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8 Fun Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

It’s going to be a great weekend in OC with some fun outdoor activities to enjoy. Dana Point is home to two events this weekend, the Tall Ships Festival and the Ohana Music Festival. Sunset Serenades return to Heisler Park in Laguna Beach and don’t forget to catch one of the last outdoor movies of the summer…

  • Sunset Serenades return to Heisler Park in Laguna Beach Friday 9/8. Enjoy live music every Friday night in September from 5:30pm to sunset in the Rockpile Amphitheater (by the whale sculpture). FREE to attend. Schedule: http://bit.ly/2grF72Q
  • The Tall Ships Festival is all weekend in Dana Point. Friday night “Sunset Parade Sail”, tour the tall ships, cannon battles, entertainment and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2xOj7m9
  • The Ohana Music Festival is all weekend at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point. Enjoy performances by Eddie Vedder, Jack Johnson, Social Distortion & more. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1RYOQGo
  • Don the Beachcomber’s Tiki Makeke is Saturday 9/9 from 10am-3pm in Huntington Beach. Shop from 50 vendors while you enjoy live entertainment. Admission is $10 but you get a $10 drink/food voucher. http://bit.ly/2w8xT60
  • OC’s Ancient Wonders is Saturday 9/9 from 11am-3pm at Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley. This is a family friendly event where kids will learn about local fossils and artifacts, and will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, hikes & more. FREE to attend. Parking is $5. http://bit.ly/2eMjOs9
  • Oktoberfest kicks off on Sunday 9/10 at Old World in Huntington Beach. Weiner dog races, live music, games & more. Doors open at 2pm. Admission is $7-$10. http://bit.ly/2cp8f76

Movies in the Park:

  • Friday, September 8: “Sing” at El Cerrito School in La Habra. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2quOZf7
  • Friday, September 8: “Trolls” at Stanton Central Park in Stanton at 7:30pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qtIF7d

Coming up next week…

  • Savor Santa Ana is Thursday 9/14 from 5-9:30pm in Downtown Santa Ana. Over 40 locations are participating in this walking foodie event. Purchase your tasting ticket and then choose which locations you want to visit. http://bit.ly/2wTIIgX

And don’t forget to enter to win 2 tickets to OC Brew HaHa, here:  http://bit.ly/2w9bCVt

20 Things To Do this Weekend in Orange County

Here’s 20 things to do this weekend in Orange County. The annual Elvis Festival is back for its 18th year, the OC Night Market returns to the OC fairgrounds, Huntington Beach is having Art in the Park, and there’s plenty more to keep you busy this weekend.

  • The OC Night Market returns to the OC Fairgrounds Friday night 8/25 and runs all weekend. Food, entertainment, shopping, & more. Admission is $5 and parking is $8. http://ocevent.co/1H5rcnJ
  • Huntington Beach Art in the Park is Saturday from 11am-5pm at Triangle Park and the HB Art Center. Food, kids activities, live music & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2xhwVpQ
  • Paella, Wine & Beer Festival is Saturday 8/26 at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2xxkcP8
  • Rancho Mission Viejo Rodeo is all weekend in San Juan Capistrano. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2ulllXX
  • The Gem Faire is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Shop for gemstones, crystals, jewelry & more. Admission and parking required. Visit the website for a 2 for 1 coupon: http://bit.ly/2br8EkT
  • The Anaheim Home Show is all weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. Demos, flower and plant sale, marketplace & more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2ivp0BK
  • CHOC Walk in the Park is Sunday 8/27 at Disneyland. There’s still time to register to walk (last day to check-in is 8/26). http://bit.ly/2itBJoo
  • 18th Annual Elvis Festival is Sunday 8/27 from 9am-6pm on Main Street in Garden Grove. Elvis impersonators, Cadillac car show, food, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2vqiSiV
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1TQvFQt
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S

AND don’t forget to enter to win two 3-day GA passes to the Kaaboo Music Festival, contest ends 8/29 —> bit.ly/2w5EXBV

Movies in the Park:

  • Friday, August 25: “Moana” at Harper Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 25: “Beauty and the Beast” at Lake Forest Sports Park in Lake Forest at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qypcAu
  • Saturday, August 26: Movie TBA “End of Summer Bash & BBQ” at Heather Park in Seal Beach (presented by the Seal Beach Lions Club). The Lions Club will cooking and the movie will follow at dusk. http://bit.ly/2qvIMzd

Outdoor concerts:

  • Sunday 8/27: Common Sense (Rock Reggae), Suffragettes (70s to today), and the Kalama Brothers (Hawaiian) at the Sports Park in Lake Forest from 5:30-8:30pm. http://bit.ly/2ql48R4
  • Sunday 8/27: The Wiseguys Big Band Machine at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad
  • Sunday 8/27: Guitar Concert at Nixon Library in Yorba Linda. Concert starts at 2pm. http://bit.ly/2rqn01q
  • Sunday 8/27: Surfin’ Sundays at the Huntington Beach Pier from 11am-5:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qkSO7u
  • Sunday 8/27: Springsteen Experience at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2sDM0Bv

Have Fun in Orange County this Weekend – 28 Things To Do

There’s lots to do this weekend in Orange County:

There’s no shortage of things to do this weekend in Orange County. Foodies rejoice! There’s a Hot Sauce Festival, a Plum Festival and a Lobster Festival. We’ve also got the VIC World Championship of Skimboarding, Downtown Anaheim’s Art Crawl Experience, 7 Movies in the Park, 7 Outdoor Concerts and more!

  • Brea Fest is Friday from 6:30-10pm at the Brea Civic Center. Live music, food, arts & crafts and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2ulcXrp
  • The VIC World Championships of Skimboarding is all weekend at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Jugxmc
  • National “Clear The Shelters Day” is Saturday 8/19 at various pet adoption centers across the county and in Orange County, including the OC Animal Care Center in Orange (17$ adoptions) and the Irvine Animal Care Center ($20 adoptions). If you’re thinking about adding a pet to your family this is a great day to do it. http://bit.ly/2wfakwx
  • The Downtown Anaheim Art Crawl Experience (A.C.E.) and Swingin’ on the Promenade is Saturday 8/19 from 6-10pm. Center Street Promenade is transformed into an outdoor 1940’s swing club. Shopping, live music, food trucks & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kOhwHo
  • 8th Annual Dana Point Lobster Fest is Saturday 8/19 at Doheny State Beach. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1L9WR7K
  • Watch Jurassic Park accompanied by the Pacific Symphony, Saturday 8/19 at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2vNvpeH
  • The 57th Annual San Clemente Arts & Craft Fair is all weekend at the San Clemente Community Center. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2x9tUqt
  • The 3rd Annual California Hot Sauce Expo is all weekend at The Grove of Anaheim. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2wf5Q9k
  • Richard Henry Dana Charity Regatta is all weekend in Dana Point. Watch the Regatta from Doheny or Capo beach. Event schedule: http://bit.ly/2v0zRGo
  • Plum Fest is Sunday 8/20 from 2-6pm at Old World in Huntington Beach. Plum cakes, plum crepes, live music, games & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2v6EhtT
  • The Los Angeles Chargers Training Camp wraps up this week with 2 more practices at the Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa. FREE to attend but fans are encouraged to reserve a bleacher seating pass. http://bit.ly/2h761Nj
  • Art-A-Fair Fine Art Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/1TQvFQt
  • The Sawdust Arts and Crafts Festival continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Show runs through 9/3. Open 10am-10pm daily. Admission required. http://ocevent.co/296QLIk
  • The Pageant of the Masters & Festival of Arts continues this weekend in Laguna Beach. Watch as famous paintings come to life! Tickets required. http://bit.ly/29JMP0S

Movies in the Park (FREE):

  • Friday, August 18: “The Sandlot” at Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim at 8pm. (Free parking after 6pm). http://bit.ly/2rsDmDA
  • Friday, August 18: “Wizard of OZ” at Grand Park in Aliso Viejo. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE
  • Friday, August 18: People’s choice at Champions Sports Complex in Placentia. Movie begins at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1TKwivQ
  • Friday, August 18: “Secret Life of Pets” at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in  Anaheim at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Friday, August 18: “Finding Dory” at Los Alamos Park in Fountain Valley. Activities begin at 6pm, movie starts at dusk. http://ocevent.co/1G7q6qG
  • Friday, August 18: “The Incredibles” at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2qyvjoy
  • Friday, August 18: “Frozen” at Twila Reid Park in Anaheim at 7:45pm. This is part of the “Disneyland Celebrates Summer” program.

Outdoor Concerts (FREE):

  • Friday 8/18: The Answer (Classic Rock) at Crown Valley Park Amphitheatre in Laguna Niguel from 6:30-8:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1VAC2JQ
  • Saturday 8/19: Santana Ways (Santana Tribute) at Pearson Park Amphitheatre in Anaheim at 7pm. http://bit.ly/2pNeVmX
  • Saturday 8/19: GGB and Wild Adults at the Silverado Fairgrounds in Silverado from 6-10pm. Admission is 1 can of food to be donated to the local food bank. http://bit.ly/2qsnWNK
  • Sunday 8/20: Stone Soul (Motown) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE
  • Sunday 8/20: My Generation (second band TBA) at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 2:30-6pm. http://bit.ly/2qCKHPK
  • Sunday 8/20: Huntington Beach Concert Band at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad
  • Sunday 8/20: Upstream (Reggae/Calypso) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2sDM0Bv
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