Category: Things To Do in Orange County (page 1 of 9)

20 Fun Things To Do in Orange County this Weekend

There is truly something for everyone this weekend in OC with 20 events to choose from. Attend a concert in the park, a movie in the park, a car show, an art festival, garden show, film festival, quilt show, chili cook-off, surf competition, super pet adoption event, jazz festival, and more! And don’t forget “movies in the park” start this week and continue all summer long, scroll down to view our list of over 80 outdoor movies this summer in Orange County.

  • Movie in the park: “The Lego Batman Movie” Friday 6/1 at Lantern Bay Park in Dana Point at 8pm. http://bit.ly/2IPe1fd
  • Sunset Serenades continues at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, Friday nights in May from 6:30pm to sunset. Take a picnic & listen to live music in the Rockpile Amphitheater. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KxNnc9
  • The 31st Annual Brea SummerFest starts Friday 6/1 and runs all weekend. Event takes place on Walnut Ave in Brea. Live music, rides, games, food & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1HVGR7J
  • The 33rd Annual Huntington Beach Concours d’ Elegance Car Show is all weekend at Central Park in Huntington Beach. Admission is $10. http://ocevent.co/1Psozm5
  • Studio Arts Festival is Saturday 6/2 from 9am-5pm at Heritage Park in Irvine. Over 100 artists will have their creations on display, live music & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qFrRaT
  • The OC Spring Home and Garden Show is all weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. Friday 12-7, Saturday 10-7, Sunday 10-5. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qxenAK
  • The Annual Cosmic Creek Surf Competition and Festival is all weekend at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point. Surf competition is followed by a concert in Bluff Park on Saturday night and Sunday will feature more surfing and live music on the beach. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2J2k2cE
  • The 3rd Annual Mission Viejo Film Festival is Saturday 6/2 from 4pm-8pm at the McKinney Theatre at Saddleback College. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qFBAOz
  • The HB Elks Annual Chili Cook-Off & Car Show is Saturday 6/2 from 8am-5pm at Elks Lodge in Huntington Beach. FREE to attend.  http://bit.ly/2LNZBO9
  • The Beach Cities Quilters Guild Quilt Show is all weekend at Soka University in Aliso Viejo. Quilts, shopping & more. Admission is $10. http://bit.ly/2JhW5gN
  • Watch some awesome up and coming surfers at the Rip Curl ‘Grom Search’ this weekend on Southside of the Pier in Huntington Beach. Viewing in FREE. http://bit.ly/2kBIR0a
  • The 64th Annual Laguna Beach Men’s Volleyball Open is all weekend on Main Beach in Laguna Beach. Viewing is FREE. Take your blankets and beach chairs. http://bit.ly/2xrHIBI
  • The Newport Beach Jazz Festival is all weekend at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1d5VA5i
  • Attend a beach cleanup in San Clemente on Saturday 6/2 from 9am-11am at San Clemente State Beach. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2mBfZbz
  • The Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk is Saturday 6/2 from 6pm-10pm. Food, shopping, performances & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2kEZ7xN
  • The 34th Annual Tustin Chili Cook-Off and Street Fair is this Sunday 6/3 from 10am-5pm. This is the world’s largest one-day chili cook-off. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2sgdjQ7
  • The 25th Annual Balboa Island Parade is Sunday 6/3 at 11am in Newport Beach. Parade begins on Marine Ave. This theme this year is “Silver Bells, Sea Shells and Sandy Beaches”. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qL9Mr0
  • The 12th Annual Super Pet Adoption is Sunday 6/3 at the Irvine Animal Care Center from 10am-3pm. Over 600 cats, dogs, rabbits and small animals will be available for adoption. Admission is $2. http://bit.ly/2IZs2uN
  • The 18th Annual “Celebration Of The Arts” Festival is Sunday 6/3 at Hurless Barton Park in Yorba Linda from 11am-4pm. Live music, artist demonstrations, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1t7dY6n

Movies in the park start this week! Over 80 movies all across OC all summer long: bit.ly/2H5uKck

Visit one of the many weekend Farmers Markets in OC http://bit.ly/2BdBcuQ

Things To Do in Orange County on Memorial Day Weekend

It’s a weekend filled with festivals in Orange County! The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is back for it’s 60th year in OC! Plus you can attend the Patchwork Show arts & crafts festival in Santa Ana, or the Scottish Festival in Costa Mesa. We’ve also gathered 24 Memorial Day Services that you can attend on Monday.

Scroll down for Memorial Day services.

Here’s what’s happening for Memorial Day weekend in Orange County:

  • The Garden Grove Strawberry Festival is all weekend (starting Friday afternoon) at the Village Green in Garden Grove. Parade, food, games, music & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1FpmRJF
  • Sunset Serenades continues at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, Friday nights in May from 6:30pm to sunset. Take a picnic & listen to live music in the Rockpile Amphitheater. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KxNnc9
  • The Patchwork Show arts & craft show is Sunday 5/27 from 11am-5pm in Downtown Santa Ana. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1Fy7akI
  • The Scottish Festival is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Highland games, Whiskey tasting, sheep herding, food, shopping & more! Admission required (free admission for active and retired military, police, firefighters and first responders.). http://ocevent.co/1PxThtt
  • The Santa Ana Memorial Day Festival is all weekend (starting Friday night) at Madison Park (Edinger & Standard). Rides, games, food & more! FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1TVn6Rk
  • FREE Pet Adoptions all weekend for active military and veterans at OC Animal Care in Orange. http://bit.ly/2s42pP6
  • The 20th Annual Memorial Day Half Marathon is Monday 5/28 in Laguna Hills. Half Marathon, 5k, 10k and Kid’s run. Registration is open online: http://bit.ly/2qUey9d

Memorial Day Services, listed by city:

Anaheim:

Brea:

  • View 1100 full size American Flags, each having draped the casket of a deceased Veteran, flying along the  “Avenues of Flags”. 59th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28 at 11am at the Memory Garden in Brea. http://bit.ly/2qgX4Fo

Buena Park:

  • Memorial Day Service and Pancake Breakfast, Monday 5/28 at George Bellis Park. Breakfast is at 8am the and remembrance service is at 10am, followed by a picnic in the park. http://bit.ly/2GNdj07

Corona del Mar:

  • 60th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, from 11am-1pm at Pacific View Memorial Park. Complimentary refreshments and hot dogs will be served following the service. http://bit.ly/2IGSARm

Costa Mesa:

  • 64th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, from 11am-12pm at Harbor Lawn-Mt. Olive Memorial Park. Special guest speaker, flyover & more.

Cypress:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, from 10am-11am at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Keynote speaker, rifle salute, patriotic music, and more. http://bit.ly/2GMRrlF

Dana Point:

Fountain Valley:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, 8:30am-12pm at the Fountain Valley Veterans Memorial. Pancake breakfast starts at 8:30am, service starts at 10am. http://bit.ly/2KQva8N

Fullerton:

  • 80th Annual Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/28 at 10am in Loma Vista Memorial Park. Over 4000 flags and crosses will be placed on graves. http://bit.ly/2qhjDJP

Huntington Beach:

Irvine:

La Habra/Whittier:

  • 98th Annual Memorial Day Observance, Monday 5/28, from 11am-2pm at Rose Hills Memorial Park. Military vehicle displays, vintage plane flyover & more. http://bit.ly/2LrRmXW

La Palma:

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/28 at 9am at the City’s Eternal Flame located in front of the Civic Center. http://bit.ly/2r1u6qd

Laguna Beach:

  • Memorial Day Celebration, Monday 5/29 at 11am at Heisler Park.
  • Patriotic Concert by the Laguna Beach Concert Band, Monday 5/28, at 11am at Main Beach. http://bit.ly/2rVOWao

Lake Forest:

  • Memorial Day Observance Program, Monday 5/28, from 11am-12pm at El Toro Memorial Park. http://bit.ly/2s0rWGC

Mission Viejo:

San Clemente:

  • Memorial Day Observance, Monday 5/28, from 11am-12pm at the Community Center. Special guest speakers, live music & more. http://bit.ly/2IITYTR

Santa Ana:

Seal Beach:

  • Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28 at 11am at Eisenhower Park presented by the Lions Club.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday 5/28 at 11am at the Naval Weapons Station. http://bit.ly/2s4653k

Westminster:

  • 46th Annual Memorial Day Service, Monday 5/28, from 11am-12:30pm at Westminster Memorial Park. Live music, white dove release, and complimentary refreshments and hot dogs. http://bit.ly/2IMb7rB

Yorba Linda:

  • Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday 5/28 at 11am at the Nixon Museum, followed by a lecture at 1pm and concert at 3:30pm. http://bit.ly/2qldGYc

14 Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend

It’s going to be a sunny and gorgeous weekend in OC so make sure you get outside and enjoy it with our list of 14 things to do. Enjoy Brea Bonanza Days, the OC Night Market, a concert in the park, a movie in the park, SoCal Weiner Fest, Balboa Art Walk, and more!

  • “Brea Bonanza Days” Country Music Festival starts Friday night 5/18 and runs all weekend in Downtown Brea. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2k4rsgw
  • The OC Night Market returns to the OC Fairgrounds on Friday night 5/18 and runs all weekend. Food, entertainment, shopping, & more. Admission is $5 and parking is $8. http://ocevent.co/1H5rcnJ
  • The OC Greek Fest starts Friday afternoon 5/18 and runs all weekend in Anaheim. Food, live music, cooking demonstrations, dancing & more. Admission is $3. http://ocevent.co/1A3CuYi
  • Sunset Serenades continues at Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, Friday nights in May from 6:30pm to sunset. Take a picnic & listen to live music in the Rockpile Amphitheater. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2qKhEcH
  • The 26th Annual “Duck-A-Thon” is all weekend in Huntington Beach. The highlight of the event is the “duck drop” on Saturday when thousands of rubber ducks are dropped off the Pier. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2pPzcs5
  • Movie in the Park: Watch “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” Saturday 5/19 at Hurless Barton Park Amphitheater in Yorba Linda at 8pm. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2GsOVAN
  • The Silverado Summer concert series begins on Saturday 5/19 from 6-10pm at the Silverado Community Center Fairgrounds. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2rStx2q
  • The Muckenthaler Motor Car Festival is all weekend in Fullerton. On Saturday see Hot Rods and Sunday is the Concours d’elegance. Admission is $5-10. http://bit.ly/2q0y7sL
  • Doheny Blues Festival is all weekend at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point. Performers include George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Buddy Guy, Blues Traveler & more. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2rvAZ2u
  • The 9th Annual Tustin LobsterFest is Saturday 5/19 from 4-8pm at Peppertree Park. Unlimited lobster, and live music. Tickets required. http://ocevent.co/1OEJb4G
  • SoCal Weiner Fest is Saturday 5/19 from 10am-5pm at Huntington Dog Beach. Dachshunds galore, dog adoptions, wiener dog races, vendors & more. http://bit.ly/2IxpHTT
  • Anaheim Children’s Festival is Saturday 5/19 from 11am-4pm at Pearson Park. Arts & crafts, visual and performing arts classes, and more! FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2wMOJNm
  • Balboa Art Walk is Sunday 5/20 from 9am-5pm on Balboa Island. Over a mile of art and live music. FREE to attend. http://ocevent.co/1TLXuGj
  • 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
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