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Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend, 11/2-3

Here’s what’s happening this weekend in Orange County. There’s a Noche de Altares (Day of the Dead) festival Saturday in Santa Ana, a Pumpkin Launch is Saturday in Fullerton, the Dapper Day Expo returns to Disneyland, and more!

  • Noche de Altares is Saturday 11/2 from 12pm-9pm on Flower St and Santa Ana Blvd. This community Dis de los Muertos celebration will include over 100 altars, live entertainment, face painting, shopping, food & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2gNoJKn
  • Pumpkin Launch is Saturday 11/2 from 10am-2pm on the athletics fields of CSUF in Fullerton. Watch as pumpkins are launched at targets 200-300 feet away. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2QgtzMA
  • Dapper Day Expo is all weekend 11/2-11/3 at the Disneyland Hotel. Followed by the fall 2019 Dapper Day on Sunday. Join thousands of other Disney fans as they dress in vintage styles from the bygone era. The Expo is at the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall and admission is required. Dapper Day requires Disneyland Park admission. Traffic and parking will be impacted in the surrounding area. http://bit.ly/2eHjBB4
  • Celebrate Day of the Dead at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana on Sunday 11/3, from 11am-3:30pm. Live music, Ballet Folklorico, sugar skull decorating, face painting, and more. Festival is FREE to attend, but admission is required if you want to tour the museum. http://bit.ly/2pxoWFO 
  • Jurassic Quest is all weekend at the OC Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa. Stroll through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic period, and the Triassic period, and see 80 true-to-life size dinosaurs. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/325jlDR 
  • The skating at the Irvine Spectrum opens is now open. Tickets required. http://bit.ly/2CXEEyo
  • BlizzCon Blizzard Entertainment’s gaming convention is all weekend 11/2-11/3 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Onsite tickets are sold out but you can still buy a virtual ticket to watch the event at home. Traffic and parking will be impacted in the surrounding area. http://bit.ly/2PJxdlr

A Few Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend

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Here are a few things to check out this weekend in Orange County. The annual Elvis Festival is back for its 20th year, the OC Night Market returns to the OC fairgrounds, there are 2 outdoor concerts, art festivals, and more. 

  • The OC Night Market returns to the OC Fairgrounds this weekend. Food, entertainment, shopping, & more. Admission is $5 and there is a fee for parking. http://ocevent.co/1H5rcnJ
  • 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
  • 20th Annual Elvis Festival is Sunday 8/25 from 10am-6pm on Main Street in Garden Grove. Elvis impersonators, Cadillac car show, food, shopping & more. FREE to attend. http://bit.ly/2KRGAw1
  • D23 Expo is all weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. Panels, celebrities, sneak peeks, exclusive fan opportunities, merch & more. Traffic in the area will be impacted. This event is now sold out. http://bit.ly/2t1vEDL 
  • 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:

  • Sunday 8/25: LA Sound Machine (Gloria Estefan Tribute) at Bluebird Park in Laguna Beach from 5-7pm. http://bit.ly/2LZ95cf 
  • Sunday 8/25: The Wiseguys Big Band Machine at Huntington Beach Central Park in Huntington Beach at 5pm. http://ocevent.co/1BQrkad 

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17 Fun Things To Do in Orange County This Weekend

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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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