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17 Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend

Palm tree and ocean

There’s plenty of things to do this weekend in Orange County. You can attend an arts & craft fair, a BBQ battle, a carnival, skimboarding championships, a food & wine festival, an outdoor movie, a concert in the park, and more! 

  • The 59th Annual San Clemente Arts & Craft Fair is all weekend at the San Clemente Community Center. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2x9tUqt
  • Fountain Valley’s BBQ Battle “Pitmaster VS Locals” is all weekend at the Fountain Valley Sports Park. General admission required. Live music, Rib Village, and more! http://bit.ly/2KDNfd1 
  • Laguna Niguel’s 30th Anniversary Carnival is all weekend on El Lazo in Laguna Niguel. Games, rides, music, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2P2QA9M 
  • The VIC World Championships of Skimboarding is all weekend at Aliso Creek Beach in Laguna Beach. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Jugxmc
  • Watch “Star Wars: A New Hope” as the Pacific Symphony plays the score live, on Saturday 8/17. There are a limited amount of tickets still available. http://bit.ly/2HbhXYG 
  • National “Clear The Shelters Day” is Saturday 8/17 at various pet adoption centers across the county and in Orange County, including the OC Animal Care Center in Orange ($14 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 Pacific Wine and Food Classic is all weekend at Newport Dunes in Newport Beach. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/30byG5Q 
  • 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 movies:

  • Saturday, August 17: “How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World” at Travis Ranch Youth Park in Yorba Linda at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2Z7Oycq
  • Saturday, August 17: “Big” at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2TCCR8a 

Outdoor Concerts:

  • Sunday 8/18: Stone Soul (Soul and Motown) at Grand Park/Town Center Amphitheatre in Aliso Viejo from 5:30-7:30pm. http://ocevent.co/1LZ4woE
  • Sunday 8/18: Tunnel Vision, Polynesian Dancers, and Surf City All Stars at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point from 3pm-6:30pm. http://bit.ly/308YEqJ 
  • Sunday 8/18: Boys of Summer (Eagles Tribute) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2LZ95cf 
  • Sunday 8/18: Ginger & The Hossier Daddys (20s-40s) at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad 

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14 Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend

Sunset

There’s a lot of fun things to do this weekend in Orange County. Everything from Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Rancho Days Fiesta in Lake Forest, an International Festival in Aliso Viejo, a Citrus Fair in La Habra, Taste of Orange, Free Comic Book Day, Old Towne Tustin Home and Garden Tour, and more!

  • Rancho Days Fiesta is Saturday 5/4 from 11am-3pm at Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest. Explore the rich history of Orange County’s Ranchos and Native American tribes. Take part in butter churning, candle dipping, piñata breaking & more! Admission is $5. http://bit.ly/2wMalHx
  • The 18th Annual International Festival is Saturday 5/4 at from 10:30am-5pm in Soka University in Aliso Viejo. Entertainment, food, shopping & more! FREE to attend. $10 parking on-site. http://ocevent.co/1T3Ah8j
  • The Annual San Clemente Cinco de Mayo Fiesta is Saturday 5/4 from 2pm-6pm in Max Berg Plaza Park. Live entertainment, games, food trucks, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2VeAf4C
  • The 23rd Annual Old Towne Tustin Home and Garden Tour is Saturday 5/4. Live music, vintage homes and gardens tour, quilt show & more. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1WbS8uz
  • Anaheim Cinco is all weekend La Palma Park in Anaheim. Carnival rides, games, entertainment, performances, food & more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2UYMdKv
  • Love ‘Em and Leash ‘Em Dog Day is Saturday 5/4 from 9am-3pm at Carbon Canyon Park in Brea. Events include a Pokey Pooch Hike, Moderate Mutt Hike, Hearty Hound Hike, dog costume contest, dog kissing contest, and more. There will also be rescue dogs available for adoption, vendors, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2Y7l5uR
  • Fiesta De Mayo Celebration is Saturday 5/4 from 1pm-3pm in the Oak Tree Court of the Outlets at San Clemente. Mariachis, actives for kids, and more. FREE. http://bit.ly/2skYGPE
  • La Habra Citrus Fair starts Friday night and runs all weekend on La Habra Blvd. Live music, food, games, carnival rides & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qKcfT9
  • Mermaids Day 2019 is Sunday 5/5 at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure. Join fellow mermaid enthusiasts, merpeople, and sirens, for a themed day that takes you under the sea. Park admission required. http://bit.ly/2UxVvSo
  • The OC Running Festival, which includes the OC Marathon, and OC Lifestyle and Fitness Expo is this weekend at the OC Fairgrounds. http://bit.ly/2ZTUFhY
  • The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is Saturday 5/4 from 6pm-10pm. Food, shopping, performances & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2sYdu4d
  • Free Comic Book Day is Saturday 5/4. Comic book stores all over Orange County are participating including locations in Tustin, Orange, Irvine, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, and Westminster. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qFQLrx
  • The Taste of Orange is Sunday 5/5 from 3-7pm in Old Towne Orange. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2VKTu57
  • The AVP (Association of Volleyball Professionals) Huntington Beach Open is all weekend. Watch world class athletes compete in beach volleyball. South side of the pier. FREE to attend, however VIP premium seating is available for purchase. http://bit.ly/2pbnYsJ
  • 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

 

Fun Things To Do in Orange County this Weekend, Mar 29-31

 

Ocean

The weather is going to be perfect this weekend, so get outside and enjoy it by attending one of these events…

  • Crystal Cove Art in the Park Celebration is this weekend at Crystal Cove State Beach. Take part in a day filled with events that indulge watercolor painting, basket weaving, spring art show, live music, and more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2JQFNgp
  • Pop culture convention WonderCon is at the Anaheim Convention Center 3/29-3/31. Comics, movies, tv, books, authors, collectibles, masquerade and more! Sunday tickets are still available. http://bit.ly/2ng84xM
  • Knott’s Boysenberry Festival kicks off 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 Hurley 2019 Spring Classic is Saturday 3/10 at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Watch some fun competitive surfing starting at 8:40am and finishing up with an awards ceremony at 5pm. http://bit.ly/2I1vzHe
  • Glitterfest is Sunday 3/31 in Fullerton from 10am-3pm. This mixed-media arts & crafts festival features jewelry, folk art sculpture, paper whimsy, vintage decor, and more. Admission required. http://bit.ly/2JU2hgq
  • 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:  http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

 

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