the first weekend in April so that means Surfin’ Sundays return to the Huntington Beach pier, and you’ll also find hundreds of Corgi dogs in HB at Spring Corgi Beach Day on Saturday. You can attend over 40 different improv performances at the OC Improv Fest, take the family to “Adventure Day” at Caspers Wilderness Park, or hit up the Santa Ana Art Walk…all this and more, this weekend in Orange County!

  • Spring Corgi Beach Day is Saturday 4/7 from 10am-3pm at Huntington Dog Beach. Watch as corgi dogs participate in costume contests, talent contests & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ElBaTu
  • Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano is having an “Adventure Day” Saturday 4/7 from 10am-3pm. Storytelling, guided hikes, games, exhibits, and more. Free to attend. http://bit.ly/2GEjiVQ
  • OC Improv Fest runs through 4/7 at STAGEStheatre in Fullerton. Over 40 performances. Tickets available at the door. http://bit.ly/2pJff5q
  • Attend a Luau at Soka University in Aliso Viejo. Ka Pilina Ho’olokahi 9th Annual Luau is Saturday 4/7 from 5-7:30pm. Buffet, live performances and more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2H28mon
  • CoastCon returns to OCC in Costa Mesa for another year of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. Attend panels, workshops, do some shopping and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GV9nP9
  • The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is Saturday 4/7 from 6pm-10pm. Food, shopping, performances & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JnYDHx
  • Surfin’ Sundays are back at the Huntington Beach Pier, Sunday 4/8 from 12pm-6pm. Enjoy a relaxing day of surf music. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JmmerT
  • It’s the last weekend of the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival (runs through 4/12). Celebrity chefs, culinary demos, seminars, special food items & more. Park admission required. http://ocevent.co/1ROHxhh
  • It’s the last weekend of the Knott’s Boysenberry Festival in Buena Park. Enjoy over 75 boysenberry inspired dishes, drinks, and more. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2Gnqy8g
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

Outside of OC but worth the drive…

  • Renaissance Pleasure Faire starts this weekend in Irwindale and runs through 5/20. Live performances, jousting, shopping, food, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2uPUtoh

12 Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

It’s going to be a great weekend in Orange County! The Swallows Day Parade and Street Fair is back for its 60th year, there are 3 beer festivals, a Beachcruiser meet in HB, Wonder Con arrives in Anaheim, and much more!

  • The 60th Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair is Saturday 3/24 in San Juan Capistrano. Parade starts at 11am (RAIN or SHINE). Street Fair runs from 9am-5pm. http://bit.ly/2GcDSzy
  • The 18th Annual Beachcruiser Meet is this weekend in downtown Huntington Beach. You’ll see woodies, steel wagons, convertibles, and more. Viewing is FREE. http://bit.ly/2FVQsUE
  • Pop culture convention WonderCon is at the Anaheim Convention Center 3/23-3/25. Comics, movies, tv, books, authors, collectibles, masquerade and more! 3 day tickets are still available, as well as Friday and Sunday. http://bit.ly/2ng84xM
  • FirkFest “Tiki Beer Festival” is Saturday 3/24 in Anaheim. Enjoy unlimited tastings of 50 casks from 30 breweries. To get $5 off tickets use code boozeblogoc http://ocevent.co/1SZ9Miv
  • The Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival continues this weekend and runs through 4/12. Celebrity chefs, culinary demos, seminars, special food items & more. Park admission required. http://ocevent.co/1ROHxhh
  • Bockbierfest is Saturday 3/24 at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim. Enjoy German and local craft beer, German food, live music, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2ue9XCa
  • See 8ft tall Easter eggs at the Ritz-Carlton in Laguna Niguel. There are 5 hand-painted Easter eggs on display now through 4/8. Viewing is FREE. http://bit.ly/2uesA9m
  • The Orange County Beer & Music Festival is Saturday 3/24 in downtown Santa Ana. Sample over 70 craft beers. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2pzld6F
  • It’s the last weekend to see Cirque du Soleil LUIZA in Costa Mesa at the OC Fairgrounds, ends 3/25. Tickets required. http://cirk.me/2C1BWIC
  • It’s the last weekend to see Melanie Griffith in The Graduate at the Laguna Playhouse, ends 3/25. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2EXjqSB
  • Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC:  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ
  • March For Our Lives is taking place Saturday 3/24 at locations throughout the world. Here are the marches taking place in Orange County:
    Brea/Fullerton: http://bit.ly/2puEXZ8
    Huntington Beach: http://bit.ly/2GcSgYs
    Irvine: http://bit.ly/2G1EDbt
    Laguna Beach: http://bit.ly/2pvpiJQ
    San Clemente: http://bit.ly/2pvFGcI
    Santa Ana: http://bit.ly/2GcSPBy
    South Orange: http://bit.ly/2IJlQ6w
    The largest march in OC is anticipated in Santa Ana. As it is the “March For Our Lives OC”. More info: http://bit.ly/2pyCexI
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